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Pharmacology in Rehabilitation

Pharmacology in Rehabilitation - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0803613775

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ISBN13: 978-0803613775
ISBN10: 0803613776
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2007
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Pharmacology in Rehabilitation - 4TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803613775

Charles D. Ciccone

ISBN13: 978-0803613775
ISBN10: 0803613776
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Dr. Ciccone comprehensively covers all the major drug categories that are relevant to rehabilitation specialists, focusing on drug indications, mechanism of action, and impact on rehabilitation in his thoroughly revised text drawn from the most current peer-reviewed research. With the science of pharmacology changing so rapidly, students and clinicians need this up-to-date, relevant, and credible source of information. This new 4th edition continues to be user friendly - complex information is presented in a clear, organized manner and the text demystifies the practice of pharmacology.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes how medications impact patients undergoing physical rehabilitation and focuses on how clinicians can take advantage of beneficial drug effects that compliment rehabilitation while working around side effects that can have adverse effects on patient interventions.
  • Provides detailed coverage on how specific medications can influence certain physical therapy and rehabilitation procedures.
  • New chapter on complimentary and alternative medications reviews their general aspects, describes the most commonly used products, examines unique problems inherent in these medications, and provides key insights as to the relevance and impact of these products to rehabilitation.
  • Updates posted on DavisPlus at http://davisplus.fadavis.com annually in time for the fall semester with descriptions of new drugs that have a significant impact on rehabilitation sciences.
  • Drugs are described in detail with the philosophy for developing and using new drug therapies explained. Reviews the reasons existing medications are used in new ways, and explains the rationale for using these medications more effectively.
  • Chapters conclude with a case study in which the pharmacology covered in the chapter is applied to a clinical situation.

Table of Contents

Section I: General Principles of Pharmacology

1. Basic Principles of Pharmacology
2. Pharmacokinetics I. Drug Administration, Absorption, and Distribution
3. Pharmacokinetics II. Drug Elimination Biotransformation
4. Drug Receptors

Section II: Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System

5. Central Nervous System Pharmacology: General Principles
6. Sedative-Hypnotic and Antianxiety Agents
7. Drugs Used to Treat Affective Disorders: Depression and Manic-Depression
8. Antipsychotic Drugs
9. Antiepileptic Drugs
10. Pharmacologic Management of Parkinson Disease
11. General Anesthetics
12. Local Anesthetics

Section III: Drugs Affecting Skeletal Muscle

13. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Section IV: Drugs Used to Treat Pain and Inflammation

14. Opioid Analgesics
15. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
16. Pharmacologic Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
17. Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Section V: Autonomic and Cardiovascular Pharmacology

17. Introduction to Autonomic Pharmacology
18. Cholinergic Drugs
19. Adrenergic Drugs
20. Antihypertensive Drugs
21. Treatment of Angina Pectoris
22. Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
23. Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
24. Treatment of Coagulation Disorders and Hyperlipidemia

Section VI: Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Pharmacology

26. Respiratory Drugs
27. Gastrointestinal Drugs

Section VII: Endocrine Pharmacology

28. Introduction to Endocrine Pharmacology
29. Adrenocorticosteroids
30. Male and Female Hormones
31. Thyroid and Parathyroid Drugs: Agents Affecting Bone Mineralization
32. Pancreatic Hormones and the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Section VIII: Chemotherapy of Infectious and Neoplastic Diseases

33. Treatment of Infections I: Antibacterial Drugs
34. Treatment of Infections II: Antiviral Drugs
35. Treatment of Infections III: Antifungal and Antiparasitic Drugs
36. Cancer Chemotherapy
37. Immunomodulating Agents
38. Complimentary and Alternative Medications

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