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Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Newer Drugs and Biomarkers

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Newer Drugs and Biomarkers features timely topics such as the monitoring of classical and newer drugs, pharmacogenomics and the application of biomarkers in therapeutic drug monitoring. This reference also discusses the limitations of current commercially available immunoassays for therapeutic monitoring. It presents new and sophisticated techniques used for proper determination of blood levels and the clinical utility of therapeutic drug monitoring of contemporary drugs. Written by leading international experts and geared toward clinical pathologists, toxicologists, clinical chemists, laboratory professionals and physicians, this book is an essential resource on the current practice of therapeutic drug monitoring in improving patient safety.


The primary target market for this book includes clinical pathologists, toxicologists, pharmacologists, laboratory professionals and clinical chemists.

Hardbound, 468 Pages

Published: June 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-385467-4


  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Frequently and Less Frequently Monitored Drugs

    Amitava Dasgupta, Ph.D.

    Chapter 2. Effects of Pre-Analytical Variables in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    Valerie Bush, Ph.D.

    Chapter 3. Analytical Techniques used in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    Michael C. Milone, MD, Ph.D.

    Chapter 4. Clinical Utility of Free Drug Monitoring

    Marcel Musteata, Ph.D.

    Chapter 5. Current Practice of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Dose Adjustment of Drugs using Pharmacokinetic models

    Franck Saint-Marcoux, Ph.D.

    Chapter 6. An Introduction to Personalized Medicine

    Annjanette Stone, B.S. and Joshua Bornhorst, Ph.D.

    Chapter 7. Application of Ultra-High Throughput Sequencing and Microarray Technologies in Pharmacogenomics Testing

    Gary Hardiman, Ph.D.

    Chapter 8. Pharmacogenomics and Warfarin therapy

    Jenny Martin, PharmD. and Andre Somogyi, PharmD.

    Chapter 9. Applications of Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles to Optimize Drug Dosage Selection: Example of Antibiotic Therapy Management

    Jill Butterfield, PharmD., Thomas P. Lodise, Jr., PharmD., Manjunath P. Pai, PharmD.

    Chapter 10. Guidelines for Monitoring of Vancomycin, Aminoglycosides and certain antibiotics

    Ronald W. McLawhon, M.D., Ph.D.

    Chapter 11. Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Digoxin and other Antiarrhythmic Drugs

    Amitava Dasgupta, Ph.D.

    Chapter 12. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Classical and Newer Anticonvulsants

    Matthew Luke, M.D., University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM

    Chapter 13. Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Classical Tricyclic and Newer Antidepressants: Analytical and Pharmacogenetics Considerations

    Uttam Garg, Ph.D. and Angela Ferguson, Ph.D.

    Chapter14. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Selected Anticancer Drugs: Pharmacogenomics issues

    Michael C. Milone, MD, Ph.D.

    Chapter 15. Immunosuppressive Drug Monitoring: Limitations of Immunoassays and the Application of Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

    Kathleen A. Kelly, Ph.D. and Anthony W. Butch, Ph.D.

    Chapter 16. Biomarkers: The Link between Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Pharmacodynamics of Immunosuppressants

    Michael Oellerich, M.D., Gunnar Brandhorst, M.D., Maria Shipkova, M.D., Eberhard Wieland, M.D.

    Chapter 17. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antiretroviral Drugs in the Management of Human Immunodeficiency Infection

    Natella Y. Rakhmanina, MD, PhD., Charles J.L. la Porte, PharmD., Ph.D.

    Chapter 18. Drug Testing in Pain Management

    Roger L. Bertholf, Ph.D., and Gary M. Reisfield, MD

    Chapter 19. Role of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring to Identify Clinically Significant Drug-Herbal Supplement Interaction

    Alex C. Chin, Ph.D., Leland B. Baskin, M.D.


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