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Custom 3-D Printed Noninvasive Ventilation Mask (NCT02896751)

This is a small pilot study to look at the feasibility of creating a customized sleep mask for use with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or other similar treatments for sleep apnea. The participant will have three dimensional (3D) pictures of the face taken by special cameras. The pictures will be sent to a 3D printer and a mask will be created based on the participant's face contours. The participant will use the mask for about 6 months. The study will measure the amount it is used during sleep and if there is an increase in reported comfort.
  • Device: 3D printed NIV mask
    use of 3D printed mask
    Ages eligible for Study
    5 Years to 25 Years
    Genders eligible for Study
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • On stable NIV settings for a minimum of 2 months.
    Exclusion Criteria:
    • New diagnosis
    The aim of this study is to improve adherence and effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation by decreasing the side effects commonly seen with noninvasive ventilation. Studies have shown that even though noninvasive ventilation (NIV) with positive airway pressure (PAP) is successful at treating obstructive sleep apnea and hypoventilation, individuals have poor compliance with therapy. The reasons for poor compliance are numerous, but one significant and continually reported reason is poor mask fit. A poor mask fit is not only uncomfortable, but frequently causes side effects such as dry eyes, congestion, skin irritation and breakdown, and ineffective ventilation from inadequate pressures due to air leaking around the mask. Pediatric patients tend to be especially difficult to fit with conventional masks because of their smaller facial features and the lack of masks developed for pediatric use.

    In this study, patients will be fitted with a custom made NIV mask following facial imaging with a 3D camera (Artec 3D Scanner). The facial image will be used to construct an NIV mask model using computer design software that will then be created by using a 3D printer.

    1 locations

    United States (1)
    • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
    31 July, 2016
    26 September, 2016
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