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Telemedicine for Sleep Apnea Patients (Respir@dom)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01848509
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 7, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Brief Summary:
Objective: Set up an interoperable telemedicine system for the follow-up of patients with sleep apnea syndrome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sleep Apnea Device: With teletransmission Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The medico-economics protocol will use the MAST (Methodology for Assessment of Telemedicine) criteria. 200 patients will be randomized into 2 arms (telemedicine with GPRS transmission of CPAP data from patients' home and classical follow-up) during the 3 first months of the follow-up. The main end-point is CPAP compliance with the aim of detecting a mean increase of at least 1hr in the use of CPAP.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 201 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Telemedicine System for the Follow-up of Patients With SAS
Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sleep Apnea

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Without telemonitoring
Without teletransmission of alerts
Experimental: With telemonitoring
With teletransmission of alerts
Device: With teletransmission
Teletransmission of alerts

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. CPAP adherence measured by the number of hours of nightly use [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. economics: cost estimation: investment and running costs [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    SF36 (french version) and FOSQ (Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire)

  3. Organizational changes of home care providers and medical structures [ Time Frame: 9 months after the first patient inclusion ]
  4. Perception of healthcare professionals (autoquestionnaire RENEWING HEALTH) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  5. Patients satisfaction [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • AHI > 30/hr
  • hypersomnolence
  • agreement for the use of CPAP
  • internet and GSM connection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • central apnea >20%,
  • pneumothorax,
  • severe nasal obstruction,
  • previous pharyngeal surgery,
  • severe COPD,
  • heart failure,
  • previous use of CPAP,
  • no social security coverage,
  • unavailability,
  • no GSM and internet network

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01848509

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Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Béclère Hospital
Clamart, France, 92141
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
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Principal Investigator: Pierre ESCOURROU, MD, PhD AP-HP - Antoine Béclère Hospital
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Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Identifier: NCT01848509    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012-A00713-40
K120501 ( Other Identifier: APHP - Clinical research department )
First Posted: May 7, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014
Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases