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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 316-321

Autogenous leucocyte-rich and platelet-rich fibrin for the treatment of leg venous ulcer: a randomized control study


Department of Vascular Surgery, Sohag Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

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Asser A Goda
Department of Vascular Surgery, Sohag Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, 82511 Sohag
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-1121.239205

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Background Venous ulcer (VU) is a serious health problem that has no satisfactory treatment. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is one of regenerative medicines that promote wound healing by sustained release of growth factor (GF) and protein matrix for more than 7 days. Aim This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of autologous leukocyte-platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) with venous leg ulcer. Patients and methods A randomized controlled study was conducted that included 36 patients with VUs. The eligible patients were enrolled in one of two groups (PRF and control groups) according to randomization schedule. Each group included 18 patients. The PRF group was treated with autologous L-PRF dressing, and dressing change was done once weekly. The control group was treated with conventional dressing of VU, but dressing change was done once in 2 days. Results The mean percentage of wound reduction of PRF group was found significantly higher than that of control group. There was a statistically significant difference between the PRF group and control group regarding the rate of completely healed ulcer at the fourth week for ulcer size less than 10 cm2 and at the seventh week for ulcer size more than 10 cm2. Conclusion Autologous L-PRF is effective and safe for treatment of venous leg ulcer.


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