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Oral Bacteria on Suture Materials - Clinical Comparison of an Antibacterial-coated and a Non-coated Suture Material

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital Freiburg Identifier:
First received: July 22, 2009
Last updated: July 23, 2009
Last verified: July 2009
Antibacterial Triclosan-coated suture material (VICRYL PLUS®, Ethicon) and non-coated (VICRYL®) was compared for bacterial colonization after third molar extraction. Sutures were removed postoperatively and adhered bacteria were investigated.

Condition Intervention
Bacterial Colonization
Device: Vicryl Plus
Device: Vicryl

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Oral Bacteria on Suture Materials - Clinical Comparison of an Antibacterial-coated and a Non-coated Suture Material (VICRYL PLUS® vs. VICRYL®, Ethicon) in Intraoral Dentoalveolar Surgery

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Freiburg:

Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Vicryl Plus Device: Vicryl Plus
Active Comparator: Vicryl Device: Vicryl


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • planned surgical extraction of 1 to 4 wisdom teeth
  • no inflammation and pain within the planned surgical area
  • legal age
  • clinically healthy patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • allergy to Triclosan or phenols
  • gravidity/lactation
  • immunosuppression due to drugs or diseases
  • severe general diseases
  • long-term medication
  • intake or use of other antibiotical drugs/devices
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00946049

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Department for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Freiburg, Germany, 79106
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Freiburg
  More Information Identifier: NCT00946049     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 323/05
Study First Received: July 22, 2009
Last Updated: July 23, 2009

Keywords provided by University Hospital Freiburg:
Checking clinical antibacterial effect of Vicryl Plus compared to conventional Vicryl in intraoral surgery

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017