Cost Effectiveness of a Platelet-rich Plasma Preparation Technique for Clinical Use

Hamid, Mohamad Shariff A. (2018) Cost Effectiveness of a Platelet-rich Plasma Preparation Technique for Clinical Use. Wounds, 30 (7). pp. 186-190. ISSN 1044-7946,

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INTRODUCTION: Despite limited clinical evidence, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is currently used for the treatment of various soft tissue injuries, but optimal use of PRP has yet to be determined. In many instances, PRP is prepared using commercial devices that lack standardized preparation techniques and consistent quality of the PRP produced. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore a simple, easy, economical method of PRP preparation that is practical for clinical use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia. Participants were healthy postgraduate students and staff at the Sports Medicine Department. The PRP was prepared using a single centrifugation technique. Leukocyte and platelet levels were compared with that of a whole blood baseline and a commercial preparation kit. RESULTS: The PRP produced using this technique contained significantly higher mean platelet (1725.0 vs. 273.9 x 109/L) and leukocyte (33.6 vs. 7.7 x 109/L) levels compared with whole blood. There was no significant difference in the mean platelet and leukocyte levels between the PRP produced in this study and by a commercial PRP system. CONCLUSIONS: A single-centrifugation protocol using readily available materials in a typical clinical setting could produce PRP of comparable quality to those of a commercial PRP production system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: platelet-rich plasma; cost effectiveness; tissue repair; growth factors; sports medicine; biologics; stem cells
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2019 03:43
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 03:43

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