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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Low-intensity vibration to improve healing of chronic wounds
Principal Investigator:

Rhonda D. Kineman

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2018 - October 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $201,394
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Abstract Large numbers of chronic non-healing wounds resulting from diabetes and spinal cord injury and the associated amputations and diminished quality of life for veterans represent a major health problem for the Veteran’s Administration healthcare system. Our early studies indicate that a novel therapy utilizing low- intensity vibration (LIV) promotes tissue perfusion, granulation tissue formation and wound healing in diabetic mice. Our data further indicate that LIV increases levels of ins...

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