Sunday House Call #642,  February 18, 2018: Systematic review gives straight dope on medical use of cannabis. Let the Backfire-Effect-Games begin.

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.
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