Cannabis

Daily Cannabis Smoking as a Risk Factor for Progression of Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis C

In conclusion, we show a significant relationship between daily cannabis use and fibrosis progression in patients with ongoing CHC. We believe that patients with ongoing CHC should be strongly advised to abstain from daily cannabis use. This recommendation might be particularly beneficial in difficult-to-treat patients.… Read More »Daily Cannabis Smoking as a Risk Factor for Progression of Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis C

Mounting evidence indicates that the endocannabinoid (EC) system (ECS) plays an important role in various liver

Mounting evidence indicates that the endocannabinoid (EC) system (ECS) plays an important role in various liver diseases including viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcoholic liver disease, hepatic encephalopathy, and autoimmune hepatitis. The ECS also impacts on involved processes such as hepatic hemodynamics, nutrient… Read More »Mounting evidence indicates that the endocannabinoid (EC) system (ECS) plays an important role in various liver

Cannabis use and suicidal ideation: Test of the utility of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide

Abstract Despite a documented relationship between cannabis use and suicidality, little is known about psychological vulnerability factors that may increase suicidality among this high-risk group. The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide (IPTS; Joiner, 2005) proposes that people are vulnerable to wanting to die by suicide if… Read More »Cannabis use and suicidal ideation: Test of the utility of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide