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Periodontal Infection and Prematurity Study

This study is currently recruiting patients

Verified by University of Pennsylvania September 2006

Sponsored by: University of Pennsylvania
Information provided by: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00116974


This research project is a multi-center double-blind, parallel, randomized, controlled clinical trial design comparing the efficacy of dental scaling and root planing to control treatment (superficial cleaning) for the prevention of preterm birth in pregnant women with periodontal disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Periodontal Diseases Premature Birth
  Procedure: Scaling and root planing
Phase III

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Prevention, Randomized, Double-Blind, Active Control, Parallel Assignment


Genders Eligible for Study:  Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Gestational age between 6 and 20 completed weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Periodontal treatment during the pregnancy
  • Antibiotic use within 2 weeks of enrollment
  • Use of antimicrobial mouthwash within 2 weeks
  • Multiple gestation
  • Known mitral valve prolapse

Location and Contact Information

Please refer to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov identifier  NCT00116974

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania,  19104,  United States; Recruiting
Bonnie A. Clothier, MSN, CRNP  215-662-6360    bclothier@obgyn.upenn.edu 
George A. Macones, MD, MSCE,  Principal Investigator
Study chairs or principal investigators
George A Macones, M.D.,  Principal Investigator,  University of Pennsylvania   

More Information

Study ID Numbers:  801404
Last Updated:  September 7, 2006
Record first received:  June 30, 2005
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:  NCT00116974
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on 2006-09-29

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