OBES SURG (2017) 27:3170–3178 DOI 10.1007/s11695-017-2740-4 ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Hypertrophic Scars: Are Vitamins and Inflammatory Biomarkers Related with the Pathophysiology of Wound Healing? 1,2,3 2 1,3 2 Inês Correia-Sá & Paula Serrão & Marisa Marques & Maria A. Vieira-Coelho Published online: 1 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Abstract 0.015 × 10 /L, p = 0.005) and lymphocyte count 9 9 Background Hypertrophic scars are a consequence of wound (1.836 × 10 /L vs. 1.557 × 10 /L; p = 0.028). Before surgery, healing. vitamin D plasma levels were found to be decreased by almost Objective The objective of the present study is to evaluate 50% (23.52 ng/mL vs. 15.46 ng/mL, p = 0.031) in the patients vitamin D and inflammatory biomarker plasma levels during who developed hypertrophic scars. Thirty-one percent of the pa- wound healing. tients submitted to bariatric surgery had more hypertrophic scars, Methods A prospective study was performed in patients versus 24% of the patients with no previous bariatric surgery. (n = 63) submitted to body contouring surgery. Blood samples Conclusion There is a different systemic inflammatory profile were collected before (t )and5days after surgery (t ). Blood 0 5 response in the patients during
Obesity Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2017
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