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Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) is characterized by the association of photosensitizing agents, promoting the generation of reactive oxygen species like free radicals and singlet oxygen, which are cytotoxic to certain bacteria. Simvastatin (SMV) enhances alkaline phosphatase activity and increases the expression of bone sialoprotein, osteocalcin, and type I collagen and is shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect by decreasing the production of C-reactive protein (CRP), IL-6, and IL-8. SMV is also reported to stimulate VEGF release in a dose-dependent manner which promotes osteoblast differentiation and bone nodule formation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the adjunctive effects of SMV with and without aPDT in chronic periodontitis patients.


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NCT number NCT05031923
Study type Interventional
Source Kafrelsheikh University
Contact Dalia R Issa, PhD
Phone 01007753636
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date October 2021
Completion date August 2022

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