Opiate Sleep Disordered Breathing Study
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Lay title: A study of breathing pauses during sleep in patients on long term opiates.
Sleep apnoea is a term which refers to frequent breathing pauses during sleep. Breathing can stop at night due to the upper airway collapsing (Obstructive sleep apnoea)or reduced signals from the brain driving breathing (central sleep apnoea). Clinical observation has noticed that patients on opiates have an increase in sleep apnoea.
Hypothesis: This study looks at the relationship of opiates (when used for patients chronic pain) and the occurrence of sleep apnoea. It is expected that there will be an increase in sleep apnoea (particularly of the central variant) particularly in patients on long term opiates.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Sleep Disordered Breathing in Patients With Chronic Pain and Long Term Opiate Therapy|
- Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing in patients on long term opiates. [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Prevalence of ventilatory failure in this cohort [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2007|
The purpose for this study is to test the hypothesis that sleep disordered breathing is more prevalent amongst a group of patients on high dose opiates for chronic pain.
- To define the prevalence of sleep disordered breathing in a group of patients on oral morphine for chronic pain.
- To determine the prevalence of respiratory failure in this cohort of patients. Patients on long term opiates (>6 months) from an outpatient pain clinic population on long acting morphine formulations > 40 mg/day, Oxycontin 30 mg/day, and Methadone > 20 mg/day were prospectively recruited. Home polysomnograms were done on them. During their clinical review they have spirometry, arterial blood gases, psychomotor vigilance tests done on them.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00791674
|Australia, South Australia|
|Pain Management Unit, Flinders Medical Centre|
|Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia, 5042|
|Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital,|
|Daw Park, South Australia, Australia, 5041|
|Principal Investigator:||Anand R Rose, MD,FRACP||Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health|
|Study Director:||Doug McEvoy, MD, FRACP||Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital|