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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.120, No.6, p.417–422, 2019

Title: The effects of a TNF-alpha inhibitor and HBO combination on the severity of pancreatitis and oxidative response in an experimental model of acute pancreatitis
Author: S. Tasci, R. Senocak, E. Lapsekili, S. Kaymak, T. Yigit

Abstract: OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the effects of infliximab and HBO (hyperbaric oxygen) used alone or in combination on oxidative stress and the severity of pancreatitis in an experimental model of AP (acute pancreatitis).
MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 60 rats were randomly divided into five groups. Group 1 underwent laparotomy; Group 2 underwent experimental AP; Group 3 was given an infliximab infusion and underwent AP; Group 4 was subjected to HBO therapy after AP; and Group 5 was given infliximab infusion before AP and subjected to HBO therapy. Serum amylase, superoxide dismutase (SOD), malondialdehyde (MDA), and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) levels in the pancreas tissues were measured. The pancreatic tissue samples were scored.
RESULTS: There were statistically significant differences in the histopathological scores and amylase levels between non-treated AP and all the three treatment groups. Group 5 had the closest histopathological scores to the sham group. MDA levels were significantly different between non-treated AP and all the three treatment groups, but the SOD levels and GPX values were not.
CONCLUSIONS: Combination of HBO therapy and Infliximab showed a synergistic effect on the reduction of histopathological severity and mortality in acute pancreatitis. All treatment modalities reduced the pathological findings by decreasing lipid peroxidation and partly increasing the antioxidant capacity in early period (Tab. 1, Fig. 3, Ref. 28).

Keywords: acute pancreatitis, hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning, oxidative stress, TNF-α inhibitors
Published online: 21-Jun-2019
Year: 2019, Volume: 120, Issue: 6 Page From: 417, Page To: 422

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