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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21RX003303-01A1
Title: Improving Sleep Apnea Treatment Adherence after Brain Injury: A Feasibility Study
Principal Investigator:

Marc A Silva

Location: Tampa, FL
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $98,883
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$197,766
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that commonly occurs in Veterans with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Untreated OSA increases risk of poor health outcomes including cognitive impairment, declining mental health, poor physical health, and premature mortality. Positive airway pressure (PAP) is the frontline treatment for OSA that effectively reduces the many negative health consequences of the disease. However, adherence to PAP is required to reap the...



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