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Multiple sclerosis, cannabis, and cognition: a structural MRI study

Publication date: Available online 9 April 2015 Source:NeuroImage: Clinical Author(s): Kristoffer Romero , Bennis Pavisian , William R. Staines , Anthony Feinstein Objective A subset of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) smoke cannabis to relieve symptoms including spasticity and pain. Recent evidence suggests that smoking cannabis further impairs cognition in people with MS and is linked to impaired functional brain changes. No such association, however, has been reported between cannabis use and structural brain changes, hence the focus of the present study. Methods Twenty patients with MS who smoke cannabis for symptom relief, and 19 matched non-cannabis-smoking MS patients were given the Brief Repeatable Neuropsychological Battery and structural MRI scans. Images were segmented i…

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Multiple sclerosis, cannabis, and cognition: a structural MRI study

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