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Hydrogen as an exotic ergogenic agent

In Review papers by CHESS

Hydrogen gas (H2) has entered the world of experimental therapeutics approximately four and a half decades ago. Over the years, this simple molecule appears to drive more scientific attention, perhaps due to a dualism of H2 affirmative features demonstrated in numerous in vitro, animal and human studies on one side, and still puzzling mechanism(s) of its biological activity on the …

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Preventive effects of hydrogen on inflammatory diseases

In Review papers by CHESS

Because multicellular organisms do not have hydrogenase, H2 has been considered to be biologically inactive in these species, and enterobacteria to be largely responsible for the oxidation of H2 taken into the body. However, we showed previously that inhalation of H2 markedly suppresses brain injury induced by focal ischemia-reperfusion by buffering oxidative stress. Although the reaction constant of H2 with …

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Inhaled hydrogen and other noble gases after cardiopulmonary resuscitation

In Review papers by CHESS

Inhalation of noble and other gases after cardiac arrest (CA) might improve neurological and cardiac outcomes. This article discusses up-to-date information on this novel therapeutic intervention. CENTRAL, MEDLINE, online published abstracts from conference proceedings, clinical trial registry clinicaltrials.gov, and reference lists of relevant papers were systematically searched from January 1960 till March 2019. Preclinical and clinical studies, irrespective of their …

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Hydrogen gas therapy

In Review papers by CHESS

Mounting evidence indicates that hydrogen gas (H2) is a versatile therapeutic agent, even at very low, non-combustible concentrations. The Chinese National Health and Medical Commission recently recommended the use of inhaled H2 in addition to O2 therapy in the treatment of COVID-19-associated pneumonia, and its effects extend to anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions. In this review, we have highlighted key …

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Hydrogen-oxygen mixture for medical purpose

In Review papers by CHESS

Recent development regarding mixture of H2 (concentration of ~66%) with O2 (concentration of ~34%) for medical purpose, such as treatment of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) patients, is introduced. Furthermore, the design principles of a hydrogen inhaler which generates mixture of hydrogen (~66%) with oxygen (~34%) for medical purpose are proposed. With the installation of the liquid blocking module and flame arresters, …

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Hydrogen application in stroke

In Review papers by CHESS

Stroke is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Effective treatments are limited. Molecular hydrogen is emerging as a novel medical gas with therapeutic potential for various neurological diseases, including stroke. We reviewed the experimental and clinical findings of the effects of molecular hydrogen therapy in stroke patients and models. The underlying neuroprotective mechanisms against stroke pathology were also …

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Hydrogen as exotic performance-enhancing agent

In Review papers by CHESS

Hydrogen gas (H2) has entered the world of experimental therapeutics approximately four and a half decades ago. Over the years, this simple molecule appears to drive more scientific attention, perhaps due to a dualism of H2 affirmative features demonstrated in numerous in vitro, animal and human studies on one side, and still puzzling mechanism(s) of its biological activity on the …

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Molecular hydrogen application in stroke

In Review papers by CHESS

Stroke is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Effective treatments are limited. Molecular hydrogen is emerging as a novel medical gas with therapeutic potential for various neurological diseases, including stroke. We reviewed the experimental and clinical findings of the effects of molecular hydrogen therapy in stroke patients and models. The underlying neuroprotective mechanisms against stroke pathology were also …

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Hydrogen gas as an exotic performance-enhancing agent

In Review papers by CHESS

Hydrogen gas (H2 ) has entered the world of experimental therapeutics approximately four and a half decades ago. Over the years, this simple molecule appears to drive more and more scientific attention perhaps due to a dualism of H2 affirmative features demonstrated in numerous in vitro, animal and human studies on one side, and stillpuzzling mechanism(s) of its biological activity …

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Hydrogen in mitigating oxidative-stress-induced radiation injury

In Review papers by CHESS

Uncontrolled production of oxygen and nitrogen radicals results in oxidative and nitrosative stresses that impair cellular functions and have been regarded as causative common denominators of many pathological processes. In this review, we report on the beneficial effects of molecular hydrogen in scavenging radicals in an artificial system of •OH formation. As a proof of principle, we also demonstrate that …