Hydrogen and medical application

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A number of basic and clinical researches have revealed that hydrogen is an important physiological regulatory factor with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic protective effects on cells and organs, with properties to mitigate various disease status. Recently, hydrogen gas has been identified as a signaling gas molecule like nitric oxide and carbon monoxide. Therapeutic hydrogen has been applied by different delivery methods including straightforward inhalation, drinking hydrogen dissolved in water and injection with hydrogen-saturated saline. Herein, I summarize currently available data regarding the protective role of hydrogen in medicine, provide an outline of recent advances in research on the use of hydrogen as a therapeutic medical gas in diverse models of disease, and discuss the feasibility of hydrogen as a therapeutic strategy. Hydrogen's impact on therapeutic and preventive medicine could be enormous in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGas Biology Research in Clinical Practice
PublisherS. Karger AG
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783805596640
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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