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Benefit of Tetrahydrocannabinol versus Cannabidiol for Common Palliative Care Symptoms.

By | Palliative Care

Authors: David J. Casarett, Jessica N. Beliveau, and Michelle S. Arbus
Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 August 2019

Objectives: To determine the relative contributions of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) to patients’ self-ratings of efficacy for common palliative care symptoms. Design: This is an electronic record-based retrospective cohort study. Model development used logi…

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Opportunities for cannabis in supportive care in cancer.

By | Cancer, Medical Cannabis, Palliative Care

Authors: Amber S. Kleckner, Ian R. Kleckner, Charles S. Kamen, Mohamedtaki A. Tejani, et al
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology, 1 August 2019

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 symp…

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A hunger for hunger: a review of palliative therapies for cancer-associated anorexia.

By | Anorexia, Behavioral Health, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Palliative Care

Authors: Daniel S. Childs, Aminah Jatoi
Annals of Palliative Medicine, January 2019

Cancer-associated anorexia, or loss of appetite, is prevalent, distressing to patients and their families, and associated with poorer outcomes in patients with advanced cancer. A well-defined therapeutic strategy remains to be defined. We present here a review of appetite loss…

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The medical necessity for medicinal cannabis: prospective, observational study evaluating the treatment in cancer patients on supportive or palliative care.

By | Cancer, Palliative Care

Authors: Gil Bar-Sela, Marina Vorobeichik, Saher Drawsheh, Anat Omer, Victoria Goldberg, Ella Muller
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013

BACKGROUND: Cancer patients using cannabis report better influence from the plant extract than from synthetic products. However, almost all the research conducted to date has been performed with synthetic products. We followed patients with a medicinal cannabis license to eval…

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Cannabis use in palliative care – an examination of the evidence and the implications for nurses.

By | Nervous System Diseases, Palliative Care

Authors: Anita J Green, Kay De‐Vries
Journal of Clinical Nursing, September 2010

AIM AND OBJECTIVE: Examine the pharmaceutical qualities of cannabis including a historical overview of cannabis use. Discuss the use of cannabis as a clinical intervention for people experiencing palliative care, including those with life-threatening chronic illness such as mu…

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