The NFL Is Punishing A Player Who Uses Marijuana To Treat His Crohn's Disease

For the second time this season, Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the team announced on Tuesday.  “The league has notified us of the suspension and we are moving forward with our preparations to play the Oakland Raiders this Sunday,” the team said in a statement. Per league policy, the exact violation was not publicly disclosed.  Because it is his second violation this year, Henderson must deal with a 10-game suspension without pay, after already sitting through a four-game suspension earlier this season. Should be fail one more drug test, he will be banned from the league for life, barring a successful attempt at reinstatement down the line.  But Henderson’s story is not a typical one. In the middle of last season, the 24-year-old learned he had Crohn’s disease, defined by the Mayo Clinic as “an inflammatory bowel disease ... [that] causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract.” Crohn’s disease can cause “abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition,” and while there is no known cure for it, one thing in particular can help ease the pain, according to medial studies: weed. “I’ve got doctors telling me this is the No. 1 medicine that would help your disease,” Henderson said in October, according to The Buffalo News...
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The opioid epidemic has taken its toll on Missouri. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug-related deaths rose in Missouri last year even as national deaths fell. One part of the problem? Legally prescribed pills. According to data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made available by The Washington Post, 1.6 billion prescription pain pills (oxycodone and hydrocodone) were supplied to Missouri pharmacies between 2006 and 2012, the most recent yea r that data…
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Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Walid Smeoui, Ahmed Samet, Talel Touaiti, Nouri Rebai, Abderrazek Bouzouita, Mourad HadjslimèneAbstractA 52-year-old man with a history of right nephrectomy for a nonfunctioning kidney, consults after 22 years for fever with right lower abdominal pain. Surgical exploration was thereafter performed and the right ureteral stump was removed en bloc. Pathological examination of the right ureterectomy specimen revealed a significant acute and chronic ureteritis due to stone without any signs of malignancy. Owing to the low incidence ...
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The objective was to determine whether changes in parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels are associated with changes in symptoms within this patient population.Study DesignProspective cohort.Setting &Participants165 adults with hyperparathyroidism secondary to kidney failure diagnosed, a range of dialysis vintages, and receiving regular hemodialysis from a US single-provider organization.ExposureChange in PTH levels over 24 weeks.Outcomes19 putative symptoms of secondary hyperparathyroidism measured up to 4 times using a self-administered questionnaire that assessed severity on a 5-level ordinal scale.Analytical ApproachLong...
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Just a reminder. This fellowship exists for you. I just got a private message from another Emergency Physician who matched in Pain. EM people are getting in and have been for years now. If you like cool procedures, it might be worth looking into. If you want more control over your life, schedule and patient population, if constantly changing shifts gives you chronic circadian rhythm dysphoria that you don't think you can sustain until retirement, it might be worth looking into. The... Pain Medicine is an Official Subspecialty of Emergency Medicine
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ConclusionOpen reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) plate and screw combined by tension band wiring (TBW) is the right surgical treatment for patient with closed fracture of right talar body Sneppen 2 with associated medial malleolus fracture. The outcome of the treatment is excellent because the patient presented was able to fully recover to normal activity.
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If a fellow graduates with less than ideal numbers for more advanced procedures (spinal cord stimulator trials and placement, pump placements, etc) to be fully comfortable, what can s/he do to build competence? I was planning some of these procedures as an attending
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ConclusionsNew persistent opioid use is common in IBD patients who experience a flare, especially among those with mental health disorders, COPD, and Crohn's disease or indeterminate colitis. These findings can be helpful in risk ‐stratifying patients when choosing an acute pain therapy and providing counselling before choosing to prescribe opioids to opioid‐naïve patients experiencing an IBD flare.
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