John J Gunstad

Summary

Affiliation: Kent State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Neuroimaging and cardiac correlates of cognitive function among patients with cardiac disease
    Robert H Paul
    Center for Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, R I 02903, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 20:129-33. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship between frontal gray matter volume and cognition varies across the healthy adult lifespan
    Molly E Zimmerman
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:823-33. 2006
  3. pmc Depression is associated with cognitive dysfunction in older adults with heart failure
    Sarah Garcia
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, 221 Kent Hall Addition, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Cardiovasc Psychiatry Neurol 2011:368324. 2011
  4. pmc Sleep apnea and cognitive function in heart failure
    Krysten M Knecht
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Cardiovasc Psychiatry Neurol 2012:402079. 2012
  5. pmc Reduced heart rate recovery is associated with poorer cognitive function in older adults with cardiovascular disease
    Therese A Keary
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Cardiovasc Psychiatry Neurol 2012:392490. 2012
  6. pmc Reduced cerebral blood flow and white matter hyperintensities predict poor sleep in heart failure
    Michael L Alosco
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
    Behav Brain Funct 9:42. 2013
  7. pmc Cardiovascular fitness associated with cognitive performance in heart failure patients enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation
    Sarah Garcia
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 13:29. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Dissociation of the component processes of attention in healthy adults
    John Gunstad
    Kent State University, Department of Psychology, Kent Hall, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 21:645-50. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Obesity is associated with memory deficits in young and middle-aged adults
    J Gunstad
    Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Providence, RI, USA
    Eat Weight Disord 11:e15-9. 2006
  10. pmc Relation of brain natriuretic peptide levels to cognitive dysfunction in adults > 55 years of age with cardiovascular disease
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:538-40. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Health and Perceived Cognition in Post-CABG Patients
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. Cognitive Effects of Bariatric Surgery
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Cognitive Effects of Bariatric Surgery
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Cognitive Effects of Bariatric Surgery
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. Cognitive Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2009
  6. Cognitive Effects of Bariatric Surgery
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2009
  7. Cognitive Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure
    John J Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications65

  1. pmc Neuroimaging and cardiac correlates of cognitive function among patients with cardiac disease
    Robert H Paul
    Center for Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, R I 02903, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 20:129-33. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship between frontal gray matter volume and cognition varies across the healthy adult lifespan
    Molly E Zimmerman
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:823-33. 2006
    ..The goal of the current study is to examine the relationship between age-related changes in regional gray matter volumes and cognitive function in a large, cross-sectional sample of healthy adults across the lifespan...
  3. pmc Depression is associated with cognitive dysfunction in older adults with heart failure
    Sarah Garcia
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, 221 Kent Hall Addition, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Cardiovasc Psychiatry Neurol 2011:368324. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Sleep apnea and cognitive function in heart failure
    Krysten M Knecht
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Cardiovasc Psychiatry Neurol 2012:402079. 2012
    ..Further work is needed to clarify mechanisms for these findings and to determine whether the interactive effects on cognitive function lead to poorer patient outcomes...
  5. pmc Reduced heart rate recovery is associated with poorer cognitive function in older adults with cardiovascular disease
    Therese A Keary
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Cardiovasc Psychiatry Neurol 2012:392490. 2012
    ..These relationships suggest that changes in autonomic function may be mechanistically related to the impaired cognitive function prevalent in CVD patients...
  6. pmc Reduced cerebral blood flow and white matter hyperintensities predict poor sleep in heart failure
    Michael L Alosco
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
    Behav Brain Funct 9:42. 2013
    ..However, no study to date has examined the effects of cerebral blood flow, WMH, and brain volume on sleep quality in HF...
  7. pmc Cardiovascular fitness associated with cognitive performance in heart failure patients enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation
    Sarah Garcia
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 13:29. 2013
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Dissociation of the component processes of attention in healthy adults
    John Gunstad
    Kent State University, Department of Psychology, Kent Hall, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 21:645-50. 2006
    ..Future studies including both neuropsychological testing and functional neuroimaging may provide important insight into the underpinnings of attentional processes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Obesity is associated with memory deficits in young and middle-aged adults
    J Gunstad
    Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Providence, RI, USA
    Eat Weight Disord 11:e15-9. 2006
    ..These findings provide further support for an independent relationship between obesity and reduced memory performance and suggest these effects are not limited to older adults. Further research is needed to identify etiological factors...
  10. pmc Relation of brain natriuretic peptide levels to cognitive dysfunction in adults > 55 years of age with cardiovascular disease
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:538-40. 2006
    ..002), a measure of verbal and nonverbal abstraction abilities. In conclusion, the results of the present study provide the first evidence for an independent relation between BNP and cognitive dysfunction in older adults with CVD...
  11. ncbi request reprint Elevated body mass index is associated with executive dysfunction in otherwise healthy adults
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent Hall, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 48:57-61. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to identify the etiology of these deficits and whether they resolve after weight loss...
  12. doi request reprint Relationship between body mass index and brain volume in healthy adults
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Int J Neurosci 118:1582-93. 2008
    ..These findings support an independent relationship between BMI and brain structure and demonstrate that these differences are not limited to older adults...
  13. ncbi request reprint BDNF Val66Met polymorphism is associated with body mass index in healthy adults
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
    Neuropsychobiology 53:153-6. 2006
    ..These findings suggest a possible relationship between Val66Met polymorphism and BMI in healthy adults. Further work is needed to clarify possible mechanisms for this relationship...
  14. pmc Longitudinal examination of obesity and cognitive function: results from the Baltimore longitudinal study of aging
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 34:222-9. 2010
    ..Obesity indices (i.e. BMI, waist-to-hip ratio) show differential relationships to other health outcomes, though their association to neurocognitive outcome is unclear...
  15. ncbi request reprint Handedness and cognition across the healthy lifespan
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242, USA
    Int J Neurosci 117:477-85. 2007
    ..No interaction-among handedness, sex, and age were found. These findings indicate cognitive differences associated with handedness exist independent of medical and psychiatric confounds. Further work is needed to clarify these findings...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effects of obesity on functional work capacity and quality of life in phase II cardiac rehabilitation
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Prev Cardiol 10:64-7. 2007
    ..Further work is needed to identify strategies for improving outcome in obese patients, including incorporating structured weight loss into CR or post-CR referral to an exercise maintenance program...
  17. pmc Blood pressure and cognitive function in older adults with cardiovascular disease
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242, USA
    Int J Neurosci 119:2228-42. 2009
    ..Past studies link elevated blood pressure (BP) and BP variability to adverse neurocognitive changes in community samples. However, little is known about the relationship between BP indices and cognitive function in older CVD patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and neuropsychological function in healthy children and adolescents
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Appetite 50:246-51. 2008
    ..Further work is needed to clarify the inconsistent findings between adults and minors...
  19. pmc P-selectin 1087G/A polymorphism is associated with neuropsychological test performance in older adults with cardiovascular disease
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Stroke 40:2969-72. 2009
    ..Thus, we expected that carriers of the 1087A allele (n=43) would exhibit better cognitive functioning than persons with 2 1087G alleles (n=77) and that C-reactive protein levels would be important for this relationship...
  20. pmc C-reactive protein, but not homocysteine, is related to cognitive dysfunction in older adults with cardiovascular disease
    John Gunstad
    Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 13:540-6. 2006
    ..Further study is needed to identify mechanisms by which inflammatory processes impact on cognitive function and to determine whether reducing circulating levels of inflammatory markers results in improved cognition...
  21. doi request reprint Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor is associated with cognitive function in healthy older adults
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 21:166-70. 2008
    ..The exact mechanisms for this relationship are unknown and require further examination...
  22. ncbi request reprint Exposure to early life trauma is associated with adult obesity
    John Gunstad
    Kent State University, Department of Psychology, Kent Hall, Kent OH 44242, USA
    Psychiatry Res 142:31-7. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that multiple processes mediate the relationship between early life stress and adult obesity and that their relative contributions may differ between men and women...
  23. pmc Improved memory function 12 weeks after bariatric surgery
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:465-72. 2011
    ..The effects of bariatric surgery on cognition are unknown...
  24. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin levels are associated with cognitive function in older adults
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Brain Res 1230:233-6. 2008
    ..The mechanisms for this relationship are unknown and require further examination. Such studies may provide key insight into the mechanisms of age-related cognitive decline and identify possible interventions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Age effects in time estimation: relationship to frontal brain morphometry
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Kent Hall, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    J Integr Neurosci 5:75-87. 2006
    ..These results indicate that healthy aging is associated with altered time estimation and suggest that changes in frontal brain regions mediate these effects...
  26. pmc Sustained attention is associated with left ventricular ejection fraction in older adults with heart disease
    Beth A Jerskey
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:137-41. 2009
    ..Overall, the results provide support for the hypothesis that a change in cardiac pumping leads to decrements in some aspects of attention; however, inhibitory processes are relatively spared. (JINS, 2009, 15, 137-141.)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Obesity is associated with reduced white matter integrity in otherwise healthy adults
    Kelly M Stanek
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:500-4. 2011
    ..While such findings suggest a possible role for adiposity in WM dysfunction and associated cognitive deficits, prospective studies are needed to clarify the nature of these relationships and elucidate underlying mechanisms...
  28. ncbi request reprint Further exploration of the effect of "diagnosis threat" on cognitive performance in individuals with mild head injury
    Julie A Suhr
    Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:23-9. 2005
    ..Results provide further support for the "diagnosis threat" effect, but offer no support for effort, anxiety, or depression explanations for diminished performance...
  29. ncbi request reprint Postconcussive symptom report: the relative influence of head injury and depression
    Julie A Suhr
    Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 24:981-93. 2002
    ..Thus, report of cognitive PCS symptoms is not specific to head injury, raising concerns about using such items to screen for head injury in the general population...
  30. pmc Vascular and cognitive functions associated with cardiovascular disease in the elderly
    Ronald A Cohen
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 31:96-110. 2009
    ....
  31. pmc Subjective cognitive complaints relate to white matter hyperintensities and future cognitive decline in patients with cardiovascular disease
    Andreana P Haley
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:976-85. 2009
    ..This study examined the longitudinal relationship among self-reported cognitive difficulties, depression, and performance on objective tests of global cognition in patients with CVD...
  32. pmc Subcortical hyperintensities impact cognitive function among a select subset of healthy elderly
    Robert H Paul
    Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 1 Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:697-704. 2005
    ..Further, the findings suggest that cognitive aging is largely determined by factors other than SH for most older adults...
  33. ncbi request reprint Cognitive status of young and older cigarette smokers: data from the international brain database
    Robert H Paul
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 13:457-65. 2006
    ..Cigarette smoking is associated with isolated and subtle cognitive difficulties among very healthy individuals...
  34. ncbi request reprint Patterns of cognitive performance in middle-aged and older adults: A cluster analytic examination
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychiatry, Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 19:59-64. 2006
    ..Findings generally support the frontal aging hypothesis and may provide important information about healthy cognitive aging...
  35. doi request reprint Depression and anxiety symptoms are associated with reduced dietary adherence in heart failure patients treated with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Faith S Luyster
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 24:10-7. 2009
    ..The current study extends previous research by examining the impact of psychosocial factors (depression, anxiety, and social support) on adherence to dietary recommendations in this growing subgroup of HF patients...
  36. pmc Longitudinal cognitive performance in older adults with cardiovascular disease: evidence for improvement in heart failure
    Kelly M Stanek
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 24:192-7. 2009
    ....
  37. pmc The METER: a brief, self-administered measure of health literacy
    Katherine A Rawson
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, P O Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242 0001, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:67-71. 2010
    ..Practical limitations for use of existing health literacy measures include length of time and practitioner involvement in administration...
  38. doi request reprint Increased S100beta is associated with reduced cognitive function in healthy older adults
    Suhrida Yadavalli
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242, USA
    Neuropsychobiology 57:121-5. 2008
    ..Work from clinical samples show alterations in BBB function is associated with cognitive dysfunction on testing, though no study has examined this possibility in healthy older adults...
  39. doi request reprint Serum ghrelin is inversely associated with cognitive function in a sample of non-demented elderly
    Mary Beth Spitznagel
    Kent State University Summa Health System, Ohio 44242, USA
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 64:608-11. 2010
    ..The orexigenic hormone, ghrelin, is linked to learning and memory in animal studies. No previous study has investigated whether cognition is related to ghrelin in the non-demented elderly...
  40. ncbi request reprint Troponin and S100 beta are associated with depression in healthy older adults
    Andreana Benitez
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
    Aging Ment Health 13:894-8. 2009
    ..The current study examines the association between biomarkers related to neurocognitive outcome and depression in this population...
  41. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure variability and dementia rating scale performance in older adults with cardiovascular disease
    Therese Anne Keary
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 20:73-7. 2007
    ..The present study examined the relationship between multiple indices of blood pressure (BP) and cognitive function (as measured by the Dementia Rating Scale)...
  42. doi request reprint More than symptom reduction: changes in executive function over the course of PTSD treatment
    Kristen H Walter
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University and Cincinnati VA Medical Center, 3200 Vine Street, Mental Health Care Line A926, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:292-5. 2010
    ..If replicated in larger samples, such findings raise the possibility that treatment may alleviate neuropsychological impairment in persons with PTSD and thus reduce risk for poor outcome...
  43. doi request reprint Reduced executive functioning is associated with poorer outcome in cardiac rehabilitation
    Lynn S Kakos
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Prev Cardiol 13:100-3. 2010
    ..CR programs may consider screening patients at baseline for low cognitive functioning to help identify those patients at greatest risk for poor outcome...
  44. ncbi request reprint Cognitive reserve and the relationship between depressive symptoms and awareness of deficits in dementia
    Mary Beth Spitznagel
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 18:186-90. 2006
    ..Findings suggest cognitive reserve moderates the depression/awareness relationship in dementia, which may explain previously discrepant findings...
  45. pmc Cardiac rehabilitation improves cognitive performance in older adults with cardiovascular disease
    John Gunstad
    Brown Medical School, Brown University, Box G MH, Providence, RI 02912 G, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 25:173-6. 2005
  46. doi request reprint beta-Amyloid is associated with reduced cognitive function in healthy older adults
    John Gunstad
    Center for Neuropsychological Studies, Summa Health System, Department of Psychiatry, Akron, OH 44310, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 20:327-30. 2008
    ..Findings indicate that beta-amyloid level is associated with cognitive function in healthy older adults in a pattern similar to early Alzheimer's disease. Further work investigating possible mechanisms is needed...
  47. ncbi request reprint "Diagnosis Threat": the effect of negative expectations on cognitive performance in head injury
    Julie A Suhr
    Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 24:448-57. 2002
    ..Overall, results serve as a reminder that neuropsychological tests are measures of behavior, and thus can be influenced by nonneurological factors...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cognitive factors in Postconcussion Syndrome symptom report
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Ohio University, 200 Porter Hall, Athens, OH 45701, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 19:391-405. 2004
    ....
  49. pmc Carotid artery intima-media thickness and cognition in cardiovascular disease
    Andreana P Haley
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, United States
    Int J Cardiol 121:148-54. 2007
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural assessment of neuropsychological performance and electrical brain function measures: additional validation of an international brain database
    Robert H Paul
    Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Missouri, St Louis, Missouri 63121, USA
    Int J Neurosci 117:549-68. 2007
    ..These findings indicate a high degree of similarity in neurocognitive and electrophysiological function among individuals residing in developed Western cultures, consistent with a traitlike status and the high heritability of the EEG...
  51. pmc Category and letter verbal fluency across the adult lifespan: relationship to EEG theta power
    Adam M Brickman
    Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:561-73. 2005
    ..The differential age-associated decline between category and letter fluency suggests separate neurobiological substrates underlying the two domains of performance, which is not related to theta activity...
  52. ncbi request reprint Verbal working memory and atherosclerosis in patients with cardiovascular disease: an fMRI study
    Andreana P Haley
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Neuroimaging 17:227-33. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between IMT and brain activity during a verbal working memory (VWM) task in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  53. pmc Cerebrovascular perfusion among older adults is moderated by strength training and gender
    Xiaomeng Xu
    Idaho State University, Department of Psychology, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI 02912, USA Electronic address
    Neurosci Lett 560:26-30. 2014
    ..This interaction remained significant after controlling for other physical activity, demographics, and health variables. These findings suggest that regular strength training can be beneficial for cerebrovascular health in women. ..
  54. ncbi request reprint Cognitive function during acute cold exposure with or without sleep deprivation lasting 53 hours
    Mary Beth Spitznagel
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 80:703-8. 2009
    ..The possible interactive effects of cold exposure and sleep deprivation on cognition have not previously been examined...
  55. ncbi request reprint Early life stress and morphometry of the adult anterior cingulate cortex and caudate nuclei
    Ronald A Cohen
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 59:975-82. 2006
    ..We examine whether reported adverse ELS defined as stressful and/or traumatic adverse childhood events (ACEs) is associated with smaller limbic and basal ganglia volumes...
  56. ncbi request reprint Abeta40 is associated with cognitive function, body fat and physical fitness in healthy older adults
    Tricia M Leahey
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44240, USA
    Nutr Neurosci 10:205-9. 2007
    ..Abeta has been shown to be related to body fat and exercise in younger adults; however, no study to date has examined the possible relationship among Abeta, body composition and fitness indices in older adults...
  57. ncbi request reprint Perception of illness: nonspecificity of postconcussion syndrome symptom expectation
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens 45701, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 8:37-47. 2002
    ..In all, these findings suggest that individuals have a relative lack of specificity in symptom expectation for various disorders, with the implication that symptom checklists for "PCS" may not be useful for diagnosis...
  58. pmc Blood pressure variability and white matter hyperintensities in older adults with cardiovascular disease
    John Gunstad
    Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
    Blood Press 14:353-8. 2005
    ..Additional studies are needed to examine the role of autoregulatory systems in the development of WMH, particularly those using beat-to-beat measures of BP...
  59. ncbi request reprint Progressive morphometric and cognitive changes in vascular dementia
    John Gunstad
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Miriam Hospital, Coro West Third Floor, 1 Hoppin St, Providence RI 02903, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:229-41. 2005
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether this observed decline is attributable to differential lesion distribution or statistical artifact...
  60. doi request reprint Light to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with S100beta and amyloid beta levels in healthy older adults
    Therese A Keary
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242, USA
    Exp Aging Res 34:101-13. 2008
    ..Increased Abeta levels were associated with increased quantity of alcohol consumption. Further work investigating possible mechanisms is needed, particularly longitudinal studies and studies employing neuroimaging...
  61. pmc Axis I comorbidity in body dysmorphic disorder
    John Gunstad
    Butler Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 44:270-6. 2003
    ..A greater number of comorbid disorders was associated with greater functional impairment and morbidity in a number of domains. Thus, axis I comorbidity is common in BDD patients and associated with significant functional impairment...
  62. pmc Endothelial function and white matter hyperintensities in older adults with cardiovascular disease
    Karin F Hoth
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Stroke 38:308-12. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the association between endothelial-dependent and endothelial-independent vasodilatation and white matter hyperintensity volume...
  63. ncbi request reprint Clock drawing and frontal lobe behavioral effects of memantine in Alzheimer's disease: a rater-blinded study
    James F Paskavitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:454-9. 2006
    ..The current findings suggest that memantine improves frontal lobe behavior in some Alzheimer's disease patients and that clock drawing to command may be sensitive to these improvements...
  64. ncbi request reprint Imaging phonological similarity effects on verbal working memory
    Lawrence H Sweet
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI 02906, United States
    Neuropsychologia 46:1114-23. 2008
    ..Similarity effects likely include suspension of attention to unrelated and distracting processes to improve concentration...

Research Grants9

  1. Health and Perceived Cognition in Post-CABG Patients
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A better understanding of the factors contributing to subjective cognitive complaints may lead to improved patient care and reduced health care costs. ..
  2. Cognitive Effects of Bariatric Surgery
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Determining these effects may impart key insight into the neurocognitive consequences of obesity and identify the most effective treatment options. ..
  3. Cognitive Effects of Bariatric Surgery
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Determining these effects may impart key insight into the neurocognitive consequences of obesity and identify the most effective treatment options. ..
  4. Cognitive Effects of Bariatric Surgery
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Determining these effects may impart key insight into the neurocognitive consequences of obesity and identify the most effective treatment options. ..
  5. Cognitive Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed project will clarify the etiology and reversibility of cognitive dysfunction in persons with heart failure. ..
  6. Cognitive Effects of Bariatric Surgery
    John Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Determining these effects may impart key insight into the neurocognitive consequences of obesity and identify the most effective treatment options. ..
  7. Cognitive Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure
    John J Gunstad; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed project will clarify the etiology and reversibility of cognitive dysfunction in persons with heart failure. ..