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Title: Combined plasma rich in growth factors and adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells promotes the cutaneous wound healing in rabbits
Authors: Chicharro, Deborah
Carrillo, Jose M.
Rubio, Monica
Cugat, Ramón
Cuervo, Belén
Guil, Silvia
Forteza, Jerónimo
Moreno, Victoria
Vilar, Jose M. 
Sopena, Joaquín
UNESCO Clasification: 310907 Patología
Keywords: Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs)
Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF)
Wound healing
Rabbits
Skin
Regenerative medicine
Growth factors
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: 1746-6148
Journal: BMC Veterinary Research 
Abstract: Background The use of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) and Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (ASCs) are today extensively studied in the field of regenerative medicine. In recent years, human and veterinary medicine prefer to avoid using traumatic techniques and choose low or non-invasive procedures. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of PRGF, ASCs and the combination of both in wound healing of full-thickness skin defects in rabbits. With this purpose, a total of 144 rabbits were used for this study. The animals were divided in three study groups of 48 rabbits each depending on the administered treatment: PRGF, ASCs, and PGRF+ASCs. Two wounds of 8 mm of diameter and separated from each other by 20 mm were created on the back of each rabbit: the first was treated with saline solution, and the second with the treatment assigned for each group. Macroscopic and microscopic evolution of wounds was assessed at 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10 days post-surgery. With this aim, 8 animals from each treatment group and at each study time were euthanized to collect wounds for histopathological study. Results Wounds treated with PRGF, ASCs and PRGF+ASCs showed significant higher wound healing and epithelialization rates, more natural aesthetic appearance, significant lower inflammatory response, significant higher collagen deposition and angiogenesis compared with control wounds. The combined treatment PRGF+ASCs showed a significant faster cutaneous wound healing process. Conclusions The combined treatment PRGF+ASCs showed the best results, suggesting this is the best choice to enhance wound healing and improve aesthetic results in acute wounds.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/42375
ISSN: 1746-6148
DOI: 10.1186/s12917-018-1577-y
Source: Bmc Veterinary Research [ISSN 1746-6148], v. 14, 288, (Septiembre 2018)
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