Clinical Research to Improve Patient Care
Our research coordinators screen every new patient. If your child is eligible for a clinical trial or study, we’ll coordinate all appointments and follow-up care. The Complex Obstructive Sleep Apnea Center is involved with a variety of research studies and clinical trials, including:
- Outcomes research for various treatments. This data helps us improve treatment plans and processes for future patients.
- Virtual surgeries with aerospace engineers. Aerospace engineers have expertise in airflow and develop virtual surgeries for OSA. We use these virtual surgeries to help determine if a patient will respond well to treatment.
- Clinical trials for new and existing OSA treatments. This may include using an existing treatment for a different diagnosis or patient population. Some research also looks at existing treatments and their long-term side effects.
- Ways to improve treatment compliance. We study how to help kids and families stick with treatments, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.