Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

6th Edition - July 27, 2018

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  • Editors: Cate Whittlesea, Karen Hodson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702070129
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702070105

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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



Product details

  • No. of pages: 1112
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: July 27, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702070129
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702070105

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.

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