Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Therapeutics

Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Therapeutics

by Loralie J. Langman
     
 

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Pharmacogenomics is the process of analyzing patients' genes to predict the onset of adverse reactions or forecast the effectiveness of therapeutic drugs. This useful text is written to discuss both the theory and the clinical application of the principles of pharmacogenomics. Current research has clearly established that a range of treatments may be greatly

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Pharmacogenomics is the process of analyzing patients' genes to predict the onset of adverse reactions or forecast the effectiveness of therapeutic drugs. This useful text is written to discuss both the theory and the clinical application of the principles of pharmacogenomics. Current research has clearly established that a range of treatments may be greatly improved through genetic profiling of individual patients before certain therapies begin. Aimed at clinicians, pharmacologists, and clinical laboratory professionals this book discusses the important role of laboratory tests in the practice of personalized medicine. An important new book, Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Therapeutics serves as a guide to the basic principles of pharmacogenomics in a range of common therapeutic areas and as the basis of the personalized medicine of the future.

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Reviewer: Xiaochao Ma, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This practical book covers principles, applications, and methodology of pharmacogenomics in clinical therapeutics.
Purpose: It is intended to present comprehensive coverage of pharmacogenomics and to highlight the applications in clinical therapeutics.
Audience: This book is valuable for physicians and scientists who use or want to use genetic approaches to monitor drug safety and efficacy.
Features: It starts with principles of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. The main body of the book illustrates applications of pharmacogenomics in warfarin therapy, cancer chemotherapy, anesthesia and pain management, immunosuppressants, cardiovascular drugs, antiretroviral therapy, psychoactive drugs, and adverse drug-drug interactions. It also details methodology of pharmacogenomics for clinical practice.
Assessment: This book is unique in its focus on the application of pharmacogenomics in clinical therapeutics.
From the Publisher
“This book is unique in its focus on the application of pharmacogenomics in clinical therapeutics.”  (Doody’s,
19 January 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470657348
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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“This book is unique in its focus on the application of pharmacogenomics in clinical therapeutics.” (Doody’s,
19 January 2013)

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