Doctor at The Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel)
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"After 3 months’ treatment with inhaled cannabis,
patients stated an improvement in their health status,
their ability to perform daily activities and their ability to maintain social life. Patients reported a statistically significant physical pain reduction during treatment, as well as improvement in mental distress...
Nevertheless, improved quality of life is one of the main
goals in medical treatment, and is often what interests
patients the most. Thus, we think the present results are
important in demonstrating for the first time that cannabis
treatment indeed results in measurable improvement
in quality of life of IBD [Inflammatory Bowel Disease] patients."
"Impact of Cannabis Treatment on the Quality of Life, Weight, and Clinical Disease Activity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients: A Pilot Prospective Study," Digestion, Jan. 2012
Key Experts Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Doctor, The Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel)
Cowritten with Shomron Ben-Horin, et al., "Travel-associated Health Risks for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease," Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nov. 3, 2011
"Endoscopic Ultrasound for Perianal Crohn's Disease: Disease and Fistula Characteristics, and Impact on Therapy," Journal of Chron's & Colitis, Oct. 2011
"Long-standing Colonic Inflammation Is Associated with a Low Prevalence of Diverticuli in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients," Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, June 2007
Cowritten with HH Fidder, M. Nadler, M. Lahav, et al., "The Utility of Capsule Endoscopy in the Diagnosis of Crohn's Disease Based on Patient's Symptoms, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Apr. 2007
"The Patient with Recurrent (sub) Obstruction due to Crohn's Disease," Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology, 2007