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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: An approach in reproductive medicine based on successful animal models

Natalia Juliana Nardelli Gonçalves§, Nilo Frantz, Ricardo Manuel de Oliveira

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Abstract

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been fully studied for different clinical applications in veterinary medicine for many years with promising results. As a result, therapeutic studies to elucidate pathways for PRP use in human reproduction have been performed. PRP applications in human reproductive medicine are recent, but the role of platelet growth factors in improving the endometrial environment is well known. Indications for PRP therapy show its positive effects in promoting endometrial and follicular growth and gestation in assisted reproduction cycles, as has been proven in animals. We summarized the putative role of PRP on endometrial receptivity with a brief history of promising results in research and clinical therapies.

Keywords

Platelet-rich plasma, reproduction, uterine environment, infertility.

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