A High Level Review of Medical Marijuana

This article isn ’t going to change your practice. Why am I reviewingBraun et al. ’s survey regarding oncologists’ beliefs, practices, and knowledge regarding medical marijuana use? 1. I went to a Willie Nelson concert and my clothes still reek of marijuana; 2. One of my palliative care fellows is interested in understanding Palliative Care clinicians ’ educational needs regarding marijuana; 3. I visited a dispensary in Pennsylvania where I was told medical marijuana treats diseases ranging from opioid addiction to headaches to nausea and vomiting (in pregnant woman). This annoyed me and I wanted to see what other doctors thought.First, a caveat, I have provided medical care for HIV positive patients for over 25 years and I view recreational marijuana use like recreational alcohol use, something that is a personal choice and of minimal risk. I am not sure of marijuana ’s medicinal effects (I believe the data is very poor) and I think in moderation it is safe.When Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana, I signed up and of the roughly 25% of the patients I see in my oncology palliative care practice are referred by oncologists for medical marijuana. Everyone asks me about medical marijuana – from the administrative assistants to my colleagues and oncologists. I therefore was quite interested to learn whatBraun et al. had discovered regarding oncologists ’ beliefs, practices, and knowledge about therapeutic marijuana use. (1) They surv...
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Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CP05992J, PaperXiaoyu Wang, Ruiyi Wang, Jie Wang, Chaoyang Fan, Zhanfeng Zheng Layered double hydroxides-supported Au-Cu alloy nanoparticles (NPs) was found to be highly ef ficient catalyst for the oxidative esterification of benzyl alcohol with methanol in the presence of molecular oxygen into... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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(University of Vermont) Researchers at the University of Vermont's Vermont Conversation Lab have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand what end-of-life conversations look like. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where machine learning algorithms analyze manuscripts to identify story types, the researchers identified several common elements in these conversations. That knowledge could eventually help healthcare practitioners understand what makes a 'good' conversation about palliative care.
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(Wiley) In a new Cancer study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks.
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(Taylor&Francis Group) New research shows road salt runoff into Mirror Lake in Adirondack Park prevents natural water turnover and therefore poses a risk to the balance of its ecology.
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Embryo implantation is a still a "black box" as far as medical science is concerned, because we can't predict or control which embryos will implant. This is hardly surprising, given that it's a complex biological process, which involves an intricate interchange of signals between the embryo and the uterine lining.There are lots of factors which determine success, and while we know what some of these are, many are still beyond our comprehension.For example, we know that a top quality embryo has a better chance of resulting in a pregnancy, as compared to a poor quality embryo.However, we also know that not every pe...
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Discussion Gaucher disease (GD) was first described by Philippe Gaucher in 1882. It was the first lysosomal storage disease (LSD) described and is the comparison prototype for many variations and their treatment. There are about 50 LSD and more well-known ones include Fabry, Niemann-Pick and Pompe diseases. LSDs currently have more than 300 different enzymes or membrane proteins affected which cause central nervous system and visceral disease. Overall the frequency of LSDs in aggregate is 1:3000 – 7000 live births. GD has an estimated prevalence of 1:57,000 – 111,000. It is higher within the Ashkenazi Jewish po...
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AbstractDiseases of the foot and ankle are common but relatively difficult to diagnose because of the complexity of the anatomy and the frequent occurrence of multiple diseases at the same time. For these reasons, management of chronic foot pain is often clinically challenging. MRI is the imaging modality of choice in many types of diseases causing chronic foot pain, due to high resolution and excellent soft tissue contrast. However, in the postoperative state, the use of MRI can be limited by artifact from metallic devices, and it may be difficult to confirm whether the pathology detected on the MRI is the actual cause of...
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ConclusionOur findings are consistent with previous studies based on affected-population preferences. This concordance should be reassuring from a policy perspective and can inform the design of publicly funded prenatal screening programs.
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