New Age Herbals: Resource, Quality and Pharmacognosy

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Apr 262018

Importance of herbs (medicinal plants) can hardly be overemphasized. They are exploited for manyfold applications, ranging from phytopharmaceuticals, to nutraceuticals, to cosmetics and many others. Keeping in view the richness of herbs and their vast potential, this book collates the most up-to-date knowledge of important herbs and herbals. The book also gives an overview of some issues causing hindrance in the promotion of herbals. This book attempts to compile the rich experience of experts working on various herbs. New age single plant species, having multiple medicinal traits worth exploiting i.e. Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn), and Morinda citrifolia (noni) also find place as full chapters in the book.
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The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor

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Apr 222018

A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Precepting Students and Residents The first guide of its kind, The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor is written for busy preceptors who train students and residents, sometimes in mixed groups, in a wide variety of practice settings. It focuses on the real-world situations that today’s pharmacists face. Written by Mate M. Soric, PharmD, BCPS; Stacey R. Schneider, PharmD; and S. Scott Wisneski, PharmD, this book is designed for the evolving roles of new pharmacists and can be especially helpful for preceptors who want to develop their own rotations. A valuable resource for preceptors, experiential coordinators, and residency program directors, The Effective Pharmacy Preceptor is written and formatted for quick easy reference.

– Organized by timeline and tasks associated with a student or resident’s experience
– Case Studies with real-life scenarios help in planning for unforeseen events
– Case Questions promote critical thinking
– Quick Tips offer precepting pearls
– Comprehensive coverage includes advanced topics such as layered learning, expanding experiential learning, and preceptor assessment
– A Suggested Reading List offers additional resources

Now, new and seasoned preceptors alike can get practical, real-world advice not only for providing optimal learning experiences to their students and residents, but for enhancing their own teaching skills as well.


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Insulin & Related Proteins – Structure to Function and Pharmacology

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Apr 172018

This book contains contributions presented at the last of the Alcuin Symposia, held in April 2000, as a Festschrift to honour Prof. Axel Wollmer on the occasion of his retirement from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. The Alcuin Symposia were initially held alternatively in York and Aachen, in recent years in Aachen only, as joint workshops on insulin between the groups of Prof. Guy Dodson in York and the groups of Profs Dietrich Brandenburg and Axel Wollmer in Aachen.
The Symposium was named after Alcuin, an Anglo-Latin poet, educator and cleric from York, who was invited to join the court of Charlemagne at Aachen. Alcuin’s first 50 years were spent in Yorkshire, were he was first a pupil, later headmaster of the cathedral school of York, the most renowned of its day. Charlemagne was gathering at Aachen the leading Irish, English and Italian scholars of the age. Alcuin was appointed head of the Palatine school, where Charlemagne himself, his family, his friends, and his friends’s sons were taught. Alcuin introduced the traditions of Anglo-Saxon humanism into Western Europe and was the foremost scholar of the revival of learning known as the Carolingian Renaissance. He also promoted the use of the beautiful Carolingian minuscule script, the ancestor of modern Roman typefaces.




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Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works, 4th Edition

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Apr 132018

Now fully updated for its fourth edition, Pharmacy: What It Is and How It Works continues to provide a comprehensive review of all aspects of pharmacy, from the various roles, pathways and settings of pharmacists to information about how pharmacy works within the broader health care system.

Beginning with a brief historical perspective on the field, the book discusses the many facets of the pharmacy profession. It describes the role of pharmacists in different settings and provides information ranging from licensing requirements to working conditions, highlighting the critical role of pharmacists within the health care system. The author examines the drug use process with sections on distribution, prescribing, dispensing, and pricing. He also discusses the role of pharmacy support personnel. A chapter on informatics explores how pharmacy has evolved through information technology and automation. Additional chapters cover poison control, pharmaceutical care, pharmacy organizations, the drug approval process, and career development.

Designed for classroom and professional use, the book contains numerous tools to facilitate comprehension, including:

Learning objectives to help readers focus on the goals of each chapter
Informative tables and figures summarizing data
Summary paragraphs tying in salient points
Discussion questions and exercises to test assimilation
“Challenges” which place the material in broader context
Websites and references to encourage further study

This valuable text provides a look into the profession that is both broad and deep, supplying a one-stop introduction to a promising career in pharmacy.




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Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!, Fifth Edition

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Apr 132018

Calculate correct dosages with safety and confidence, with the easy-to-follow nursing expertise of Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! 5th edition. This fully illustrated guide offers the complete how-to on calculating dosages for all drug forms and administration routes, with numerous practice exercises and seasoned guidance on interpreting drug orders accurately. Understand class materials more fully, get ready for the NCLEX or certification exam, or refresh your calculation skills with this enjoyable, colorful text.

Your Incredible Easy editors know from experience that learning the basics isn’t always easy so you’ll find full coverage of topics including:

– math basics such as fractions, decimals, and percentages
– measurement systems and conversions
– calculating oral, topical, liquid, and rectal drug dosages
– calculating parenteral injections and IV infusions
– calculating pediatric, obstetric, and critical care dosages
– recording drug administration

An easy-reference format with clearly worded, bulleted content demonstrated with numerous photos, illustrations, and diagrams will give you step-by-step direction on:

– calculating dosages of all kinds o starting an infusion, including IV guidelines
– choosing administration equipment
– dealing with poor handwriting
– understanding medication labels and drug abbreviations
– avoiding common drug errors

Plus, you’ll get all of the learning aids, tips, and tricks that nurses have come to expect from the books in the Incredibly Easy series:

• Full-color inserts include: improving patient safety by using infusion devices; the anatomy of a medication label
• Appendices include: multiple choice Q&A; drug therapy conversions chart; dosage calculation formulas table; glossary with key terms and definitions
• Before you give that drug! – Crucial advice on avoiding medication errors
• Advice from the experts – Tips on ensuring accurate dosages
• For math phobics only – Hints, tips, and drawings to help you dissolve math obstacles
• Dosage drill – Real-life clinical dosage situations to practice your calculation skills on
• Memory jogger – Fortifies content with easy-to-remember tips and formulas
• Quick quiz – Questions with answers/explanations at end of every chapter to help you remember vital points.




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Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion, Second Edition

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Apr 132018

New second edition of this pocket book containing concise and practical pharmaceutical information for busy clinical pharmacists.

Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion, second edition, is a comprehensive A–Z handbook containing a range of tools, suggestions and advice for administering effective pharmaceutical care. Bringing together a wealth of information not easily found in other reference sources, it provides essential, practical data for daily use by clinical pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

In this edition, the authors have rewritten and revised all topics and over 60% of the topics are new, adding appeal for community as well as hospital pharmacists. It is an essential handy guide and aims to complement existing resources used regularly such as the British National Formulary (BNF), and the local hospital formulary.

This book is an invaluable tool for practising pharmacists, medical staff, clinical technicians and pharmacy students, providing information on obscure problems as well as routine queries.

“The book can be described as having three main functions: an aide-memoire to resolve routine queries; a prompt to seek further information; and a means to record personal information by utilising blank spaces provided at the end of each entry and section… Although the topics are not presented in a standard format, each is well written and provides valuable information and relevant references… This book will be useful to any person delivering a clinical pharmacy service, either in a primary or secondary healthcare environment. It provides information on obscure problems, as well as routine queries… community pharmacists will find that the book has immense value in supporting their clinical activities, particularly when offering post-hospital discharge pharmaceutical care.” – Laurence A. Goldberg, The Pharmaceutical Journal, Feb 2016




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Laboratory Hemostasis: A Practical Guide for Pathologists, 2 edition

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Apr 112018

Coagulation testing is the basis for the diagnosis of bleeding and thrombotic disorders, as well as the mainstay of anticoagulant monitoring and management. This handbook provides practical information and guidance on topics relevant to directing a coagulation laboratory, filling a void in the literature.

Since the first edition, all chapters have been updated and an entirely new chapter is included on pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics. The book will aid pathologists, clinical laboratory scientists and other physicians serving as laboratory directors to understand and carry out their responsibilities. It will also assist residents and fellows in learning the basics of coagulation testing and serve as a useful day-to-day reference for coagulation laboratory supervisors, technologists, and technicians. Finally, clinicians may find aspects of the book helpful in understanding the role of the coagulation laboratory in patient evaluation and monitoring.


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Pharmacological Management of Headaches

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Apr 092018

In this book, headache experts summarize all the currently available therapies for primary headaches and most importantly, describe the ‘tricks’ that can ensure the success of headache pharmacotherapy. Prevention and acute treatment of migraine and cluster headache receive particular attention and individual chapters are devoted to the treatment of primary headaches in special groups, i.e. children, pregnant women and the elderly. Further chapters focus on selected secondary headache disorders and cranial neuralgias for which pharmacotherapy is available. The book is designed to meet the daily practice needs of general physicians, general neurologists, neurologists in training and medical students. Headache remains a leading reason for people to seek medical consultation, and migraine and other primary headache disorders are classified by the WHO as among the most disabling medical conditions in the general population, often affecting individuals during their most productive years. Unfortunately, under treatment and mismanagement are the fate of many headache patients and this book provides a sound basis for optimizing treatment.
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Metabolic Control (Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology)

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Apr 082018

​The HEP issue on Metabolic Control provides a state-of the art overview over both classical concepts and emerging areas in metabolism and associated disorders. In this context, metabolic control is highlighted at various levels of complexity ranging from transcriptional mechanisms in metabolic pathway control over metabolic communication routes in physiology and pathophysiology to current treatment modalities and options in metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes and obesity. Dedicated chapters by leading experts in their fields provide a concise overview over important areas in metabolic research at a molecular level, including the role of the central nervous system in metabolism, inflammation and metabolism, pancreatic hormone signaling, brown adipose tissue, and therapeutic concepts.
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Pharmacological Assays of Plant-Based Natural Products

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Apr 072018

Discusses techniques which are applicable in phytopharmacology
Presents protocols which are structured step by step ensuring easy reproducibility
Is easy to follow and understand

This volume provides information on how to select and screen plants for their medicinal properties. It describes phytopharmacological techniques for extracting and qualitatively and quantitatively analyzing a plant’s phytochemicals. After a detailed in vitro investigation including nutritional and anti-nutritional analyses, medicinal properties were tested with various in vivo models for anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-pyretic, anticancer and anti-diabetic properties, as well as wound healing, neurodegenerative diseases, etc. Compound identification and purification techniques include, among others, TLC and column chromatography, as well as molecular docking with specific proteins.


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