Marcel E. Durieux


Primary Appointment

Professor, Anesthesiology

Selected Publications


Dunn, L. K., Durieux, M. E., Elias, W. J., Nemergut, E. C., & Naik, B. I. (2018). Innovations in Functional Neurosurgery and Anesthetic Implications. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL ANESTHESIOLOGY, 30(1), 18-25. doi:10.1097/ANA.0000000000000398


Raphael, J., Collins, S. R., Wang, X. -Q., Scalzo, D. C., Singla, P., Lau, C. L., . . . Blank, R. S. (2017). Perioperative statin use is associated with decreased incidence of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 36(9), 948-956. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2017.05.007

Lee, L. O., Bateman, B. T., Kheterpal, S., Klumpner, T. T., Housey, M., Aziz, M. F., . . . Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group Investigators. (2017). Risk of Epidural Hematoma after Neuraxial Techniques in Thrombocytopenic Parturients: A Report from the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group.. Anesthesiology, 126(6), 1053-1063. doi:10.1097/aln.0000000000001630

Nemergut, E. C., & Durieux, M. E. (2017). Teaching Children to Resuscitate: An Old Idea Made Reality. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 124(4), 1039-1040. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000001889

Dunn, L. K., & Durieux, M. E. (2017). Perioperative Use of Intravenous Lidocaine. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 126(4), 729-737. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001527

Mbbch, B. I. N., Colquhoun, D. A., Shields, I. A., Davenport, R. E., Durieux, M. E., & Blank, R. S. (2017). Value of the oxygenation index during 1-lung ventilation for predicting respiratory complications after thoracic surgery. JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE, 37, 80-84. doi:10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.09.001

Naik, B. I., Tsang, S., Knisely, A., Yerra, S., & Durieux, M. E. (2017). Retrospective case-control non-inferiority analysis of intravenous lidocaine in a colorectal surgery enhanced recovery program. BMC ANESTHESIOLOGY, 17. doi:10.1186/s12871-017-0306-6

Naik, B. I., Nemergut, E. C., & Durieux, M. E. (2017). Complexities of Bleeding During Spine Surgery: It'll Take Your (Mechanical) Breath Away. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 126(1), 195. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001411


Naik, B. I., Durieux, M. E., Knisely, A., Sharma, J., Bui-Huynh, V. C., Yalamuru, B., . . . Nemergut, E. C. (2016). SEER Sonorheometry Versus Rotational Thromboelastometry in Large Volume Blood Loss Spine Surgery. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 123(6), 1380-1389. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000001509

Dunn, L. K., Naik, B. I., Nemergut, E. C., & Durieux, M. E. (2016). Post-Craniotomy Pain Management: Beyond Opioids. CURRENT NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE REPORTS, 16(10). doi:10.1007/s11910-016-0693-y

Singh, K. E., Hirsch, B., Colquhoun, D., & Durieux, M. (2016). Fatal Intramyocardial Hemorrhage After Pericardiotomy in a Patient With von Willebrand Disease. A & A CASE REPORTS, 7(5), 99-102. doi:10.1213/XAA.0000000000000357

Blank, R. S., Colquhoun, D. A., Durieux, M. E., Kozower, B. D., McMurry, T. L., Bender, S. P., & Naik, B. I. (2016). Management of One-lung Ventilation Impact of Tidal Volume on Complications after Thoracic Surgery. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 124(6), 1286-1295. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001100

Naik, B. I., Nemergut, E. C., Kazemi, A., Fernandez, L., Cederholm, S. K., McMurry, T. L., & Durieux, M. E. (2016). The Effect of Dexmedetomidine on Postoperative Opioid Consumption and Pain After Major Spine Surgery. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 122(5), 1646-1653. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000001226

Dunn, L. K., Durieux, M. E., & Nemergut, E. C. (2016). Non-opioid analgesics: Novel approaches to perioperative analgesia for major spine surgery. BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH-CLINICAL ANAESTHESIOLOGY, 30(1), 79-89. doi:10.1016/j.bpa.2015.11.002

Durieux, M. E. (2016). The Goose and the Gander. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 122(3), 583-585. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000001112

Hayhurst, C. J., & Durieux, M. E. (2016). Differential Opioid Tolerance and Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia A Clinical Reality. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 124(2), 483-488. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000000963

Terkawi, A. S., Tsang, S., Kazemi, A., Morton, S., Luo, R., Sanders, D. T., . . . Durieux, M. E. (2016). A Clinical Comparison of Intravenous and Epidural Local Anesthetic for Major Abdominal Surgery. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, 41(1), 28-36. doi:10.1097/AAP.0000000000000332


Naik, B. I., Pajewski, T. N., Bogdonoff, D. L., Zuo, Z., Clark, P., Terkawi, A. S., . . . Nemergut, E. C. (2015). Rotational thromboelastometry-guided blood product management in major spine surgery. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 23(2), 239-249. doi:10.3171/2014.12.SPINE14620

Durieux, M. E. (2015). Time to dial down the vaporizer?. BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, 114(5), 715-716. doi:10.1093/bja/aev036

Terkawi, A. S., Tsang, S., Sessler, D. I., Terkawi, R. S., Nunemaker, M. S., Durieux, M. E., & Shilling, A. (2015). Improving Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Thoracic Paravertebral Block for Breast Surgery: A Mixed-Effects Meta-Analysis. PAIN PHYSICIAN, 18(5), E757-E780. Retrieved from

Terkawi, A. S., Tiouririne, M., Mehta, S. H., Hackworth, J. M., Tsang, S., & Durieux, M. E. (2015). Ondansetron Does Not Attenuate Hemodynamic Changes in Patients Undergoing Elective Cesarean Delivery Using Subarachnoid Anesthesia A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, 40(4), 344-348. doi:10.1097/AAP.0000000000000274

Tiouririne, M., Terkawi, A. S., & Durieux, M. E. (2015). In Response to Perioperative Use of Systemic Lidocaine. PAIN PHYSICIAN, 18(3), E443-E444. Retrieved from

Terkawi, A. S., Sharma, S., Durieux, M. E., Thammishetti, S., Brenin, D., & Tiouririne, M. (2015). Perioperative Lidocaine Infusion Reduces the Incidence of Post-Mastectomy Chronic Pain: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial. PAIN PHYSICIAN, 18(2), E139-E146. Retrieved from

Durieux, M. E. (2015). A Haunting Abstract. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 120(1), 252-254. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000000523


Naik, B. I., & Durieux, M. E. (2014). Hemodynamic monitoring devices: Putting it all together. BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH-CLINICAL ANAESTHESIOLOGY, 28(4), 477-488. doi:10.1016/j.bpa.2014.09.004

Terkawi, A. S., Rafiq, M., Algadaan, R., Ur Rehman, I., Doais, K. S., Durieux, M. E., & AlSohaibani, M. (2014). General anesthesia for the heaviest man in the world.. Saudi journal of anaesthesia, 8(Suppl 1), S101-S104. doi:10.4103/1658-354x.144087

Hayhurst, C., & Durieux, M. E. (2014). Enteral Hydration Prior to Surgery: The Benefits Are Clear. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 118(6), 1163-1164. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000000240

Groves, D. S., Blum, F. E., Huffnnyer, J. L., Kennedy, J. L. W., Ahmad, H. B., Durieux, M. E., & Kern, J. A. (2014). Effects of Early Inhaled Epoprostenol Therapy on Pulmonary Artery Pressure and Blood Loss During LVAD Placement. JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR ANESTHESIA, 28(3), 652-660. doi:10.1053/j.jvca.2013.05.028

Tashjian, J. A., & Durieux, M. E. (2014). Editorial comment: serotonin syndrome after cardiopulmonary bypass: a case demonstrating the interaction between methylene blue and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin syndrome caused by administration of methylene blue to a patient receiving selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.. A & A case reports, 2(9), 115. doi:10.1213/xaa.0000000000000011

Naik, B. I., Colquhoun, D. A., Mckinney, W. E., Smith, A. B., Titus, B., McMurry, T. L., . . . Durieux, M. E. (2014). Incidence and risk factors for acute kidney injury after spine surgery using the RIFLE classification. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, 20(5), 505-511. doi:10.3171/2014.2.SPINE13596

Picardi, S., Stevens, M. F., Hahnenkamp, K., Durieux, M. E., Lirk, P., & Hollmann, M. W. (2014). Time-dependent modulation of muscarinic m1/m3 receptor signalling by local anaesthetics. BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, 112(2), 370-379. doi:10.1093/bja/aet299

Terkawi, A. S., Durieux, M. E., Gottschalk, A., Brenin, D., & Tiouririne, M. (2014). Effect of Intravenous Lidocaine on Postoperative Recovery of Patients Undergoing Mastectomy A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, 39(6), 472-477. doi:10.1097/AAP.0000000000000140

Coburger, J., Leng, L. Z., Rubin, D. G., Mayaya, G., Medel, R., Ngayomela, I., . . . Haertl, R. (2014). Multi-Institutional Neurosurgical Training Initiative at a Tertiary Referral Center in Mwanza, Tanzania: Where We Are After 2 Years. WORLD NEUROSURGERY, 82(1-2), E1-E8. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2012.09.019

Durieux, M. E. (2014). But What if There Are No Teachers ... ?. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 120(1), 15-17. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182a7cae9

Durieux, M. E. (2014). Anesthesia and Cancer Recurrence: Improved Understanding, But No Reason for Change. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 118(1), 8-9. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000000026

Durieux, M. E., & Tiouririne, M. (2014). Anesthesia and Cancer Recurrence Is the Balance of Evidence Shifting?. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, 39(3), 177-178. doi:10.1097/AAP.0000000000000094


Terkawi, A. S., Karakitsos, D., Elbarbary, M., Blaivas, M., & Durieux, M. E. (2013). Ultrasound for the anesthesiologists: present and future.. TheScientificWorldJournal, 2013, 683685. doi:10.1155/2013/683685

Durieux, M. (2013). Honey and Wound Healing: What Do We Really Know?. AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, 153(10), 1091-1094. Retrieved from

Thiele, R. H., Colquhoun, D. A., Forkin, K. T., & Durieux, M. E. (2013). Assessment of the agreement between photoplethysmographic and arterial waveform respiratory variation in patients undergoing spine surgery.. Journal of medical engineering & technology, 37(7), 409-415. doi:10.3109/03091902.2013.822027

Barreveld, A., Witte, J., Chahal, H., Durieux, M. E., & Strichartz, G. (2013). Preventive Analgesia by Local Anesthetics: The Reduction of Postoperative Pain by Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Intravenous Drugs. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 116(5), 1141-1161. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e318277a270

Colquhoun, D. A., Forkin, K. T., Dunn, L. K., Bogdonoff, D. L., Durieux, M. E., & Thiele, R. H. (2013). Non-invasive, minute-to-minute estimates of systemic arterial pressure and pulse pressure variation using radial artery tonometry.. Journal of medical engineering & technology, 37(3), 197-202. doi:10.3109/03091902.2013.774443

Stemland, C. J., Witte, J., Colquhoun, D. A., Durieux, M. E., Langman, L. J., Balireddy, R., . . . Anderson, B. J. (2013). The pharmacokinetics of methadone in adolescents undergoing posterior spinal fusion. PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA, 23(1), 51-57. doi:10.1111/pan.12021

Picardi, S., Cartellieri, S., Groves, D., Hahnenekamp, K., Gerner, P., Durieux, M. E., . . . Hollmann, M. W. (2013). Local Anesthetic-Induced Inhibition of Human Neutrophil Priming The Influence of Structure, Lipophilicity, and Charge. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, 38(1), 9-15. doi:10.1097/AAP.0b013e31827a3cbe


Thiele, R. H., Colquhoun, D. A., Tucker-Schwartz, J. M., Gillies, G. T., & Durieux, M. E. (2012). Radial-femoral concordance in time and frequency domain-based estimates of systemic arterial respiratory variation. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MONITORING AND COMPUTING, 26(5), 393-400. doi:10.1007/s10877-012-9390-9

Thiele, R. H., Colquhoun, D. A., Blum, F. E., & Durieux, M. E. (2012). The Ability of Anesthesia Providers to Visually Estimate Systolic Pressure Variability Using the "Eyeball" Technique. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 115(1), 176-181. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31824d5fa1

Colquhoun, D. A., Forkin, K. T., Durieux, M. E., & Thiele, R. H. (2012). Ability of the Masimo pulse CO-Oximeter to detect changes in hemoglobin. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MONITORING AND COMPUTING, 26(2), 69-73. doi:10.1007/s10877-012-9335-3

Colquhoun, D. A., Tucker-Schwartz, J. M., Durieux, M. E., & Thiele, R. H. (2012). Non-invasive estimation of jugular venous oxygen saturation: a comparison between near infrared spectroscopy and transcutaneous venous oximetry. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MONITORING AND COMPUTING, 26(2), 91-98. doi:10.1007/s10877-012-9338-0

Durieux, M. E. (2012). Wall Building. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 114(4), 912-913. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182456fcd

Gottschalk, A., McKay, A. M., Malik, Z. M., Forbes, M., Durieux, M. E., & Groves, D. S. (2012). Systemic lidocaine decreases the Bispectral Index in the presence of midazolam, but not its absence. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ANESTHESIA, 24(2), 121-125. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2011.06.018

Gazoni, F. M., Amato, P. E., Malik, Z. M., & Durieux, M. E. (2012). The Impact of Perioperative Catastrophes on Anesthesiologists: Results of a National Survey. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 114(3), 596-603. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e318227524e

Eng, T. S., & Durieux, M. E. (2012). Automated Machine Checkout Leaves an Internal Gas Leak Undetected: The Need for Complete Checkout Procedures. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 114(1), 144-146. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182312c70

Sharma, S., Balireddy, R. K., Vorenkamp, K. E., & Durieux, M. E. (2012). Beyond Opioid Patient-Controlled Analgesia A Systematic Review of Analgesia After Major Spine Surgery. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, 37(1), 79-98. doi:10.1097/AAP.0b013e3182340869


Masla, M., Gottschalk, A., Durieux, M. E., & Groves, D. S. (2011). HbA1c and Diabetes Predict Perioperative Hyperglycemia and Glycemic Variability in On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients. JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR ANESTHESIA, 25(5), 799-803. doi:10.1053/j.jvca.2010.09.028

Thiele, R. H., & Durieux, M. E. (2011). Arterial Waveform Analysis for the Anesthesiologist: Past, Present, and Future Concepts. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 113(4), 766-776. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31822773ec

Ploppa, A., George, T. C., Unert, K. E., Nohe, B., & Durieux, M. E. (2011). ImageStream cytometry extends the analysis of phagocytosis and oxidative burst. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL & LABORATORY INVESTIGATION, 71(5), 362-369. doi:10.3109/00365513.2011.572182

Thiele, R. H., Tucker-Schwartz, J. M., Lu, Y., Gillies, G. T., & Durieux, M. E. (2011). Transcutaneous Regional Venous Oximetry: A Feasibility Study. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 112(6), 1353-1357. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182166a26

Gottschalk, A., Ford, J. G., Regelin, C. C., You, J., Mascha, E. J., Sessler, D. I., . . . Nemergut, E. C. (2011). Epidural Analgesia and Cancer Recurrence: Timing Matters Reply. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 114(3), 718. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e31820924cd

Gottschalk, A., Durieux, M. E., & Nemergut, E. C. (2011). Intraoperative Methadone Improves Postoperative Pain Control in Patients Undergoing Complex Spine Surgery. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 112(1), 218-223. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181d8a095


Braun, S., Gaza, N., Werdehausen, R., Hermanns, H., Bauer, I., Durieux, M. E., . . . Stevens, M. F. (2010). Ketamine induces apoptosis via the mitochondrial pathway in human lymphocytes and neuronal cells. BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, 105(3), 347-354. doi:10.1093/bja/aeq169

Gottschalk, A., Ford, J. G., Regelin, C. C., You, J., Mascha, E. J., Sessler, D. I., . . . Nemergut, E. C. (2010). Association between Epidural Analgesia and Cancer Recurrence after Colorectal Cancer Surgery. ANESTHESIOLOGY, 113(1), 27-34. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181de6d0d

Gottschalk, A., Sharma, S., Ford, J., Durieux, M. E., & Tiouririne, M. (2010). The Role of the Perioperative Period in Recurrence After Cancer Surgery. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 110(6), 1636-1643. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181de0ab6

Durieux, M., & Davis, P. J. (2010). The Safety of Key Inhaled and Intravenous Drugs in Pediatrics (SAFEKIDS): An Update. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 110(5), 1265-1267. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181d5a656

Durieux, M. E. (2010). The analgesic tightrope after intracranial surgery: regaining the balance. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 112(2), 265-266. doi:10.3171/2008.10.00242

Durieux, M. E. (2010). Anesthetic Neurotoxicity: It's Not Just for Children Anymore. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 110(2), 291-292. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181bd1dbb

Ploppa, A., Kiefer, R. -T., Haverstick, D. M., Groves, D. S., Unertl, K. E., & Durieux, M. E. (2010). Local Anesthetic Effects on Human Neutrophil Priming and Activation. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, 35(1), 45-50. doi:10.1097/AAP.0b013e3181c75199

Swenson, B. R., Gottschalk, A., Wells, L. T., Rowlingson, J. C., Thompson, P. W., Barclay, M., . . . Durieux, M. E. (2010). Intravenous Lidocaine Is as Effective as Epidural Bupivacaine in Reducing Ileus Duration, Hospital Stay, and Pain After Open Colon Resection A Randomized Clinical Trial. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, 35(4), 370-376. doi:10.1097/AAP.0b013e3181e8d5da