Fan, D and Zeng, M and Xia, Q and Wu, S and Ye, S and Rao, J and Lin, D and Zhang, H and Ma, H and Han, Z and Guo, X and Liu, Z, Efficacy and safety of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells in treatment of cesarean section skin scars: a randomized clinical trial, Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 11, (1) pp. 244. ISSN 1757-6512 (2020) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: Ninety primiparous singleton pregnant women undergoing elective cesarean section were randomly allocated to receive placebo, low-dose (3 × 106 cells), or high-dose (6 × 106 cells) transdermal hydrogel UC-MSCs on the surface of the skin incision. The primary outcome was cesarean section skin scars followed after the sixth month, assessed by the Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS).
Results: All the participants completed their trial of the primary outcome according to the protocol. The mean score of estimated total VSS was 5.52 in all participants at the sixth-month follow-up, with 6.43 in the placebo group, 5.18 in the low-dose group, and 4.71 in the high-dose group, respectively. No significant difference was found between-group in the mean scores for VSS at the sixth month. Additional prespecified secondary outcomes were not found with significant differences among groups either. No obvious side effects or adverse effects were reported in any of the three arms.
Conclusion: This randomized clinical trial showed that UC-MSCs did not demonstrate the effects of improvement of cesarean section skin scars.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||cesarean section, randomized controlled trial, skin scars, umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Reproductive medicine|
|Research Field:||Obstetrics and gynaecology|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Xia, Q (Miss Qing Xia)|
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|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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