Association Study Between Periodontal Disease and Male Infertility

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 10, 2010
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
The aim of the present study is to examine the association between fertility parameters and the periodontal status of men attending fertility and in vitro fertilization clinic.

Condition or disease
Periodontitis Sub-fertility

Detailed Description:

An association has been found between periodontal diseases and preterm low birth weight, coronary heart disease, and cerebral infarction. Anaerobic gram negative bacterial plaque that forms subgingivally is the direct causative factor for the development of Gingivitis and Periodontitis.

However, its possible association with male infertility have not yet been investigated.

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Periodontal Status of Males Attending in Vitro Fertilization Clinic

Males attending in vitro fertilization clinic

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Positive association between periodontitis and infertility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Males attending in vitro fertiliztion clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Consent to participate in study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Systemic uncontrolled disease

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Hadassah medical organization
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Avigdor Klinger DMD, PhD, Department of Periodontology, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT01140945     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Klinger-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: June 10, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Periodontal Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female