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Mercedes Janina Szpunar, M.D., Ph.D.


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  1. Szpunar MJ, Freeman MP, Kobylski LA, Caplin PS, Gaccione P, Viguera AC, Chitayat D, Hernández-Díaz S, Cohen LS. Risk of major malformations in infants after first-trimester exposure to benzodiazepines: Results from the Massachusetts General Hospital National Pregnancy Registry for Psychiatric Medications. Depress Anxiety. 2022 Jul 31. PMID: 35909254.
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  2. Freeman MP, Szpunar MJ, Kobylski LA, Harmon H, Viguera AC, Cohen LS. Pregnancy outcomes after first-trimester exposure to buspirone: prospective longitudinal outcomes from the MGH National Pregnancy Registry for Psychiatric Medications. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2022 10; 25(5):923-928. PMID: 35840767.
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  3. Goger P, Szpunar MJ, Baca SA, Gartstein MA, Lang AJ. Predictors of Early Postpartum Maternal Functioning Among Women Veterans. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Jan; 26(1):149-155. PMID: 34626289.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Szpunar MJ, Malaktaris A, Baca SA, Hauger RL, Lang AJ. Are alterations in estradiol, cortisol, and inflammatory cytokines associated with depression during pregnancy and postpartum? An exploratory study. Brain Behav Immun Health. 2021 Oct; 16:100309. PMID: 34589801; PMCID: PMC8474549.
    Citations: 1     
  5. Szpunar MJ, Freeman MP. Investigational Treatment of Depressive Disorders With Neuroactive Steroids: Potential Implications for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021 06 08; 82(4). PMID: 34106531.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Szpunar MJ, Khalifian CE, Lang AJ. Encouraging a Nuanced Understanding of the Hopelessness-Suicidality Link. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2020 Oct 08; 22(5). PMID: 33031650.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Szpunar MJ, Crawford JN, Baca SA, Lang AJ. Suicidal Ideation in Pregnant and Postpartum Women Veterans: An Initial Clinical Needs Assessment. Mil Med. 2020 02 12; 185(1-2):e105-e111. PMID: 31287881.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Szpunar MJ. Association of antepartum vitamin D deficiency with postpartum depression: a clinical perspective. Public Health Nutr. 2020 05; 23(7):1173-1178. PMID: 30657106.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Szpunar MJ, Parry BL. A systematic review of cortisol, thyroid-stimulating hormone, and prolactin in peripartum women with major depression. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2018 04; 21(2):149-161. PMID: 29022126.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Szpunar MJ, Belcher EK, Dawes RP, Madden KS. Sympathetic innervation, norepinephrine content, and norepinephrine turnover in orthotopic and spontaneous models of breast cancer. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Mar; 53:223-233. PMID: 26718447; PMCID: PMC4783183.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  11. Szpunar MJ, Burke KA, Dawes RP, Brown EB, Madden KS. The antidepressant desipramine and a2-adrenergic receptor activation promote breast tumor progression in association with altered collagen structure. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2013 Dec; 6(12):1262-72. PMID: 24309563.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. Madden KS, Szpunar MJ, Brown EB. Early impact of social isolation and breast tumor progression in mice. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Mar; 30 Suppl:S135-41. PMID: 22610067.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  13. Madden KS, Szpunar MJ, Brown EB. ß-Adrenergic receptors (ß-AR) regulate VEGF and IL-6 production by divergent pathways in high ß-AR-expressing breast cancer cell lines. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Dec; 130(3):747-58. PMID: 21234673.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  14. Wilton R, Yousef MA, Saxena P, Szpunar M, Stevens FJ. Expression and purification of recombinant human receptor for advanced glycation endproducts in Escherichia coli. Protein Expr Purif. 2006 May; 47(1):25-35. PMID: 16510295.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Raffen R, Dieckman LJ, Szpunar M, Wunschl C, Pokkuluri PR, Dave P, Wilkins Stevens P, Cai X, Schiffer M, Stevens FJ. Physicochemical consequences of amino acid variations that contribute to fibril formation by immunoglobulin light chains. Protein Sci. 1999 Mar; 8(3):509-17. PMID: 10091653; PMCID: PMC2144278.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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