Therapeutic protocol using growth factors in electrocution wounds - case reports and review of the literature

Vol. 55 No. 2 Suppl., 2014
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ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Razvan Nicolae Teodoreanu, Serban Arghir Popescu, Ioan Lascar, Virginia Vulturescu, Alice Grigore

Injuries by high voltage electrocution represent rare and very complex accidents. In order to provide support to surgical therapy, to limit the extension of injuries or to support the natural process of tissue repair, we oriented towards the use of two growth factors, insulin and platelet-enriched plasma (PRP) administered locally, on the injury site. The therapeutic protocol was applied on three cases of electrocution with promising results in reducing the duration of surgical and pharmacological treatment and of time of hospitalization. The influence of growth factors on healing wounds, the mechanism of action and recent therapeutic applications are also discussed.

Corresponding author: Razvan Nicolae Teodoreanu, MD; e-mail: rteodoreanu@yahoo.com

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ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Mugurel Constantin Rusu

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Corresponding author: Mugurel Constantin Rusu, Associate Professor, MD, PhD, Dr. Hab.; e-mail: anatomon@gmail.com

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