Medical Cannabis in Parkinson Disease: Real-Life Patients' Experience

  title={Medical Cannabis in Parkinson Disease: Real-Life Patients' Experience},
  author={Y. Balash and Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider and A. Korczyn and H. Shabtai and J. Knaani and A. Rosenberg and Y. Baruch and R. Djaldetti and Nir Giladi and T. Gurevich},
  journal={Clinical Neuropharmacology},
  • Y. Balash, Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, +7 authors T. Gurevich
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Neuropharmacology
  • Background The use of medical cannabis (MC) is controversial. [...] Key Method Results Forty-seven nondemented patients with PD (40 men) participated. Their mean age was 64.2 ± 10.8 years, mean disease duration was 10.8 ± 8.3 years, median Hoehn and Yahr (H&Y) was stage III. The duration of MC use was 19.1 ± 17.0 months, and the mean daily dose was 0.9 ± 0.5 g. The delivery of MC was mainly by smoking cigarettes (38 cases, 80.9%). Effect size (r2) improvement for falls was 0.89, 0.73 for pain relief, 0.64 for…Expand Abstract
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