Pharmacotherapy : A Pathophysiologic Approach

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-04-18
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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The gold standard text for the therapeutics course mandatory in pharmacy schools. Now in its sixth edition, this classic text continues its long-standing tradition of offering unparalleled guidance in the development of pharmaceutical care plans. The book provides a unique process of thinking about pharmacotherapy the process which uses evidence-based approaches to the drug treatment of diseases. Features: *FREE Online Resource Center for professors and students - study materials, web chapters, questions and answers, and updates *NEW Key Concepts begin each chapter *Excellent use of algorithms, tables, and charts provides clear recommendations *" Clinical Controversies" in the treatment sections of disease-oriented chapters

Author Biography

Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm. D., F.C.C.P., Panoz Professor, College of Pharmacy, Head, Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy; Clinical Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Robert L. Talbert, Pharm. D., F.C.C.P., B.C.P.S., Professor and Division Head, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin and UTHSC-San Antonio

Gary R. Matzke, Pharm. D., F.C.P., F.C.C.P., Professor of Pharmacy & Medicine, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh

Gary C. Yee, Pharm .D., F.C.C.P., Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

Barbara G. Wells, Pharm. D., F.A.S.H.P., F.C.C.P., B.C.P.P., Dean and Professor, School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi

L. Michael Posey, R.Ph., PENS Pharmacy Editorial & News Services, Athens, Georgia

Table of Contents

Pharmacoeconomics. Health outcomes and quality of life. Evidence-based medicine. Pharmacokinetics. Pediatric. Geriatrics. Pharmacoloepidemiology. Clinical toxicology. Cardiovascular testing. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Hypertension. Heart failure. Ischemic heart disease. Myocardial infarction. Arrhythmias. Cardiomyopathies. Cardiac transplantation. Thromboembolic disorders. Stroke. Hyperlipidemia. Peripheral vascular disease. Vasopressors and inotropes in stroke. Hypovolemic shock. Pulmonary function testing. Asthma. Chronic obstructive lung disease. Respiratory distress syndrome. Drug-induced pulmonary diseases. Cystic fibrosis. Evaluation of GI tract. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Peptic ulcer disease. Inflammatory bowel disease. Nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea and constipation. Portal hypertension and cirrhosis. Drug-induced liver disease. Pancreatitis. Virla hepatitis. Liver transplantation. Quantification of renal function. Acute renal failure. Pathophysiology and therapeutics of progressive renal disease. End-stage renal disease. Renal transplantation. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Drug-induced renal disease. Glomerulonephritis. Drug therapy individualization in renal insufficiency. Calcium, phosphorus, and sodium water balance. Disorders of potassium and magnesium. Acid-base disorders. Evaluation of neurologic illness. Multiple sclerosis. Epilepsy. Status epilepticus. Head injury. Parkinson's disease. Pain management. Headache. Evaluation of psychiatric illness. Childhood disorders. Eating disorders. Alzheimer's disease. Substance abuse: depressantsm stimulants, & hallucinogens. Substance abuse: alcohol, nicotine & caffeine. Schizophrenia. Depressive disorders. Bipolar disorder. Anxiety disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Sleep disorders. Diabetes mellitus. Thyroid disorders. Adrenal gland disorders. Pituitary gland disorders. Pregnancy and lactation. Infertility. Contraception. Menstrual-related disorders. Endometriosis. Hormone replacement therapy. Male impotence. Benign porstatic hyperplasia. Incontinence. Function and evaluation of the immune system. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Allergic and pseudoallergic drug reactions. Osteoporosis and osteomalacia. Rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis. Gout and hyperuricemia. Glaucoma. Allergic rhinitis. Acne and psoriasis. Drug-induced skin reactions. Hematopoiesis. Anemias. Coagulation disorders. Sickle cell anemia. Drug-induced hematologic disorders. Laboratory tests in antimicrobial pharmacotherapy. Antimicrobial regimen selection. Central nervous system infections. Lower respiratory tract infections. Upper respiratory tract infections. Skin and soft tissue infections. Infective endocarditis. Tuberculosis. Gastrointestinal infections and enterotoxigenic poisonings. Intra-abdominal infections. Parasitic diseases. Urinary tract infections and prostatitis. Sexually transmitted diseases. Bone and joint infections. Sepsis and septic shock. Superficial fungal infections. Invasive fungal infections. Infections in immunocompromised patients. Antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery. Vaccines, toxoids, and other immunobiologics. Human immunodeficiency virus infection. Cancer treatment and chemotherapy. Breast cancer. Lung cancer. Colorectal cancer. Prostate cancer. Malignant lymphomas. Ovarian cancer. Acute leukemias. Chronic leukemias. Melanoma. Bone marrow transplantation. Assessment of nutrition status/requeriments. Prevalence/Significance of malnutrition. Parenteral nutrition. Enteral nutrition. Nutrition/Major organ failure. Obesity. Index.

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