BMC2 Paper on Impact of Cannabis Use On Outcomes After Lower Extremity Bypass Available at Annals of Vascular Surgery

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Elizabeth Walker

"Impact of Cannabis Use on Outcomes after Lower Extremity Bypass" is online ahead of print at Annals of Vascular Surgery.

BMC2 data was utilized to review patient use of cannabis and the association with postoperative outcomes at 30 days and 1 year. The study shows that cannabis use in vascular surgery patients is associated with decreased graft patency, increased amputation, and increased opioid use after lower extremity bypass. This information could be used to counsel patients undergoing vascular surgery.

Learn more about this study from Drew Braet, Jeremy Albright, Craig Brown, Nicholas H. Osborne, and Peter K Henke on PubMed.