Is your CPAP Therapy a Problem?
If so, you may be eligible to participate in this research study on oral appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) & snoring.
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry researchers are conducting a study to compare two of the leading oral appliance designs in improving sleep quality, airway function & snoring.
Why are we doing this research? This research study is being conducted to identify which oral appliance is best accepted by patients & is highly effective in OSA management.
OSA can be a serious health problem beyond the snoring that disturbs your bed partner. It can contribute to daytime sleepiness, unsafe driving, high blood pressure, heart disease & other chronic health conditions.
Eligibility: If you at least 18 years old, overweight, diagnosed with severe OSA, have a recent overnight sleep study, use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), but are dissatisfied with your CPAP therapy, you may qualify to participate in this study.
Requirements: The study is 9-weeks long and requires regular visits to the TAMU College of Dentistry, 3302 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX. The study involves doing home sleep tests for at least 4 nights, & wearing an oral appliance at night for 8 weeks.
Benefits, Risks & Compensation: Potential benefits include reduction of OSA & snoring; improved sleep quality. Potential risks & discomforts are minimal. No financial compensation will be provided to you, but you will be able to keep the two custom-made oral appliances at the completion of the study. There is no cost to you to participate.
For more information, contact the Study Coordinator, Ms. Zohre German at 214-828-8291 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Title: Midline traction versus bilateral thrust oral appliances: A randomized controlled trial to determine superiority for improving upper airway function and sleep quality.Principal Investigators: Dr. Emet Schneiderman, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences email@example.com, Dr. Steven Bender, DDS, Director, Facial Pain & Sleep Clinic, firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded by: The Baylor Oral Health Foundation and Airway management Inc.
IRB NUMBER: 2017-0390-CD-FB
IRB APPROVAL DATE: 09/22/2017
IRB EXPIRATION DATE: 08/15/2018