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Open Access Local Transplantation of G-CSF-Mobilized CD34+ Cells in a Patient With Tibial Nonunion: A Case Report

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Although implantation of crude bone marrow cells has been applied in a small number of patients for fracture healing, transplantation of peripheral blood CD34+ cells, the hematopoietic/endothelial progenitor cell-enriched population, in patients with fracture has never been reported. Here, we report the first case of tibial nonunion receiving autologous, granulocyte colony stimulating factor mobilized CD34+ cells accompanied with autologous bone grafting. No serious adverse event occurred, and the novel therapy performed 9 months after the primary operation resulted in bone union 3 months later without any symptoms including pain and gait disturbance.

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Keywords: Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF); Peripheral blood CD34+ cells; Tibial nonunion

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan

Publication date: 2011-09-01

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  • Cell Transplantation publishes original, peer-reviewed research and review articles on the subject of cell transplantation and its application to human diseases. To ensure high-quality contributions from all areas of transplantation, separate section editors and editorial boards have been established. Articles deal with a wide range of topics including physiological, medical, preclinical, tissue engineering, and device-oriented aspects of transplantation of nervous system, endocrine, growth factor-secreting, bone marrow, epithelial, endothelial, and genetically engineered cells, among others. Basic clinical studies and immunological research papers are also featured. To provide complete coverage of this revolutionary field, Cell Transplantation will report on relevant technological advances, and ethical and regulatory considerations of cell transplants. Cell Transplantation is now an Open Access journal starting with volume 18 in 2009, and therefore there will be an inexpensive publication charge, which is dependent on the number of pages, in addition to the charge for color figures. This will allow work to be disseminated to a wider audience and also entitle the corresponding author to a free PDF, as well as prepublication of an unedited version of the manuscript.

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