Condition category
Oral Health
Date applied
28/09/2007
Date assigned
28/09/2007
Last edited
02/09/2015
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Stopped
Recruitment status
Stopped

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr Tom Thayer

ORCID ID

Contact details

Senior Dental Officer
Dept of Surgical Dentistry
Ashfields Primary Care Centre
Sandbach
CW11 1EQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1270 275 151
abc@email.com

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0636183712

Study information

Scientific title

A pilot study using a single blind placebo controlled trial into the efficacy and specificity of the acupuncture point CV24 in controlling the gag reflex to premint dental treatment (impression taking)

Acronym

Study hypothesis

A pilot study using a single blind placebo controlled trial into the efficacy and specificity of the acupuncture point CV24 in controlling the gag reflex to premint dental treatment (impression taking).

Updated 02/09/2015: This trial did not proceed past the recruitment of the first few participants, and was abandoned due to changes in the workplace. No records were made, and no research undertaken.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Single-blind placebo-controlled pilot study

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Oral Health: Gag reflex

Intervention

RCT acupuncture versus control point.
1. Treatment group: acupuncture at point CV24
2. Control group: acupuncture at point X1.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Suppression of gag reflex

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/07/2006

Overall trial end date

01/12/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Patients presenting evidence of gag reflex
2. Willing to accept acupuncture
3. Treatment requires upper alignment dental impression

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

25

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Patients with normal gag reflex
2. Patients with known bleeding dyscrasias, but not including those who are anticoagulated
3. Patients with poor communication (language hearing difficulties)

Recruitment start date

01/07/2006

Recruitment end date

01/12/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Ashfields Primary Care Centre
Sandbach
CW11 1EQ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2007 Update - Department of Health

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Central Cheshire Primary Care Trust (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes