Karen Grewen

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship quality: effects on ambulatory blood pressure and negative affect in a biracial sample of men and women
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7175, USA
    Blood Press Monit 10:117-24. 2005
  2. pmc Plasma oxytocin is related to lower cardiovascular and sympathetic reactivity to stress
    Karen M Grewen
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, CB 7175, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7175, USA
    Biol Psychol 87:340-9. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms are related to higher ambulatory blood pressure in people with a family history of hypertension
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7175, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:9-16. 2004
  4. pmc An investigation of plasma and salivary oxytocin responses in breast- and formula-feeding mothers of infants
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7175, USA
    Psychophysiology 47:625-32. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Warm partner contact is related to lower cardiovascular reactivity
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7175, USA
    Behav Med 29:123-30. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity is associated with alterations in oxytocin relationships to pain sensitivity in women
    Karen M Grewen
    Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Ethn Health 13:219-41. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of partner support on resting oxytocin, cortisol, norepinephrine, and blood pressure before and after warm partner contact
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:531-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for early, undesired weaning attributed to lactation dysfunction
    Alison M Stuebe
    1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23:404-12. 2014
  9. pmc Association between maternal mood and oxytocin response to breastfeeding
    Alison M Stuebe
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:352-61. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Oxytocinergic activity is linked to lower blood pressure and vascular resistance during stress in postmenopausal women on estrogen replacement
    Kathleen C Light
    School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7175, USA
    Horm Behav 47:540-8. 2005

Research Grants

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship quality: effects on ambulatory blood pressure and negative affect in a biracial sample of men and women
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7175, USA
    Blood Press Monit 10:117-24. 2005
    ..Prospective studies link marriage to better cardiovascular health, but marital dissatisfaction and discord predict increased rates of hypertension, higher blood pressure (BP), greater reactivity to stress, and left ventricular mass...
  2. pmc Plasma oxytocin is related to lower cardiovascular and sympathetic reactivity to stress
    Karen M Grewen
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, CB 7175, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7175, USA
    Biol Psychol 87:340-9. 2011
    ..These data support a cardioprotective role for OT, which may influence the magnitude and hemodynamic determinants of cardiovascular stress responses...
  3. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms are related to higher ambulatory blood pressure in people with a family history of hypertension
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7175, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:9-16. 2004
    ..We investigated whether parental history of hypertension (FH+) enhances the impact of depressed mood, indexed by Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP)...
  4. pmc An investigation of plasma and salivary oxytocin responses in breast- and formula-feeding mothers of infants
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7175, USA
    Psychophysiology 47:625-32. 2010
    ..59, p=.022) and Post-Stress Recovery (r=+.59, p=.025). These data suggest that salivary OT assay is feasible, and will be of value where plasma samples are not possible. Validation with larger samples is needed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Warm partner contact is related to lower cardiovascular reactivity
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7175, USA
    Behav Med 29:123-30. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that affectionate relationships with a supportive partner may contribute to lower reactivity to stressful life events and may partially mediate the benefit of marital support on better cardiovascular health...
  6. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity is associated with alterations in oxytocin relationships to pain sensitivity in women
    Karen M Grewen
    Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Ethn Health 13:219-41. 2008
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  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of partner support on resting oxytocin, cortisol, norepinephrine, and blood pressure before and after warm partner contact
    Karen M Grewen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:531-8. 2005
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  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for early, undesired weaning attributed to lactation dysfunction
    Alison M Stuebe
    1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23:404-12. 2014
    ..We sought to quantify the prevalence and identify risk factors for early, undesired weaning that mothers attribute to physiologic difficulties with breastfeeding...
  9. pmc Association between maternal mood and oxytocin response to breastfeeding
    Alison M Stuebe
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:352-61. 2013
    ..We previously hypothesized that shared neuroendocrine mechanisms underlie this association. We sought to measure the association between maternal mood and neuroendocrine response to breastfeeding...
  10. ncbi request reprint Oxytocinergic activity is linked to lower blood pressure and vascular resistance during stress in postmenopausal women on estrogen replacement
    Kathleen C Light
    School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7175, USA
    Horm Behav 47:540-8. 2005
    ..The findings suggest that enhanced oxytocinergic activity may contribute to BP decreases associated with ERT in more responsive postmenopausal women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Transdermal versus oral estrogen therapy in postmenopausal smokers: hemodynamic and endothelial effects
    Susan S Girdler
    Departments of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7175, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:169-80. 2004
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  12. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of 6 months of hormone replacement therapy versus placebo: differences associated with years since menopause
    Kimberly A Brownley
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599 7175, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1052-8. 2004
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  13. ncbi request reprint Postprandial ghrelin is elevated in black compared with white women
    Kimberly A Brownley
    Department of Psychiatry, CB 7175, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7175, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:4457-63. 2004
    ..These findings suggest subnormal postprandial ghrelin suppression (or faster ghrelin rebound) in black women, especially the obese, that might play a role in their increased prevalence of obesity and cardiovascular disorders...
  14. ncbi request reprint Dietary sodium restriction alters postprandial ghrelin: implications for race differences in obesity
    Kimberly A Brownley
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 7175, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:844-51. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of sodium restriction on the appetite-stimulating hormone, ghrelin, as a function of race, salt sensitivity, and obesity...
  15. pmc Deficits in plasma oxytocin responses and increased negative affect, stress, and blood pressure in mothers with cocaine exposure during pregnancy
    Kathleen C Light
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, CB 7175 Medical Building A, Chapel Hill 27599 7175, USA
    Addict Behav 29:1541-64. 2004
    ..Although they tended to hold their babies less often at home, baby holding in the laboratory led to decreased BP in cocaine mothers who then did not differ from no-drug mothers in BP or observed affect...
  16. ncbi request reprint More frequent partner hugs and higher oxytocin levels are linked to lower blood pressure and heart rate in premenopausal women
    Kathleen C Light
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, CB 7175 Medical Building A, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7175, USA
    Biol Psychol 69:5-21. 2005
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  17. pmc Duration of lactation and incidence of maternal hypertension: a longitudinal cohort study
    Alison M Stuebe
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:1147-58. 2011
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  18. ncbi request reprint Temporomandibular disorder and optimism: relationships to ischemic pain sensitivity and interleukin-6
    Nancy L Costello
    Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Medical Research Building A, University of North Carolina, CB 7175, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7455, USA
    Pain 100:99-110. 2002
    ..Less optimistic TMD patients also had higher NE and IL-6 levels during stress than other TMD patients, while optimism was unrelated to responses in controls (*P<0.05)...
  19. pmc Failed lactation and perinatal depression: common problems with shared neuroendocrine mechanisms?
    Alison M Stuebe
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:264-72. 2012
    ..Research to elucidate the role of these underlying mechanisms may identify treatment strategies both to relieve perinatal depression and to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals...

Research Grants2

  1. Prenatal Cocaine, Smoking And Oxytocin In Humans
    Karen Grewen; Fiscal Year: 2007
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