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An. bras. dermatol ; 94(3): 313-319, May-June 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1011106

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Abstract: Background: Actinic keratosis (AK) represents a risk of progression to squamous cell carcinoma. Ingenol mebutate gel is a novel therapeutic option for field-directed treatment. Objectives: To evaluate the safety, tolerability and patients' perspectives, related to the therapeutic success of managing AKs on the face and scalp with ingenol mebutate gel in Brazilian individuals. Methods: This was an observational, retrospective and descriptive study of 68 areas of actinic keratosis on the face and scalp treated with Ingenol mebutate gel involving a total of 37 patients. The drug was applied for three consecutive days on an area of of 25 cm2 and documentation was performed on baseline and days 4, 8, 15, 60 and 180. On day 4, the composite local skin reaction score was calculated. At the end, a questionnaire was applied to evaluate patients' perspectives about the treatment. Results: Adherence was 100%, no serious adverse events were recorded and the mean composite local skin reaction score (standard deviation) was 8.61±4.22. The treatment was considered optimum by 75.68% of the patients. Study limitations: Calculation of composite local skin reaction score performed only on the fourth day. Conclusions: Treatment with ingenol mebutate gel was considered safe and tolerable in Brazilian subjects. Patients had a maximum adherence rate and a great improvement in self-esteem. The results of this research reproduce the findings of the literature.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Diterpenes/therapeutic use , Keratosis, Actinic/drug therapy , Gels/therapeutic use , Scalp Dermatoses/drug therapy , Administration, Cutaneous , Brazil , Surveys and Questionnaires , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome , Facial Dermatoses/drug therapy
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Rev. Col. Bras. Cir ; 46(5): e20192260, 2019. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1057172

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RESUMO Objetivo: avaliar o uso do curativo de filme e gel de biopolímero de celulose bacteriana no tratamento de pacientes com feridas isquêmicas submetidos à revascularização dos membros inferiores. Métodos: ensaio clínico randomizado realizado no ambulatório de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, entre janeiro de 2017 e dezembro de 2018. Foram acompanhados 24 pacientes após revascularização de membros inferiores, divididos em dois grupos: Experimental, tratado com filme e gel de biopolímero de celulose bacteriana, e Controle, tratado com ácidos graxos essenciais. Os pacientes foram acompanhados em consultas semanais para troca dos curativos e o processo de cicatrização das feridas foi avaliado em um período de 90 dias. Resultados: a redução da área das feridas isquêmicas no período de 30 dias foi de 4,3cm2 (55%), em média, para o grupo experimental, e de 5,5cm2 (48,5%) para o grupo controle (p>0,05). A taxa de cicatrização completa, em 90 dias, foi de 34,8%, sendo 50% no grupo experimental e 18,2% no grupo controle (p=0,053). Conclusão: o filme de biopolímero de celulose bacteriana associada a gel pode ser utilizado como curativo no tratamento de feridas isquêmicas de pacientes submetidos à revascularização de membros inferiores


ABSTRACT Objective: to evaluate the use of a bacterial cellulose biopolymer film and gel dressing in the treatment of patients with ischemic wounds submitted to lower limb revascularization. Methods: we conducted a randomized clinical trial in the Angiology and Vascular Surgery outpatient clinic of the Clinics Hospital of the Federal University of Pernambuco, between January 2017 and December 2018. We followed 24 patients after lower limb revascularization, divided into two groups: Experimental, treated with bacterial cellulose biopolymer film and gel, and Control, treated with essential fatty acids. Patients attended weekly appointments to change dressings and had their wound healing processes evaluated over a period of 90 days. Results: the reduction of the ischemic wounds' areas after 30 days was 4.3cm2 (55%) on average for the experimental group, and the 5.5cm2 (48.5%) for the control group (p>0.05). The complete healing rate at 90 days was 34.8%, 50% in the experimental group and 18.2% in the control group (p=0.053). Conclusion: the bacterial cellulose biopolymer film associated with gel can be used as a dressing in the treatment of ischemic wounds of patients undergoing revascularization of the lower limbs.


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Humans , Male , Female , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Bandages , Wound Healing/drug effects , Biopolymers/therapeutic use , Cellulose/therapeutic use , Lower Extremity/pathology , Ischemia/complications , Ischemia/therapy , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome , Angioplasty , Lower Extremity/blood supply , Gels/therapeutic use , Ischemia/pathology , Middle Aged
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Pesqui. vet. bras ; 37(5): 516-520, maio 2017. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-895439

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Esse estudo teve por objetivo avaliar o potencial de transmissibilidade ultrassônica de um gel fitoterápico de copaíba da espécie Copaifera duckei Dwyer na concentração de 10%. A pesquisa foi registrada junto ao Sistema Brasileiro de Biodiversidade. O gel fitoterápico de Copaifera duckei 10% foi manipulado de acordo diretrizes da Farmacopéia Brasileira e testado em um aparelho de Ultrassom (US) operado na faixa de 1 MHz. Como grupos controle foram selecionados a água destilada e o gel hidroalcoólico. A análise ocorreu de forma qualitativa e quantitativa através do modelo proposto na literatura. O US foi programado para modos de corrente pulsado/contínuo e testados nas intensidades (0,2/0,4/0,6/0,8/1,0W/cm2), em 1mim/cm2. Os dados receberam tratamento estatístico pelo software BioEstat 5.3 e foi admitido um nível de significância de ≥0,05. No modo contínuo e na intensidade de 0.2W/cm2 o gel foi considerado "Bom transmissor", na intensidade de 0.4 W/cm2 e 0.6W/cm2 um "Transmissor moderado" e nas intensidades de 0.8W/cm2 e 1.0W/cm2 um "Transmissor pobre". Concluiu-se que o gel de C. duckei 10% não atenuou as ondas de US em nenhum modo ou intensidade testado. E pode assim ser adicionado a esse para tratamentos sendo considerado transmissor bom ou moderado de acordo com a intensidade do US.(AU)


This study aimed to evaluate the potential of transmissibility of an herbal gel of Copaifera duckei Dwyer at a concentration of 10%. The research was registered with the Brazilian Biodiversity System. The gel of Copaifera duckei 10% was guidelined by the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia and tested on an Ultrasound device (US) operated in the range of 1 MHz. The control groups were selected distilled water and hydro alcoholic gel. The analysis was qualitatively and quantitatively using the model proposed in the literature. The US was scheduled to current modes pulsed/continuous and tested in the intensities (0.2/0.4/0.6/0.8/1.0W/cm2) in 1mim/cm2. The data received statistical treatment by BioEstat software 5.3 and was admitted to a significance level of ≥0.05. In continuous mode and intensity of 0.2W/cm2 gel was considered "good transmitter" at the intensity of 0.4W/cm2 and 0.6W/cm2 a "moderate Transmitter" and the intensity of 0.8W/cm2 and 1.0W/cm2 a "poor transmitter". It was concluded that the 10% gel C. duckei US did not attenuate US waves in any form or intensity tested; it can thus be used for this treatment being considered a good or moderate transmitter according to the intensity of US.(AU)


Subject(s)
Ultrasonics/instrumentation , Phonophoresis , Gels/therapeutic use , Fabaceae/chemistry , Phytotherapy/veterinary , Resins, Plant/analysis
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Belo Horizonte; s.n; 2017. 192 p. ilus, tab, graf.
Thesis in English, Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-883974

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Objetivo: comparar a eficácia clínica de um gel de doxiciclina 10% encapsulada em ß-ciclodextrina (DOX) / ßCD), com o gel de 10% DOX - pura, como adjuvantes da Raspagem e Alisamento Radicular (RAR) em um ensaio clínico. Materiais e Métodos: trinta e três indivíduos com diagnóstico de periodontite crônica (PC) foram randomizados para: grupo I (GI) (10% de gel DOX + RAR), grupo II (GII) (10% de gel de DOX / ß-CD + RAR) que receberam aplicação dos géis em T0 e T1 e grupo III (GIII), apenas RAR. Os parâmetros clínicos de Profundidade à Sondagem Periodontal (PSP), Nível de Inserção Clínica (NIC), Sangramento à sondagem (SS) e Índice de Placa Visível (IPV) foram avaliados em: tempo inicial (T0), 30 dias (T1) e 60 dias (T2). Resultados: Dentro dos grupos, GII apresentou a redução mais significativa nas médias de PSP e SS e o maior ganho médio em NIC (p <0,05). Ao comparar os três grupos, GII apresentou maior redução em PSP (2,62 mm) (p <0,003) e atingiu o maior número de indivíduos com ganho de inserção clínica (2,54 mm) em T2 (p <0,003). O SS e IPV apresentaram uma forte redução em todos os grupos, comparando T2 com T0 (p <0,05). IPV e SS diminuiram ≥ 5 vezes e duas vezes, respectivamente em T0 até T1, mas diminuíram de forma semelhante em todos os grupos, sem diferença significativa. Na avaliação comparativa das densidades ósseas obtidas nos exames radiográficos de GI e GII realizados nos momentos T0 (RX inicial), T2 (RX 60 dias após T0) e T Final (RX 18 meses após T0), observou-se aumento da densidade óssea ao longo do tempo em todos os grupos. Houve um aumento maior na densidade óssea até 60 dias (TI). No entanto, o GII mostrou maior aumento na densidade óssea, mas não teve diferença significativa em relação ao tipo de gel aplicado. Conclusão: O presente estudo mostrou que a aplicação do gel de DOX a 10% incluída em ß-CD associada à RAR apresentou melhora significativa nos parâmetros clínicos periodontais (PSP, NIC e SS) e do IPV, em todos os protocolos analisados, proporcionando benefícios adicionais à RAR sozinha. Nos indivíduos tratados, as bolsas periodontais ficaram mais rasas ao final da investigação. Houve aumento da densidade óssea ao longo do tempo em todos os grupos. No entanto, GII mostrou um aumento estatisticamente significativo na densidade óssea entre os tempos T0 e T2, sem diferença significativa em relação à GI. O gel contendo somente DOX a 10% também apresentou benefícios significativos à RAR, porém menores se comparado ao gel com o composto de inclusão (DOX/ ß-CD). Estes resultados traduzem-se em um ganho real na saúde periodontal. Portanto, a inclusão da doxiciclina em ß-CD, liberada localmente, pode ser um adjuvante quimioterapêutico importante no tratamento da periodontite crônica.(AU)


Aim: to compare the clinical efficacy of 10% doxycycline encapsulated in ß- cyclodextrin (DOX)/ßCD) in gel with 10% DOX- pure gel along adjuvants with scaling and root planning (SRP) in a clinical trial. Materials and Methods: Thirty-three subjects with diagnosis of chronic periodontitis (CP) were randomized into: group I (GI) (10% DOX gel + SRP), group II (GII) (10% DOX / ß-CD gel + SRP) that received application of the gels at T0 and T1, and group III (GIII), only SRP. The clinical parameters of Periodontal Probing Depth (PPD), Clinical Attachment Level (CAL), Bleeding on Probing (BOP) and Visible Plaque Index (VPI) were evaluated at baseline (T0), 30 days (T1) and 60 days (T2). Results: Within the groups, GII presented the most significant reduction in the mean of PPD and BOP and the highest mean gain in CAL (p <0.05). When comparing the three groups, the GII presented a greater reduction in PPD (2.62 mm) (p <0.003) and reached the greatest number of individuals with a gain of clinical attachment (2.54 mm) at T2 (p <0.003). The BOP and VPI had a strong reduction in all groups, comparing T2 with T0 (p <0.05). The VPI and BOP decreased ≥ 5 times and twice, respectively at T0 up to T1 in a similar way for all groups, without significant difference. In the comparative evaluation of the bone density obtained in the radiographic examinations of GI and GII performed at moments T0 (initial RX), T2 (RX 60 days after T0) and T Final (RX 18 months after T0), it was observed increase in bone density over time in all groups. There was a greater increase in bone density up to 60 days (TI). However, GII showed greater increase in bone density, but didn't have a significant difference in relation to the type of gel applied. Conclusion: the present study showed that the application of the 10% DOX gel included in ß-CD associated with SRP showed a significant improvement in periodontal clinical parameters (PPD, CAL and BOP) and VPI, in all analyzed protocols, providing additional benefits to the SRP alone. In the treated individuals, the periodontal pockets were shallower at the end of the investigation. There was an increase in bone density over time in all groups. However, GII showed a statistically significant increase in bone density between T0 and T2 times, without significant difference in relation to GI. The gel containing only 10% DOX also presented significant benefits to RAR, but smaller when compared to gel with inclusion compound (DOX / ß-CD). These results translate to a real gain in periodontal health. Therefore, the inclusion of locally released doxycycline into ß-CD may be an important chemotherapeutic adjuvant in the treatment of chronic periodontitis.(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , beta-Cyclodextrins/therapeutic use , Chronic Periodontitis/drug therapy , Doxycycline/therapeutic use , Gels/therapeutic use , Bone Density , Clinical Study , Dental Scaling , Periodontitis , Randomized Controlled Trial
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Rev. chil. ter. ocup ; 16(2): 23-30, dic. 2016. ilus, tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-869838

ABSTRACT

Introducción: la escafocefalia posicional, deformidad craneana típica del recién nacido prematuro, presumiblemente es debida a un inicio anticipado de presión sobre la calota, a un inadecuado control motor que determina un menor cambio de posición y un mayor tiempo de presión asimétrica sobre la calota. El descenso de la presión de puntos de apoyo asimétricos sobre el cráneo podría disminuir la escafocefalia. La superficie de gel puede bajar la presión localizada en el cráneo al disminuir la rigidez de la superficie de contacto. Los estudios existentes, escasos, no son concluyentes al respecto. Objetivo: Mostrar la relación entre el uso de almohadas de gel y la reducción de escafocefalia en recién nacidos de pretérmino. Método: Estudio longitudinal de pacientes prematuros hospitalizados en el servicios de neonatología de un hospital terciario, que utilizaron almohadas de gel por 5 semanas consecutivas, durante al menos el 90 por ciento del tiempo que permanecieron en decúbito. Se realizaron mediciones craneales, considerando el índice de deformidad craneana; la primera medición fue previo al uso de almohadas y luego semanalmente hasta completar 5 semanas. Resultados: 17 pacientes completaron las 5 semanas de protocolo. Edad promedio: 28,9 semanas de gestación (rango 28 a 34). Peso promedio: 1058 grs. (rango 720 a 2000). El índice de deformidad craneana varió desde 70,36 (DE 4,7) al inicio del estudio a 76,95 (DE 3,03) al término del estudio, con una diferencia significativa (p< 0,05). Conclusión: Este trabajo mostró una relación entre reducción del grado de escafocefalia, expresada en el IC, con el uso de almohadas de gel por un período de 5 semanas en RNPT.


Introduction: the positional scaphocephaly is the preterm infants’ typical cranial deformity. And probably is due to improper motor control, which determines minor change in position and longer asymmetric pressure on the skull. Decreasing the pressure of asymmetric support points on the skull, might decrease scaphocephaly. Gel’s surface may decrease localized pressure in the skull thus decreasing the stiffness of the contact surface. There are scarce reports about this issue and all are inconclusive. Objective: To show the relationship between the use of gel pillows and reduction of scaphocephaly in preterm infants. Method: Longitudinal study of preterm infants hospitalized in neonatology service of a tertiary hospital. They used gel pillows for 5 consecutive weeks, for at least 90 percent of the time in prone position. Cranial measurements were performed, considering the index of cranial deformity, the first measurement before to the use of pillows and then weekly until 5 weeks. Results: 17 patients completed the 5-week protocol. Average age 28.9 weeks of gestation (range 28-34), average weight 1058 g. (range 720-2000). The index of cranial deformity ranged from 70.36 (SD 4.7) at baseline to 76.95 (3.03) at the end of the study with a significant difference (p <0.05). Conclusions This study showed a relationship between the degree of reduction of scaphocephaly expressed in the IC, using gel pillows for a period of 5 weeks in preterm infants.


Subject(s)
Humans , Infant, Newborn , Craniofacial Abnormalities/therapy , Bedding and Linens , Gels/therapeutic use , Infant, Premature , Orthotic Devices
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Rev. bras. anestesiol ; 66(3): 242-248, May.-June 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-782883

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ABSTRACT Postoperative sore throat is a common complication after endotracheal intubation. After tracheal intubation, the incidence of sore throat varies from 14.4% to 50%. The aim of the study was to compare between benzydamine hydrochloride gel, lidocaine 5% gel and lidocaine 10% spray on the endotracheal tube cuff as regards postoperative sore throat. The present study was carried out on 124 patients admitted to Alexandria university hospitals for lumbar fixation surgery requiring general anesthesia. Patients were randomly allocated into 4 groups. Benzydamine hydrochloride gel, 5% lidocaine hydrochloride gel, 10% lidocaine hydrochloride spray, or normal saline were applied on endotracheal tube cuffs before endotracheal intubation. The patients were examined for sore throat (none, mild, moderate, or severe) at 0, 1, 6, 12, and 24 h after extubation. The results were collected, analyzed and presented in table and figure. The highest incidence of postoperative sore throat occurred at 6 h after extubation in all groups. There was a significantly lower incidence of postoperative sore throat in the benzydamine group than 5% lidocaine gel, 10% lidocaine spray, and normal saline groups. The benzydamine group had significantly decreased severity of postoperative sore throat compared with the 10% lidocaine, 5% lidocaine, and normal saline groups at observation time point. Compared with the 5% lidocaine the 10% lidocaine group had significantly increased incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat after extubation. Compared with normal saline the 10% lidocaine group had increased incidence of postoperative sore throat. There were no significant differences among groups in local or systemic side effects. So in conclusion, benzydamine hydrochloride gel on the endotracheal tube cuff is a simple and effective method to reduce the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat. Application of 10% lidocaine spray should be avoided because of worsening of postoperative sore throat where incidence increased but not the severity in relation to 5% lidocaine gel. Applying 5% lidocaine on the endotracheal tube cuff does not prevent postoperative sore throat but its application is better than lidocaine 10% spray or saline.


RESUMO A dor de garganta pós-operatória (DGPO) é uma complicação comum após a intubação traqueal. Em seguida a esse procedimento, a incidência de dor de garganta varia de 14,4 a 50%. O objetivo do estudo foi comparar os efeitos da aplicação de cloridrato de benzidamina em gel, lidocaína a 5% em gel e lidocaína a 10% em spray no balonete do tubo endotraqueal, no que diz respeito à dor de garganta pós-operatória. O presente estudo foi feito com 124 pacientes internados em hospitais universitários de Alexandria para cirurgia de fixação lombar que necessitavam de anestesia geral. Os pacientes foram aleatoriamente alocados em quatro grupos. Procedeu-se à aplicação de cloridrato de benzidamina em gel, cloridrato de lidocaína a 5% em gel, cloridrato de lidocaína a 10% em spray ou salina normal nos balonetes do TET antes da intubação endotraqueal. Os pacientes foram examinados para dor de garganta (nenhuma, leve, moderada ou intensa) a 0, uma, seis, 12 e 24 horas após a extubação. Os resultados foram coletados, analisados e apresentados em tabelas e figuras. A maior incidência de DGPO ocorreu seis horas após a extubação em todos os grupos. Houve incidência significativamente menor de DGPO no grupo de benzidamina versus grupos de lidocaína a 5% em gel, lidocaína a 10% em spray e salina normal. O grupo tratado com benzidamina exibiu redução significativa na intensidade da DGPO, em comparação com os grupos de lidocaína a 10%, lidocaína a 5% e salina normal no ponto no tempo de observação. Em comparação com lidocaína a 5%, o grupo tratado com lidocaína a 10% exibiu incidência e intensidade significativamente aumentadas na DGPO após a extubação. Em comparação com salina normal, o grupo tratado com lidocaína a 10% exibiu maior incidência de DGPO. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre grupos quanto a efeitos colaterais locais ou sistêmicos. Assim, em conclusão, o uso de cloridrato de benzidamina em gel no balonete do TET é um método simples e eficaz para reduzir a incidência e a gravidade da DGPO. Deve-se evitar a aplicação de lidocaína a 10% em spray, devido ao agravamento da DGPO, visto ter ocorrido aumento na incidência, mas não na severidade, em relação à lidocaína a 5% em gel. A aplicação de lidocaína a 5% no balonete do TET não impede a ocorrência da DGPO, mas a sua aplicação oferece melhores resultados do que lidocaína a 10% em spray, ou solução salina.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Postoperative Complications/prevention & control , Benzydamine/therapeutic use , Intubation, Intratracheal/adverse effects , Lidocaine/therapeutic use , Severity of Illness Index , Administration, Inhalation , Nebulizers and Vaporizers , Benzydamine/administration & dosage , Pharyngitis/prevention & control , Treatment Outcome , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Gels/therapeutic use , Anesthetics, Local/administration & dosage , Anesthetics, Local/therapeutic use , Lidocaine/administration & dosage , Middle Aged , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/administration & dosage , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/therapeutic use
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Rev. bras. cir. plást ; 31(3): 417-423, 2016. ilus, tab
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-2314

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No Brasil, 1 milhão de acidentes com queimaduras acontecem por ano e as infecções são responsáveis por 75% dos óbitos nestes pacientes, além de deixar lesões que ocasionam deformidades nas áreas atingidas. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste trabalho é fornecer uma visão atual sobre células-tronco mesenquimais (MSCs), com ênfase nas células-tronco derivadas do tecido adiposo (ADSCs), associadas a gel de plasma, gel de fibrina e membranas (scaffold). O uso de géis e membranas tendem a auxiliar o crescimento celular visando sua possível aplicação na Cirurgia Plástica Reparadora para o tratamento pacientes queimados ou que necessitam de enxerto de pele. O presente trabalho abordou de forma exploratória e narrativa o tema células-tronco mesenquimais, células-tronco mesenquimais derivadas do tecido adiposo, gel de fibrina, gel de plasma e scaffold. O tipo de pesquisa empregada foi conduzido com coleta de informações utilizando-se a Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS) e PubMed. O número absoluto de artigos publicados relacionados ao tratamento de queimaduras é considerável. Até o momento, a quantidade de pesquisas relacionadas à terapia com células-tronco derivadas do tecido adiposo, gel de fibrina, gel de plasma e scaffold para o tratamento de queimaduras apresenta-se escassa. O autoenxerto de ADSCs associado a biocurativos torna-se uma perspectiva promissora na Cirurgia Plástica Reparadora para o tratamento e recuperação de pacientes que sofreram queimaduras ou outros acidentes que necessitam de enxerto de pele. Estes recursos podem reduzir a dor e prover a dessecação da lesão, promovendo neovascularização e a reepitelização da ferida.


In Brazil, 1 million burn accidents occur annually, and subsequent wound infections account for 75% cases of deaths among these patients, in addition to inducing deformities in the affected areas. Therefore, the aim of this study was to discuss the current status of mesenchymal stem cells, with an emphasis on adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), in combination with plasma gel, glue fibrin, and membranes (scaffold). The use of gels and membranes supports cell growth, and aims at potential application in reconstructive plastic surgery for the treatment of burn patients or individuals requiring skin grafts. This study explores and discusses the role of mesenchymal stem cells, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells, glue fibrin, plasma gel, and the scaffold. This research collected information from the Virtual Health Library (VHL) and PubMed. A considerable number of articles have been published on burn treatment. However, there is little research on burn treatment with ADSCs, glue fibrin, plasma gel, and scaffold. An ADSC autograft combined with a biological dressing is promising in reconstructive plastic surgery for the treatment and recovery of burn patients or individuals with other injuries that require skin grafts. These features can reduce pain and aid in drying of the lesion, thus promoting neovascularization and wound reepithelialization.


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Humans , History, 21st Century , Skin , Transplantation, Autologous , Bioprosthesis , Burns , Cell Membrane , Review , Reconstructive Surgical Procedures , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Gels , Skin/injuries , Transplantation, Autologous/methods , Bioprosthesis/adverse effects , Bioprosthesis/standards , Burns/surgery , Burns/complications , Cell Membrane/pathology , Cell Membrane/transplantation , Adipose Tissue , Adipose Tissue/surgery , Adipose Tissue/injuries , Reconstructive Surgical Procedures/methods , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/pathology , Gels/adverse effects , Gels/therapeutic use , Neovascularization, Pathologic , Neovascularization, Pathologic/surgery , Neovascularization, Pathologic/pathology , Neovascularization, Pathologic/therapy
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Acta cir. bras ; 30(11): 770-777, Nov. 2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-767594

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PURPOSE: To assess the histological response of damaged osteochondral tissue in the femoral condyles of rabbits after repairing the wounds with sugar cane biopolymer gel - compared to the control group. METHODS: The study investigated 16 New Zealand rabbits, at 90, 120 and 180 days after surgery. In all the animals, a lesion of 3.2 mm in diameter and 4 mm deep was induced in each right and left femoral condyle. Each animal has provided both knees, divided into medial and lateral condyle, resulting in 64 samples. 32 knees were divided into two groups: Right knee, medial and lateral condyles, filled with biopolymer; Left knee, medial and lateral condyles, unfilled. The anatomical specimens were removed, and subjected to histological techniques and morphometric and statistical analysis. RESULTS: In all the periods of the group under study an inflammatory reaction mediated by giant cells and mononuclear cells was found, while in the control group there was early healing produced by fibroblasts and few mononuclear cells with statistical significance between groups. CONCLUSION: The biopolymer gel caused an inflammatory reaction mediated by giant cells and mononuclear cells while the control group there was cicatrization mediated by fibroblasts.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rabbits , Biopolymers/therapeutic use , Cartilage, Articular/injuries , Femur/injuries , Saccharum/chemistry , Wound Healing/drug effects , Bone Substitutes/therapeutic use , Cartilage, Articular/pathology , Femur/pathology , Fibroblasts/drug effects , Gels/therapeutic use , Giant Cells/drug effects , Reproducibility of Results , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome
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Clinics ; 69(10): 694-698, 10/2014. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-730462

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OBJECTIVES: Treatments for injured articular cartilage have not advanced to the point that efficient regeneration is possible. However, there has been an increase in the use of platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of several orthopedic disorders, including chondral injuries. Our hypothesis is that the treatment of chondral injuries with platelet gel results in higher-quality repair tissue after 180 days compared with chondral injuries not treated with gel. METHODS: A controlled experimental laboratory study was performed on 30 male rabbits to evaluate osteochondral injury repair after treatment with or without platelet gel. Osteochondral injuries were surgically induced in both knees of each rabbit at the medial femoral condyle. The left knee injury was filled with the platelet gel, and the right knee was not treated. Microscopic analysis of both knee samples was performed after 180 days using a histological grading scale. RESULTS: The only histological evaluation criterion that was not significantly different between treatments was metachromasia. The group that was treated with platelet gel exhibited superior results in all other criteria (cell morphology, surface regularity, chondral thickness and repair tissue integration) and in the total score. CONCLUSION: The repair tissue was histologically superior after 180 days in the study group treated with platelet gel compared with the group of untreated injuries. .


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rabbits , Cartilage, Articular/injuries , Knee Injuries/therapy , Platelet-Rich Plasma , Cartilage, Articular/pathology , Disease Models, Animal , Gels/therapeutic use , Knee Injuries/pathology , Reproducibility of Results , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome , Wound Healing
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An. bras. dermatol ; 89(4): 638-640, Jul-Aug/2014. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-715537

ABSTRACT

The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has proved promising regarding its applicability in dermatology, especially in the healing of chronic ulcers. The autologous platelet-rich plasma is obtained by centrifuging the blood, so that the components are separated by density gradient. The final product is a gel rich in growth factors that act in tissue repair by activating fibroblasts and inducing extracellular matrix remodeling.


Subject(s)
Aged , Female , Humans , Platelet-Rich Plasma , Skin Ulcer/therapy , Wound Healing , Blood Transfusion, Autologous/methods , Chronic Disease , Gels/therapeutic use , Platelet Transfusion/methods , Skin Ulcer/pathology , Treatment Outcome
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Acta cir. bras ; 29(5): 328-333, 05/2014. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-709239

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: To investigate diclofenac topical gel as an alternative to reduce phlogistic signals and maintain quality of wound repair. METHODS: Fifteen Wistar rats were used in this study; four excisional wounds were performed on the dorsum of each animal. Once in a day, cranial wounds received topical diclofenac gel administration and caudal wounds were washed with isotonic saline. After seven, 14 and 21 postoperative days, five animals were randomly chosen for macroscopic and microscopic wound analysis. RESULTS: On the 7th day: diclofenac wounds showed significant higher scab formation, however showed less phlogistic signal; diclofenac wounds had larger area and had less neutrophil invasion. On the 14th day: No area difference was noted and diclofenac wounds showed less hyperemia and phlogistic signals; diclofenac wounds showed greater keratinocytes invasion. On the 21st day: Almost all wounds were closed and there were no difference regarding the type of scar formation; diclofenac wounds showed greater monocytes invasion and lower angiogenesis level. No difference was noted in any postoperative day regarding fibroblast invasion, collagen deposit quantity and quality. CONCLUSION: Diclofenac topical gel is capable of reducing phlogistic signals and do not cause fibroblast or keratinocyte downregulation thus do not lead to excisional wound healing impairment. .


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use , Diclofenac/therapeutic use , Wound Healing/drug effects , Administration, Cutaneous , Cicatrix/drug therapy , Cicatrix/pathology , Collagen/drug effects , Fibroblasts/drug effects , Gels/therapeutic use , Keratinocytes/drug effects , Monocytes/drug effects , Neutrophils/drug effects , Random Allocation , Rats, Wistar , Reproducibility of Results , Skin/drug effects , Skin/pathology , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome
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Acta méd. peru ; 30(4): 105-108, oct.-dic. 2013. ilus, graf, mapas, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, LIPECS | ID: lil-702435

ABSTRACT

Objetivo: La fibrosis peridural postquirúrgica es uno de los principales factores causantes del síndrome de columna fallida, para lo cual se ha encontrado un gel bioreabsorbible que actúa como preventivo de la formación de fibrosis. El objetivo del trabajo es evaluar clínica y radiológicamente el pronóstico de los pacientes sometidos a cirugía lumbar que recibieron Adcon L gel. Material y Método: Pacientes sometidos a cirugía lumbar primaria o secundaria por discopatía, estenosis, o fibrosis entre enero 2007 y julio 2009, recibiendo Adcon L gel, fueron incluidos en el trabajo. De 71 pacientes, solo 65 acudieron a sus controles para seguimiento. Resultados: El 98.4% de pacientes sometidos a cirugía primaria y el 66.6% de los sometidos a cirugía secundaria tuvo evolución favorable. En la resonancia magnética de control, los 65 pacientes estudiados presentaron tuvo ninguna o escasa fibrosis peridural. Conclusión: El Adcon L gel es un instrumento eficaz en la prevención de fibrosis peridural y en el pronóstico clínico de pacientes intervenidos por patología quirúrgica lumbar.


Postoperative peridural fibrosis is considered a major causative factor of Failed Back syndrome, and a bioresorbable gel was found to prevent the formation of postoperative scar. The aim of this work is to evaluate the clinic and radiologic outcome of patients underwent lumbar surgery who received Adcon L gel. Patients treated surgically for lumbar discopathy, stenosis, or fibrosis between January, 2007 and July, 2009, were included in this study, receiving Adcon L gel. Of 71 patients, only 65 had a 6 month follow-up. 98.4 % of patients submitted to first surgery and 66.6 % of the submitted ones to second surgery had good outcome. All 65 studied patients had none or minimal peridural scar in MRI controls. The ADCON L gel is an effective instrument to prevent peridural scar and to have a good clinical outcome in patients in whom lumbar surgery was performed.


Subject(s)
Humans , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Middle Aged , Gels/therapeutic use , Orthopedics , Failed Back Surgery Syndrome , Lumbar Vertebrae
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Acta cir. bras ; 28(1): 33-38, jan. 2013. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-662345

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: To assess the effects of unripe Musa sapientum peel on the healing of surgical wounds in rats. METHODS: One hundred and twenty Wistar rats were divided into two treatment groups of 60 animals each: the control group (gel without the active ingredient) and experimental group (4% Musa sapientum peel gel). A 4 x 4 cm surgical wound was created on the back of each animal. The wound was cleaned daily with 0.9% saline, treated with 4% gel or natrosol gel (control), and covered with gauze. Animals from both groups were sacrificed after seven, 14 and 21 days of treatment; the tissue from the wound site was removed together with a margin of normal skin for histological analysis. RESULTS: No significant differences in wound contraction rates (p=0.982) were found between time points (seven, 14 and 21 days of treatment) in both groups. However, a significantly higher wound contraction rate was observed in the control group on day 21 compared with the experimental group (p=0.029). There were no significant differences in histomorphological features between groups. The experimental group showed an increased number of polymorphonuclear cells on day 7, with a significant reduction on day 21 (p=0.026). CONCLUSION: The use of 4% unripe Musa sapientum peel gel on surgical wounds in rats resulted in an increased number of polymorphonuclear cells on day 7, reduced wound contraction, reduced vascular proliferation and increased concentration of collagen fibers on day 21.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Gels/therapeutic use , Musa , Phytotherapy , Plant Extracts/therapeutic use , Wound Healing/drug effects , Biopsy , Collagen/analysis , Random Allocation , Rats, Wistar , Reproducibility of Results , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome
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Acta cir. bras ; 26(5): 383-386, Sept.-Oct. 2011. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-599641

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: To measure the healed areas of osteochondral defects produced in femoral condyles of rabbits filled with biopolymer sugar cane gel and to compare these with those of the control group at 90, 120 and 180 days. METHODS: A study was made of 16 New Zealand rabbits, 6 and 7 months old, weighing between 2 and 2.5 kg. Defects of 3.2 x 4 mm were made, with trephine, in the femoral condyles of the right and left knees. As to the study group defects of the medial and lateral condyles of the right knee were used which were filled with Biopolymer Sugar Cane Gel; as to the Control Group defects of the medial and lateral condyles of the left t knees were used which were left open for natural healing. The defects were analyzed at 90, 120 and 180 days after surgery. After euthanasia, the knees were removed and fixed in Bouin's solution for later digital photographic documentation with a digital camera. The areas healed were measured in both the study and control groups using the images obtained from an Image-J® program. Statistical analysis was conducted using the non-parametric Mann-Whitney test. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between the means of the healed areas in the study and control groups at 90, 120 and 180 days after surgery. CONCLUSION: The dimension of the healed areas of the defects treated with the biopolymer sugar-cane gel in the study group was similar to those of the control group, which healed naturally.


OBJETIVO: Mensurar as áreas cicatrizadas dos defeitos osteocondrais produzidos em côndilos femorais de coelhos preenchidos com gel de biopolímero da cana-de-açúcar e comparar com o grupo controle nos períodos de 90, 120 e 180 dias. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados, 16 coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia com seis a sete meses de idade, entre 2,0 e 2,5 kg de peso. Foram feitos, com trefina, defeitos de 3,2 x 4 mm nos côndilos femorais dos joelhos direito e esquerdo. Como grupo de estudo foram utilizados os defeitos dos côndilos medial e lateral dos joelhos direito que foram preenchidos com gel de biopolímero da cana-de-açucar. Como grupo controle foram utilizados os defeitos dos côndilos medial e lateral dos joelhos esquerdos que foram deixados abertos para cicatrização natural. Os defeitos foram analisados nos períodos de 90, 120 e 180 dias após a cirurgia. Após a eutanásia, os joelhos foram retirados e fixados em solução de Bouin para posterior documentação fotográfica com maquina digital Nikon Coopix® 5400. As áreas cicatrizadas foram mensuradas nos grupos estudo e controle, através das imagens obtidas com o programa Image-J®. A análise estatística foi feita aplicando-se o teste não paramétrico Mann-Whitney. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferenças significantes entre as médias das áreas cicatrizadas nos grupos estudo e controle nos períodos de 90, 120 e 180 dias após a cirurgia. CONCLUSÃO: A dimensão das áreas cicatrizadas dos defeitos tratados com o gel do biopolímero da cana-de-açúcar, grupo de estudo foi semelhante as do grupo controle, cicatrizadas naturalmente.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rabbits , Biopolymers/therapeutic use , Cartilage, Articular/injuries , Femur/injuries , Saccharum/chemistry , Wound Healing/drug effects , Gels/therapeutic use , Plant Structures/chemistry , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome
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Rev. chil. radiol ; 17(3): 128-133, 2011. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-608815

ABSTRACT

This study documents the efficacy of chemonucleolysis with radiopaque gelified ethanol in the treatment of cervical and lumbar disc herniation and discogenic pain. Ten patients underwent this procedure between April 1 and June 30, 2010. Satisfactory results were obtained in 100 percent of patients. There were no adverse events reported during or post-procedure and a significant reduction in pain and analgesic intake after intradiscal injection was registered. This technique, simple and safe to perform, yielded satisfactory results; thus, it appears to be a good alternative in the treatment of herniated discs and discogenic pain.


Este estudio reporta el resultado de quimionucleolisis usando etanol gelificado radiopaco en el tratamiento de hernias discales o dolor discogénico en columna cervical y lumbar. La muestra de pacientes fue relativamente pequeña y corresponde al periodo del 1º de abril al 30 de junio de 2011. Los resultados fueron satisfactorios en el 100 por ciento de los pacientes. No hubo eventos adversos durante y luego del procedimiento. Se observó significativa reducción de analgésicos y dolor después del procedimiento. Esta técnica fue relativamente simple de realizar y segura en su aplicación mostrando buenos resultados. Promete ser una buena alternativa en el tratamiento de hernias discales o dolor discogénico.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Female , Middle Aged , Intervertebral Disc Displacement/pathology , Intervertebral Disc Displacement/therapy , Neck Pain/therapy , Ethanol/therapeutic use , Intervertebral Disc Chemolysis/methods , Pain Measurement , Neck Pain/etiology , Neck Pain/physiopathology , Low Back Pain/etiology , Low Back Pain/therapy , Gels/therapeutic use , Contrast Media , Treatment Outcome , Cervical Vertebrae , Lumbar Vertebrae
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Rev. bras. plantas med ; 13(2): 146-150, 2011. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-596387

ABSTRACT

O presente trabalho teve por objetivo analisar a ação antiinflamatória do gel da Babosa a 2 por cento (Aloe barbadensis Mill.) associado ao Ultrassom pulsátil no modelo de edema de pata. Foram utilizados 25 ratos Wistar, (200-250 g), divididos em 5 grupos de 5 animais cada. Grupo1 (controle): ratos tratados com solução salina a 0,9 por cento; Grupo 2: ratos tratados topicamente com gel de A. barbadensis Mill. a 2 por cento; Grupo 3: animais tratados com Ultrassom; Grupo 4: ratos tratados com gel de A. barbadensis Mill. a 2 por cento associado ao Ultrassom; Grupo 5 (controle positivo): ratos tratados com Indometacina na dose de 5 mg Kg-1. Os animais dos grupos 1 e 5 receberam os respectivos tratamentos por via intra-peritoneal 30 minutos antes da injeção intra-plantar de carragenina e os grupos 2, 3 e 4 foram tratados por aplicação tópica de gel de A. barbadensis Mill. a 2 por cento, Ultrassom pulsátil e gel de A. barbadensis Mill. associado ao Ultrassom respectivamente 15 minutos após a indução do edema. Os animais do grupo 04 demonstraram redução significativa do edema quando comparados ao grupo controle, ao mesmo tempo, que se mostrou comparável à indometacina. Observou-se que o gel de aloe associado à fonoforose é capaz reduzir a formação do edema de pata em ratos.


This work aimed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory action of 2 percent aloe (Aloe barbadensis Mill.) gel combined with pulsed ultrasound in the paw edema model. Twenty-five Wistar rats (200-250 g) were divided into 5 groups of 5 animals each. Group1 (control): rats treated with 0.9 percent saline; Group 2: rats topically treated with 2 percent aloe gel; Group 3: rats treated with ultrasound; Group 4: rats treated with 2 percent aloe gel combined with ultrasound; Group 5 (positive control): rats treated with indomethacin at 5 mg Kg-1. Animals of groups 1 and 5 were intraperitoneally treated 30 min before intraplantar carrageenan injection and groups 2, 3 and 4 were treated by topical application of 2 percent aloe gel, pulsed ultrasound and aloe gel combined with ultrasound, respectively, 15 min after edema induction. Animals of group 4 had a significant reduction in edema relative to controls and showed to be comparable to indomethacin. Aloe gel combined with phonophoresis is capable of reducing paw edema formation in rats.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Anti-Inflammatory Agents , Aloe , Clinical Protocols , Gels/therapeutic use , Phonophoresis , Therapeutics/statistics & numerical data , Plants, Medicinal , Tendinopathy/drug therapy , Tendinopathy/therapy , Tendinopathy
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J. appl. oral sci ; 18(5): 533-537, Sept.-Oct. 2010. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-564191

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE: Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a precancerous lesion of the lip vermillion caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of 3 percent diclofenac in 2.5 percent hyaluronic acid gel in the treatment of AC. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with chronic AC were treated twice a day with topical diclofenac during a period of 30 to 180 days. The individuals were followed up every 15 days by means of clinical examination and digital photographic documentation. RESULTS: Of the 27 patients that completed the study, 12 (44 percent) showed complete remission of the whitish plaques and exfoliative areas, and 15 (56 percent) had partial remission of the clinical picture of cheilitis. The latter group was submitted to excision of the leukoplakic areas which diagnosis varied from mild to moderate epithelial dysplasia. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest a promising role for diclofenac in hyaluronic acid gel in the treatment of AC. This treatment has the advantages of not being invasive and showing few side effects.


Subject(s)
Adult , Aged , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use , Diclofenac/therapeutic use , Hyaluronic Acid/therapeutic use , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/administration & dosage , Cheilitis/drug therapy , Diclofenac/administration & dosage , Follow-Up Studies , Gels/therapeutic use , Hyaluronic Acid/administration & dosage , Leukoplakia/drug therapy , Remission Induction , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome , Ultraviolet Rays/adverse effects
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São Paulo; s.n; 24 abr. 2009. 151[18] p. graf, tab, ilus.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-532287

ABSTRACT

Introdução: A comprovação da eficiência de formulações hidratantes deve ser criteriosa e analisada por com métodos adequados. Objetivo: O objetivo principal do trabalho foi avaliar in vivo a eficácia hidratante de formulações contendo diferentes componentes ativos por capacitância elétrica e perda de água transepidérmica. Compararam-se os desempenhos entre Corneometer® e Moisturemeter® e entre o Vapometer® e Tewlmeter®. Verificou-se o comportamento in vitro das alterações causadas pelas substâncias hidratantes, em modelo de estrato córneo alternativo. Material e Métodos: Os compostos ativos selecionados (4% p/p) para incorporação nos géis a base de carbômero foram: uréia, extrato vegetal de Imperata cylindrica; complexo contendo fatores de hidratação natural; e os derivados do açúcar, sacarídeo isomerato e a mistura de xilitilglicosídeo e anidroxilitilglicosídeo. A avaliação in vivo da eficácia hidratante, teve o delineamento experimental baseado no projeto fatorial ANOVA three way. Os tempos estudados foram: após a aplicação e 30,60, 120; 240 e 360 minutos. O estudo de estabilidade acelerada das formulações envolveu condições drásticas de armazenamento (temperatura, umidade e luminosidade) durante 90 dias. Na avaliação in vitro do comportamento das substâncias hidratantes utilizou-se a espectroscopia Raman com transformada de Fourier (FT-Raman) e Calorimetria exploratória diferencial (DSC)...


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Skin Absorption/physiology , Cosmetics/analysis , Cosmetics/therapeutic use , Dehydration/physiopathology , Dehydration/prevention & control , In Vitro Techniques , Skin Physiological Phenomena , Hygroscopic Agents/analysis , Hygroscopic Agents/therapeutic use , Biophysics/methods , Cosmetic Stability , Emollients , Gels/therapeutic use , Fluid Therapy/methods , Fluid Therapy , Pharmaceutical Preparations
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Acta ortop. bras ; 17(2): 43-45, 2009. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-515937

ABSTRACT

INTRODUÇÃO: O reparo tissular é o objetivo final da cirurgia. A cultura celular requer arcabouço mecânico que dê suporte ao crescimento celular e difusão dos nutrientes. O uso do plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP) como um arcabouço 3D possui diversas vantagens: é material biológico, de fácil absorção pós-transplante, rico em fatores de crescimento, em especial PDGF- ββ e TGF-β que estimula síntese de matriz extracelular na cartilagem. OBJETIVO: Desenvolver arcabouço 3D à base de PRP. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Duas formas foram idealizadas: Sphere e Carpet. Condições estéreis foram utilizadas. O gel de plaquetas permaneceu em cultura celular, observado diariamente em microscópio invertido. RESULTADOS: Ambos arcabouços obtiveram sucesso, com aspectos positivos e negativos. DISCUSSÃO: A forma Sphere não aderiu ao plástico. Observou-se retração do gel e investigação ao microscópio dificultada devido às áreas opacas no campo visual. A forma Carpet não aderiu ao plástico e apresentou-se translúcida. O tempo de estudo foi de 20 dias. CONCLUSÕES: A produção de um arcabouço 3D PRP foi um sucesso, e trata-se de uma alternativa que necessita ser mais utilizado e investigado para que se consolide em uma rota eficiente e confiável na tecnologia de engenharia tissular, particularmente em cultura de tecido cartilaginoso.


INTRODUCTION: Tissue repair has been the ultimate goal of surgery. Cell culture requires a mechanical scaffold that supports cell growth and nutrient diffusion. Using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a 3D scaffold presents various advantages: it is a biological material, easily absorbed after transplantation, rich in growth factors, in particular, PDGF-ββ and TGF-β that stimulate extracellular matrix synthesis in cartilage culture. OBJECTIVE: To develop a PRP 3D scaffold. Material and METHODS: Two forms were idealized: Sphere and Carpet. Sterile conditions were used. The platelet gel remained in culture conditions, observed at an inverted microscope on a daily basis. RESULTS: Both forms were successful because they produced a 3D environment that supports cell growth, with positive and negative features. DISCUSSION: The Sphere form didn't attach to the plate. Gel retraction was observed and the investigation at the microscope was difficult, because of the opaque areas in the optical field. The Carpet form didn't retract, and didn't produce opaque areas. Follow-up time was 20 days. CONCLUSIONS: The production of a PRP 3D scaffold was successful, and this is an alternative requiring further investigation in order to establish an efficient and reliable route in tissue engineering technology, particularly in cartilage tissue culture.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rabbits , Gels , Gels/therapeutic use , Platelet-Rich Plasma/physiology , Tissue Engineering , Tissue Scaffolds , Culture Media , Cell Culture Techniques/methods
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