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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Targeting Chemoreceptor Control of Breathing during Sleep to Mitigate Opioid-Associated Sleep Disordered Breathing
Principal Investigator:

Susmita Chowdhuri

Location: Allen Park, MI
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $133,547
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The U.S government has declared an opioid crisis in the country and federal health agencies are adopting emergency measures to obviate the high mortality associated with prescription opioid drug use. There is an increased risk for sleep disordered breathing (SDB), sleep-related hypoventilation and irregular breathing in individuals on chronic prescription opioid medications. Almost 30% of a veteran sleep clinic population had opioid-associated central sleep apnea (CSA). Gravely, in a national sa...

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