Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces apoptosis after spinal cord injury in rats.

@article{Long2014HyperbaricOT,
  title={Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces apoptosis after spinal cord injury in rats.},
  author={Ying Long and Fang Liang and Chunjin Gao and Zhuo Li and Jing Yang},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 11},
  pages={4073-81}
}
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) protects brain tissue from inflammatory injury by suppressing mitochondrial apoptotic pathways. However, its neuroprotective mechanism via anti-apoptosis in spinal cord injury (SCI) is still unclear. In our study, Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham-operated (SH), SCI model, and SCI + HBOT. Rats in each group were randomly divided into four sub-groups in a time-dependent manner (1 day, 3 days, 7 days and 14 days after surgery… CONTINUE READING