The Clinical Application of Hydrogen as a Medical Treatment. | 治療手段としての水素の臨床応用

Acta Med Okayama. 2016 Oct;70(5):331-337.

The Clinical Application of Hydrogen as a Medical Treatment.

Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences


In recent years, it has become evident that molecular hydrogen is a particularyl effective treatment for various disease models such as ischemia-reperfusion injury; as a result, research on hydrogen has progressed rapidly. Hydrogen has been shown to be effective not only through intake as a gas, but also as a liquid medication taken orally, intravenously, or locally. Hydrogen’s effectiveness is thus multifaceted. Herein we review the recent research on hydrogen-rich water, and we examine the possibilities for its clinical application. Now that hydrogen is in the limelight as a gaseous signaling molecule due to its potential ability to inhibit oxidative stress signaling, new research developments are highly anticipated.

Acta Med Okayama. 2016 Oct;70(5):331-337.


岡山大学大学院医歯薬科学 救急医療