Glucose plus insulin infusion improves cerebral outcome after asphyxial cardiac arrest

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Abstract

HYPERGLYCEMIA before ischemia worsens cerebral outcome. The aim of this study was to determine the cerebral effects of giving glucose with or without insulin after asphyxial cardiac arrest. Rats underwent 8 min of asphyxial cardiac arrest. After arrest, Group 1 received NaCl; Group 2, insulin; Group 3, glucose; and Group 4, glucose plus insulin, all intravenously. Neurological deficit (ND) scores were 14 ± 10%, 22 ± 12%, 12 ± 10% and 2 ± 2% in Groups 1–4, respectively, 72 h after reperfusion. Overall histological damage (HD) scores were 4, 2, 3 and 1, respectively. Group 4 fared significantly better than group 1 on both scores. Glucose after asphyxial cardiac arrest in rats produces no increased brain damage while glucose plus insulin improves cerebral outcome.

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