Can Better Sleep Prevent COPD Hospital Visits?

Trial Objective

The purpose of this study is to prevent patients who are hospitalized with COPD from having to return to the hospital because of their disease. Our researchers are studying a device called Average Volume Assured Pressure Support (AVAPS-AE).

Can Better Sleep Prevent COPD Hospital Visits?

Like a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, the AVAPS device is used for opening the airway to allow better breathing during sleep. AVAPS can automatically adapt to snoring, shallow breathing, or stops in breathing, automatically giving the person sleeping more breaths and adjusting pressure in order to keep breathing steady. Participants will be asked to wear the AVAPS mask while sleeping.


This trial is active and currently recruiting.

How to Participate

 For more information, call 303.398.1233 or complete the form below.

Who Can Participate

Patients hospitalized with COPD who are high risk for readmission are eligible. Patients who are about to be discharged from the hospital and were admitted with a diagnosis of COPD and who also had either a prior hospitalization (in the past 12 months) or who are active smokers can also participate.

Estimated Time Commitment

60 days, unless participants choose to enroll in the registry for the three-year follow-up.

Trial Location

Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO 80113



Trial Sponsors

Respironics, Inc., doing business as Philips Healthcare ("Philips Respironics”)




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Principal Investigators

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