Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Treatment of tracheal stenosis by drug eluting, bioabsorbable stent
Principal Investigator:

Mark Weidenbecher

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: December 2018 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $15,226
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Long-term intubation, tracheostomy, neck or inhalational trauma are common causes for subglottic and tracheal stenosis. Current surgical techniques may not correct the condition in all cases, resulting in restenosis and sometimes requiring a permanent tracheostomy. Tracheal stents can be used to address stenosis, but they have a number of potential shortcomings such as such as risk of acute airway obstruction, migration and poor biocompatibility. We have developed a novel drug-eluting stent conc...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.