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Hydrogen does not exert neuroprotective effects after intracerebral hemorrhage

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Increasing evidence suggests that reactive oxygen species damage the blood-brain barrier and increase brain edema after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Recently, strong clinical and experimental evidence has shown that hydrogen has potent protective cellular effects in various diseases. However, the effect of hydrogen on ICH remains unclear. The present study investigates whether hydrogen has neuroprotective effects and improves functional outcome in …

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Inhaled hydrogen promotes survival of retinal cells

In Animal studies, Eye / Ear by CHESS

Retinal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of various ocular diseases. Intraperitoneal injection or ocular instillation with hydrogen (H2)-rich saline was recently shown to be neuroprotective in the retina due to its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. This study aims to explore whether postconditioning with inhaled H2 can protect retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in a rat model …

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Hydrogen inhalation improves cardiac function and neurological outcomes in cardiac arrest

In Animal studies, Cardiovascular by CHESS

Non-shockable rhythms represent an increasing proportion of reported cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest but with an associated poor prognosis. In the present study, the authors investigated the effects of hydrogen inhalation on cardiac and neurological function after cardiopulmonary resuscitation and compared the therapeutic benefit with hypothermia in an asphyxial rat model of cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was initiated after 5 …

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Molecular hydrogen as a neuroprotective agent

In Review papers by CHESS

Oxidative stress and neuroinflammation cause many neurological disorders. Recently, it was reported that molecular hydrogen (H2) functions as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. The routes of H2 administration in animal model and human clinical studies are roughly classified into three types, inhalation of H2 gas, drinking H2-dissolved water, and injection of H2-dissolved saline. This review discusses some of the remarkable …