Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacology Therapeutic Principles in Practice

ISBN-10: 0781795389
ISBN-13: 9780781795388
Edition: 4th 2010 (Revised)
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Description: Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacology offers guidelines for safe, effective, and rational drug therapy in newborns, children and adolescents. The book provides relevant and useful data on the molecular, physiologic, biochemical, and pharmacologic  More...

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List price: $280.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/4/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1072
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 6.226
Language: English

Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacology offers guidelines for safe, effective, and rational drug therapy in newborns, children and adolescents. The book provides relevant and useful data on the molecular, physiologic, biochemical, and pharmacologic mechanisms of drug action and therapy in this population. The authors identify areas of innovative basic and translational research necessary for the continuing evaluation and development of drugs for the fetus, newborns, children and adolescents. Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacology is is a valuable reference for all health care professionals who treat the fetus, newborns, children, and adolescents, including neonatologists, nurses, pediatricians, general practitioners, students, obstetricians, perinatologists, surgeons and allied health professionals. It will be useful anytime during the day and especially in the middle of the night when knowledge of appropriate indications, safe and effective use, dosage, and therapeutic regimen for a certain drug or molecular entity is immediately needed. The book is also directed to those involved in basic, clinical, and other academic pharmacological research, the pharmaceutical industry, and regulatory agencies dealing with drug and therapeutic developments for this population. Those teaching pharmacology and therapeutics will find this compilation of information extremely useful in preparing teaching materials.

Gervais Williams is an award-winning fund manager. He has worked in the City for 25 years, 17 of which were spent at Gartmore, where he managed clients' investments in small to medium quoted companies.

General Principles
Introduction and Historical Perspectives
Clinical Pharmacokinetics in Infants and Children
Drug Action and Therapy in the Infant and Child
Drug Metabolism and Disposition in Infants and Children
Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacogenomics, and Pharmacoproteomics
Compliance with Pediatric Medication Regimens
Clinical Trials Involving Children: History, Rationale, Regulatory Framework, and Technical Considerations
Ethics of Drug Research in Pediatric Populations
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Drug Formulations
Drugs And The Newborn
Developmental Toxicology
Biotransformation of Medications by Human Placenta
Maternal Drug Intake and the Newborn
Principles of Neonatal Pharmacology
Perinatal Origins of Adult Defects in Drug Metabolism
Renal Function and Excretion of Drugs in the Newborn
The Excretion of Drugs and Chemicals in Human Milk
Drugs for Hyperbilirubinemia
Drugs and Lung Development
Pharmacologic Treatment of Neonatal Apnea
Drugs and Perinatal Brain Injury
Antiretroviral Pharmacology in Pregnant Women and Newborns
Drugs In Special Populations And Settings
Therapeutic Applications in Pediatric Intensive Care
Drug Therapy in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Drug Therapy in the Adolescent
Topical Medications
Ophthalmologic Drugs in Infants and Children
Specific Drugs
Sulfonamides
Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Other Beta-Lactams
Aminoglycosides and Glycopeptides
Fluoroquinolones
Macrolides, Chloramphenicol, and Tetracyclines
Anthelminthic Drugs in Children
Antituberculosis Drugs
Antifungal Agents
Antiviral Drugs: Treatment of the Fetus and Newborn
Anticonvulsants
Psychopharmacology in Children and Adolescents
Antihistamine Drugs
Antiasthmatics
Antipyretics
Cardiovascular Drugs
Diuretics
Clinical Pharmacology of Antineoplastic Drugs
Immunosuppressive and Immunomodulatory Drugs
Analgesic Agents
Local Anesthetics for Infants and Children
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Antihypertensive Agents
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Glucocorticoids
Insulin and Diabetes Mellitus
Thyroid Hormones
Growth Hormone
Hematologic Agents
Nutrient Supplements
Childhood Vaccines
Adverse Drug Effects And Interactions
Epidemiology of Adverse Drug Effects
Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions
Medication Errors
Pediatric Poisonings and Antidotes
Use of Herbal Products in Children: Risks and Unproven Benefits
Neonatal Abstinence Syndromes
Drug Interactions in Newborns and Children
Appendix
Drug Formulary for the Newborn
Pediatric Drug Formulary

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