Experimental study
Effect of Hypericum perforatum on intraperitoneal adhesion formation in rats
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Submission date: 2012-03-03
Final revision date: 2012-10-31
Acceptance date: 2012-11-29
Online publication date: 2013-02-18
Publication date: 2014-04-30
Arch Med Sci 2014;10(2):396–400
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Hypericum perforatum for prevention of adhesion formation in rats.
Material and methods: Twenty-four female wistar rats underwent left uterine horn adhesion model. Rats were randomised into 4 groups. Group 1 (Control): Closure of abdominal incision without any agent administration. Group 2: Closure of incision after administration of intraperitoneal (i.p.) Ringer's lactate solution. Group 3: Closure of incision after administration of i.p. olive oil (diluent of H. perforatum). Group 4: Hypericum perforatum extract (Ecodab®) was administered i.p. before the closure of incision. Fourteen days later, relaparatomy was performed and surgical adhesion scores, inflammation and fibrosis scores were noted. Groups were compared according to these scores.
Results: There was statistical significant difference between ringer's lactate group and olive oil group according to surgical adhesion score (p = 0.009). However, groups were not different according to inflammation and fibrosis scores (p > 0.05).
Conclusions: Despite antiinflammatory, antioxidants and antimicrobial properties of H. perforatum, our results revealed no positive effect of H. perforatum on the prevention of intraperitoneal adhesion formation.