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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Effect of Myofunctional Therapy on Outcomes in Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea
Principal Investigator:

Carl J. Stepnowsky, Jr.

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $310,050
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Anticipated Impact on Veteran’s Healthcare: Sleep apnea is one of the most common chronic conditions in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Because of increased efforts at diagnosis, many VA sleep programs are now encountering higher levels of veterans diagnosed with mild-to- moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) takes a rehabilitative approach to OSA and can provide VHA patients and providers with a therapeutic option that does not require the use o...

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