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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Prehabilitation of Veterans with Exercise and Nutrition (PREVENT)
Principal Investigator:

Atilio Barbeito

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $100,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Approximately half a million operations are performed each year in VA hospitals across the country.4 Veterans undergoing high-risk surgery have a 1 in 5 chance of suffering complications, a 1 in 10 chance of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, and a 1 in 50 chance of dying within 30 days.4 Long-term survival is significantly reduced for those patients who have perioperative complications, even if they survive to leave the hospital.5 Low fitness and poor functional status are among t...

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