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ICU Management

Cannabis Abuse, Dependence Doubles Risk of Heart Attack Post-Surgery

2019 06 Dec

Patients with active cannabis dependence and abuse were nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to a study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto. The study, published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists... Read more

ICU Management

Perioperative Management of Chronic Cannabis Users

2019 26 Jun

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used recreational drug today. Cannabis can have systemic reactions that could potentially affect perioperative outcomes.  In this review, the authors outline the most important pharmacological aspects and pathophysiological effects that need to be considered during the perioperative management of chronic... Read more