Side Effects of Drugs Annual 27

A world-wide yearly survey of new data and trends in adverse drug reactions

Edited by

  • J.K. Aronson, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK

The Side Effects of Drugs Annual was first published in 1977. It has been published continuously since then, as a yearly update to the encyclopaedic volume Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs. Each new Annual provides clinicians and medical investigators with a reliable and critical yearly survey of new data and trends in the area of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions.

An international team of specialists have contributed to the Annuals by selecting from each year's publications all that is truly new and informative, by critically interpreting it, and by pointing out whatever is misleading. The use of the bookis enhanced by separate indexes, allowing the reader to enter the text via the drug name, adverse effect, or drug interaction.Special features of the Annuals are the Side Effects of Drugs Essay, usually written by a guest author, and the special reviews: short articles, within the different chapters, that give extra attention to topics of current interest.

The Essay in Annual 27 is entitled 'The General Practice Research Database' (by Dr. H. Jick) and there is a Historical Essay entitled 'Louis Lewin - Meyler's Predecessor' (by Dr. J.K. Aronson).

The special reviews in this volume include, among others:

  • The effects of NSAIDs on blood pressure
  • Risks of inhaled corticosteroids in children
  • Leukotriene receptor antagonists and Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Amiodarone and thyroid disease
  • Surveillance of adverse events following immunization
  • Smallpox vaccination
  • Safety aspects of folic acid
  • Inhibitors of topoisomerase I and topoisomerase II
  • Liver damage from kava kava

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Book information

  • Published: September 2004
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51356-4

Table of Contents

Historical Essay: Louis Lewin - Meyler's predecessor (J.K. Aronson). Essay: The General Practice Research Database (H. Jick). 1. Central nervous system stimulants and drugs that suppress appetite (R.P. Sequeira). 2. Antidepressant drugs (P.J. Cowen). 3. Lithium (J.W. Jefferson). 4. Drugs of abuse (E. Wong, T.E. Ralston, J.K. Patel). 5. Hypnotics and sedatives (S. Curran, S. Musa). 6. Antipsychotic drugs (A. Carvajal, L.H. Martin Arias). 7. Antiepileptic drugs (S. Arroyo). 8. Opioid analgesics and narcotic antagonists (A.H. Ghodse, A.M. Baldacchino). 9. Anti-inflammatory and antipyretic analgesics and drugs used in gout(A. Del Favero). 10. General anesthetics and therapeutic gases (Y. Young). 11. Local anesthetics (S.A. Schug, K.J.D. Stannard, H.C.S. Daly). 12. Neuromuscular blocking agents and skeletal muscle relaxants (O. Zuzan, M. Leuwer). 13. Drugs that affect autonomic functions or the extrapyramidal system (M. Schachter. 14. Dermatological drugs and topical agents (W.M.C. Mulder, M.M.H.M. Meinardij). 15. Antihistamines (H1 receptor antagonists)(G.M. Walsh). 16. Drugs acting on the respiratory tract (M. Kuhn, R. Cathomas, K. Hartmann). 17. Positive inotropic drugs and drugs used in dysrhythmias (J.K. Aronson). 18. Beta-adrenoceptor antagonists and antianginal drugs (A.P. Maggioni, M.G. Franzosi, R. Latini). 19. Drugs acting on the cerebral and peripheral circulations (R. Verhaeghe). 20. Antihypertensive drugs (P. Joubert). 21. Diuretics (D.A. Sica). 22. Metals (G.B. van der Voet, F.A. de Wolff). 23. Metal antagonists (R.H.B. Meyboom). 24. Antiseptic drugs and disinfectants (P. Magee). 25. Penicillins, cephalosporins, other beta-lactam antibiotics, and tetracyclines (T. Midtvedt). 26. Miscellaneous antibacterial drugs (A. Imhof). 27. Antifungal drugs (A.H. Groll, H. Kolve, T.J. Walsh). 28. Antiprotozoal drugs (A.S. Zinkernagel, M. Schneemann). 29. Antiviral drugs (J.K. Aronson). 30. Drugs used in tuberculosis and leprosy (J.N. Pande). 31. Antihelminthic drugs (P.J.J. van Genderenj). 32. Vaccines (S. Dittmann). 33. Blood, blood components, plasma and plasma products (P.J.M. Vossebeld, W.G. van Aken). 34. Intravenous infusions - solutions and emulsions(M.C. Allwood). 35. Drugs affecting blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, and hemostasis (K. Peerlinck). 36. Gastrointestinal drugs (H.J. de Silva). 37. Drugs acting on the immune system (T. Vial et al.). 38. Vitamins (H.D. Reuter). 39. Corticotrophins, corticosteroids and prostaglandins (J. Costa, M. Farré). 40. Sex hormones and related compounds, including hormonal contraceptives (M.N.G. Dukes). 41. Thyroid hormones and antithyroid drugs (J.A. Franklyn). 42. Insulin, glucagon, and hypoglycemic drugs (H.M.J. Krans). 43. Miscellaneous hormones (P. Coates). 44. Drugs that affect lipid metabolism (I. Aursnes). 45. Cytostatic drugs (H.-P. Lipp, J.T. Hartmann, A. Stanley). 46. Radiological contrast agents (S.K. Morcos, G. Girish). 47. Drugs used in ocular treatment (B.C.P. Polak). 48. Treatments used in complementary and alternative medicine (E. Ernst). 49. Miscellaneous drugs, materials, and medical devices (N.H. Choulis).