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Standing Up to POTS is proud to be actively publishing articles about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).  We are working to introduce POTS to a wide variety of practitioners as well as raising awareness about POTS in the general population.  * denotes author is a member of the SUTP Board of Directors

Research Articles

Pederson, Cathy L.*, Kathleen Gorman-Ezell*, and Jeffrey B. Brookings. 2020. "Psychological distress among postural tachycardia syndrome patients in the Fennell Crisis phase." Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/21641846.2020.1783065  

Nardone, Massimo, Juan Guzman, Paula Jean Harvey, John S. Floras, and Heather Edgell. 2020. "Effect of a neck compression collar on cardiorespiratory and cerebrovascular function in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)." Journal of Applied Physiology. doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00040.2020    SUTP Funded Grant

Afrin LB, Ackerley MB, Bluestein LS, Brewer JH, Brook JB*, et al. 2020. "Diagnosis of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: A Global "Consensus-2." Diagnosis. https://doi.org/10.1515/dx-2020-0005

Pederson, Cathy L.* 2020. "Suicide is a Concern for the Chronic Invisible Illness Community." Journal of Health Science & Education 4(1):1-2. DOI: 10.0000/JHSE.1000176  

Weinstock, Leonard B., Arthur S. Walters, Jill B. Brook*, Zahid Kaleem, Lawrence B. Afrin, Gerhard J. Molderings. 2020. "Restless Legs Syndrome is Associated with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome." Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.8216

Pederson, Cathy L.*, Kathleen Gorman-Ezell*, Greta Hochstetler Mayer and Jeffrey B. Brookings. 2019. "Development and Preliminary Validation of a Tool for Screening Suicide Risk in Chronically Ill Women." Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.  doi: 10.1080/07481756.2019.1691463  

Pederson, Cathy L.* and Stacy Ogbeide. 2019. "Diagnosing and Caring for Patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Primary Care." Journal of Health Science & Education. 3(4): 1-4. 

Brookings, Jeffrey B. and Cathy L. Pederson.* 2018. "INQ-15 Cutoff Scores for Suicidal Ideation Screening of Women with Chronic, Invisible Illnesses." Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2343    

Pederson, Cathy L.* 2018. "The Importance of Screening for Suicide Risk in Chronic Invisible Illness." Journal of Health Science & Education. 2(4): 1-5.   

Publications by Board members and Funded Research GrantsPederson, Cathy L.*, and Jeffrey B. Brookings. 2018. "Suicide Risk Linked with Perceived Burdensomeness in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome." Journal of Health Science & Education.  2(1): 128.   

Weinstock, Leonard B., Jill Blettner Brook*, Trisha L. Myers, and Brent Goodman. 2018. "Successful Treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia and Mast Cell Activation Syndromes Using Naltrexone, Immunoglobulin and Antibiotic Treatment." BMJ Case Reports.  doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221405

Pederson, Cathy L.*, Kathleen Gorman-Ezell*, and Greta Hochstetler Mayer. 2018. "Assessing Depression in Those who are Chronically Ill." Counseling Today, 60(9): 38-43.  

Pederson, Cathy L.*, and Jill Blettner Brook*. 2017. "Health-Related Quality of Life and Suicide Risk in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome."  Clinical Autonomic Research. 27(2): 75-81. DOI 10.1007/s10286-017-0399-5   

Pederson, Cathy L.*, and Jill Blettner Brook*. 2017. "Sleep Disturbance Linked to Suicidal Ideation in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome."  Science and Nature of Sleep.  9: 109-115. 

Blitshteyn, S. and Jill Blettner Brook*. 2017. "Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) with anti-NMDA receptor antibodies after human papillomavirus vaccination." Immunologic Research.  65(1): 282-284. 

Pederson, Cathy L.*, Kathleen Gorman-Ezell*, and Greta Hochstetler Mayer. 2017. "Invisible Illness Increases Risk of Suicidal Ideation: The Role of Social Workers in Preventing Suicide." Health & Social Work. 42(3): 183-186. doi.org/10.1093/hsw/hlx029

Pederson, Cathy L.* and Greta Hochstetler Mayer. 2016. "The Tangible Effects of Invisible Illness." Counseling Today, 58(11): 56-59.

Poster Presentations

Weinstock, Leonard, Jill Brook*, Zahid Kaleem, Lawrence Afrin,  and Gerhard J. Molderings. 2019. "Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome."  The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 114(Supplement):S670. DOI:10.14309/01.ajg.0000594304.61014.c5