VIDEO: Cannabinoids in right dosage may benefit extreme sports athletes

BOULDER, Colo. - In this video from the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Pat Karns, MA, ATC, discussed the benefits of different cannabinoids for extreme sports athletes.
“Regular CBD is a strong anti-inflammatory. When taken properly – and there’s only been a few studies out there as to the dosage – and when you’re talking about a medicinal dose for a severe musculoskeletal disorder [or] disease, you’re going to have to go 2 to 3 mg per kilogram of body weight,” he said. “Generally, the daily dose for CBD that I recommend is

APA kicks off first in-person meeting since 2019

NEW ORLEANS – For the first time in 3 years, the American Psychiatric Association will host its annual meeting in person, May 21 to 25 in New Orleans, with social determinants of mental health as the conference theme.
“In my 30 years here as a member of APA this is truly the beginning of a very changed annual meeting where we cater to all the different communities who want to look at substance abuse disorders,” Saul Levin, MD, MPA, CEO of the APA, said during a press conference where association leadership previewed the meeting.
APA’s 2022 conference will include more

Decline in PCI for STEMI yet to return to pre-pandemic levels

ATLANTA — The monthly rate of PCI for STEMI dropped steadily at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and has yet to return to pre-pandemic levels, according to a speaker.
At the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions, Manoj Thangam, MD, interventional cardiologist at Ascension Texas Cardiovascular in Austin, Texas, presented data showing that monthly PCI for STEMI decreased by 39 procedures per month on average across 42 sites in the Ascension health system since March 2020.
An analysis presented at the 2021 SCAI Scientific Sessions showed a significant

Oncology Nursing Foundation announces mentorship award recipient

Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, PhD, RN, FAAN, received this year’s Connie Henke Yarbro Excellence in Cancer Nursing Mentorship Award.
The award — named after a founding member of Oncology Nursing Society and Oncology Nursing Foundation — recognizes and supports excellence in oncology nursing mentorship.
Shannon Dorcy is a nurse scientist and director of research, scholarships and program development at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
She began her oncology nursing career working in pediatric bone marrow transplantation at Fred Hutch. She later

Cannabis users require more sedation for endoscopy

Patients who use cannabis required higher levels of sedation during gastric endoscopies than non-users, according to research to be presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2022. As cannabis is legalized in more places and usage rises, clinicians should be aware of patients' habits and prepare themselves and their patients for increased sedation and accompanying risks, researchers said.