Evaluation of the Dental Health Condition in Obesity Patients Before and After Bariatric Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2007 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 18, 2007
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:

The aim of this study is to investigate whether there was an association between obesity and periodontitis, tendency to caries and periapical lesions.

People who have a higher body mass index produce cytokines (hormone-like proteins), that lead to systemic/chronic inflammation (like periodontitis and periapical lesions), and obesity related dietary habits could result in an increment of dental caries because both the amount and the frequency of sucrose ingestion are important factors associated with the aetiology of the oral disease.

Condition or disease
Obesity Periodontitis Caries Periapical Lesion

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obese pateints who intended to go bariatric surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Coronary heart disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00531154

Contact: Ilana Heling, Prof. 0097226778344

Hadassah Medical Organization Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD    00 972 2 6776095   
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD    00 972 2 6777572   
Sub-Investigator: maayan Izhaki-Silberberg, DMD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Ilana Heling, Prof.