Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy

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Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy is written for clinicians, physicians, midwives, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals directly involved in the care of women during pregnancy. This book focuses on the impact of pregnancy on drug disposition and also includes coverage of treatments for diseases of specific body systems as well as essential content on dosing and efficacy.

The broad range of this book encompasses analgesics, antiasthmatics, antidepressants, ...

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Overview

Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy is written for clinicians, physicians, midwives, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals directly involved in the care of women during pregnancy. This book focuses on the impact of pregnancy on drug disposition and also includes coverage of treatments for diseases of specific body systems as well as essential content on dosing and efficacy.

The broad range of this book encompasses analgesics, antiasthmatics, antidepressants, heart and circulatory drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements, and more. Topics in chemotherapy and substance abuse are covered, as are research issues, including clinical trial design and ethical considerations.

  • Uses an evidence-based approach for therapeutics during pregnancy
  • Includes a summary of specific medications by indication with up-to-date information on dosing and efficacy in pregnancy for the given indication
  • Includes a companion website containing support materials for professional or continuing education courses in OB pharmacology
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"This medications references is intended for medical and health professionals involved in the care of pregnant women…A companion website features case studies, slides, bulleted summaries, and questions."—Reference and Research Book News, August 2013
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123860071
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Clinical Impact of Pregnancy
3. Clinical Pharmacology in Obstetrics
4. Medications and the Breastfeeding Mother
5. Fetal Therapy
6. Placental Therapy
7. Clinical Trial Design
8. Ethics of Clinical Pharmacology Research in Pregnancy
9. Use of Medications Off Label in Pregnancy
10. Pharmacogenomics in Pregnancy
11. Analgesics and anti-inflammatory
12. Antiasthmatic and cough medications/antitussives
13. Updated guidelines for the management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum
14. Anti-infectives
15. Chemotherapy in Pregnancy
16. Substance use disorders
17. Diabetes
18. Heart and circulatory drugs and diuretics
19. Antidepressants in Pregnancy
20. Uterine contraction agents, tocolytics
21. Antenatal Thyroid Disease and Pharmacotherapy in Pregnancy
22. Dermatological medications and local therapeutics
23. Vitamins, minerals and trace elements
24. Herbs and alternative remedies
25. Poisoning and toxins
26. Gastrointestinal Disorders

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