Effect of Marijuana Use on Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury

@article{Nguyen2014EffectOM,
  title={Effect of Marijuana Use on Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury},
  author={Brian M. Nguyen and Dennis Y Kim and Scott D Bricker and Frederic S. Bongard and Angela L. Neville and Brant A Putnam and Jennifer A. Smith and David S Plurad},
  journal={The American Surgeon},
  year={2014},
  volume={80},
  pages={979 - 983}
}
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Several studies have demonstrated neuroprotective effects of cannabinoids. The objective of this study was to establish a relationship between the presence of a positive toxicology screen for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and mortality after TBI. A 3-year retrospective review of registry data at a Level I center of patients sustaining TBI having a toxicology screen was performed. Pediatric patients (younger than… Expand
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