Individuals with COPD needed for study of sleep disorders.


Mechanisms and Treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (CDB001)


Brown Cynthia, D

Contact: Cynthia Brown Phone: (434) 243-7371 E-mail: Do you have COPD, chronic bronchitis or emphysema and have difficulty sleeping? UVA Health System Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine seeks volunteers (age > 40) for a research study about sleep problems in COPD. The ultimate goal of this research is to better understand what causes disturbed sleep in COPD and to determine if a new treatment improves sleep in COPD. This study involves a total of four visits. The first visit occurs during the day and is a screening visit to see if you qualify for the study. Blood will be drawn at this visit. The other three visits require spending the night and observing your sleep under different conditions including oxygen therapy and a new treatment called nocturnal nasal insufflation (NNI). These visits will begin about 8 PM and end about 7 AM the next morning. During the first sleep study, you will be asked to complete questionnaires about your sleep quality and quality of life. You may qualify if you: " Are older than 40 " Have a diagnosis of COPD, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis " Are not currently on oxygen or CPAP at night " Are not obese Volunteers will be reimbursed $50 for each of the sleep studies that are completed. If you are interested, call Cynthia Brown at (434) 243-7371 for more information. HSR # 13855 Principal Investigator: Cynthia Brown, MD


Sleep Disorders
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)



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