Essentials of Pathophysiology of Pharmacy: An Integrated Approach

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Features of the easy-to-read format: Organized by disease states with subsections detailing rationale for therapy and treatment Study objectives at the beginning of each chapter focus on the areas of primary importance Each chapter consists of sections on the description, manifestations, rationale for therapy, and treatment The rationale for drug therapy section allows you to apply the information learned on the selected disease to the clinical application of drugs "Drug boxes" provide a concise synopsis of selected drugs associated with the particular disease state, including generic and class names, routes of administration, major side effects, and contradictions "Key Term" boxes present clear definitions of medical and physiologic terms Numerous flow charts highlight pathophysiology and drug treatment Bulleted key points and italicized important terms allow for quick reference Numerous tables and charts expand upon and summarize key elementsMost available pathophysiology texts are extensive works that contain chapters on normal physiology and function but do not offer clear rationales for the use of specific agents. This textbook stresses topics in pathophysiology that are most pertinent to students pursuing degrees in pharmacy. Essentials of Pathophysiology for Pharmacy is a concise learning instrument that provides the depth and rigor required by pharmacy students and uses a presentation designed to maximize clarity and emphasize key concepts. Presenting all the information your students need in an accessible layout, Essentials of Pathophysiology for Pharmacy will give students a practical understanding of the pathophysiologic basis of selected diseases while providing a rationale for subsequent drug therapy.

Presenting all the information your students need in an accessible layout, Essentials of Pathophysiology for Pharmacy will give students a practical understanding of the pathophysiologic basis of selected diseases while providing a rationale for subsequent drug therapy.

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Reviewer: Joan Stachnik, PharmD, BCPS (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy)
Description: This book provides a concise overview of the pathophysiology of major disease states with application of concepts to pharmacy.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide pharmacy and other health science students with a book specific for pathophysiology. The author focuses on disease-specific topics and has tried to avoid repeating information that would have been taught in other courses, such as physiology. The author has met his objectives.
Audience: The book is written for pharmacy/health sciences students, but can be used by any healthcare practitioner in need of a concise review of the pathophysiology of major disease states.
Features: The book covers the pathophysiology of major disease states and organ systems, including cancers, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, and renal and endocrine diseases. Also included is an overview of the mechanisms of cellular injury and immune response. Each chapter has a list of study objectives, highlighting the major concepts of the chapter for the student. Information is presented in almost an outline format, with numerous bullet lists and tables. These features make the book easy to read. The book, however, does not provide an in-depth discussion of the topics.
Assessment: This is a concise review of the pathophysiology of major disease states and organ systems. It would be a useful reference for students as well as healthcare practitioners in providing basic information on diseases. It does not (and is not intended) to take the place of a more comprehensive, in-depth book on the topic.
From The Critics
Presenting information in an accessible layout, with brief chapters and many bulleted points, this work reviews the pathophysiologic basis of selected diseases and provides a rationale for drug therapies. Chapters are organized by disease state affecting each organ system, with descriptions of conditions and detailed rationales for therapy and treatment, plus study objectives, key terms, and boxes providing concise synopses of generic and class names, routes of administration, and major side effects of selected drugs. The book stresses topics in pathophysiology that are most pertinent to students pursuing degrees in pharmacy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587160363
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: Pharmacy Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 1,335,650
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Cellular adaptation
Mechanism of cellular injury
Classification of cellular injury
Manifestations of cellular injury
Cell death
Types of cellular necrosis
Tissue repair mechanisms
Steps in wound healing
Factors that impair wound healing

Estimated number of new cancer cases
Cancer terminology
Characteristics of neoplasia
Theories of oncogenesis
Cancer causing agents
Manifestations of cancer
Tumor staging
Cancer detection
Tumor markers
Treatment of cancer

Steps in hemostasis
Coagulation pathways
Conditions leading to decreased coagulation
Anticoagulant drugs
Conditions leading to increased coagulation

Analysis of blood cells
Sickle cell disease

Components of the immune system
Immune cell function
Antibody structure and function
Cytokine actions
The inflammatory reaction
Hypersensitivity reactions

HIV structure
Stages of HIV infection
Opportunistic infections in AIDS
Epidemiology of HIV infection
Laboratory diagnosis of HIV
HIV treatment and prevention
HIV drug resistance

Arterial diseases
Atherosclerosis, lipoproteins
Genetic disorders of lipid metabolism
Vasospastic conditions
Arterial inflammation
Diseases of the veins
Varicose veins
Chronic venous insufficiency
Venous thrombus
Anticoagulant and Thrombolytic drug therapy

Primary or essential hypertension
Blood pressure measures
Risk factors for hypertension
Manifestations of essential hypertension
Treatment of hypertension
Secondary hypertension
Malignant hypertension
Causes of orthostatic hypotension

Diseases of the pericardium
Diseases of the myocardium
Diseases of the endocardium and heart valves
Congenital heart defects

Myocardial oxygen balance
Manifestations of myocardial ischemia, types of angina pectoris
Diagnosis of myocardial ischemia
Treatment of myocardial ischemia

Coronary blood flow and myocardial infarction
Manifestations of myocardial infarction
Complications of myocardial infarction
Compensatory mechanisms of myocardial infarction
Treatment of myocardial infarction

Left heart failure
Right heart failure
Physiologic compensation for heart failure
Diagnosis of congestive heart failure
Treatment of congestive heart failure
Circulatory shock, types.
Stages of shock
Complications of shock
Treatment of shock

Cardiac conduction system
Cardiac action potential
Factors contributing to the development of a cardiac arrhythmia
Mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmia
Types of cardiac arrhythmia
Heart Block
Diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia
Treatment of cardiac arrhythmia

Respiratory infections
Obstructive pulmonary disorders
Restrictive pulmonary disorders
Respiratory failure

Functions of the kidney
Renal regulation of blood flow
Evaluation of renal function
Diseases of the kidney
Renal failure
Renal dialysis
Disorders of the bladder and urethra

Symptoms of gastrointestinal disease
Abnormalities of the esophagus
Disorders of the stomach
Disorders of the intestines
Disorders of the gall bladder
Diverticular disease
Colorectal cancer

Viral hepatitis
Alcoholic Liver Disease
Liver cancer
Disorders of the exocrine pancreas

Hypersecretion of hormones
Hyposecretion of hormones
Altered responsiveness to hormones
Hormones of the hypothalamus
Hormones of the pituitary gland
Disorders of the hypothalamus/anterior pituitary gland
Disorders of the posterior pituitary gland
Alterations in thyroid function
Disorders of the adrenal cortex
Disorders of the adrenal medulla

Hormones of the endocrine pancreas
Type I diabetes mellitus
Type II diabetes mellitus
Treatment of diabetes mellitus
Long term complications of diabetes mellitus
Gestational diabetes

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