IT Infrastructure

     The CISRE’s versatile IT backbone combines fixed in-lab and mobile domiciliary testing suites to record, score, analyze and archive raw and summary data. Customized SIFT software provides a robust, secure mechanism for transmission of sleep recordings and summary data to and from the CISRE scoring hub from fixed on-site study beds and remote locations throughout the region and across the global. For example, the IT environment has been recently deployed to support sleep studies in Peruvian highlanders to examine effects of sleep disordered breathing on cardiopulmonary outcomes. CISRE’s IT infrastructure is also supporting similar high throughput nocturnal domiciliary studies to examine effects of pain, illicit drugs and PTSD on sleep architecture.

HARDWARE \ EQUIPMENT

  • Physiologic signals are streamed through a flexible multi-directional network that is capable of recording signals on any of 14 workstations referential channels, 8 bipolar channels, specialized sensors (position, oximeter, airflow, effort, snoring) airway monitoring, non-invasive positive airway pressure devices, high fidelity respiratory parameters (airflow, airway pressures, TCCO2, ETCO2, EMG, pharyngeal collapsibility equipment server providing database access using specialized software
  • State-of-the-art EMBLA N7000 acquisition equipment for recording polysomnographic data: 32 referential channels, 8 bipolar channels, specialized sensors (position, oximeter, airflow, effort, snoring)
  • Specialized auxiliary equipment, including instrumentation for actigraphy, advanced airway monitoring, non-invasive positive airway pressure devices, high fidelity respiratory parameters (airflow, airway pressures, TCCO2, ETCO2, EMG, pharyngeal collapsibility
  • Advanced sound recording equipment, that is integrated into polysomnographic equipment
  • Multiple redundant array data storage units to prevent potential data loss; SQL server providing database access using specialized software

  SOFTWARE

  • RemLogic 1.3 is used to record, score, and database polysomnographic data
  • Institute-wide customizable polysomnography sleep report
  • Specialized patient Index software manages the workflow of polysomnographic data, and databases the quality assurance of the overnight technicians and scorers
  • Survey tools and a web portal to collect and manage individual protocol elements
  • Sort Info From-To (SIFT) software to coordinate databasing and data transfer for multi-centered clinical trials