The effects of resveratrol on the healing of left colonic anastomosis.
ABSTRACT Resveratrol (RSV) is a natural polyphenolic compound found in grape skins and the red wine which improves histological reorganization of the regenerating tissue in dermal wound healing. Since anastomotic healing possesses paramount importance to prevent complications in colorectal surgery, the present study is aimed to evaluate the effect of RSV on the healing of experimental left colonic anastomoses.
Thirty-two male Wistar albino rats were randomized into two groups and subjected to colonic anastomosis. The study group was treated with RSV and the control group received tap water instead. The rats were sacrificed 3 and 7 days postoperatively. Wound complications, intra-abdominal abscesses, and anastomotic leaks and stenosis were recorded. Four types of assessment were performed: bursting pressure, hydroxyproline (OHP) content, histopathology, and biochemical analysis.
Compared to the control group, the RSV-treated rats displayed a higher bursting pressure (p < .001) and anastomotic OHP content (p < .05)]. RSV treatment leads to significant increase in PON activity at both time points and decrease in malondialdehyde levels on postoperative day 3 (p < .001). Histopathological analysis revealed that RSV administration leads to a better anastomotic healing in terms of mucosal ischemia, neovascularization, reepithelialization, fibroblast, and lymphocyte infiltration.
The study results suggest that exogenous RSV administration exerts a positive effect on experimental colonic wound healing in the rat. Although the precise cellular mechanisms by which RSV enhances anastomotic wound healing is not clear, stimulation of neovascularization, generation of collagen synthesis, inhibition of over inflammation, and restriction of oxidative injury seems to be of paramount importance.
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ABSTRACT: Aim: Adhesion formation is one of the most important problems occuring after pelvic surgery in the majority of women. The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the effects of the antioxidant resveratrol (3,5,4'-o-trihydroxystilbene) on adhesion formation in a rat uterine horn adhesion model. Materials and methods: Thirty Wistar-Albino female rats were randomly divided into three groups with equal numbers. In Group A, 5.9 mg/kg/day resveratrol was applied by the orogastric route for 10 days before and 20 days after surgery. In Group B, resveratrol was given only for 20 days after surgery. In the control group, no drug was applied before or after surgery. A uterine serosal injury was created using a standard technique after laparotomy in all rats. All animals were sacrificed 3 weeks after surgery and intrapelvic adhesions determined macroscopically and microscopically. Results: Adhesion formation, total adhesion score and the severity of adhesions were all significantly lower in both resveratrol treatment groups than in the control group (p < 0.05). Notably, the severity of adhesions was much less in Group A in which the rats received resveratrol before and after surgical operation. Conclusions: This study suggests that 5 ± 1 mg/kg/day perioperative resveratrol administration is an effective strategy for the prevention of postoperative peritoneal adhesion formation after pelvic surgery in a rat model.Human Fertility 08/2012; 15(4). DOI:10.3109/14647273.2012.717337 · 1.02 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: This study was designed to determine the effects of intraperitoneally or orally administered N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on anastomotic healing of irradiated rats. Thirty-two male Wistar albino rats were randomized into four groups containing 8 rats each: I; standard resection plus anastomosis, II; radiation plus standard resection plus anastomosis, III; radiation plus standard resection plus anastomosis plus oral NAC, IV; radiation plus standard resection plus anastomosis plus intraperitoneal NAC. Four types of assessment were performed: bursting pressure, hydroxiproline (OHP) content, histopathology, and biochemical evaluation, including serum malondialdehyde (MDA), advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), reduced glutathione (GSH) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities. Group comparisons demonstrated that bursting pressure was significantly higher in NAC treated rats. The mean tissue OHP concentration in the anastomotic tissue was significantly lower in irradiated rats (group II) than in the other groups. NAC treatment caused increased activity of SOD and GSH. In contrast, MDA levels were found to be decreased in groups III and IV. Histopathological analysis revealed that NAC administration, either orally or intraperitoneally, leads to a better anastomotic healing in terms of reepithelialization, perianastomotic fibrosis, ischemic necrosis, and muscle layer destruction. The present study supports the hypothesis that NAC administration alleviates the negative effects of radiotherapy on anastomotic healing. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanisms responsible for this protective effect is unknown today.Journal of Investigative Surgery 06/2011; 24(4):151-8. DOI:10.3109/08941939.2011.560237 · 1.19 Impact Factor