Pearls for Clinical Practice
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How to use cannabis with real patients, not just theoretically, it’s pitfalls and challenges, as well as rewards, is a vastly under-covered topic. Now that some form of medical cannabis is approved in almost all US states, healthcare providers and patients Need to Know how to achieve maximum benefits by best use of this versatile herbal medicine.
Medicinal Cannabis: Pearls for Clinical Practice introduces the scientific background of cannabis information on how cannabis acts medicinally, its components, delivery mechanisms, and how cannabis affects a specific condition.
- Provides instruction for health professionals wanting to understand the clinical practice of cannabis medicine.
- Reviews the chemistry, physiology, and mechanisms of action of cannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and cannabis with a focus on clinical relevance.
- Presents information on practice management of specific patient populations, including pediatric, youth, adult, elderly and pets.
- Features over 150 case reports with learning “pearls” from the author’s clinical practice for 35 medical conditions.
- Discusses specifics of dosing and delivery of cannabis in detail with strategies to promote the benefit/risk ratio.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction and Scientific Background
1. The Evolution of Cannabis in Medical Practice
2. Cannabis as a Botanical Medicine
3. The Endocannabinoid System
4. Cannabinoid Chemistry and Physiology
5. Cannabis Secondary Metabolites
Part II. Patient Practice Management
6. Adverse Effects, Risks
1. Pulmonary Risks
2. Cardiovascular Risks
3. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risks
4. Driving Risks
5. Cognitive Function Risks
6. Psychosis Risks
7. Cannabis Use Disorders
8. Drug Interactions
7. Delivery and Dosage of Cannabis Medicine
8. Adult Cannabis Practice
9. Pediatric Cannabis Practice
10. Youth Cannabis Practice
11. Elderly Cannabis Practice
12. Pet Cannabis Practice
Part III. Clinical Case Examples for Medical Conditions
13. Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia
14. Anorexia, Low Appetite
16. Arthritis (Immune-mediated)
17. Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
18. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
19. Autism Spectrum Disorder
20. Autoimmune Disorders
21. Back Pain, Neck Pain
22. Brain Trauma
24. Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension
25. Chronic Pain
26. Depression, Bipolar Disorder
27. Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
28. Gastrointestinal Disorders (Upper)
29. Glaucoma, Corneal Edema
30. Harm Reduction
31. Headache, Migraine
32. Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
34. Intestinal Disorders
35. Movement Disorders
36. Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
37. Muscle Spasm, Spasticity
38. Nausea, Vomiting
39. Neuropathic Pain
40. Opiate Substitution
41. Osteoarthritis, Joint Pain
42. Parkinson’s Disease
43. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
44. Schizophrenia, Psychosis
45. Skin Conditions
46. Seizure Disorder, Epilepsy
47. Women’s Health
Deborah Malka MD, PhD, is a holistic physician with certification in Integrative Holistic Medicine. Prior to clinical practice, Dr. Malka completed her PhD in Human Genetics from Columbia University, and studied both natural and traditional medicine, with degrees from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine. She has specialized in cannabis medicine for the past 15 years treating over 30,000 patients.