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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Dynamic Changes in Erythrocyte 2,3 DPG as a Driver of Cardiac Dysfunction in End Stage Kidney Disease
Principal Investigator:

Shilpa Sharma

Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Congressional District Code: 33
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $131,213
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


ABSTRACT End-stage renal disease (ESRD) and its associated complications are disproportionately higher in veterans compared to the general U. S. population. Approximately 45,500 veterans currently receive hemodialysis. In the U.S., there is an estimated 500,000 ESRD patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis and this number is predicted to rise to over 1 million by 2030. In veterans on dialysis, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and the risk of death is particularly high on t...

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