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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate histopathological, functional and bone densitometry examinations of the beneficial effects of dexpanthenol (DEX) on nerve regeneration in a rat model of peripheral nerve crush injury.Methods: Thirty adult Sprague-Dawley rats were divided equally into three groups. A crush injury was simulated in all rats by clamping the right sciatic nerve for one minute. In group 1, one day before the surgical procedure, 500 mg/kg DEX administered via intraperitoneally (ip) was initiated and continued three times in a week during the experiment period as 28 days. In group 2, rats received a dose of 10 mg/kg DEX to investigate possible effects of DEX alone. Group 3 served as the control (sciatic nerve injury) and was not given any drugs.Results: Performance was significantly lower in group 3 compared to the drug treatment groups during the rotarod test (30 rpm and 40 rpm) (p < 0.05). After a while, the rats which were able to remain on the rod was significantly lower in group 3 during the acceleration test (p < 0.05). Hot plate latency test results in group 3 were significantly lower when compared to the other groups (p < 0.05).Conclusion: DEX appears to be useful as a supportive clinical agent for the treatment of pain and nerve damage.


Mehmet Fatih Korkmaz, Hakan Parlakpinar, Mehmet Nuri Erdem, Mehmet Fethi Ceylan, Levent Ediz, Emine Samdanci, Ersoy Kekilli. The therapeutic efficacy of dexpanthenol on sciatic nerve injury in a rat model. British journal of neurosurgery. 2020 Aug;34(4):397-401

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PMID: 32297525

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