Cost and effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma in the healing of varicose ulcer: Meta-analysis

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Main idea: it is concluded that there are few studies about the cost of Platelet Rich Plasma and this product tends to be effective in the healing of venous ulcers. However, more controlled and randomized clinical studies are necessary in order to establish a stronger recommendation.

Abstract

The objective of the study was to analyze the evidence on the cost and effectiveness of Plaque Rich.

Results: fifteen articles were included, a cost-minimization analysis showed that the cost of Plaque Rich Plasma is € 163.00 ± 65.90, slightly higher than the cost of standard dressing. Regarding effectiveness, the results of the studies associated with the meta-analysis suggest a tendency that Plaque Rich Plasma is effective in the healing of venous ulcers.

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