Monthly Archives: July 2014

Whey protein could help diabetics

Consuming whey protein – a popular protein among sportsmen who want to build muscle – before a regular breakfast reduces the blood sugar “spikes” common after meals rich in carbohydrates. It also is believed by Israeli and other researchers in … Continue reading

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Clinical Applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Patellar Tendinopathy

Introduction Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is prepared by centrifuging anticoagulated whole blood obtained by phlebotomy.Therefore,it contains a hyperphysiological concentration of autologous platelets, 3–8 times the concentration of platelets in whole blood [1]. However, the exact definition of PRP has not been … Continue reading

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Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Freeze-Thawing Influence Growth Factor Release and Their Effects on Chondrocytes and Synoviocytes?

Introduction The use of platelet concentrates is becoming very popular in the field ofmusculoskeletal tissue regeneration.Awidespread interest has been shown for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as an injective treatment or as a surgical augmentation procedure of several tissues [7]. These molecules … Continue reading

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The effect of platelet-rich plasma injections in the non-surgical treatment of a partial rotator cuff tear

Introduction: Rotator cuff tears are associated with significant morbidity and have a reported incidence of greater than 50% amongst the adult population. We present a case report of a partial rotator cuff tear treated with platelet-rich plasma injections. Case Report: … Continue reading

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Efficacy and Safety of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors Intra-Articular Infiltrations in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Purpose The goal of this study was to systematically review the efficacy and safety of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) as a treatment for reducing symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods A comprehensive and systematic literature search was … Continue reading

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