Sunday House Call #642, February 18, 2018: Systematic review gives straight dope on medical use of cannabis. Let the Backfire Effect games begin.
Topics today include:
A systematic review published in this week’s Canadian Family Physician and reported here evaluated the medical conditions for its use. My weekly editorial reviews this new information.
Your calls about:
- What increasing creatinine levels and a reduction in eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate) means in the context of kidney function.
- An 80-year-old man was told he has to do a colonoscopy at the hospital instead of at a stand-alone center because has has a pacemaker. He wants to know why.
- Loss of hearing in one ear. What does this mean with respect to possible causes?
- How to properly diagnose high blood pressure to reduce the risk of over-treatment.