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We aimed to investigate the correlation between the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), the injury severity score (ISS) and serum levels of trace elements (TE) in severe trauma patients to analyze alteration of the levels of trace elements and serum biochemical indexes in the period of admission from 126 adult cases of severe brain trauma with traffic accidents.(More)
Proper trace element level is crucial for the organs in maintaining normal physiological functions. Multiple organ failure (MOF) might be added to critically ill patients due to a lack of trace elements. Alterations of trace element levels in brain, heart, liver, and kidney after severe trauma, however, have been little studied so far. In this study, tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (TSAH) related to alcohol abuse is a notable risk factor. Here, we investigated the vascular morphology and biomechanics of TSAH in rat models of acute alcoholic intoxication and chronic alcoholism rats to explore the possible mechanisms of TSAH. METHODS Sixty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into acute(More)
Specific morphological changes may be absent in some cases of electrocution shocked by the voltage of 220 V or lower. In this study, we attempted to demonstrate that the anterior wrist and medial malleolus were the optimal sites with promising and significant changes in electric death through the hand-to-foot circuit pathway. We established an electric(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Diabetes mellitus (DM) can lead to renal damage and dysfunction, and exacerbate renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (RI/RI). The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of GSK-3β inhibitor TDZD-8 against RI/RI through Nrf2/TrxR2 signaling pathway in a rat DM model. METHODS A DM rat model was established by a single(More)
Brain ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury (BI/RI) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. However, the outcome of pharmacotherapy for BI/RI remains unsatisfactory. Innovative approaches for enhancing drug sensitivity and recovering neuronal activity in BI/RI treatment are urgently needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the protective(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Diabetes mellitus can exacerbate renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury (RI/RI). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effect of GSK-3β inhibition (TDZD-8) on I/R-induced renal injury through the Nrf2/HO-1 pathway in a streptozocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat model. METHODS STZ-induced diabetic rats preconditioned(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Chelerythrine (CHE), a benzophenanthridine alkaloid, is a potent, selective, and cell-permeable protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of CHE on myocardial recovery after renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced myocardial injury (RI/RMI) in a streptozocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat(More)
In this study, we designed a new device to measure the density of internal organs and correlated with their pathologic changes. The densities of hearts, livers, lungs and brains from 169 autopsy cases were measured with different extent of pathologic changes by an integrated volume-density meter. All samples were divided into 2 groups: intact and pathologic(More)
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the protective effects of apocynin on renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury (RI/RI) in rats. Rats preconditioned with apocynin were subjected to renal I/R. Zinc levels in serum and renal tissues, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and serum creatinine (Scr) were detected. We further measured the activity of superoxide(More)