Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS

Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS

Author: Ethan Russo

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789016997

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 601

Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS provides a scientific view of the benefits of marijuana in helping to increase appetite and ease the trauma of HIV/AIDS. Editor Ethan Russo has assembled a collection of first-rate information from experienced clinicians, researchers, and patients. Beginning with Dr. Richard Bayer's broad medical overview of the subject, the book continues with an insider's view of the twenty-year history of HIV/AIDS and its interface with cannabis and the medical marijuana movement. You'll also find two studies of clinical cannabis usage from different populations in California, a state-of-the-art review of immunological issues, an examination of pulmonary issues with smoked cannabis, and a look at alternative methods of delivery such as vaporization, rectal suppositories, sublingual extracts, and aerosol preparations.

Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS

Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS

Author: Ethan B Russo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136403439

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 238

View: 445

Explore the controversial subject of cannabis therapeutics for HIV/AIDS patients! Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS provides a scientific view of the benefits of marijuana in helping to increase appetite, ease the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, and improve quality of life for patients. Dr. Ethan Russo, editor of the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, has assembled a collection of first-rate information from clinicians, researchers, and patients. Based on scientific research, this book offers insights into how using cannabis has helped patients deal with the symptoms of HIV/AIDS. This informative book contains: a broad medical overview of the pertinent topics of interest with respect toAIDS and its treatment an insider’s view on the twenty-year history of the discovery of AIDS and its junction with cannabis and the medical marijuana political movement survey studies of clinical cannabis usage from different populations in California a state-of-the-art review of immunological issues in cannabis usage and pulmonary issues with smoked cannabis data on the method of cannabis vaporization information on standardized sublingual whole-cannabis extracts, rectal suppositories, and aerosol preparations

Cannabis as Therapy for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Cannabis as Therapy for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Author: Lynne M. C. Belle-Isle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0921906528

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 0

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This report studies the barriers to access to cannabis for medicinal purposes for people living with HIV/ AIDS. The Canadian AIDS Society conducted an extensive consultation of people living with HIV/AIDS from across Canada through focus groups and a widely distributed questionnaire. This policy paper outlines the barriers to access to the federal medical cannabis program, to a legal source of cannabis, and to adequate information and services. Recommendations are made to address these barriers so that people living with HIV/ AIDS can treat themselves without fear of criminal prosecution, with a safe and affordable source of cannabis, with adequate information to make informed decisions, and with the necessary support to optimize their health.

The Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics

The Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics

Author: Ethan B. Russo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136752865

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 490

View: 768

Learn the facts behind the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of controversial cannabis therapeutics The Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics: From Bench to Bedside sets aside the condemnation and hysteria of society’s view of cannabis to concentrate on the medically sound aspects of cannabis therapeutics. The world’s foremost experts provide a reasoned, thoroughly researched overview of the controversial subject of cannabis, from its history as a medicine through its latest therapeutic uses. The latest studies on the botany, history, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, clinical use for various illnesses such as AIDS, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis, and side effects of marijuana are all examined and discussed in depth. This comprehensive resource is a compendium of articles from the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics—with additional contemporary commentary. It presents startling research that explores and supports the medicinal value of cannabis use and its derivatives as a valid therapeutic resource for pain and inflammation, for several illnesses less responsive to other therapies, and even for certain veterinary uses. Cannabinoids such as nabilone, THC, levonantradol, ajulemic acid, dexanabinal, and others are extensively described, with a review of new indications for cannabinoid pharmaceuticals. The book is carefully referenced to encourage your examination of previous studies and provides tables and figures to enhance understanding of information. The Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics discusses: the uses of cannabis in Arabic, Greek, Roman, and early English medicines absorption rates pharmacokinetics pharmacodynamics separate extracts versus the use of cannabis in its entirety the therapeutic value of the endocannabinoid system cannabinoids and newborn feeding a comparison of smoking versus oral preparations clinical research data on eating cannabis therapeutic uses as appetite stimulant treatments in obstetrics and gynecology medicinal treatments used in Jamaica the use of cannabis in the treatment of multiple sclerosis the benefits versus the adverse side effects of cannabis use The Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics is a reference work certain to become crucial to physicians, psychologists, researchers, biochemists, graduate students, and interested members of the public.

Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Author: Ethan B Russo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136614941

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 478

View: 980

Study the latest research findings by international experts! This comprehensive volume presents state-of-the-art scientific research on the therapeutic uses of cannabis and its derivatives. All too often, discussions of the potential medical uses of this substance are distorted by political considerations that have no place in a medical debate. Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential features fair, equitable discussion of this emerging and controversial medical topic by the world’s foremost researchers. Cannabis and Cannabinoids examines the benefits, drawbacks, and side effects of medical marijuana as a treatment for various conditions and diseases. This book discusses the scientific basis for marijuana’s use in cases of pain, nausea, anorexia, and cachexia. It also explores its possible benefits in glaucoma, ischemia, spastic disorders, and migraine. Cannabis and Cannabinoids examines all facets of the medical use of marijuana, including: botany history biochemistry pharmacology clinical use toxicology side effects Cannabis and Cannabinoids is a reference work that will become indispensable to physicians, psychologists, researchers, biochemists, graduate students, and interested members of the public. No other book available offers this comprehensive, even-handed look at a deeply divisive subject.

Women and Cannabis

Women and Cannabis

Author: Ethan Russo

Publisher: Haworth PressInc

ISBN: UCSC:32106016575281

Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 528

Examines the therapeutic role of medical marijuana in women's medicine and its implications for fertility and maternal/child health.

Hope & Healing, the Case for Cannabis

Hope & Healing, the Case for Cannabis

Author: Joseph Rosado

Publisher: Coastal Press

ISBN: 194687535X

Category:

Page: 216

View: 977

"Insightful and thought-provoking." -DIANE D. RODRIGUEZ"I hope many people will be reached with the knowledge Dr. Rosado is sharing."-JUAN CAMILO JARAMILLO"Hats off to Dr. Rosado and for the work he's doing."-DAVID SACKS, PH.D."I've researched and written about this topic several times before and never have I seen this explained so well!"-CHRISTINA DEBUSKIn Hope & Healing, The Case for Cannabis, pioneer in the Florida medical cannabis movement Dr. Joseph Rosado lays out the surprising history of the plant, the reasons for the controversy that surrounds it to this day, the challenges physicians still face when recommending all-natural solutions in the face of Big Medicine, and the benefits he and his thousands of patients have enjoyed from its proper use. Filled with case studies, personal experiences, and often surprising quotes, Hope & Healing reaches us with as much science as personal charm, and underneath it all is a very real sense of hope for "all who wish to heal." If you've ever wondered if cannabis might hold some solution for your health or the health of a loved one, or perhaps your medical practice, this book is for you. With a foreword by legendary Professor Lumír Ond¿ej Hanu¿ and quotes by a surprising array of leaders who support its use, Hope & Healing is the book that could change your path to health and happiness, especially if you've ever wondered if there was a better approach than surgery or powerful and expensive prescription drugs laden with side effects. Major ailments are discussed along with actual case studies in the application of medical cannabis to them.Read the book that is changing minds in surprising places. Buy, read, and share Hope & Healing today!

Effects of Cannabis Exposure on Neuroinflammation, Neurocognition, and Everyday Function in HIV and Aging

Effects of Cannabis Exposure on Neuroinflammation, Neurocognition, and Everyday Function in HIV and Aging

Author: Caitlin Wei-Ming Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1344522359

Category:

Page: 0

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HIV and aging have adverse effects on the central nervous system (CNS), including chronic inflammation, and confer risk for neurocognitive impairment (NCI) and functional decline. Cannabis may exert beneficial effects on the CNS in people with HIV (PWH) due to its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. Yet to date, there is scant literature examining the role of cannabis and cannabinoids in this population. This staple dissertation aimed to elucidate the relationships among cannabis exposure, central and peripheral inflammation, and neurocognitive and functional impairment in PWH. Study 1 (N = 952; Watson et al., 2020). PWH with past-year cannabis use and past cannabis use disorder had lower rates of NCI (OR = 0.53, p = 0.009) and better performance in learning (b = 2.70, p = 0.02) and verbal fluency (b = 2.86, p = 0.02) compared to non-cannabis-using PWH. Cannabis use was unrelated to NCI among people without HIV. Study 2 (N = 234; Watson et al., 2021). Lower levels of pro-inflammatory biomarkers CCL2/MCP-1 and CLCX10/IP-10 in cerebrospinal fluid were observed among daily cannabis-using PWH with [delta]9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) positive urine toxicology compared to non-cannabis-using PWH (p = 0.02; p = 0.04). Plasma biomarkers showed no differences by cannabis use. Lower levels of CCL2/MCP-1 and CLCX10/IP-10 were associated with better learning (b = -6.3, p = 0.02; b = -2.3, p = 0.04). Study 3 (N = 297; Watson et al., in preparation). In a longitudinal cohort of older adults with HIV, occasional cannabis use (≤ weekly) was associated with better overall global neurocognition (b = 0.50, p = 0.03), while THC+ urine toxicology showed negative short-term effects on memory (b = -0.27, p = 0.03). Rates of neurocognitive decline and functional declines did not differ by cannabis use. Collectively, these studies extend pre-clinical cannabinoid findings identifying beneficial cannabis effects on neuroinflammation and neurocognition in the context of HIV and THC-specific short-term detrimental impacts in older adults. Results highlight the complex influence of cannabis on CNS function, which varies by dose/frequency, cannabinoid content, and pro-inflammatory disease context, and can inform future development of cannabinoid-based therapeutics to treat neuroinflammation and improve downstream outcomes in HIV and aging.

Marijuana As Medicine?

Marijuana As Medicine?

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309065313

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 142

Some people suffer from chronic, debilitating disorders for which no conventional treatment brings relief. Can marijuana ease their symptoms? Would it be breaking the law to turn to marijuana as a medication? There are few sources of objective, scientifically sound advice for people in this situation. Most books about marijuana and medicine attempt to promote the views of advocates or opponents. To fill the gap between these extremes, authors Alison Mack and Janet Joy have extracted critical findings from a recent Institute of Medicine study on this important issue, interpreting them for a general audience. Marijuana As Medicine? provides patientsâ€"as well as the people who care for themâ€"with a foundation for making decisions about their own health care. This empowering volume examines several key points, including: Whether marijuana can relieve a variety of symptoms, including pain, muscle spasticity, nausea, and appetite loss. The dangers of smoking marijuana, as well as the effects of its active chemical components on the immune system and on psychological health. The potential use of marijuana-based medications on symptoms of AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and several other specific disorders, in comparison with existing treatments. Marijuana As Medicine? introduces readers to the active compounds in marijuana. These include the principal ingredient in Marinol, a legal medication. The authors also discuss the prospects for developing other drugs derived from marijuana's active ingredients. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of the science behind the medical marijuana debate, Mack and Joy also answer common questions about the legal status of marijuana, explaining the conflict between state and federal law regarding its medical use. Intended primarily as an aid to patients and caregivers, this book objectively presents critical information so that it can be used to make responsible health care decisions. Marijuana As Medicine? will also be a valuable resource for policymakers, health care providers, patient counselors, medical faculty and studentsâ€"in short, anyone who wants to learn more about this important issue.