Advances and Future Applications of Augmented Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
AbstractPeripheral nerve injuries remain a significant source of long lasting morbidity, disability, and economic costs. Much research continues to be performed in areas related to improving the surgical outcomes of peripheral nerve repair. In this review, the physiology of peripheral nerve regeneration and the multitude of efforts to improve surgical outcomes are discussed. Improvements in tissue engineering that have allowed for the use of synthetic conduits seeded with neurotrophic factors are highlighted. Selected pre-clinical and available clinical data using cell based methods such as Schwann cell, undifferentiated, and differentiated stem cell transplantation to guide and enhance peripheral nerve regeneration are presented. The limitations that still exist in the utility of neurotrophic factors and cell-based therapies are outlined. Strategies that are most promising for translation into the clinical arena are suggested. View Full-Text
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Jones, S.; Eisenberg, H.M.; Jia, X. Advances and Future Applications of Augmented Peripheral Nerve Regeneration. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1494.
Jones S, Eisenberg HM, Jia X. Advances and Future Applications of Augmented Peripheral Nerve Regeneration. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(9):1494.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jones, Salazar; Eisenberg, Howard M.; Jia, Xiaofeng. 2016. "Advances and Future Applications of Augmented Peripheral Nerve Regeneration." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 9: 1494.
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