The landmark text on how to achieve optimal patient outcomes through evidence-based medication therapy Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach is written to help readers advance the quality of patient care through evidence-based medication therapy derived from sound pharmacotherapeutic principles. The scope of this trusted classic goes beyond drug indications and dosages to include the initial selection, proper administration, and monitoring of drugs. Readers will find everything they need to provide safe, effective drug therapy across the full range of therapeutic categories. This edition is enriched by more than 300 expert contributors, and every chapter has been revised and updated to reflect the latest in evidence-based information and recommendations. Important features such as Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter, Clinical Presentation tables that summarize disease signs and symptoms, and Clinical Controversies boxes that examine the complicated issues faced by students and clinicians in providing drug therapy make this text an essential learning tool for students, patient-focused pharmacists, and other health care providers. Features: A section on personalized pharmacotherapy appears in most sections; All diagstic flow diagrams, treatment algorithms, dosing guideline recommendations, and monitoring approaches are in full color to clearly distinguish treatment pathways; New drug monitoring tables have been added; Most of the disease-oriented chapters have incorporated evidence-based treatment guidelines that when available, include ratings of the level of evidence to support the key therapeutic approaches; Twenty-four online-only chapters are available at website.
Joseph DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP (Richmond VA)is professor and Archie O. McCalley Dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. , Robert Talbert, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS (San Antonio, TX) Retired Professor, University of Texas, Health Science Center. Gary Yee, PharmD, FCCP (Omaha, NB) Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Nebraska, Medical Center. Barbara Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP (Jackson, MI) Former Dean and Professor, Executive Director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. L. Michael Posey, BS Pharm (Athens, GA) former Editorial Director, American Pharmacists Association. Gary Matzke, (Richmond VA) VCU School of Pharmacy's associate dean for clinical research and public policy.
Barbara G. Wells, Gary R. Matzke, Joseph T. DiPiro, L. Michael Posey, Robert L. Talbert