Special Issue "Non-transfusional Hemocomponents in Oral Surgery and Implantology: From Biology to the Clinic"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Vanessa Nicolin
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Guest Editor
Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, 34129 Trieste, Italy
Interests: molecular mechanisms; bone turnover; clinical anatomy
Dr. Claudio Stacchi
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Guest Editor
Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, 34129 Trieste, Italy
Interests: oral implantology; maxillary sinus floor elevation; bone regeneration
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Dear Colleagues,

The use of non-transfusional hemocomponents represents a novelty in all surgical disciplines and aesthetic medicine. The advantages of their use range from the enhancement of tissue healing to the acceleration of repair processes; from more favorable post-operative courses to a lower incidence of infections. These encouraging results have paved the way for the clinical use of non-transfusional hemocomponents in oral surgery and implantology.

We invite authors to submit basic research and clinical articles about non-transfusional hemocomponents applied to the interconnected fields of oral implantology, periodontology, and oral surgery. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are also welcome if they provide new sound scientific evidence in these fields.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Non-transfusional hemocomponents and bone regeneration;
  • Non-transfusional hemocomponents and soft tissue management;
  • Non-transfusional hemocomponents and patient-centered outcomes;
  • New technologies and protocols for the preparation of non-transfusional hemocomponents.

We hope that new ideas will promote a rapid development of these exciting topics, and we invite you to submit your best research activities to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Vanessa Nicolin
Dr. Claudio Stacchi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • non-transfusional hemocomponents
  • platelet-rich fibrin (PRF)
  • platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF)
  • oral surgery
  • oral implantology
  • periodontology

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Concentrated Growth Factors vs. Leukocyte-and-Platelet-Rich Fibrin for Enhancing Postextraction Socket Healing. A Longitudinal Comparative Study
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(22), 8256; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10228256 - 20 Nov 2020
Abstract
Platelet concentrates (PCs) have been used for over 20 years in dentistry, as an adjunct to oral surgery procedures, to improve hard and soft tissue healing and control postoperative symptoms. Among various PCs, Leukocyte and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) has become very popular due [...] Read more.
Platelet concentrates (PCs) have been used for over 20 years in dentistry, as an adjunct to oral surgery procedures, to improve hard and soft tissue healing and control postoperative symptoms. Among various PCs, Leukocyte and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) has become very popular due to its excellent cost-effectiveness ratio, and to the simple preparation protocol, but comparative clinical studies with other PCs are lacking. The aim of this split-mouth cohort study was to evaluate the effect of Concentrated Growth Factors (CGF), a recently introduced PC, as compared to L-PRF for enhancing post-extraction socket healing. Methods: Patients in need of bilateral tooth extractions were included. Each side was treated with either CGF or L-PRF. Pain, socket closure and healing index were the main outcomes. Results: Forty-five patients (24 women), aged 60.52 ± 11.75 years (range 37–87 years) were treated. No significant difference in outcomes was found, except for Pain at day 1 (p < 0.001) and socket closure in the vestibulo-palatal/lingual dimension at day 7 post-extraction (p = 0.04), both in favor of CGF. Conclusions: based on the present results, CGF proved to be as effective and safe as L-PRF, representing a valid alternative option for improving alveolar socket healing and reducing postoperative discomfort. Full article
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