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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21RX003294-01
Title: Improving exercise capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients through uphill walking
Principal Investigator:

Debra J. Romberger

Location: Omaha, NE
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $92,742
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$201,282
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and presents an important healthcare problem, especially for Veterans. Prevalence of COPD in the Veteran population ranges from 33%-43%, a higher prevalence than among the general population of the United States. COPD patients experience diminished exercise capacity. A significant portion of this limitation in exercise capacity is due to dynamic hyperinflation and dyspnea. Humans demonstrate a coupled relati...



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