Paula G. Carvalho, MD

Paula G. Carvalho, MD

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Contact Information

Boise VA Medical Center
500 West Fort Steet
Boise, Idaho 83702-4598

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Academic Office: (208) 422-1325
Fax: (208) 422-1319


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Education and Training

BA in Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1980.

MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 1984.

Research Interests

At the Boise VA Medical Center, we use a sheep model to study the bronchial circulation, hemodynamic alterations in septic shock, and pleural space infection. Specifically, our studies have addressed bronchial arterial receptors and nitrergic control, response to bronchodilators, and the changes in bronchial blood flow in response to lung injury. We have completed a series of studies on the hemodynamic response to non-ionic contrast in a model of occluded versus open pulmonary vasculature, and are currently in the process of starting a series of studies addressing airway mechanics and bronchial blood flow in response to ErBY cautery and airway heating.

Representative Publications

Carvalho P, Thompson WH, Charan NB. Comparative effects of alpha-receptor stimulation and nitric oxide synthase inhibition on bronchovascular tome. J Appl Physiol. 88:1685-1689; 2000.

Carvalho P. Transudative Pleural Effusions. In: Pleural Diseases. Section Editor: D. Bouros. Lung Biology in Health and Disease Series, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 2004.

Carvalho P, Thompson WH, Whale M. Charan NB. Bronchovascular responses to intravenous contrast media for helical CT pulmonary angiography. Arch Physiol Biochem. 111:323-325; 2005.

Carvalho P, Anderson DL, Charan NB. Bronchial arterial imaging with helical CT pulmonary angiography. Arch Physiol Biochem, 2006 (In Press).

Charan NB, Carvalo P. Anatomy of the bronchial venous system. Arch Physiol Biochem, 2006 (In Press).

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