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Research Interests for James A. Blumenthal

Research Interests:

Psychosocial factors and coronary heart disease, including such factors as social support, Type A behavior and hostility, and depression, exercise training and depression in the elderly; behavioral approaches to the treatment of hypertension (e.g., weight loss and exercise); cardiac rehabilitation; neuropsychological outcomes following cardiac surgery; psychosocial aspects of heart and lung transplantation; exercise training and osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia; compliance.

Keywords:
Academic Medical Centers, Actigraphy, Activities of Daily Living, Acupuncture Therapy, Adaptation, Psychological, Adiposity, Administration, Cutaneous, Adolescent, Adrenal Medulla, Adrenergic alpha-Agonists, Adrenergic beta-Agonists, Adrenergic beta-Antagonists, Adult, Advisory Committees, Aerobiosis, Affect, Affective Symptoms, African Americans, African Continental Ancestry Group, Age Distribution, Age Factors, Age of Onset, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Alcohol Drinking, Algorithms, Alleles, Alzheimer Disease, Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, Ambulatory Care, American Heart Association, Amino Acid Sequence, Analysis of Variance, Anesthesia, Anesthesia, General, Anesthetics, Intravenous, Anesthetics, Local, Anger, Angina Pectoris, Angiocardiography, Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary, Animals, Anorexia Nervosa, Antibodies, Bacterial, Antidepressive Agents, Antioxidants, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, Aortic Diseases, Apolipoprotein E4, Apolipoproteins, Apolipoproteins E, Area Under Curve, Arousal, Arrhythmias, Cardiac, Arteriosclerosis, Arthralgia, Arthritis, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Atenolol, Atherosclerosis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atropine, Attention, Attitude, Attitude to Death, Attitude to Health, Autonomic Nervous System, Baroreflex, Base Sequence, Behavior, Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Biofeedback, Psychology, Biological Markers, Bipolar Disorder, Blood Flow Velocity, Blood Glucose, Blood Platelets, Blood Pressure, Blood Pressure Determination, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory, Blood Pressure Monitors, Blood Transfusion, Blood Volume, Body Composition, Body Mass Index, Body Temperature, Body Weight, Bone Density, Brachial Artery, Brain, Brain Damage, Chronic, Brain Ischemia, Bronchiolitis Obliterans, Bulimia, C-Reactive Protein, Caloric Restriction, Carbachol, Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Output, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Cardiac Volume, Cardiography, Impedance, Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena, Cardiovascular System, Caregivers, Carotid Arteries, Carotid Artery, Common, Case-Control Studies, Catastrophization, Catecholamines, Cause of Death, Cell Line, Central Nervous System Diseases, Cerebrovascular Circulation, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Chest Pain, Chi-Square Distribution, Child, Cholesterol, Cholesterol, HDL, Cholinergic Antagonists, Chronic Disease, Circadian Rhythm, Clinical Trials as Topic, Cloning, Molecular, Cognition, Cognition Disorders, Cognitive Therapy, Cohort Studies, Cold Temperature, Combined Modality Therapy, Comorbidity, Competitive Behavior, Complementary Therapies, Comprehension, Compulsive Behavior, Confidence Intervals, Conflict (Psychology), Confounding Factors (Epidemiology), Confusion, Convalescence, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Artery Bypass, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Circulation, Coronary Disease, Coronary Restenosis, Coronary Stenosis, Cost of Illness, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Counseling, Creatinine, Cross-Over Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Cystic Fibrosis, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Death, Sudden, Cardiac, Decision Making, Defense Mechanisms, Delirium, Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders, Dementia, Demography, Depression, Depressive Disorder, Depressive Disorder, Major, Dexamethasone, Diabetes Mellitus, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Diarrhea, Diastole, Diet, Diet Therapy, Diet, Reducing, Diet, Sodium-Restricted, Dietary Fats, Disability Evaluation, Disabled Persons, Discrimination Learning, Disease Progression, Disease-Free Survival, Diuretics, DNA, DNA Restriction Enzymes, Dopamine beta-Hydroxylase, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Double-Blind Method, Drug Administration Schedule, Drug Interactions, Drug Therapy, Combination, Dysthymic Disorder, Eating Disorders, Echocardiography, Echocardiography, Transesophageal, Educational Status, Ego, Electrocardiography, Electrocardiography, Ambulatory, Electrodes, Electroshock, Emergency Service, Hospital, Emotions, Employment, Enalapril, Endothelium, Vascular, Endotoxins, Endpoint Determination, Energy Intake, Epinephrine, Erectile Dysfunction, Erythrocytes, Estradiol, Ethnic Groups, European Continental Ancestry Group, Evidence-Based Medicine, Executive Function, Exercise, Exercise Test, Exercise Therapy, Exercise Tolerance, Exploratory Behavior, Extracorporeal Circulation, Facial Expression, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Family, Family Characteristics, Fatty Acids, Fatty Acids, Essential, Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Fear, Feasibility Studies, Fee-for-Service Plans, Feeding Behavior, Fees, Medical, Female, Fentanyl, Fibromyalgia, Follow-Up Studies, Food Habits, Forecasting, Frustration, Gallamine Triethiodide, Galvanic Skin Response, Ganglionic Stimulants, Gated Blood-Pool Imaging, Gender Identity, Gene Products, gag, Genes, Genes, Viral, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genetic Variation, Genome-Wide Association Study, Genotype, Glucose Tolerance Test, Gonadal Steroid Hormones, Grief, Growth, Guideline Adherence, Happiness, Health Behavior, Health Care Costs, Health Education, Health Personnel, Health Planning Councils, Health Planning Guidelines, Health Services Research, Health Status, Health Status Indicators, Heart, Heart Conduction System, Heart Diseases, Heart Failure, Heart Function Tests, Heart Rate, Heart Valve Diseases, Heart Valve Prosthesis, Heart Ventricles, Hematocrit, Hemodilution, Hemodynamics, Hemorrhoids, Histamine, Homeostasis, Hospital Mortality, Hospitalization, Hostility, Hot Flashes, Housekeeping, Humans, Hydrochlorothiazide, Hydrocortisone, Hypericum, Hyperinsulinism, Hyperlipidemias, Hypertension, Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular, Hypochondriasis, Hypotension, Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System, Hypothermia, Induced, Immunoglobulin M, Impulsive Behavior, Incidence, Income, Indans, Individuality, Inflammation, Inflammation Mediators, Information Management, Inpatients, Inservice Training, Insulin, Insulin Resistance, Insurance, Health, Intelligence Tests, Intention to Treat Analysis, Internal-External Control, Interpersonal Relations, Intervention Studies, Interview, Psychological, Interviews as Topic, Intracranial Embolism, Intraoperative Care, Intraoperative Complications, Ion Transport, Ischemic Attack, Transient, Isoproterenol, Jejunum, Job Satisfaction, Jugular Veins, Kidney Diseases, Kidney Failure, Chronic, Kidney Function Tests, Knowledge, Laboratories, Laser-Doppler Flowmetry, Lidocaine, Life Style, Linear Models, Lipids, Lipoproteins, Lipoproteins, HDL, Logistic Models, Longitudinal Studies, Lung, Lung Diseases, Lung Neoplasms, Lung Transplantation, Lung Volume Measurements, Macaca fascicularis, Magnesium, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Marital Status, Marriage, Mass Screening, Mecamylamine, Medical Records, Medication Adherence, Memory, Memory Disorders, Memory, Short-Term, Men, Menopause, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Health Services, Mental Processes, Mental Recall, Mental Status Schedule, Metabolic syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome X, Midazolam, Middle Aged, Military Medicine, Minisatellite Repeats, Mink, Minority Groups, MMPI, Models, Biological, Models, Econometric, Models, Psychological, Models, Statistical, Monitoring, Ambulatory, Monitoring, Physiologic, Monoamine Oxidase, Mood Disorders, Mortality, Motivation, Motor Activity, Motor Skills, Multicenter Studies as Topic, Multifactorial Inheritance, Multivariate Analysis, Muscarinic Agonists, Muscarinic Antagonists, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Mutagenesis, Insertional, Myocardial Infarction, Myocardial Ischemia, Natriuretic Peptide, Brain, Needs Assessment, Nerve Regeneration, Neurologic Examination, Neuroprotective Agents, Neuropsychological Tests, Neurosecretory Systems, Neurotic Disorders, New York City, New Zealand, Nicotine, Nitrates, Nitroglycerin, Nootropic Agents, Norepinephrine, Norethindrone, North Carolina, Nursing Research, Nutritional Status, Obesity, Obsessive Behavior, Occupational Diseases, Occupations, Odds Ratio, Oncogenes, Organ Transplantation, Osteoarthritis, Knee, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Outpatients, Overweight, Oxygen, Oxygen Consumption, P-Selectin, Pain, Pain Measurement, Pain, Intractable, Parenting, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Patient Care Team, Patient Compliance, Patient Dropouts, Patient Education as Topic, Patient Preference, Patient Selection, Pattern Recognition, Visual, Peptide Fragments, Perception, Perimenopause, Peritoneal Dialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory, Personal Satisfaction, Personality, Personality Assessment, Personality Inventory, Personality Tests, Phenylephrine, Phobic Disorders, Physical Education and Training, Physical Endurance, Physical Exertion, Physical Fitness, Physician-Patient Relations, Physicians, Family, Phytotherapy, Picolinic Acids, Piperidines, Pituitary-Adrenal System, Placebos, Plasminogen Activators, Platelet Function Tests, Poisson Distribution, Polymorphism, Genetic, Population Dynamics, Postmenopause, Postoperative Complications, Postoperative Period, Potassium, Practice (Psychology), Practice Guidelines as Topic, Practice Management, Medical, Predictive Value of Tests, Premenopause, Premenstrual Syndrome, Preoperative Care, Pressure, Prevalence, Principal Component Analysis, Probability, Problem Solving, Professional Practice Location, Prognosis, Program Evaluation, Promoter Regions, Genetic, Proportional Hazards Models, Propranolol, Prospective Studies, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psychological Tests, Psychological Theory, Psychology, Psychometrics, Psychomotor Disorders, Psychomotor Performance, Psychophysiologic Disorders, Psychophysiology, Psychotherapeutic Processes, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy, Brief, Psychotherapy, Group, Psychotropic Drugs, Public Policy, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Pulmonary Gas Exchange, Quality of Health Care, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Radionuclide Ventriculography, Random Allocation, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Reaction Time, Receptors, Adrenergic, Receptors, Adrenergic, alpha, Receptors, Adrenergic, beta, Recovery of Function, Recurrence, Reference Values, Regional Blood Flow, Regression Analysis, Rehabilitation, Relaxation Therapy, Religion, Religion and Psychology, Renal Dialysis, Reproducibility of Results, Republic of Korea, Research, Research Design, Resistance Training, Respiration, Respiratory Insufficiency, Rest, Retrospective Studies, Retroviridae, Retroviridae Proteins, Rewarming, Risk, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Risk Reduction Behavior, ROC Curve, Running, S-Adenosylmethionine, Safety, Sarcoma Viruses, Feline, Sedentary Lifestyle, Self Care, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Self Report, Self-Assessment, Self-Help Groups, Sensitivity and Specificity, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins, Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors, Sertraline, Severity of Illness Index, Sex Characteristics, Sex Distribution, Sex Factors, Sexual Harassment, Sick Role, Sickness Impact Profile, Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted, Single Parent, Single-Blind Method, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Social Adjustment, Social Behavior, Social Class, Social Distance, Social Environment, Social Isolation, Social Perception, Social Support, Sociobiology, Socioeconomic Factors, Sodium, Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m, Somatoform Disorders, Spirituality, Sports, Statistics as Topic, Statistics, Nonparametric, Stents, Stress, Physiological, Stress, Psychological, Stroke, Stroke Volume, Substance P, Supination, Survival, Survival Analysis, Survival Rate, Swine, Sympathetic Nervous System, Syndrome, Systems Integration, Systole, Tachycardia, Paroxysmal, Tachycardia, Supraventricular, Tachycardia, Ventricular, Task Performance and Analysis, Teaching, Telecommunications, Telephone, Temperament, Terminology as Topic, Thematic Apperception Test, Thoracic Diseases, Thrombolytic Therapy, Thrombosis, Time, Time Factors, Tissue Plasminogen Activator, Treatment Failure, Treatment Outcome, Triage, Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency, Triglycerides, Tunica Intima, Tunica Media, Type A Personality, Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial, United States, Vagus Nerve, Vascular Diseases, Vascular Patency, Vascular Resistance, Vasodilation, Vasodilator Agents, Ventricular Dysfunction, Left, Ventricular Fibrillation, Ventricular Function, Ventricular Function, Left, Ventricular Premature Complexes, Verbal Behavior, Vietnam, Viral Proteins, Visual Acuity, Visual Perception, Vitamins, Waiting Lists, Walking, Wechsler Scales, Weight Gain, Weight Lifting, Weight Loss, Weight Reduction Programs, Women, Women, Working, Work, Workload, Workplace, World Health, Wounds and Injuries, Yoga, Young Adult
Representative Publications   (search)
  1. Carney, RM; Freedland, KE; Steinmeyer, B; Blumenthal, JA; Berkman, LF; Watkins, LL; Czajkowski, SM; Burg, MM; Jaffe, AS, Depression and five year survival following acute myocardial infarction: a prospective study., Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 109 no. 1-2 (July, 2008), pp. 133-138 [18191208], [doi[abs].
  2. Lett, HS; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Catellier, DJ; Carney, RM; Berkman, LF; Burg, MM; Mitchell, P; Jaffe, AS; Schneiderman, N, Response: Perceived social support predicts outcomes following myocardial infarction: A call for screening?, Health Psychology, vol. 27 no. 1 (2008), pp. 1-3.
  3. Trivedi, R; Sherwood, A; Strauman, TJ; Blumenthal, JA, Laboratory-based blood pressure recovery is a predictor of ambulatory blood pressure., Biological Psychology, vol. 77 no. 3 (2007), pp. 317-323 [18096293], [doi[abs].
  4. Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Ironson, G; Thoresen, C; Powell, L; Czajkowski, S; Burg, M; Keefe, FJ; Steffen, P; Catellier, D; ENRICHD Investigators, , Spirituality, religion, and clinical outcomes in patients recovering from an acute myocardial infarction., Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 69 no. 6 (July, 2007), pp. 501-508 [17636153], [doi[abs].
  5. Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Doraiswamy, PM; Watkins, L; Hoffman, BM; Barbour, KA; Herman, S; Craighead, WE; Brosse, AL; Waugh, R; Hinderliter, A; Sherwood, A, Exercise and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder., Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 69 no. 7 (September, 2007), pp. 587-596 [17846259], [doi[abs].
  6. Blumenthal, JA; Sherwood, A; Rogers, SD; Babyak, MA; Doraiswamy, PM; Watkins, L; Hoffman, BM; O'Connell, C; Johnson, JJ; Patidar, SM; Waugh, R; Hinderliter, A, Understanding prognostic benefits of exercise and antidepressant therapy for persons with depression and heart disease: the UPBEAT study--rationale, design, and methodological issues., Clinical Trials, vol. 4 no. 5 (2007), pp. 548-559 [17942470], [doi[abs].
  7. Blumenthal, JA, Psychosocial training and cardiac rehabilitation., Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, vol. 27 no. 2 (March, 2007), pp. 104-106 [17558248], [doi].
  8. Barbour, KA; Edenfield, TM; Blumenthal, JA, Exercise as a treatment for depression and other psychiatric disorders: A review, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, vol. 27 no. 6 (2007), pp. 359-367 [18197069], [doi[abs].
  9. Mathew, JP; Podgoreanu, MV; Grocott, HP; White, WD; Morris, RW; Stafford-Smith, M; Mackensen, GB; Rinder, CS; Blumenthal, JA; Schwinn, DA; Newman, MF; PEGASUS Investigative Team, , Genetic variants in P-selectin and C-reactive protein influence susceptibility to cognitive decline after cardiac surgery., Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 49 no. 19 (May, 2007), pp. 1934-1942 [17498578], [doi[abs].
  10. Doraiswamy, PM; Babyak, MA; Hennig, T; Trivedi, R; White, WD; Mathew, JP; Newman, MF; Blumenthal, JA, Donepezil for cognitive decline following coronary artery bypass surgery: a pilot randomized controlled trial., Psychopharmacology bulletin, vol. 40 no. 2 (2007), pp. 54-62 [17514186[abs].
  11. Pells, J.J., Shelby, R.A., Keefe, F.K., Dixon, K.E., Blumenthal, J.A., LaCaille, L., Tucker, J.M., Schmitt, D., Caldwell, D.S. and Kraus, V.B., Arthritis self-efficacy and self-efficacy for resisting eating: Relationships to pain, disability, and eating behavior in overweight and obese individuals with osteoarthritic knee pain, Pain (2007).
  12. Smith, PJ; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Georgiades, A; Hinderliter, A; Sherwood, A, Effects of exercise and weight loss on depressive symptoms among men and women with hypertension., Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 63 no. 5 (2007), pp. 463-469 [17980217], [doi[abs].
  13. Smith, PJ; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Georgiades, A; Sherwood, A; Sketch, MH; Watkins, LL, Ventricular ectopy: impact of self-reported stress after myocardial infarction., American Heart Journal, vol. 153 no. 1 (2007), pp. 133-139 [17174651], [doi[abs].
  14. Carney, RM; Howells, WB; Blumenthal, JA; Freedland, KE; Stein, PK; Berkman, LF; Watkins, LL; Czajkowski, SM; Steinmeyer, B; Hayano, J; Domitrovich, PP; Burg, MM; Jaffe, AS, Heart rate turbulence, depression, and survival after acute myocardial infarction., Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 69 no. 1 (2007), pp. 4-9 [17167127], [doi[abs].
  15. Mathew, J.P., Mackensen, G.B., Phillips-Bute, B., Stafford-Smith, M., Podgoreanu, M.V., Grocott, H.P., Hill, S.E., Smith, P.K., Blumenthal, J.A., Reves, J.G., Newman, M.F., for the Neurologic Outcome Research Group (NORG) of the Duke Heart Center., Effects of extreme hemodilution during cardiac surgery on cognitive function in the elderly., Anesthesiology, vol. 107 no. 4 (2007), pp. 577-584.
  16. Smith, PJ; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Hoffman, BM; Doraiswamy, PM; Waugh, R; Hinderliter, A; Sherwood, A, Cerebrovascular risk factors, vascular disease, and neuropsychological outcomes in adults with major depression., Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 69 no. 6 (July, 2007), pp. 578-586 [17634564], [doi[abs].
  17. Lett, HS; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Catellier, DJ; Carney, RM; Berkman, LF; Burg, MM; Mitchell, P; Jaffe, AS; Schneiderman, N, Social support and prognosis in patients at increased psychosocial risk recovering from myocardial infarction., Health Psychology, vol. 26 no. 4 (July, 2007), pp. 418-427 [17605561], [doi[abs].
  18. Sherwood, A; Bower, JK; McFetridge-Durdle, J; Blumenthal, JA; Newby, LK; Hinderliter, AL, Age moderates the short-term effects of transdermal 17beta-estradiol on endothelium-dependent vascular function in postmenopausal women., Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, vol. 27 no. 8 (August, 2007), pp. 1782-1787 [17541023], [doi[abs].
  19. Sherwood, A; Blumenthal, JA; Trivedi, R; Johnson, KS; O'Connor, CM; Adams, KF; Dupree, CS; Waugh, RA; Bensimhon, DR; Gaulden, L; Christenson, RH; Koch, GG; Hinderliter, AL, Relationship of depression to death or hospitalization in patients with heart failure., Archives of internal medicine, vol. 167 no. 4 (February, 2007), pp. 367-373 [17325298], [doi[abs].
  20. Whellan, DJ; O'Connor, CM; Lee, KL; Keteyian, SJ; Cooper, LS; Ellis, SJ; Leifer, ES; Kraus, WE; Kitzman, DW; Blumenthal, JA; Rendall, DS; Houston-Miller, N; Fleg, JL; Schulman, KA; PiƱa, IL; HF-ACTION Trial Investigators, , Heart failure and a controlled trial investigating outcomes of exercise training (HF-ACTION): design and rationale., American Heart Journal, vol. 153 no. 2 (February, 2007), pp. 201-211 [17239677], [doi[abs].

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