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Effect of Adjunctive Treatment With Arestin on the Subgingival Microflora in Patients With Moderate to Advanced Periodontitis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00371332
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 4, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2006
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to measure the antimicrobial effects of Arestin in subjects with moderate to advanced periodontal disease

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Periodontitis Drug: Minocycline HCL Microspheres Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 128 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2004

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The change in the mean sum of primary pathogens (P. gingivalis, To forsythensis, and T. denticola) from baseline to 30 days.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in the numbers of each of the primary pathogens, changes in pocket depth, attachment level, and proportion of sites bleeding on probing

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Generalized moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis, five sites with probing depths of >5 mm in 5 non-adjacent interproximal spaces, excluding the distal of terminal teeth, at least 16 teeth excluding 3rd molars and implants

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to tetracycline
  • Subjects with aggressive periodontitis
  • Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, or gross decay
  • Systemic conditions which could influence the course of periodontal disease (i.e, diabetes, autoimmune disease, etc)
  • Individuals requiring prophylactic antibiotics
  • Any periodontal therapy within the previous 3 months (excluding maintenance therapy)
  • Systemic or local antibiotic therapy within three months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00371332

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United States, California
Los Angeles, California, United States
United States, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
United States, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
United States, New York
Buffalo, New York, United States
United States, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00371332    
Other Study ID Numbers: OPI-145'
First Posted: September 4, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2006
Last Verified: September 2006
Keywords provided by OraPharma:
chronic periodontitis, mouth
Moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Periodontal Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents