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Marijuana bleeding disorder

T Gupta, N Shah, V P Mathur, A Dhawan
OBJECTIVES: To assess the oral health and related practices of a group of illicit drug users in Delhi, India; to compare with that of non-drug users; and to assess the impact of illicit drug use on oral health. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. Comparison was made with non-drug users to investigate any differences in oral health between illicit drug users and general population. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Illicit drug users attending a drug dependence treatment clinic in Delhi (n=126)...
March 2012: Community Dental Health
Jason A Snyder, Nini Khozeimeh, Christine Reyes, Faisal G Qureshi
Giant congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are considered to be premalignant with the highest risk for conversion to melanoma. Solid tumors within giant CMN presenting at birth are relatively unusual, and a variety of malignancies have been reported within these masses. However, the frequency of malignancy in these tumors is unknown. We report the unusual case of a female neonate who was born with 2 large, perianal masses within a giant CMN over her trunk. We resected the larger of the 2 masses because of discomfort and bleeding...
February 2012: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
A Nanda, P Vannemreddy, B Willis, R Kelley
BACKGROUND: Cocaine and other vasoactive substances are known causes of cerebrovascular disease. Ictus during drug intake adversely affects outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review revealed 42 patients with cocaine abuse and stroke. Aneurysmal bleed occurred in 15 patients; the rest had stroke. The outcome of stroke because of cocaine intoxication was analyzed. RESULTS: Mean age for stroke was 38 (+/- 8.5 SD) years; males out-numbered females (20 : 7) similar to the pattern seen in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) following aneurysm rupture...
2006: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
S M Bhorade, W Vigneswaran, M A McCabe, E R Garrity
BACKGROUND: Currently the most important limitation in lung transplantation is donor availability. Although liberalization of donor criteria may aid in expanding the donor pool, the long-term effects of the use of "marginal" or "extended" donors remains unexplored. METHODS: In this study, we included all patients who underwent lung transplantation from January 1996 to December 1999 at Loyola University Medical Center. We categorized patients as either receiving lungs from an "ideal" donor or an "extended" donor...
December 2000: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
J A Farrow, J M Rees, B S Worthington-Roberts
The impact of alcohol and marijuana abuse on the physical health and nutritional status of adolescents has not been well documented. The health consequences of alcoholism and chemical abuse in adults may not relate to the pediatric population. Forty-nine adolescent boys (mean age 15.8 years) with varying degrees of alcohol and marijuana use by self-report were evaluated as to their general health, pubertal development and nutritional status using health and dietary history, physical examination, anthropometrics, and biochemical assays of liver function and tissue nutrients...
February 1987: Pediatrics
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