maintenance of wakefulness test


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main·te·nance of wake·ful·ness test

(MWT) (mān'tě-năns wāk'ful-nĕs test)
Assessment that lasts up to 8 hours in which a patient is studied during naps and wakefulness in a sleep-inducing environment.

maintenance of wakefulness test

An assessment of excessive daytime sleepiness in which the subject is asked to remain awake while resting comfortably in a quiet, dark room.
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Multiple sleep latency test and maintenance of wakefulness test.
The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) was used to assess the outcome of treatment.
The primary endpoint of the trial is the reduction of excessive daytime sleepiness as measured by the objective measure Maintenance of Wakefulness Test.
Secondary endpoints included changes in the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), polysomnography recordings, as well as reductions in inadvertent daytime naps, nighttime awakenings and the number of cataplexy attacks.
Improvement is measured by the Epworth Sleepiness Score and Clinical Global Impressions of Change measure, and includes the objective measure Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) in all patients on four occasions during the study.
The trial's primary endpoint is the reduction of excessive daytime sleepiness using objective measures such as the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) as well as investigator assessments of narcolepsy symptoms using the Clinical Global Impressions of Change measure.
A Phase III(b) controlled clinical trial assessing the long-term efficacy of Xyrem for treating excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test will also begin in the second quarter.

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