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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

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):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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