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Kent S. Pearson, M.D.

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Medical School
  • University of Illinois-Rockford - M.D.
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Research Interests
  • Cost effectivness of critical care
  • Sedation of critically ill patients
  • Peri-operative nausea and vomiting
  • Decreasing ICU related infections
  • The University of Iowa College of Medicine 1985-present
  1. Mohr NM, Pelaez Gil CA, Harland KK, Faine B, Stoltze A, Pearson K, Ahmed A: Prehospital oral chlorhexidine does not reduce the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia among critically ill trauma patients: A prospective concurrent-control study. J Crit Care 2015 May; 30(4):787-92

  2. Mohr NM, Harland KK, Skeete D, Pearson K, Choi K: Duration of prehospital intubation is not a risk factor for development of early ventilator-associated pneumonia. J Crit Care 2014 May; 29(4):539-44

  3. Aker J, Pearson KS: AANA Journal Course: update for nurse anesthetists-brain death: terminology, clinical criteria, and diagnostic testing. AANA J 1997 Apr; 65(2):129-35

  4. Dexter F, Pearson K, Griffiths DL, Jebson P: Surgical ICU underutilization does not significantly discourage discharge. Health Serv Manage Res 1996 Oct; 9(4):238-42

  5. From RP, Pearson KS, Albanese MA, Moyers JR, Sigurdsson SS, Dull DL: Assessment of an interactive learning system with "sensorized" manikin head for airway management instruction. Anesth Analg 1994 Jul; 79(1):136-42

  6. Pearson KS, Gergis SD: The priming principle revisited. Middle East J Anesthesiol 1992 Oct; 11(6):555-62

  7. Pearson KS, From RP, Symreng T, Kealey GP: Continuous enteral feeding and short fasting periods enhance perioperative nutrition in patients with burns. J Burn Care Rehabil 1992 Jul; 13(4):477-81

  8. Wegrzynowicz ES, Jensen NF, Pearson KS, Wachtel RE, Scamman FL: Airway fire during jet ventilation for laser excision of vocal cord papillomata. Anesthesiology 1992 Mar; 76(3):468-9

  9. Wegrzynowicz ES, Pearson KS, Wachtel RE: Sympathetic blockade enhances blood flow prior to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Journal of Hyperbaric Medicine

  10. Choi WW, From RP, Pearson KS, Sokoll MD: Apology. Can J Anaesth 1991 Apr; 38(3):415

  11. From RP, Pearson KS, Choi WW, Sokoll MD: Studies on mivacurium [letter] Br J Anaesth 1991 Mar; 66(3):416

  12. Pearson KS, From RP, Choi WW, Abou-Donia M, Sokoll MD: Neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of mivacurium chloride (BW B109OU) during nitrous oxide-narcotic, nitrous oxide-halothane and nitrous oxide-isoflurane anesthesia in surgical patients. Middle East J Anesthesiol 1990 Jun; 10(5):469-78

  13. From RP, Pearson KS, Choi WW, Abou-Donia M, Sokoll MD: Neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of mivacurium chloride (BW B1090U) during nitrous oxide-fentanyl-thiopentone and nitrous oxide-halothane anaesthesia. Br J Anaesth 1990 Feb; 64(2):193-8

  14. Pearson KS, Gomez MN, Moyers JR, Carter JG, Tinker JH: A cost/benefit analysis of randomized invasive monitoring for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg 1989 Sep; 69(3):336-41