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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated Lung Disease in Veterans Using Real-World Data
Principal Investigator:

Bryant R. England

Location: Omaha, NE
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2021 - December 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $164,790
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting 1.3 million individuals in the U.S., causing physical disability, reduced quality of life, premature mortality, and enormous health care costs. Veterans with RA die from respiratory diseases at a rate three times higher than the general population. Much of this excess respiratory mortality affecting Veterans with RA is attributable to interstitial lung disease (ILD), which has a prognosis as poor as many cancers. Despite advance...

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