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Antibacterial Properties of Silicon Incorporated With Quaternary Ammonium Polyethylenimine Nanoparticles

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2009 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: November 2, 2009
Last updated: November 3, 2009
Last verified: November 2009

The aim of this study is to evaluate the antibacterial activity of crosslinked quaternary ammonium polyethylenimine (PEI) nanoparticles incorporated at 1-2% w/w in a commercial soft liner material when compared to the commercial soft liner material.

The investigators' results in vitro showed a significant delay in bacterial growth.

Therefore, the investigators assume to have the same delay in vivo- on patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma of Head and Neck Device: polyethylenimine (PEI) nanoparticles. Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Clinical Study of the Antibacterial Properties of the Nano Particles Which Incorporated With the Soft Liner Silicone - in Obturators

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Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • bacterial growth [ Time Frame: a week ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: soft liner with nano particles
the obturators of this patients will be relined with soft liner, with incorporated nano particles. after a week, the soft liner will be taken off, and will be checked for bacterial adhesion.
Device: polyethylenimine (PEI) nanoparticles.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients post maxillectomy, who are using obturators

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who are not using obturators
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01007240

Contact: anat b sharon, Msc, DMD 972-54-5255659

Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: anat b sharon, DMD, MSc lecturer, department of maxillofacial rehabilitation, hadassah medical organiztion
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Anat Sharon, Hadassah medical organization - maxillofacial rehabilitation department Identifier: NCT01007240     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: siliconnanoHMO-CTIL
Study First Received: November 2, 2009
Last Updated: November 3, 2009

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
head and neck carcinoma
soft liner
nano particles
antibacterial properties
patients post maxillectomy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on August 17, 2017