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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Emphysema and Inflammatory Biomarkers and Risk of Osteoporosis in Men with COPD
Principal Investigator:

Jessica B Field

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2015 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $51,084
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Low bone mineral density (BMD) is associated with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) independent of traditional osteoporosis risk factors, including physical inactivity, steroid use, and cachexia. However, osteoporosis in men with COPD is often underdiagnosed due to lack of consensus on osteoporosis screening guidelines in this group of patients. Systemic inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of both COPD and osteoporosis; but few studies have shown a relationship between specif...

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