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Platelet-rich plasma in wound healing

DISCOVERIES (ISSN 2359-7232), 2018, October-December issue

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Grigore TV, Cozma C. Platelet-rich plasma as a site-targeted approach in wound healing: a molecular perspective. Discoveries 2018, 6(4): e87. DOI: 10.15190/d.2018.8

Submitted: December 17th, 2018; Revised: December 31st, 2018; Accepted: December 31st, 2018; 

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Platelet-rich plasma as a site-targeted approach in wound healing: a molecular perspective

Teodora Veronica Grigore *, Christian Cozma

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

*Corresponding author: Teodora Veronica Simion, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania; Email: sv.teodora@yahoo.com;

Abstract

Wound healing remained an equation with multiple variables that experts in the medical field are trying to solve. The need to find an adjuvant that can quicken the healing process is increasing with every day, as longer wound healing times raise the risk of infections.
Platelet-rich plasma is a promising tool promoting faster healing in a variety of wounds (thermal wounds, burn wounds, surgeries, etc.), as a series of studies present encouraging results in patients that received platelet-rich plasma treatment.
The aim of this paper is to review and comment on the useful benefits and limitations of using platelet-rich plasma as an adjuvant strategy in wound healing, emphasizing on skin related wounds.

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