In-Hospital Portable Sleep Monitoring for the Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Brief Summary

Official Title: “Inpatient Portable Sleep Apnea Testing of Hospitalized Medical Patients for the Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prospectively Compared to Outpatient Laboratory-based Polysomnography”

Hypothesis: Portable sleep testing of hospitalized medical inpatients suspected of having OSA is accurate in determining the need for positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy when compared to outpatient laboratory-based polysomnography.

- Hospitalized medical inpatients referred for suspected OSA will be tested with a portable sleep apnea testing device during hospitalization.

- These patients will then undergo an outpatient laboratory-based attended polysomnography after hospital discharge.

- Results of the inpatient portable sleep apnea test will be compared to the outpatient laboratory-based polysomnography in terms of diagnostic accuracy.

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: February 2015

Interventions Used in this Clinical Trial

  • Device: Testing with a portable sleep apnea monitor .
    • Portable sleep apnea testing will performed on referred patients.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts in this Clinical Trial

  • Study Group
    • Hospitalized inpatients referred by a general medicine service for evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea.

Criteria for Participation in this Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Hospitalized inpatients referred for evaluation of suspected obstructive sleep apnea

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients admitted to surgical or obstetrics/gynecology services
  • Patients with certain medical conditions (altered mental status not related to respiratory failure, septicemia, unstable psychiatric disorder, narcotic abuse and prior diagnosed sleep apnea)
  • Patients with certain social histories (prisoners)
  • Patients unable to use CPAP (facial deformity and traumatic facial injuries).

Gender Eligibility for this Clinical Trial: Both

Minimum Age for this Clinical Trial: 18 Years

Maximum Age for this Clinical Trial: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted for this Clinical Trial: No

Clinical Trial Investigator Information

  • Lead Sponsor
    • John H. Stroger Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Swamy Nagubadi, Attending Physician: Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine – John H. Stroger Hospital
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Swamy Nagubadi, MD, Principal Investigator, Attending Physician, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
    • Aiman Tulaimat, MD, Study Chair, Attending Physician, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
    • Rohit Mehta, MD, Study Director, Fellow Physician, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


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