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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Clinical Impact of Respiratory-Swallow Training on Refractory Dysphagia in OP HNC
Principal Investigator:

Bonnie Martin-Harris

Location: Hines, IL
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $222,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Despite important advancements in medical and surgical cancer treatments that prolong survival, veterans with oropharyngeal head and neck cancer (OP HNC) are faced with chronic, intractable dysphagia resulting in persistent drastic alterations in diet, the need for feeding tubes, and increased risk for aspiration pneumonia – a life threatening infection. We must devote research and clinical efforts to mitigate these devastating impairments because currently our rehabilitative intervention option...

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