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"Smoking wet": respiratory failure related to smoking tainted marijuana cigarettes.
Tex Heart Inst J. 2013; 40(1):64-7.TH

Abstract

Reports have suggested that the use of a dangerously tainted form of marijuana, referred to in the vernacular as "wet" or "fry," has increased. Marijuana cigarettes are dipped into or laced with other substances, typically formaldehyde, phencyclidine, or both. Inhaling smoke from these cigarettes can cause lung injuries. We report the cases of 2 young adults who presented at our hospital with respiratory failure soon after they had smoked "wet" marijuana cigarettes. In both patients, progressive hypoxemic respiratory failure necessitated rescue therapy with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. After lengthy hospitalizations, both patients recovered with only mild pulmonary function abnormalities. To our knowledge, this is the first 2-patient report of severe respiratory failure and rescue therapy with extracorporeal oxygenation after the smoking of marijuana cigarettes thus tainted. We believe that, in young adults with an unexplained presentation of severe respiratory failure, the possibility of exposure to tainted marijuana cigarettes should be considered.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departments of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA. cgilbert1@hmc.psu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23466531

Citation

Gilbert, Christopher R., et al. ""Smoking Wet": Respiratory Failure Related to Smoking Tainted Marijuana Cigarettes." Texas Heart Institute Journal, vol. 40, no. 1, 2013, pp. 64-7.
Gilbert CR, Baram M, Cavarocchi NC. "Smoking wet": respiratory failure related to smoking tainted marijuana cigarettes. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013;40(1):64-7.
Gilbert, C. R., Baram, M., & Cavarocchi, N. C. (2013). "Smoking wet": respiratory failure related to smoking tainted marijuana cigarettes. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 40(1), 64-7.
Gilbert CR, Baram M, Cavarocchi NC. "Smoking Wet": Respiratory Failure Related to Smoking Tainted Marijuana Cigarettes. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013;40(1):64-7. PubMed PMID: 23466531.
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TY - JOUR T1 - "Smoking wet": respiratory failure related to smoking tainted marijuana cigarettes. AU - Gilbert,Christopher R, AU - Baram,Michael, AU - Cavarocchi,Nicholas C, PY - 2013/3/8/entrez PY - 2013/3/8/pubmed PY - 2013/8/24/medline KW - Formaldehyde/ adverse effects/toxicity KW - lung diseases/chemically induced KW - marijuana smoking/adverse effects/complications/epidemiology KW - phencyclidine abuse KW - respiration, artificial/methods KW - respiratory distress syndrome, adult/etiology/therapy KW - respiratory insufficiency/chemically induced KW - street drugs/adverse effects KW - substance abuse detection KW - substance-related disorders/complications/diagnosis/prevention & control SP - 64 EP - 7 JF - Texas Heart Institute journal JO - Tex Heart Inst J VL - 40 IS - 1 N2 - Reports have suggested that the use of a dangerously tainted form of marijuana, referred to in the vernacular as "wet" or "fry," has increased. Marijuana cigarettes are dipped into or laced with other substances, typically formaldehyde, phencyclidine, or both. Inhaling smoke from these cigarettes can cause lung injuries. We report the cases of 2 young adults who presented at our hospital with respiratory failure soon after they had smoked "wet" marijuana cigarettes. In both patients, progressive hypoxemic respiratory failure necessitated rescue therapy with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. After lengthy hospitalizations, both patients recovered with only mild pulmonary function abnormalities. To our knowledge, this is the first 2-patient report of severe respiratory failure and rescue therapy with extracorporeal oxygenation after the smoking of marijuana cigarettes thus tainted. We believe that, in young adults with an unexplained presentation of severe respiratory failure, the possibility of exposure to tainted marijuana cigarettes should be considered. SN - 1526-6702 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23466531/"Smoking_wet":_respiratory_failure_related_to_smoking_tainted_marijuana_cigarettes_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=23466531.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -