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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: Efficacy and Safety of Stellate Ganglion Block for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Michael Hollifield

Location: Long Beach, CA
Congressional District Code: 47
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2022 - March 2026
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $1,052,405
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary / Abstract (40 lines) Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) is a rapid-acting intervention that may directly target PTSD biology. Positive case-studies and preliminary results from our team suggest clinically robust and significant benefits for up to 6- months. Two randomized controlled trials, however, yielded conflicting results and had methodological limitations, making interpretation of results inconclusive. Neither trial evaluated durability beyond 8-weeks, safety, or biological mec...

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