Nationwide Awareness Campaign and Call for Dental Screening for HHT in Germany
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03549949|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 8, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2018
|Condition or disease|
|Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Dental Diseases|
The German self-help group is taking down the number of inquiries from patients and physicians per months since April 2017. In June 2018 an article about HHT is planned to be published in the journal of the German dental association and the Federal Association of Fund Dentists of Germany. This journal is distributed to all dentists in Germany and is a set book for them. Total circulation in 2017 was 77,621 (http://www.aerzteverlag.de/portfolio/fachwissen-medizindental/zm-zahnaerztliche-mitteilungen/profil/ ). The article describes the case of visceral abscesses after dental screening in a patient with HHT and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. These could probably have been prevented if the dentist had prescribed an antibiotic prophylaxis to the patient. The article includes a call to search for telangiectases. If those are seen the dentist is recommended to ask the patient if he or relatives have nosebleeds. If both apply, the dentist is asked to inform the patient about HHT and give him the address of the national German self-help group.
After 3 and 6 months a reminder shall be published in the same journal.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Official Title:||Nationwide Awareness Campaign and Call for Dental Screening for HHT in Germany|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||June 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||November 2019|
- Number of inquiries to the German self-help group [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Number of inquiries to the German self-help group before and after publication of the articles.
- Number of specific HHT diagnosis in the information system for health services (Informationssystem Versorgungsforschung) of the national German institute for medical documentation and information (DIMDI) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]The number of specific HHT diagnosis in the information system for health services (Informationssystem Versorgungsforschung) of the national German institute for medical documentation and information (DIMDI) will be analyzed for potential changes.
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|Principal Investigator:||Urban Geisthoff||Philipps University Marburg Medical Center|