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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Optimizing Renin Angiotensin System Blocker Use among Veterans with Kidney Disease
Principal Investigator:

Salim S. Virani

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $219,785
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Prevalence of moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) is 70% higher in veterans than the general population. Annual cost for non-dialysis dependent CKD population care increased to $18 billion in FY 2016 for Veterans Administration. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are considered standard of care for CKD patients as they improve cardiovascular outcomes and retard progression to end stage kidney disease. Among veterans...

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