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 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 »
“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 »
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. Wie van jullie heeft de beschikking over een perfusie CT? En wat zijn je ervaringen?