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Influences of Types of Skull Surgery on Temporomandibular Joint Performance

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01966939
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2013 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 22, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 22, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:

There are two purposes on this study:

- to investigate the effect of craniectomy and craniotomy on temporomandibular joint TMJ) movement, function and quality of life (QoL)

Condition or disease
Craniotomy Craniectomy

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Influences of Types of Skull Surgery on Temporomandibular Joint Performance
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2013

Craniotomy or Craniectomy
age, gender and teeth condition matched

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Jaw movement [ Time Frame: within 1 year after surgery ]
  2. Jaw Functional Limitation Scale [ Time Frame: within 1 year after surgery ]
  3. Bite force [ Time Frame: within 1 year after surgery ]
  4. WHOQOL-BREF Taiwanese Version [ Time Frame: within 1 year after surgery ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
subjects received craniotomy or craniectomy and age, gender and teeth condtion matched control subjects.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • over 20 years old
  • post-craniotomy or post-craniectomy
  • able to follow order

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe orofacial injury
  • severe teeth loss
  • significant changes of occlusion

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01966939

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Contact: Jau-Yih Tsauo, PhD 886-2-33668130

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National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Jau-Yih Tsauo, PhD    886-2-33668130   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Jau-Yih Tsauo, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01966939    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201106049RC
UN101-005 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: NTUH )
First Posted: October 22, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 22, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013
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