Cannabis Smoking, Oxidative Stress and Lung Immune Response
“Chronic Cannabis Smoking, Oxidative Stress and the Pulmonary Innate Immune Response”
This study plans to evaluate the effects of chronic cannabis smoking on lung health by evaluating its effects on pulmonary health, lung physiology and alveolar macrophage function.
Procedure - Bronchoscopy
Passage of a thin flexible tube through the mouth, into the windpipe and then into the bronchial tubes so that the study doctor can look into the lungs to perform Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), cytologic brushing, and protected specimen brushing.
Radiation - Chest X-ray
To identify any previously undiagnosed lung disease that will either increase the risk of bronchoscopy or confound results of the study.
Procedure - Venipuncture
To collect blood cells and serum for analyses.
Procedure - Intravenous Catheter
To administer the appropriate medications for the bronchoscopy procedure.
Chronic Cannabis Smoking, Oxidative Stress and the Pulmonary Innate Immune Response