This handbook, which in its early lustrous years served physicians, pharmacists, and pharmacy students, is unlike any other drug reference book in that it allows readers to compare and contrast various drugs within drug categories, thereby enabling them to make decisions on which drug to administer. All other drug reference books merely repeat the drug manufacturers' literature, with no analysis of that information. Nor are there any reports from the published literature concerning use and efficacy of the drugs listed. The clinical drug information with part II contains chapters on drug-induced diseases, drug interactions and interferences, drug use in special populations, immunization, medical emergencies, and nutrition support. There are also appendices that contain useful conversion factors, anthropometrics, and laboratory indices.
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"The Notes section is very helpful, in many cases summarizing significant studies, allowing pharmacists to cite clinical research results in making recommendations. "Comparison charts are used appropriately and are well labeled, quickly orienting readers to the information being presented. "Information...concise and easily navigated. "Overall this book is an excellent condensed drug information reference for clinical pharmacists. Information is organized and presented in a way that makes it more appropriate for use as a therapeutic decision-making tool than similar references. "This book would be useful addition to the collection of any drug information center, medical library, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, or clinical pharmacy practitioner."-- American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education ( American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2002-07-01)
"This concise, comprehensive, and well-referenced book has been compiled by clinical pharmacists from various universities. This book appears to be superior because it contains more extensive and reliable information and it allows ready access to clinical information on the use of medications, which may aid clinicians in the selection of the most appropriate medication for their patients. 4 Stars."-- Doody's Review Service ( Doody's 2001-11-01)
This classic, authoritative guide to the clinical use of drugs is the superior source of evaluative and comparative information on over 1,200 drugs in common use. Written by 36 top clinicians and edited by three leading drug information specialists, it is the highest quality and most clinically useful drug handbook available. Part 1, Drug Monographs, covers 10 major drug categories, subdivided into therapeutic groups for easy comparison. Unique tables provide data for choosing the optimal drug for specific patients. Part 2, Clinical Drug Data, has everything healthcare professionals need to determine the likelihood of adverse drug reactions and interactions in their patients. Selection of drug therapy for special patient populations is made easy by several comprehensive chapters.
* Comprehensive comparison charts of drugs by class for easy clinical decision making
* Tables that help rapidly identify the cause of adverse drug effects in your patients
* Guides to the optimal choice of drugs in special populations, such as pregnant and breastfeeding women, renal disease, and dialysis
* The only referenced drug handbook--includes over 3,600 literature citations
* Tabbing guide for easy location of drug categories
* Extensive cross-referenced index that includes Canadian and British drug names
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