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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mechanisms and therapeutic interventions of postoperative gastric ileus
Principal Investigator:

Yvette F. Tache

Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Congressional District Code: 33
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $117,975
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Postoperative ileus (POI) is one of the main complication associated with abdominal surgery (AS) procedures. A number of Veterans deployed in the war zones undergo injuries requiring AS. After AS, patients usually develop nausea, vomiting, bloating, and abdominal pain which are major contributing factors to postoperative discomfort. The incidence of ileus is highest in gastrointestinal (GI) surgery with 24% of patients developing ileus and can be as high as 40% in laparotomy patients. The health...

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