Serguei M Liachenko

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Because noninvasive physiological monitoring of cerebral blood flow, metabolic integrity, and brain ion and water homeostasis can now be accomplished with new, state-of-the-art MR spectroscopy and imaging techniques, it is appropriate to develop controllable and reproducible animal models that permit prolonged circulatory arrest and(More)
1. Investigation with substances that are similar in structure, but different in anaesthetic properties, may lead to further understanding of the mechanisms of general anaesthesia. 2. We have studied the effects of two cyclobutane derivatives, the anaesthetic, 1-chloro-1,2,2-trifluorocyclobutane (F3), and the non-anaesthetic,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE While it is well known that longer duration of cardiac arrest (CA) is often associated with poorer long-term outcome, the influence of resuscitation efficacy on postischemia recovery is less clear. The objective of the present study is to investigate whether an inadequate and prolonged resuscitation after a shorter CA can lead to(More)
The synaptic concentrations of glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) are modulated by their release and re-uptake. The effects of general anaesthetics on these two processes remain unclear. This study evaluates the effects of isoflurane, a clinically important anaesthetic, on glutamate and GABA release and re-uptake in superfused mouse(More)
PURPOSE Kainic acid (KA) has long been used in experimental animals to induce status epilepticus (SE). A mechanistic implication of this is the association between excitotoxicity and brain damage during or after SE. We evaluated KA-induced metabolic impairment and the potential mitigating effects of GYKI 52466(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Protracted hypoperfusion is one of the hallmarks of secondary cerebral derangement after cardiac arrest and resuscitation (CAR), and reactive oxygen species have been implicated in reperfusion abnormalities. METHODS Using transgenic (Tg) rats overexpressing copper zinc superoxide dismutase (SOD1), we investigated the role of this(More)
Region-specific cerebral blood flow (CBF) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of water in the rat brain were quantified in vivo by high-field MRI (9.4 T) for 6-7 h after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Upon occlusion, average CBF fell from about 1.5-2 ml/g/min to below 0.5 ml/g/min in cortical areas and the amygdala, and below 0.2 ml/g/min in(More)
1. The usefulness of nonanesthetics in the study of mechanisms of general anesthesia lies in the possibility to identify the unifying characteristics of molecular sites that are shared by the anesthetics but not by the structurally similar nonanesthetics. 2. In model membranes, pairs of structurally similar anesthetics and nonanesthetics showed distinctly(More)
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