Friday, August 9, 2013

Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs 17th Edition, Berardi

Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs 17th Edition by Daniel L. Krinsky and Rosemary R. Berardi gives accessible data on nonprescription drug pharmacotherapy, nutritional supplements, medical foods, nondrug and preventive measures, and complementary and various therapies.

The seventeenth edition helps students and practitioners develop downside-solving skills needed to evaluate and triage pharmacy patient’s medical complaints. It provides Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved dosing information and evidence-based research on the efficacy and safety of over-the-counter (OTC) and herbal medications.

52 peer-reviewed chapters provide updated content on OTC medications and complementary therapies, prescription-to-OTC conversions, FDA revised or final rules, FDA safety and label warnings, therapeutic issues and controversies, treatment or prevention guidelines, OTC drug withdrawals from the market, and updated product tables and references.

Disease-oriented chapters contain new and revised case studies, treatment algorithms, comparisons of self-treatments, patient education boxes, product selection guidelines, and dosage and administration guidelines. A new chapter, Self-Care Components of Selected Chronic Diseases covers asthma, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and heart failure, dyslipidemia, and osteopenia and osteoporosis. Key Points section at the end of chapters highlights important concepts.

Most chapter features remain unchanged and are intended to promote an interactive approach to self-care. Students and health care providers can use these features to develop or improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Disorder-oriented chapters are grouped primarily according to body systems. These chapters begin with a discussion of the epidemiologic, etiologic, and pathophysiologic characteristics and the clinical manifestations of the disorder. These discussions are followed by a comprehensive discussion of self-care options.

The inclusion of dietary supplements, in addition to nonpharmacologic and preventive measures, completes the discussion of self-care options. Case research, therapy algorithms, comparisons of self-treatments, patient education boxes, and product choice tips foster an interactive therapeutic method to learning.

Sections on the evaluation of patient outcomes reinforce complying with-up of patients who are self-treating. This section defines the parameters for confirming profitable self-therapy and people who point out the need for medical referral. Chapters embody tables that list interactions (drug-drug, drug-supplement, drug-nutrient), as well as dosage and administration guidelines.

At the finish of every chapter, authors present an inventory of Key Points. These are supposed to be a summary of crucial info within the chapter and might be an excellent useful resource for educators. Authors present comparisons of agents based on medical studies of safety and efficacy, as well as product selection guidelines based mostly on patient components and preferences.

Authors focus on the function of nonprescription therapies among the many out there treatment choices for a particular disorder and describe other choices in the occasion that nonprescription therapy fails or just isn't appropriate. The book's group and content allow college students and health care suppliers to rapidly identify the knowledge wanted to make a remedy suggestion and to counsel patients.

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