Porphyromonas Gingivalis and Alzheimer`s Disease (PGNEURO)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2014 by University Hospital Muenster.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 10, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2014
University of Bern
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital Muenster

Brief Summary:
With this study the investigators would like to analyze the the role of periodontal disease and especially the role of Porphyromonas gingivalis in initiation and progression of Alzheimer`s Disease.

Condition or disease
Alzheimer`s Disease Dementia Periodontitis

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 90 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Porphyromonas Gingivalis - a Responsible Pathogen in Alzheimer`s Disease?
Study Start Date : March 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2015

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Alzheimer`s Disease
other Dementia
cognitive healthy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cmax Antibody Levels against Gingipains [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    laboratory analysis

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cmax Beta-Amyloid [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    laboratory analysis

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Cmax: Periodontal pathogens [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    laboratory analysis

  2. U enzyme activities [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    laboratory analysis

  3. Cmax: inflammatory cytokines [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    laboratory analysis

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
GCF, Liquor, Serum

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
60 Patients with Dementia (30 with Alzheimer`s and 30 with another Dementia) 30 cognitive healthy patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 40-70
  • caucasian origin
  • dementia (Alzheimer`s or other dementia)
  • cognitive healthy (need for spinal anesthesia)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • use of antibiotics within las 6 months
  • pregnancy
  • another illness explaining the symptoms in a better way
  • smoking (>10 cigarettes)
  • patients who have a legal custodian

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02109705

Contact: Oliver Laugisch, Dr med dent, MAS +49 (0)251 8347064

Department of Periodontology Recruiting
Muenster, Germany, 48143
Contact: Laugisch Oliver, Dr med dent MAS    +49 (0) 251 8347064   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Muenster
University of Bern
Principal Investigator: Oliver Laugisch, Dr med dent MAS Department of Periodontology

Responsible Party: University Hospital Muenster Identifier: NCT02109705     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PG001
First Posted: April 10, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Periodontal Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases