Étiquette : analgesique

Cannabidiol prescription in clinical practice: an audit on the first 400 patients in New Zealand, Graham Gulbransen et al, 2020

Cannabidiol prescription in clinical practice: an audit on the first 400 patients in New Zealand Graham Gulbransen, MBChB, FAChAM, FRNZCGP1*, William Xu2, Bruce Arroll, MBChB, PhD, FRNZCG BJGP Open, 2020, 1-8 DOI : 10.3399/bjgpopen20X101010   Abstract Background : Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non- euphoriant component of cannabis. In 2017, the New Zealand Misuse of Drugs Regulations (1977) were amended, allowing doctors to prescribe CBD. Therapeutic benefit and tolerability of CBD remains unclear. Aim : To review the changes in self- reported quality of life measurements, drug tolerability, and dose- dependent relationships in patients prescribed CBD oil for various conditions at a single institution. Design & setting : An [...]

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A low dose of lysergic acid diethylamide decreases pain perception in healthy volunteers, Johannes G. Ramaekers et al., 2020,

A low dose of lysergic acid diethylamide decreases pain perception in healthy volunteers Johannes G. Ramaekers, Nadia Hutten, Natasha L. Mason, Patrick Dolder1, Eef L. Theunissen, Friederike Holze, Matthias E. Liechti, Amanda Feilding and Kim P.C. Kuypers Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2020, 1–8. doi : 10.1177/026988112094093   Abstract Background : Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is an ergot alkaloid derivative with psychedelic properties that has been implicated in the management of persistent pain. Clinical studies in the 1960s and 1970s have demonstrated profound analgesic effects of full doses of LSD in terminally ill patients, but this line of research evaporated after LSD was scheduled worldwide. Aim : The present [...]

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Impact of co-administration of oxycodone and smoked cannabis on analgesia and abuse liability, Ziva D. Cooper et al., 2018

Impact of co-administration of oxycodone and smoked cannabis on analgesia and abuse liability Ziva D. Cooper, Gillinder Bedi, Divya Ramesh, Rebecca Balter, Sandra D. Comer and Margaret Haney Neuropsychopharmacology, 2018, 0, 1–10 Doi : 10.1038/s41386-018-0011-2   Cannabinoids combined with opioids produce synergistic antinociceptive effects, decreasing the lowest effective antinociceptive opioid dose (i.e., opioid-sparing effects) in laboratory animals. Although pain patients report greater analgesia when cannabis is used with opioids, no placebo-controlled studies have assessed the direct effects of opioids combined with cannabis in humans or the impact of the combination on abuse liability. This double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject study determined if cannabis enhances the analgesic effects [...]

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A spider derived peptide, PnPP-19, induces central antinociception mediated by opioid and cannabinoid systems, Daniela da Fonseca Pacheco et al.,

A spider derived peptide, PnPP-19, induces central antinociception mediated by opioid and cannabinoid systems Daniela da Fonseca Pacheco, Ana Cristina Nogueira Freitas, Adriano Monteiro C. Pimenta, Igor Dimitri Gama Duarte and Maria Elena de Lima Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, 2016, 22, 34, Doi : 10.1186/s40409-016-0091-6   Abstract Background : Some peptides purified from the venom of the spider Phoneutria nigriventer have been identified as potential sources of drugs for pain treatment. In this study, we characterized the antinociceptive effect of the peptide PnPP-19 on the central nervous system and investigated the possible involvement of opioid and cannabinoid systems in its action [...]

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Medicinal properties of Peganum harmala L. in traditional Iranian medicine and modern phytotherapy : a review, Mina Cheraghi Niroumand et al., 2015

Medicinal properties of Peganum harmala L. in traditional Iranian medicine and modern phytotherapy: a review Mina Cheraghi Niroumand, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Gholamreza Amin Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2015, 35, (1), 104-109.   Abstract OBJECTIVE : To review the pharmacological activities of Peganum harmala L. (P. harmala, Nitrariaceae) in traditional Iranian medicine (TIM) and modern phytotherapy. METHODS : Opinions of TIM and modern phytotherapy about safety and acceptable dosage of this plant are discussed. Various medical properties of P. harmala were collected from important TIM references and added to scientific reports derived from modern medical databases like PubMed, Scirus, ScienceDirect and Scopus. RESULTS : The main medicinal [...]

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Long-lasting analgesic effect of the psychedelic drug changa : A case report, Genis ONA and Sebastian TRONCOSO, 2019

Long-lasting analgesic effect of the psychedelic drug changa : A case report Genis ONA and Sebastian TRONCOSO Journal of Psychedelic Studies, 2019, 3, (1), 7–13. DOI: 10.1556/2054.2019.001   Background and aims : Pain is the most prevalent symptom of a health condition, and it is inappropriately treated in many cases. Here, we present a case report in which we observe a long-lasting analgesic effect produced by changa, a psychedelic drug that contains the psychoactive N,N-dimethyltryptamine and ground seeds of Peganum harmala, which are rich in β-carbolines. Methods : We describe the case and offer a brief review of supportive findings. Results : A long-lasting analgesic effect after [...]

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