Étiquette : ischemic stroke

Study finds no evidence marijuana use increases stroke risk, HealthDay News, 2020.

Study finds no evidence marijuana use increases stroke risk HealthDay News, 2020. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/06/04/Study-finds-no-evidence-marijuana-use-increases-stroke-risk/3321591274273/?upi_ss=Cannabis An observational study conducted at hospitals found no evidence that marijuana use increases risk for stroke. File Photo by Atomazul/Shutterstock Whether pot use increases the risk of stroke has been hotly debated, and now a new study adds to evidence that it doesn't. "Our observational study looked specifically at recent cannabis use by reviewing drug testing data for people admitted to the hospital. While more research is needed with larger numbers of people, our study lends support to the studies showing that cannabis use does not increase the risk of stroke," said [...]

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Protective Effects of Cannabidivarin and Cannabigerol on Cells of the Blood–Brain Barrier Under Ischemic Conditions, Nicole L. Stone et al., 2021

Protective Effects of Cannabidivarin and Cannabigerol on Cells of the Blood–Brain Barrier Under Ischemic Conditions Nicole L. Stone, Timothy J. England, and Saoirse E. O’Sullivan Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2021, Doi : 10.1089/can.2020.0159   Abstract Background and Objectives : Preclinical studies have shown cannabidiol is protective in models of ischemic stroke. Based on results from our recent systematic review, we investigated the effects of two promising neuroprotective phytocannabinoids, cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidivarin (CBDV), on cells of the blood–brain barrier (BBB), namely human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMECs), pericytes, and astrocytes. Experimental Approach : Cultures were subjected to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) protocol to model ischemic stroke and cell [...]

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