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R. Erik Edens

Clinical Professor,  Pediatrics

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Phone: +1 319 356 3977
Email: erik-edens@uiowa.edu


BS, St. Ambrose University
PhD, University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy
MD, Medicine, University of Iowa
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Iowa
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Iowa


Primary: Pediatrics

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  1. Mahle, W, Tresler, M, Edens, R, Rusconi, P, George, J, Naftel, D, Shaddy, R. Allosensitization and outcomes in pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 30(11):1221-7, 2011. [PubMed]
  2. Guleserian, K, Schechtman, K, Zheng, J, Edens, R, Jacobs, J, Mahle, W, Emerson, S, Naftel, D, Kirklin, J, Blume, E, Canter, C. Outcomes after listing for primary transplantation for infants with unoperated-on non-hypoplastic left heart syndrome congenital heart disease: a multi-institutional study. J Heart Lung Transplant 30(9):1023-32, 2011. [PubMed]
  3. Ng B, Dipchand A, Naftel D, Rusconi P, Boyle G, Zaoutis T, Edens RE. Outcomes of pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia infections in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation 15(8):844-848, 2011.    

  4. Johnson, C, Schmitz, M, McKamie, W, Edens, R, Imamura, M, Jaquiss, R. Orthotopic heart transplantation in a child with hereditary spherocytosis. Artif Organs 34(12):1154-6, 2010. [PubMed]
  5. Dagtas, A, Edens, R, Gilbert, K. Histone deacetylase inhibitor uses p21(Cip1) to maintain anergy in CD4+ T cells. Int Immunopharmacol 9(11):1289-97, 2009. [PubMed]
  6. Von Bergen, N, Lyon, J, Edens, R. Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy in a 17-year-old male with a pheochromocytoma. Pediatr Cardiol 30(2):184-7, 2009. [PubMed]
  7. Wright, E, Fiser, W, Edens, R, Frazier, E, Morrow, W, Imamura, M, Jaquiss, R. Cardiac transplant outcomes in pediatric patients with pre-formed anti-human leukocyte antigen antibodies and/or positive retrospective crossmatch. J Heart Lung Transplant 26(11):1163-9, 2007. [PubMed]
  8. Edens, R, Dagtas, S, Gilbert, K. Histone deacetylase inhibitors induce antigen specific anergy in lymphocytes: a comparative study. Int Immunopharmacol 6(11):1673-81, 2006. [PubMed]
  9. Yu, H, Muñoz, E, Edens, R, Linhardt, R. Kinetic studies on the interactions of heparin and complement proteins using surface plasmon resonance. Biochim Biophys Acta 1726(2):168-76, 2005. [PubMed]
  10. Muñoz, E, Yu, H, Hallock, J, Edens, R, Linhardt, R. Poly(ethylene glycol)-based biosensor chip to study heparin-protein interactions. Anal Biochem 343(1):176-8, 2005. [PubMed]