Sleep Apnea, Coronary Atherosclerosis and Heart Failure in Diabetes Patients With Nephropathy (SLEEP) is a controlled trial involving diabetic patients with check-ups at Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus, Nyre-Diabetes Klinikken and Nyremedicinsk Klinik. A total of 80 patients (40 patients without sleea apnea and 40 with moderat/severe sleep apnea) is included in the study.
The aim of the study is to establish the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), coronary calcification and heart failure in patients with diabetic kidney disease. The basic hypothesis of the study is that patients with diabetic kidney disease and concurrent OSA have a higher prevalence of coronary calcification and heart failure compared to patients without OSA.
About the region
Hospitals located in central Jutland are part of Central Denmark Region.
The region is a public institution with three main tasks within welfare and regional development:
- Health and hospitals
- Specialised offers to socially marginalised groups and disabled
- Political driving force for growth through regional development
The Central Denmark Region has approximately 26,100 full-time employees and a budget of DKK 30 billions.
The largest part of the budget is spent on health.
The region is governed by 41 directly elected politicians.
The Central Denmark Region has 10 hospitals consolidated into five hospital units. Each unit has its own management and administration.