Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Second Edition

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Learn the Essential Principles of Pharmacotherapy and Understand Their Clinical Application

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"This book covers more than 100 disease states using an easy-to-use format that includes structured learning objectives, key concepts, patient care and monitoring guidelines, up-to-date literature citations, tables, figures, text boxes, algorithms, a glossary of terms, and an online learning center....Although primarily for students, the book offers a concise review for general practitioners. There are more than 160 authors and 140 reviewers that contributed to this book and they represent the highest authority in the field."--Doody's Review Service

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practices utilizes a solid, evidence-based approach that supports the optimal pharmacotherapy of disease. In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the disease states and treatments discussed focus on disorders most often seen in practice. 98 diseaes-based chapters review etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation, followed by clear therapeutic recommendations for drug selection, dosing, and patient monitoring. All chapters have been written by content experts and reviewed by authorities in their fields.


  • NEW full-color format
  • NEW chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and palliative care
  • Valuable learning aids, including
    • Structured learning objects
    • Key concepts
    • Patient care and monitoring guidelines
    • Up-to-date literature citations
    • Tables, figures, text boxes, and algorithms
    • A glossary of terms
    • An online learning center that includes self-assessment questions and answers
  • Laboratory values expressed as both conventional units and SI units
  • Appendices that include conversion factors and anthropometrics, common laboratory tests and their reference ranges, and common medical abbreviations
  • Patient encounter vignettes to develop critical-thinking skills and make the text more applicable to everyday patient care

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Disorders of Organ Systems
Conversion Factors and Anthropometrics
Common Laboratory Tests

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FASHP
Professor and Head
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
Tucson, AZ
Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS
Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
West Virginia University
School of Pharmacy
Morgantown, WV
Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP
Professor and Dean
Executive Director, Research Institute
of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
The University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
Patrick M. Malone, PharmD, FASHP
Professor and Associate Dean, Internal Affairs
College of Pharmacy
The University of Findlay
Findlay, OH
Jill M. Kolesar, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Director, 3P
Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory
University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive
Cancer Center
Madison, WI
Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP
Professor and Executive Dean
South Carolina College of Pharmacy
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

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