This study aimed to determine whether abnormal apoptosis is present in acetabular cartilage in early developmental dislocations of the hip (DDH), and if so, whether it is correlated with the expression of caspase-3 and Bcl-2. DDH was induced in 24 4-week-old New Zealand white rabbits. Acetabular cartilage specimens from the experimental and control groups were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E). Animals from the experimental group developed acetabular dysplasia. Apoptotic chondrocytes were observed by ultrastructural electron microscopy and H&E.
ABSTRACT. This study aimed to investigate the protective effects and the mechanisms underlying these effects of isoflurane preconditioning in the delayed phase of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. We randomly divided 30 healthy male New Zealand white rabbits into three groups with 10 rabbits in each group as follows: sham operation group (C group), ischemia-reperfusion group (I/R group), and 2.0% isoflurane preconditioning group (S group). Rabbits in the C group received thoracotomy for 160 min.