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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Ischemic Preconditioning to Augment muscle Function in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries
Principal Investigator:

Lisa Lombardo

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $23,332
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Spinal cord injury (SCI) often results in a sedentary lifestyle and profound deconditioning due to limited options for exercise. This decreased physical activity often leads to weight gain, bone loss, muscle atrophy, poor circulation, impaired cardiovascular function along with depression and decreased self-confidence. Options to exercise the muscles below the level of injury are restricted to electrical stimulation driven exercise that is constrained to reduced muscular force and work output. T...

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