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Australian Clinical Study of the Apnex Medical HGNS System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01186926
First Posted: August 23, 2010
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Apnex Medical, Inc.
  Purpose
The overall goal of the study is to evaluate the safety, efficacy and therapy settings of the HGNS System for stimulating the hypoglossal nerve to help maintain an open airway in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Condition Intervention Phase
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Device: HGNS Treatment Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Australian Prospective Clinical Study of the Apnex Medical Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (HGNS) System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Further study details as provided by Apnex Medical, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change in AHI measured with in-lab nighttime polysomnography (PSG) compared to baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months post-implant ]
  • Adverse event profile interoperatively, perioperatively, and long term post implant [ Time Frame: 1, 3, 6, 12, 24, and 36 months post implant ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change in functional outcomes measured with the Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ) compared to baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months post-implant ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HGNS Treatment Device: HGNS Treatment
The Apnex Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (HGNS) System is an implanted medical device that is designed to prevent the tongue from blocking the airway during sleep. It is fully automatic and can be implanted during a simple surgical procedure. After it is implanted, the device is programmed to meet the unique needs of each patient. The device is on when the patient is sleeping, and off when the patient is awake.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Previously diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.
  2. Subject has failed or does not tolerate CPAP treatment.
  3. Age between 21 and 70 years.
  4. Body mass index (BMI) less than or equal to 40
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01186926


Sponsors and Collaborators
Apnex Medical, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Maree Barnes, MD Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health
Principal Investigator: David Hillman, MD West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute, St. Charles Gardner Hospital
Principal Investigator: Doug McEvoy, MD Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital
Principal Investigator: John Wheatley, MD Westmead Hospital Dept of Respiratory Medicine
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Apnex Medical, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01186926     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLP-003
First Submitted: August 20, 2010
First Posted: August 23, 2010
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2015
Last Verified: December 2011

Keywords provided by Apnex Medical, Inc.:
Obstructive sleep apnea
OSA
hypoglossal nerve stimulation
sleep apnea

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Apnea
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases