The Renal Drug Handbook

The Ultimate Prescribing Guide for Renal Practitioners, 4th Edition

Author: Caroline Ashley,Aileen Dunleavy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315343673

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 6485

The Renal Drug Handbook offers information compiled from the UK Renal Pharmacy Group and features drug monographs guiding physicians in how to prescribe, prepare, and administer drugs to patients undergoing renal replacement therapy. Also provides a practice-based review of drug utilization in renal units across the UK. Purchasers of The Renal Drug Handbook receive a free 30-day trial to the The Renal Drug Database. A code to activate the trial may be found on the inside-front cover of The Renal Drug Handbook; the trial is activated by entering the code on the Redeem page of this website, accessible from the homepage. "The Renal Drug Handbook provides essential information on drug dosing in patients with different levels of kidney function. As in previous editions, the logical format makes it easy to use and simple to follow. Included in this update are over 130 new drugs and a new section on drug metabolism and excretion in each drug monograph. Wide dissemination of this 4th edition will help healthcare professionals who prescribe and more importantly protect their patients from avoidable harm.? Well done to the authors for maintaining this amazing resource." — David C Wheeler, Professor of Kidney Medicine, University College London, and President, Renal Association

The Renal Drug Handbook

The Ultimate Prescribing Guide for Renal Practitioners, 5th Edition

Author: Caroline Ashley,Aileen Dunleavy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429863632

Category: Medical

Page: 1103

View: 5297

This invaluable guide, endorsed by the UKMi and reflecting the extensive experience of the UK Renal Pharmacy Group, features drug monographs guiding physicians in how to prescribe, prepare, and administer drugs to patients with different levels of kidney function and when undergoing renal replacement therapy. It has been fully updated for this fifth edition to include up to 100 additional drugs, while maintaining the clear structure and format that is easy to use and simple to follow in the busy clinical setting. It continues to offer support and guidance to health care professionals enabling them to prescribe medications to their renal patients appropriately and safely.

The Renal Drug Handbook

The Ultimate Prescribing Guide for Renal Practitioners, 4th Edition

Author: Caroline Ashley,Aileen Dunleavy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498794610

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 6222

The Renal Drug Handbook offers information compiled from the UK Renal Pharmacy Group and features drug monographs guiding physicians in how to prescribe, prepare, and administer drugs to patients undergoing renal replacement therapy. Also provides a practice-based review of drug utilization in renal units across the UK. Purchasers of The Renal Drug Handbook receive a free 30-day trial to the The Renal Drug Database. A code to activate the trial may be found on the inside-front cover of The Renal Drug Handbook; the trial is activated by entering the code on the Redeem page of this website, accessible from the homepage. "The Renal Drug Handbook provides essential information on drug dosing in patients with different levels of kidney function. As in previous editions, the logical format makes it easy to use and simple to follow. Included in this update are over 130 new drugs and a new section on drug metabolism and excretion in each drug monograph. Wide dissemination of this 4th edition will help healthcare professionals who prescribe and more importantly protect their patients from avoidable harm.? Well done to the authors for maintaining this amazing resource." — David C Wheeler, Professor of Kidney Medicine, University College London, and President, Renal Association

High-Risk IV Medications in Special Patient Populations

Author: Sandra Kane-Gill,Joseph Dasta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857296061

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 4598

Critical Care Clinicians can use general drug references (Micomedex, Lexicomp) for data on dosing of high-alert medications in special patient populations but these references are not available to all healthcare clinicians, they are expensive and they are not specific to high-alert medications or critically ill patients. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists in the hospital setting will benefit from having one resource with all of this information. The purpose of this reference manual would be to guide critical care clinicians on dosing of high-alert medications in special patient populations. The most important feature of the book will be a summary of primary literature using tables when possible. This will be useful to readers because currently a reference book does not exist that guides clinicians in these difficult dosing decisions.

Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241563885

Category: Medical

Page: 125

View: 2052

Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use reviews the medical eligibility criteria for use of contraception, offering guidance on the safety and use of different methods for women and men with specific characteristics or known medical conditions. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews of available clinical and epidemiological research. It is a companion guideline to Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use. Together, these documents are intended to be used by policy-makers, program managers, and the scientific community to support national programs in the preparation of service delivery guidelines. The fourth edition of this useful resource supersedes previous editions, and has been fully updated and expanded. It includes over 86 new recommendations and 165 updates to recommendations in the previous edition. Guidance for populations with special needs is now provided, and a new annex details evidence on drug interactions from concomitant use of antiretroviral therapies and hormonal contraceptives. To assist users familiar with the third edition, new and updated recommendations are highlighted. Everyone involved in providing family planning services and contraception should have the fourth edition of Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use at hand.

Drug Benefits and Risks

International Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology - Revised 2nd Edition

Author: C.J. van Boxtel,B. Santoso,I.R. Edwards

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 160750345X

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 5808

This updated and revised 2nd edition of Drug Benefits and Risks is an inclusive reference exploring the scientific basis and practice of drug therapy. The key concept is to look at the balance between the benefits and risks of drugs, but in this context also highlighting the social impact which drugs have in modern societies. Taking an evidence-based approach to the problem, the practice of clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy in the developing as well as the developed world is examined. For this purpose the book covers general clinical pharmacology, pharmacology of various drug groups and the treatments specific to various diseases; the book gives guidance on how doctors should act so that drugs can be used effectively and safely; and it encourages the rational use of drugs in society. This publication brings together a large amount of excellent content that will be invaluable for anyone working within, or associated with, the field of clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy - undergraduates, postgraduates, regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry.

Essential Practical Prescribing

Author: Georgia Woodfield,Benedict Lyle Phillips,Victoria Taylor,Amy Hawkins,Andrew Stanton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118837738

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 3915

Essential Practical Prescribing is an important new textbook with a clinical, ward-based focus. It is specifically designed to help new foundation doctors working on the hospital wards and in the community, as well as medical students preparing for the Prescribing Safety Assessment. Using an accessible format, Essential Practical Prescribing demonstrates how to manage common medical conditions, and explains the logic behind each decision. It also emphasises common pitfalls leading to drug errors, and highlights drugs that could cause harm in certain situations. Organised by hospital department, it outlines the correct management of conditions, as well as highlighting the typical trials of a junior doctor. Essential Practical Prescribing: Contains a range of learning methods within each chapter including: key topics, learning objectives, case studies, DRUGS checklists, "Top-Tips", advice on guidelines and evidence, and key learning points Uses patient histories to set the scene and enhance the clinical emphasis Offers examples of correctly completed drug charts throughout, which are also available online Is an ideal companion for Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) preparation Includes a companion website at www.wileyessential.com/prescribing featuring MCQs and downloadable DRUGS checklists and drug charts

Certified Diabetes Educator Exam Secrets

CDE Test Review for the Certified Diabetes Educator Exam

Author: Mometrix Media

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781609713010

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 4021

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Certified Diabetes Educator Exam Secrets helps you ace the Certified Diabetes Educator Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Certified Diabetes Educator Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Certified Diabetes Educator Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Certified Diabetes Educator Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive content review including: Hypoglycemica, Eye Screening, Sexual Dysfunction, Neuropathy, Hyperglycemia, Weight gain, Acanthosis nigricans, Lipid Profile, Dawn Phenomenon, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, HHNS, Nutritional Habits, Learning styles, A1C, Food Labels, Medications, Somogyi Effect, NCQA, Pregnancy, Hypertension, Nutrition History, Charcot foot, IPAA, Management Skills, BMI, Weight Management, Honeymoon Period, Gestational Diabetes, Medical History, Socail Dynamics, Micronutrients, Sugar Substitutes, Blood Pressure, Ulcers, Alcohol, Glucose Monitoring, and much more...

The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing

Author: Dilyse Nuttall,Jane Rutt-Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118861868

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 2739

The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing is an easy-to-read, comprehensive overview of the essential knowledge, key issues and skills relevant to non-medical prescribing. Now fully updated and linked to the National Prescribing Centre Single Competency Framework for non-medical prescribers, with activities to help you link your continuing professional development within the competences required as a prescriber. This practical title remains an ideal resource for all qualified health professionals to practice safe and effective non-medical prescribing. The section edition is structured around four core themes – public health, social and cultural issues, prescribing principles, and continuing professional development – which are threaded throughout the text. It also includes additional material on the importance on continuing professional development in prescribing, as well as the history and context of non-medical prescribing; ethical, legal and professional issues; effective consultations; essential pharmacology; clinical skills; prescribing for specific groups; and the role of the multidisciplinary team. Key Features: Accessible and study-friendly Each chapter has learning objectives and activities to support a deeper understanding of the theoretical knowledge base and its application to practice Case studies linking the topics to real-life scenarios Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/nuttall with a range of self-assessment questions, quizzes, numeracy exercises, case studies and weblinks. The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing provides support to anyone studying for a prescribing qualification or looking for a refresher on the subject.

Nutraceuticals

Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity

Author: Ramesh C. Gupta

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128021659

Category: Medical

Page: 1040

View: 4904

Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity brings together all current knowledge regarding nutraceuticals and their potential toxic effects as written by the scientists at the forefront of their study. Users will find an introduction to nutraceuticals, herbal medicines, ayurvedic medicines, prebiotics, probiotics, and adaptogens, along with their use and specific applications. This essential reference then discusses the mechanism of action for the judicious use of these nutraceuticals and the best tools for their evaluation before detailing the safety and toxicity of nutraceuticals and their interactions with other therapeutic drugs. Finally, and crucially, regulatory aspects from around the world are covered, providing a comprehensive overview of the most effective tools for the evaluation, safety, and toxicity of nutraceuticals, prebiotics, probiotics, and alternative medicines. Grants an overview of the current state-of-the-science of nutraceuticals, their use and applications, and known adverse effects Provides effective tools to evaluate the potential toxicity of any nutraceutical Includes details of regulatory issues as written by international experts

Handbook of Dialysis Therapy

Author: Allen R. Nissenson,Richard E. Fine

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323445500

Category: Medical

Page: 141

View: 636

Providing practical, immediately useful guidelines that can be applied directly to patient care, Handbook of Dialysis Therapy is a must-have resource for all dialysis caregivers. This new edition has been updated with the latest cutting-edge technology, dialysis techniques, and complications related to various diseases for both pediatric and adult patients. In-depth yet concise, it explains complex dialysis concepts through abundant diagrams, photos, line drawings, and tables, while its readable hands-on approach allows for quick review of key information. Presents the practice-proven experience of top experts in the field of dialysis treatment. Offers dialysis guidance for both adult and pediatric patients in one convenient source. Features a readable hands-on approach, allowing you to quickly review the complicated concepts of dialysis. Includes helpful annotated bibliography lists in each section for further in-depth research on any subject. Explains complex dialysis concepts through abundant diagrams, photos, line drawings, and tables. Features new chapters on care delivery, patient-centric care, rehabilitation, quality of life, geriatrics, and interventional nephrology. Includes information on the management of the pediatric patient undergoing dialysis. Defines the quality imperatives, roles, and responsibilities of dialysis facility medical directors and attending nephrologists. Updates nephrologists on the latest alternative dialysis modalities.

Drugs and the Kidney

Author: Graeme Catto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400924925

Category: Medical

Page: 158

View: 2389

In recent years both doctors and patients have become increasingly aware that many essential drugs may induce unfortunate side-effects in susceptible individuals. The kidney is the principal route of excretion for many of these substances and may as a result become involved in pathological processes. Developments in haemodialysis and haemo perfusion may be of value in increasing the rate of excretion of potentially toxic substances but it is essential that the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques are fully appreciated by all with an interest in clinical practice. This book details the recent advances in understanding of analgesic nephropathy, interstitial nephritis, elimination of poisons and drug monitoring. Each chapter has been written by a recognized expert in the field and provides information of relevance and practical import ance to the average clinician. The developments of the last decade have emphasized that drug toxicity is a subject on which all clinicians, but perhaps especially nephrologists, should be fully informed. ABOUT TH E EDITOR Professor Graeme R. D. Catto is Professor in Medicine and Thera peutics at the University of Aberdeen and Honorary Consultant Phy sician/Nephrologist to the Grampian Health Board. His current interest in transplant immunology was stimulated as a Harkness Fellow at Harvard Medicial School and the Peter Bent Brighton Hospital, Boston, USA. He is a member of many medical societies including the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, the Renal Association and the Transplantation Society.

Drug∼Nutrient Interactions

Author: T. K. Basu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401170819

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 3747

In the world at large and in the Western World in particular, the average age of the population is increasing. This is related to an increase in lifespan resulting from remarkable advances in preventive medicine and the clinical sciences. There has also been a concomitant rise of the modern pharmaceutical and chemical industries which support modern treatment methods and influence the pattern of human disease. The science of nutrition has also made major advances in recent years and is poised for even more encouraging contributions as the tools of molecular biology are applied to mechanisms of nutrient effects at the molecular level. Instruction in nutritional science can no longer be restricted to a description of the chemistry of major dietary constituents, diseases associated with a deficiency, and the amounts of nutrients required to prevent them. Modern nutritionists must now address the pervasive interrelationships of long-term nutritional habits and chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system, of cancer, and of osteoporosis, among others. There is also the role of nutrition as a tool in the treatment of post operative and other patients in the clinical setting. It is at these interfaces that drugs and nutrients interact in significant ways.

Qualitative Research in Nursing

Advancing the Humanistic Imperative

Author: Helen Streubert Speziale,Helen J. Streubert,Dona Rinaldi Carpenter

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781796008

Category: Medical

Page: 470

View: 2831

"Qualitative Research in Nursing is a user-friendly text that systematically provides a sound foundation for understanding a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, including triangulation. It approaches nursing education, administration, and practice and gives step-by-step details to instruct students on how to implement each approach. Features include emphasis on ethical considerations and methodological triangulation, instrument development and software usage; critiquing guidelines and questions to ask when evaluating aspects of published research; and tables of published research that offer resources for further reading"--Provided by publisher.

Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy

Radiation Physics, Therapy, and Oncology

Author: C. K. Bomford,I. H. Kunkler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443062018

Category: Medical

Page: 687

View: 7789

A comprehensive textbook of radiotherapy and related radiation physics and oncology for use by all those concerned with the uses of radiation and cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of patients with malignant diseases.

Pharmacy Case Studies

Author: Soraya Dhillon,Rebekah Raymond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853697244

Category: Medical

Page: 458

View: 5829

Knowledge gained within the individual areas of law and ethics, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and pathology are tested by each example, bringing together all areas taught on the degree course. Each chapter contains five case studies, starting with uncomplicated cases and increasing in complexity as they expand.

Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria. Third Edition

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241549122

Category: Medical

Page: 313

View: 2796

Malaria remains an important cause of illness and death in children and adults in countries in which it is endemic. Malaria control requires an integrated approach including prevention (primarily vector control) and prompt treatment with effective antimalarial agents. Malaria case management consisting of prompt diagnosis and effective treatment remains a vital component of malaria control and elimination strategies. Since the publication of the first edition of the Guidelines for the treatment of malaria in 2006 and the second edition in 2010 all countries in which P. falciparum malaria is endemic have progressively updated their treatment policy from use of ineffective monotherapy to the currently recommended artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT). This has contributed substantially to current reductions in global morbidity and mortality from malaria. Unfortunately resistance to artemisinins has arisen recently in P. falciparum in South-East Asia which threatens these gains. This third edition of the WHO Guidelines for the treatment of malaria contains updated recommendations based on a firmer evidence base for most antimalarial drugs and in addition include recommendation on the use of drugs to prevent malaria in groups at high risk. The Guidelines provide a framework for designing specific detailed national treatment protocols taking into account local patterns of resistance to antimalarial drugs and health service capacity. It provides recommendations on treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria in all age groups all endemic areas in special populations and several complex situations. In addition on the use of antimalarial drugs as preventive therapy in healthy people living in malaria-endemic areas who are high risk in order to reduce morbidity and mortality from malaria. The Guidelines are designed primarily for policy-makers in ministries of health who formulate country-specific treatment guidelines. Other groups that may find them useful include health professionals and public health and policy specialists that are partners in health or malaria control and the pharmaceutical industry. The treatment recommendations in the main document are brief; for those who wish to study the evidence base in more detail a series of annexes is provided with references to the appropriate sections of the main document.