Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 6, 2013 - Medical - 328 pages

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Lecture Notes provides a clear and accessible overview of all the key prescribing topics needed for medical finals and beyond. Detailed coverage and discussion of pharmacology in a clinical context, combined with an easy-to-understand, readable style, helps improve and test understanding of pharmacological principles and reasoning on rotation and into the foundation years.

Key features for this edition include:
• Clinical scenarios to root each chapter firmly in a real-life setting
• Prescribing points flagging up important issues of clinical relevance
• Expanded sections on drugs you may need in a hurry, prescribing and its pitfalls, and paediatric prescribing
• A self-assessment section to test your knowledge and help prepare for examinations

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Lecture Notes is an ideal resource for all medical students, junior doctors, and other prescribers, whether learning how pharmacological principles relate to clinical situations, brushing up on the basics while on rotation, or looking for a comprehensive overview of prescribing and therapeutics.


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Drugs and gastrointestinal disease
Clinical trials
Management of coronary artery disease and
Primary and secondary prevention
Drugs used to treat respiratory disease
Drugs used to treat neurological disease
Drugs and the urological system
Cancer therapeutics
Drugs and inflammatogr ioint disease
Drugs and the blood including anticoagulants
Drugs used for pain relief and anaesthesia
Clinical pharmacokinetics dosage
Influence of renal and hepatic disease

Treatment of psychiatric disorders
Antimicrobial therapy
Nucleosidelnucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Travel medicine and tropical disease
Drugs and endocrine disease
Drugs and the reproductive system
Drugs in pregnant and breastfeeding Women
Poisoning and drug overdose
Drugs you may need in a hurry
Prescribing and its pitfalls

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About the author (2013)

Gerard A. McKay is Consultant Physician and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and University of Glasgow

Matthew R. Walters is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Director, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow

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