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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX002649-01A1
Title: Testosterone and Long Pulse Width Stimulation for Denervated Muscles after Spinal Cord Injury
Principal Investigator:

Ashraf Gorgey

Location: Richmond, VA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $274,354
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,124,898
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Our long-term goal is to develop a rehabilitation strategy to mitigate the deleterious changes in muscle size and lower leg lean mass in persons with denervation following spinal cord injury (SCI). Currently, there is no available rehabilitation intervention following lower motor neuron (LMN) denervation. More than 46,000 Veterans are affected with SCI and may experience profound skeletal muscle atrophy and loss of lean mass and about 20-25% experience LMN denervation. Skeletal muscle cross-sect...



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