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Andrew J.T. Muir ◽  
Andrew J. Niehaus ◽  
Joseph W. Lozier ◽  
Sara L. Cole ◽  
Zarah A. Belacic ◽  

Abstract OBJECTIVE To investigate the chondroprotective effects of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP), ampicillin-sulbactam (AmpS), or PRP combined with AmpS (PRP+AmpS) in an in vitro chondrocyte explant model of bovine Staphylococcus aureus–induced septic arthritis. SAMPLE Autologous PRP and cartilage explants obtained from 6 healthy, adult, nonlactating Jersey-crossbred cows. ProcedureS Autologous PRP was prepared prior to euthanasia using an optimized double centrifugation protocol. Cartilage explants collected from grossly normal stifle joints were incubated in synovial fluid (SF) alone, S aureus–inoculated SF (SA), or SA supplemented with PRP (25% culture medium volume), AmpS (2 mg/mL), or both PRP (25% culture medium volume) and AmpS (2 mg/mL; PRP+AmpS) for 24 hours. The metabolic activity, percentage of dead cells, and glycosaminoglycan content of cartilage explants were measured with a resazurin-based assay, live-dead cell staining, and dimethylmethylene blue assay, respectively. Treatment effects were assessed relative to the findings for cartilage explants incubated in SF alone. RESULTS Application of PRP, AmpS, and PRP+AmpS treatments significantly reduced S aureus–induced chondrocyte death (ie, increased metabolic activity and cell viability staining) in cartilage explants, compared with untreated controls. There were no significant differences in chondrocyte death among explants treated with PRP, AmpS, or PRP+AmpS. CLINICAL RELEVANCE In this in vitro explant model of S aureus–induced septic arthritis, PRP, AmpS, and PRP+AmpS treatments mitigated chondrocyte death. Additional work to confirm the efficacy of PRP with bacteria commonly associated with clinical septic arthritis in cattle as well as in vivo evaluation is warranted.

2021 ◽  
Vol 48 (4) ◽  
pp. 311-315
E. Scott Sills ◽  
Samuel H. Wood

Objective: As clinicians and patients await consensus on intraovarian platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, this project evaluated contemporary research trends in the literature. Methods: A PubMed/NLM search aggregated all ovarian PRP-related publications (n=54) to evaluate their scope, abstract utility, submission-to-publication interval, journal selected, article processing charge (APC), free reader access to full-text manuscripts, number and nationality of authors, and inclusion of international collaborators. The NIH Clinical Trials database was also audited. Results: Published output on intraovarian PRP has increased consistently since 2016, especially among investigators in Greece, Iran, USA, and Turkey. Between 2013 and 2021, 42 articles met the relevancy criteria, of which 40.5% reported clinical studies, small series, or case reports, 33% described experimental animal models, and 23.8% were opinion/review papers. Only two works included a placebo control group. The submission-to-publication interval (mean±standard deviation) was 130±96 days, there were 5.9±3.2 authors per project, and journals invoiced US $1,642±1,466 (range, $0–$3,860) for APCs. Conclusion: There was no correlation between APC and time to publish (Pearson’s r=–0.01). Abstract content was inconsistent; sample size and patient age were often missing, yet free full-text “open access” was available for most publications (59.5%). The NIH Clinical Trials portal lists eight registered studies on “ovarian rejuvenation,” of which two are actively recruiting patients, while four have been terminated or have an uncertain status. Two studies have concluded, with results from one posted to the NIH website. PRP and its derivatives for ovarian treatment show early promise, but require further investigation. Research is accelerating and should be encouraged, particularly placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials.

Pradeep Mahajan

Abstract: Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a biological product defined as a portion of the plasma fraction of autologous blood with a platelet concentration above the baseline. The plasma occupies 55% of blood, which is rich in immunoglobulins and proteins that have a wide range of applications in various medical fields. Plasma therapy is applied to tackle various disorders or diseases as it induces the body to develop new healthy cells. It contains important components like antibodies, coagulation factor, enzymes, fibrinogen, proteins and albumin. PRP is a unique and advanced treatment which helps to increases the body’s natural healing process. Platelet lysate which is obtained from platelet rich plasma consist of various growth factors such as chemokines, cytokines, and antibacterial molecules and also has anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, anti-fibrotic and repairing effects. As PRP is rich in the proteins and several antibodies, it is used for various chronic therapies such as hemophilia and autoimmune disorders as well as in various severe health problems. Lyophilized Platelet-rich plasma (LPRP) therapy is currently used in various fields such as in tissue regeneration, wound healing, scar revision, skin rejuvenating effects, alopecia and for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It is also used to heal wounds and illnesses. LPRP therapy is gaining attraction by many health professionals as it is a safe, effective, efficient, and easy approach in procuring, preserving, and therapy. In this review we described the advantages and applications of using lyophilized PRP in various diseases which might found to be effective in different treatment. Keywords: Plasma, Platelet, Growth Factors, Lyophilized platelet rich plasma.

2021 ◽  
Simon Bossart ◽  
S. Morteza Seyed Jafari ◽  
Mathias Lehmann ◽  
Andreas Jossi‐Will ◽  
Esther Sane ◽  

2021 ◽  
Vol 2021 ◽  
pp. 1-5
Kazutaka Kamiya ◽  
Masahide Takahashi ◽  
Nobuyuki Shoji

Purpose. To assess the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on the healing response of the corneal epithelium in eyes undergoing phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK). Methods. We prospectively examined 20 eyes of 10 patients undergoing bilateral PTK for granular corneal dystrophy or band keratopathy. Patients were randomly assigned to start topical administration of PRP ophthalmic suspension (PRP group) or artificial tears (control group) 4 times daily for 2 weeks. Immediately, 1, and 2 days, and 1 week after PTK, we quantitatively measured the staining area of the corneal epithelium, using slit-lamp photography. We also determined the subjective symptoms and the satisfaction, using the visual analogue system (VAS). Results. The staining area in the PRP group was significantly smaller than that in the control group on days 1 and 2 (Wilcoxon signed-rank test, p = 0.022 and p = 0.017 , respectively), but not on day 7 ( p = 0.317 ). The recovery rate of the corneal epithelium in the PRP group was significantly higher than that in the control group on days 1 and 2 ( p = 0.022 and p = 0.017 , respectively), but not on day 7 ( p = 0.317 ). We found no significant differences in pain ( p = 0.139 ), foreign body sensation ( p = 0.108 ), epiphora ( p = 1.000 ), or satisfaction ( p = 0.295 ), between the two groups. Postoperative complications did not occur in any of the eyes in the study. Conclusions. The PRP treatment was effective for enhancing corneal epithelial recovery in the early postoperative period, without significant adverse events, in post-PTK-treated eyes, suggesting that it may hold promise as one of the treatment options for treating such postsurgical patients.

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