Lara Brewer, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
30 North 1900 East 3C444 SOM
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Work: (801) 587-4817
e-mail: lbrewer at abl dot med dot utah dot edu

Research Interests:

Noninvasive monitoring of cardio-pulmonary health
Invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation
Patient simulation
Modeling of the body's CO2 production, storage and excretion
Physiologic dead space and efficacy of ventilation
Acute Lung Injury

Selected Publications and Abstracts:

Brewer LM, Orr JA, Fulcher EH, Markewitz BA. Evaluation of a CO2 Partial Rebreathing Functional Residual Capacity Measurement Method for use during Mechanical Ventilation. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing;
doi: 10.1007/s10877-011-9318-9. pdf

Brewer LM, Orr JA, Sherman MR, Fulcher EH, Markewitz BA. Measurement of Functional Residual Capacity by Modified Multiple Breath Nitrogen Washout for Spontaneously Breathing and Mechanically Ventilated Patients. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2011;
doi: 10.1093/bja/aer220. pdf

Brewer LM, Orr JA, Pace NL. Anatomic Dead Space Cannot be Predicted by Body Weight. Respir Care. 2008 Jul;53(7):885-91. pdf

Brewer LM, Haryadi DG and Orr JA. Measurement of Functional Residual Capacity of the Lung by Partial CO2 Rebreathing Method During Acute Lung Injury in Animals. Respir Care. 2007 Nov;52(11):1480-9.pdf

Brewer LM, Kuck K, Orr JA. Transient Ventilation Changes Can Replace Rebreathing in Partial Fick Cardiac Output Measurements [abstract and poster discussion]. Anesthesiology. 99: A-612. Oct 2003.

Kuck K, Orr JA, Brewer LM. Novel Noninvasive Cardiac Output Differential Fick Algorithm Allows Shorter Rebreathing Times, Improved Performance vs. Thermodilution [abstract and poster discussion]. Anesthesiology. 99: A611. Oct 2003.
Preceding abstract received the STA Award for Excellence in Technology Innovation.

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