The Use of Oral Appliances as an Adjunct to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (C-PAP) in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2011 by University of British Columbia.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00358605
First received: July 28, 2006
Last updated: November 15, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
  Purpose

This study will look at whether patients with OSAHS already successfully treated with nasal CPAP could successfully use an oral appliance as a short-term treatment alternative and whether patients who could use an oral appliance as an alternative would actually avail of its use, and to assess their preference in terms of treatment modality. The combination of therapies if tolerated, will allow greater flexibility of treatment and opportunity for ongoing compliance in circumstances where CPAP cannot be used.


Condition Intervention
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Device: The Klearway™ oral appliance

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Randomized Study to Compare Oral Appliances to Standard CPAP Therapy in Patients With OSAHS, and to Assess Its Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy and Preference Over CPAP for Its Short-term Use.

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • This study will compare Apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) before and during oral appliance use. [ Time Frame: Unspecified ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • This study will compare Epworth Sleepiness Score, arousal index and sleep efficiency index between before and during oral appliance therapy. [ Time Frame: Unspecified ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • It will compare the change in Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index while on CPAP from baseline to while on Oral appliance. [ Time Frame: Unspecified ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall treatment compliance [ Time Frame: Unspecified ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall sleepiness score (subjective) [ Time Frame: Unspecified ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: August 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: The Klearway™ oral appliance
    See Detailed Description.
Detailed Description:

Each patient will undergo a detailed history and physical examination with particular attention to symptoms related to sleep disorders, cardiovascular disease, medications, motor vehicle accidents, occupation and change in symptoms. Weight, height and neck circumference will be measured and BMI calculated and compared to previous measurements recorded in the medical chart. The research question we are exploring is whether the oral appliance approach is better in terms of successful treatment, compliance with treatment, safety and quality of life when compared to the conventional CPAP therapy in OSAHS. It is a cross over design. Consecutive patients who

  • meet the eligibility criteria
  • agree to a trial of therapy with the oral appliance
  • give informed consent will be recruited.

Inclusion criteria - stable on C-PAP for at least 3 months, and Previous diagnostic polysomnography within 2 years, and Pre-treatment AHI 10-30 ( mild-moderate sleep apnea), and Compliance > 4hrs per night, and Are willing and able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria - AHI >30, or Oxygen Saturation < 85% for > 10% of study time during previous diagnostic PSG, Or less than 8 teeth per jaw Or not enough teeth in good periodontal health to allow retention of the appliance, Operates heavy machinery or motor vehicle as part of job, or Clinical evidence of severe tempero-mandibular joint dysfunction, or Previous Motor Vehicle Crash assoc. with sleepiness, or Major cardiovascular morbidity, or Medically complicated or medically unstable. Thirty patients will be recruited over a period of 1 year. Prior to treatment baseline ESS and SAQLI will be recorded. Physical attributes will be recorded and if BMI and neck circumference are unchanged from pre-treatment records PSG will be deemed unnecessary at this point. Baseline RDI, and snoring index off treatment, will be recorded using portable snoresat monitoring.

All patients will visit the dental clinic for fitting and adjustment of the Klearway appliance. The appliance will be advanced under supervision of the clinic and patients will be assessed at intervals of 2-4 weeks. Titration will be assessed clinically based on patient sleepiness, snoring, comfort, and maximal jaw adjustment. Snoresat monitoring will be repeated while wearing the appliance in the optimal position to ensure adequate titration. Once titration has been completed the patient will be asked to wear the appliance exclusively for a period of at least 7 days. Full PSG will be recorded after 7 days while using the appliance. ESS will be measured at the time of PSG. Treatment efficacy at this point will determine safety to continue using the appliance. Treatment failure will be defined as an ESS >4 over baseline an AHI of >20 or > 50% of pre-treatment baseline.

Patients will be seen and reassessed and informed of sleep study results. Patients able to use the appliance safely will be asked to continue to use their OSA treatments individually and will be allowed to decide themselves which mode of therapy they will use each night. Patients will keep a daily diary recording use of treatment modality, length of time worn and also location (home, vacation etc). At the end of the study patients will be seen and diaries collected. Satisfaction levels will assessed and side effects recorded. Objective CPAP compliance will be analysed by downloading CPAP machines. Future treatment preference in terms of either treatment or a combination will be recorded.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • stable on C-PAP for at least 3 months, and
  • Previous diagnostic polysomnography ithin 2 years, and
  • Pre-treatment AHI 10-30 ( mild-moderate sleep apnea), and
  • Compliance > 4hrs per night, and
  • are willing and able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • AHI >30, or
  • Oxygen Saturation < 85% for > 10% of study time during previous diagnostic PSG;
  • Or less than 8 teeth per jaw;
  • Or not enough teeth in good periodontal health to allow retention of the appliance;
  • Clinical evidence of severe tempero-mandibular joint dysfunction;
  • Operates heavy machinery or motor vehicle as part of job;
  • previous Motor Vehicle Crash assoc. with sleepiness;
  • or major cardiovascular morbidity;
  • or medically complicated or medically unstable.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00358605

Contacts
Contact: Rajashree Devarakonda, PhD 604-875-4111 ext 68916 Rajashree.Devarakonda@vch.ca

Locations
Canada, British Columbia
UBC Sleep Disorder Program and Sleep Lab, UBC Hospital Recruiting
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Contact: Alan Mulgrew, PhD         
Contact: Rajashree Devarakonda, PhD    604-875-4111 ext 68916    Rajashree.Devarakonda@vch.ca   
Principal Investigator: John Fleetham, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Fleetham, MD The University of British Columbia
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00358605     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C05-0075
Study First Received: July 28, 2006
Last Updated: November 15, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
OSAHS
Oral Appliance
Hypopnoea Syndrome

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

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