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Gainesville, Florida 32606


The study is to compare the performance of a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device to a clinical polysomnography (PSG) in identifying breathing events in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Study summary:

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the AED algorithm used in a PAP device with manually scored events on PSG. The PAP device was modified to produce a square wave voltage output identifying when apneas, hypopneas, and snoring events were detected. Recording this event signal on the PSG performed with the patient using the PAP device allowed an event-by-event comparison between manually scored PSG events and AED events. In addition, the AHI, AI, and HI derived from the manually scored PSG were compared with the respective measures reported by the PAP device used during the PSG. Study Objectives: Compare automatic event detection (AED) of respiratory events using a positive airway pressure (PAP) device with manual scoring of polysomnography (PSG) during PAP treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Design: Prospective PSGs of patients using a PAP device. Setting: Six academic and private sleep disorders centers. Interventions: A signal generated by the PAP device identifying the AED of respiratory events based on airflow was recorded during PSG.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Age 21-75 2. Diagnosis of OSAHS with a baseline AHI ≥ 15 events/hr of sleep assessed January 01, 2007 or later 3. CPAP prescription of 8cm of H20 or higher 4. Able and willing to provide written informed consent 5. Native English speaker Exclusion Criteria: 1. Participation in another interventional research study within the last 30 days 2. Major medical or psychiatric condition that would interfere with the demands of the study and adherence to PAP. Examples include unstable cardiovascular disease (Class III / IV CHF), neuromuscular disease, cancer, and renal failure. 3. Chronic respiratory failure or insufficiency with suspected or known neuromuscular disease, moderate or severe continuous positive airway pressure (COPD) or other pulmonary disorders, or any condition with an elevation of arterial carbon dioxide levels (> 45 mmHg) while awake, or subjects requiring continuous oxygen therapy. 4. Surgery of the upper airway, nose, sinus, or middle ear within the previous 90 days 5. Surgery at any time for the treatment of OSAHS such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) 6. Presence of untreated or poorly managed,non-OSAHS related sleep disorders: 1. moderate to severe periodic limb movements(≥ 30/hr with symptoms or arousals) 2. arousals associated with periodic limb movements > 10 per hour or 3. anyone experiencing chronic and severe insomnia. 7. Consumption of ethanol immediately prior to the research PSG



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Richard Berry, MD
University of Florida

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Location Contact:

Gainesville, Florida 32606
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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