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Cuoghi Edens

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Cuoghi Edens, MD is a rheumatologist trained to see both pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology patients. Dr. Edens treats patients suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus, mixed connective tissue disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, dermatomyositis and other more rare conditions. Due to her combined adult and pediatric training, she has a special interest in rheumatic diseases in children and ensuring their healthcare as they transition into adulthood. She also in unique in that she cares specifically for pregnant women with rheumatic conditions, also offering preconception and contraception counseling.

    Research interests include reproductive health topics, particularly those facing teens and young adults with rheumatic diseases, in addition to pregnancy and medication safety in rheumatic disease pregnancies. Healthcare transition is also an area of work.

    Aside from her clinical work, Dr. Edens is also the pediatric rheumatology fellowship director and she is involved in medical student and resident education.

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    Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio06/2018Pediatric Rheumatology
    University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio6/2018Rheumatology
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan6/2014Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New MexicoMD6/2010Medicine
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New MexicoBA, BAFA6/2006Chemistry and Art History

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         (Cuoghi Edens)Jul 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022
    Reproductive Health Concerns in Pediatric Onset Rheumatic Diseases: Filling the Needs of Patients and Parents Through Provider Education
    Role Description: Reproductive health is an encompassing term used to describe many different topics including but not limited to pregnancy, contraception, sexual relations, infertility, puberty, and monthly periods. Children with rheumatic diseases and their parents have unique reproductive health concerns as it relates to their diseases and medications. There has been very little research on this topic in terms of the concerns and how to address them. Patients and parents might ask their pediatric rheumatologists and nurses about this topic, but health care team members do not have any resources or dedicated training in this area. This study aims to understand and address the needs of these populations as well as current behaviors and create educational tools to address the gaps and needs discovered.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Bermas BL, Blanco I, Blazer AD, Edens C, Ramsey-Goldman R, Donley G, Pierce L, Wright C, Birru Talabi M, Clowse MEB. The impact of US abortion policy on rheumatology clinical practice: a cross-sectional survey of rheumatologists. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2024 Mar; 76(3):485-486. PMID: 37706661.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Mitchell D, Lesoon L, Edens C, Kazmerski TM, Stransky OM, Cameron FA, Clowse MEB, Borrero S, Hamm M, Talabi MB. How to Provide Sexual and Reproductive Health Care to Patients: Focus Groups With Rheumatologists and Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers. J Rheumatol. 2023 02; 50(2):240-245. PMID: 36319006; PMCID: PMC9898078.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Bermas BL, Blanco I, Blazer AD, Clowse ME, Edens C, Ramsey-Goldman R, Talabi MB. Overturning Roe v. Wade: Toppling the Practice of Rheumatology. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 Sep 21. PMID: 36128693.
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    4. Semo-Oz R, Wagner-Weiner L, Edens C, Zic C, One K, Saad N, Tesher M. Adherence to medication by adolescents and young adults with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2022 Oct; 31(12):1508-1515. PMID: 35938626.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Moussa T, Abdelhak M, Edens C. Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome in children with systemic lupus erythematosus: case series and review. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2022 Apr 15; 20(1):29. PMID: 35428311; PMCID: PMC9013147.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Edens C. The Impact of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases on Sexual Health, Family Planning, and Pregnancy. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2022 02; 48(1):113-140. PMID: 34798942.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Edens C. Early Sexual Health and Reproductive Implications in Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2022 02; 48(1):91-112. PMID: 34798961.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Basiaga ML, Stern SM, Mehta JJ, Edens C, Randell RL, Pomorska A, Irga-Jaworska N, Ibarra MF, Susic G, Boneparth A, Srinivasalu H, Dizon B, Kamdar AA, Goldberg B, O'Neil KM, Protopapas SA, Akikusa JD, Thatayatikom A, Cha S, Lo MS, Treemarcki EB, Yokogawa N, Lieberman SM, Bracaglia C, Nicolai R, Knupp-Oliveira S, Antón J, Mosquera JM, Appenzeller S, Saad-Magalhães C, Nieto-González JC, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance and the International Childhood Sjögren Syndr. Childhood Sjögren syndrome: features of an international cohort and application of the 2016 ACR/EULAR classification criteria. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 07 01; 60(7):3144-3155. PMID: 33280020; PMCID: PMC8487648.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Mihailescu ML, Edens C, Hoffman MD. Anti-MDA5 Antibody-Positive Interstitial Pneumonia with Autoimmune Features Presenting as Amyopathic Hypodermatitic Dermatomyositis: A Case Report. Case Rep Dermatol. 2021 Jan-Apr; 13(1):222-229. PMID: 34054457; PMCID: PMC8138218.
      Citations: 1     
    10. Johnson KR, Edens C, Sadun RE, Chira P, Hersh AO, Goh YI, Hui-Yuen J, Singer NG, Spiegel LR, Stinson JN, White PH, Lawson E, CARRA Transition Workgroup. Differences in Healthcare Transition Views, Practices, and Barriers Among North American Pediatric Rheumatology Clinicians From 2010 to 2018. J Rheumatol. 2021 09; 48(9):1442-1449. PMID: 33526621.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Strohbehn GW, Heiss BL, Rouhani SJ, Trujillo JA, Yu J, Kacew AJ, Higgs EF, Bloodworth JC, Cabanov A, Wright RC, Koziol AK, Weiss A, Danahey K, Karrison TG, Edens CC, Bauer Ventura I, Pettit NN, Patel BK, Pisano J, Strek ME, Gajewski TF, Ratain MJ, Reid PD. COVIDOSE: A Phase II Clinical Trial of Low-Dose Tocilizumab in the Treatment of Noncritical COVID-19 Pneumonia. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2021 03; 109(3):688-696. PMID: 33210302; PMCID: PMC7753375.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    12. Carandang K, Mruk V, Ardoin SP, Huynh B, Clowse MEB, Berlan ED, Edens C. Reproductive health needs of adolescent and young adult women with pediatric rheumatic diseases. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2020 Aug 17; 18(1):66. PMID: 32807193; PMCID: PMC7433038.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Strohbehn GW, Heiss BL, Rouhani SJ, Trujillo JA, Yu J, Kacew AJ, Higgs EF, Bloodworth JC, Cabanov A, Wright RC, Koziol A, Weiss A, Danahey K, Karrison TG, Edens CC, Ventura IB, Pettit NN, Patel B, Pisano J, Strek ME, Gajewski TF, Ratain MJ, Reid PD. COVIDOSE: Low-dose tocilizumab in the treatment of Covid-19. medRxiv. 2020 Jul 26. PMID: 32743594; PMCID: PMC7386518.
      Citations: 1     
    14. Edens C, Antonelli M. . The Prevalence of Comorbidities in Children and Young Adults with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. 2018. View Publication.
    15. Edens C, Rodrigues BC, Lacerda MI, Dos Santos FC, Levy RA, Leatherwood C, Mandel J, Bermas B, De Jesús GR, De Jesús NR. Challenging cases in rheumatic pregnancies. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 07 01; 57(suppl_5):v18-v25. PMID: 30137591; PMCID: PMC6099127.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Edens C, Antonelli M. Arthritis and Rheumatology. “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in Rheumatic Disease". 2017; 10(69). View Publication.
    17. Johnson K, Edens C, Chira P, Hersh AO, Goh YI, Hui-Yuen J, Sadun RE, Singer NG, Spiegel LR, Stinson JN, White PH, Lawson E. . Differences in Healthcare Transition Views, Practices, and Barriers Among North American Pediatric Rheumatology Providers from 2010 to 2018. 2017. View Publication.
    18. Edens C. “Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in a Toddler treated with Infliximab.". Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2016; 5(68):1075.
    19. Edens C, Robinson AB. Systemic lupus erythematosus, bone health, and osteoporosis. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2015 Dec; 22(6):422-31. PMID: 26414079.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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