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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for physical function maintenance during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Principal Investigator:

Lindsey Anderson

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $193,453
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) reduces physical function and muscle mass and increases fatigue. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), when used as a stand-alone intervention, improves muscle strength and muscle mass in non-cancer patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure. The use of NMES to combat disuse atrophy and functional decline may be particularly useful in the HCT setting as patients undergo intensive preparatory chemotherapy and often...

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