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Marijuana Use Associations with Pulmonary Symptoms and Function in Tobacco Smokers Enrolled in the Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS).

By | Lung Diseases, Respiratory Tract Diseases

Authors: Madeline A. Morris, Sean R. Jacobson, Gregory L. Kinney, Donald P. Tashkin, et al
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation, 24 January 2018

Background: Marijuana is often smoked via a filterless cigarette and contains similar chemical makeup as smoked tobacco. There are few publications describing usage patterns and respiratory risks in older adults or in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Me…

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Marijuana use and its effects in pregnancy.

By | Asthma, Pregnancy, Reproduction, Respiratory Tract Diseases

Authors: Kristin C. Chabarria, Diana A. Racusin, Kathleen M. Antony, Maike Kahr, et al
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, October 2016

BACKGROUND: It is generally assumed that marijuana is one of the more widely used controlled substances during pregnancy. However, there remains a general paucity of population-based data regarding its use and subsequent perinatal morbidity. We hypothesized that direct patient…

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Effects of marijuana smoking on the lung.

By | Lung Diseases, Respiratory Tract Diseases

Authors: Donald P. Tashkin
Annals of the American Thoracic Society, June 2013

Regular smoking of marijuana by itself causes visible and microscopic injury to the large airways that is consistently associated with an increased likelihood of symptoms of chronic bronchitis that subside after cessation of use. On the other hand, habitual use of marijuana al…

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Effects of marijuana smoking on pulmonary function and respiratory complications: a systematic review.

By | Respiratory Tract Diseases

Authors: Jeanette M. Tetrault, Kristina Crothers, Brent A. Moore, Reena Mehra, et al
Archives of Internal Medicine, 12 February 2007

BACKGROUND: The relationship between marijuana smoking and pulmonary function or respiratory complications is poorly understood; therefore, we conducted a systematic review of the impact of marijuana smoking on pulmonary function and respiratory complications. METHODS: Studies…

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