Is Xenon a Future Neuroprotectant?

Pamela Sun; Jianteng Gu; Mervyn Maze; Daqing Ma


Future Neurology. 2009;14(4):483-492. 

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Future Perspective

Xenon may be an ideal neuroprotectant, as suggested by the evidence of a vast array of preclinical studies. Translational clinical trials are required to confirm such promise while the complexity and expense in manufacturing xenon should be resolved to allow its widespread clinical application. The development of technologies in refinement, economic delivery and recycling of xenon will, therefore, be the next step forward in allowing large clinical trials to investigate the application of xenon as a neuroprotectant.