Paula Guerra, MD


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Academic Information

  • Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Instructor
  • Divisions: Family Medicine

Board Certification

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Academic Office Information

  • 801-964-6214
  • 4745 South 3200 West
    Kearns, UT 84118

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
Professional Medical University of Texas Health Science Center
Undergraduate Texas A&M University
Biomedical Engineering

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Carcas AJ, Guerra P, Frias J, Soto A, Fernandez-Aijon A, Montuenga C, Govantes C (2001 May). Gender differences in the disposition of metronidazole. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther, 39(5), 213-8.
  2. Guerra P, Frias J, Ruiz B, Soto A, Carcas A, Govantes C, Montuenga C, Fernandez A (2001 Apr). Bioequivalence of allopurinol and its metabolite oxipurinol in two tablet formulations. J Clin Pharm Ther, 26(2), 113-9.
  3. Vandelli MA, Rivasi F, Guerra P, Forni F, Arletti R (2001 Mar 14). Gelatin microspheres crosslinked with D,L-glyceraldehyde as a potential drug delivery system: preparation, characterisation, in vitro and in vivo studies. Int J Pharm, 215(1-2), 175-84.
  4. Sanchez Garcia P, Paty I, Leister CA, Guerra P, Frias J, Garcia Perez LE, Darwish M (2000 Dec 15). Effect of zaleplon on digoxin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 57(24), 2267-70.
  5. Skanes AC, Dubuc M, Klein GJ, Thibault B, Krahn AD, Yee R, Roy D, Guerra P, Talajic M (2000 Dec 5). Cryothermal ablation of the slow pathway for the elimination of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Circulation, 102(23), 2856-60.
  6. Masson P, Clery C, Guerra P, Redslob A, Albaret C, Fortier PL (1999 Oct 15). Hydration change during the aging of phosphorylated human butyrylcholinesterase: importance of residues aspartate-70 and glutamate-197 in the water network as probed by hydrostatic and osmotic pressures. Biochem J, 343 Pt 2, 361-9.
  7. Alonso JC, Soriano A, Rubio C, Cuadra JL, Zarca M, Guerra P, Garcia A, Molino C (1999 Sep). Technetium-99m-HMPAO-labeled leukocyte imaging in patients with seronegative spondyloarthropathies. J Nucl Med Technol, 27(3), 204-6.
  8. Monzani F, Caraccio N, Del Guerra P, Casolaro A, Ferrannini E (1999 Aug). Neuromuscular symptoms and dysfunction in subclinical hypothyroid patients: beneficial effect of L-T4 replacement therapy. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 51(2), 237-42.
  9. Masson P, Fortier PL, Albaret C, Clery C, Guerra P, Lockridge O (1999 May 14). Structural and hydration changes in the active site gorge of phosporhylated butyrylcholinesterase accompanying the aging process. Chem Biol Interact, 119-120, 17-27.
  10. Frias J, Guerra P, Soto A, Garcia O, Carcas AJ (1999). Methodological pitfalls in bioequivalence studies: sample size, between-subject and within-subject variability, single or multiple dose studies and metabolite determination. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol, 21 Suppl B, 39.
  11. Macaluso GM, Guerra P, Di Giovanni G, Boselli M, Parrino L, Terzano MG (1998 Apr). Sleep bruxism is a disorder related to periodic arousals during sleep. J Dent Res, 77(4), 565-73.
  12. Alonso JC, Soriano A, Zarca MA, Guerra P, Alcazar R, Molino C (1997 May-Jun). Breast cancer detection with sestamibi-Tc-99m and Tl-201 radionuclides in patients with non conclusive mammography. Anticancer Res, 17(3B), 1661-5.
  13. Monzani F, Del Guerra P, Caraccio N, Casolaro A, Lippolis PV, Goletti O (1997 May). Appearance of Graves' disease after percutaneous ethanol injection for the treatment of hyperfunctioning thyroid adenoma. J Endocrinol Invest, 20(5), 294-8.
  14. Monzani F, Caraccio N, Goletti O, Lippolis PV, Casolaro A, Del Guerra P, Cavina E, Miccoli P (1997 Jan). Five-year follow-up of percutaneous ethanol injection for the treatment of hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules: a study of 117 patients. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 46(1), 9-15.
  15. Abad-Santos F, Carcas AJ, Guerra P, Govantes C, Montuenga C, Gomez E, Fernandez A, Frias J (1996 Aug). Evaluation of sex differences in the pharmacokinetics of ranitidine in humans. J Clin Pharmacol, 36(8), 748-51.
  16. Monzani F, Del Guerra P, Caraccio N, Del Corso L, Casolaro A, Mariotti S, Pentimone F (1996). Age-related modifications in the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. Horm Res, 46(3), 107-12.
  17. Macia MA, Frias J, Carcas AJ, Guerra P, Valiente R, Lucero ML (1995 Jun). Comparative bioavailability of a dispersible formulation of diclofenac and finding of double plasma peaks. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther, 33(6), 333-9.
  18. Ferraccioli G, Guerra P, Rizzi V, Bartoli E (1995 Jun). Cyclosporin A increases somatomedin C insulin-like growth factor I levels in chronic rheumatic diseases. J Rheumatol, 22(6), 1060-4.
  19. Monzani F, Del Guerra P, Caraccio N, Casolaro A, Pucci E, Franchi F (1994 Dec). Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy of autonomous nodule and amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis. Thyroidology, 6(3), 99-102.
  20. Billett HH, Simson E, Main P, Bailey C, Guerra P (1994 Jul). The MAXM hematology autoanalyzer. An alternative? Am J Clin Pathol, 102(1), 36-44.
  21. Ferraccioli G, Guerra P, Rizzi V, Baraldo M, Salaffi F, Furlanut M, Bartoli E (1994 Jul). Somatomedin C (insulin-like growth factor 1) levels decrease during acute changes of stress related hormones. Relevance for fibromyalgia. J Rheumatol, 21(7), 1332-4.
  22. Monzani F, Lippi F, Goletti O, Del Guerra P, Caraccio N, Lippolis PV, Baschieri L, Pinchera A (1994 Mar). Percutaneous aspiration and ethanol sclerotherapy for thyroid cysts. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 78(3), 800-2.
  23. Fontanellas A, Coronel F, Santos JL, Herrero JA, Moran MJ, Guerra P, Tornero F, de Salamanca RE (1994 Jan). Heme biosynthesis in uremic patients on CAPD or hemodialysis. Kidney Int, 45(1), 220-3.
  24. Sganzerla EP, De Santis A, Rampini PM, Bello L, Migliore MM, Guerra P, Tiberio F (1993 Dec). [Reflexes of the brainstem in diffuse axonal injury]. Minerva Anestesiol, 59(12), 817-9.
  25. Monzani F, Del Guerra P, Caraccio N, Pruneti CA, Pucci E, Luisi M, Baschieri L (1993 May). Subclinical hypothyroidism: neurobehavioral features and beneficial effect of L-thyroxine treatment. Clin Investig, 71(5), 367-71.
  26. Goletti O, Monzani F, Caraccio N, Del Guerra P, Lippolis PV, Pucciarelli M, Seccia M, Carmassi F, Cavina E, Baschieri L (1992 Jul-Aug). Percutaneous ethanol injection treatment of autonomously functioning single thyroid nodules: optimization of treatment and short term outcome. World J Surg, 16(4), 784-9; discussion 789-90.
  27. Hinojosa-Laborde C, Guerra P, Haywood JR (1992 Jul). Sympathetic nervous system in high sodium one-kidney, figure-8 renal hypertension. Hypertension, 20(1), 96-102.
  28. Monzani F, Goletti O, Caraccio N, Del Guerra P, Ferdeghini M, Pucci E, Baschieri L (1992 May). Percutaneous ethanol injection treatment of autonomous thyroid adenoma: hormonal and clinical evaluation. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 36(5), 491-7.
  29. Goletti O, Chiarugi M, Buccianti P, Tortora A, Castagna M, Del Guerra P, Viacava P, Cavina E (1992 Jan). Resection of liver gastrinoma leading to persistent eugastrinemia. Case report. Eur J Surg, 158(1), 55-7.
  30. Sganzerla EP, Rampini PM, De Santis A, Tiberio F, Guerra P, Zavanone M, Miserocchi G (1992). Primary traumatic benign midbrain haematoma in hyperextension injuries of the head. Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien), 55, 29-32.
  31. Claudiani F, Garaventa A, Bertolazzi L, Villavecchia GP, Cabria M, Scopinaro G, Bestagno M, Guerra P, Canevarollo N, Scielzo G, et al (1991 Oct-Dec). [131I]metaiodobenzylguanidine therapy in advanced neuroblastoma. J Nucl Biol Med, 35(4), 224-7.
  32. Bestagno M, Pizzocaro C, Maira G, Terzi A, Panarotto MB, Guerra P (1991 Oct-Dec). Results of [131I]metaiodobenzylguanidine treatment in metastatic malignant phaeochromocytoma. J Nucl Biol Med, 35(4), 277-9.
  33. Bestagno M, Pizzocaro C, Pagliaini R, Rossini PL, Guerra P (1991 Oct-Dec). Results of [131I]metaiodobenzylguanidine treatment in metastatic carcinoid. J Nucl Biol Med, 35(4), 343-5.
  34. Tomei G, Sganzerla E, Spagnoli D, Guerra P, Lucarini C, Gaini SM, Villani R (1991 Apr-Jun). Posttraumatic diffuse cerebral lesions. Relationship between clinical course, CT findings and ICP. J Neurosurg Sci, 35(2), 61-75.
  35. Garaventa A, Guerra P, Arrighini A, Bertolazzi L, Bestagno M, De Bernardi B, Lanino E, Villavecchia GP, Claudiani F (1991 Feb 15). Treatment of advanced neuroblastoma with I-131 meta-iodobenzylguanidine. Cancer, 67(4), 922-8.
  36. Zavanone M, Guerra P, Rampini P, Crotti F, Vaccari U (1991 Jan-Mar). Traumatic fractures of the craniovertebral junction. Management of 23 cases. J Neurosurg Sci, 35(1), 17-22.
  37. Guerra P (1990 Nov-Dec). [Diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of meta-iodobenzylguanidine in neuroblastoma]. Pediatr Med Chir, 12(6), 663-8.
  38. Guerra P, Colombo L, Maira G, Pagliaini R, Terzi A, Pizzocaro C, Dottorini ME, Lomuscio G, Bestagno M (1990 Oct 31). Therapeutic possibilities of 131I-MIBG in metastatic carcinoid tumors--preliminary report. Tumori, 76(5), 484-7.
  39. Reviriego J, Fernandez-Alfonso MS, Guerra P, Marin J (1990 Jul). Effects of Ca2+ antagonists nifedipine and diltiazem on isolated human chorionic arteries and veins. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol, 16(1), 128-38.
  40. Marin J, Fernandez-Alfonso MS, Reviriego J, Guerra P (1990). Interference of diltiazem with serotonin- and potassium-induced contractions in human placental veins. Gen Pharmacol, 21(5), 715-8.
  41. Marin J, Reviriego J, Fernandez-Alfonso MS, Guerra P (1990). Effect of nifedipine in arterial vasculature of human placenta. Gen Pharmacol, 21(5), 629-33.
  42. Baschieri L, Antonelli A, del Guerra P, Fialdini A, Gasperini L (1989 Jun). Somatostatin effect in postprandial hypoglycemia. Metabolism, 38(6), 568-71.
  43. Sganzerla EP, Tomei G, Guerra P, Tiberio F, Rampini PM, Gaini SM, Villani RM (1989 Jun). Clinicoradiological and therapeutic considerations in severe diffuse traumatic brain injury in children. Childs Nerv Syst, 5(3), 168-71.
  44. Sganzerla EP, Massei R, De Santis A, Guerra P, Tiberio F, Parma A, Villani R, Trazzi R (1989 Apr). [Diffuse traumatic cerebral injuries in children]. Minerva Anestesiol, 55(4), 177-81.
  45. Palmas F, Gardino L, Guerra P, Ariotti Canepa G, Brazioli D, Verme G (1989 Jan-Mar). [Treatment of recurrences of duodenal ulcer: seasonal or long-term therapy?]. Ann Ital Med Int, 4(1), 40-3.
  46. Baschieri L, Castagna M, Fierabracci A, Antonelli A, Del Guerra P, Squartini F (1989). Distribution of calcitonin- and somatostatin-containing cells in thyroid lymphoma and in Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Appl Pathol, 7(2), 99-104.
  47. Tomei G, Sganzerla E, Gaini SM, Guerra P, Rampini P, Giovanelli M, Villani R (1989). Clinico-radiological study of post-traumatic diffuse lesions. Its relevance in multiple injuries. Neurosurg Rev, 12 Suppl 1, 73-8.
  48. Tomei G, Sganzerla E, Ceretti L, Spagnoli D, Guerra P, Grimoldi N, Gaini SM, Villani R (1988 Apr). [Clinicoradiological study of the post-traumatic diffuse cerebral lesion]. Agressologie, 29(4), 267-70.
  49. Antonelli A, Del Guerra P, Fierabracci A, Gori E, Baschieri L (1987 Oct 17). Effect of salmon calcitonin on symptoms and urinary excretion of 5 hydroxyindoleacetic acid in the carcinoid syndrome. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed), 295(6604), 961.
  50. Antonelli A, Del Guerra P, Baschieri L (1987 Oct-Dec). [Somatostatin-induced changes in the secretion of insulin, glucagon and gastrin in functional hypoglycemia]. Minerva Endocrinol, 12(4), 281-8.
  51. Cristobal MC, Aguilar A, Urbina F, Guerra P, Sanchez de Paz F, Garcia-Perez A, Avellanosa I (1987 Aug). Self-inflicted tongue ulcer: an unusual form of factitious disorder. J Am Acad Dermatol, 17(2 Pt 2), 339-41.
  52. Baschieri L, Antonelli A, Del Guerra P (1987 Jun 30). [Therapeutic strategy in thyroid carcinoma]. Clin Ter, 121(6), 457-65.
  53. Guerra P, Aguilar A, Urbina F, Cristobal MC, Garcia-Perez A (1987 May). Contact dermatitis to geraniol in a leg ulcer. Contact Dermatitis, 16(5), 298-9.
  54. Giubbini R, Metra M, Guerra P, La Canna G, Bissoli G, Arosio G, Niccoli L, Visioli O, Bestagno M (1987). Diagnostic accuracy of rest-exercise first pass ventriculography with a fast single crystal gamma camera in detecting coronary artery disease. Study of a group of male subjects without previous myocardial infarction. Eur J Nucl Med, 13(5), 213-20.
  55. Bestagno M, Guerra P, Puricelli GP, Colombo L, Calculli G (1987). Treatment of neuroblastoma with 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine: the experience of an Italian Study Group. Med Pediatr Oncol, 15(4), 203-4.
  56. Olaya de Morales P, Duque E, Espinal CA, Guerra P (1986 Oct). [Application of the ELISA method in the detection of malaria antibodies in blood donors]. Bol Oficina Sanit Panam, 101(4), 348-54.
  57. Palmas F, Arioli-Canepa G, Gardino L, Andriulli A, Brazioli D, Guerra P, Verme G (1986 Oct-Dec). [Seasonal therapy of duodenal ulcerative disease]. Minerva Dietol Gastroenterol, 32(4), 393-5.
  58. Ena J, Enriquez de Salamanca R, Valls V, Guerra P, Campo I, Cruceyra A (1986 May 10). [Excretion of porphyrin precursors, aminolevulinic acid and porphobilinogen, in normal individuals]. Med Clin (Barc), 86(18), 753-6.
  59. Requena L, Vazquez F, Requena C, Aguilar A, Guerra P (1986 May). Epoxy dermatitis of an amputation stump. Contact Dermatitis, 14(5), 320.
  60. Valls V, Enriquez de Salamanca R, Lapena L, Campos I, Ena J, Guerra P, Rebollar JL (1986 Feb). Hepatitis B serum markers in porphyria cutanea tarda. J Dermatol, 13(1), 24-9.
  61. Palmas F, Brazioli D, Guerra P, Gardino L, Aimo G, Rocca N, Verme G (1986 Jan). [Gastric emptying test with paracetamol]. Recenti Prog Med, 77(1), 33-7.
  62. Espinal CA, Cortes GT, Guerra P, Arias AE (1985 Jul). Sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum to antimalarial drugs in Colombia. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 34(4), 675-80.
  63. Romaguera C, Alomar A, Camarasa JM, Garcia Bravo B, Garcia Perez A, Grimalt F, Guerra P, Lopez Gorretcher B, Pascual AM, Miranda A, et al (1985 May). Contact dermatitis in children. Contact Dermatitis, 12(5), 283-4.


  1. Lesh MD, Guerra P, Roithinger FX, Goseki Y, Diederich C, Nau WH, Maguire M, Taylor K (2000 Jan). Novel catheter technology for ablative cure of atrial fibrillation. [Review]. J Interv Card Electrophysiol, 4 Suppl 1, 127-39.
  2. Monzani F, Goletti O, Del Guerra P, Caraccio N, Lippolis PV, Miccoli P, Cavina E, Baschieri L (1993 Apr). [Treatment of hyperfunctioning thyroid adenoma: current trends]. [Review]. Clin Ter, 142(4), 295-309.
  3. Zavanone M, Guerra P, Rampini PM, Crotti F, Vaccari U (1991 Apr-Jun). A cervico-dorsal intramedullary epidermoid cyst. Case report and review of the literature. [Review]. J Neurosurg Sci, 35(2), 111-5.


  1. Monzani F, Goletti O, De Negri F, Del Guerra P, Lippolis PV, Caraccio N, Chiarugi M, Ferdeghini M, Baschieri L (1991 Mar 23). Autonomous thyroid nodule and percutaneous ethanol injection [Letter to the editor]. Lancet, 337(8743), 743.
  2. Monzani F, Panichi V, De Negri F, Del Guerra P, Bartalena L, Pacchiarotti A, Palla R, Pinchera A, Baschieri L (1990 Jul). Iodine and thyroid dysfunction in uremia [Letter to the editor]. Clin Nephrol, 34(1), 44.
  3. Faustinella F, Larizza L, Guerra P, Tomei G (1989 May). Lack of chromosome 22 rearrangements in lymphocytes of patients with bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis [Letter to the editor]. Cancer Genet Cytogenet, 39(1), 137-8.