Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy 2e and Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy 2e Pack

Paperback | April 11, 2016

byDuncan Richards, Jeffrey Aronson, John Reynolds

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The Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy, Second Edition and the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy, Second Edition are now available together this great value package.The Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy links practical information about how to use medicines with concise details about the pharmacology of a drug, and the principles of clinical pharmacology that govern its action.The overall structure of this handbook is similar to the UK national formulary, with topics on each drug arranged broadly by therapeutic category. When a drug has several different uses, these are brought together in a single topic, allowing the reader to appreciate its full range of actions,whether therapeutic or adverse.Each drugs topic provides information in a clearly laid out and standardised form, and includes a graphical representation of the pharmacological actions of the drug, and its potential uses, practical advice on a drug's major indications, a list of common and seriousadverse effects, major drug-drug interactions, practical advice on monitoring for therapeutic and adverse effects, and what to tell the patient.Teaching points throughout the text, draw out pharmacological principles, so that readers can increase their basic knowledge by linking theory with practical examples. Also included are several boxes giving guidance on the approach to therapy of specific diseases an clinical problems. In some cases,algorithms for the treatment of medical emergencies are given, and this new edition features case histories throughout the text to illustrate the issues one may face in practical prescribing.The Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy brings together for the first time in a single book really practical information on safe prescribing, with the background knowledge that underpins clinical pharmacology. Fully revised with new guidance and important safety information, this book is aimedprimarily at medical students and trainees, it will also be invaluable to family doctors, clinical pharmacists, and nurse prescribers. Now fully updated for a second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy remains the indispensible guide to clinical pharmacy, providing all the information needed for practising and student pharmacists. Presenting handy practical guidance in a quick-reference, bullet-point format, it willsupply the knowledge and confidence you need to provide a clinical pharmacy service. The handbook includes information on controlled drugs, adverse drug reactions, interactions, communication skills, and confidentiality. It also features chapters on adherence, anaphylaxis, clinical trials, herbal medicines, patient management, pharmaceutical calculations, research, policy, andtherapy related issues. Palliative care sections have been expanded to include symptom management and end-of-life pathways. Other new sections such as pharmacogenetics, thyroid disorders, and domiciliary oxygen therapy have been included. Complementing the current British National Formulary guidelines, the handbook gives prescribing points and linked concepts of relevance to clinical pharmacists. The content is evidence-based and contains a wealth of information from the authors' many years of clinical pharmacy experience.

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The Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy, Second Edition and the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy, Second Edition are now available together this great value package.The Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy links practical information about how to use medicines with concise details about the pharmacology of a drug, and th...

Duncan Richards trained in clinical pharmacology at Oxford where he developed a strong interest in translational pharmacology. Since completing his training, Duncan has worked in drug discovery for GSK. His current role is as Clinical Director of the Academic Discovery Performance Unit. This group aims to bring together the drug develo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1536 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 2.01 inPublished:April 11, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198785097

ISBN - 13:9780198785095

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Table of Contents

Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy1. Gastrointestinal System2. Cardiovascular System3. Respiratory System4. Central nervous System5. Infections6. Endocrine System7. Kidneys and the Urinary Tract8. Malignant Disease and Immunosuppression9. Nutrition and Blood10. Musculoskeletal and Joints11. Eye12. Skin13. Poisoning14. Immunological Products and Vaccines15. Relief of Pain and Anaesthetic DrugsOxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy1. Adherence2. Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Interactions3. Anaphylaxis4. Clinical Pharmacy Skills5. Clinical Trials6. Controlled Drugs7. Evidence-based Medicine8. Herbal Medicines9. Medical Gases10. Patient Management Issues11. Patient Specific Issues12. Pharmaceutical Calculations13. Pharmaceutical Care14. Medicines Management15. Research16. Therapy-related Skills

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"For both the newly qualified and the more experienced pharmacist, in hospital or community, this reasonably priced and useful compilation, light in weight but durably bound, should find a home alongside the BNF next to the dispensary phone, in the consultation area, on ward rounds or onvisits to care homes." --Chemist and Druggist