Magnetic resonance and ultrasound in achilles tendinopathy: Predictive role and response assessment to platelet-rich plasma and adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction injection.

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In conclusion, both PRP and adipose-derived SVF injections seem to allow for clinical benefit in patients with NIAT, associated to an early slight increase of tendon thickness and neovascularization. Only after PRP injection there was a significant improve of MR signal intensity, even though very slight, whereas US morphologic appearance did not significantly change after both injective treatments. None of investigated MR and US parameters seems to have a predictive role in NIAT treated by PRP and adipose-derived SVF.

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Platelet-rich plasma stimulates angiogenesis in mice which may promote hair growth

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Results

At 13 and 18 days after the last injection, the hair length of mice in PRP group (4.24 ± 0.60 and 8.29 ± 0.48 mm, respectively) was significantly longer compared with the control group (3.70 ± 0.52 and 7.21 ± 0.64 mm, p < 0.05). No significant difference in the hair length was found between the PPP group and the control (p > 0.05). In addition, the number of CD31-positive vessel in the PRP group (9.90 ± 0.60) was more than that in the control group (8.60 ± 2.34, p < 0.05).

Conclusion

Platelet-rich plasma might promote hair length growth and increase the number of hair follicles by inducing angiogenesis.

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A Split Head Study of Efficacy of Placebo versus Platelet-rich Plasma Injections in the Treatment of Androgenic Alopecia.

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Conclusion

Hence, we can conclude PRP is an effective alternative modality in the treatment of AGA without remarkable adverse effects and is accompanied by a high satisfaction rate among patients. However, a randomised, double-blind study with larger cohort of patients and objective evaluation methods is needed.

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Adding Intra-Articular Growth Hormone to Platelet Rich Plasma under Ultrasound Guidance in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Comparative Double-Blind Clinical Trial.

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WOMAC score in both groups has been significantly reduced after injections (P = 0.030). WOMAC score reduction in group PS in first month was significantly higher than group P, but in second month 2, the difference between two groups was not significant (P = 0.235). No complication was observed.

CONCLUSIONS:

These results showed that adding growth hormone to platelet rich plasma for intra-articular injection improved function of the osteoarthritic knee joint in short period of time.

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Lady Gaga Opens Up About Chronic Pain In Her Netflix Documentary

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In the Netflix preview for the documentary, we can see Gaga draped in a hospital gown, grimacing as a doctor sticks a needle into her skin. In a clip posted to her Twitter account, she sits in the doctor's office and nods along at her treatment plan.

Her treatment plan includes Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy — the "blood spinning" the doctor mentions — in which blood is removed from the arm, spun in a centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelet rich plasma, and the plasma is then injected into the part of the body that needs treatment (in Gaga's case, her hip) so that it can stimulate healing. The same therapy has been used for beauty treatments.

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Plasma-rich plasma, the ultimate secret for youthful skin elixir and hair growth triggering

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PRP proved to promote wound healing and aid in facelift, volumetric skin, skin rejuvenation, regeneration, and reconstruction; improve wrinkling; stimulate hair growth; increase hair follicle viability and its survival rate; prevent apoptosis; increase and prolong the anagen hair growth stage; and delay the progression to catagen hair cycle stage with increased density in hair loss and hair transplantation.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections as a Treatment for Refractory Patellar Tendinosis: A Meta-Analysis of Randomised Trials.

Conclusions:

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Our results suggest that, based on limited evidence, PRP is superior over other established non-surgical treatments (dry needling and ESWT) for refractory PT. Larger RCTs may allow better characterisation of the role of PRP in this condition.

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Effectiveness of intra-articular therapies in osteoarthritis: a literature review

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Osteoarthritis is a painful, chronic disease with widespread burden on patients, communities, health and social care systems. Conservative therapies, such as nonpharmacological interventions, systemic drug treatment and intra-articular therapies are used before resorting to surgery; nonetheless, disease control often remains inadequate. Recent advances in osteoarthritis management have aimed to provide greater variety of treatment options. Here, we summarize a targeted literature review evaluating efficacy and safety of intra-articular therapies for osteoarthritis.

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Autologous platelet-rich plasma versus conventional therapy for the treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers: A comparative study.

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RESULTS:

Compared to conventional therapy, a highly significant improvement in the ulcer size was observed post-PRP therapy (P-value = .0001). The mean change in the area of the ulcer post-PRP and conventional therapy was 4.92 ± 11.94 cm and 0.13 ± 0.27 cm, respectively, while the mean percentage improvement in the area of the ulcer post-PRP and conventional therapy was 67.6% ± 36.6% and 13.67% ± 28.06%, respectively. Subjective improvement in pain associated with the ulcer was noted by all patients.

CONCLUSIONS:

Platelet-rich plasma is a safe nonsurgical procedure for treating chronic venous leg ulcers.

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Efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma combined with hyaluronic acid on skin facial rejuvenation: A prospective study

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A total of 31 patients were recruited under the assumption of a 20% dropout rate, 20% size effect from treatment, bilateral 5% alpha risk, and 80% beta risk. The mean age of the 31 patients included in the study was 51.8 plus or minus 8.5 years. Comparison of FACE-Q scores showed significant improvement at 6 months compared with baseline.

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Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?

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Platelet-rich plasma makes it possible to heal painful knee injuries, using a person's own blood.

Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are rumored to have undergone a relatively new treatment that involves injections of platelet-rich plasma. Proponents say the therapy offers cutting-edge treatment for previously debilitating injuries, including painful knee problems due to osteoarthritis.

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Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Lead to Earlier Return to Sport When Compared With Conservative Treatment in Acute Muscle Injuries?

CONCLUSIONS:

Evidence from the current literature, although limited, suggests that the use of PRP may result in an earlier return to sport among patients with acute grade I or II muscle strains without significantly increasing the risk of reinjury at 6 months of follow-up. However, no difference in time to return to sport was revealed when specifically evaluating those with a grade I or II hamstring muscle strain.

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Platelet-rich plasma exhibits beneficial effects for rheumatoid arthritis mice by suppressing inflammatory factors.

In conclusion, CIA mice treated with PRP exhibited beneficial effects, including decreased joint inflammation, cartilage destruction and bone damage, and increased repair of joint tissue. The results of the present study suggested that PRP may be an effective therapeutic agent for RA.

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