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Sleep Study

Sleep Disordered Breathing in Chronic SCI: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Treatment impact on Cognition, Quality of Life, and Cardiovascular Disease


To examine the effect of PAP therapy for sleep apnea on thinking (especially memory, learning, and concentration), quality of life, sleep quality, and risks for future heart (cardiovascular) problems in people with chronic SCI.



Motor complete or incomplete, C5-L1,traumatic spinal injury; 18-65 years old; ≥1 year post-injury.



4 months total


Enrollment open until

September 31, 2018


Principal Investigator/Contact

Dr. Shirin Shafazand/ Dr. Mark S Nash / Patricia Burns



update 11/06/2015