Could cannabis be a 'silver bullet' in the fight against the opioid crisis?

A new study suggests cannabis could be a safer and more effective substitute for opioids in the treatment of chronic pain, but can it help fight the opioid crisis?
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Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Léa J. Becker, Sarah H. Journée, Pierre-Eric Lutz, Ipek Yalcin
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Carbohydrate PolymersAuthor(s): Luana Heimfarth, Klécia Santos dos Anjos, Yasmim Maria Barbosa Gomes de Carvalho, Bruno Lucena dos Santos, Mairim Russo Serafini, Antônio Guilherme de Carvalho Neto, Paula Santos Nunes, José Ivo Araújo Beserra Filho, Sara Pereira da Silva, Alessandra Mussi Ribeiro, Daniel Pereira Bezerra, Ricardo Neves Marreto, Jullyana de Souza Siqueira Quintans, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho, Marcus T. Scotti, Luciana Scotti, Lucindo José Quintans-Júnior
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
This article describes the challenges in CPPs during COVID-19 pandemic and the use of telemedicine as the rescue management vehicle for CPPs in current scenario.
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Krajewska-Włodarczyk M, Owczarczyk-Saczonek A, Placek W Abstract Introduction: Fatigue is an important and underrated symptom of many chronic diseases. Aim: The evaluation of incidence and severity of fatigue as well as the influence of selected factors on fatigue in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Material and methods: The study included 60 patients with PsA, 58 patients with psoriasis and 61 persons in the control group aged 35-70 years. Assessment of fatigue was conducted using a fatigue subscale from the FACIT-F questionnaire. Severity of skin lesions and arthritis was d...
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
Conclusions: 60% of patients with MDD and/or AAD had at least one additional NCCD, which significantly increased the economic and humanistic burden. These findings are important for payers and clinicians in making treatment decisions. These results underscore the need for development of multi-pronged interventions which aim to improve quality of life and reduce activity limitations among patients with mental health disorders and NCCDs. PMID: 32468879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The HRQOL of hemodialysis patients with CKD-FS remains poor, interacting with important functions such as sleep, vitality, cognition, and sexual function. PMID: 32468308 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
DiscussionThis review will systematically identify, synthesize, and present enablers and barriers reported by people with musculoskeletal pain to engage in telehealth interventions. The review will provide information required to support the design and improvement of telehealth services.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO CRD42019136148
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Jeffrey A. SingerPublic health interventions entail non ‐​economic as well as economic trade‐​offs. Some trade ‐​offs can involve other aspects of public health.I havewrittenabout how blanket bans on elective medical procedures combine with the fear already infused in the public to cause crucial delays in necessary health care. This adds to human suffering from causes other than the COVID-19 virus. Many people with chronic conditions, particularlychronic pain patients, are disproportionately affected by reduced access to routine care. Then there ’s the dramatic drop ‐...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Concomitant use of L-carnitine and piracetam might have a muscle-protective effect and protection against simvastatin-induced myalgia. Furthermore, the formulation was safe and well tolerated by the subjects investigated in this trial.
. PMID: 32469304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
The objective of this work was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of the ethyl ester of arachic acid, a compound isolated from Cameroonian propolis. The ethyl ester of arachic acid was isolated by chromatography of the ethanolic extract of propolis harvested at Tala-Mokolo (Far North Region of Cameroon) and identified by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra and the 1H-1H correlated spectroscopy. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of oral administration of arachic acid ethyl ester (12.5, 25.0, and 50.0 mg/kg bw) were evaluated using carrageenan-induced paw edema, xylene-induced...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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