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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: Functional and Neuroprotective Effects of Restoring Lower Limb Sensation after Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Principal Investigator:

Ronald J. Triolo

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $279,163
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Thus project addresses a gap in the available interventions for Veterans with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN), a large and growing chronic disease population within the VHA. Individuals with diabetes have a 10-times higher risk of amputations than the general population. We expect that discrete, meaningful sensations perceived to be arising from the missing foot can be chronically elicited by multi-contact peripheral nerve cuff electrodes installed on the nerves in the thigh above the knee...

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