Periodontal and Periapical Inflammation and Pregnancy
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00490165
: June 22, 2007
Last Update Posted
: April 6, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roger Johnson, University of Mississippi Medical Center
This is a retrospective chart review of patient records at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. We are not actively recruiting patients for this study. Recent animal studies we conducted showed that periapical abscesses during pregnancy cause a systemic inflammatory response in the mother. Also due to the increase in TNF-alpha (an inflammatory cytokine) the mother also become insulin resistant and thus developed gestational diabetes. Periodontal inflammation has been shown in the research to lead to low-birth weight and pre-term birth. We are looking retrospectively to see if an association exists in charted data between periapical and periodontal inflammation and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
10 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
We are looking at charts of patients (former patients) at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Since this is a pregnancy study we are looking only at the charts of female patients. The youngest record we review is 10 and there is no upper limit to the age.