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Effect of Herbal Extracts on Gingival Inflammation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00554034
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 21, 2010
Information provided by:
Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the minimal number of patches needed to get an effective response. Patients enrolled in the study will be given 1, 2, 3 or 4 patches in a cycle by the order they enter the study. After the first 20 patients [5 cycles], the effect of the number of patches will be tested. If there is no distinct reduction of beta glucuronidase in the GCF or of gingival index at the tested sites, more patients will be enrolled. Patients will be added one cycle at a time with results being tested and analyzed. The enrollemnts of patients will stop when a dose response will be noticed or 15 cycles have been reached.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gingivitis Drug: periopatch Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Herbal Extracts on Inflammatory Enzymes in the Gingiva: a Dose Finding Study.
Study Start Date : November 2007
Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Study Completion Date : March 2009

Intervention Details:
    Drug: periopatch
    Patients enrolled in the study will be given 1, 2, 3 or 4 patches in a cycle by the order they enter the study.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine the correct dosing of the herbal Patch [THPP] [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To demonstarte the safety of THPP on the gingival tissue and in the oral cavity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18 -75.
  2. Severe localized gingival inflammation [GI index 2 or greater

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnancy or a wish to become pregnant during the study.
  2. History of periodontal treatment within the last month.
  3. Antibiotic treatment within the last month
  4. Use of any antimicrobial mouthrinse within the last month.
  5. Participation in another trial one month prior to the study.
  6. Inability to behave compliant to the trial protocol by not placing all the patches given, or attending scheduled appointments.
  7. Systemic Disease.
  8. Patients using salicylate

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00554034

Jerusalem Perio Center
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Menachem Oberbaum, M.D. Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Responsible Party: Menachem Oberbaum, MD, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00554034     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Protocol C-4
First Posted: November 6, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2010
Last Verified: April 2009

Keywords provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:
gingivitis, localized treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gingival Diseases
Periodontal Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases