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Vol. 38, No. 1, 1997
Issue release date: 1997
Section title: Original Paper
Eur Neurol 1997;38:44–48
(DOI:10.1159/000112901)

The Perceived Effects of Smoked Cannabis on Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Consroe P. · Musty R. · Rein J. · Tillery W. · Pertwee R.
Departments of a Pharmacology/Toxicology and b Academic Resources, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Ariz., c Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt., USA; d Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 8/19/1996
Accepted: 2/14/1997
Published online: 12/20/2007

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0014-3022 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9913 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ENE

Abstract

Fifty-three UK and 59 USA people with multiple sclerosis (MS) answered anonymously the first questionnaire on cannabis use and MS. From 97 to 30% of the subjects reported cannabis improved (in descending rank order): spasticity, chronic pain of extremities, acute paroxysmal phenomenon, tremor, emotional dysfunction, anorexia/weight loss, fatigue states, double vision, sexual dysfunction, bowel and bladder dysfunctions, vision dimness, dysfunctions of walking and balance, and memory loss. The MS subjects surveyed have specific therapeutic reasons for smoking cannabis. The survey findings will aid in the design of a clinical trial of cannabis or cannabinoid administration to MS patients or to other patients with similar signs or symptoms.


  

Author Contacts

Professor Paul Consroe, Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, PO Box 210207, Tucson, AZ 85721-0207 (USA), Tel. (520) 6262884, Fax (520) 6262466, E-Mail consroe@pharmacy.arizona.edu

  

Article Information

Received: August 19, 1996
Accepted: February 14, 1997
Published online: December 20, 2007
Number of Print Pages : 5

  

Publication Details

European Neurology

Vol. 38, No. 1, Year 1997 (Cover Date: 1997)

Journal Editor: Bogousslavsky, J. (Montreux)
ISSN: 0014–3022 (print), 1421–9913 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ENE


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 8/19/1996
Accepted: 2/14/1997
Published online: 12/20/2007

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0014-3022 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9913 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ENE


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