Study of Pain Processing in Subjects Suffering From Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Trial ID or NCT#
We would like to test the effect of opioid medication on pain sensitivity in subjects who have been diagnosed with a sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) compared to other subjects without OSA. Patients with OSA may have an altered sensitivity to the sedative, analgesic, and respiratory depressant effects of opioids.
Experimental Pain Processing and Autonomic Function in Subjects Suffering From Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- 1. Male 2 .18 - 55 years of age 3. Body mass index (BMI) lower or equal to 30 kg/m2 4. Absence of severe systemic disease that results in functional limitations (i.e. poorly controlled hypertension, angina pectoris, prior myocardial infarction, pulmonary disease that limits activity) 5.Subjects must be able to comprehend spoken and written English
- 1. Major psychiatric, neurological, or neuromuscular disorder 2. Known diabetes mellitus or thyroid disease 3. Allergy to study medication (remifentanil) 4. History of addiction 5. Alcohol consumption which exceeds 2 drinks per day and /or drug abuse. 6. Chronic or acute use of opioids, or other medications affecting the CNS.