Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Pharma Outsourcing
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

PhotoActivation of PRP (PAPRP) as a Novel and Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain

Published: Monday, July 22, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013
Bookmark and Share
A 40 Patient Clinical Trial using AdiStem PRP PhotoActivation is being planned in Australia following two initial case studies published in the “British Medical Journal”.

One was on a 50 year old woman in Melbourne with left knee osteoarthritis and the other on a 38 year old man with traumatic chondral lesion of the left knee.

A 40 Patient Clinical Trial using AdiStem PRP PhotoActivation is being planned in Australia following two initial case studies published in the “British Medical Journal”. One was on a 50 year old woman in Melbourne with left knee osteoarthritis and the other on a 38 year old man with traumatic chondral lesion of the left knee.

The 50 year old woman had progressive and symptomatic left knee osteoarthritis and recently received treatment where her knee was injected with PhotoActivated Platelet Rich Plasma (PAPRP). Following treatment her Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) improved at Week 1 suggesting an immediate anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefit of PAPRP. At 18 weeks following the initial PAPRP injection, the patient reported a perceived improvement of 80% in both pain and function as measured by NPRS and WOMAC. No complications were noted.

The use of PRP has been expanding rapidly. Platelets contain an abundance of growth factors, cytokines and bioactive molecules crucial to hard and soft tissue healing and leading to a significant reduction in pain. It is now recognized that the additional use of low intensity light at specific frequencies increases both the release of anti-inflammatory agents and beta endorphins -- the bodies natural pain reliever -- which contributes to the patient’s comfort.

During the procedure, the patients’ autologous blood is centrifuged for 10 minutes. This yields plasma which is then withdrawn into a sterile tube and exposed to photoactivation for 10 minutes using the AdiLight-2 device from AdiStem Ltd, Hong Kong.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Drug to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder Shows Promise Among Drinkers With High Stress
The findings suggest that potential future studies with drugs targeting vasopressin blockade should focus on populations of people with AUD who also report high levels of stress.
Scientists Find Lethal Vulnerability in Treatment-Resistant Lung Cancer
The study describes how the drug Selinexor killed lung cancer cells and shrank tumors in mice when used against cancers driven by the aggressive and difficult-to-treat KRAS cancer gene.
Advanced Lymphoma in Remission After T-Cell Therapy
63% of trial participants who recieved two-drug combination chemo plus intermediate dose of engineered T cells went into complete remission.
New Treatment for Immune Cancers
Clinical trial shows new drug holds promise for treating advanced mastocytosis.
Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Passes Test
Researchers found a precision-engineered gene therapy virus reduced sickle-induced red-cell damage in mice with sickle cell disease.
Opening Door to Oesophageal Cancer Targeted Treatments
Scientists have discovered that oesophageal cancer can be classified into three different subtypes.
Vitamin C May Boost Leukemia Treatment
Studies show that supplementing an epigenetic cancer drug with vitamin C enhanced the drug's effectiveness.
Inovio Launches Zika Vaccine Trial
Inovio launches Zika vaccine trial in midst of Puerto Rico epidemic to explore early signals of vaccine efficacy.
New Hope for Zika Treatment Found in Large-Scale Screen of Existing Drugs
Johns Hopkins researchers join collaborative group to screen 6,000 existing drugs in hopes of finding treatments for Zika Virus infection
FINCH Filgotinib Phase 3 Program Initiated
Galapagos NV reports the initiation of the FINCH global Phase 3 program in rheumatoid arthritis patient populations.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,000+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!