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J. Funct. Biomater. 2018, 9(1), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb9010010

Platelet Rich Plasma: New Insights for Cutaneous Wound Healing Management

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Bioregenerative Medicine and Applied Surgery Research Group, Animal Medicine and Surgery Department, Veterinary Faculty, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, 46115 Valencia, Spain
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García Cugat Foundation for Biomedical Research, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
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Received: 29 December 2017 / Revised: 14 January 2018 / Accepted: 15 January 2018 / Published: 18 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Journal of Functional Biomaterials: Feature Papers 2016)
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The overall increase of chronic degenerative diseases associated with ageing makes wound care a tremendous socioeconomic burden. Thus, there is a growing need to develop novel wound healing therapies to improve cutaneous wound healing. The use of regenerative therapies is becoming increasingly popular due to the low-invasive procedures needed to apply them. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is gaining interest due to its potential to stimulate and accelerate the wound healing process. The cytokines and growth factors forming PRP play a crucial role in the healing process. This article reviews the emerging field of skin wound regenerative therapies with particular emphasis on PRP and the role of growth factors in the wound healing process. View Full-Text
Keywords: wound healing; platelet-rich plasma; growth factors; skin; stem cells wound healing; platelet-rich plasma; growth factors; skin; stem cells
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Chicharro-Alcántara, D.; Rubio-Zaragoza, M.; Damiá-Giménez, E.; Carrillo-Poveda, J.M.; Cuervo-Serrato, B.; Peláez-Gorrea, P.; Sopena-Juncosa, J.J. Platelet Rich Plasma: New Insights for Cutaneous Wound Healing Management. J. Funct. Biomater. 2018, 9, 10.

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