M A Ware
Affiliation: McGill University
- Safety issues concerning the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoidsMark A Ware
Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
Pain Res Manag 10:31A-7A. 2005..There is a need for long-term safety monitoring of patients using cannabinoids for a wide variety of conditions, to further guide therapeutic decisions and public policy...
- Cannabinoids for the treatment of pain: an update on recent clinical trialsMark Ware
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Pain Res Manag 10:27A-30A. 2005..Clinicians working in pain management should be aware of the options becoming available from the cannabinoid class of medications...
- Clearing the smoke around medical marijuanaM A Ware
Department of Family Medicine and Department of Anesthesia, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Clin Pharmacol Ther 90:769-71. 2011..This Commentary considers the implications of this work for clinical practice and further research initiatives...
- Evaluating complementary and alternative medicine interventions: in search of appropriate patient-centered outcome measuresMarja J Verhoef
Departments of Community Health Sciences and Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 50 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1, Canada
BMC Complement Altern Med 6:6-38. 2006..We assessed the specific needs for a database that would cover a wide range of outcomes measures for CAM research and considered a framework for such a database...
- The medicinal use of cannabis in the UK: results of a nationwide surveyM A Ware
Pain Centre, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
Int J Clin Pract 59:291-5. 2005..001). While caution must be exercised in interpreting these data, they point to the need for clinical studies of cannabis and cannabinoids with standardised and quality-controlled products...
- Smoked cannabis for chronic neuropathic pain: a randomized controlled trialMark A Ware
Department of Anesthesia, McGill University, Montreal, Que
CMAJ 182:E694-701. 2010..Chronic neuropathic pain affects 1%-2% of the adult population and is often refractory to standard pharmacologic treatment. Patients with chronic pain have reported using smoked cannabis to relieve pain, improve sleep and improve mood...
- The abuse potential of the synthetic cannabinoid nabiloneMark A Ware
Pain Clinic, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
Addiction 105:494-503. 2010..This study evaluates the evidence for abuse of nabilone, which is currently ill-defined...
- Marijuana as medicine: does it have a future?M A Ware
Department of Anesthesia, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Clin Pharmacol Ther 83:515-7. 2008
- Cannabis for chronic pain: case series and implications for cliniciansMark A Ware
McGill University Health Centre Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre, Montreal, Canada
Pain Res Manag 7:95-9. 2002..Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons for therapeutic cannabis use...
- Is there a role for marijuana in medical practice?Mark A Ware
McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Can Fam Physician 52:1531-3, 1535-7. 2006
- Cannabis use for chronic non-cancer pain: results of a prospective surveyMark A Ware
McGill University Health Center, Pain Center, Montreal General Hospital, Room D10 137, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4
Pain 102:211-6. 2003..Clinical trials of cannabis for chronic non-cancer pain are warranted...
- Experience with the synthetic cannabinoid nabilone in chronic noncancer painDavid M Berlach
McGill University Medical School, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Pain Med 7:25-9. 2006..Intolerable side effects were experienced in three patients (palpitations, urinary retention, dry mouth). Nabilone may be a useful addition to pain management and should be further evaluated in randomized controlled trials...
- Clinical profile of rheumatic disease patients referred to a multidisciplinary pain centerMary Ann Fitzcharles
Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Rheumatol 31:359-63. 2004..We examined the characteristics and assessed the outcome of patients with rheumatic diseases who were referred to a tertiary care pain center...
- Patient barriers to pain management may contribute to poor pain control in rheumatoid arthritisMary Ann Fitzcharles
Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Pain 10:300-5. 2009..29, P = .024). Other than the regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in 37% of the patients and acetaminophen in 37%, analgesics or other modalities to reduce pain were seldom used...
- The effects of nabilone on sleep in fibromyalgia: results of a randomized controlled trialMark A Ware
Pain Clinic, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Anesth Analg 110:604-10. 2010..We evaluated the safety and efficacy of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, on sleep disturbance in fibromyalgia (FM), a disease characterized by widespread chronic pain and insomnia...
- Is there a role for marijuana in medical practice? YesMark A Ware
McGill University, Montreal, Que
Can Fam Physician 53:22-5. 2007
- Adverse effects of medical cannabinoids: a systematic reviewTongtong Wang
Department of Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal, Que
CMAJ 178:1669-78. 2008..Although the efficacy of cannabinoids is being increasingly demonstrated in randomized controlled trials, most safety information comes from studies of recreational use...
- Dietary omega-3 fatty acids may be associated with increased neuropathic pain in nerve-injured ratsJordi Perez
Anesthesia Research Unit, Pain Centre, Department of Anesthesia, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
Anesth Analg 101:444-8, table of contents. 2005..006). We conclude that dietary oil might predict levels of neuropathic pain in rats and that this effect may be associated with dietary omega-3 levels...
- Dietary fat and protein interact in suppressing neuropathic pain-related disorders following a partial sciatic ligation injury in ratsJordi Perez
Anesthesia Research Unit, Department of Anesthesia, Pain Centre, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Que, Canada Department of Anesthesia, Pain Centre, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Que, Canada
Pain 111:297-305. 2004..The mechanisms by which fat suppresses neuropathic disorders have yet to be determined...