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Title: An outcome analysis and long-term viability of cryopreserved cultured epidermal allografts. Assessment of the conservation of transplantable human skin allografts
Authors: SCHIOZER, Wandir AntonioGEMPERLI, RolfMUEHLBAUER, WolfgangMUNHOZ, Alexandre MendoncaFERREIRA, Marcus Castro
Citation: ACTA CIRURGICA BRASILEIRA, v.28, n.12, p.824-832, 2013
Abstract: PURPOSE: To assess the viability of cultured epithelium and preserved by freezing for periods varying from one month to one year. METHODS: Samples of cultured epithelium were incubated in cryoprotectant medium (Group A), packed in aluminum envelopes and packed in polystyrene boxes. The boxes were subjected to a temperature of-70 degrees C. After freezing for a period of time ranging from one to 12 months, cultured epithelial samples were assessed for their viability by vital staining (Trypan blue) and metabolic analysis based on glucose consumption and lactate production. Samples of not frozen cultured epithelium (Group B) were also tested for viability and the results obtained were used as comparison parameter for the variation of viability. RESULTS: Statistical analysis between the group A and B indicate that the mean age of the donors (p=0.51) and the culture time (p=1.18) showed no statistical difference. In 30 days we obtained 37% of the original viability of cultured epithelium, 25% at six months and one year, less than 15%. This trend was confirmed statistically with a reduction of approximately 1.8% of the original viability epithelium cultured every 30 days of storage. In the analysis by lactate production, similar results were observed. In the analysis by the glucose consumption results were not significant. The viability indices show statistically significant difference between the group A and B (p<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: Although cryopreserved cultured epithelium showed significant reduction of viability, all samples remained viable. It was also found that the viability of cryopreserved cultured epithelial decreased as a function of storage time.
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