Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach

Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach

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The benchmark evidence-based pharmacotherapy text-now in full color! Additional chapters are available online When it comes to helping you develop a mastery of evidence-based medicine for optimal patient outcomes, no book can match Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. Like the discipline it covers, the scope of this trusted resource goes beyond drug indications and dosages to include the initial selection, proper administration, and monitoring of drugs. The book also delves into psychosocial issues that affect compliance ... topics related to a patient's ability to understand and manage often-complex therapy... and lifestyle changes that may reduce the need for drug therapy or improve pharmacotherapeutic outcomes. Pharmacotherapy delivers everything you need to provide safe, efficacious drug therapy across the full range of therapeutic categories. FEATURES NEW! Expanded evidence-based recommendations NEW! Extended coverage of the timely issue of palliative care and pain medicine NEW! Important chapters on Pulmonary Hypertension, Disorders of Calcium and Phosphorus Homeostasis, and Multiple Myeloma, Outstanding pedagogy, including: a€œKey Conceptsa€ highlighted in each chapter a€œClinical Presentationa€ boxes summarize the most common disease signs and symptoms covered in each chapter a€œClinical Controversiesa€ boxes-presented in the Treatment sections of the disease-oriented chapters-examine the complicated issues faced by students and clinicians in providing drug therapy Clear therapeutic recommendations in each disease-specific chapter a€œEvaluation of Therapeutic Outcomesa€ boxes in each disease-specific chapter, containing key monitoring guidelines that facilitate the development of a pharmaceutical, nursing, or medical care plan... Singer J, et al. Clozapine for the treatmentresistant schizophrenic: A double- blind comparison with chlorpromazine. ... Effect of divalproex combined with olanzapine or risperidone in patients with an acute exacerbation of schizophrenia. ... Weiden PJ, Ross R. Why do patients stop their antipsychotic medications? A guideanbsp;...

Title:Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach
Author:Joseph DiPiro, Robert L. Talbert, Gary Yee, Gary Matzke, Barbara Wells, L. Michael Posey
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2008-07-06


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