From reviews of the previous edition:
‘This new edition of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics was really very helpful when I was doing an MSc course in Advancing Pharmacy Practice and it was really very helpful in all the clinical diseases I have to read for my PBL. I also used it as one of my most reliable reference books for the in-course simulation ward rounds and other clinical case studies. It is a great book to have as a practising clinical or hospital pharmacist or even community pharmacist. It will also be of great use to anyone doing a course in pharmacotherapy. This book will always be of use to you throughout your studentship or when practising after graduation. It is also more portable than most other pharmacotherapy textbooks with the same amount of information.’
Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling, multi-disciplinary textbook continues to draw on the skills of pharmacists, clinicians and nurses to present optimal drug regimens. The authors integrate an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of the pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. Each chapter is co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician, and each chapter begins with key points and ends with cases to test understanding. The sixth edition is now on StudentConsult for the first time, giving online access to the full text.
- Key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter
- Case-study boxes throughout the chapters
- Each chapter co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician
- In-depth treatment of therapeutics to support pharmaceutical prescribing
- Logical order and format: key points, epidemiology, aetiology, disease, clinical manifestations, investigations and treatment, drugs used in treatment.
- Dosage reference sources given where appropriate, along with useful websites and further reading for each chapter.
- New co-editor, Karen Hodson
- Over 10 new authors
- Now in 4-colour
- On StudentConsult for the first time
- New chapter on Dementia
- Many new and revised illustrations
- Chapters revised to include advances in therapeutics and changes to dose regimens and licensed indications
- Updated case studies
Section 1: General
- Clinical pharmacy process
- Practical pharmacokinetics
- Drug interactions
- Adverse drug reactions
- Laboratory data
- Parenteral nutrition
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Constipation and diarrhoea
- Adverse effects of drugs on the liver
- Liver disease.
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease
- Coronary heart disease
- Chronic heart failure
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Anxiety disorders
- Affective disorders
- Parkinson's disease
- Nausea and vomiting
- Respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Gastrointestinal infections
- Infective meningitis
- Surgical site infection and antimicrobial prophylaxis
- HIV infection.
- Fungal infections
- Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
- Diabetes mellitus
- Menstrual cycle disorders
- Drugs in pregnancy and lactation
- Prostate disease.
- Solid tumours.
- Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Gout and hyperuricaemia
- Drug-induced skin disorders
- Eczema and psoriasis
Section 2: Life stages
Section 3: TherapeuticsGastrointestinal disorders
Section 4: Appendices.
From reviews of the previous edition:
‘Brill book for any undergraduate pharmacy student; covers the major therapeutic areas with nice little case studies with answers at the end of each chapter to get you thinking. Additionally, the first few chapters cover generic topics such as biochemical tests with plenty of detail and references. Highly recommend.’
‘A highly informative essential for any pharmacy student. Through my four years of pharmacy education, this book was second only to the BNF in sheer frequency of use.’
‘An excellent book for the pharmacist undertaking a clinical diploma. Clear and very informative.’
‘Excellent book to gain an overall well rounded knowledge of the subject. As much as you need to know as a pharmacy student and pharmacist, if not more. Excellent revision tool for making notes.’
‘If you are about to undertake Non-Medical Prescribing then this is probably the only book you'll need to buy.’
‘Very good book with a good depth of knowledge which is useful for clinical pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare professionals.’
‘This new edition was really very helpful when I was doing an MSc course in Advanced Pharmacy Practice and it was really very helpful in all the clinical diseases I have to read for my PBL. I also used it as one of my most reliable reference books for the in-course simulation ward rounds and other clinical case studies.’
‘It is a great book to have as a practising Clinical or Hospital pharmacist or even Community Pharmacist. It will also be of great use to anyone doing a course in pharmacotherapy. This book will always be of use to you throughout your studentship or when practising after graduation.
It is also more portable than most other pharmacotherapy textbooks with the same amount of information.’