Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780702070129, 9780702070105

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

6th Edition

Editors: Cate Whittlesea Karen Hodson
Paperback ISBN: 9780702070129
eBook ISBN: 9780702070105
Paperback ISBN: 9780702070112
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th July 2018
Page Count: 1112

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Now fully revised and updated in its sixth edition, Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics combines the skills of an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, pharmacists and nurses to present an integrated understanding of disease processes, evidence-based clinical pharmacology and optimal drug regimes. Register your StudentConsult PIN for access to the e-book.

Key Features

  • Key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter
  • Case-study boxes throughout the chapters
  • Each chapter co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician
  • In-depth treatment of therapeutics to support pharmaceutical prescribing
  • Logical order and format: key points, epidemiology, aetiology, disease, clinical manifestations, investigations and treatment, drugs used in treatment.
  • Dosage reference sources given where appropriate, along with useful websites and further reading for each chapter.
  • Organised by body system

Table of Contents

Section 1: General

  1. Clinical pharmacy process
  2. Prescribing
  3. Practical pharmacokinetics
  4. Drug interactions
  5. Adverse drug reactions
  6. Laboratory data
  7. Parenteral nutrition
  8. Pharmacoeconomics
  9. Section 2: Life stages

  10. Neonates
  11. Paediatrics
  12. Geriatrics
  13. Section 3: TherapeuticsGastrointestinal disorders

  14. Peptic ulcer disease
  15. Inflammatory bowel disease
  16. Constipation and diarrhoea
  17. Adverse effects of drugs on the liver
  18. Liver disease.
  19. Acute kidney injury
  20. Chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease
  21. Hypertension
  22. Coronary heart disease
  23. Chronic heart failure
  24. Arrhythmias
  25. Thrombosis
  26. Dyslipidaemia
  27. Asthma
  28. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  29. Insomnia
  30. Anxiety disorders
  31. Affective disorders
  32. Schizophrenia
  33. Epilepsy
  34. Parkinson's disease
  35. Dementia
  36. Pain
  37. Nausea and vomiting
  38. Respiratory infections
  39. Urinary tract infections
  40. Gastrointestinal infections
  41. Infective meningitis
  42. Surgical site infection and antimicrobial prophylaxis
  43. Tuberculosis
  44. HIV infection.
  45. Fungal infections
  46. Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  47. Diabetes mellitus
  48. Menstrual cycle disorders
  49. Menopause
  50. Drugs in pregnancy and lactation
  51. Prostate disease.
  52. Anaemia.
  53. Leukaemia
  54. Lymphomas
  55. Solid tumours.
  56. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  57. Gout and hyperuricaemia
  58. Glaucoma
  59. Drug-induced skin disorders
  60. Eczema and psoriasis
  61. Wounds.

Section 4: Appendices.

Medical abbreviations




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About the Editors

Cate Whittlesea

Professor Cate Whittlesea is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at UCL School of Pharmacy. Cate has been on the book since the fourth edition. Cate's research has focused on medication safety and evaluation of the community pharmacists' role in public health. As part of her teaching she is leading the 5 year integrated MPharm course as well as supporting the Foundation School on their development of postgraduate courses to meet the emerging roles for pharmacists. Cate has extensive experience in curriculum design having developed the Independent Prescribing Course at King's College London and the clinical skills theme integrated into all fur years of the MPharm at Durham University. She has supported the accreditation of the Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing course at UCL. Cate has contributed to the development of competency frameworks for prescribers in the UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Associate Director Clinical Examination, UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London, London, UK

Karen Hodson

Dr Karen Hodson is a Senior Lecturer and Director MSc in Clinical Pharmacy and Director for Non-medical Prescribing at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University. Karen is the Director for the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy which is a programme to develop pharmacists for their role as a hospital pharmacist. Part of her role involves ensuring the strategic direction of the programme is in line with changes within the National Health Service. Karen is also the director for a sister course in the same topic for the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies. Karen was also a co-author on the 6th edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director MSc in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Programmes, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.