PHARMACOTHERAPY: A Pathophysiologic Approach

Sunday, June 1 2008

For Immediate Release

Press Contact:
Bettina Faltermeier

A Pathophysiologic Approach

New Edition of Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy Textbook and Reference Now Available

Now in its seventh edition, PHARMACOTHERAPY: A Pathophysiologic Approach (McGraw-Hill; June 2008; Hardcover: $175) sets the standard in therapeutics courses in North American schools of Pharmacy and a trusted reference for those in practice. It provides evidence-based approaches to the drug treatment of diseases, and like the discipline it covers, goes beyond drug indications and dosages to include the initial selection, proper administration, and monitoring of drugs.

Featuring full-color throughout for the first time, this revision contains expanded evidence-based recommendations and extended coverage of the timely issue of palliative care and pain medicine. It now also includes web-based chapters, as well as brand-new chapters on Drug Therapy Individualization: Patients with Hepatic Disease; Primary Pulmonary Hypertension; Management of the Developmentally Disabled; Substance Abuse; Drug Therapy of Influenza; and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Pedagogic features include:

  • "Key Concepts" highlighted in each chapter
  • "Clinical Presentation" boxes summarize the most common disease signs and symptoms covered in each chapter
  • "Clinical Controversies" boxes-presented in the Treatment sections of the disease-oriented chapters-examine the complicated issues faced by students and clinicians in providing drug therapy
  • Clear therapeutic recommendations in each disease-specific chapter
  • "Evaluation of Therapeutic Outcomes" boxes in each disease-specific chapter, containing key monitoring guidelines that facilitate the development of a pharmaceutical, nursing, or medical care plan

About the Authors

Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP, Executive Dean, South Carolina School of Pharmacy, Charleston and Columbia, SC.
Robert L. Talbert, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS Professor, University of Texas, Austin and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Gary C. Yee, PharmD, FCCP, Professor and Chair of Pharmacy Practice, University of Nebraska Medicial Center, Omaha
Gary R. Matzke, PharmD, FCP, FCCP Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Public Policy, Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP, Dean, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MI.
L. Michael Posey, BS Pharm, President, PENS Pharmacy Editorial and News Service, Athens, GA.

PHARMACOTHERAPY: A Pathophysiologic Approach, E7 by Joseph T. DiPiro, Robert L. Talbert, Gary C. Yee, Gary R. Matzke, Barbara G. Wells, L. Michael Posey; McGraw-Hill; June 2008; Hardcover: $175; 2784 pages; ISBN-10: 0-07-147899-X; ISBN-13: 978-0-07-147899-1.

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