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Saliva and Dental Calculus in Handicapped People

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00495989
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 4, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 10, 2009
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Ghent

Brief Summary:
This is an evaluation of potential differences in saliva composition and dental calculus composition between orally fed and tube fed individuals in an institutional environment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Disabled Persons Procedure: saliva sampling + dental calculus collection

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: The Relationship Between Saliva and Dental Calculus in a Population of Institutionalized Handicapped Persons
Study Start Date : June 2007
Primary Completion Date : September 2008
Study Completion Date : September 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Disabilities
U.S. FDA Resources

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Saliva composition and dental calculus composition

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • handicapped (mentally and/or physically) persons in an institute
  • older than 5 years of age
  • both sexes
  • full medical records available

Exclusion Criteria:

  • healthy individuals
  • disabled individuals not staying in an institution

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00495989

University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator: Johan Aps, DDS, MSc, PhD University Hospital, Ghent

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Johan Aps, University Hospital Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00495989     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007/197
First Posted: July 4, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 10, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Ghent:
Handicapped individuals

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Calculus
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Dental Deposits
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases