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Hydrogen inhalation improves outcomes in asphyxia induced-cardiac arrest

In Animal studies, Cardiovascular by CHESS

Cardiogenic global brain hypoxia-ischemia is a devastating medical problem that is associated with unfavorable neurologic outcomes. Low dose hydrogen gas (up to 2.9%) has been shown to be neuroprotective in a variety of brain diseases. In the present study, the authors investigated the protective effect of water by electrolysis-derived high concentration hydrogen gas (60%) in a rat model of asphyxia …

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Hydrogen inhalation during EVLP improved donation after cardiac death

In Animal studies, Cardiovascular, Lung by CHESS

Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is a system that circulates normothermic perfusate into procured lungs, allowing for improved lung function and lung assessment. The authors investigated whether ventilation with hydrogen gas during EVLP improves the donation after cardiac death lung function and whether this effect persists after actual transplantation. Ten pigs were randomly divided into a control group (n = …

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Hydrogen ameliorates chronic neurocognitive impairment

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a very common breathing and sleep disorder characterized by intermittent hypoxia (IH), which is often associated with behavioral and neurocognitive functions impairment. Hydrogen (H2), as a novel and effective antioxidant, is reported to be a potential neuroprotective agent. The aim of this study is to investigate whether H2 could improve CIH-induced neurocognitive impairment and the …

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Hydrogen improves neurological outcomes in cardiac arrest

In Uncategorized by CHESS

Postcardiac arrest syndrome is the consequence of whole-body ischemia-reperfusion events that lead to multiple organ failure and eventually to death. Recent animal studies demonstrated that inhalation of hydrogen greatly mitigates postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction and brain injury. However, the influence of underlying heart disease on the efficacy of hydrogen is still unknown. In the present study, we investigated the effects of …

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Protective effects of hydrogen gas against sepsis-induced acute lung injury

In Lung by CHESS

Lungs are one of the most common target organs of sepsis [1]. Hydrogen gas (H2), which has selective anti-oxidative effects, can be effectively used to treat septic mice. Mitochondrial dysfunction and dynamics play important roles in sepsis-induced organ damage. By using cecal ligation and puncture (CLP), a classic septic model, the study explored the role of 2% H2 treatment in …

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Hydrogen reduces acute exercise-induced stress

In Animal studies, Other studies by CHESS

Physical exercise induces inflammatory and oxidative markers production in the skeletal muscle and this process is under the control of both endogenous and exogenous modulators. Recently, molecular hydrogen (H2) has been described as a therapeutic gas able to reduced oxidative stress in a number of conditions. However, nothing is known about its putative role in the inflammatory and oxidative status …

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Beneficial effects of hydrogen inhalation in allergic rhinitis

In Animal studies, Inflammation by CHESS

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common chronic inflammatory condition. It has been previously indicated that oxidative stress may contribute to allergic inflammation, including AR. Although molecular hydrogen (H2), an antioxidative agent, has been effective in treatment of numerous oxidative stress-associated diseases, the effect of inhalation of a high concentration of H2 on AR remains unknown. In the current study, female …

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Breathing hydrogen-oxygen mixture decreases inspiratory effort

In Cardiovascular, Human studies by CHESS

Hydrogen-oxygen mixture (H2-O2) may reduce airway resistance in patients with acute severe tracheal stenosis, yet data supporting the clinical use of H2-O2 are insufficient. The authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of breathing H2-O2 in acute severe tracheal stenosis. Thirty-five consecutive patients with severe acute tracheal stenosis were recruited in this prospective self-control study. Air, H2-O2 and O2 inhalation was …

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Hydrogen prevents left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertension

In Animal studies, Cardiovascular by CHESS

Hypertension is an important risk factor for death resulting from stroke, myocardial infarction, and end-stage renal failure. Hydrogen (H2) gas protects against many diseases, including ischemia-reperfusion injury and stroke. The effects of H2 on hypertension and its related left ventricular (LV) function have not been fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of H2 gas …

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Hydrogen potentiates hypothermia and prevents hypotension and fever

In Animal studies, Inflammation by CHESS

Molecular hydrogen (H2) exerts anti-oxidative, anti-apoptotic, and anti-inflammatory effects. Here, the authors tested the hypothesis that H2 modulates cardiovascular, inflammatory, and thermoregulatory changes in systemic inflammation (SI) induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) at different doses (0.1 or 1.5 mg/kg, intravenously, to induce mild or severe SI) in male Wistar rats (250-300 g). LPS or saline was injected immediately before the beginning …