Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Platelet Rich Plasma for Colonic Anastomosis

Below is yet another recent study outlining the benefits of PRP in surgery. The data supports the use of platelet rich plasma for further study in colonic anastomosis. Similar data has already been published supporting the use of PRP for achilles tendon repairs. For more PRP information, visit: Apex
J Surg Res. 2007 Oct 26
Effects of Platelet Rich Plasma on Colonic Anastomosis.Tekin A, Yol S, Yilmaz H, Küçükkartallar T, Esen H, Caglayan O.
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on tissue maturation and wound healing in experimental colonic anastomosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty Sprague Dawley rats were divided into three groups of 10 rats each. Group I (control group) was subjected to colon anastomosis only. Group II (PRP group) was subjected to colon anastomosis and topical PRP was applied. Group III (Bioglue group) was subjected to colon anastomosis and topical tissue sealant was applied (Bioglue; Cryolife, Kennesaw, GA). The rats were sacrificed on postoperative day 7, and the bursting pressure of the anastomosis and tissue hydroxyproline levels were measured; histopathological changes on the anastomosis line were also examined. RESULTS: The bursting pressure was statistically higher in the PRP group than in the control and Bioglue groups (P <>
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