Using a case-based approach, this widely used text helps students develop practical problem-solving skills for devising and implementing successful drug treatment regimens. Case studies integrated into each chapter illustrate key concepts and principles of therapeutics and give students practice in developing their own evidence-based therapeutic plans.
This completely updated Ninth Edition incorporates the latest drug treatments and therapeutic practices and guidelines. New chapters cover pharmacogenomics and osteoporosis. Transplantation is now broken into two chapters to ensure adequate coverage. Culturally competent care issues are now incorporated into many chapters.
A companion Website offers the fully searchable text, animations of pathophysiologic concepts, and additional case studies.
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Description: As in previous editions, this book provides its users with a patient-case based presentation for the appropriate use of drug therapy. The book, last published four years ago, has been updated with new chapters (culturally competent care, smoking cessation, and end of life care), and includes updates in therapeutics in the wide array of topics covered.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide healthcare workers, primarily pharmacists, the resources and tools to make informed decisions regarding the clinical use of drugs. With our aging population, more and more patients are requiring drug therapy, and with advances in drug technologies, pharmacists, as well as all patient caregivers need to keep abreast of changes in therapeutics. Readers should be able to incorporate these therapeutics into their daily practice to provide more rational care for their patients and make decisions that will be not only cost effective, but also assure optimal safety and efficacy.
Audience: Although the book is primarily written for pharmacy students, as an educator and practitioner, I find myself using the book as a reference time and time again. This edition covers 101 topics in therapeutics and is written and edited by experts in their respective fields. As with other editions, both the pathophysiology and therapeutics of a particular disease state is covered in a case-based scenario. This often allows the reader to see a step-by-step diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring plan play out before them.
Features: Topics include general principles of drug therapy and pharmaceutical care, pulmonary disorders, cardiovascular disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, renal disorders, neurologic and psychiatric disease states, endocrine disorders, neoplastic disorders, and issues revolving around nutrition, women's health, substance abuse, pediatrics, and geriatric therapeutics. One of the most innovative methods of the book is the case-based presentation of the pathophysiology, therapeutics, and monitoring of drug therapy. Tables are adequate as well as illustrations, which tend to be simple but to the point. There are no color plates or illustrations. The book does not have pages, but is divided by chapter numbers and sections, but the reader can easily adapt to this notation. This edition also is accompanied with a companion CD-ROM and instructor Web site.
Assessment: I have used this book both as a pharmacy student and now as an educator and I find this my preferred text of choice for my students. As with any book regarding drug therapy, updates are needed. For such a complete book, the publishers have a rather impressive update schedule, averaging every 4-5 years.
Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, Pharm.D.; Editor; Dean and Professor, TJ Long Chair in Chain Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco
Lloyd Yee Young, PharmD; Editor; Professor and Chair Dept of Clinical Pharmacy, TA Oliver Educational Chair in Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Univ of California at San Francisco.
B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD., Assistant Editor; Professor of Clinical Pharmacy.
Vice Chair of Scholarship, Department of Clinical Pharmacy. First Year on UCSF Faculty: 1979 Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Santa Clara, 1973. Pharm.D., University of Southern California, 1978. Resident in Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, 1978-79. Licensure: Licentiate in Pharmacy, California, 1978 Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Critical Care.
Wayne A. Kradjan, PharmD.; Assistant Editor; joined OSU in January 1999, as Dean of the College of Pharmacy. His academic interests and classroom teaching relate to the pharmacotherapeutic applications of adult general medicine. Dr. Kradjan's research interests, publications and lecturing include the pharmacokinetics and therapeutic effects of bronchodilators and oral hypoglycemic agents, and disease management of heart failure, lipid disorders, peptic ulcer disease, GERD, and hepatitis. He was the principal investigator on two grants to assess the effects of community pharmacists' interventions on therapeutic outcomes in patients with asthma and served as a consultant to the Washington State Professional Review Organization Heart Failure Management Program. He is a the author of the chapters on Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; section editor for the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal-hepatic sections of the textbook Applied Therapeutics- The Clinical Use of Drugs; and is a co-editor of the companion handbook for the same text. Before assuming his responsibilities at OSU, Dr. Kradjan was on the faculty at the University of Washington for 28 years having served at various times as Director of the School's post baccalaureate Pharm.D. program, Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy, and Associate Dean for Professional Programs. He was a visiting faculty to the University of Manchester in England in 1980. Dr. Kradjan also has extensive experience providing clinical service and teaching on general internal medicine services at an academic health science center and a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.