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Testing of the Apnea Prevention Device

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2009 by Oregon Health and Science University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
Oregon Health and Science University Identifier:
First received: April 2, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2009
History: No changes posted
This study is designed to test the ability of a computer-based algorithm to detect and intervene in cases of narcotic-induced respiratory depression.

Condition Intervention Phase
Respiratory Depression Elective Surgery Other: Verbal prompt Other: Skin Stimulus Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Testing of the Apnea Prevention Device

Further study details as provided by Oregon Health and Science University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy in treating respiratory depression [ Time Frame: seconds after desaturation ]

Estimated Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Verbal prompt, cutaneous stimulation
Patient receives either or both a verbal stimulus or cutaneous stimulus
Other: Verbal prompt
Patient hears a voice recording
Other: Skin Stimulus
Patient receives either a skin stimulus


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elective surgical patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refusal to consent to study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00875134

United States, Oregon
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Health and Science University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mark Zornow, MD, OHSU Identifier: NCT00875134     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-06-54
Study First Received: April 2, 2009
Last Updated: April 2, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Insufficiency
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017