Étiquette : CBD

Oral Cannabidiol Does Not Convert to Δ8-THC or Δ9-THC in Humans : A Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Subjects, Jose´ Alexandre S. Crippa et al., 2019

Oral Cannabidiol Does Not Convert to Δ8-THC or Δ9-THC in Humans : A Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Subjects Jose´ Alexandre S. Crippa, Antonio Waldo Zuardi, Jaime Eduardo Cecılio Hallak, Bruna Miyazawa, Sandra Aparecido Bernardo, Carmem Maria Donaduzzi, Silvane Guzzi, Wagner Alex Jann Favreto, Alline Campos, Maria Eugenia C. Queiroz, Francisco S. Guimaraes, Patrıcia Moura da Rosa Zimmermann, Letıcia Mello Rechia, Volnei Jose Tondo Filho, and Liberato Brum Junior Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2019, Volume X, Number X DOI: 10.1089/can.2019.0024   Abstract Introduction: Recent studies have suggested that cannabidiol (CBD) could interconvert into Delta-8- and Delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol. Materials and Methods: Thus, we tested the plasma samples of 120 healthy [...]

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Could Cannabidiol be a Treatment Option for Intractable Childhood and Adolescent Epilepsy ?, Chung Mo Koo et al., 2017

Could Cannabidiol be a Treatment Option for Intractable Childhood and Adolescent Epilepsy ? Chung Mo Koo, Hoon-Chul Kang Journal of Epilepsy Research, 2017, 7, 16-20. pISSN 2233-6249 / eISSN 2233-6257 www.kes.or.kr   Epilepsy is an important disease that affects brain function, particularly in those under 3 years old. Uncontrolled seizures can affect cognitive function and quality of life. For these reasons, many trials have been conducted to investigate treatments for pediatric epilepsy. Currently, many antiepileptic drugs are available for the treatment of epilepsy, but cases of intractable epilepsy continue to exist. In the past, cannabis has been tested as a potential treatment of intractable epilepsy. Since [...]

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Don’t Fear the Reefer—Evidence Mounts for Plant-Based Cannabidiol as Treatment for Epilepsy, Commentary, M. Scott Perry, 2019

Don’t Fear the Reefer—Evidence Mounts for Plant-Based Cannabidiol as Treatment for Epilepsy - Commentary M. Scott Perry Epilepsy Currents, 2019, Vol. 19, (2), 93-95 DOI: 10.1177/1535759719835671   Effect of Cannabidiol on Drop Seizures in the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Devinsky O, Patel AD, Cross JH, et al; GWPCARE3 Study Group. N Engl J Med, 2018, 378, 1888-1897. Background : Cannabidiol has been used for treatment-resistant seizures in patients with severe early-onset epilepsy. We investigated the efficacy and safety of cannabidiol added to a regimen of conventional antiepileptic medication to treat drop seizures in patients with the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe developmental epileptic encephalopathy. Methods : In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted [...]

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Dosage Related Efficacy and Tolerability of Cannabidiol in Children With Treatment-Resistant Epileptic Encephalopathy : Preliminary Results of the CARE-E Study, Richard J. Huntsman et al., 2019

Dosage Related Efficacy and Tolerability of Cannabidiol in Children With Treatment-Resistant Epileptic Encephalopathy : Preliminary Results of the CARE-E Study Richard J. Huntsman, Richard Tang-Wai, Jane Alcorn, Stephanie Vuong, Bryan Acton1,5, Scott Corley, Robert Laprairie, Andrew W. Lyon, Simona Meier, Darrell D. Mousseau, Doris Newmeyer, Erin Prosser-Loose, Blair Seifert, Jose Tellez-Zenteno, Linda Huh, Edward Leung and Philippe Major Frontiers in  Neurology, 2019, 10:716. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00716   Purpose : There is uncertainty regarding the appropriate dose of Cannabidiol (CBD) for childhood epilepsy. We present the preliminary data of seven participants from the Cannabidiol in Children with Refractory Epileptic Encephalopathy (CARE-E) study. Methods : The study is an open-label, [...]

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The protocol for the Cannabidiol in children with refractory epileptic encephalopathy (CARE-E) study : a phase 1 dosage escalation study, Darren Reithmeier et al., 2018

The protocol for the Cannabidiol in children with refractory epileptic encephalopathy (CARE-E) study : a phase 1 dosage escalation study Darren Reithmeier, Richard Tang-Wai, Blair Seifert, Andrew W. Lyon, Jane Alcorn, Bryan Acton, Scott Corley, Erin Prosser-Loose, Darrell D. Mousseau, Hyun J. Lim, Jose Tellez-Zenteno, Linda Huh, Edward Leung, Lionel Carmant and Richard J. Huntsman BMC Pediatrics, 2018, 18:221 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1191-y   Abstract Background : Initial studies suggest pharmaceutical grade cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce the frequency of convulsive seizures and lead to improvements in quality of life in children affected by epileptic encephalopathies. With limited access to pharmaceutical CBD, Cannabis extracts in oil are becoming increasingly available. [...]

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A prospective open-label trial of a CBD/THC cannabis oil in dravet syndrome, Blathnaid McCoy et al., 2018

A prospective open-label trial of a CBD/THC cannabis oil in dravet syndrome Blathnaid McCoy, Laura Wang, Maria Zak, Sameer Al-Mehmadi, Nadia Kabir, Kenda Alhadid, Kyla McDonald, Grace Zhang, Rohit Sharma, Robyn Whitney, Katia Sinopoli & O. Carter Snead III Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 2018, 5, (9), 1077–1088 doi: 10.1002/acn3.621   Abstract Introduction : Both D9 Tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) components of cannabis, have been shown to have anticonvulsant effects. Cannabis oils are used to treat seizures in drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE). Recent trials provide data on dosing, side effects, and efficacy of CBD, yet there is a paucity of information on THC in epilepsy. Primary [...]

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EC Clears Cannabidiol for Severe Forms of Epilepsy – Medscape -Deborah Brauser,  Sep 23, 2019.

EC Clears Cannabidiol for Severe Forms of Epilepsy Deborah Brauser Medscape Medical News © September 23, 2019   The European Commission (EC) has approved the add-on use of cannabidiol oral solution (Epidyolex, GW Pharmaceuticals) for treating seizures associated with two severe forms of epilepsy, the manufacturer reports. The indication for the drug in the EC's marketing authorization is for use as adjunctive therapy with clobazam (multiple brands) in patients ages 2 and older who have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) or Dravet syndrome. As reported by Medscape Medical News, the European Medicine's Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended approval for the drug in July. A year earlier, [...]

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Heavy cannabis use, dependence and the brain : a clinical perspective, Emese Kroon et al., 2019

Heavy cannabis use, dependence and the brain : a clinical perspective Emese Kroon, Lauren Kuhns, Eva Hoch & Janna Cousijn Addictions, 2019, 1-12. doi : 10.1111/add.14776   ABSTRACT Aims : To summarize and evaluate our knowledge of the relationship between heavy cannabis use, cannabis use disorder (CUD) and the brain. Methods : Narrative review of relevant literature identified through existing systematic reviews, meta-analyses and a PubMed search. Epidemiology, clinical representations, potential causal mechanisms, assessments, treatment and prognosis are discussed. Results : Although causality is unclear, heavy and dependent cannabis use is consistently associated with a high prevalence of comorbid psychiatric disorders and learning and memory impairments that seem [...]

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Marijuana Users May Be More Likely to Survive Acute Heart Failure Hospitalization , Steve Stiles, Medscape Medical News, September 16, 2019

Marijuana Users May Be More Likely to Survive Acute Heart Failure Hospitalization Steve Stiles Medscape Medical News © 2019 , September 16, 2019 PHILADELPHIA — There's sunny news, potentially, for patients with heart failure who are keen on cannabis. Hospitalized patients with a primary diagnosis of acute heart failure (HF) who say they are marijuana users are more likely to survive to discharge than nonusers, and they stay fewer days at less cost to the hospital, an observational study suggests. It may be only patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) who benefit, not those with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), [...]

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Renseignements destinés aux professionnels de la santé : Le cannabis (marijuana, marihuana) et les cannabinoïdes, Santé Canada, dernière version octobre 2018

Renseignements destinés aux professionnels de la santé : Le cannabis (marijuana, marihuana) et les cannabinoïdes (Version PDF - 2,690 Ko) https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/drogues-medicaments/cannabis/renseignements-medecins/renseignements-destines-professionnels-sante-cannabis-cannabinoides.html Santé Canada Auteur : Hanan Abramovici Ph.D. Co-auteurs : Sophie-Anne Lamour, Ph.D. et George Mammen, Ph.D. Nous republions cet excellent document de Santé Canada, et surtout, le résumé des indications reconnues, et envisagées, du cannabis thérapeutique.   Aperçu des énoncés récapitulatifs Les énoncés récapitulatifs suivants visent à résumer le contenu des sections 4.0 (Usages thérapeutiques possibles) et 7.0 (Effets indésirables) et leurs sous-sections respectives. Les énoncés récapitulatifs peuvent être également trouvés dans leurs sections et sous-sections respectives dans le corps même du document. Remarque: la plupart des études [...]

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