The Preclinical and Clinical Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids on Cardiovascular Health

The Preclinical and Clinical Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids on Cardiovascular Health
Author: Rodney A. Samaan,Christopher Samaan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2021-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780128174326
ISBN 13: 0128174323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Preclinical and Clinical Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids on Cardiovascular Health Book Review:

The Preclinical and Clinical Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids on Cardiovascular Health is a comprehensive investigation into the cardiovascular health effects of marijuana use. As the prevalence of cannabis use increases both recreationally and clinically, a shroud of misinformation exists in academia, the public, and clinical realms. Further, since different studies show contradictory results it is hard to determine the exact benefits for cannabis use. This book will focus on a specific set of cardiovascular diseases plaguing the current population and the effects of cannabis will be addressed from numerous viewpoints including human physiological and clinical disease outcomes to issues in public health. By gathering this information in a way that addresses numerous viewpoints the book serves as a comprehensive reference and clinical guide Compiles the numerous contradictory reports about the effects of marijuana and cardiovascular disease for ease in comparison Examines the mechanisms that have shown how marijuana use might contribute to the development of chronic cardiovascular conditions and/or acutely trigger cardiovascular events Includes coverage of the drug's role in pharmacotherapy

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN 10: 0309453070
ISBN 13: 9780309453073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids Book Review:

Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of cannabis) for medical conditions or retail sales at the state level and 4 states have legalized both the medical and recreational use of cannabis. These landmark changes in policy have impacted cannabis use patterns and perceived levels of risk. However, despite this changing landscape, evidence regarding the short- and long-term health effects of cannabis use remains elusive. While a myriad of studies have examined cannabis use in all its various forms, often these research conclusions are not appropriately synthesized, translated for, or communicated to policy makers, health care providers, state health officials, or other stakeholders who have been charged with influencing and enacting policies, procedures, and laws related to cannabis use. Unlike other controlled substances such as alcohol or tobacco, no accepted standards for safe use or appropriate dose are available to help guide individuals as they make choices regarding the issues of if, when, where, and how to use cannabis safely and, in regard to therapeutic uses, effectively. Shifting public sentiment, conflicting and impeded scientific research, and legislative battles have fueled the debate about what, if any, harms or benefits can be attributed to the use of cannabis or its derivatives, and this lack of aggregated knowledge has broad public health implications. The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids provides a comprehensive review of scientific evidence related to the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis. This report provides a research agendaâ€"outlining gaps in current knowledge and opportunities for providing additional insight into these issuesâ€"that summarizes and prioritizes pressing research needs.

Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis

Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis
Author: British Medical Association
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-08-12
ISBN 10: 1000159655
ISBN 13: 9781000159653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis Book Review:

At the last Annual Representative Meeting of the British Medical Association a motion was passed that `certain additional cannabinoids should be legalized for wider medicinal use.'' This report supports this landmark statement by reviewing the scientific evidence for the therapeutic use of cannabinoids and sets the agenda for change. It will be welcomed by those who believe that cannabinoids can be used in medical treatment. The report discusses in a clear and readable form the use and adverse effects of the drug for nausea, multiple sclerosis, pain, epilepsy, glaucoma, and asthma.

Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Cannabis and Cannabinoids
Author: Ethan B Russo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN 10: 1136614931
ISBN 13: 9781136614934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabis and Cannabinoids Book Review:

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.

Handbook of Cannabis

Handbook of Cannabis
Author: Roger G. Pertwee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 747
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199662681
ISBN 13: 9780199662685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cannabis Book Review:

In addition it also examines the complex morphology, cultivation, harvesting, and processing of cannabis and the ways in which the plant's chemical composition can be controlled. As well as offering a raft of scientific information there is extensive coverage of cannabinoid-based medicines. Helping readers to identify and evaluate their benefits, chapters explore pharmacological actions and the effects that seem to underlie approved therapeutic uses, how they are currently used to treat certain disorders, and the ever-growing number of wide-ranging potential clinical applications. There is also coverage of both the legal and illegal sources of cannabis, including 'coffee shops' and 'cannabis dispensaries'. The complex issue of 'recreational cannabis' is also tackled.

Marijuana and Medicine

Marijuana and Medicine
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1999-07-10
ISBN 10: 0309071550
ISBN 13: 9780309071550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marijuana and Medicine Book Review:

The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be considered in the debate. This book summarizes what we know about marijuana from evidence-based medicine--the harm it may do and the relief it may bring to patients. The book helps the reader understand not only what science has to say about medical marijuana but also the logic behind the scientific conclusions. Marijuana and Medicine addresses the science base and the therapeutic effects of marijuana use for medical conditions such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis. It covers marijuana's mechanism of action, acute and chronic effects on health and behavior, potential adverse effects, efficacy of different delivery systems, analysis of the data about marijuana as a gateway drug, and the prospects for developing cannabinoid drugs. The book evaluates how well marijuana meets accepted standards for medicine and considers the conclusions of other blue-ribbon panels. Full of useful facts, this volume will be important to anyone interested in informed debate about the medical use of marijuana: advocates and opponents as well as policymakers, regulators, and health care providers.

Handbook of Cannabis for Clinicians Principles and Practice

Handbook of Cannabis for Clinicians  Principles and Practice
Author: Dustin Sulak DO
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 0393714195
ISBN 13: 9780393714197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cannabis for Clinicians Principles and Practice Book Review:

The first foundational text on the clinical use of cannabis and cannabinoid therapies. Despite thousands of years of medical use and an impressive record of safety, versatility, and efficacy, Cannabis sativa has existed outside the modern pharmacopeia since the 1940s. Primarily driven by popular demand, this botanical has returned to health care, but most clinicians lack the knowledge essential for identifying candidates for treatment, guiding patients, maximizing benefit, and minimizing harm. Dustin Sulak provides health care professionals—including physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, and nurses—with an accessible and evidence-based reference that empowers them to intelligently discuss cannabis with their patients and implement cannabis and cannabinoid therapies with confidence. Based on over a decade of clinical experience and an extensive review of the literature, this detailed and scientifically accurate guide includes the history of cannabis in medicine, the foundations of endocannabinoid physiology, the pharmacological effects of cannabis’ myriad active constituents, the clinical utility of its various preparations, and specific strategies and cautions for treating the most common conditions presenting to a cannabis clinician. This guide is an essential resource for practitioners of any specialty field or experience level who wish to improve their patients’ outcomes, harness the healing potential of the endocannabinoid system, and wield a powerful solution to many of healthcare’s challenges.

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN 10: 0309453046
ISBN 13: 9780309453042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids Book Review:

Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of cannabis) for medical conditions or retail sales at the state level and 4 states have legalized both the medical and recreational use of cannabis. These landmark changes in policy have impacted cannabis use patterns and perceived levels of risk. However, despite this changing landscape, evidence regarding the short- and long-term health effects of cannabis use remains elusive. While a myriad of studies have examined cannabis use in all its various forms, often these research conclusions are not appropriately synthesized, translated for, or communicated to policy makers, health care providers, state health officials, or other stakeholders who have been charged with influencing and enacting policies, procedures, and laws related to cannabis use. Unlike other controlled substances such as alcohol or tobacco, no accepted standards for safe use or appropriate dose are available to help guide individuals as they make choices regarding the issues of if, when, where, and how to use cannabis safely and, in regard to therapeutic uses, effectively. Shifting public sentiment, conflicting and impeded scientific research, and legislative battles have fueled the debate about what, if any, harms or benefits can be attributed to the use of cannabis or its derivatives, and this lack of aggregated knowledge has broad public health implications. The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids provides a comprehensive review of scientific evidence related to the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis. This report provides a research agendaâ€"outlining gaps in current knowledge and opportunities for providing additional insight into these issuesâ€"that summarizes and prioritizes pressing research needs.

Cannabinoids and Pain

Cannabinoids and Pain
Author: Samer N. Narouze
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2021-07-01
ISBN 10: 3030691861
ISBN 13: 9783030691868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabinoids and Pain Book Review:

This book presents a well-balanced view of the potential medical use of cannabinoids in pain. It comprehensively covers the current challenges with medical cannabis utilization and provides recommendations for research and future directions. Organized into nine sections, the book begins with an introduction to medical cannabis, including its history, regulations, and the general attitudes of pain physicians on cannabis. Section two explores the biological effects of marijuana via the endocannabinoid system and its complex structure of receptors and enzymes. Sections three, four, and five then delve further into pharmacology and the mechanisms of action applicable to cannabinoids in managing pain. Timely and socially conscious, section six examines the benefits of substituting opioids with cannabinoids for preoperative management. Echoing the book's well-rounded content, sections seven and eight consider the challenges with medical cannabis, including safety and quality control, brain development risks, vaping hazards, and withdrawal. The book then closes with a look at the future of cannabis in medical research. Thoroughly and equitably composed, Cannabinoids and Pain is an invaluable resource for primary care physicians, pain and palliative care physicians, and oncologists.

Cannabis in Medical Practice

Cannabis in Medical Practice
Author: Mary Lynn Mathre, R.N.
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 0786483903
ISBN 13: 9780786483907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabis in Medical Practice Book Review:

Because marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, the therapeutic benefits of cannabis are no longer mentioned in the formal education of health care professionals. Doctors who do learn of the drug’s therapeutic value are often intimidated by its illegal status. Thus millions of patients afflicted with such illnesses as glaucoma, AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders and chronic pain are denied access to information about the drug’s benefits and, in many cases, suffer needlessly. Straightforward and nonpoliticized information on the therapeutic uses of cannabis is provided here by medical, legal and scientific professionals. Legal issues, a worldwide history of therapeutic cannabis and a discussion of its pharmacology are covered. Specific medical uses are then examined, including its application for sufferers of cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, and seizure disorders, and its potential use in psychiatry. Dosages and administration of cannabis are explored, along with considerations on the use of the drug during pregnancy and the risks of addiction and dependency.

Veterans and Agent Orange

Veterans and Agent Orange
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Tenth Biennial Update)
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 1114
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 0309380669
ISBN 13: 9780309380669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Veterans and Agent Orange Book Review:

From 1962 to 1971, the US military sprayed herbicides over Vietnam to strip the thick jungle canopy that could conceal opposition forces, to destroy crops that those forces might depend on, and to clear tall grasses and bushes from the perimeters of US base camps and outlying fire-support bases. Mixtures of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), picloram, and cacodylic acid made up the bulk of the herbicides sprayed. The main chemical mixture sprayed was Agent Orange, a 50:50 mixture of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. At the time of the spraying, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), the most toxic form of dioxin, was an unintended contaminant generated during the production of 2,4,5-T and so was present in Agent Orange and some other formulations sprayed in Vietnam. Because of complaints from returning Vietnam veterans about their own health and that of their children combined with emerging toxicologic evidence of adverse effects of phenoxy herbicides and TCDD, the National Academy of Sciences was asked to perform a comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange, other herbicides used in Vietnam, and the various components of those herbicides, including TCDD. Updated evaluations were conducted every two years to review newly available literature and draw conclusions from the overall evidence. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2014 is a cumulative report of the series thus far.

Principles of Addiction Medicine

Principles of Addiction Medicine
Author: Richard K. Ries,Shannon C. Miller,David A. Fiellin
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 1570
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780781774772
ISBN 13: 0781774772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Addiction Medicine Book Review:

This respected text from the American Society of Addiction Medicine is valuable for all physicians and mental-health personnel who specialize in addiction medicine and who treat patients with addiction disorders. The chapters blend scientific principles underlying addiction with the practical essentials of clinical addiction medicine. Many of the contributors are affiliated with leading government agencies that study addiction and its science, such as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The book will appeal to a wide and interdisciplinary range of professionals, especially those with interest or duties relating to addiction-related disorders, and in particular physicians seeking certification status via either the American Board of Addiction Medicine or the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text.

Clinical Applications for Cannabis Cannabinoids

Clinical Applications for Cannabis   Cannabinoids
Author: Paul Armentano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2021-11
ISBN 10: 9781737990208
ISBN 13: 1737990202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cannabis Healing

Cannabis Healing
Author: Franjo Grotenhermen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1620558327
ISBN 13: 9781620558324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabis Healing Book Review:

Everything you need to know to use cannabinoids safely and effectively for better health and healing of a wide range of conditions • Explains the biochemistry of cannabinoids and shows how they interact with the human body • Offers a complete discussion of safe use, possible side effects, contraindications, and precautions, including during pregnancy and chemotherapy • Explores the use of CBD to treat seizures, anxiety, muscular disorders, and psychotic states and the use of THC to treat schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, Tourette’s, Parkinson’s, depression, COPD, and chronic pain, among many other physical, neurological, and emotional conditions In this authoritative yet practical guide to the healing properties of cannabis and cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, Franjo Grotenhermen, M.D., explores how to use these substances to treat a wide range of physical and emotional conditions. Dr. Grotenhermen first examines the history of marijuana as medicine, including its important role in U.S. medical practice during the 19th century. He explains the biochemistry of cannabinoids and shows how they interact with the human body, including a look at cannabinoid receptors and how cannabinoids occur naturally in the body. The author then draws on his years of experience legally treating patients in Germany as well as numerous research studies and tests to provide an in-depth guide to the many healing applications for cannabis and its derivatives. The therapeutic applications covered include the use of CBD to treat seizures, epilepsy, anxiety, several forms of cancer, muscular disorders, and psychotic states and the use of THC to treat schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, Tourette’s, Parkinson’s, impotence, depression, lupus, COPD, and chronic pain, among many other physical, neurological, and emotional conditions. The author examines the various cannabis-derived medications available, such as Cannabinol, Dronabinol, and Marinol, and the main methods of administering cannabis. He offers a complete discussion of safe use, possible side effects, contraindications, and precautions (including during pregnancy and chemotherapy), alongside research data that confirms cannabis as one of the least toxic substances in existence. Written by a practicing physician, this guide provides everything you need to know to use cannabinoids safely and effectively for health and healing.

Cannabinoids in Health and Disease

Cannabinoids in Health and Disease
Author: Rosaria Meccariello,Rosanna Chianese
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-06-15
ISBN 10: 9535124293
ISBN 13: 9789535124290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabinoids in Health and Disease Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge of cannabinoid activity in human physiology and points out the importance of endocannabinoid system for the maintenance of human health and treatment of diseases. Each chapter has been organized with the aim to cover basic concepts in the modulation of endocannabinoid system in both physiological and pathological conditions, thanks to the integration of data from experimental animal models and clinical observations. A special focus has been put on the medical use of cannabinoids and on the targeting of endocannabinoid system as new therapeutic strategy for the prevention and treatment of human diseases. Taken together, this book targets a wide audience of basic and clinical scientists, teachers and students interested in gaining a better understanding in the field of cannabinoids.

Marijuana and the Cannabinoids

Marijuana and the Cannabinoids
Author: Mahmoud A. ElSohly
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2007-11-15
ISBN 10: 1592599478
ISBN 13: 9781592599479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marijuana and the Cannabinoids Book Review:

Although primarily used today as one of the most prevalent illicit leisure drugs, the use of Cannabis sativa L., commonly referred to as marijuana, for medicinal purposes has been reported for more than 5000 years. Marijuana use has been shown to create numerous health problems, and, consequently, the expanding use beyond medical purposes into recreational use (abuse) resulted in control of the drug through international treaties. Much research has been carried out over the past few decades following the identification of the chemical structure of THC in 1964. The purpose of Marijuana and the Cannabinoids is to present in a single volume the comprehensive knowledge and experience of renowned researchers and scientists. Each chapter is written independently by an expert in his/her field of endeavor, ranging from the botany, the constituents, the chemistry and pharmacokinetics, the effects and consequences of illicit use on the human body, to the therapeutic potential of the cannabinoids.

Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies

Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies
Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1170
Release: 2016-12-31
ISBN 10: 012800827X
ISBN 13: 9780128008270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies Book Review:

Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies: Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment is the first book to take an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of cannabis use and misuse. Recent worldwide trends toward decriminalizing marijuana for medical use have increased legal use of the drug and recreational use remains high, making cannabis one of the most commonly used drugs. Cannabis has a wide range of adverse neurological effects, and use and abuse can lead to physical, social, and psychopathological issues that are multifarious and complex. Effective understanding and treatment requires knowledge of the drug’s effects from across scientific disciplines. This book provides an overview of the biological and pharmacological components of the cannabis plant, outlines its neurological, social, and psychopathological effects, assists in the diagnosis and screening for use and dependency, and aids researchers in developing effective treatments for cannabis-related issues and disorders. Fully illustrated, with contributions from internationally recognized experts, it is the go-to resource for neuroscientists, pharmacologists, pathologists, public-health workers, and any other researcher who needs an in-depth and cross-disciplinary understanding of cannabis and its effects. Comprehensive chapters include an abstract, key facts, mini dictionary of terms, and summary points Presents illustrations with at least six figures, tables, and diagrams per chapter Provides a one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with cannabis and its related pathology, from chemicals and cells, individuals and communities, and diagnosis and treatment Offers an integrated and informed synopsis of the complex issues surrounding cannabis as a substance, its use, and its misuse

Cannabis and Cannabinoid based Medicines in Cancer Care

Cannabis and Cannabinoid based Medicines in Cancer Care
Author: Claude Cyr,Mellar P. Davis,Danial Schecter,Paul Daeninck
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030899187
ISBN 13: 9783030899189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabis and Cannabinoid based Medicines in Cancer Care Book Review:

The use of cannabinoid-based medicines (CBM), and cannabis in particular, has risen steadily among cancer and palliative care patients over the last few years. This textbook aims to address the multiple challenges facing healthcare providers regarding the use of CBM in this vulnerable patient population. It provides insight into the latest preclinical and clinical data and offers a practical approach on the use of CBM in a rapidly evolving landscape. It answers questions regarding the prescribing process and elucidates controversies regarding cannabis disease-modifying effects. The first chapters will review basic concepts of the endocannabinoid system and pharmacology of CBM, while focusing more specifically on the unique characteristics of two main cannabinoids: THC and CBD. Indicating which benefits can be expected from using either or both of these compounds, the book then addresses issues of drug-drug interactions and other challenges involved in prescribing CBM to frail patients with polypharmacy and multiple comorbidities. Comparing available products, both approved and non-approved by the FDA, the book discusses regional challenges for accessing reliably tested and labelled products in the context of standardization efforts. After carefully determining objectives and addressing patient expectations, further chapters will examine the different clinical settings in which CBM may be useful in cancer care and explore symptom management, including cancer pain, anxiety, nausea, and insomnia among others. The possible benefits of cannabis psychoactivity will also be discussed, including harm reduction strategies for patients who wish to explore these effects. Cannabis and Cannabinoid-Based Medicines in Cancer Care: A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Management serves as a comprehensive text for oncologists, palliative care specialists, general practitioners, and nurse practitioners working with cancer patients or in palliative care settings.

Molecular Considerations and Evolving Surgical Management Issues in the Treatment of Patients with a Brain Tumor

Molecular Considerations and Evolving Surgical Management Issues in the Treatment of Patients with a Brain Tumor
Author: Terry Lichtor
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2015-03-25
ISBN 10: 953512031X
ISBN 13: 9789535120315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Considerations and Evolving Surgical Management Issues in the Treatment of Patients with a Brain Tumor Book Review:

A dramatic increase in knowledge regarding the molecular biology of brain tumors has been established over the past few years. In particular, recent new avenues regarding the role of microRNAs along with further understanding of the importance of angiogenesis, immunotherapy and explanations for the resistance of the tumors to radiation therapy have been developed. A discussion of certain surgical management issues including improvements in imaging along with issues concerning tumor induced epilepsy is included. It is hopeful that this new information will lead to efficacious treatment strategies for these tumors which remain a challenge. In this book, a review of the latest information on these topics along with a variety of new therapeutic treatment strategies with an emphasis on molecular targeted therapies is provided.

Cannabinoid Modulation of Emotion Memory and Motivation

Cannabinoid Modulation of Emotion  Memory  and Motivation
Author: Patrizia Campolongo,Liana Fattore
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN 10: 1493922947
ISBN 13: 9781493922949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabinoid Modulation of Emotion Memory and Motivation Book Review:

The endocannabinoid system consists of cannabinoid receptors, their endogenous lipid ligands (endocannabinoids) and the enzymatic machinery for their synthesis and degradation. In the brain, endocannabinoids regulate ion channel activity and neurotransmitter release and thereby contribute to various aspects of brain function, including memory, reward and emotions. Their ability to modulate synaptic efficacy has a wide range of functional consequences and provides unique therapeutic possibilities. Unprecedented advances have been made in the understanding of the role of endocannabinoids in the regulation of the emotional brain over the past few years. However, a comprehensive book encompassing all these aspects is still lacking. The book will provide an overview of the role played by the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of emotional processes with particular emphasis on the modulation of memory and reward for emotionally arousing events and for the regulation of motivational aspects in cannabis use.