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There is evidence that physical activity is associated with decreased brain injury resulting from transient middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. We investigated whether exercise could reduce stroke-induced brain inflammatory injury and its associated mediators. Sprague Dawley rats (3 months old) were subjected to 30 min exercise on a treadmill each day(More)
There is increasing evidence that physical activity is associated with decreased stroke risk and incidence. The purpose of this study was to determine whether increased levels of physical activity could reduce brain damage in rats subjected to transient or permanent middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (three months old,(More)
OBJECTIVE The neuroprotective effect of hypothermia has long been recognized. Use of hypothermia for stroke therapy, which is currently being induced by whole-body surface cooling, has been limited primarily because of management problems and severe side effects (e.g., pneumonia). The goal of this study was to determine whether local infusion of saline into(More)
The aim in this study was to investigate if our new experimental model for stroke therapy, flushing the ischemic territory with saline prior to reperfusion, could reduce overexpression of inflammatory mediators during reperfusion. Stroke in Sprague-Dawley rats (n=24) was induced by a 2-h middle cerebral artery occlusion using a novel intraluminal hollow(More)
The neuroprotective effect of hypothermia has long been recognized. Use of hypothermia for stroke therapy, which is currently being induced by whole body surface cooling, has been largely limited because of management problems and severe side effects (i.e., pneumonia). Our recent studies have demonstrated the significant therapeutic value of local brain(More)
The neuroprotective effect of hypothermia has long been recognized. Our recent studies have demonstrated the significant therapeutic value of local brain cooling in the ischemic territory prior to reperfusion in stroke, with reduced infarction and inflammatory responses up to 48 hours of reperfusion. The goal of this study was to determine if local brain(More)
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