Plated-rich plasma as bandaging in total thick burn in rabbits

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Sheila Nogueira Ribeiro
Fabiane Azeredo Atallah
Marilda Onghero Taffarel
Ana Elisa Pato Salgado
Edson Vilela de Melo Filho
Marcelo Emílio Beletti
Patrícia Maria Coletto Freitas
André Lacerda de Abreu Oliveira


ABSTRACT. Ribeiro S.R., Atallah F.A., Taffarel M.O., Salgado A.E.P., Melo Filho E.V., Beletti M.E., Freitas P.M.C. & Oliveira A.L.A. [Plated-rich plasma as bandaging in total thick burn in rabbits]. Plasma rico em plaquetas como curativo em queimaduras de espessura total em coelhos. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 35(Supl. 1):79-83, 2013. Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciência Animal, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Caixa Postal 567, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG 31270901, Brasil. E-mail: The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is used to release growth factors in high concentrations to achieve a repair in tissue damage. The objective was to evaluate macroscopically and histologically using PRP associated with wet bandages on wounds caused by burns, produced experimentally in rabbits. Two total thick burns of 2.5cm in diameter were produced in the dorsal region, in 16 young rabbits. The left antimere served as control (CG), receiving distilled water, and the right antimere (TG) PRP. The injuries were analyzed at three, seven, 14 and 21 days postoperatively (PO). No significant differences were found macroscopically and histologically for three, seven and 21 days postoperatively, when compared GC and GT. Only at 14 days PO, it was observed increased presence of collagen fibers in the GT. There was no significant difference at the level of 5%, in the contraction of wounds when compared between CG and TG on the same period of time. Concluding that the PRP associated with wet bandage on total thick burns produced experimentally in rabbits, did not help in the healing process.

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Ribeiro, S. N., Atallah, F. A., Taffarel, M. O., Salgado, A. E. P., Filho, E. V. de M., Beletti, M. E., Freitas, P. M. C., & Oliveira, A. L. de A. (2012). Plated-rich plasma as bandaging in total thick burn in rabbits. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 35(Supl.1), 79-83. Retrieved from
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