Effect of nicardipine and magnesium on cerebral infarction - Brain surfaceperfusion technique

Citation
C. Mikami et al., Effect of nicardipine and magnesium on cerebral infarction - Brain surfaceperfusion technique, CEREB DIS, 11(1), 2001, pp. 44-50
Citations number
26
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurology,"Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES
ISSN journal
1015-9770 → ACNP
Volume
11
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
44 - 50
Database
ISI
SICI code
1015-9770(2001)11:1<44:EONAMO>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
The protective effect of pre- and postischemia treatment of the brain by su rface perfusion with nicardipine (Nic) and/or magnesium (Mg) was evaluated in a rat focal cerebral ischemia model. Artificial cerebrospinal fluid was perfused into the subarachnoid space of rats, containing Nic or Nic/Mg prio r to vessel occlusion and Nic/Mg after occlusion. Reductions in the total a mount of glutamate in the microdialysis perfusate and the volume of infarct ion tissue stained with 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride were significan t in all treated groups, even in rats treated after ischemia. An additive e ffect of Mg was also observed. These results suggest that this method may h ave clinical applications in patients suffering from ischemic insult. Copyr ght (C) 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.