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Research: Marijuana users are more difficult to anaesthetise

there is evidence to suggest that people who regularly consume marijuana, is significantly harder to stun and smertestille during operations.

It shows a study, which has just been published in the Annals of the American Osteopathic Association in the UNITED states.

- Although marijuana has been legalized in many states for medical use, so marijuana is not examined thoroughly, says the lead author of the study Mark Twardowski, who is a specialist in internal medicine in Colorado.

- We therefore know not how marijuana affects the effect of other forms of medicine, which patients use, says the doctor.


The new study has concentrated on kikkertundersøgelser in the esophagus, stomach and intestines. Here they have patients who regularly use marijuana, had to have more than twice the dose of, for example, the anesthetic agent propofol.

Marijuana users have also had the need for significantly larger amounts of painkillers than normal, the study shows.

Our studies show that marijuana affects the types of medications that we typically use to stun with under simple kikkertundersøgelser, explains Mark Twardowski to NBC News.

the Doctor calls on the regular users of marijuana to tell their doctor about the consumption before the surgical intervention.

- the Information may be of importance for how we plan a stunning, says the doctor.

It is well known that substances that can affect the brain can also influence the effect of other substances, which have an impact on the brain function.

Mark Twardowski is concerned, if the 'marijuana patients' get so large amounts of sedative-funds, in the worst case can give åndedrætsstop - before the doctors have been able to control the patient's pain.

There is so far only talk about a small study of 25 marijuana users.

But Ajay Wasan, who is a professor in anesthesia and psychiatry, is not surprised by the result.

Studies such as these can help to detect the health problems, marijuana users can get, " says the professor.

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