The Top 100 Drugs

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing
Author: Andrew Hitchings,Dagan Lonsdale,Daniel Burrage,Emma Baker, PhD Frcp
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0702074411
Category:
Page: 320
View: 3018

Continue Reading →

Now in its second edition, this highly successful guide to safe prescribing of the most common classes of drugs is your starting point for safe and effective practice. The first edition was a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Research led by Professor Emma Baker identified the 'top 100 drugs' by their importance and prescribing frequency. The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.

The Top 100 Drugs

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing
Author: Andrew Hitchings,Dagan Lonsdale,Daniel Burrage,Emma Baker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702055158
Category: Medical
Page: 240
View: 4640

Continue Reading →

Prescribing for the first time is a nerve-wracking experience. Of all the tasks performed by new doctors, it is probably the one with greatest direct impact on the wellbeing of patients. Safe and effective practice rests on a good understanding of both clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing. Acquiring this is not easy, particularly when faced with reams of information about hundreds of unfamiliar drugs, often presented in a way that appears detached from clinical reality. This book is your starting point. It is a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Key information about the clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing of each drug is presented side-by-side, allowing you to direct your attention as appropriate for your stage of training. Drugs can be accessed alphabetically when you need quick information on the wards and by organ system or clinical indication when you are at your desk. Research led by Professor Emma Baker has identified the ‘top 100 drugs’ by their importance and prescribing frequency. She has shown that the list changes little over time, making it a stable resource upon which to base learning. The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.

The Top 100 Drugs

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing
Author: Andrew Hitchings,Dagan Lonsdale,Emma Baker,Daniel Burrage
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780702074424
Category:
Page: 320
View: 4998

Continue Reading →

Now in its second edition, this highly successful guide to safe prescribing of the most common classes of drugs is your starting point for safe and effective practice. The first edition was a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Research led by Professor Emma Baker identified the 'top 100 drugs' by their importance and prescribing frequency. The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated. Double the number of self-assessment questions, from 50 to 100. 11 new drugs added and 11 dropped according the re-run research into the top 100 drugs in current use.

Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions

Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies
Author: Mitchell Bebel Stargrove,Jonathan Treasure,Dwight L. McKee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323029647
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 932
View: 1901

Continue Reading →

Detailed and evidence-based, this comprehensive guide presents interactions between drugs and herbs and selected herbs and nutrients, including foods and dietary factors. The material looks in detail at the mechanisms of interaction and assesses the research available. Extensive references are also provided and key references are thoroughly annotated.

Pharmacology Secrets


Author: Patricia K. Anthony
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781560534709
Category: Medical
Page: 305
View: 2320

Continue Reading →

This new book from The Secrets Series® covers not only mechanisms of action, uses, and pharmacokinetics of all major drugs and new arrivals, it also includes a clear explanation of the physiology and biochemistry behind the concepts-and it relates this material to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Perfect for the current pharmacology curriculum and practical enough for everyday clinical use. Excellent quick refresher for practitioners and nurses Presents coverage of major drugs as well as new arrivals Geared toward use in pharmacology courses Appendix discusses areas in pharmacology that are difficult for students (e.g., cardiac action potential) Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets" Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review 50 succinct chapters written by experts their fields All the most important "need-to-know" questions and answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series® Thorough, highly detailed index

Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology


Author: Jill E. Maddison,Stephen W. Page,David Church (BVSc.)
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702028584
Category: Medical
Page: 589
View: 4228

Continue Reading →

Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology is a practical, clinically-oriented pharmacology text designed to provide the veterinary student and practitioner with all the relevant information needed when designing drug treatment regimens for pets in small animal veterinary practice. Comprehensively updated and revised, the second edition of this core text covers essential new information on drugs used in the management of a range of presenting conditions including heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias. For the second edition new authors, superb new illustrations and a second colour have all been introduced. With its unique approach combining a thorough understanding of the pharmacological action of drugs with a basic understanding of the relevant physiology and pathophysiology of systems and tissues affected, Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology continues to be an indispensable book for all veterinary students and practitioners. Organised by drug class in a uniform and detailed structure which means it is easy to locate key information on dose rates, routes of administration, drug interactions and special considerations at a glance Key chapters based around treatment of disorders of particular body systems, eg cardiovascular and thyroid disorders Essential introductory chapters covering pharmacokinetics, general pharmacological principles and adverse reactions for a thorough basic grounding in the subject All authors are experienced clinicians and recognised experts in their field who bring a down to earth and practical approach to the text

Antibiotics Simplified


Author: Jason C. Gallagher,Conan MacDougall
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284130061
Category: Medical
Page: 352
View: 6364

Continue Reading →

Antibiotics Simplified, Fourth Edition is a best-selling, succinct guide designed to bridge knowledge gained in basic sciences courses with clinical practice in infectious diseases. This practical text reviews basic microbiology and how to approach the pharmacotherapy of a patient with a presumed infection. It also contains concise Drug Class Reviews with an explanation of the characteristics of various classes of antibacterial drugs and antifungal drugs. This text simplifies learning infectious disease pharmacotherapy and condenses the many facts that are taught about antibiotics into one quick reference guide. This guide will help students learn the characteristics of antibiotics and why an antibiotic is useful for an indication. With an understanding of the characteristics of the antibiotics, students will be able to make a logical choice to treat an infection more easily.

Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance


Author: Emma Baker,Daniel Burrage,Dagan Lonsdale,Andrew Hitchings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118570863
Category: Medical
Page: 296
View: 7240

Continue Reading →

Issued with a workbook that contains prepared drug charts for each case that allow users to practice prescription writing.

Memorizing Pharmacology: A Relaxed Approach


Author: Tony Guerra
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329898443
Category: Science
Page: 240
View: 2335

Continue Reading →

"As a working parent of 4yearold triplet daughters, I understand time management presents one of the greatest barriers to my pharmacology students' success. Many students feel that cold sense of overwhelm and information overload. This easytoread guide organizes pharmacology into manageable, logical steps you can fit in short pockets of time. The proven system helps you memorize medications quickly and form immediate connections. With mnemonics from students and instructors, you'll see how both sides approach learning. After you've finished the 200 Top Drugs in this book, reading pharmacology exam questions will seem like reading plain English. You'll have a new understanding of pharmacology to do better in class, clinical and your board exam. You'll feel the confidence you'd hoped for as a future health professional. For patients and caregivers, this book provides a means to memorize medications to quickly and articulately communicate with your health providers." --from the back cover.

Pass the PSA


Author: Will Brown,Kevin W Loudon,James Fisher,Laura B Marsland
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702055174
Category: Medical
Page: 144
View: 2425

Continue Reading →

Drug prescribing is one of the most important parts of clinical practice. Yet it remains one of the most commonly failed components of undergraduate assessments, and accounts for an uncomfortably high proportion of medical errors. To remedy this, the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) exam has been introduced in the UK. It is compulsory and will set a minimum standard for safe prescribing. Failure will preclude GMC registration. Pass the PSA is written specifically for the exam, with one chapter dedicated to each PSA section. Each chapter includes: The marking scheme for the PSA exam section and how to approach it. All the theory condensed into a few pages of memorable, illustrated text. Multiple worked questions covering the most common exam scenarios. In addition: Introduces a simple, memorable and failsafe approach to prescribing (the ‘PReSCRIBER’ mnemonic). Specifies the universal basic principles of prescribing for all sections. Over 300 worked questions, structured identically to the exam. Data interpretation made memorable and simple including ECG, ABGs, chest X-rays and basic bloods. Common traps highlighted throughout. Two mock exams.

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance


Author: Michael J. Neal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118902459
Category: Medical
Page: 120
View: 6519

Continue Reading →

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is recognised as an excellent starting point for pharmacology study. This international best-seller is the perfect companion for all medical and health students, providing an accessible, visual overview of pharmacology. This 8th edition has been extensively updated, especially in the areas of anaesthetics, drugs used in AIDs, cardiovascular drugs, drugs used in anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, urological drugs, drug metabolism, as well as practical concerns such as drug indications and side effects. Ideal for USMLE and pharmacology exam revision, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance features: • The basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion • Chapters based on diseases or syndrome, for efficient clinical learning • An emphasis on drug mechanisms • References to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action • Case studies with questions and full explanation of answers • A companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/pharmacology featuring online cases and flashcards

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy,Modern Herbal Medicine,2

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy
Author: Kerry Bone,Simon Mills
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443069921
Category: Medical
Page: 1051
View: 4474

Continue Reading →

The authoritative and comprehensive modern textbook on western herbal medicine - now in its second edition This long-awaited second edition of Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy covers all major aspects of herbal medicine from fundamental concepts, traditional use and scientific research through to safety, effective dosage and clinical applications. Written by herbal practitioners with active experience in clinical practice, education, manufacturing and research, the textbook is both practical and evidence based. The focus, always, is on the importance of tailoring the treatment to the individual case. New insights are given into the herbal management of approxiately 100 modern ailments, including some of the most challenging medical conditions, such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and other complex autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, and there is vibrant discussion around the contribution of phytotherapy in general to modern health issues, including health ageing. Fully referenced throughout, with more than 10, 000 citations, the book is a core resource for students and practitioners of phytotherapy and naturopathy and will be of value to all healthcare professionals - pharmacists, doctors, nurses - with an interest in herbal therapeutics. 50 evidence-based monographs, including 7 new herbs Rational guidance to phytotherapeutic strategies in the consulting room New appendices provide useful information on topics such as herbal actions, dosage in children and reading and interpreting herbal clinical trials Comprehensive revision of vital safety data, including an extensive herb-drug interaction chart.

Medicine at a Glance


Author: Patrick Davey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119232295
Category: Medical
Page: 568
View: 4331

Continue Reading →

This fourth edition of Medicine at a Glance, the leading title in the best-selling at a Glance series, provides an unparalleled overview of the study of medicine, closely following the core medical curriculum. Ideal for medical students, Foundation programme doctors and those training in the allied health professions, Medicine at a Glance presents vital information on clinical presentations, diseases, and treatments in every major medical specialty, from cardiology to dermatology. Medicine at a Glance: • Has been fully revised to reflect essential clinical and curriculum updates. • Contains brand new material in key areas such as imaging, women’s health, communication and data interpretation. • Features a brand new, clearer text design, in the trusted at a Glance double-page spread style, in full-colour throughout. • Is the ideal, practical companion to clinical attachments, available in a range of digital formats for on-the-go study and revision. • Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/medicine featuring interactive Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), interactive flashcards with show/hide labels, and tables of normal values This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs E-Book

Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient
Author: Kerry Bone
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455726192
Category: Medical
Page: 544
View: 9513

Continue Reading →

This clinical guide and practical reference is ideal for those who use and combine liquid herbal remedies for the individual needs of the patient. With three introductory chapters, 125 monographs, and various glossaries and appendices, it covers the fundamental concepts of using liquid herbals, including how the remedies are made, quality issues, and dosage guidelines. The monographs include full prescribing information that covers actions, indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions, interactions, side effects, dosage, traditional usage, pharmacological research, clinical studies, and full references. Focuses solely on liquid herbal preparations — making it a must-have resource and the only book of its kind. Covers approximately 125 herb profiles in detail. Offers the widest range of research-backed information currently available on herbs. Begins with basic principles to give practitioners confidence in the accuracy and precision of their prescriptions. Written by one of the leading names in herbal medicine. Clinically relevant with quick access to dosage information, contraindications, and more.

The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing


Author: Zeshan Qureshi,Simon R J Maxwell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702055190
Category: Medical
Page: 448
View: 5526

Continue Reading →

The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing lays out the practical steps of how to assess, investigate and manage a patient, with a focus on what to prescribe and how to prescribe it. Its aim is to empower newly graduated junior doctors to excel at dealing with emergencies and handling complex prescribing scenarios. Prescribing errors cost healthcare systems millions annually, so early training in prescribing has become an urgent priority of medical education and now forms an essential part of teaching and assessment. The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing (from the same stable as The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs) is a new book designed to address this requirement. It is written by junior doctors still close to the transition from theory to practice, overseen by a review panel of senior clinicians to ensure accuracy, and designed to help medical students practise and learn as much as possible about prescribing, in actual clinical scenarios, before they have to do it for real. Each scenario is presented as you would see it in the hospital setting and covers: Initial step-by-step assessment of the patient: how to assess, assessment findings, and immediate management Initial investigations Initial management Reassessment Treatment Handing over the patient 'Prescribe' alerts throughout Written-up drug charts Blank drug charts for copying and practice

Prescribing at a Glance


Author: Sarah Ross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118257294
Category: Medical
Page: 96
View: 5251

Continue Reading →

The principles of drug therapies are fundamental to medical practitioners in all branches; but are often difficult to get to grips with. Prescribing at a Glance addresses the most common uses of prescription drugs, and follows progress from dose calculation, administration to monitoring the effects in the treatments of major presenting problems. With a focus on prescribing, this user-friendly guide helps practitioners to develop crucial knowledge and skills, including establishing accurate drug histories, planning appropriate therapies, writing safe and legal prescriptions, critically appraising the prescribing of others, patient support, accessing reliable information about medicines, and detecting adverse drug reactions. Prescribing at a Glance:: Features detailed and high-quality colour illustrations throughout Includes examples of common prescribing errors, practice prescriptions and calculations Follows the structure of the WHO Good Prescribing Guide, and corresponds to the core curriculum of the British Pharmacological Society Is the perfect guide to help you prepare for the Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) Includes a companion website featuring interactive MCQs and cases, available at www.ataglanceseries.com/prescribing From the series that brought you Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, and designed to help those in the later stages of their medical training become adept at the skills required for a vital yet often confusing subject – Prescribing at a Glance will help you fill in any knowledge gaps with simple step-by-step instructions, and clear, easy-to-remember guidelines.

1089 and All that : a Journey Into Mathematics


Author: D. J. Acheson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198516231
Category: Mathematics
Page: 178
View: 4616

Continue Reading →

This excellent book, written by the established author David Acheson, makes mathematics accessible to everyone. Providing an entertaining and witty overview of the subject, the text includes several fascinating puzzles, and is accompanied by numerous illustrations and sketches by world famous cartoonists. This unusual book is one of the most readable explanations of mathematics available.

Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy


Author: Duncan Richards,Jeffrey Aronson,Jamie Coleman,D. John Reynolds
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199562857
Category: Medical
Page: 795
View: 5293

Continue Reading →

Rev. ed. of: Oxford handbook of practical drug therapy / Duncan Richards, Jeffrey K. Aronson. 2005.

Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology


Author: Huisheng Xie,Vanessa Preast
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119949564
Category: Medical
Page: 632
View: 8009

Continue Reading →

Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology serves as a practical guide to the theory and application of Chinese Herbal Medicine into veterinary practices. Divided into three parts, the book covers herbal materia medica used in treating various disorders and diseases, herbal formulas, and the clinical application of treatments. The book also outlines each herb's history, the formulation of herbal recipes, energetic actions, indications and contraindications of each formula, dosages, and clinical and pharmacological studies performed with herbal treatments. This text serves as an invaluable reference to veterinarians looking to expand treatment options.