A guide to clinical pharmacology
Randall, Michael D; Neil, Karen E.
Michael D Randall - Associate Professor and Reader in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Sciences and Karen E Neil - Special Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Disease Management is a comprehensive introduction to the management of diseases which are commonly encountered in primary care.
Pharmacology is considered in the context of clinical practice and a holistic approach is taken to patient care to include lifestyle issues, concurrent disease and treatment, and the use of alternative remedies and complementary medicine.
This textbook considers diseases by system and covers the common therapeutic issues. Numerous case studies and practice points complement the chapters and a new feature of self-assessment sections is included. Useful summary tables are provided with examples of concurrent diseases to be considered when prescribing or giving advice on the use of alternative remedies.
Each section includes:
- disease characteristics
- clinical features
- pharmacology of therapeutics used to manage the condition
- treatment guidelines
- concurrent disease
- counselling of the patient.
Disease Management is an invaluable text for pharmacy students, pre-registration graduates, practising pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
Part A The Patient
Part B Treatment
Part C Gastrointestinal Diseases
Part D Cardiovascular Diseases
Part E Respiratory Diseases
Part F Central Nervous System Disorders
Part G Pain and Palliation
Part H Infections
Part I Dermatology
Part J Endocrine Disorders
'This is a worthy training tool for pharmacy students to apply what they've learned in the classroom to practical situations for management of patients. This is a nice supplement, it is easy to follow and has appropriate references to support the information outlined in the book'
Barbara Lane Giacomelli, PharmD, MBA, BS, Doody's Notes's, 5 April 2009