Étiquette : neuropathies

Cannabis in Cancer Care, D.I. Abrams and M. Guzman, 2015

Cannabis in Cancer Care D.I. Abrams and M. Guzman Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2015, 97, (6), 575-586. Doi : 10.1002/cpt.108   Cannabis has been used inmedicine for thousands of years prior to achieving its current illicit substance status. Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa,mimic the effects of the endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), activating specific cannabinoid receptors, particularly CB1 found predominantly in the central nervous system and CB2 found predominantly in cells involved with immune function. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, themain bioactive cannabinoid in the plant, has been available as a prescriptionmedication approved for treatment of cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and anorexia associated with the AIDS wasting syndrome. Cannabinoidsmay [...]

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Opportunities for cannabis in supportive care in cancer, Amber S. Kleckner et al., 2019

Opportunities for cannabis in supportive care in cancer Amber S. Kleckner , Ian R. Kleckner, Charles S. Kamen, Mohamedtaki A. Tejani, Michelle C. Janelsins, Gary R. Morrow and Luke J. Peppone Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology, 2019, Vol. 11, 1–29 Doi : 10.1177/1758835919866362   Abstract Cannabis has the potential to modulate some of the most common and debilitating symptoms of cancer and its treatments, including nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, and pain. However, the dearth of scientific evidence for the effectiveness of cannabis in treating these symptoms in patients with cancer poses a challenge to clinicians in discussing this option with their patients. A review [...]

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