Antimicrobial properties of platelet-rich preparations. A systematic review of the current pre-clinical evidence.

@article{Fabbro2016AntimicrobialPO,
  title={Antimicrobial properties of platelet-rich preparations. A systematic review of the current pre-clinical evidence.},
  author={Massimo Del Fabbro and Monica Bortolin and Silvio Taschieri and Caterina Ceci and Roberto Lodovico Weinstein},
  journal={Platelets},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={276-85}
}
In recent years autologous platelet concentrates (APCs) have become popular in several medicine fields, representing a valuable adjunct to regenerative surgical procedures. Beneficial effects in the control of postsurgical discomfort and infection have also been frequently reported, suggesting that APC may possess anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. The aim of the present review was to summarize the current evidence regarding the antimicrobial effects of platelet concentrates… CONTINUE READING