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Association between cannabis use and complications related to ulcerative colitis in hospitalized patients: A propensity matched retrospective cohort study.

By | Colitis, Digestive System Diseases

Authors: Chimezie Mbachi, Bashar Attar, Olamide Oyenubi, Wang Yuchen, Aisien Efesomwan, et al
Medicine, August 2019

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory process that is occasionally associated with complications that cause significant morbidity and mortality. Studies in experimental animal models have demonstrated a beneficial effect of cannabis on intestinal inflammation. It i…

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Cannabis use amongst patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

By | Colitis, Crohn Disease, Digestive System Diseases

Authors: Simon Lal, Neeraj Prasad, Manijeh Ryan, Sabrena Tangri, Mark Silverberg, et al
European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, October 2011

BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence suggests the endogenous cannabinoid system may protect against colonic inflammation, leading to the possibility that activation of this system may have a therapeutic role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Medicinal use of cannabis for chron…

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Cannabidiol, a safe and non-psychotropic ingredient of the marijuana plant Cannabis sativa, is protective in a murine model of colitis.

By | Colitis, Digestive System Diseases

Authors: Francesca Borrelli, Gabriella Aviello, Barbara Romano, Pierangelo Orlando, et al
Journal of Molecular Medicine, November 2009

Inflammatory bowel disease affects millions of individuals; nevertheless, pharmacological treatment is disappointingly unsatisfactory. Cannabidiol, a safe and non-psychotropic ingredient of marijuana, exerts pharmacological effects (e.g., antioxidant) and mechanisms (e.g., inh…

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