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Edward Bell

Professor,  Pediatrics

Contact Information

Phone: +1 319 356 4006
Email: edward-bell@uiowa.edu


BA, Mathematics, Washington and Jefferson College
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency, Pediatrics, Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship, Neonatology, McMaster University Medical Centre
Fellowship, Neonatology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island


Primary: Pediatrics

Centers and Program Affiliations

Research Interests

anemia, anemic preterm infant, blood, blood product, body composition, body energy expenditure, body temperature regulation, dietetics, energy metabolism, energy utilization, infant, internal medicine, international health, lactation, medical decision making, neonatal disorder, neonatology, newborn infant, nutrition, oxygen delivery, pediatrics, perinatal health, prematurity, thermoregulation, transfusion

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Research Summary

My research involves studies of nutrition, growth, energy metabolism, and body temperature regulation of newborn infants. Recent projects include studies of methods of measuring body energy expenditure and the effect of diet on energy utilization and body composition during growth. Current research involves study of oxygen delivery and utilization in anemia of prematurity. Other aims include improving decisions about transfusing anemic preterm infants, reducing the need for transfusion, and identifying safer techniques of transfusion. I am also interested in multicenter clinical trials and lead our group's participation in several such studies.

Recent Publications

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  1. Outcome of Extremely Preterm Infants (<1,000 g) With Congenital Heart Defects From the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Pediatr Cardiol 33(8):1415-26, 2012. [PubMed]
  2. Empiric antifungal therapy and outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants with invasive candidiasis. J Pediatr 161(2):264-9.e2, 2012. [PubMed]
  3. International survey of transfusion practices for extremely premature infants. Semin Perinatol 36(4):244-7, 2012. [PubMed]
  4. Outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: impact of the physiologic definition. Early Hum Dev 88(7):509-15, 2012. [PubMed]
  5. Risk factors for post-neonatal intensive care unit discharge mortality among extremely low birth weight infants. J Pediatr 161(1):70-4.e1-2, 2012. [PubMed]
  6. Approach to infants born at 22 to 24 weeks' gestation: relationship to outcomes of more-mature infants. Pediatrics 129(6):e1508-16, 2012. [PubMed]
  7. Major chromosomal anomalies among very low birth weight infants in the Vermont Oxford Network. J Pediatr 160(5):774-780.e11, 2012. [PubMed]
  8. Methicillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and meningitis in preterm infants. Pediatrics 129(4):e914-22, 2012. [PubMed]
  9. Improving survival of extremely preterm infants born between 22 and 25 weeks of gestation. Obstet Gynecol 119(4):795-800, 2012. [PubMed]
  10. Bloodstream infections in very low birth weight infants with intestinal failure. J Pediatr 160(1):54-9.e2, 2012. [PubMed]