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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Ezetimibe as a Safe and Efficacious Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C
Principal Investigator:

Susan Lynn Uprichard

Location: Hines, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $49,505
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The rationale for this application is to take action to improve/expand HCV treatment options, an issue that effects ~10% of veterans. While chronic HCV infection can lead to liver steatosis, insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, and fibrosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma, the astronomical cost of the new HCV antivirals represents a significant burden on the VA healthcare system and the risk of viral escape has not been determined in less than ideal compliance populations. To address the need...

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