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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX003267-01A1
Title: Post-TBI Opioid Exposure Exacerbates Chronic Injury-induced Behavioral andNeuroinflammatory Outcomes
Principal Investigator:

Alana C Conti

Location: Allen Park, MI
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: March 2020 - February 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $283,581
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,186,779
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
Go To NIH RePORTER


Excerpt:

Of the more than 300,000 service men and women that have sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to recent conflicts, 70-80% are treated for pain. Those TBI-injured Veterans that are provided pain management are more likely to receive opioid-based treatment and engage in higher-risk opioid use. This increase in prescription opioid use among Veterans with TBI reflects the nationwide opioid abuse and dependence crisis and highlights the need to understand the long-term, progressive deficits, su...



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