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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Afferent Stimulation to Evoke Recto-colonic Reflex for Colonic Motility
Principal Investigator:

Dennis Bourbeau

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2016 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $145,886
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Following spinal cord injury, the colon is unable to evacuate stools via peristaltic propulsion. Losing bowel function can cause constipation, gastro-intestinal complications, and faecal incontinence, severely impacting health and quality of life. The standard of care for individuals with neurogenic bowel involves the design of a bowel program for predictable and effective elimination of the bowels. A bowel program includes diet, fluid intake, activit...

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