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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

IK1RX002945-01A2
Title: Mild intermittent hypoxia: A therapeutic modality to mitigate co-morbidities and promote recovery of respiratory motor function in spinal cord injured patients with sleep apnea
Principal Investigator:

Gino Panza

Location: Allen Park, MI
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2019 - April 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $132,060
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$358,409
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is high in Veterans with an intact spinal cord99 and the prevalence is even greater (i.e.74%) in patients with tetraplegia19. Incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) with concurrent OSA is accompanied by autonomic, cardiovascular and neurocognitive co-morbidities, as well as, respiratory and limb motor dysfunction. Treatment options to mitigate these co-morbidities while promoting recovery of respiratory motor function range from limited to non-existen...



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