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Low Level Laser Therapy Versus Pharmacotherapy in in Improving Masticatory Muscle Pain

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2012 by saranaz azari-marhabi, Shahid Beheshti University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
saranaz azari-marhabi, Shahid Beheshti University

Brief Summary:
tempromandibuar disorders are a group of heterogenous pathologies affecting temporomandibular joint,muscles or more than 90%of cases muscles are the origin of pain.TMDs cause pain,movement disability and deficit in quality of more than 90%of cases pain is the major complaint.we run this investigation to find the analgesic effct of low level laser therapy versus pharmacotherapy with naproxen in improving pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
TMD Radiation: low level laser therapy Drug: Naproxen Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study of Low Level Laser Therapy Versus Naproxen
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Low level laser therapy
this arm recieves low level laser therapy treatment for 12 sessions.
Radiation: low level laser therapy
Experimental: naproxen
this arm takes naproxen 500 mg twice daily for 3weeks
Drug: Naproxen

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. reduction of paim measured by VAS [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    VAS is visual analogue scale

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with TMD affecting masticatory muscles

Exclusion Criteria:

  • systemic disease
  • GI problem
  • pregnancy
  • epidermal cancer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01659372

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Contact: saranaz azari marhabi, post graduate student 00989190129151

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Iran, Islamic Republic of
Shahid Beheshti University Not yet recruiting
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 1983969411
Shahid Beheshti University Recruiting
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 1983969411
Contact: saranaz azari-marhabi, doctor    00989190129151   
Principal Investigator: saranaz azari-marhabi, resident         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shahid Beheshti University

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Responsible Party: saranaz azari-marhabi, oral medicine resident, Shahid Beheshti University Identifier: NCT01659372    
Other Study ID Numbers: ABT-1233-RV
First Posted: August 7, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012
Keywords provided by saranaz azari-marhabi, Shahid Beheshti University:
temporomandibular disorder
myofascial pain syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Gout Suppressants
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action