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Study: Female Androgenetic Alopecia

Platelet-Rich Plasma in Female Androgenetic Alopecia: A Comprehensive Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis In this work, Zhou et al.3 summarize different treatment regimes in female androgenetic alopecia (AGA), and quantitively analyze the efficacy of PRP in this disease. They evaluated 636 studies and 12 trials from six databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled… Continue reading Study: Female Androgenetic Alopecia

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New Medical Device Regulation

Platelet-Rich Plasma in The new Medical Devices Regulation (2017/745/EU), applicable since May 2021 in EU, will replace the existing Medical Devices Directives (93/42/EEC). This regulation provides a framework for the manufacture, modification, and use of devices when equivalent devices are not commercially available (Article 5 of the Medical Device Regulation). In these situations, health care… Continue reading New Medical Device Regulation

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Study: Orthopedic surgery

Autologous regenerative stimulants for bone allograft implantation In their report, Vorobyov et al. present a clinical case where a combination of allogeneic osteoplastic materials with autologous platelet-rich plasma is used to reconstruct a cavity defect in the tibia. Firstly, the authors describe the basic principles of orthobiology and the different surgical techniques for bone reconstruction using bone… Continue reading Study: Orthopedic surgery

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Study : Facial Skin Rejuvenation

Synergistic Effects of Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (a-PRP) and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections on Facial Skin Rejuvenation The demand for facial skin rejuvenation is increasing. Facial skin aging is clinically associated with a number of features like changes in elasticity and reduced hydration. In a pilot study (J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017),  Hersant et al. reported preliminary results… Continue reading Study : Facial Skin Rejuvenation

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Meta-analysis: Rheumatology

Knee osteoarthritis: Intra-Articular Injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma, Adipose Mesenchymal Stem Cells, and Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells Associated with Better Outcomes Than Hyaluronic Acid and Saline  The purpose of this work was to perform a network meta-analysis to evaluate clinical efficacy and treatment-related adverse events (AEs) of intra-articular hyaluronic acid (HA), leukocyte-poor platelet-rich plasma (LP-PRP), leukocyte-rich… Continue reading Meta-analysis: Rheumatology

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