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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: VA Vascular Injury Study (VAVIS): VA-DoD extremity injury outcomes collaboration
Principal Investigator:

Paula K. Shireman

Location: San Antonio, TX
Congressional District Code: 20
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2015 - February 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $2,100
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The goal of this proposal is to understand the long-term outcomes and current processes of carefor Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq (Operations Enduring Freedom/ Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn;OEF/OIF) wars with polytrauma including vascular limb injuries, with a long-term goal of identifyingbest practices for this population. The high number of limb injuries among OEF/OIF veterans and their long-term, complex care requirements pose a significant challenge to the VA. Combat-related vascular injuries ar...

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