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Can J Surg. 2010 December; 53(6): E7.
PMCID: PMC2993031

Drs. Shukla and Pandey reply

Vijay K. Shukla, MS, MCh (Wales)
Department of Genral Surgery

We thank Prof. Wiwanitkit, who has taken keen interest in our article, for his appreciation and constructive comments. He has raised some concerns on the use of this technique in humans: the assessment of the outcome, cell dosage, cost and cost-effectiveness. We have already mentioned that the study was a pilot study that demonstrated the effectiveness of the technique; however, we did not quantify the cell dosage and cost-effectiveness. To address this we are evaluating the cell count/cm2 and the cost-effectiveness of the technique in phase II of the study, the results of which will be communicated on completion of the study.


Competing interests: None declared.

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