Meghan M. McLaughlin

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Cellular therapies have shown immense promise in the treatment of nonhealing wounds. Cell sheets are an emerging strategy in tissue engineering, and these cell sheets are promising as a delivery method of mesenchymal stem cells to the wound bed. Cell sheet technology utilizes temperature dependent polymers to allow for lifting of cultured cells and(More)
Current treatment options for severe burn wounds are often insufficient in reconstructing skin and soft tissue defects. Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs), a readily available source of multipotent stem cells, represent a promising therapy for the treatment of full-thickness burn wounds. Full-thickness burn wounds were created on the paraspinal region of(More)
The immunomodulatory potential of cell therapies using adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) has been studied in vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA). Most cell therapy-based experimental and clinical protocols integrate some degree of recipient conditioning/induction with antibodies or other(More)
BACKGROUND Although fat grafting is an increasingly popular practice, suboptimal volume retention remains an obstacle. Graft enrichment with the stromal vascular fraction has gained attention as a method of increasing graft retention. However, few studies have assessed the fate and impact of transplanted stromal vascular fraction on fat grafts. In vivo(More)
PurPose: Skin and soft tissue expansion is a procedure that stimulates skin regeneration by applying continuous mechanical stretching of normal donor skin for reconstruction purposes. We have reported that topical transplantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can accelerate mechanical stretch induced skin regeneration. However, it is(More)
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