Lecture Notes: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 28, 2011 - Medical - 344 pages
Lecture Notes: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics provides all the necessary information, within one short volume, to achieve a thorough understanding of how drugs work, their interaction with the body in health and disease, and how to use these drugs appropriately in clinical situations.

Presented in an easy-to-use format, this eighth edition builds on the clinical relevance for which the title has become well-known, and features an up-to-date review of drug use across all major clinical disciplines, together with an overview of contemporary medicines regulation and drug development.

Key features include:

  • A section devoted to the practical aspects of prescribing
  • Clinical scenarios and accompanying questions to contextualise information
  • End-of-chapter summary boxes
  • Numerous figures and tables which help distil the information for revision purposes

Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of pharmacology, Lecture Notes: Clinical Pharmacology and Therpeutics presents 'need to know' information for those involved in prescribing drugs.

 

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Contents

Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
3
Andrew Gallagher Diabetes Centre Southern Alisdair Macconnachie Brownlee Centre
11
Clinical trials and drug development
12
Aspects of Therapeutics
19
Drugs and gastrointestinal disease
21
Charles Gourlay Cancer Research Centre Scott Nelson Developmental Medicine
24
Management of coronary artery disease and its complications
33
Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
58
Cancer therapeutics
205
Immunopharmacology
217
Corticosteroids
225
Drugs and the blood including anticoagulants and thrombolytic drugs
229
Drugs and inflammatory joint disease
244
Anaesthesia and the relief of pain
254
Practical Aspects of Prescribing
265
dosage individualisation
267

Drugs used to treat respiratory disease
78
Drugs used to treat neurological disease
89
Treatment of psychiatric disorders
108
Antimicrobial therapy
124
Shazya Huda Developmental Medicine Manish Patel Respiratory Unit Wishaw General
141
HIV and antiretroviral treatment
148
Travel medicine and tropical disease
160
Drugs and endocrine disease
171
Drugs and the reproductive system
190
Drugs and the urological system
199
Influence of renal and hepatic disease on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
273
Prescribing at extremes of age
278
Drugs in pregnant and breastfeeding women
284
the economic evaluation of new drugs
290
Poisoning and drug overdose
297
Drugs you may need in a hurry
313
Prescribing and its pitfalls
318
Index
326
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Gerard A. McKay: Consultant Physician and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

John L. Reid: Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Glasgow

Matthew R. Walters: Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician, Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow

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