Roger Blumenthal

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The Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q) is a self-report measure designed to enable investigators to easily obtain sensitive measures of the degree of enjoyment and satisfaction experienced by subjects in various areas of daily functioning. The summary scores were found to be reliable and valid measures of these dimensions in(More)
THE HEART AND ESTROGEN/ progestin Replacement Study (HERS) was a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled trial of the effect of 0.625 mg of conjugated estrogens plus 2.5 mg of medroxyprogesterone acetate daily on coronary heart disease (CHD) event risk among 2763 postmenopausal women with documented CHD. Overall, during 4.1 years of follow-up, there were no(More)
CONTEXT The Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study (HERS) found no overall reduction in risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events among postmenopausal women with CHD. However, in the hormone group, findings did suggest a higher risk of CHD events during the first year, and a decreased risk during years 3 to 5. OBJECTIVE To determine if the risk(More)
We conducted a 9-cM genome scan in a large bipolar pedigree sample from the National Institute of Mental Health genetics initiative (1060 individuals from 154 multiplex families). We performed parametric and nonparametric analyses using both standard diagnostic models and comorbid conditions thought to identify phenotypic subtypes: psychosis, suicidal(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the reasons people with an episode of Major Depression do or do not seek treatment for the episode. We interviewed 101 persons who met criteria for an RDC Major Depressive episode that lasted at least 4 weeks within 3 years of the interview date, exploring in detail the reasons they gave for seeking or not seeking(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine the relationship between resting blood pressure (BP) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in a multi-ethnic cohort of men and women from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). BACKGROUND Several investigators have observed elevated levels of CRP in individuals with hypertension. Hypertension prevalence(More)
This study examined the contribution that living arrangements made to the rehospitalization rates of mental patients discharged to the community during the first 7 months they spent there. Over 20,000 mental patients discharged from psychiatric facilities in the state of New York were categorized on the basis of the living arrangements to which they were(More)
This paper presents data on six different clinical definitions (indices) of age of onset for major affective disorders. The inter-rater reliability for each index and the relationships among these indices are discussed. Age of onset for impairment with affective symptoms was found to be a reliable and useful index of early onset. It discriminated between(More)
In patients with renal disease undergoing cardiovascular surgery, perioperative management continues to be a challenge. Traditional answers have turned into new questions with the introduction of new agents and the redesign of old techniques. For ARF prevention, early recognition of pending deleterious compensatory changes is critical. Theoretically,(More)