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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01CX001076-05A1
Title: Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Veterans with Cirrhosis
Principal Investigator:

Jasmohan S Bajaj

Location: Richmond, VA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $675,844
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$2,078,576
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Liver cirrhosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Veterans, primarily due to complications such as ascites and hepatic encephalopathy (HE). HE is linked with a systemic pro-inflammatory milieu propagated by an impaired intestinal barrier and gut dysbiosis. Despite maximal therapy (lactulose/rifaximin), a significant proportion of Veterans have HE that continues to recur, which is a major burden on their caregivers and VHA system. We have recently published a small randomized trial o...



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