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Nasal Pillows vs. Nasal Masks at High CPAP Pressure

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01690923
First Posted: September 24, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
ResMed
  Purpose

The aim of this evaluation is to test:

  1. Whether using nasal pillows at high pressures has comparable outcomes to nasal masks
  2. Patient mask type preferences at high pressures

Condition Intervention
OSA Device: Nasal mask Device: Pillows mask

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Nasal Pillows at High CPAP Pressure

Further study details as provided by ResMed:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • AHI on Nasal Mask and Pillows Mask [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    AHI (measure of sleep-disordered breathing severity) on nasal mask and nasal pillows measured as average events/hour


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Usability [ Time Frame: After 7 days of use ]
    Participant's feedback of performance of the study devices. Likert Scale 0-10 (0=very bad, 10=very good)


Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Nasal Mask First, then Pillows Mask

Nasal mask is used for 7 nights, then followed by Pillows mask for 7 nights.

[Nasal mask=Mirage Activa, Micro, FX; Pillows mask=Swift FX]

Device: Nasal mask
Nasal mask (Mirage Activa, Micro, FX)
Device: Pillows mask
Nasal pillows mask (Swift FX)
Experimental: Pillows Mask, then Nasal Mask
Pillows mask for 7 nights, then followed by Nasal mask is used for 7 nights. [Nasal mask=MMirage Activa, Micro, FX; Pillows mask=Swift FX]
Device: Nasal mask
Nasal mask (Mirage Activa, Micro, FX)
Device: Pillows mask
Nasal pillows mask (Swift FX)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients willing to give written informed consent
  • Patients who can read and comprehend English
  • Patients being treated for OSA for >6 months
  • Patients ≥ 18 years of age
  • Patients using nasal mask systems with fixed pressure ≥ 12 cm H2O
  • Patients who can trial the trial masks up to 14 nights
  • Patients naive to pillows mask systems

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients using an inappropriate mask system
  • Patients using Bilevel flow generators
  • Patients who are pregnant
  • Patients who have a pre-existing lung disease/ condition that would predispose them to pneumothorax (for example: COPD, lung cancer; fibrosis of the lungs; recent (< 2years) case of pneumonia or lung infection; lung injury)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01690923


Locations
Australia, New South Wales
ResMed
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2153
Sponsors and Collaborators
ResMed
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Klaus Schindhelm, Prof ResMed
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: ResMed
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01690923     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MA000-1442
First Submitted: September 16, 2012
First Posted: September 24, 2012
Results First Submitted: September 26, 2014
Results First Posted: October 8, 2014
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014