If cannabis becomes a problem: How to manage withdrawal

This study is a meta-analysis — a study which includes many studies that are deemed similar enough to lump together, in order to increase the numerical power of the study and, ideally, the strength of the conclusions. The authors included studies that go all the way back to the mid-1990s — a time when cannabis was illegal in the US, different in potency, and when there was no choice or control over strains or cannabinoid compositions, as there is now. One of the studies in the meta-analysis included “cannabis dependent inpatients” in a German psychiatric hospital in which 118 patients were being detoxified from cannabis. Another was from 1998 and is titled, “Patterns and correlates of cannabis dependence among long-term users in an Australian rural area.” It is not a great leap to surmise that Australians in the countryside smoking whatever marijuana was available to them illegally in 1998, or patients in a psychiatric hospital, might be substantively different from current American cannabis users. Medical cannabis use is different from recreational use Moreover, the JAMA study doesn’t distinguish between medical and recreational cannabis, which are actually quite different in their physiological and cognitive effects — as Harvard researcher Dr. Staci Gruber’s work tells us. Medical cannabis patients, under the guidance of a medical cannabis specialist, are buying legal, regulated cannabis from a licensed dispensary; it mi...
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Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Conclusions: Operative laparoscopy under conscious sedation and local anesthesia appears to be a feasible technique in gynecologic surgery with no adverse patient outcomes. PMID: 32612345 [PubMed - in process]
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: recommendations emphasize isolation, proper rest, sleep, nutrition, hydration, medications, and in the more severe cases, oxygen support, monitoring of vital signs, emotional support, and multiprofessional and individualized care. Medications should be used with caution due to a lack of evidence. Future research is needed to analyze the impact of the infection at the beginning of pregnancy and the psychological aspects of pregnant women infected with the virus. PMID: 32609284 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: low-cost, handmade simulators are feasible and effective, resulting in positive learner evaluations. Their availability as open technology allows the dissemination of their use. PMID: 32609265 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Oluwaseyi Isaiah Olabisi, Olorunfemi Ola, Adetola Bolaji, Fatimah O. Azeez, Odunola Azeez, Tolulope Esther Olabisi
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 September 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 257Author(s): Leandro Severo, Douglas Godinho, Felipe Machado, Diane Hartmann, Michele Rechia Fighera, Félix Alexandre Soares, Ana Flavia Furian, Mauro Schneider Oliveira, Luiz Fernando Royes
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: negative pressure wound therapy has few complications, but with discomfort to patients. PMID: 32609220 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: in this theoretical reflection, we argue that in order to promote health equity and quality of care in the Unified Health System (Brazilian SUS) it is important to translate scientific knowledge to various practice settings and create opportunities for exchange with users of this knowledge, such as health professionals, managers, policy makers, patients, family members and other stakeholders. PMID: 32609213 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: workers evaluated their quality of life as good or very good and reported to be satisfied or very satisfied with their health. They also reported pains in lower back, neck, shoulders, wrists/hands/fingers and knees. Pain has influenced the quality of life. PMID: 32609208 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
Conclusion: Intrafamily violence against adolescents is related to family interactions, psychoactive substance use and violence in the school environment. Thus, it reveals the importance of the participation of parents and guardians in the prevention of violence and risk behaviors in the lives of Brazilian adolescents.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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