Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on the liver after injury caused by the hepatic ischemia-reperfusion process

Silveira, Marina Rodrigues Garcia daMargarido, Maria RitaVanni, José CarlosNejo Junior, RicardoCastro-e-Silva, Orlando de

PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on rats submitted to hepatic ischemia and reperfusion. METHODS: Twenty-three Wistar rats were divided at random into 3 groups: SHAM, rats submitted to surgical and anesthetic stress without induction of hepatic ischemia/reperfurion; I/R, rats submitted to total ischemia of the hepatic pedicle for 25 min followed by 5 min of reperfusion; HBOI/R, rats submitted to 60 min of hyperbaric oxygen therapy at a pressure of 2 absolute atmospheres immediately after the experimental protocol of ischemia/reperfusion. Hepatic function was evaluated by quantitation of serum alanine aminotranferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and by mitochondrial function through the determination of states 3 and 4 of mitochondrial respiration, respiratory control ratio (RCR) and mitochondrial swelling. Data were analyzed by the Mann-Whitney test, with the level of significance set at p <0.05. RESULTS: There was a significant difference in state 3 values for the SHAM group vs I/R and I/R vs IRHBO, in state 4 values for the SHAM group vs I/R; and in mitochondrial swelling for the SHAM groups vs I/RHBO, SHAM vs I/R, and IR vs I/RHBO. CONCLUSION: The use of hyperbaric oxygen after I/R improved in a relative manner both the production of energy and the effects on the mitochondrial wall.(AU)

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