Urological implications associated with the use of recreational drugs: A narrative review
Wani, M., Hamdoon, M., Dewar, G., Buakuma, P. and Madaan, S. 2022. Urological implications associated with the use of recreational drugs: A narrative review. Turkish Journal of Urology. 48 (4), pp. 254-261.
|Authors||Wani, M., Hamdoon, M., Dewar, G., Buakuma, P. and Madaan, S.|
About 275 million people worldwide aged between 15 and 64 years used drugs at least once since 2016. Initial estimations suggest that 13.8 million young people between 15 and 16 years used cannabis every year. Recreational drug use contributes significantly to mortality as well as physical and mental health problems. A number of urological complications can arise from the use of common and emerging recreational drugs which can present as wide spectrum affecting lower and upper urinary tracts, kidneys, sexual organs as well as sexual dysfunction. In order to effectively manage these issues, urologists need to be cognizant of these complications in their patients, particularly among youths. This review attempted to consolidate available data and provide insight into this issue; however, further population-based epidemiological studies are needed to provide necessary guidelines.
|Keywords||Illicit drugs; Lower urinary tract symptoms; Ureter; Kidney; Infertility|
|Journal||Turkish Journal of Urology|
|Journal citation||48 (4), pp. 254-261|
|Online||01 Jul 2022|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||29 Jun 2022|
|Deposited||10 Aug 2023|
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