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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.
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
Table of Contents
Part 1 Principles of clinical pharmacology
1 Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, 3
2 Clinical trials and drug development, 11
Part 2 Aspects of therapeutics
3 Drugs and gastrointestinal disease, 19
4 Management of coronary artery disease and its complications, 29
5 Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, 52
6 Drugs used to treat respiratory disease, 71
7 Drugs used to treat neurological disease, 81
8 Treatment of psychiatric disorders, 97
9 Antimicrobial therapy, 111
10 HIV and antiretroviral treatment, 132
11 Travel medicine and tropical disease, 143
12 Drugs and endocrine disease, 153
13 Drugs and the reproductive system, 169
14 Drugs and the urological system, 178
15 Cancer therapeutics, 185
16 Drugs and infl ammatory joint disease, 197
17 Immunopharmacology, 204
18 Drugs and the blood including anticoagulants and thrombolytic drugs, 215
19 Drugs used for pain relief and anaesthesia, 228
Part 3 Practical aspects of prescribing
20 Clinical pharmacokinetics: dosage individualisation, 241
21 Influence of renal and hepatic disease on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, 247
22 Prescribing for the young and the elderly, 252
23 Drugs in pregnant and breastfeeding women, 255
24 Pharmacoeconomics: the economic evaluation of new drugs, 262
25 Poisoning and drug overdose, 269
26 Drugs you may need in a hurry, 283
27 Prescribing and its pitfalls, 287
Self assessment questions, 294
Self assessment answers, 299