Pharmacotherapy Handbook, Eighth Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 10, 2011 - Medical - 1164 pages

Essential drug data in a concise, carry-anywhere reference

Pharmacotherapy Handbook, 8e provides practitioners and students with the critical information necessary to support drug therapy decision making for more than 140 diseases and disorders. Featuring a convenient alphabetized presentation, this handy guide utilizes tables, texts, figures, and treatment algorithms to make the information readily accessible and easily understood.

The consistent chapter organization includes:

  • Disease state definition
  • Review of relevant pathophysiology
  • Clinical presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • Desired outcome
  • Treatment
  • Monitoring

The Treatment section usually includes nonpharmacologic therapy, drug selection guidelines, dosing recommendations, adverse effects, pharmacokinetic considerations, and important drug interactions.

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Bone and Joint Disorders
Cardiovascular Disorders
Dermatologic Disorders

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About the author (2011)

Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP
Dean and Professor
Executive Director, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi
Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP
Professor and Executive Dean
South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
and University of South Carolina, Columbia
Terry L. Schwinghamamer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, FAPhA, BCPS
Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
Cecily V. DiPiro, PharmD
Consultant Pharmacist
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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