Oxford Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Therapy / Edition 3

Oxford Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Therapy / Edition 3

by David Grahame-Smith, Jeffrey K. Aronson, D. G. Grahame-Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192632345

ISBN-13: 9780192632340

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Completely updated, the new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Therapy continues to provide medical students and clinicians with a unique insight into why drugs have their therapeutic effects, by presenting the basic pharmacological principles of pharmacology as they effect the patient. An understanding of these clinical…  See more details below

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Completely updated, the new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Therapy continues to provide medical students and clinicians with a unique insight into why drugs have their therapeutic effects, by presenting the basic pharmacological principles of pharmacology as they effect the patient. An understanding of these clinical pharmacological principles is essential for rational, safe, effective, and economical prescribing. The text shows how knowledge of the scientific basis of drug action is applied in a clinical context to devise the most effective treatments for disease and to maximise the therapeutic effects of the drugs being used.
This new edition includes an appraisal of the value of evidence-based medicine and a greater discussion of issues in genetics. There are specialist contributors for areas of infectious disease, gastro-intestinal disorders, blood disorders, general anaesthesia, cancer chemotherapy and immunosuppression. The revision also includes updates to both the pharmacopoeia and the drug therapy section to reflect new developments in both available drugs and in their use. In particular, areas of cardiovascular disease and stomach ulcer have been substantially changed.
Aimed primarily at medical students, this book will also continue to be an invaluable source of information for trainees and clinicians.
The book is in four sections which provide:
-A detailed account of the principles of clinicians pharmacology, including adverse effects and drug interactions; pharmacogenetics; clinical trials; the discovery, development and marketing of drugs; drug treatment in the old and the young; and the use of drugs in relation to prenancy and other aspects of reproduction.
-Advice on practical matters of drug prescribing, both in a separate section and at appropriate points throughout the book.
-Detailed descriptions of the practical management of diseases with drugs, emphasizing the integration of principls with practice.
-A ready-reference pharmacopoeia of over 300 commonly used drugs, describing their uses, modes of action, pharmacokinetic properties, adverse effects, and interactions, with details of rational dosage regimens.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192632340
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

A note about drug nomenclature
Consulting authors
Sect. 1Clinical pharmacology: the scientific basis of drug therapy
1The four processes of drug therapy
2The pharmaceutical process: is the drug getting into the patient?
3The pharmacokinetic process: is the drug getting to its site of action?
4The pharmacodynamic process: is the drug producing the required pharmacological effect?
5The therapeutic process: is the pharmacological being translated into a therapeutic effect?
6Practical applications of the analysis of drug therapy
7Monitoring drug therapy
8Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics
9Adverse reactions to drugs
10Drug interactions
11Drug therapy in young and old people
12Drug therapy and reproduction
13Patient compliance/concordance
14Placebos
15Drug discovery and development: the pharmaceutical industry and the regulatory authorities
16Drug trials
17The drug history and the clinical examination and investigation of drug effects
Sect. 2Practical prescribing
18Principles of prescribing
19How to write a prescription
20Sources of information on drugs
Sect. 3The drug therapy of disease
21Introduction to drug therapy
22The drug therapy of infectious diseases
23The drug therapy of cardiovascular disorders
24The drug therapy of respiratory diseases
25The drug therapy of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and biliary disorders
26Drugs and the kidney and the drug therapy of renal, urinary tract, and prostatic disorders
27The drug therapy of endocrine and metabolic disorders
28The drug therapy of blood disorders
29The drug therapy of disorders of bones and joints
30The drug therapy of neurological disorders
31The drug therapy of psychiatric disorders
32The relief of pain
33General anaesthesia and local anaesthetics
34Drug dependence and abuse
35The management of poisoning
36The principles of cancer chemotherapy
37Immunosuppression and the drug therapy of allergies, connective tissue disorders, and primary immunodeficiencies
Sect. 4Pharmacopoeia
Introductory notes
Index to drugs listed in the pharmacopoeia
Pharmacopoeia
General index

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