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Is There an Effect of Cannabis Consumption on Acute Pancreatitis?

A marked increase in the risk of acute pancreatitis is associated with the use of cannabis.

This study investigated the cannabis-acute pancreatitis connection hypothesis. Researchers conducted a toxicology analysis on the urine samples of 460 patients admitted for acute pancreatitis to ascertain their exposure to cannabis. 

The research team identified the use of cannabis as a factor responsible for a significant proportion of the cases of acute pancreatitis studied. The results of this study show that cannabis consumption may fuel the development of acute pancreatitis.

Research Summary Information

  • 2018
  • C Roberto Simons-Linares, Jodie A Barkin, Yuchen Wang, Palashkumar Jaiswal, William Trick, Michael J Bartel, Jamie S Barkin
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA. robertosimons@outlook.com. Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA. John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, USA. Section of Gastroenterology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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