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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Defining novel pharyngeal pressure metrics to predict dysphagia treatment outcomes and clinical prognosis using high-resolution manometry
Principal Investigator:

Timothy M. McCulloch

Location: Madison, WI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $381,129
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Oropharyngeal dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a devastating condition that affects physiological and psychosocial functioning in 1 in 25 adults. In 2016, speech-language pathologists working in the VA completed more than 102,905 evaluation and 77,786 treatment procedures for oropharyngeal dysphagia. This highlights not only the incidence of suspected dysphagia in the Veteran population but also the substantial need for dysphagia management with appropriate outcomes tracking. Many dysphag...

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