Pocket Guide: Pharmacokinetics Made Easy

Pocket Guide: Pharmacokinetics Made Easy

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By (author) Donald J. Birkett

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Paperback | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 176mm x 8mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0070285276
  • ISBN 13: 9780070285279
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Mit Abb.
  • Sales rank: 33,646

Product description

This title presents a complex topic in a simple, easy-to-understand way. Pocket Guide: Pharmacokinetics Made Easy is the latest update of the popular Pharmacokinetics Made Easy. It is suitable for a wide audience including medical practitioners, health professionals, and students. The individual chapters were initially published as a series of articles in Australian Prescriber to assist practitioners in drug dosing and therapy. The physiological approach herein adopted addresses clinical issues in drug therapy and makes them directly applicable to practice situations. Key Selling Features: self-assessment questions in each chapter; glossary of symbols; use of equations to explain physiological factors underlying important pharmacokinetics processes; endorsed and co-published with Australian Prescriber; and list of key points summarizing the content to improve accessibility and understanding.

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Donald Birkett Professor and Head of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, SA; has chaired the Australian Drug Utilisation Subcommittee and the WHO Working Group on Drug Statistics Methodology.

Table of contents

1. Clearance 2. Volume of distribution 3. Half-Life 4. How Drugs are Cleared by the Liver 5. Bioavailability and First-Class Clearance 6. Predicting Drug Interactions and the Effects of Disease States for Metabolised Drugs 7. Clearance of Drugs by the Kidneys 8. Drug Protein Binding 9. Non-Linear Pharmacokinetics 10. How to Determine the Pharmacokinetic Parameters of a Drug 11. Pharmacodynamics - the Concentration-Effect Relationship 12. Designing Dose Regimens 13. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring