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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01CX001616-01
Title: PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD) IN VETERANS
Principal Investigator:

Hashem El-Serag

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $130,067
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$660,136
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

The objective of this application is to determine the burden of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among patients receiving primary care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. NAFLD affects an estimated 20%-30% of the adult non-VA US population and is projected to become the main cause of end- stage liver disease in the next 10 years. NAFLD encompasses a histologic spectrum ranging from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Around 20% of patient...



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