Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data

Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data

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The new edition of this case-based learning tool will enhance your skills in clinical lab test interpretation. It provides fundamentals of interpreting lab test results not only for pharmacy students, but also for practitioners as an aid in assessing patient drug-treatment responses. It is the only text written by and for pharmacists and provides case studies and practical information on patient therapy. New to the fourth edition are: three new chapters including new information on men's health, women's health, and pharmacogenomics and laboratory tests; mini-cases embedded in each chapter that provide therapy-related examples and reinforce important points made in the text; 'Quickview Charts' that give an overview of important clinical information including reference ranges and critical values; and, 'Learning Points' that focus on a clinical application of a major concept present in the more

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  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 33.02mm | 1,496.85g
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Bethesda, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1585281808
  • 9781585281800
  • 781,233

About Mary Lee

Mary Lee, Pharm. D., BCPS, FCCP, is Vice President, Chief Academic Officer for Pharmacy and Health Sciences Education, Midwestern University, and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Lee graduated with BS in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1976 and 1979, respectively, and completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1977. She joined the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1979, where she served as director of the drug information center and then clinical pharmacist to the urological surgery service at the hospital. In 1985, she was promoted to associate professor and from 1985-1990, she served as assistant dean of student affairs. In 1994, she became associate dean of Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy; and in 1998, she became dean. She served as dean of the College from 1998 through 2006. Dr. Lee has published over 100 research manuscripts, book chapters, review articles, and short reports in peer-reviewed publications. She has served as an elected officer on the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Board of Regents, chair of the Clinical Section, American Pharmaceutical Association, Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, and as chair or member of numerous committees of APhA, ACCP, and state pharmacy associations. She is considered an expert on pharmacological issues in urological diseases, has earned board certification in pharmacotherapy, has won numerous teaching awards, and is an invited speaker for many national and international more

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Description This book provides information on how to interpret laboratory tests and apply that information in clinical scenarios. Purpose It is intended as a comprehensive reference for pharmacists and pharmacy students on common laboratory tests. In addition to laboratory tests, the book covers other diagnostic tests used in clinical practice. This is an excellent resource for interpreting and evaluating laboratory data. Audience Written for all practicing pharmacists and students, the book does not target any particular practice areas of pharmacy. Features Introductory chapters describe general techniques and concepts in laboratory testing. Each subsequent chapter discusses a different organ system and the pertinent laboratory data used in diagnosing and treating disease states and monitoring drug therapy. Chapters are designed with a summary of pertinent points and include graphs, figures, and tables to summarize information. Mini-cases explore application of the data. The book provides a very thorough discussion of each laboratory test and includes other tests (i.e. functional) that are often used in the management of certain diseases. This fourth edition adds chapters on women's health, men's health, and pharmacogenomic testing and expands other chapters. Assessment There are certainly discussions of laboratory interpretation in other books, but I am unaware of another book specifically focused on pharmacy. This thorough reference is helpful for all practitioners regardless of their specific area of practice. The new chapter on pharmacogenomics in this edition is particularly pertinent. Reviewer Anna Wodlinger, Pharm.D., BCPS (Temple University School of Pharmacy) --Anna Wodlinger, Pharm.D., BCPS"MedInfoNow" (06/01/2009)show more

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