Emeritus Professor Barry Baker

Emeritus Professor
Anaesthesia, Central Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9351 2098/ 9515 8591
Fax +61 2 9519 2455

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Selected grants

2002

  • NHMRC Development Grant - Non invasive cardiac output measuring system; Turner M, Baker A.
  • Development of novel methods for non-invasive measurement of cardiac output and lung volume during anaesthesia; Baker A, Turner M, Jaros G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Development Grants.

1999

  • Development of non-invasive cardiopulmonary measurement systems to create a state-of-the-art anaesthetic machine; Baker A, Jaros G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training (SPIRT).

1998

  • SPIRT 1999: Development of a non-invasive cardiopulmonary measurement systems to create a state-of-t; Baker A, Jaros G.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Baker, A. (2012). The First Successful Intracardiac Pacing of a Human Heart: Mark Cowley Lidwill - Cardiologist and Anaesthetist. In Helen Askitopoulou (Eds.), History of Anaesthesia VII: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on the History of Anaesthesia, (pp. 269-290). Herakleion: Crete University Press.

Journals

  • Baker, A., Tang, Y. (2010). Aging Performance for Masters Records in Athletics, Swimming, Rowing, Cycling, Triathlon, and Weightlifting. Experimental Aging Research, 36(4), 453-477. [More Information]
  • Baker, A. (2009). Low flows revisited. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 37(6), 889-891. [More Information]
  • Baker, A., McLeod, C., Roxburgh, A., Bannister, P. (2008). Descending aortic flow contribution to intrathoracic impedance-development and preliminary testing of a dual impedance model. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing, 22(1), 11-22. [More Information]
  • Baker, A. (2008). Perioperative Considerations and Anesthetic Management for Endovascular Procedures. Advances in Anesthesia, 26, 137-156.
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2007). Systematic errors and susceptibility to noise of four methods for calculating anatomical dead space from the CO2 expirogram. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 98(6), 828-834. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). A New Calibration Method that Compensates for the Effects of O(2) and N (2) on Infrared CO (2) Analysers. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing, 20(2), 75-79. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). A new equal area method to calculate and represent physiologic, anatomical, and alveolar dead spaces. Anesthesiology, 104(4), 696-700. [More Information]
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A., Young, I., Crawford, A. (2006). A tidally breathing model of ventilation, perfusion and volume in normal and diseased lungs. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 97(5), 718-731. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Irwig, L., Bune, A., Kam, P., Baker, A. (2006). Lack of sphygmomanometer calibration causes over- and under-detection of hypertension: a computer simulation study. Journal of Hypertension, 24(10), 1931-1938. [More Information]
  • Yu, G., Yang, K., Baker, A., Young, I. (2006). The effect of bi-level positive airway pressure mechanical ventilation on gas exchange during general anaesthesia. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 96(4), 522-532. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2005). Effects of alveolar dead-space, shunt and V/Q distribution on respiratory dead-space measurements. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 95(4), 538-548. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2005). Effects of lung time constant, gas analyser delay and rise time on measurements of respiratory dead-space. Physiological Measurement, 26(6), 1103-1114. [More Information]
  • Rana, J., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2004). Droperidol Concentrations At Onset Of Catalepsy In Rats. Die Pharmazie: an international journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 59(3), 235-236.
  • Turner, M., Baker, A., Kam, P. (2004). Effects Of Systematic Errors In Blood Pressure Measurements On The Diagnosis Of Hypertension. Blood pressure monitoring, 9(5), 249-253.
  • Turner, M., McCulloch, T., Kennedy, R., Baker, A. (2004). Pharmacokinetics Of Sevoflurane Uptake Into The Brain. Anaesthesia, 59(12), 1201-1206.
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Yem, J., Baker, A. (2003). Calibration of pneumotachographs using a calibrated syringe. Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(2), 571-576.
  • Jenkins, K., Baker, A. (2003). Consent and anaesthetic risk. Anaesthesia, 58(10), 962-984.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitor Algorithms Are More Sophisticated and Perform Better than Indicated in Modeling Paper - In Reply. Anesthesiology, 99(6), 1462-1462.
  • Baker, A., Tang, Y., Turner, M. (2003). Percentage decline in masters superathlete track and field performance with aging. Experimental Aging Research, 29(1), 47-65.
  • Gao, L., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2003). Recuronium infusion requirements and plasma concentrations at constant levels of neuromuscular paralysis during three phases of liver transplantation. Journal Of Clinical Anesthesia, 15(4), 257-266.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Sources of error in noninvasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial rebreathing. Anesthesiology, 98(4), 881-887.
  • Jaros, G., Baker, A., Horvath, G. (2002). Application of teleonic principles in the search for systemic causes of accidents in anesthesia. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 15(4), 1-23.
  • Gao, L., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2002). Rocuronium plasma concentrations during three phases of liver transplantation: relationship with early postoperative graft liver function. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 88(6), 764-770.
  • Whiteley, J., Turner, M., Baker, A., Gavaghan, D., Hahn, C. (2002). The effects of ventilation pattern on carbon dioxide transfer in three computer models of the airways. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 131(3), 269-284.
  • Gao, L., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2001). Gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric assay for rocuronium with potential for quantifying its metabolite, 17-desacetylrocuronium, in human plasma. Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 757, 207-214.
  • Ramzan, I., Baker, A., Rana, J. (2001). In vitro neuromuscular effects of droperidol in rats. Die Pharmazie: an international journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 56, 4-4.
  • Gao, L., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2001). Neuromuscular paralysis as a pharmacodynamic probe to assess organ function during liver transplantation. Journal Of Clinical Anesthesia, 12, 615-620.
  • Baker, A., Kennedy, R. (2001). The effect of cardiac output changes on end-expired volatile anaesthetic concentrations - a theoretical study. Anaesthesia, 56, 1034-1040.
  • Baker, A., Kennedy, R. (2001). The effect of cardiac output changes on end-tidal volatile anaesthetic concentrations. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 29, 535-538.

Conferences

  • Turner, M., Irwig, L., Bune, A., Baker, A., Kam, P. (2005). Lack of sphygmomanometer calibration causes over- and under-detection of hypertension. 6th Biennial Conference of The Metrology Society of Australia.
  • Turner, M., Kam, P., Baker, A. (2004). Metrology in Medicine. 5th Biennial Conference of The Metrology Society of Australia, North Melbourne, Vic: Metrology Society of Australia.
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2004). Sources of error in non-invasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial rebreathing in lungs with emphysema or pulmonary embolism. XIII World Congress Of Anaesthesiologists.
  • Tang, Y., Yem, J., Govender, G., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Calibration of an Infrared CO2 Analyser Which is Sensitive to both CO2 and O2. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Govender, G., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Selecting ventilation, perfusion & volume parameters for models of diseased lungs. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Sources of error in non- invasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial re-breathing: a computer model study. International Anesthesia Research Society 77th Clinical and Scientific Congress.
  • Tang, Y., Govender, G., Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). The CO2 Absorption Capacity of Fully and Partially Desiccated Soda Lime. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Tang, Y., Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). The comparison of different calibration methods for pneumotachograph. International Anesthesia Research Society 77th Clinical and Scientific Congress.

2012

  • Baker, A. (2012). The First Successful Intracardiac Pacing of a Human Heart: Mark Cowley Lidwill - Cardiologist and Anaesthetist. In Helen Askitopoulou (Eds.), History of Anaesthesia VII: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on the History of Anaesthesia, (pp. 269-290). Herakleion: Crete University Press.

2010

  • Baker, A., Tang, Y. (2010). Aging Performance for Masters Records in Athletics, Swimming, Rowing, Cycling, Triathlon, and Weightlifting. Experimental Aging Research, 36(4), 453-477. [More Information]

2009

  • Baker, A. (2009). Low flows revisited. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 37(6), 889-891. [More Information]

2008

  • Baker, A., McLeod, C., Roxburgh, A., Bannister, P. (2008). Descending aortic flow contribution to intrathoracic impedance-development and preliminary testing of a dual impedance model. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing, 22(1), 11-22. [More Information]
  • Baker, A. (2008). Perioperative Considerations and Anesthetic Management for Endovascular Procedures. Advances in Anesthesia, 26, 137-156.

2007

  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2007). Systematic errors and susceptibility to noise of four methods for calculating anatomical dead space from the CO2 expirogram. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 98(6), 828-834. [More Information]

2006

  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). A New Calibration Method that Compensates for the Effects of O(2) and N (2) on Infrared CO (2) Analysers. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing, 20(2), 75-79. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). A new equal area method to calculate and represent physiologic, anatomical, and alveolar dead spaces. Anesthesiology, 104(4), 696-700. [More Information]
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A., Young, I., Crawford, A. (2006). A tidally breathing model of ventilation, perfusion and volume in normal and diseased lungs. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 97(5), 718-731. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Irwig, L., Bune, A., Kam, P., Baker, A. (2006). Lack of sphygmomanometer calibration causes over- and under-detection of hypertension: a computer simulation study. Journal of Hypertension, 24(10), 1931-1938. [More Information]
  • Yu, G., Yang, K., Baker, A., Young, I. (2006). The effect of bi-level positive airway pressure mechanical ventilation on gas exchange during general anaesthesia. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 96(4), 522-532. [More Information]

2005

  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2005). Effects of alveolar dead-space, shunt and V/Q distribution on respiratory dead-space measurements. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 95(4), 538-548. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2005). Effects of lung time constant, gas analyser delay and rise time on measurements of respiratory dead-space. Physiological Measurement, 26(6), 1103-1114. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Irwig, L., Bune, A., Baker, A., Kam, P. (2005). Lack of sphygmomanometer calibration causes over- and under-detection of hypertension. 6th Biennial Conference of The Metrology Society of Australia.

2004

  • Rana, J., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2004). Droperidol Concentrations At Onset Of Catalepsy In Rats. Die Pharmazie: an international journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 59(3), 235-236.
  • Turner, M., Baker, A., Kam, P. (2004). Effects Of Systematic Errors In Blood Pressure Measurements On The Diagnosis Of Hypertension. Blood pressure monitoring, 9(5), 249-253.
  • Turner, M., Kam, P., Baker, A. (2004). Metrology in Medicine. 5th Biennial Conference of The Metrology Society of Australia, North Melbourne, Vic: Metrology Society of Australia.
  • Turner, M., McCulloch, T., Kennedy, R., Baker, A. (2004). Pharmacokinetics Of Sevoflurane Uptake Into The Brain. Anaesthesia, 59(12), 1201-1206.
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2004). Sources of error in non-invasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial rebreathing in lungs with emphysema or pulmonary embolism. XIII World Congress Of Anaesthesiologists.

2003

  • Tang, Y., Yem, J., Govender, G., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Calibration of an Infrared CO2 Analyser Which is Sensitive to both CO2 and O2. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Yem, J., Baker, A. (2003). Calibration of pneumotachographs using a calibrated syringe. Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(2), 571-576.
  • Jenkins, K., Baker, A. (2003). Consent and anaesthetic risk. Anaesthesia, 58(10), 962-984.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitor Algorithms Are More Sophisticated and Perform Better than Indicated in Modeling Paper - In Reply. Anesthesiology, 99(6), 1462-1462.
  • Baker, A., Tang, Y., Turner, M. (2003). Percentage decline in masters superathlete track and field performance with aging. Experimental Aging Research, 29(1), 47-65.
  • Gao, L., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2003). Recuronium infusion requirements and plasma concentrations at constant levels of neuromuscular paralysis during three phases of liver transplantation. Journal Of Clinical Anesthesia, 15(4), 257-266.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Govender, G., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Selecting ventilation, perfusion & volume parameters for models of diseased lungs. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Sources of error in non- invasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial re-breathing: a computer model study. International Anesthesia Research Society 77th Clinical and Scientific Congress.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Sources of error in noninvasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial rebreathing. Anesthesiology, 98(4), 881-887.
  • Tang, Y., Govender, G., Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). The CO2 Absorption Capacity of Fully and Partially Desiccated Soda Lime. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Tang, Y., Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). The comparison of different calibration methods for pneumotachograph. International Anesthesia Research Society 77th Clinical and Scientific Congress.

2002

  • Jaros, G., Baker, A., Horvath, G. (2002). Application of teleonic principles in the search for systemic causes of accidents in anesthesia. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 15(4), 1-23.
  • Gao, L., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2002). Rocuronium plasma concentrations during three phases of liver transplantation: relationship with early postoperative graft liver function. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 88(6), 764-770.
  • Whiteley, J., Turner, M., Baker, A., Gavaghan, D., Hahn, C. (2002). The effects of ventilation pattern on carbon dioxide transfer in three computer models of the airways. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 131(3), 269-284.

2001

  • Gao, L., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2001). Gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric assay for rocuronium with potential for quantifying its metabolite, 17-desacetylrocuronium, in human plasma. Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 757, 207-214.
  • Ramzan, I., Baker, A., Rana, J. (2001). In vitro neuromuscular effects of droperidol in rats. Die Pharmazie: an international journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 56, 4-4.
  • Gao, L., Ramzan, I., Baker, A. (2001). Neuromuscular paralysis as a pharmacodynamic probe to assess organ function during liver transplantation. Journal Of Clinical Anesthesia, 12, 615-620.
  • Baker, A., Kennedy, R. (2001). The effect of cardiac output changes on end-expired volatile anaesthetic concentrations - a theoretical study. Anaesthesia, 56, 1034-1040.
  • Baker, A., Kennedy, R. (2001). The effect of cardiac output changes on end-tidal volatile anaesthetic concentrations. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 29, 535-538.

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