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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Point of Care Elastographic Sonoangiography (eSA)
Principal Investigator:

William F. Weitzel

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $234,580
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


ABSTRACT Our nation’s veterans are at a high risk for developing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) with rates of mortality and morbidity that are extremely high. CKD progressing to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is a disabling condition resulting in patients requiring hemodialysis thrice weekly to maintain life. Functional independence on hemodialysis requires a reliable and well-functioning vascular access to connect to the dialysis machine for treatments. Vascular access is crucial to the treatment...

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