Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Rush Medical College
Rush University Medical Center - Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center - Minimally Invasive Surgery
Cancer surgery, stomach
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Quality and safety initiatives
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Reference Standards for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Measured With Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: Data From the Fitness Registry and the Importance of Exercise National Database. Kaminsky LA, Arena R, Myers J Mayo Clin. Proc. 2015 Oct 1 :. 3A. Personal history: Have you ever had excessive shortness of breath or fatigue with exercise beyond what is expected for your level of fitness? Haddad F, Finocchiaro G, Myers J Curr Sports Med Rep 2015 May-Jun 14(3):257-9. Exercise heart rate gradient: a novel index to predict all-cause mortality. Duarte CV, Myers J, de Araújo CG Eur J Prev Cardiol 2015 May 22(5):629-35. Relationship of obstructive sleep apnea and cardiometabolic risk factors in elderly patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm. Bianchi VE, Herbert WG, Myers J, Ribisl PM, Miller LE, Dalman RL Sleep Breath 2015 May 19(2):593-8. Cardiopulmonary responses and prognosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a potential role for comprehensive noninvasive hemodynamic assessment. Finocchiaro G, Haddad F, Knowles JW, Caleshu C, Pavlovic A, Homburger J, Shmargad Y, Sinagra G, Magavern E, Wong M, Perez M, Schnittger I, Myers J, Froelicher V, Ashley EA JACC Heart Fail 2015 May 3(5):408-18. The effect of exercise training on the pulmonary arterial system in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Arena R, Cahalin LP, Borghi-Silva A, Myers J Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2015 Mar-Apr 57(5):480-8. The impact of visiting student electives on surgical Match outcomes. Jacobson RA, Daly SC, Schmidt JL, Fleming BP, Krupin A, Luu MB, Anderson MC, Myers JA J. Surg. Res. 2015 Mar 19 :. Reproducibility of the Veterans Physical Activity Questionnaire in an elderly population. Betz HH, Myers J, Jaffe A, Smith K, Dalman R J Phys Act Health 2015 Mar 12(3):376-81. Influence of a custom-made maxillary mouthguard on gas exchange parameters during incremental exercise in amateur road cyclists. Piero M, Simone U, Jonathan M, Maria S, Giulio G, Francesco T, Gabriella C, Laura A, Eva B, Gianni M, Francesco C, Giovanni G J Strength Cond Res 2015 Mar 29(3):672-7. Effect of physical activity assessment on prognostication for peripheral artery disease and mortality. Chang P, Nead KT, Olin JW, Myers J, Cooke JP, Leeper NJ Mayo Clin. Proc. 2015 Mar 90(3):339-45. Development and Implementation of Worksite Health and Wellness Programs: A Focus on Non-Communicable Disease. Cahalin LP, Kaminsky L, Lavie CJ, Briggs P, Cahalin BL, Myers J, Forman DE, Patel MJ, Pinkstaff SO, Arena R Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2015 Jul-Aug 58(1):94-101. The use of an essay examination in evaluating medical students during the surgical clerkship. Smart BJ, Rinewalt D, Daly SC, Janssen I, Luu MB, Myers JA Am. J. Surg. 2015 Jul 23 :. July consultation #2. Myers J J Cataract Refract Surg 2015 Jul 41(7):1537-41. Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness as major markers of cardiovascular risk: their independent and interwoven importance to health status. Myers J, McAuley P, Lavie CJ, Despres JP, Arena R, Kokkinos P Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2015 Jan-Feb 57(4):306-14. Additive prognostic value of a cardiopulmonary exercise test score in patients with heart failure and intermediate risk. Ritt LE, Myers J, Stein R, Arena R, Guazzi M, Chase P, Bensimhon D, Ashley E, Cahalin LP, Forman DE Int. J. Cardiol. 2015 Jan 15 178:262-4. Prognosis: does exercise training reduce adverse events in heart failure? Myers J, Brawner CA, Haykowsky MJ, Taylor RS Heart Fail Clin 2015 Jan 11(1):59-72. A New 12-Lead ECG Prognostic Score. Soofi M, Jain NA, Myers J, Froelicher VF Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2015 Feb 2 :. CTFS-ForestGEO: a worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Anderson-Teixeira KJ, Davies SJ, Bennett AC, Gonzalez-Akre EB, Muller-Landau HC, Wright SJ, Abu Salim K, Almeyda Zambrano AM, Alonso A, Baltzer JL, Basset Y, Bourg NA, Broadbent EN, Brockelman WY, Bunyavejchewin S, Burslem DF, Butt N, Cao M, Cardenas D, Chuyong GB, Clay K, Cordell S, Dattaraja HS, Deng X, Detto M, Du X, Duque A, Erikson DL, Ewango CE, Fischer GA, Fletcher C, Foster RB, Giardina CP, Gilbert GS, Gunatilleke N, Gunatilleke S, Hao Z, Hargrove WW, Hart TB, Hau BC, He F, Hoffman FM, Howe RW, Hubbell SP, Inman-Narahari FM, Jansen PA, Jiang M, Johnson DJ, Kanzaki M, Kassim AR, Kenfack D, Kibet S, Kinnaird MF, Korte L, Kral K, Kumar J, Larson AJ, Li Y, Li X, Liu S, Lum SK, Lutz JA, Ma K, Maddalena DM, Makana JR, Malhi Y, Marthews T, Mat Serudin R, McMahon SM, McShea WJ, Memiaghe HR, Mi X, Mizuno T, Morecroft M, Myers JA, Novotny V, de Oliveira AA, Ong PS, Orwig DA, Ostertag R, den Ouden J, Parker GG, Phillips RP, Sack L, Sainge MN, Sang W, Sri-Ngernyuang K, Sukumar R, Sun IF, Sungpalee W, Suresh HS, Tan S, Thomas SC, Thomas DW, Thompson J, Turner BL, Uriarte M, Valencia R, Vallejo MI, Vicentini A, Vrška T, Wang X, Wang X, Weiblen G, Wolf A, Xu H, Yap S, Zimmerman J Glob Chang Biol 2015 Feb 21(2):528-49. Does initial laparoscopic cholecystectomy influence the outcomes of definitive oncologic resection for gallbladder cancer? Ballo R, Saeed M, Daly S, Pinzon M, Francescatti A, Millikan KW, Myers JA, Bines SF, Luu MB Am Surg 2015 Feb 81(2):54-6. Safety and efficacy of outpatient percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy for patients with head and neck cancer. Boll J, Daly S, Smolevitz J, Francescatti A, Myers J, Bines S, Luu M Am Surg 2015 Feb 81(2):214-7. Sugar and health in South Africa: Potential challenges to leveraging policy change. Myers A, Fig D, Tugendhaft A, Mandle J, Myers J, Hofman K Glob Public Health 2015 Aug 28 :1-18. Healthy lifestyle interventions to combat noncommunicable disease-a novel nonhierarchical connectivity model for key stakeholders: a policy statement from the American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, and American College of Preventive Medicine. Arena R, Guazzi M, Lianov L, Whitsel L, Berra K, Lavie CJ, Kaminsky L, Williams M, Hivert MF, Cherie Franklin N, Myers J, Dengel D, Lloyd-Jones DM, Pinto FJ, Cosentino F, Halle M, Gielen S, Dendale P, Niebauer J, Pelliccia A, Giannuzzi P, Corra U, Piepoli MF, Guthrie G, Shurney D, , Arena R, Berra K, Dengel D, Franklin NC, Hivert MF, Kaminsky L, Lavie CJ, Lloyd-Jones DM, Myers J, Whitsel L, Williams M, , Corra U, Cosentino F, Dendale P, Giannuzzi P, Gielen S, Guazzi M, Halle M, Niebauer J, Pelliccia A, Piepoli MF, Pinto FJ, , Guthrie G, Lianov L, Shurney D Eur. Heart J. 2015 Aug 14 36(31):2097-2109. Predicting reintubation, prolonged mechanical ventilation and death in post-coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a comparison between artificial neural networks and logistic regression models. Mendes RG, de Souza CR, Machado MN, Correa PR, Di Thommazo-Luporini L, Arena R, Myers J, Pizzolato EB, Borghi-Silva A Arch Med Sci 2015 Aug 12 11(4):756-63. Healthy Lifestyle Interventions to Combat Noncommunicable Disease—A Novel Nonhierarchical Connectivity Model for Key Stakeholders: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, and American College of Preventive Medicine. Arena R, Guazzi M, Lianov L, Whitsel L, Berra K, Lavie CJ, Kaminsky L, Williams M, Hivert MF, Franklin NC, Myers J, Dengel D, Lloyd-Jones DM, Pinto FJ, Cosentino F, Halle M, Gielen S, Dendale P, Niebauer J, Pelliccia A, Giannuzzi P, Corra U, Piepoli MF, Guthrie G, Shurney D Mayo Clin. Proc. 2015 Aug 90(8):1082-103. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Heart Failure. Myers J, Arena R, Cahalin LP, Labate V, Guazzi M Curr Probl Cardiol 2015 Aug 40(8):322-72. A NSQIP Analysis of MELD and Perioperative Outcomes in General Surgery. Zielsdorf SM, Kubasiak JC, Janssen I, Myers JA, Luu MB Am Surg 2015 Aug 81(8):755-9. Continuity of care in general surgery resident education. Daly SC, Klairmont MM, Rinewalt D, Luu MB, Myers JA Am. J. Surg. 2015 Apr 2 :. Exercise capacity and risk of chronic kidney disease in US veterans: a cohort study. Kokkinos P, Faselis C, Myers J, Sui X, Zhang J, Tsimploulis A, Chawla L, Palant C Mayo Clin. Proc. 2015 Apr 90(4):461-8. Improved reclassification of mortality risk by assessment of physical activity in patients referred for exercise testing. Myers J, Nead KT, Chang P, Abella J, Kokkinos P, Leeper NJ Am. J. Med. 2015 Apr 128(4):396-402. Elevational gradients in ß-diversity reflect variation in the strength of local community assembly mechanisms across spatial scales. Tello JS, Myers JA, Macía MJ, Fuentes AF, Cayola L, Arellano G, Loza MI, Torrez V, Cornejo M, Miranda TB, Jørgensen PM PLoS ONE 2015 10(3):e0121458. The utilization of laparoscopy in ventral hernia repair: an update of outcomes analysis using ACS-NSQIP data. Aher CV, Kubasiak JC, Daly SC, Janssen I, Deziel DJ, Millikan KW, Myers JA, Luu MB Surg Endosc 2014 Sep 24 :. Metabolically healthy obese versus cardiorespiratory fit obese: is it time to bring them together? Babu AS, Veluswamy SK, Myers J, Lavie CJ J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2014 Sep 16 64(11):1183-4. Supervision of exercise testing by nonphysicians: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Myers J, Forman DE, Balady GJ, Franklin BA, Nelson-Worel J, Martin BJ, Herbert WG, Guazzi M, Arena R, Circulation 2014 Sep 16 130(12):1014-27. A modified nomogram for ramp treadmill testing using the Veterans Specific Activity Questionnaire. Sadik J, Myers J, Froelicher V Am. J. Cardiol. 2014 Sep 1 114(5):803-5. Improved patient outcomes in paraesophageal hernia repair using a laparoscopic approach: a study of the national surgical quality improvement program data. Kubasiak J, Hood KC, Daly S, Deziel DJ, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Janssen I, Luu MB Am Surg 2014 Sep 80(9):884-9. Insurance status and outcomes in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Balash PR, Wilson NA, Bruns NE, Luu MB, Francescatti AB, Maroulis B, Autajay KM, Myers JA Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2014 Oct 24(5):457-60. Revisiting cardiopulmonary exercise testing applications in heart failure: aligning evidence with clinical practice. Arena R, Guazzi M, Cahalin LP, Myers J Exerc Sport Sci Rev 2014 Oct 42(4):153-60. Association between VO2 peak estimated by a 1-km treadmill walk and mortality. A 10-year follow-up study in patients with cardiovascular disease. Grazzi G, Myers J, Bernardi E, Terranova F, Grossi G, Codecà L, Volpato S, Conconi F, Mazzoni G, Chiaranda G Int. J. Cardiol. 2014 May 1 173(2):248-52. Annual case volume has no impact on patient outcomes in laparoscopic partial colectomy. Daly SC, Klairmont MM, Francescatti AB, Myers JA, Deziel DJ, Luu MB Surg Endosc 2014 May 28(5):1648-52. NBME subject examination in surgery scores correlate with surgery clerkship clinical experience. Myers JA, Vigneswaran Y, Gabryszak B, Fogg LF, Francescatti AB, Golner C, Bines SD J Surg Educ 2014 Mar-Apr 71(2):205-10. Current trends in reducing cardiovascular risk factors in the United States: focus on worksite health and wellness. Cahalin LP, Myers J, Kaminsky L, Briggs P, Forman DE, Patel MJ, Pinkstaff SO, Arena R Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2014 Mar-Apr 56(5):476-83. Permanent mesh results in long-term symptom improvement and patient satisfaction without increasing adverse outcomes in hiatal hernia repair. Petersen LF, McChesney SL, Daly SC, Millikan KW, Myers JA, Luu MB Am. J. Surg. 2014 Mar 207(3):445-8; discussion 448. Long-term efficacy of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for the treatment of biliary dyskinesia. Veenstra BR, Deal RA, Redondo RE, Daly SC, Najman J, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Luu MB Am. J. Surg. 2014 Mar 207(3):366-70; discussion 369-70. Statin therapy, fitness, and mortality risk in middle-aged hypertensive male veterans. Kokkinos P, Faselis C, Myers J, Kokkinos JP, Doumas M, Pittaras A, Kheirbek R, Manolis A, Panagiotakos D, Papademetriou V, Fletcher R Am. J. Hypertens. 2014 Mar 27(3):422-30. Cardiorespiratory fitness and the paradoxical BMI-mortality risk association in male veterans. Kokkinos P, Faselis C, Myers J, Pittaras A, Sui X, Zhang J, McAuley P, Kokkinos JP Mayo Clin. Proc. 2014 Jun 89(6):754-62. Minimally Invasive Technique Leads to Decreased Morbidity and Mortality in Small Bowel Resections Compared to an Open Technique: An ACS-NSQIP Identified Target for Improvement. Daly SC, Popoff AM, Fogg L, Francescatti AB, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Deziel DJ, Luu MB J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2014 Jun 18(6):1171-5. New American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines on cardiovascular risk: when will fitness get the recognition it deserves? Myers J Mayo Clin. Proc. 2014 Jun 89(6):722-6. Exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in male veterans with hypertension aged =70 years. Faselis C, Doumas M, Pittaras A, Narayan P, Myers J, Tsimploulis A, Kokkinos P Hypertension 2014 Jul 64(1):30-5. Ability to sit and rise from the floor as a predictor of all-cause mortality. Brito LB, Ricardo DR, Araújo DS, Ramos PS, Myers J, Araújo CG Eur J Prev Cardiol 2014 Jul 21(7):892-8. A subjective assessment of medical student perceptions on animal models in medical education. Daly SC, Wilson NA, Rinewalt DE, Bines SD, Luu MB, Myers JA J Surg Educ 2014 Jan-Feb 71(1):61-4. Agreement between activity-monitoring devices during home rehabilitation: a substudy of the AAA STOP trial. Myers J, Dupain M, Vu A, Jaffe A, Smith K, Fonda H, Dalman R J Aging Phys Act 2014 Jan 22(1):87-95. A randomized trial of exercise training in abdominal aortic aneurysm disease. Myers J, McElrath M, Jaffe A, Smith K, Fonda H, Vu A, Hill B, Dalman R Med Sci Sports Exerc 2014 Jan 46(1):2-9. A neural network approach to predicting outcomes in heart failure using cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Myers J, de Souza CR, Borghi-Silva A, Guazzi M, Chase P, Bensimhon D, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Cahalin LP, Forman D, Arena R Int. J. Cardiol. 2014 Feb 1 171(2):265-9. The impact of operative timing on outcomes of appendicitis: a National Surgical Quality Improvement Project analysis. Fair BA, Kubasiak JC, Janssen I, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Deziel DJ, Luu MB Am. J. Surg. 2014 Dec 13 :. Laparoscopy has a superior diagnostic yield than percutaneous image-guided biopsy for suspected intra-abdominal lymphoma. Daly SC, Klairmont M, Arslan B, Vigneswaran Y, Roggin KF, Ujiki MB, Denham W, Millikan KW, Luu MB, Deziel DJ, Myers JA Surg Endosc 2014 Dec 10 :. Age-specific exercise capacity threshold for mortality risk assessment in male veterans. Kokkinos P, Faselis C, Myers J, Sui X, Zhang J, Blair SN Circulation 2014 Aug 19 130(8):653-8. Association of lower extremity performance with cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in patients with peripheral artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Morris DR, Rodriguez AJ, Moxon JV, Cunningham MA, McDermott MM, Myers J, Leeper NJ, Jones RE, Golledge J J Am Heart Assoc 2014 Aug 3(4):. The Affordable Care Act: new opportunities for cardiac rehabilitation in the workplace? Pinkstaff SO, Arena R, Myers J, Kaminsky L, Briggs P, Forman DE, Patel MJ, Cahalin LP J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2014 Aug 56(8):809-13. Exercise capacity and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Azarbal F, Singh M, Finocchiaro G, Le VV, Schnittger I, Wang P, Myers J, Ashley E, Perez M Heart 2014 Apr 100(8):624-30. Latent obstruction and left atrial size are predictors of clinical deterioration leading to septal reduction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Finocchiaro G, Haddad F, Pavlovic A, Sinagra G, Schnittger I, Knowles JW, Perez M, Magavern E, Myers J, Ashley E J. Card. Fail. 2014 Apr 20(4):236-43. A poor association was found between self-reported physical activity and estimated maximal oxygen uptake of sedentary multiethnic women. Gademan MG, Hosper K, Deutekom M, Engelbert RH, Myers J, Stronks K J Clin Epidemiol 2014 Apr 67(4):462-7. Higher clinical performance during a surgical clerkship is independently associated with matriculation of medical students into general surgery. Daly SC, Deal RA, Rinewalt DE, Francescatti AB, Luu MB, Millikan KW, Anderson MC, Myers JA Am. J. Surg. 2014 Apr 207(4):623-7. Radiographic predictability of hiatal hernia prior to gastric band surgery. Broucek JR, Ritter LA, Francescatti AB, Smith CH, Luu MB, Autajay KM, Myers JA JSLS 2014 18(2):243-5. Characterization of aerobically fit individuals with cardiovascular disease. Lesser IA, Farias-Godoy A, Isserow S, Myers J, Lear SA Eur J Sport Sci 2014 14(7):737-42. How does morphology impact on diastolic function in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? A single centre experience. Finocchiaro G, Haddad F, Pavlovic A, Magavern E, Sinagra G, Knowles JW, Myers J, Ashley EA BMJ Open 2014 4(6):e004814. Changes in cardiopulmonary reserve and peripheral arterial function concomitantly with subclinical inflammation and oxidative stress in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Vitiello D, Harel F, Touyz RM, Sirois MG, Lavoie J, Myers J, Ducharme A, Racine N, O'Meara E, Gayda M, Chabot-Blanchet M, Rouleau JL, de Denus S, White M Int J Vasc Med 2014 2014:917271. The prognostic significance of heart rate recovery is not dependent upon maximal effort in patients with heart failure. Cahalin LP, Forman DE, Chase P, Guazzi M, Myers J, Bensimhon D, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Arena R Int. J. Cardiol. 2013 Sep 30 168(2):1496-501. Effects of respiratory exchange ratio on the prognostic value of peak oxygen consumption and ventilatory efficiency in patients with systolic heart failure. Chase PJ, Kenjale A, Cahalin LP, Arena R, Davis PG, Myers J, Guazzi M, Forman DE, Ashley E, Peberdy MA, West E, Kelly CT, Bensimhon DR JACC Heart Fail 2013 Oct 1(5):427-32. Heart rate at rest, exercise capacity, and mortality risk in veterans. Pittaras AM, Faselis C, Doumas M, Myers J, Kheirbek R, Kokkinos JP, Tsimploulis A, Aiken M, Kokkinos P Am. J. Cardiol. 2013 Nov 15 112(10):1605-9. Statin and exercise prescription - Authors' reply. Kokkinos P, Faselis C, Myers J, Panagiotakos D, Doumas M Lancet 2013 May 11 381(9878):1622-3. Validation of a cardiopulmonary exercise test score in heart failure. Myers J, Oliveira R, Dewey F, Arena R, Guazzi M, Chase P, Bensimhon D, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Cahalin LP, Forman DE Circ Heart Fail 2013 Mar 6(2):211-8. Impact of cardiorespiratory fitness on the obesity paradox in patients with heart failure. Lavie CJ, Cahalin LP, Chase P, Myers J, Bensimhon D, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Forman DE, Guazzi M, Arena R Mayo Clin. Proc. 2013 Mar 88(3):251-8. Exercise capacity is the strongest predictor of mortality in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Leeper NJ, Myers J, Zhou M, Nead KT, Syed A, Kojima Y, Caceres RD, Cooke JP J. Vasc. Surg. 2013 Mar 57(3):728-33. Abdominal wall reconstruction: a case series of ventral hernia repair using the component separation technique with biologic mesh. Hood K, Millikan K, Pittman T, Zelhart M, Secemsky B, Rajan M, Myers J, Luu M. Am J Surg. 2013 2013 Mar 205(3):322-7; discussion 327-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.10.024. Epub 2013 Jan 22. Promoting health and wellness in the workplace: a unique opportunity to establish primary and extended secondary cardiovascular risk reduction programs. Arena R, Guazzi M, Briggs PD, Cahalin LP, Myers J, Kaminsky LA, Forman DE, Cipriano G, Borghi-Silva A, Babu AS, Lavie CJ Mayo Clin. Proc. 2013 Jun 88(6):605-17. Evaluating exercise capacity in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Babu AS, Myers J, Arena R, Maiya AG, Padmakumar R Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2013 Jun 11(6):729-37. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in healthy children and adolescents at moderately high altitude. Ilarraza-Lomelí H, Castañeda-López J, Myers J, Miranda I, Quiroga P, Rius MD, Lopez-de-la-Vega C, Vallejo E, Calderón J, Figueroa J, Buendía A Arch Cardiol Mex 2013 Jul-Sep 83(3):176-82. Race differences in ventricular remodeling and function among college football players. Haddad F, Peter S, Hulme O, Liang D, Schnittger I, Puryear J, Gomari FA, Finocchiaro G, Myers J, Froelicher V, Garza D, Ashley EA Am. J. Cardiol. 2013 Jul 1 112(1):128-34. Should high-intensity-aerobic interval training become the clinical standard in heart failure? Arena R, Myers J, Forman DE, Lavie CJ, Guazzi M Heart Fail Rev 2013 Jan 18(1):95-105. A meta-analysis of the prognostic significance of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with heart failure. Cahalin LP, Chase P, Arena R, Myers J, Bensimhon D, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Forman DE, Pinkstaff S, Lavie CJ, Guazzi M Heart Fail Rev 2013 Jan 18(1):79-94. The importance of cardiorespiratory fitness in the United States: the need for a national registry: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Kaminsky LA, Arena R, Beckie TM, Brubaker PH, Church TS, Forman DE, Franklin BA, Gulati M, Lavie CJ, Myers J, Patel MJ, Piña IL, Weintraub WS, Williams MA, Circulation 2013 Feb 5 127(5):652-62. Interactive effects of fitness and statin treatment on mortality risk in veterans with dyslipidaemia: a cohort study. Kokkinos PF, Faselis C, Myers J, Panagiotakos D, Doumas M Lancet 2013 Feb 2 381(9864):394-9. Beta-diversity in temperate and tropical forests reflects dissimilar mechanisms of community assembly. Myers JA, Chase JM, Jiménez I, Jørgensen PM, Araujo-Murakami A, Paniagua-Zambrana N, Seidel R Ecol. Lett. 2013 Feb 16(2):151-7. Cardiopulmonary and noninvasive hemodynamic responses to exercise predict outcomes in heart failure. Myers J, Wong M, Adhikarla C, Boga M, Challa S, Abella J, Ashley EA J. Card. Fail. 2013 Feb 19(2):101-7. Inspiratory muscle training in heart disease and heart failure: a review of the literature with a focus on method of training and outcomes. Cahalin LP, Arena R, Guazzi M, Myers J, Cipriano G, Chiappa G, Lavie CJ, Forman DE Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2013 Feb 11(2):161-77. Statins modulate the mortality risk associated with obesity and cardiorespiratory fitness in diabetics. Nylén ES, Faselis C, Kheirbek R, Myers J, Panagiotakos D, Kokkinos P J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2013 Aug 98(8):3394-401. An unusual case of haemoptysis. Mathew JJ, Hollings NP, Myers JD Thorax 2013 Aug 68(8):796-7. Resident training in single-incision compared with traditional cholecystectomy. Daly SC, Hooper EA, Rinewalt D, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Luu M JSLS 2013 17(3):361-4. Single-incision versus conventional laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Jolley J, Ahmed N, Luu MB, Francescatti AB, Autajay K, Myers JA JSLS 2013 17(3):385-7. Treadmill walking speed and survival prediction in men with cardiovascular disease: a 10-year follow-up study. Chiaranda G, Bernardi E, Codecà L, Conconi F, Myers J, Terranova F, Volpato S, Mazzoni G, Grazzi G BMJ Open 2013 3(10):e003446. Peak oxygen uptake prediction from a moderate, perceptually regulated, 1-km treadmill walk in male cardiac patients. Chiaranda G, Myers J, Mazzoni G, Terranova F, Bernardi E, Grossi G, Codecà L, Conconi F, Grazzi G J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2012 Sep-Oct 32(5):262-9. Ventilatory power: a novel index that enhances prognostic assessment of patients with heart failure. Forman DE, Guazzi M, Myers J, Chase P, Bensimhon D, Cahalin LP, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Daniels KM, Arena R Circ Heart Fail 2012 Sep 1 5(5):621-6. EACPR/AHA Scientific Statement. Clinical recommendations for cardiopulmonary exercise testing data assessment in specific patient populations. Guazzi M, Adams V, Conraads V, Halle M, Mezzani A, Vanhees L, Arena R, Fletcher GF, Forman DE, Kitzman DW, Lavie CJ, Myers J, , Circulation 2012 Oct 30 126(18):2261-74. Prognostic value of capnography during rest and exercise in patients with heart failure. Arena R, Guazzi M, Myers J, Chase P, Bensimhon D, Cahalin LP, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Forman DE Congest Heart Fail 2012 Nov-Dec 18(6):302-7. Inferring local ecological processes amid species pool influences. Lessard JP, Belmaker J, Myers JA, Chase JM, Rahbek C Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.) 2012 Nov 27(11):600-7. Patients with heart failure in the "intermediate range" of peak oxygen uptake: additive value of heart rate recovery and the minute ventilation/carbon dioxide output slope in predicting mortality. Ritt LE, Oliveira RB, Myers J, Arena R, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Forman D, Guazzi M J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2012 May-Jun 32(3):141-6. BMI-mortality paradox and fitness in African American and Caucasian men with type 2 diabetes. Kokkinos P, Myers J, Faselis C, Doumas M, Kheirbek R, Nylen E Diabetes Care 2012 May 35(5):1021-7. Increasing referral and participation rates to outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: the valuable role of healthcare professionals in the inpatient and home health settings: a science advisory from the American Heart Association. Arena R, Williams M, Forman DE, Cahalin LP, Coke L, Myers J, Hamm L, Kris-Etherton P, Humphrey R, Bittner V, Lavie CJ, Circulation 2012 Mar 13 125(10):1321-9. Resistance versus aerobic exercise training in chronic heart failure. Mandic S, Myers J, Selig SE, Levinger I Curr Heart Fail Rep 2012 Mar 9(1):57-64. Long-term symptom relief and patient satisfaction after Heller myotomy and Toupet fundoplication for achalasia. Popoff AM, Myers JA, Zelhart M, Maroulis B, Mesleh M, Millikan K, Luu MB. Am J Surg. 2012 2012 Mar 203(3):339-42; discussion 342. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2011.10.003. Epub 2012 Jan 4. Focal adhesion kinase modulates Cdc42 activity downstream of positive and negative axon guidance cues. Myers JP, Robles E, Ducharme-Smith A, Gomez TM J. Cell. Sci. 2012 Jun 15 125(Pt 12):2918-29. The prognostic utility of cardiopulmonary exercise testing stands the test of time in patients with heart failure. Arena R, Guazzi M, Myers J, Chase P, Bensimhon D, Cahalin LP, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Forman DE J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2012 Jul-Aug 32(4):198-202. Effects of high-intensity training on indices of ventilatory efficiency in chronic heart failure. Myers J, Gademan M, Brunner K, Kottman W, Boesch C, Dubach P J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2012 Jan-Feb 32(1):9-16. The relationship between minute ventilation and oxygen consumption in heart failure: comparing peak VE/VO2 and the oxygen uptake efficiency slope. Arena R, Guazzi M, Myers J, Chase P, Bensimhon D, Cahalin LP, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Forman DE Int. J. Cardiol. 2012 Feb 9 154(3):384-5. Efficacy of optimal long-term management of multiple cardiovascular risk factors (CVD) on walking and quality of life in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD): protocol for randomized controlled trial. Oka RK, Conte MS, Owens CD, Rapp J, Fung G, Alley HF, Giacomini JC, Myers J, Mohler ER Vasc Med 2012 Feb 17(1):17-28. The effect of sport on computerized electrocardiogram measurements in college athletes. Gademan MG, Uberoi A, Le VV, Mandic S, van Oort ER, Myers J, Froelicher VF Eur J Prev Cardiol 2012 Feb 19(1):126-38. EACPR/AHA Joint Scientific Statement. Clinical recommendations for cardiopulmonary exercise testing data assessment in specific patient populations. Guazzi M, Adams V, Conraads V, Halle M, Mezzani A, Vanhees L, Arena R, Fletcher GF, Forman DE, Kitzman DW, Lavie CJ, Myers J, , Eur. Heart J. 2012 Dec 33(23):2917-27. Frequency of adjustments and weight loss after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Valle E, Luu MB, Autajay K, Francescatti AB, Fogg LF, Myers JA. Obes Surg. 2012 2012 Dec 22(12):1880-3. doi: 10.1007/s11695-012-0748-3. Heart rate recovery, exercise capacity, and mortality risk in male veterans. Kokkinos P, Myers J, Doumas M, Faselis C, Pittaras A, Manolis A, Kokkinos JP, Narayan P, Papademetriou V, Fletcher R Eur J Prev Cardiol 2012 Apr 19(2):177-84. Imaging adhesion and signaling dynamics in Xenopus laevis growth cones. Santiago-Medina M, Myers JP, Gomez TM Dev Neurobiol 2012 Apr 72(4):585-99. Unaltered myocilin expression in the blood of primary open angle glaucoma patients. Abu-Amero KK, Azad TA, Spaeth GL, Myers J, Katz LJ, Moster M, Bosley TM Mol. Vis. 2012 18:1004-9. Small-scale variation in fuel loads differentially affects two co-dominant bunchgrasses in a species-rich pine savanna. Gagnon PR, Harms KE, Platt WJ, Passmore HA, Myers JA PLoS ONE 2012 7(1):e29674. Absence of altered expression of optineurin in primary open angle glaucoma patients. Abu-Amero KK, Azad TA, Spaeth GL, Myers J, Katz LJ, Moster M, Bosley TM Mol. Vis. 2012 18:1421-7. Effects of customized risk reduction program on cardiovascular risk in males with spinal cord injury. Myers J, Gopalan R, Shahoumian T, Kiratli J J Rehabil Res Dev 2012 49(9):1355-64. Determination of Best Criteria to Determine Final and Initial Speeds within Ramp Exercise Testing Protocols. da Silva SC, Monteiro WD, Cunha FA, Myers J, Farinatti PT Pulm Med 2012 2012:542402. Incremental exercise using progressive versus constant pedaling rates: a study in cardiac patients. Grazzi G, Conconi F, Myers J, Mazzoni G, Uliari S, Fucili A, Ceconi C J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2011 Sep-Oct 31(5):303-7. Disentangling the drivers of ß diversity along latitudinal and elevational gradients. Kraft NJ, Comita LS, Chase JM, Sanders NJ, Swenson NG, Crist TO, Stegen JC, Vellend M, Boyle B, Anderson MJ, Cornell HV, Davies KF, Freestone AL, Inouye BD, Harrison SP, Myers JA Science 2011 Sep 23 333(6050):1755-8. Focal adhesion kinase promotes integrin adhesion dynamics necessary for chemotropic turning of nerve growth cones. Myers JP, Gomez TM J. Neurosci. 2011 Sep 21 31(38):13585-95. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is equally prognostic in young, middle-aged and older individuals diagnosed with heart failure. Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Brubaker P, Kitzman DW, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M Int. J. Cardiol. 2011 Sep 15 151(3):278-83. The obesity paradox and weight loss. Myers J, Lata K, Chowdhury S, McAuley P, Jain N, Froelicher V Am. J. Med. 2011 Oct 124(10):924-30. Regulation of axonal outgrowth and pathfinding by integrin-ECM interactions. Myers JP, Santiago-Medina M, Gomez TM Dev Neurobiol 2011 Nov 71(11):901-23. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a core assessment for patients with heart failure. Arena R, Myers J, Guazzi M Congest Heart Fail 2011 May-Jun 17(3):115-9. Seed arrival and ecological filters interact to assemble high-diversity plant communities. Myers JA, Harms KE Ecology 2011 Mar 92(3):676-86. Exercise training and antioxidants: effects on rat heart tissue exposed to lead acetate. Roshan VD, Assali M, Moghaddam AH, Hosseinzadeh M, Myers J Int. J. Toxicol. 2011 Mar 30(2):190-6. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in small abdominal aortic aneurysm: profile, safety, and mortality estimates. Myers J, Powell A, Smith K, Fonda H, Dalman RL, Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 2011 Jun 18(3):459-66. Chronotropic responses to exercise in heart transplant recipients: 1-yr follow-up. Nytrøen K, Myers J, Chan KN, Geiran OR, Gullestad L Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2011 Jul 90(7):579-88. Exercise-induced left bundle branch block: prevalence and prognosis. Stein R, Ho M, Oliveira CM, Ribeiro JP, Lata K, Abella J, Olson H, Myers J, Froelicher V Arq. Bras. Cardiol. 2011 Jul 97(1):26-32. eng, por, spa Ordering a cardiopulmonary exercise test for your patient: key considerations for the physician. Arena R, Myers J, Lavie CJ, Forman DE, Guazzi M Future Cardiol 2011 Jan 7(1):55-60. Exercise oscillatory ventilation reflects diminished quality of life and perceived functional capacity in patients with heart failure. Arena R, Guazzi M, Myers J, Chase P, Bensimhon D, Cahalin L, Peberdy MA, Ashley E, West E, Forman DE Int. J. Cardiol. 2011 Dec 1 153(2):213-4. Disentangling the importance of ecological niches from stochastic processes across scales. Chase JM, Myers JA Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 2011 Aug 27 366(1576):2351-63. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery for intra-abdominal metastatic melanoma. Turner J, Myers JA, Titze J, Kaufman HL, Bines SD. Am Surg. 2011 2011 Aug 77(8):E164-5. No abstract available. Low lifetime recreational activity is a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease. Wilson AM, Sadrzadeh-Rafie AH, Myers J, Assimes T, Nead KT, Higgins M, Gabriel A, Olin J, Cooke JP J. Vasc. Surg. 2011 Aug 54(2):427-32, 432.e1-4. The utility of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the assessment of suspected microvascular ischemia. Chaudhry S, Arena R, Wasserman K, Hansen JE, Lewis GD, Myers J, Belardinelli R, LaBudde B, Menasco N, Boden WE Int. J. Cardiol. 2011 Apr 1 148(1):e7-9. Cultural adaptation of an instrument to assess physical fitness in cardiac patients. Domingues Gde B, Gallani MC, Gobatto CA, Miura CT, Rodrigues RC, Myers J Rev Saude Publica 2011 Apr 45(2):276-85. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the assessment of pulmonary hypertension. Arena R, Guazzi M, Myers J, Grinnen D, Forman DE, Lavie CJ Expert Rev Respir Med 2011 Apr 5(2):281-93. Down-regulation of OPA1 in patients with primary open angle glaucoma. Bosley TM, Hellani A, Spaeth GL, Myers J, Katz LJ, Moster MR, Milcarek B, Abu-Amero KK Mol. Vis. 2011 17:1074-9. Long-term stability of the oxygen pulse curve during maximal exercise. Oliveira RB, Myers J, Araújo CG Clinics (Sao Paulo) 2011 66(2):203-9. The slope of the oxygen pulse curve does not depend on the maximal heart rate in elite soccer players. Perim RR, Signorelli GR, Myers J, Arena R, de Araújo CG Clinics (Sao Paulo) 2011 66(5):829-35. Accuracy of peak VO2 assessments in career firefighters. Drew-Nord DC, Myers J, Nord SR, Oka RK, Hong O, Froelicher ES J Occup Med Toxicol 2011 6(1):25. A meta-analysis of the effects of exercise training on left ventricular remodeling following myocardial infarction: start early and go longer for greatest exercise benefits on remodeling. Haykowsky M, Scott J, Esch B, Schopflocher D, Myers J, Paterson I, Warburton D, Jones L, Clark AM Trials 2011 12:92. Routine postoperative upper gastrointestinal fluoroscopy is unnecessary after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement. Bertelson NL, Myers JA. Surg Endosc. 2010 2010 Sep 24(9):2188-91. doi: 10.1007/s00464-010-0924-2. Epub 2010 Mar 27. Ventilatory efficiency and dyspnea on exertion improvements are related to reduced pulmonary pressure in heart failure patients receiving Sildenafil. Guazzi M, Myers J, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Arena R Int. J. Cardiol. 2010 Oct 29 144(3):410-2. Prognostic characteristics of heart rate recovery according to sex in patients with heart failure. Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M Int. J. Cardiol. 2010 Nov 19 145(2):293-4. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing: relevant but underused. Forman DE, Myers J, Lavie CJ, Guazzi M, Celli B, Arena R Postgrad Med 2010 Nov 122(6):68-86. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing characteristics in heart failure patients with and without concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Guazzi M, Myers J, Vicenzi M, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Pinkstaff S, Arena R Am. Heart J. 2010 Nov 160(5):900-5. Prognostic usefulness of the functional aerobic reserve in patients with heart failure. Chase P, Arena R, Guazzi M, Myers J, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D Am. Heart J. 2010 Nov 160(5):922-7. Sex differences in the prevalence of peripheral artery disease in patients undergoing coronary catheterization. Sadrzadeh Rafie AH, Stefanick ML, Sims ST, Phan T, Higgins M, Gabriel A, Assimes T, Narasimhan B, Nead KT, Myers J, Olin J, Cooke JP Vasc Med 2010 Dec 15(6):443-50. Does pyrogenicity protect burning plants? Gagnon PR, Passmore HA, Platt WJ, Myers JA, Paine CE, Harms KE Ecology 2010 Dec 91(12):3481-6; discussion 3503-14. Roux-en-Y duodenojejunostomy in the treatment of Bouveret syndrome. Erlandson MD, Kim AW, Richter HM 3rd, Myers JA. South Med J. 2009 2009 Sep 102(9):963-5. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181b17dde. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) guidelines for office endoscopic services. Heneghan S, Myers J, Fanelli R, Richardson W; Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Surg Endosc. 2009 2009 May 23(5):1125-9. doi: 10.1007/s00464-009-0410-x. Epub 2009 Mar 20. No abstract available. A novel approach to extraction of incarcerated omentum and mesh insertion in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Perry KA, Millikan KW, Huang WW, Myers JA. Surg Endosc. 2008 2008 Mar 22(3):798-801. doi: 10.1007/s00464-007-9640-y. Epub 2007 Nov 1. Gastric migration and strangulation after adjustable gastric banding. Fischer G, Myers JA, Huang W, Shayani V. Obes Surg. 2008 2008 Jun 18(6):753-5. doi: 10.1007/s11695-007-9410-x. Epub 2008 Apr 8. Laparoscopic ultrasound as the primary method for bile duct imaging during cholecystectomy Perry KA, Myers JA, Deziel DJ Surg Endosc 2008 Jan 22(1):208-13 Subdiaphragmatic foregut cyst: case report, differential diagnosis, and review of the literature. Galan K, Myers JA, Deziel D. JSLS. 2008 2008 Apr-Jun 12(2):183-7. Review.
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My overarching philosophy is just to listen to my patients and to remember what it feels like to be a patient. I take pride in laying out the whole treatment plan with them. I’m always drawing pictures for them. Even if I meet them in the hospital room, I’ll draw a picture of their operation on their bed sheets — which I’m sure housekeeping gets a little annoyed with me for. But I always make sure that they have a full understanding of what the plan is going to be, so that if anything happens along the road we’re prepared for it. We know what our plan was going in. And I let them know several hopeful outcomes. And if something happens, we’re ready to take care of it.
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