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[Wells: Pharmacotherapy Handbook, 7e, 0071485015; 9780071485012]

Pharmacotherapy Handbook,

Seventh Edition

Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP

Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP

Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS


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[Wells: Pharmacotherapy Handbook, 7e, 0071485015; 9780071485012]

Pharmacotherapy Handbook,

Seventh Edition

Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP

Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP

Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS

Cecily V. DiPiro, PharmD


Essential Pharmacotherapy Data at Your Fingertips!

Pharmacotherapy Handbook delivers the essential information you need to quickly and confidently make drug therapy decisions for eighty-four diseases and disorders. Featuring a convenient alphabetized presentation, the book utilizes text, tables, figures, and treatment algorithms to make important drug data readily accessible and easily understandable.


  • Consistent chapter organization that includes:
  • Disease state definition
  • Concise review of relevant pathophysiology
  • Clinical presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • Desired outcome
  • Treatment
  • Monitoring
  • Six valuable appendices, including a new one on the management of pharmacotherapy in the elderly
  • NEW chapters on adrenal gland disorders and influenza
  • The ideal companion to Joseph DePiro's Pharmacology: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 7e

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Disorders covered include:

  • Bone and Joint
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dermatologic
  • Endocrinologic
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Gynecologic and Obstetric
  • Hematologic
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurologic
  • Nutritional
  • Oncologic
  • Ophthalmic
  • Psychiatric
  • Renal
  • Respiratory
  • Urologic

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The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Joni L. Stahura
As stated in the preface, this is the pocket companion to DiPiro's Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 4th Edition (Appleton & Lange, 1999). It is a compendium of concise overviews of select disease states found in the textbook. Each chapter is presented uniformly, giving a definition of the disease state, its pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, desired outcome, and treatment/monitoring information. The first edition, published in 1998, was the pocket companion to Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 3rd Edition. The purpose is to provide a portable summary of the critical information found in the textbook. This is meant to allow easy access to information in a clinical setting. The book is written for practitioners and students. Major disease states and disorders are reveiwed. Bulleted statements provide an easy to read format allowing the reader to go quickly from one statement to another, focusing on areas of interest. Additional information is presented in treatment algorithms and tables. The handbook is a good review of the material, but is not a substitute for the textbook. Readers who are not familiar with the topics covered will need to refer to the textbook for in-depth explanations. The authors of the handbook do provide the reader with a cross reference to the textbook for this purpose. Sections on disease state, pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, and desired outcome are good, quick reviews. The treatment and monitoring sections contain basic information, but more detailed references would need to be consulted prior to prescribing. It would be helpful if more key points were referenced within thehandbook. The second edition of this handbook does justify replacing the first, in that it is a companion to the new textbook. However, the sections reviewed did not significantly change from the first edition.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Kristen M. Quinn, PharmD (Jeanes Hospital)
Description: This is the seventh edition of a handbook designed to help healthcare professionals easily access up-to-date medication therapy to help them make decisions in a clinical setting.
Purpose: The book meets the worthy objective of being a pocket companion to Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 7th edition, by DiPiro et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2008).
Audience: It certainly meets its goal of providing practitioners and students with critical information to guide drug therapy in a clinical setting. The authors are doctors of pharmacy or board certified clinical pharmacists.
Features: The book addresses all aspects of 84 disease states and disorders, from presentation and pathology to treatment and monitoring. Each chapter focuses on individual groups of medication considered for treatment and gives a concise overview of them in easy to see bulleted points. The qualities that I find especially useful are that charts and algorithms are easily identifiable and tables are shaded light gray for quick reference.
Assessment: Although this handbook contains an enormous amount of information, it conveniently fits into a lab coat pocket. It is an extremely useful reference.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071643269
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 1/14/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1072
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Barbara Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP, Dean and Professor, Executive Director, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Josepth DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP, Professor and Exectutive Dean, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, and University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS, Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Cecily V. DiPiro, PharmD, Consultant Pharmacist, Mount Pleasant, SC

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents



1. Gout and Hyperuricemia

2. Osteoarthritis

3. Osteoporosis

4. Rheumatoid Arthritis


5. Acute Coronary Syndromes

6. Arrhythmias

7. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

8. Heart Failure

9. Hyperlipidemia

10. Hypertension

11. Ischemic Heart Disease

12. Shock

13. Stroke

14. Venous Thromboembolism


15. Acne

16. Psoriasis

17. Skin Disorders and Cutaneous Drug Reactions


18. Adrenal Gland Disorders

19. Diabetes Mellitus

20. Thyroid Disorders


21. Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

22. Constipation

23. Diarrhea

24. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

25. Hepatitis, Viral

26. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

27. Nausea and Vomiting

28. Pancreatitis

29. Peptic Ulcer Disease


30. Contraception

31. Hormone Therapy in Women

32. Pregnancy and Lactation: Therapeutic Considerations


33. Anemias

34. Sickle Cell Disease


35. Antimicrobial Regimen Selection

36. Central Nervous System Infections

37. Endocarditis

38. Fungal Infections, Invasive

39. Gastrointestinal Infections


41. Influenza

42 Intraabdominal Infections

43. Respiratory Tract Infections, Lower

44. Respiratory Tract Infections, Upper

45. Sepsis and Septic Shock

46. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

47. Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections

48. Surgical Prophylaxis

49. Tuberculosis

50. Urinary Tract Infections and Prostatitis

51. Vaccines, Toxoids, and Other Immunobiologics


52. Epilepsy

53. Headache: Migraine and Tension-Type

54. Pain Management

55. Parkinson’s Disease

56. Status Epilepticus


57. Assessment and Nutrition Requirements

58. Enteral Nutrition

59. Obesity

60. Parenteral Nutrition


61. Breast Cancer

62. Colorectal Cancer

63. Lung Cancer

64. Lymphomas

65. Prostate Cancer


66. Glaucoma


67. Alzheimer’s Disease

68. Anxiety Disorders

69. Bipolar Disorder

70. Major Depressive Disorder

71. Schizophrenia

72. Sleep Disorders

73. Substance-Related Disorders


74. Acid-Base Disorders

75. Acute Renal Failure

76. Chronic Kidney Disease

77. Drug Dosing in Renal Insufficiency

78. Electrolyte Homeostasis


79. Allergic Rhinitis

80. Asthma

81. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


82. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

83. Erectile Dysfunction

84. Urinary Incontinence


1. Allergic and Pseudoallergic Drug Reactions

2. Geriatrics

3. Drug-Induced Hematologic Disorders

4. Drug-Induced Liver Disease

5. Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disorders

6. Drug-Induced Kidney Disease


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