SIESTA - Home sleep study with BresoDx for obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial Academic Article uri icon

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  • STUDY OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to evaluate (1) the accuracy of the clinical diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) informed by the home sleep study with a Type 4 portable monitor BresoDx® versus Type 1 polysomnography (PSG); and (2) agreement of the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) compared between BresoDx and PSG. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a randomized, parallel, multicentre, single-blind, pragmatic controlled trial enrolling adults referred to three Ontario sleep clinics for suspected OSA. Participants were randomized to BresoDx followed by PSG (one-night apart) or PSG followed by BresoDx sleep testing sequence arms. The primary outcomes included the accuracy of clinical diagnosis and OSA severity measured by AHI between tests. RESULTS: In sum, 233 participants completed both sleep studies and 206 completed physician consultation visits. The agreement between clinical diagnosis informed by PSG versus BresoDx was fair (Cohen's kappa coefficient = 0.28). The sensitivity of BresoDx-informed clinical diagnosis against PSG was between 0.86 and 0.89, and the specificity between 0.38 and 0.44. For AHI cut-off of ≥5 events/hour the sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive values were 0.85, 0.48, 0.81 and 0.54. CONCLUSIONS: Home sleep apnea testing with BresoDx can be used in a referral population with a high pretest probability of OSA similar to other Type IV devices. This study complements the existing body of evidence suggesting that home testing with portable devices plays a valuable role for diagnosing of OSA in a variety of settings. SIESTA TRIAL REGISTRATION: (Identifier: NCT02003729).


  • Fitzpatrick, Michael
  • Rac, Valeria E
  • Mitsakakis, Nicholas
  • Abrahamyan, Lusine
  • Pechlivanoglou, Petros
  • Chung, Suzanne
  • Carcone, Steven M
  • Pham, Ba'
  • Kendzerska, Tetyana
  • Zwarenstein, Merrick
  • Gottschalk, Raymond
  • George, Charles
  • Kashgari, Alia
  • Krahn, Murray

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  • January 2020