Pharmacology for Physical Therapists

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Elsevier Saunders, 2006 - Medical - 503 pages
This core textbook in pharmacology presents basic pharmacologic principles along with the mechanism of action and side effects of drugs commonly seen in physical therapy practice. Chapters are organized using a systems approach with each section beginning with the pathophysiology of disease and continuing with a discussion of the drug groups used for treatment. Sections end with a discussion about how drugs affect physical therapy intervention and how physical therapy may affect drug effectiveness. Adverse drug reactions are reviewed and the therapist is then counseled on the appropriate emergency or non-emergency intervention necessary. The last two chapters of the book provide an in-depth discussion regarding the medication/exercise response as it pertains to cardiopulmonary illnesses, oncology, and diabetes.
  • Uniquely designed for physical therapists; discusses drugs within the confines of what might be seen in the PT clinic or in a home care situation.
  • Free 6-month subscription to Mosby's Drug Consult provides generic and brand names for all drugs approved by the FDA (prescription and OTC) along with current, unbiased accurate information regarding safety and efficacy.
  • Case studies apply real life situations directly to physical therapy practice.
  • Discussion activities at the end of each chapter compel students or therapists to apply chapter information to physical therapy case scenarios.
  • Focuses on how various drugs affect a patient during therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation.
  • Includes information related to geriatrics, pediatrics and other lifespan implications.

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Contents

Introduction
3
SECTION
10
Mechanism of Action
13
Pharmacokinetics And Drug Dosing
26
Adverse Drug Reactions
41
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49
SECTION 3
52
Antihypertensive Agents
72
Selective Topics in Endocrine Pharmacology
221
Drug Treatment for Osteoporosis and Diabetes
245
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
275
Drug Treatment for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Illness
293
SECTION 7
311
Antispasticity Medications and Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
327
Pharmacological Management of Degenerative Neurological
345
Pathology and Clinical Presentation
354

SECTION 5
86
Drug Therapy for Coronary Atherosclerosis and
91
Drug Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiac
112
TREATMENT FOR PULMONARY AND GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS
133
Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
150
SECTION 4
165
Drugs for the Treatment of Pain and Inflammation
179
Drug Treatment for ArthritisRelated Conditions
200
Activities
363
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
371
Antiviral Agents and Selected Drugs for Fungal Infections
393
SECTION 9
415
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRUG THERAPY AND EXERCISE
443
Appendix A Using the Physicians Desk Reference
463
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