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24 Sep 2014:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for two trials investigating new treatments for 1. SNORING and OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA 2. SURGERY for OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEADo you snore on your…

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07 Aug 2014:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a new trial investigating treatment of people with both INSOMNIA and OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA (OSA).The COMISA trial is a research study of…

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29 May 2014:

We are proud to announce AISH and our very own Dr Richard Weeks were quoted in the New York Post and the Business Insider Australia.Select…

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Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health Repatriation General Hospital
Daws Rd, Daw Park
South Australia 5041

Welcome to the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health

The Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH) has over 40 staff members including many health professionals and researchers who are national and international leaders in their field. AISH is based at the Repatriation General Hospital and is part of the Respiratory and Sleep Service of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

The AISH multi-disciplinary team of qualified and experienced health professionals provides world-class services to patients with a wide range of sleep disorders. The AISH team includes sleep physicians, specialist nurses, psychologists, a psychiatrist, a dentist, Ear Nose Throat-sleep apnoea surgeons, technologists, scientists, administrative staff and postgraduate students.

AISH supports a busy clinical and laboratory service with over 4000 outpatient attendances and 3000 sleep studies per year.

We are committed to providing a holistic clinical approach and improving health through the science of sleep.

Office hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

PhD Scholarship opportunities

Flinders University and Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health has multiple PhD positions available to support the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (http://alertnesscrc.com/). The CRC aims broadly to improve alertness, sleep health and productivity for all Australians.

For more information and to check if you are eligible, select Sleep disorder Phenotyping and Healthcare Project in Alertness, Safety and Productivity

Volunteers needed for sleep studies

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for two trials investigating new treatments for 1. snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea 2. surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea

Do you snore on your back?

Volunteers aged 18-75 years are needed to participate in a research trial for people who find sleeping on their back makes snoring or obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) worse.

A new position-triggered vibration device called BuzzPOD, is being trialled by Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health researchers. The BuzzPOD is designed to discourage back (supine) sleeping in people who have been diagnosed with OSA that is only a clinical problem during supine sleep.

As part of your participation in the study you will receive free of charge an eight week trial of both Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) – the standard treatment for OSA – and an eight week trial of supine-avoidance treatment using the BuzzPOD device.

Trial participants must not have previously used CPAP treatment.

To be eligible for the SUPA OSA Trial you would need to have had a sleep study (that we can screen) which shows supine-mainly OSA, or if you have not had a sleep study you would need a referral from your GP for a sleep study at AISH.

To find out if you are eligible, select aishresearch and complete the online screening questionnaire, or contact Melanie Heath on 1800 397 371 or to email select Melanie Heath.

 This research has been approved by the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee.

 

Surgery Trial for Sleep Apnoea

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a new SURGICAL trial for OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA (OSA). The Upper Airway Surgery Trial is a multi-centre, randomised controlled clinical study investigating the clinical benefit of multi-level upper airway surgery for patients with moderate-severe OSA who have failed medical treatments such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and mandibular advancement splints (MAS).

Participants are required to be in the trial for 6 months and half of the participants will receive upper airway surgery at no cost. At the conclusion of the trial, if surgery outcomes are found favourable control patients will also be offered the surgery at no cost.

Patients should be aged 18 – 70, have moderate to severe OSA and have tried and failed CPAP and MAS treatments.

To find out if you are eligible and for more information, please call 1800 397 371 or to email select Alison Pinczel.

 This research has been approved by the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee.

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