Nov 252015

Anesthetic Pharmacology: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice

In recent years our understanding of molecular mechanisms of drug action and interindividual variability in drug response has grown enormously. Meanwhile, the practice of anesthesiology has expanded to the preoperative environment and numerous locations outside the OR. Anesthetic Pharmacology: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice, second edition, is an outstanding therapeutic resource in anesthesia and critical care: Section 1 introduces the principles of drug action, Section 2 presents the molecular, cellular and integrated physiology of the target organ/functional system and Section 3 reviews the pharmacology and toxicology of anesthetic drugs. The new Section 4, Therapeutics of Clinical Practice, provides integrated and comparative pharmacology and the practical application of drugs in daily clinical practice. Edited by three highly acclaimed academic anesthetic pharmacologists, with contributions from an international team of experts, and illustrated in full colour, this is a sophisticated, user-friendly resource for all practitioners providing care in the perioperative period.
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Nov 242015

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology (Schatzberg, American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology)

By (author): Alan F. Schatzberg, Charles B. Nemeroff

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology is now updated to keep you current with the latest research and trends in the field. Covering both basic science and clinical practice, this new edition draws on the talents of 53 new contributors to guarantee fresh, authoritative perspectives on advances in psychiatric drug therapy. Introductory chapters provide a theoretical grounding in clinical applications and include a new chapter on genomics and genetics. The Classes of Psychiatric Treatment section is a virtual pharmacopoeia, with chapters devoted to specific agents. It presents information by class of drug; includes data on indications, side effects, and interactions for each; and features expanded coverage of newly approved agents. Chapters in the Clinical Psychobiology and Psychiatric Syndromes section review the neurological underpinnings of specific disorders and include a new chapter on the neurobiology of childhood disorders. Subsequent coverage of psychopharmacological treatment encompasses state-of-the-art approaches to psychiatric disorders; specific patient populations; difficult-to-manage conditions, including a new chapter on treatment of chronic pain syndromes; and specific guidance on drug selection and prescription. A concluding new chapter reviews ethical considerations in psychopharmacological treatment and research.
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Nov 242015

Goodman and Gilman’s Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

By (author): Laurence Brunton, Donald Blumenthal, Iain Buxton, Keith Parker

Put the authority of Goodman & Gilman’s in the palm of your hand!

“…the most authoritative and trusted source of pharmacological information, has now spawned a portable pocket drug guide….This manual extracts the essential core drug information from the eleventh edition of the parent book, referring the reader to the online version of the parent book for historical aspects, many chemical and clinical details, and additional figures and references. This makes G & G a very useful book. This will be of use to individuals in training or practice in the fields of pharmacy, medicine, nursing, or allied health disciplines where knowledge of drug actions are important….Each chapter provides the core essential information provided in the parent book in a very readable format. Readers can use this easy to handle and read manual for essential information along with the online version of the parent book as a reference for more in-depth specific information on drugs.”–Doody’s Review Service

The Goodman & Gilman Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers the renowned content of Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Eleventh Edition, condensed into an ultra-handy, streamlined reference.

More than just a pocket drug guide, this indispensable resource offers:

  • A carry-along source of essential fundamental information, with all the authority of Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Eleventh Edition
  • The benefits of the world’s leading pharmacology text in a convenient, portable format
  • Comprehensive, yet streamlined and clinically relevant coverage of the pharmacological basis of therapeutics
  • High-yield overview of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the foundations of pharmacology
  • Expert insights into the properties, mechanisms, and uses of all the major drug classes
  • Considerations of vital patient-specific issues
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Nov 232015

Roach’s Introductory Clinical Pharmacology

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By (author): Susan M. Ford MN RN CNE, Sally S. Roach MSN RN CNE

Prepare for your future career and success on the NCLEX with the only pharmacology textbook truly written for the LPN/LVN student, Roach’s Introductory Clinical Pharmacology. This proven book will help you every step of the way to master one of the most challenging content areas in the LPN/LVN curriculum. Organized by body system, the book provides a clear, concise introduction to pharmacology, focusing on basic principles and the nurse’s responsibility in drug administration.

  • Focus your reading and enhance your mastery of course concepts through chapter-opening Learning Objectives, Key Terms, and Drug Class lists that identify potential errors and safety concerns.
  • Learn drug contraindications, precautions, and interactionsthrough The Nursing Process framework that presents care of the patient as it relates to the drug and drug regimen, as well as Checklists of Relevant Nursing Diagnoses.
  • Master important patient care concepts with Pharmacology in Practice case studies that focus on assessment, administration, or teaching issues that have an impact on a real-life patient. Chapter-ending Think Critically questions return to the patient in the case study and ask you to explore options and make clinical judgments related to the administration of drugs. 
  • Get a sense of real world practice through Patient Case Study scenarios threaded through each chapter that offer a “simulation-focus.”
  • Quickly identify urgent nursing actions that may be required when managing a patient receiving a specific drug or drug category through Nursing Alerts.
  • Prepare for NCLEX success with Build Your Knowledge (information and fact-based warm-up questions), Apply Your Knowledge(questions keyed to the actual NCLEX-PN test plan), and Alternate Format Questions.
  • Access vital tools for your future career, including Drug Interaction Tables that provides at-a-glance information about the likelihood of a patient problem when multiple drugs are given and Summary Drug Tables that list drugs from the classes discussed in each chapter, including names, uses, frequent adverse reactions, and general dosing information.
  • Meet the needs of specific populations at risk or needing specific drug administration considerations through practical Lifespan Considerations boxes.
  • Expand your knowledge through Herbal Considerations boxes that provide information on herbs and complementary and alternative remedies that may be used by patients under their care.
  • Prepare for situations that may arise during drug therapy for patients with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension, or epilepsy, including issues of polypharmacy through Chronic Care Considerations.
  • Master each chapter’s key concepts and skills through Know Your Drugs (matching questions), Calculate Medication Dosages (dosage calculation questions), and Prepare for NCLEX (NCLEX-style questions), at the end of each drug chapter.
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Nov 222015

Ethnopharmacology (Postgraduate Pharmacy Series)

By (author): Michael Heinrich, Anna K. Jäger

Ethnopharmacology is one of the world’s fastest-growing scientific disciplines encompassing a diverse range of subjects. It links natural sciences research on medicinal, aromatic and toxic plants with socio-cultural studies and has often been associated with the development of new drugs. The Editors of Ethnopharmacology have assembled an international team of renowned contributors to provide a critical synthesis of the substantial body of new knowledge and evidence on the subject that has emerged over the past decade.

Divided into three parts, the book begins with an overview of the subject including a brief history, ethnopharmacological methods, the role of intellectual property protection, key analytical approaches,  the role of ethnopharmacology in primary/secondary education and links to biodiversity and ecological research. Part two looks at ethnopharmacological contributions to modern therapeutics across a range of conditions including CNS disorders, cancer, bone and joint health and parasitic diseases. The final part is devoted to regional perspectives covering all continents, providing a state-of-the –art assessment of the status of ethnopharmacological research globally.

  • A comprehensive, critical synthesis of the latest developments in ethnopharmacology.
  • Includes a section devoted to ethnopharmacological contributions to modern therapeutics across a range of conditions.  
  • Contributions are from leading international experts in the field. 

This timely book will prove invaluable for researchers and students across a range of subjects including ethnopharmacology, ethnobotany, medicinal plant research and natural products research.

Ethnopharmacology- A Reader is part of the ULLA Series in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Nov 222015

Clinical Proteomics: From Diagnosis to Therapy

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Unparalleled in its scope and depth, this book brings together proteomic approaches in diagnosis and treatment from all clinical fields, including clinical toxicology. The result is a new discipline in molecular medicine that will revolutionize the treatment and prevention of cancer, stroke and other severe diseases.
Following an overview of clinical proteomics, the authors look at the technologies available, before moving on to cancer, cardiopulmonary disease, diabetes and stroke. A whole section is devoted to toxicity and the work is rounded off with a discussion of the future of clinical proteomics.
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Nov 212015

Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook (Pharmaceutical Development Series)

A comprehensive look at current drug discovery and development methods—and the roadmap for the future

Providing both understanding and guidance in characterizing potential drugs and their production and synthesis, Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook gives professionals a basic tool to facilitate research and development within this challenging process. This comprehensive text brings together, in one resource, a compendium of concepts, approaches, methodologies, and limitations that need to be considered in the formulation of therapeutic agents across a range of therapeutic fields. Both a reference and a call to action for the pharmaceutical industry, Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook examines recent innovations taking shape in the various medical disciplines involved in drug discovery, and shows why these advances need to be embraced universally among researchers to improve their solution strategies. Additional subject matter includes:

  • Extensive coverage and in-depth look into novel treatments and therapeutics

  • Discussion of hot topics like new drugs and nutraceuticals, the discovery and development of vaccines, cancer therapeutics, and market overviews

  • Coverage of therapeutic drug development for specific disease areas, such as cardiology, oncology, breast cancer, and kidney diseases

As research in biology, chemistry, medicine, and technology rapidly progresses, it is becoming increasingly important for medical researchers to maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of emerging trends directing promising new therapies. Development of Therapeutic Agents Handbook serves this purpose, acting as both a one-stop reference rich in valid science, and a tool to carve out new pathways in the pursuit of bringing safer and more effective drugs to the marketplace.

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Nov 202015

Clinical Calculations Made Easy: Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis

By (author): Gloria P. Craig RN MSN EdD

Clinical Calculations Made Easy is a compact, easy-to-use, pocket-sized guide/reference to dosage calculation and drug administration. It includes a review of basic math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations/preparations.
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Nov 192015

Nutrient-Drug Interactions (Nutrition and Disease Prevention)

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Current research has given us a more complete understanding of how the chemicals in foods and herbs interact with natural and synthetic drugs. In some cases a single food or supplement can profoundly increase or decrease the toxicity and/or efficacy of a single drug. Although it is standard practice to examine the effects of food consumption on the absorption and pharmacokinetics of new drugs, the issue has become greater than “should this medicine be taken with or without food.”

Nutrient-Drug Interactions focuses on food, herbals, and their chemical constituents as contributors to human health through control of metabolism, primarily as they relate to chronic disease development and treatment. The book’s organization highlights the ailment being treated or prevented and the targets of therapy. Each chapter provides a comprehensive examination of the macronutrient, micronutrient, and phytochemical impact on drug action and includes advice on modification or supplementation in those cases where diet is a factor. The chapters focus on the molecular mechanism by which a food or chemical is thought to modify disease process and drug behavior. The book describes the roles of genetic variation and polymorphism in determining nutrient/drug responses, how they might be “profiled” to identify those likely to demonstrate specific interactions, and who would benefit from adjuvant or complementary therapies.

The book explores how what is consumed affects response, whether on a population or individual level, to the pharmacologic agents that are the mainstay of chronic disease treatment/prevention around the world.
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Nov 182015

Essential Microbiology for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

By (author): Geoff Hanlon, Norman A. Hodges

This text is an essential study guide for undergraduates studying microbiology modules on degree courses in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. Written by two pharmacists each with over 30 years experience of teaching, research and publishing in pharmaceutical microbiology, it distills the subject down into the essential elements that pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists need to know in order to practice their profession, and it covers all the microbiology components of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s indicative syllabus that is at the heart of every UK pharmacy degree.

Much of the applied microbiology that a pharmacist or pharmaceutical scientist needs to know is unique: topics like the manufacture of microbiologically sterile medicines and their subsequent protection against microbial contamination and spoilage, the detection of hazardous microorganisms in medicines and antibiotics’ manufacture and assay are all covered here. Essential Microbiology for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Students displays material in an easy to-digest format and concepts are explained using diagrams, tables and pictures wherever possible. The book contains an extensive self-assessment section that includes typical multiple choice, short answer and essay-style examination questions, and a companion website to further test your knowledge from a selection of questions along with further links to relevant sites.

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