Exploring the impact of medical cannabis on health-related quality of life, this review delves into the Arkell et al. study in JAMA Network Open. With a focus on chronic pain patients, the research points to significant improvements across various health domains. Particularly, CBD-dominant cannabis products show promising results. Discover the key findings, strengths, and weaknesses of this impactful study.
Researchers conducted a systematic review of studies investigating the use of cannabinoid-based medicines (CBMs) for chronic pain management and developed clinical practice guidelines based on the evidence. The review found that CBMs may provide benefits for chronic pain reduction, especially for neuropathic pain, and help with some co-occurring conditions. However, CBMs may cause some adverse events, and the optimal use of CBMs for chronic pain and co-occurring conditions is not clear. The guidelines provide practical recommendations for clinicians on patient education, assessment, dosing, administration routes, monitoring, and discontinuation of CBMs.
Dive into the world of medical cannabis from a Swedish physician’s perspective. Dr. Orzala Pazhman shares her insights on treating chronic pain with cannabis-based medicines and discusses the future of medical cannabis in Sweden.
Explore the complex dynamics of CB1 receptor downregulation in patients on long-term medical cannabis treatment. We unravel both potential benefits and risks of this phenomenon, impacting therapeutic efficacy and side effects. Essential reading for healthcare professionals prescribing medical cannabis.
Explore the intricate role of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in pain management. This article unravels the complex network of the ECS, its regulatory function in pain modulation, the implications of endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids, and the potential of medical cannabis in managing chronic pain and other medical conditions. Learn how the ECS plays a crucial part in maintaining homeostasis, reducing inflammation, and regulating pain perception.