In Search of PRP Research

06.01.03  Finding research

In Search of PRP Research

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The truth be told, we really have no way of knowing what PRP-related research is currently underway or in the pipeline. That said, we do plan to find out.

We start the search for PRP research with the nation’s 555 teaching hospitals . Each institution has a dermatology department, faculty and clinicians. We intend to gather the following information:

1.    Gather basic information

✴Name of institution: University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW)

✴Department: Department of Dermatology

✴Address: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75390

✴Phone: 214-648-3493

✴Fax: 214-648-5553

✴Other contact options: n/a

2.    Confirm leadership

✴Kim Yancey, MD, Chair, Department of Dermatology

✴Ponciano Cruz, Director, Residency Program

✴Benjamin Chong, MD, Chief, Dermatology Clinic, Parkland Memorial Hospital

3.    Confirm area hospitals served

✴UT Southwestern

✴Parkland Memorial Hospital

✴Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center

✴Children’s Health℠ .

4.    Confirm PRP-related experience of faculty/clinicians

✴Clay Cockerell, MD, Dermatopathologist

✴Arturo Dominquez, MD (2):  BM-8765, DK-6543

✴Heather Wickless, MD (1)

5.    Confirm PRP Research Status

✴No PRP-related research at this time (04/24/2017)

6.    Confirm online access to PRP-related

✴No PRP-related documents available on this website at this time (04/24/2017)

Path Forward

The collection of the above data is straightforward.

1.     Identify PRP patients currently under treatment at a teaching hospital in the U.S.

The PRP Alliance database reports 652 PRP patients who have confirmed U.S residency. The number being treated at one of the 555 teaching hospitals is not known. There are 594 PRP patients who have not confirmed whether or not they are U.S. residents. A portion of these will, in fact, be U.S. residents. The PRP Alliance will help these PRP patients and caregivers gather the information we seek.

2.     Augment these efforts with volunteers.

3.     As a last resort, the PRP Alliance will seek funding to collect the remaining data.

Anticipated Outcome

✴Identify previously unknown “active” PRP patients currently being treated by clinicians at teaching hospitals

✴Identify teaching hospitals and specific dermatologists with experience treating PRP

✴Advocate the referral of future “active” PRP patients to the National Institutes of Health, Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center. The PRP Alliance and the PRP Facebook Support Group are listed under “Support Organizations”

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