Volume 16, Issue 4 ( winter 2013)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2013, 16(4): 4-11 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran , Email: bigdelimohammadreza@yahoo.com
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  Background: Recent studies have shown that the use of prolonged or intermittent normobaric hyperoxia (90 percent) can decrease brain damages caused by stroke.

  Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of oxygen radicals in potentiating the blood-brain barrier caused by normobaric hyperoxia in a rat model of stroke.

  Methods: This was a experimental study performed in spring 2010. A total of 42 male Wistar rats (250-350 g) were initially divided into two main groups. Both group were exposed to normobaric hyperoxia (90 percent HO) and room air (21 percent RA) 4 h/day for 6 days. Later, each main group was subdivided into three subgroups to receive dimethyltiourea. After 24 h, the neurologic deficit scores and blood-brain barrier permeability were assessed. Data were analyzed by one way ANOVA and Mann Whitney U tests.

  Findings: The medians of neurologic deficit scores and blood-brain barrier permeability decreased in RA and HO (P=0.02). The neurologic deficit score and the reduced brain edema were significantly relived by MT (P=0.43).

  Conclusion: The blood-brain impermeability caused by intermittent normobaric hyperoxia was relieved by use of oxygen radical scavengers.




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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physiology