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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21RX002901-01A1
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):
$199,857
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

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...



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