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Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Second Edition (Chisholm-Burns, Pharmacotherapy)

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Second Edition (Chisholm-Burns, Pharmacotherapy)
Author: Marie Chisholm-Burns - Terry Schwinghammer - Barba
ISBN 13: 9780071621809
ISBN 10: 71621806
Edition: 2
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
Publication Date: 2010-04-19
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1904
List Price: $162.00

Learn the Essential Principles of Pharmacotherapy and Understand Their Clinical Application

Now in full color!

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practices utilizes a solid, evidence-based approach that supports the optimal pharmacotherapy of disease. In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the disease states and treatments discussed focus on disorders most often seen in practice. 98 diseaes-based chapters review etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation, followed by clear therapeutic recommendations for drug selection, dosing, and patient monitoring. All chapters have been written by content experts and reviewed by authorities in their fields.


  • NEW full-color format
  • NEW chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and palliative care
  • Valuable learning aids, including
    • Structured learning objects
    • Key concepts
    • Patient care and monitoring guidelines
    • Up-to-date literature citations
    • Tables, figures, text boxes, and algorithms
    • A glossary of terms
    • An online learning center that includes self-assessment questions and answers
  • Laboratory values expressed as both conventional units and SI units
  • Appendices that include conversion factors and anthropometrics, common laboratory tests and their reference ranges, and common medical abbreviations
  • Patient encounter vignettes to develop critical-thinking skills and make the text more applicable to everyday patient care

Content that represents the insights of more than 160 authors and 140 reviewers:

Condensed Table of Contents:

Part 1: Basic Concepts in Pharmacotherapy Essentials; Part 2: Disorders of Organ Systems: Cardiovascular Disorders, Respiratory Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Renal Disorders, Neurologic Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders, Endocrinologic Disorders, Gynecologic and Obstetric Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Immunologic Disorders, Bone and Joint Disorders, Eye Disorders, Ear Disorders, Nose Disorders, Throat Disorders, Dermatologic Disorders, Hematologic Disorders, Oncologic Disorders, Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders.

Doody Review Services

Reviewer:Zina T. Saidi, Pharm.D.(Jeanes Hospital)
Description:This book covers more than 100 disease states using an easy-to-use format that includes structured learning objectives, key concepts, patient care and monitoring guidelines, up-to-date literature citations, tables, figures, text boxes, algorithms, a glossary of terms, and an online learning center. The previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose:The purpose is to enhance student learning in required therapeutics courses. The structured style helps students understand the important concepts.
Audience:Although primarily for students, the book offers a concise review for general practitioners. There are more than 160 authors and 140 reviewers that contributed to this book and they represent the highest authority in the field.
Features:The book is organized into 17 sections and 102 chapters according to organ system. Chapters briefly cover the following areas: disease epidemiology and etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation and diagnosis. Appendixes include common laboratory values (conventional and SI units) and medical measurements, as well as abbreviations and a glossary of medical terms. This book lacks a section or a chapter on pharmacogenomics and the future of personalized medicine, which might be important for students.
Assessment:This second edition has a new full-color format, and new chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and palliative care.