Nasal EPAP for Stroke Patients With Sleep Apnea: a Pilot Trial.
Specific aim: To test the effects of nasal expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) therapy on sleep apnea severity among patients with recent ischemic stroke.
Hypothesis 1: Ischemic stroke patients with sleep apnea will have less severe sleep apnea, as measured by the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), with nasal EPAP therapy compared with a control night.
Hypothesis 2: Ischemic stroke patients will have higher mean levels of oxygen saturation with nasal EPAP therapy compared with a control night.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Apnea-hypopnea index [ Time Frame: night 1 and night 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy.
Other Name: Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy.
|No Intervention: control|
|Contact: Devin Brown, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan||Recruiting|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109|
|Contact: Devin Brown, MD 734-936-9075 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Devin Brown, MD|