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Sleep, Breathing and Psychomotor Performance at Altitude: A Physiologic Study in Healthy Subjects

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01130948
First Posted: May 26, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich
  Purpose
This study investigates the effect of altitude exposure on sleep, breathing and psychomotor performance in healthy subjects.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Men Other: altitude exposure

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Sleep, Breathing and Psychomotor Performance at Altitude: A Physiologic Study in Healthy Subjects

Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • apnea/hypopnea index [ Time Frame: day 1-4 at altitude ]
  • Reaction time [ Time Frame: day 1-4 at altitude ]
    psychomotor vigilance test reaction time


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychomotor vigilance [ Time Frame: day 1-4 at altitude ]
    performance in the Motor Task Manager test

  • sleep quality [ Time Frame: day 1-4 at altitude ]
    percent of slow wave sleep, araousal index

  • arterial applanation tonometry [ Time Frame: day 1-4 at altitude ]
    endothelial function and arterial stiffness


Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: altitude exposure
    exposure to 490m, 1700m and 2590m
Detailed Description:
Sleep is essential for well being and performance. Sleep disturbances by recurrent apnea and hypoxia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome impair quality of life, cognitive and cardiovascular functions. Similar consequences occur in healthy subjects exposed to hypoxia at altitude due to periodic breathing with recurrent central apnea. This project will investigate effects of altitude on sleep, breathing, psychomotor performance and on the cardiovascular system in healthy subjects and patients with sleep apnea. The results will help to better understand mechanisms of sleep disturbances and psychomotor impairment induced by hypoxia and to prevent adverse effects of altitude exposure.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy men
  • residence at <800m

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any active disease requiring treatment
  • requirement for regular use of medication
  • smoking, regular intake of alcohol or drugs
  • body mass index <18 or >30 kg/m2
  • previous intolerance of moderate altitude (<3000m)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01130948


Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital of Zurich, Pulmonary Division
Zurich, Switzerland, CH-8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Konrad E Bloch, Prof. MD University Hospital Zurich, Pulmonary Division
  More Information

Publications:

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Responsible Party: University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01130948     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-0054/1
First Submitted: May 25, 2010
First Posted: May 26, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
hypoxia
altitude
sleep
sleep apnea
periodic breathing
vigilance
psychomotor
endothelial function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Aspiration
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pathologic Processes