Methods of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Including Pharmacogenetics

Methods of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Including Pharmacogenetics

2nd Edition - October 17, 2019

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  • Editor: Georg Hempel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444640673
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444640666

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Methods of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Including Pharmacogenetics, Second Edition, Volume Seven in the Handbook of Analytical Separations series, covers all aspects of drug monitoring, including laboratory work, pharmacokinetic analysis and clinical aspects, thus enabling readers from different fields to understand the whole process of therapeutic drug monitoring and how to avoid common pitfalls. The book contains analytical techniques for the quantification of drugs, along with pharmacogenetic and pharmacogenomic methods. Also included are updates on sample preparation, including dried blood spot technology and microextraction methods. In addition, the book includes new drugs, such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors and the monitoring of immunosuppressant drugs.

Key Features

  • Presents a unique, interdisciplinary approach that appeals to a wide range of users
  • Written by authors from international labs, providing a global perspective that can be applied in various regulatory environments
  • Features additional therapeutic drugs to reflect the rising number of immunocompromised patients
  • Includes a new mass spectroscopic methods chapter to capture the frequent use in TDM and the improved availability of LC-MS across laboratories


Analysts working on drug analysis in clinical chemistry; analytical chemists of all levels of expertise that are outside the TDM field but desire to learn about it; hospital pharmacists involved in therapeutic drug monitoring; physicians and PharmDs that rely on these measurements to guide their decisions; other researchers in the field of drug monitoring

Table of Contents

  • 1. Sample Preparation for the Analysis of Drugs in Biological Fluids
    2. Chromatograpghic Methods for the Analysis of Drugs in Biological Fluids
    3. Mass Spectrometry for the Quantification of Drugs in Biological Fluids
    4. Capillary Electrophoresis for the Determination of Drugs in Biological Fluids
    5. Immunoassays for the Determination of Drugs in Biological Fluids
    6. Validation of Bioanalytical Methods for the Quantification od Drugs in Biological Fluids
    7.Pharmocokinetic Methods for the Analysis, Interpretation, and Management of TDM Data for Individualising Drug Dosage Regimens Optimally
    8. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antibiotics in Critically Ill Patients
    9. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antifungals
    10. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antiepileptic Drugs
    11. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs
    12. Monitoring Immunosuppressant Drugs
    13. Dose and Therapy Individualisation in Cancer Chemotherapy
    14. Pharmacogenomics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2019
  • Published: October 17, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444640673
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444640666

About the Editor

Georg Hempel

Georg Hempel is a pharmacist who did his Ph.D. with Gottfried Blaschke in Münster on chiral separations using HPLC and capillary electrophoresis. He worked as a laboratory supervisor in the paediatric oncology department of the University Hospital of Münster. During his postdoc with Eli Lily and Company Ltd. in the United Kingdom, he became involved in pharmacokinetics. Since 1999, he has been working at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry at the University of Münster, where he established a Clinical Pharmacy research group.

His research interests include bioanalytical methods for the quantification of drugs in biological fluids, especially capillary electrophoresis, pharmacometrics for therapy optimisation in special patient groups and medication management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut fur Pharmazeutische und Medizinische Chemie, Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Münster

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