Atkinson's Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

Atkinson's Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

4th Edition - October 16, 2021
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  • Editors: Shiew-Mei Huang, Juan Lertora, Paolo Vicini, Arthur Atkinson, Jr.
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128198698
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128198841

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Atkinson’s Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, Fourth Edition is the essential reference on the pharmacologic principles underlying the individualization of patient therapy and contemporary drug development. This well-regarded survey continues to focus on the basics of clinical pharmacology for the development, evaluation and clinical use of pharmaceutical products while also addressing the most recent advances in the field. Written by leading experts in academia, industry, clinical and regulatory settings, the fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to provide readers with an ideal reference on the wide range of important topics impacting clinical pharmacology.

Key Features

  • Presents the essential knowledge for effective practice of clinical pharmacology
  • Includes a new chapter and extended discussion on the role of personalized and precision medicine in clinical pharmacology
  • Offers an extensive regulatory section that addresses US and international issues and guidelines
  • Provides extended coverage of earlier chapters on transporters, pharmacogenetics and biomarkers, along with further discussion on "Phase 0" studies (microdosing) and PBPK


Clinical pharmacologists, pharmacologists, clinicians and scientists working in the pharmaceutical industry and government regulatory agencies

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

    Arthur John Atkinson Jr., Juan J. L. Lertora and Shiew Mei Huang

    2. Clinical Pharmacokinetics

    Arthur John Atkinson Jr.

    3. Compartmental Analysis of Drug Distribution

    Arthur John Atkinson Jr.

    4. Drug Absorption and Bioavailability

    Arthur John Atkinson Jr.

    5. Effect of Renal Disease on Pharmacokinetics

    Thomas D. Nolin, Albert Dreisbach and Juan J. L. Lertora

    6. Pharmacokinetics in Patients Requiring Renal Replacement Therapy

    Arthur John Atkinson Jr., Thomas D. Nolin and John Allen

    7. Effect of Liver Disease on Pharmacokinetics

    Juan J. L. Lertora, Robert A. Branch and Nathalie K. Zgheib

    8. Non-Compartmental and Compartmental Approaches to Pharmacokinetic Data Analysis

    Paolo Vicini

    9. Population Pharmacokinetics

    Raymond Miller and Ophelia Yin

    10. Pathways of Drug Metabolism

    Nina Isoherranen and R. Scott Obach

    11. Methods of Analysis of Drugs and Drug Metabolites

    Mark Edward Arnold and Brian Booth

    12. Clinical Pharmacogenomics

    Anuradha Ramamoorthy, Tristan Sissung and Michael Pacanowski

    13. Mechanisms and genetics of drug transport

    Lei Zhang, Sook Wah Yee, Osatohanmwen Enogieru, Shiew Mei Huang and Kathleen Giacomini

    14. drug-drug interactions

    Aleksandra Galetin, Lei Zhang, A. David Rodrigues and Shiew Mei Huang

    15. Biochemical Mechanisms of Drug Toxicity

    Arthur John Atkinson Jr., Jack Uetrecht, Denis M. Grant and Peter G. Wells

    16. pharmacogenomic mechanisms of drug toxicity

    Shiew Mei Huang, Ligong Chen and Kathleen Giacomini

    17. Biomarkers in Drug Development

    Robert N. Schuck, Jana G. Delfino, Christopher Leptak and John A. Wagner

    18. imaging in drug development

    Owen Carmichael

    19. dose-effect and concentration-effect analysis

    Juan J. L. Lertora, Yaning Wang, Jiang Liu and Justin C. Earp

    20. time course of drug response

    Nick Holford

    21. disease progress models

    Diane Renee Mould, Nick Holford and Carl Peck

    22. Pharmacological Differences between Men and Women

    Mary F. Paine and Karen Dinh Vo

    23. drug therapy in pregnant and nursing women

    Catherine Stika and Marilynn C. Frederiksen

    24. pediatric clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

    Bridgette Jones, John N. van den Anker, Gilbert J. Burckart and Gregory Kearns

    25. Medication Therapy in Older Adults

    S. W. Johnny Lau, Danijela Gnjidic and Darrell Abernethy

    26. clinical analysis of adverse drug reactions

    Christine Chamberlain, Cindy Kortepeter and Monica Munoz

    27. Quality Assessment of Drug Therapy

    Charles Edward Daniels

    28. portfolio and project planning and management in the drug discovery evaluation, development, and regulatory review process

    Charles V. Grudzinskas, Michael Dyszel, Khushboo Sharma and Charles T. Gombar

    29. Drug Discovery

    Thomas Bateman

    30. Non-Clinical Drug Development

    Chris H. Takimoto

    31. pre-clinical prediction of human pharmacokinetics

    Malcolm Rowland

    32. Phase I Clinical Studies

    Robert Joseph Noveck and Martina D. Sahre

    33. pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic considerations in the development of biotechnology products and large molecules

    Pamela Garzone and Yow-Ming C. Wang

    34. Design of Clinical Development Programs

    Megan Gibbs, Bengt Hamren, Helen Tomkinson, Renee Bailey Iacona and David Boulton

    35. the role of the FDA in guiding drug development;

    Elimika Pfuma Fletcher, Rajanikanth Madabushi, Chandrahas Sahajwalla, Lawrence J. Lesko and Shiew Mei Huang

    36. Emerging Clinical Pharmacology Topics in Drug Development and Precision Medicine

    Qi Liu, Jack A. Gilbert, Hao Zhu, Shiew Mei Huang, Elizabeth Kunkoski, Promi Das, Kimberly Bergman, Mary Buschmann and M Khair ElZarrad

    Appendix I

    Appendix II

Product details

  • No. of pages: 762
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: October 16, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128198698
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128198841
  • About the Editors

    Shiew-Mei Huang

    Shiew-Mei Huang, PhD, FCP, is Deputy Director at the Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration. She received her BS in pharmacy from National Taiwan University, School of Pharmacy in 1975, and her PhD from the University of Illinois, Medical Center in Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics in 1981. She has more than 15 years of drug development experience (Ortho pharmaceutical and Dupont-Merck) before joining the FDA in 1996. She has more than 160 publications focusing on topics in clinical pharmacology, drug metabolism/transport interactions, and physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling and pharmacogenomics areas. Dr. Huang is a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology. She was President of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) from 2009 to 2010. She received ASCPT Awards “Gary Neil Prize for Innovation in Drug Development” in March 2014 and “Henry Elliott Distinguished Service Award” in March 2016.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Deputy Director, Office of Clinical Pharmacology (OCP), Center for Drug Evaluation Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Silver Spring, MD, United States

    Juan Lertora

    Juan J. L. Lertora, MD, PhD, is Adjunct Professor of Clinical Research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. He is a former Director of the Clinical Pharmacology Program at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. As a junior faculty at the Clinical Pharmacology Center, Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, he received a PMA Foundation Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pharmacology. Subsequently, he became Section Head of Clinical Pharmacology at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. In 2010 Dr. Lertora was distinguished with the NIH Director Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award. He is also a recipient of the 2013 PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence in Clinical Pharmacology, and the 2014 Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Duke UniversitySchool of Medicine, Durham, NC, United States

    Paolo Vicini

    Paolo Vicini, PhD, MBA, is Chief Development Officer at Confo Therapeutics, Ghent, Belgium. He is also Affiliate Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. He was previously Vice President of Development Sciences at Kymab; Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacometrics and DMPK with MedImmune Cambridge (UK); and Research Fellow in Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics, and Metabolism with Pfizer in San Diego. Before Pfizer, he was a bioengineering faculty member at the University of Washington. He is Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and a member of many other professional organizations. Dr. Vicini has direct experience in translational and clinical sciences through all phases of drug discovery and development and coauthored more than 150 scholarly publications. He holds a PhD in bioengineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chief Development Officer, Confo Therapeutics NV, Ghent, Belgium

    Arthur Atkinson, Jr.

    Arthur Atkinson, Jr.
    Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr., M.D., M.A.C.P., is Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the Feinberg Medical School of Northwestern University. He has held leadership roles in clinical pharmacology for more than 50 years, working in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry, and for NIH. He founded and for 24 years directed a Clinical Pharmacology Center at Northwestern, rising to the rank of Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine. He was subsequently Corporate Vice President for Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at the Upjohn Company. Following the Upjohn-Pharmacia merger, he was recruited to be Senior Advisor in Clinical Pharmacology at the NIH Clinical Center. There, he initiated a clinical pharmacology course and served as lead editor for the previous three editions of Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, the required text for the course. Dr. Atkinson has been elected Master of the American College of Physicians and to membership in the American Association of Physicians. He received the Harry Gold Award from ASPET, the Oscar Hunter Award from ASCPT, and the Award in Excellence from the PhRMA Foundation.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Pharmacology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States