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Cannabis use disorder and perioperative complications

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JAMA Network

About The Study: Cannabis use disorder was associated with a modest increased risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality after major elective, inpatient, noncardiac surgery. In the context of increasing cannabis use rates, these findings support preoperative screening for cannabis use disorder as a component of perioperative risk stratification. However, further research is needed to quantify the perioperative impact of cannabis use by route and dosage and to inform recommendations for preoperative cannabis cessation.

Authors: Paul P. Potnuru, M.D., of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, is the corresponding author.

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