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Pharmacy Case Studies offers a holistic and integrated approach to learning, which textbooks often lack. Case studies of increasing complexity tie in the strands of learning from across the pharmacy curriculum. Primarily aimed at pharmacy students and pre-registration pharmacists, this book will also be useful for qualified pharmacists as well as medical students, nurses and others with a professional interest in therapeutics. Each chapter contains five case studies with questions and answers increasing in complexity from those for first year students through to cases designed for fourth year/pre-registration level. The chapters loosely follow the order of the British National Formulary chapters for ease of use. Case study scenarios include both community and hospital pharmacy situations as suited to the disease and pharmaceutical care provision.

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Reviewer: Jamila L Stanton, Pharm.D., BCPS (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This book uses a case-based teaching strategy to apply pharmacotherapy concepts and is directed at readers at all levels of experience and education.
Purpose: The purpose is to help students integrate the knowledge gained during their pharmacy school curriculum into a patient practice setting. A case-based approach to applying pharmacy curriculum is widely used in most academic institutions and is probably the most effective strategy.
Audience: Targeted at a student audience, the book is designed to challenge all levels of knowledge, from basic concepts of pharmacology and patient counseling to more intense cases involving laboratory data and clinical guidelines. This book may also be used by pharmacy residents still in the learning and application phase. Another niche for this book may be among clinical pharmacy faculty, since it provides great examples of both simple and difficult cases and questions to test student knowledge and application skills. The cases may serve as a resource for examination, discussion, and practice questions.
Features: Each chapter is dedicated to a different organ or body system, incorporating various disease states and areas of interest within that system. Other chapters are dedicated to the geriatric and pediatric populations. Answers to all case questions are provided at the end of each chapter with accompanying references. Cases range from simple to difficult and cover both inpatient and outpatient environments. Patient counseling exercises, laboratory markers, and physical exam findings are incorporated as part of the learning experience. It purposefully does not provide a glossary, as students are expected to look up the medical terms and abbreviations. The book may have a limited use outside the U.K., since the drug names and compounds used in the cases vary from country to country. In addition, not all disease states are covered in each chapter, just those diseases selected by the author of each case.
Assessment: This is a unique book, as it tests application skills at all levels of knowledge and education. It would serve as a useful reference for senior students preparing for clinical experiences to review basic and complex disease states through the use of patient cases. Faculty may also find this book useful as a source of cases and questions for the pharmacy curriculum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780853697244
  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

About the authors xi

List of contributors xii

1 Gastrointestinal case studies Karen Baxter 1

Case study level 1 - Ulcerative colitis 1

Case study level 2 - Constipation 2

Case study level 3 - Irritable bowel syndrome 3

Case study level Ma - Duodenal ulcer 5

Case study level Mb - Ulcerative colitis 6

2 Cardiovascular case studies Narinder Bhalla 20

Case study level 1 - Angina 20

Case study level 2 - Hypertension 21

Case study level 3 - Atrial fibrillation 23

Case study level Ma - Heart failure 25

Case study level Mb - Myocardial infarction 29

3 Respiratory system case studies Soraya Dhillon Andrzej Kostrzewski 49

Case study level 1 - Asthma - community 49

Case study level 2 - Asthma - acute on chronic 50

Case study level 3 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - with co-morbidity 52

Case study level Ma - COPD 54

Case study level Mb - Brittle asthma 56

4 Central nervous system case studies Fabrizio Schifano 80

Case study level 1 - A case of insomnia 80

Case study level 2 - A case of eating disorder (bulimia nervosa) 82

Case study level 3 - A case of dementia, Alzheimer's type 83

Case study level Ma - A case of schizophrenia 85

Case study level Mb - A case of buprenorphine high-dose prescribing in heroin addiction 87

5 Infections case studies Kieran Hand 103

Case study level 1 - Sore throat 103

Case study level 2 - Urinary tract infection (UTI) 105

Case study level 3 - Pneumonia 106

Case study level Ma - Meningitis 109

Case study level Mb - Diabetic foot infection 112

6 Endocrine case studies Russell Foulsham 135

Case study level 1 - Myasthenia gravis 135

Case study level 2 - Thyroid dysfunction136

Case study level 3 - Hormone replacement therapy 137

Case study level Ma - Osteoporosis 139

Case study level Mb - Type 2 diabetes 140

7 Obstetrics, gynaecology and UTI case studies Alka Mistry 150

Case study level 1 - Primary dysmenorrhoea 150

Case study level 2 - Urinary tract infections in pregnancy 151

Case study level 3 - Pelvic inflammatory disease 152

Case study level Ma - Endometriosis management in secondary care 154

Case study level Mb - Management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia 156

8 Malignant diseases case studies Michael Powell 171

Case study level 1 - Non-small cell lung cancer 171

Case study level 2 - Treatment of advanced colorectal cancer 173

Case study level 3 - Treatment of metastatic breast cancer and its complications 175

Case study level Ma - Management of testicular cancer 178

Case study level Mb - Oral chemotherapy 181

9 Nutrition and blood case studies Rebekah Raymond Anita Rana 218

Case study level 1 - Iron-deficiency anaemia 218

Case study level 2 - Pernicious anaemia 219

Case study level 3 - Porphyria 221

Case study level Ma - Sickle cell anaemia 222

Case study level Mb - Peri-operative nutrition 224

10 Musculoskeletal and joint disease case studies Nicola Parr Tracy Garnier 244

Case study level 1 - Rheumatoid arthritis 244

Case study level 2 - Rheumatoid arthritis 246

Case study level 3 - Gout 248

Case study level Ma - Osteoarthritis 250

Case study level Mb - Osteoporosis 252

11 Eyes and ENT case studies Sandeep Singh Nijer Rona Robinson Nader Siabi 275

Case study level 1 - Ears 275

Case study level 2 - Conjunctivitis 276

Case study level 3 - Hayfever 278

Case study level Ma - Sinusitis 279

Case study level Mb - Glaucoma 280

12 Skin case studies Tracy Garnier Gary Moss 294

Case study level 1 - Cold sores 294

Case study level 2 - Severe acne 295

Case study level 3 - Acute cellulitis 297

Case study level Ma - Atopic eczema 298

Case study level Mb - Psoriasis 301

13 Immunology case studies Niall McMullan 320

Case study level 1 - Tetanus 320

Case study level 2 - Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura 321

Case study level 3 - Chronic granulomatous disease 322

Case study level Ma - Chronic hepatitis B infection 324

Case study level Mb - Rheumatoid arthritis 325

14 Liver disease case studies Caron Weeks Mark Tomlin 338

Case study level 1 - Alcoholic cirrhosis; alcohol withdrawal 338

Case study level 2 - Alcoholic cirrhosis; management of bleeding risk and treatment for the maintenance of alcohol abstinence 339

Case study level 3 - Hepatic encephalopathy and ascites 341

Case study level Ma - Pulmonary tuberculosis 342

Case study level Mb - Liver failure 344

15 Renal disease case studies Caroline Ashley 356

Case study level 1 - Acute pyelonephritis 356

Case study level 2 - NSAIDs and ACE inhibitors 357

Case study level 3 - Pre-dialysis patient with anaemia 359

Case study level Ma - Diabetes and renal impairment 361

Case study level Mb - Hypertension-associated kidney disease 363

16 Paediatrics case studies Stephen Tomlin 391

Case study level 1 - Croup 391

Case study level 2 - Fever 392

Case study level 3 - Diabetes 393

Case study level Ma - Gastro-oesophageal reflux 395

Case study level Mb - Asthma 396

17 Care of older people case studies Chris Cairns Nina Barnett 409

Case study level 1 - It is important to be regular: constipation and the older person 409

Case study level 2 - Puffing away makes you lose your puff: treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 411

Case study level 3 - 'Not what you first thought': multiple morbidity in older people - acute confusional state, dehydration and Parkinson's disease 412

Case study level Ma - Eating is not the only problem: treatment of stroke and its complications in the older person 414

Case study level Mb - Hearts and bones 416

Index 442

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