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Review: marijuana and health

3 out of 5 stars Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use. Volkow ND et al. N Engl J Med 2014 Jun 5;370:2219-2227. No abstract available This review article by Dr. Nora Volkow and her colleagues at the National Institute on Drug Abuse is in most respects a rather fair and balanced look at the potential adverse effects… Read More »

Must-read: the approval of Zohydro, and more tox on the web

Must-read of the week: Stephen S. Hall’s article “How Much Does It Hurt?” in the current edition of  New York magazine gives the best explanation I’ve seen of how the Food and Drug Administration ended up approving the extended-release hydrocodone product ZohydroER, even though their scientific advisory committee recommended against approval by a vote of 11-2.… Read More »

No, Craigslist is not a research tool

“wax” or “dab” 2 out of 5 stars A new method of cannabis ingestion: The dangers of dabs? Loflin M, Earleywine M. Addict Behav 2014 May 28:39:1430-1433. Abstract As TPR has reported before, “dab” (also called “butane hash oil” or “wax”) is a highly concentrated formulation of tehtrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a process using butane as a solvent.… Read More »

An unusual complication of injecting paraffin oil to enhance body sculpting

3 out of 5 stars Severe hypercalcaemia, nephrocalcinosis, and multiple paraffinomas caused by paraffin oil injections in a young bodybuilder. Gyldenløve M et al. Lancet 2014 Jun14;383:2098 Reference This short case report describes a 23-year-old male bodybuilder who presented with scrotal pain. The patient also admitted to shortness of breath and chest tightness. Workup for infection and… Read More »

Interventie neuro-radiologie

Interventie neuro-radiologie. Wie van jullie heeft de beschikking over een perfusie CT? En wat zijn je ervaringen?