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Curcumin in-situ gel for the local treatment of Periodontitis: Preparation, In-vitro evaluation and Clinical assessment
by Mr. Himansu Bhusan Samal, 13 Nov 2021
Co-Author(s): Niranjan Ch. Patra,Lavanya Boyeena,Sreenivas S A,Itishree Jogamaya Das

Periodontitis is one of the most widespread oral inflammatory infectious diseases affecting the oral cavity. This study aims to develop and characterize a more effective syringeable curcumin in-situ gel for the treatment of Periodontitis and evaluate its clinical effectiveness. Curcumin in-situ gel was formulated by the cold method using temperature-sensitive (Poloxamer 188, 407), pH-sensitive (Carbopol P934), and ion-sensitive (Gellan gum) polymer. Gel formulations including Poloxamer 407 and Carbopol P934 as independent factors for the selected response like viscosity and gelation temperature were optimized using central composite design (CCD). All the formulation evaluations were made to ascertain drug content, gelation temperature, viscosity, stability, and in-vitro drug release. Appropriate physical characteristics for most formulations and their suitability for periodontitis were observed. Appropriate gelation temperature was found to range from 30.2 to 36.5OC, with a pH of 6.14 to 7.25. The viscosity of the gel at 4OC ranged from 12540 to 32400centipoise. In all cases, the designed formulations were found to be successfully syringeable with a 21-gauge needle at cold temperature. Most of the formulations showed a greater correlation with the Higuchi equation, supporting the assumption that diffusion was the primary mechanism of drug release. Clinical study of the optimized gel formulation revealed a substantial reduction in the clinical markers of periodontitis. The study shows that Curcumin in-situ gel may be considered as a promising delivery for the safe and efficient treatment of periodontitis which substantially overcomes the drawbacks of conventional therapy.

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