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|Title||Clinical improvement and reduction of immunosuppressive drug therapy in cannabis treated patients with crohn's disease.|
|Author(s)||Hergenrather JY, Mikuriya TH, Bearman D.|
|Journal, Volume, Issue||IACM 3rd Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine, 9-10 September 2005, Leiden, International Association for Cannabis as Medicine.|
|Major outcome(s)||The majority of patients found a substantial improvement of their symptoms|
California physicians involved in the practice of cannabis consultations regularly encounter patients with autoimmune and idiopathic inflammatory conditions. Patients with Crohn's disease occupy a proportionate number of these cases. The Crohn's patients encountered by these physicians have been treated with a variety of conventional pharmacological therapies including steroids, other immunomodulators and a number of biologic therapies, including anti tumor necrosis factor. Some have already had severe anorectal complications such as obstruction, fistula and abscess formation resulting in surgical intervention. The authors interviewed and examined patients seeking a physician statement of recommendation as required by California law. The vast majority of these cases are non-naïve cannabis patients, i.e. they have found that the use of cannabis is associated with clinical improvement prior to seeking physician approval.
|Participants||20 patients with Crohn's disease|
|Type of publication||Meeting abstract|
|Address of author(s)||Society of Cannabis Clinicians / California Cannabis Research Medical Group PO Box 9143 Berkeley, CA 94709 USA|