BRS Pharmacology, Seventh Edition, equips medical, dental, and other health professions students with the preparation needed to excel on licensing examinations and confidently transition to healthcare practice.
The popular BRS series format presents concise coverage of the general principles of drug mechanisms and detailed descriptions of how drugs act on major body systems, delivering vital information in a succinct, streamlined approach favored by today’s students. This trusted review also familiarizes students with the pharmacologic principles of toxicology and details essential information on drugs used to treat anemia, disorders of hemostasis, infectious diseases, and cancer.
Updated with powerful mnemonics and vibrant illustrations, the seventh edition strengthens students’ retention and reinforces challenging concepts to help students ensure success from the USMLE to clinical practice.
- Dozens of new and updated illustrations clarify sites and mechanisms of action, relationships between drug classes, interactions and more.
- New cross references in the Comprehensive Examination point students to specific content for fast, efficient remediation.
- Concise outline format offers an efficient review of high-yield topics.
- Enhanced review questions emphasize USMLE format for the most effective board preparation.
- eBook available. Fast, smart, and convenient, today’s eBooks can transform learning. These interactive, fully searchable tools offer 24/7 access on multiple devices, the ability to highlight and share notes, and much more.
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The most popular and trusted source of portable drug information since 1987.
Used by prescribers around the world, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and medical transcriptionists, the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2019 Classic Shirt Pocket Edition continues its tradition as the leading portable drug reference packed with vital drug information to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care.
The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2019 Classic Shirt Pocket Edition details FDA approved drug dosing, available trade and generic formulations, metabolism, safety in pregnancy and lactation, relative drug pricing information, Canadian trade names, and an herbal & alternative therapies section. Multiple tables supplement the drug content, including opioid equivalency, emergency drug infusions, cardiac dysrhythmia protocols, pediatric drug dosing, and much more.
New to the 2019 Edition:
• Updated with new drug information
• New drugs reflect innovative trimester scheme for describing pregnancy and reproductive risk based on FDA’s updated Pregnancy and Lactation Rule
• Outpatient pediatric drugs table revised to extend age ranges and reflect new recommendation that volume of liquid doses be measured only in mLs
• Renal dose adjustment symbol to indicate when a drug needs a dose adjustment or is contraindicated in renal insufficiency
• FDA guideline updates
• Removal of discontinued drugs and outdated dosing information
As always, each edition of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia is meticulously peer reviewed by experts and is now available in multiple print, mobile, and digital formats. This resource is also available in a Deluxe Lab Coat version.
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This Special Issue provides an overview of pediatric integrative medicine, an emerging field that blends conventional and evidence based complementary therapies with an emphasis on preventive health and wellbeing. It is one of the first publications to capture the field’s background as well as the implementation of pediatric integrative programs and therapies in both the United States and Europe. Written by expert contributors in their specialties, this work provides the reader a first-hand look at the innovative programs serving children with a wide array of conditions in both academic and community-based centers. Covering topics including program development and start-up, pediatric pain, headache, obesity management, stress, clinical hypnosis, creative arts therapies, integrative nursing, and provider self-care, the edition provides rich insight into the challenges and successes experienced by the authors and the creativity and passion driving the field with the goal of improving health care for children of all ages.
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The text begins with an in-depth discussion of pharmacoepidemiology, including information on the value of nationwide databases in forensic toxicology. The use and abuse of drugs in driving, sport and the workplace are then discussed by industry experts who are conducting case work in their field. Not only are new drug groups discussed (NPS), but also their constantly changing impact on drug legislation. Synthetic cannabinoids, khat and mephodrone are discussed in detail. Following a section devoted to legislation and defence, readers will find comprehensive chapters covering sample choice reflecting the increasing use of hair and oral fluid, and also the less commonly used sweat and nail analysis. New and old case examples are compared and contrasted in the final part of the book, which will enable readers to understand how drugs impact on each other and how the interpretative outcome of a case are dependent on many aspects.
From use of pharmaceutical drugs in a clinical setting, through smart drugs to new psychoactive drugs, this book documents the wide range in which drugs today are abused. This book will be an essential resource for postgraduate students in forensic toxicology, and for researchers in forensic toxicology laboratories who need the latest data and knowledge.
For the past 40 years, metal-based drugs have been widely used for the treatment of cancer. Cisplatin and follow-up drugs carboplatin (ParaplatinTM) and oxaliplatin (EloxatinTM) have been the gold standard for metallodrugs in clinical settings as antineoplastic agents. While effective, these drugs (either alone or in combination therapy) have faced a number of clinical challenges resulting from their limited spectrum of activity, high toxicity leading to significant side effects, resistance, poor water solubility, low bioavailability and short circulating time. In the past 10 years, various unconventional non-platinum metal-based agents have emerged as a potential alternative for cancer treatment. These compounds are highly effective and selective in cancers resistant to cisplatin and other chemotherapeutic agents. Research in this area has recently exploded with a relevant number of patents and clinical trials, in addition to reports in scientific journals. Furthermore, in parallel to the synthesis of coordination and organometallic compounds comprising many different metals and unconventional platinum-based derivatives, researchers are focused on optimizing mechanistic and pharmacological features of promising drug candidates. This Special Issue aims to highlight the latest advances in anticancer metallodrugs with a focus on unconventional anticancer agents, as well as novel activation, targeting and delivery strategies aimed at improving their pharmacological profile.
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Substance use and related addictive disorders rate amongst the top four risk factors contributing to the global burden of disease and form an increasingly important part of medical and healthcare practice. Substance use disorders can cause, mimic, underlie or complicate a large number of
common medical and psychiatric disorders. Making a correct diagnosis of the substance use disorder can facilitate clinical diagnosis, avoid unnecessary tests, shorten hospital stay and make the clinician and patient’s life easier and safer.
Part of the successful Oxford Specialist Handbooks series, the second edition of Addiction Medicine is a concise and practical guide for students, practitioners of medicine and other health professions who come into contact with people with substance use disorders. Providing up-to-date practical
assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management options, this edition expands on the first edition through updated content and global coverage of addiction medicine.
Edited by a global team of experienced psychiatrists specialized in addictions, Addiction Medicine, Second edition contains everything you need to know to assist in the assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of patients with substance use and related addictive disorders.
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With a clear explanation of drug prototypes and how they work, Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 10th Edition gives you the background you need to understand drugs currently on the market, and those not yet released. This perennial favorite of students and teachers simplifies complex concepts while distinguishing need-to-know content from the material that’s merely nice to know. The 10th edition includes updated drug content to reflect the very latest FDA approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses, as well as corresponding updated nursing content. It also includes an updated prototype drugs section, summarizing their major uses, and an updated table detailing care throughout the lifespan of the patient. Additionally, each chapter ends with a nursing implications summary to help you fully understand the material and apply it to clinical nursing practice.
- Prototype Drugs features serve as a quick-reference learning aid so you can apply your understanding to related drugs currently on the market as well as drugs that will be released in the future.
- UNIQUE! Engaging writing style with clear explanations makes difficult pharmacology concepts easy to grasp and even enjoyable to learn.
- Nursing implications of drug therapy are integrated throughout the text to reinforce the integral relationship between drug therapy and nursing care.
- UPDATED Special Interest Topic boxes focus on currently trending issues in pharmacology, eliminating out-of-date content.
- Large print highlights essential, need-to-know information, and small print indicates nice-to-know information.
- QSEN focus includes Patient-Centered Care Across the Life Span featureshighlighting safe and appropriate patient care during different phases of life.
- Safety Alert features emphasize the QSEN competency relating to patient safety.
- Student-friendly features make learning easier with concise drug summary tables, chapter outlines, key points, and a visual guide to the prototype drugs in each class.
- Concise drug summary tables present detailed information for individual drugs, including drug class, generic and trade names, dosages, routes, and indications.
- Selected Canadian drug names are indicated with a maple-leaf icon throughout the text.
- Separate Bioterrorism chapter discusses the clinical manifestations and treatment of biological weapon attacks.
- NEW! Thoroughly updated drug content reflects the very latest FDA drug approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses, as well as corresponding updated nursing content
- NEW! Additional images included to accompany difficult concepts.
- NEW! Inclusion of more student practice questions provide additional help for learning the material.
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Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology expands on the molecular and cellular foundations of the classic Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology, Eighth Edition (Cooper, Bloom, and Roth) by now including the behavioral methods used to study psychoactive drugs in experimental animals and in
humans. Authored by four founders of modern neuroscience, this concise and comprehensive text covers the current series of medications used to treat diseases of the brain and nervous system–both psychiatric and neurologic–as well as legal and illegal recreational drugs and the neuroscientific
information that explains how these medications act on the brain from the molecular to the clinical level. The text ranges from drugs that affect the mood and behavior to hypnotics, narcotics, anticonvulsants, and analgesics.
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