The effect of curcumin on lung injuries in a rat model induced by aspirating gastrointestinal decontamination agents.

@article{Gunaydn2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of curcumin on lung injuries in a rat model induced by aspirating gastrointestinal decontamination agents.},
  author={Mithat Gunaydın and Aygul Guzel and Ahmet Barış Guzel and Hasan Alaçam and Osman Salis and Naci Murat and Ayhan Gacar and Tolga Guvenc},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={1669-76}
}
BACKGROUND Aspiration is one of the most feared complications of gastrointestinal decontamination procedures with nonabsorbed polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution and activated charcoal (AC). We aimed to investigate the protective effects of curcumin (CUR) on lung injury in rats induced by aspiration of these agents. METHODS Experimental rats were divided randomly into 6 groups (n = 7): a saline-aspirated control (group I), sterile saline aspirated with CUR treatment (group II), PEG aspirated… CONTINUE READING
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