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Considerations about cannabis

As more states legalize recreational and medical cannabis, hospital physicians are finding themselves caring for regular users more frequently.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/05/considerations-about-cannabis.htm
1 May 2024

Enrollment in medical cannabis programs increased more than 4-fold from 2016 to 2020

Medical cannabis laws in 35 states and Washington, D.C., expansion in the number of qualifying conditions, and increased enrollment nationally seem to be driving the upward trend.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/06/14/4.htm
14 Jun 2022

Buprenorphine, cannabis, and other periop challenges

An expert at a recent hospital medicine conference reviewed the latest on perioperative management of medications.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/01/buprenorphine-cannabis-and-other-periop-challenges.htm
1 Jan 2024

Cannabis-based products associated with chronic pain improvement, review finds

The strongest available evidence is for synthetic and extracted products with high and comparable THC-to-CBD ratios, both of which resulted in improvements in pain severity, according to a systematic review of 18 placebo-controlled trials and seven cohort studies.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/06/07/1.htm
7 Jun 2022

Q&A: Cannabis use increasing among older adults

Cannabis use is on the rise among older adults, by almost 50% from 2016 to 2018, even in states where it hasn't been legalized for medicinal or recreational use.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2021/03/cannabis-use-increasing-among-older-adults.htm
1 Mar 2021

One-fourth of cancer patients may use cannabis in state where it is legalized

The researchers noted that of the estimated 1.7 million patients in the United States diagnosed with cancer yearly, many will be exposed to increased local availability of cannabis, as well as permissiveness and nonscientific reports suggesting its benefits.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2017/09/26/4.htm
26 Sep 2017

Everyday symptoms could point to potential PTSD

A clinical practice guideline can help clinicians screen for, diagnose, and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a related condition, acute stress disorder.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/05/everyday-symptoms-could-point-to-potential-ptsd.htm
1 May 2024

Weighing benefits, harms of cannabis

Marijuana use has risen, so internists need to understand its real risks as well as its potential clinical uses, such as for chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2019/04/weighing-benefits-harms-of-cannabis.htm
1 Apr 2019

Medical marijuana may help relieve some multiple sclerosis symptoms but has several safety concerns

Certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but they do not appear to be helpful in treating drug-induced movements in Parkinson's disease, a review by the American Academy of Neurology found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2014/04/29/1.htm
29 Apr 2014

Controlling hypertension, curing HCV, and more stories

Helping a patient get their hypertension under control is one thing, but helping them keep it there is quite another.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/05/controlling-hypertension-curing-hcv-and-more-stories.htm
1 May 2024

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