Smoking Marijuana May Be Tied to Cough, Sputum Production

Share this content:
Smoking Marijuana May Be Tied to Cough, Sputum Production
Smoking Marijuana May Be Tied to Cough, Sputum Production

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking marijuana seems to be associated with increased risk of cough, sputum production, and wheezing, according to a review published online July 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Mehrnaz Ghasemiesfe, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues reviewed data from 22 studies to examine the correlation between marijuana use and respiratory symptoms, pulmonary function, and obstructive lung disease. The authors included observational and interventional studies that reported pulmonary outcomes of adolescents and adults who used marijuana.

The researchers found that in a pooled analysis of two prospective studies, marijuana use was correlated with elevated risk for cough and sputum production (risk ratios, 2.04 and 3.84, respectively). In a pooled analysis of cross-sectional studies (one with low and three with moderate risk of bias), marijuana use was correlated with cough, sputum production, wheezing, and dyspnea (risk ratios, 4.37, 3.4, 2.83, and 1.56, respectively). The data on pulmonary function and obstructive lung disease were insufficient.

"Low-strength evidence suggests that smoking marijuana is associated with cough, sputum production, and wheezing," the authors write. "Evidence on the association between marijuana use and obstructive lung disease and pulmonary function is insufficient."

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Trending Activities

All Professions

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer

Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer

The LIF6 gene destroys cells with damaged DNA

Reasons for Undergoing Cosmetic Procedures Explored

Reasons for Undergoing Cosmetic Procedures Explored

Psychological and emotional motivations more likely in patients wanting acne scar tx, tattoo removal

DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults

DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older ...

Early versus late DNR tied to shorter median length of stay in hospitalized adults aged 65 years and older

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »