Sedative depth on neurological outcomes in a juvenile rat model of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Med Hypotheses 2019; 132:109233MH
The guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in pediatric advanced life support suggest that midazolam is the preferred agent for sedation in patients with mild hypothermia, whereas children with cardiac arrest (CA) are at a crucial stage regarding their immature nervous system. Studies have shown that midazolam may have a detrimental effect on the developmental of the pediatric nervous system. Our previous study found that midazolam induced neuronal damage after CPR in young rats. It is speculated that: midazolam causes the potential injury of neurons by inhibiting mitochondrial autophagy expression and is an important factor for the poor prognosis in children after successful CPR. This project intends to adopt the modified asphyxiant CPR model in juvenile rats. Survival rate, neurological function and histopathological changes were evaluated to determine the protective effects of appropriate sedation depth on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in juvenile rats after CPR. Combined with cell biology and molecular biology related technologies, the mechanism by which the mitochondrial pinkl-parkin signaling pathway induces autophagy to inhibit neuronal apoptosis may be key factor in the protective effects of sedation depth on the brain. The aim of this study is to provide experimental evidence and elucidate the mechanisms of improvement of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury by sedation depth in children after successful CPR and to lay a theoretical and experimental basis for clinical treatment.