Effect of shock waves on macrophages: A possible role in tissue regeneration and remodeling

In this study, d’Agostino et al. researched the effect of shock waves on macrophages in view of a possible function in tissue regeneration and remodeling. The team used two different types of macrophages: M1 pro-inflammatory macrophages and M2 anti-inflammatory macrophages. After SW treatment with different intensities the expression was measured via qPCR. The results of […]

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Alteration of inflammatory response by shock wave therapy leads to reduced calcification of decellularized aortic xenografts in mice

The research team wanted to investigate the effects of the shock wave therapy dependent changes of the inflammatory response on tissue-engineered xenografts that can be used for heart-valve disease treatment. The researchers found out that SWs reduce the calcification of xenografts by modulating the macrophage mediated inflammatory response. Read more

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New study: Low Energy Shock Wave Therapy Induces Angiogenesis in Acute Hind-Limb Ischemia via EGF Receptor 2

The researcher team led by J. Holfeld investigated if shock wave treatment has an effect in acute ischemia as it has in chronic ischemic heart disease. The team used mice with induced hind-limb ischemia and treated them with shockwaves. The results showed higher protein levels of different factors e.g. VEGF-A and PIGF, leading to a […]

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