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  • ABC Transporters and Cancer provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. Here, outstanding and original reviews are presented on a variety of topics. This volume covers ABC transporters and cancer, and is suitable for researchers and students alike.
  • This book summarizes how the renin angiotensin system is implicated in the progression of atherosclerotic disease as well as of left ventricular dysfunction and reviews the action of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and AT1 receptor antagonists on reducing morbidity and mortality in patients with left ventricular dysfunction or in those at high cardiovascular risk with preserved ventricular function. ACEi and ARBS in Hypertension and Heart Failure is a highly practical reference reviewing the evidence and providing a rationale for the appropriate use of RAS antagonists in cardiovascular diseases. It is written in an easy-to-follow format and with many illustrations to aid clarity and the assimilation of information. Each chapter is written by established authorities in their fields who are also experienced in explaining often complex concepts. The result is a unique book which is not only comprehensive but also clear and useful for the busy medical practitioner.
  • Poor adherence to therapy is one of the main obstacles to treatment effectiveness in schizophrenia. It is the main determinant of relapse, hospitalization, symptom persistence, and poor psychosocial functioning and outcome. Adherence to treatment is affected by various factors related to the disease characteristics, to the patient him- or herself, to the treatment, and to the therapeutic relationship. Some of these factors are modifiable, and both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies have been developed for this purpose.This book addresses the different aspects of adherence to treatment in schizophrenia and related disorders in a systematic but easy-to-use manual format. Chapters focus on a full range of issues, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies to enhance adherence and continuity of care, relevant psychological factors, the importance of the patient-doctor relationship, and the need for an alliance with other care-givers. Adherence to Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia will be an invaluable asset for all who are involved in the care of patients with schizophrenia.
  • Advances in antiepileptic drug development / Philip N. Patsalos -- Current guidelines and standard treatments / Dieter Schmidt & G{uml}unter Kr{uml}amer -- Advances in screening models for identifying new antiepileptic drugs / Kinga K. Borowicz & Stanislaw J. Czuczwar -- New antiepileptic drugs : advances in pharmacokinetics, drug interaction and adverse effect profiles / Domenico Italiano & Edoardo Spina -- Antiepileptic drugs in clinical trials and future direction / Alberto Verrotti, Chiara Cirillo & Giulia Loiacono.
  • Pt. 1. Target organ toxicity. -- Drug-induced liver injury / Michael Holt, Cynthia Ju.-- Drug herpersensitivity reactions involving skin / Oliver Hausmann, Benno Schnyder, Werner J. Pichler.-- Adverse drug reactions affecting blood cells / Richard H. Aster.-- Molecular mechanisms of adverse drug reactions in cardiac tissue / Reza Tabrizchi.-- Mechanisms of drug-induced nephrotoxicity / Thomas D. Nolin, Jonathan Himmelfarb.-- Receptor- and reactive intermediate-mediated mechanisms of teratogenesis / Peter G. Wells, Crystal J.J. Lee, Gordon P. McCallum, Julia Perstin, Patricia A. Harper.-- Pt. II. Mediators/Biochemical pathways.-- Role of reactive metabolites in drug-induced hepatotoxicity / A.M. Srivastava, J. L. Maggs, D. J. Antoine, D. P. Williams, D. A. Smith, B. K. Park.-- Role of cytokines in the mechanism of adverse drug reactions / Mary Jane Masson, Lindsay A. Collins, Lance R. Poh.-- Keap1-Nrf2 cellular defense pathway: mechanisms of regulation and role in protection against drug-induced toxicity / Ian M. Copple, Christopher E. Goldring, Neil R. Kitteringham, B. Kevin Park.-- Signal transduction pathways involved in drug-induced liver injury / Derick Han, Mie Shinohara, Maria D. Ybanez, Behnam Saberi, Neil Kaplowitz.-- Mictrochondrial involvement in drug-induced liver injury / Dominique Pessayre, Abdellah Mansouri, Alain Berson, Bernard Fromenty.-- Pt. III. Examples/Models.-- Mechanisms of acetaminophen-induced liver necrosis / Jack A. Hinson, Dean W. Roberts, Laura P. James.-- Drug-induced liver injury in humans: the case of Ximelagtran / M. Keisu, T.B. Andersson.-- Troglitazone / Tsuyoshi Yokoi.-- Neviropine hypersensitivity / M. Popovic, J.M. Shenton, J. Chen, A. Baban, T. Tharmanathan, B. Mannargudi, D. Abdulla, J.P. Uetrecht.-- Mechanisms of adverse drug reactions to biologics / Janet B. Clarke.-- Pt. IV. Risk factors/Screening drug candidates.-- Pharmacogenetics of idiosyncratic adverse drug reactions / Munir Pirmohamed.-- Danger hypothesis applied to idiosyncratic drug reactions / Jinze Li, Jack P. Uetrecht.-- Approaches for minimizing metabolic activation of new drug candidates in drug discovery / Sanjeev Kumar, Kaushik Mitra, Kelem Kassahun, Thomas A. Baillie.
  • AIDS therapy. 3rd ed. 2008
    AIDS treatments continues to evolve. Now, so does the definitive reference on this complex and challenging subject. "AIDS Therapy, 3rd Edition" not only brings you comprehensive guidance on the latest treatments for HIV/AIDS and the full range of related disorders and syndromes, but also comes with access to updates online--so you can always tap into the most current therapy guidelines. Written by a "who's who" of leading global experts, the new edition of this classic reference is a must for any clinician who manages patients with HIV/AIDS. The most comprehensive coverage available on AIDS treatment equips you to meet any clinical challenge. Contributions from a large cast of noted international authorities put global "best practices" at your fingertips. Advice from some of the most respected experts in the field helps you manage your patients confidently.
  • The literature on the late effects of cancer treatment is widely scattered in different journals since all major organ systems are affected and management is based on a variety of medical and surgical treatments. The aim of ALERT Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment is to offer a coherent multidisciplinary approach to the care of cancer survivors. The central paradigm is that cytotoxic multimodal therapy results in a perpetual cascade of events that affects each major organ system differently and is expressed continually over time. Essentially, radiation and chemotherapy are intense biologic modifiers that allow for cancer cure and cancer survivorship but accelerate senescence of normal tissues and increase the incidence of age-related diseases and second malignant tumors. Volume 2 of this two-volume work comprehensively documents potential late effects in all the normal tissue anatomic sites in the human body. The detection, diagnosis, management and prevention of effects are all considered in detail, and prognostic outcomes are discussed. Radiation risk factors and interactions with chemotherapy effects are clearly presented. The text is accompanied by numerous supportive illustrations and tables.
  • Analgesia 2007
    Part I. Introduction -- Peripheral and central mechanism of pain generation / H.G. Schaible -- Part II. Drugs in clinical use -- Opioids / C. Zöllner, C. Stein -- Antipyretic analgesics: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, selective COX-2 inhibitors, paracetamol and pyrazolionones / B. Hinz, K. Brune -- Local anesthetics / R. Yanagidate, G.R. Strichartz -- Serotonin receptor ligands: treatments of acute migraine and cluster headache / P.J. Goadsby -- Anti-convulsants and anti-depressants / A.H. Dickenson, J. Ghandehari -- Part III. Compounds in preclinical development -- Neuropeptide and kinin antagonists / R. G. Hill, K.R. Oliver -- Glutamate receptor ligands / V. Neugebauer -- Adrenergic and cholinergic compounds / R. D. Sanders, M. Maze -- Cannabinoids and pain / I.J. Lever, A.S.C. Rice -- Part IV. Future targets in analgesia research -- Adenosine and ATP receptors / J. Sawynok -- Ion channels in analgesia research / J.N. Wood -- Protein kinases as potential targets for the treatment of pathological pain / R. R. Ji, Y. Kawasaki, Z. Y. Zhuang, Y.R. Wen, Y.Q. Zhang -- Part V. Pain Management beyond pharmacotherapy -- Placebo and endogenous mechanisms of analgesia / F. Bededetti -- Limitations of pharmacotherapy: behavioral approaches to chronic pain / H. Flor, M. Diers -- Subject index.
  • 1. Historical introduction -- 2. Modes of action -- 3. The problem of resistance -- 4. Pharmacodynamics of anti-infective agents: target delineation and susceptibility breakpoint selection -- 5. Antimicrobial agents and the kidneys -- 6. Drug interactions involving anti-infective agents -- 7. Antibiotics and the immune system -- 8. General principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy -- 9. Laboratory control of antimicrobial therapy -- 10. Principles of chemop rophylaxis -- 11. Antibiotic policies -- 12. Aminoglycosides and aminocyclitols -- 13. β-Lactam antibiotics : cephalosporins -- 14. β-Lactam antibiotics: penicillins -- 15. Other β-lactam antibiotics -- 16. Chloramphenicol and thiamphenicol -- 17. Diaminopyrimidines -- 18. Fosfomycin and fosmidomycin -- 19. Fusidanes -- 20. Glycopeptides -- 21. Lincosamides -- 22. Macrolides -- 23. Mupirocin -- 24. Nitroimidazoles -- 25. Oxazolidinones -- 26. Quinolones -- 27. Rifamycins -- 28. Streptogramins -- 29. Sulfonamides -- 30. Tetracyclines -- 31. Miscellaneous antibacterial agents -- 32. Antifungal agents -- 33. Antimycobacterial agents -- 34. Anthelmintics -- 35. Antiprotozoal agents -- 36. Antiretroviral agents -- 37. Other antiviral agents -- 38. Sepsis -- 39. Abdominal and other surgical infections -- 40. Infections associated with neutropenia and transplantation -- 41. Infections in intensive care patients -- 42. Infections associated with implanted medical devices -- 43. Antiretroviral therapy for HIV -- 44. Infections of the upper respiratory tract -- 45. Infections of the lower respiratory tract -- 46. Endocarditis -- 47. Infections of the gastrointestinal tract -- 48. Hepatitis -- 49. Skin and soft-tissue infections -- 50. Bacterial infections of the central nervous system -- 51. Viral infections of the central nervous system -- 52. Bone and joint infections -- 53. Infections of the eye -- 54. Urinary tract infections -- 55. Infections in pregnancy -- 56. Sexually transmitted diseases -- 57. Leprosy -- 58. Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections -- 59. Superficial and mucocutaneous mycoses -- 60. Systemic fungal infections -- 61. Zoonoses -- 62. Malaria -- 63. Other protozoal infections -- 64. Helminthic infections.
  • The concept of delivering 'magic bullets' to treat diseases was first proposed by Paul Erlich in the early 1900's. The realization of this concept for the treatment of cancer occurred in the late 1990's with the approval of monoclonal antibody therapies. The use of monoclonal antibodies conjugated (linked) to potent cytotoxic agents (antibody-drug conjugates, ADCs) for specifically delivering cytotoxics to cancer cells was an obvious extension of antibody-based therapy. ADCs have been under intense investigation for several decades; progress, however, has been limited due to toxicity or lack of improved efficacy compared to unconjugated cytotoxics. More recently, linker technology and target selection have advanced such that several ADCs and immunotoxins are undergoing clinical testing or are approved for use. This important volume gives the latest and most comprehensive information on the topic, describing different types of ADCs and immunotoxins for both hematologic and solid malignancies. Finally, the volume highlights the promise that this technology holds for diverse types of human cancer.
  • This authoritative volume provides a holistic picture of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). Fourteen comprehensive chapters are divided into six sections including an introduction to ADCs, the ADC construct, development issues, landscape, IP and pharmacoeconomics, case studies, and the future of the field. The book examines everything from the selection of the antibody, the drug, and the linker to a discussion of developmental issues such as formulations, bio-analysis, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships, and toxicological and regulatory challenges. It also explores pharmacoecomonics and intellectual properties, including recently issued patents and the cost analysis of drug therapy. Case studies are presented for the three ADCs that have received FDA approval: gemtuzumab ozogamicin (Mylotarg®), Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®), and ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla®), as well as an ADC in late-stage clinical trials, glembatumumab vedotin (CDX-011). Finally, the volume presents a perspective by the editors on the future directions of ADC development and clinical applications. Antibody-Drug Conjugates is a practical and systematic resource for scientists, professors, and students interested in expanding their knowledge of cutting-edge research in this exciting field.
  • Pt. 1. General properties of antimicrobial agents -- Pt. 2. Resistance to antimicrobial agents -- Pt. 3. General principles of usage of antimicrobial agents -- Pt. 4. Therapeutic use of antimicrobial agents.
  • Antiplatelet agents 2012
    Part 1. Pathophysiology. Platelets: Production, Morphology and Ultrastructure / Jonathan N. Thon and Joseph E. Italiano -- Platelet Receptors / Alexandre Kauskot and Marc F. Hoylaerts -- Platelet Signaling / Timothy J. Stalker, Debra K. Newman, Peisong Ma, Kenneth M. Wannemacher and Lawrence F. Brass -- Platelet Interaction with the Vessel Wall / Philip G. de Groot, Rolf T. Urbanus and Mark Roest -- Platelets in Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis / Christian Schulz and Steffen Massberg -- Part 2. Pharmacology. Aspirin and Other COX-1 Inhibitors / Carlo Patrono and Bianca Rocca -- Thienopyridines and Other ADP-Receptor Antagonists / Isabell Bernlochner and Dirk Sibbing -- Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Antagonists / Karen M. Hook and Joel S. Bennett -- Targeting Phosphodiesterases in Anti-platelet Therapy / Matthew T. Rondina and Andrew S. Weyrich -- PAR-1 Inhibitors: A Novel Class of Antiplatelet Agents for the Treatment of Patients with Atherothrombosis / Sergio Leonardi and Richard C. Becker -- Thromboxane Receptors Antagonists and/or Synthase Inhibitors / Giovanni Davì, Francesca Santilli and Natale Vazzana -- Inhibitors of the Interaction Between von Willebrand Factor and Platelet GPIb/IX/V / Paolo Gresele and Stefania Momi -- Inhibitors of the Interactions Between Collagen and Its Receptors on Platelets / Hans Deckmyn, Simon F. De Meyer, Katleen Broos and Karen Vanhoorelbeke -- Intracellular Signaling as a Potential Target for Antiplatelet Therapy / Patrick Andre -- Novel Targets for Platelet Inhibition / Kathleen Freson and Chris Van Geet -- Variability of Platelet Indices and Function: Acquired and Genetic Factors / Giovanni de Gaetano, Iolanda Santimone, Francesco Gianfagna, Licia Iacoviello and Chiara Cerletti -- Small RNAs as Potential Platelet Therapeutics / Leonard C. Edelstein and Paul F. Bray -- Pharmacological Modulation of the Inflammatory Actions of Platelets / Richard Amison, Clive Page and Simon Pitchford -- Part 3. Therapy. The Role of Laboratory Monitoring in Antiplatelet Therapy / Marco Cattaneo -- Antiplatelet Agents in Ischemic Heart Disease / Christopher H. May and A. Michael Lincoff -- Antiplatelet Therapy in Cerebrovascular Disorders / Ralph Weber, Johannes Brenck and Hans-Christoph Diener -- Antiplatelet Therapy in Peripheral Artery Disease / Francesco Violi, Stefania Basili, Jeffrey S. Berger and William R. Hiatt -- Primary Prevention of Ischaemic Cardiovascular Disorders with Antiplatelet Agents / Tom Mead.
  • Antiplatelet Agents: Current and Novel -- Antiplatelet Drug Resistance and Variability in Response: The Role of Antiplatelet Therapy Monitoring -- Anticoagulant Drugs: Current and Novel -- Antithrombotic Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease -- Approaches to the Prophylaxis and Treatment of Venous and Cardiac Thromboembolic Disease.
  • The paradigm for atrial fibrillation (AF) management has changed significantly in recent years. A new era has begun for the prevention of one of the most tremendous complication of AF, stroke. Prevention of ischemic stroke in AF patients with oral anticoagulants represents a huge challenge because of the narrow therapeutic change of these drugs, interindividual and intraindividual variability, and the unsatisfactory time in therapeutically range (TTR) with this type of medication.
  • Microbial drug resistance: a historical perspective / William C. Summers -- Ecology of antibiotic resistance genes / Abigail A. Salyers, Nadja Shoemaker, and David Schlesinger -- Global response systems that confer resistance / Paul F. Miller and Philip N. Rather -- Multidrug efflux pumps: structure, mechanism, and inhibition / Olga Lomovskaya ... [et al.] -- Mechanisms of aminoglycoside antibiotic resistance / Gerard D. Wright -- Resistance to [beta]-lactam antibiotics mediated by [beta]-lactamases : structure, mechanism, and evolution / Jooyoung Cha, Lakshmi P. Kotra, and Shahriar Mobashery -- Target modification as a mechanism of antimicrobial resistance / David C. Hooper -- Antibiotic permeability / Harry Taber -- Genetic methods for detecting bacterial resistance genes / Ad C. Fluit -- Evolution and epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci / Christopher Gerard Dowson and Krzysztof Trzcinski -- Antimicrobial resistance in the enterococcus / George M. Eliopoulos -- Methicillin resistance in staphylococcus aureus / Keeta S. Gilmore, Michael S. Gilmore, and Daniel F. Sahm -- Mechanism of drug resistance in mycobacterium tuberculosis / Alex S. Pym and Stewart T. Cole -- Antibiotic resistance in enterobacteria / Nafsika H. Georgopapadakou -- Resistance as a worldwide problem / Paul Shears -- Public health responses to antimicrobial resistance in outpatient and inpatient settings / Cindy R. Friedman and Arjun Srinivasan -- Antibacterial drug discovery in the 21st century / Steven J. Projan.
  • The emergence of bioinformatics : historical perspective, quick overview and future trends / Christos A. Ouzounis -- The statistical design and interpretation of microarray experiments / Kevin K. Dobbin and Richard M. Simon -- Whole-genome analysis of cancer / Steven A. Enkemann ... [et al.] -- Bioinformatics approaches to the analysis of the transcriptome of animal models of cancer / Mark J. Hoenerhoff ... [et al.] -- Significance of aberrant expression of miRNAs in cancer cells / George A. Calin ... [et al.] -- Proteomic methods in cancer research / Scot Weinberger and Egisto Boschetti -- Comprehensive genomic profiling for biomarker discovery for cancer detection, diagnostics and prognostics / Xiaofeng Zhou ... [et al.] -- Gene expression profiling of the leukemias : oncogenesis, drug responsiveness, and prediction of clinical outcome / Lars Bullinger, Hartmut Dohner, and Jonathon R. Pollack -- Personalized medicine in the clinical management of colorectal cancer / Anthony El-Khoueiry and Heinz Josef Lenz -- PIK3CA gene alterations in human cancers / Sérgia Velho, Carla Oliveira, and Raquel Seruca.
  • Multiple Myeloma (MM) is the second most common type of blood cancer, resulting from an overproduction of cancerous infection-fighting white blood cells, known as plasma cells. Plasma cells are a crucial part of the immune system responsible for the production of antibodies. Bortezomib is a promising anticancer drug targeting the proteasome. This proteasome inhibitor induces cell stress and apoptosis in the cancer cells. While multiple mechanisms are likely to be involved, proteasome inhibition may prevent the degradation of pro-apoptotic factors, permitting activation of programmed cell death in neoplastic cells dependent upon the suppression of proapoptotic pathways. This monograph on bortezomib is a valuable source of information for researchers and clinicians from the fields of oncology and pharmacology, working either in academia or the pharmaceutical industry.
  • This book provides an authoritative overview of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) treatment menus for 14 pain categories with an evidence based literature review on each pain disorder, illustrative figures along with brief video clips showing the techniques and patient interviews. Introductory chapters cover basic information about the mechanism, function and the analgesic effects of the BoNTs based on the data derived from animal studies. Clinical chapters define pain in conditions such as post-herpetic and post-traumatic neuralgias, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, post-surgical pain syndromes and migraine in detail, provide discussion of current modes of treatment and updated information on BoNT therapy. Each chapter also includes illustrative case histories. Botulinum Toxin Treatment of Pain Disorders will prove an invaluable resource for clinicians and researchers involved in the treatment of pain disorders including neurologists, pain medicine specialists, anesthesiologists, internists, those conducting research in pharmacology and toxicology as well as students in these areas.
  • Mechanism of action of topoisomerase I poisons / Leroy F. Liu and Shyamal D. Desai -- Crystallographic insight into the mechanism of drug-induced topoisomerase I DNA damage / Alex B. Burgin, Jr., Bart L. Staker, and Lance Stewart -- Inhibitors of topoisomerase I function / Sidney M. Hecht -- Cytotoxic mechanisms of the topoisomerase I inhibitors / Yves Pommier ... [et al.] -- Biochemical and genetic analyses of DNA topoisomerase I-mediated DNA damage / Robert C.A.M. Van Waardenburg and Mary-Ann Bjornsti -- Preclinical models for evaluating topoisomerase-I targeted drugs / Aarti S. Juvekar ... [et al.] -- Mechanisms of resistance to camptothecins / Zeshaan A. Rasheed and Eric H. Rubin -- Recent advances in camptothecin drug design and delivery strategies / Thomas G. Burke ... [et al.] -- Clinical experience with 9-aminocamptothecin: lessons for new drug development / Chris H. Takimoto -- Clinical studies of rubitecan (9-nitro 20(s) camptothecin) / Hilary Hewes, Judith A. Smith, and Claire Verschraegen -- Irinotecan: current clinical status and pharmacological aspects / Laurent P. Rivory -- Clinical experience with topotecan / Aimee K. Bence and Val R. Adams -- The clinical development of lurtotecan: experience with water-soluble and liposomal forms / Keith T. Flaherty ... [et al.] -- Preclinical and clinical development of dx-8951f (exatecan mesylate): a hexacyclic camptothecin analog / Eric K. Rowinsky -- Camptothecins in the treatment of primary brain tumors / Clinton F. Stewart, Markos Leggas, and Henry S. Friedman -- Camptothecins in the treatment of lung cancer / Pankaj Kumar ... [et al.] -- Use of camptothecins in the treatment of leukemia and related disorders / Bejamin M.F. Mow and Scott H. Kaufmann.
  • Clinical strategies for cancer treatment: the role of drugs -- Target identification and drug discovery -- Clinical drug development and marketing approval -- Principles of pharmacokinetics -- Delivering anticancer drugs to brain tumors -- Pharmacogenetics -- Physical barriers to drug delivery -- Antifolates -- 5-fluoropyrimidines -- Cytidine analogues -- Purine antimetabolites -- Hydroxyurea -- Antimitotic drugs -- Alkylating agents -- Platinum analogues -- Bleomycin and other antitumor antibiotics -- Topoisomerase I-targeting drugs -- Topoisomerase II inhibitors: anthracyclines -- Topoisomerase II inhibitors: the epipodophyllotoxins -- Asparaginase -- Proteasome inhibitors -- Histone deacetylase inhibitors in oncology -- Differentiating agents -- Arsenic trioxide -- Antibodies -- Inhibitors of tumor angiogenesis -- Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors -- HER2 inhibitors -- Molecular targeted drugs -- Signaling inhibitors: IGFR, PI3K pathway, embryonic signaling inhibitors, and mitotic kinase inhibitors -- Cytokine therapy for cancer -- Cancer vaccines -- Adoptive cellular therapies -- Thalidomide and its analogs in the treatment of hematologic malignancies, including multiple myeloma, and solid tumors -- Hormonal therapy of breast cancer -- Hormone therapy for prostate cancer -- Drug therapy of pain in cancer patients -- Hematopoietic growth factors -- Antinausea medications -- Bisphosphonates and other bone-targeted therapies -- Intravenous access and catheter management -- Late effects of cancer chemotherapy -- Infertility after cancer chemotherapy.
  • A simple introduction explaining the broad principles underlying chemotherapy, this book gives trainees a framework within which they can place the specific aspects of cancer chemotherapy they encounter in their everyday experience. The first part of this book is unique in explaining the recent developments in the field in terms of their point of action in the natural history of cancer. The second and third sections contain a more straightforward description of practical aspects of chemotherapy, and the current place of drug treatment in everyday cancer management, including the outcomes of that treatment.
  • This book is an essential guide to the medical treatment of the cardiac patient and presents core principles of cardiovascular therapeutics as well as drug recommendations. Major classes of drugs are featured, including beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium antagonists, diuretics, and antiplatelet agents and unique insights into the controversies surrounding the use of specific drugs are explored, with answers given to the question: do beta blockers and diuretics really cause diabetes? Properties, dosage, side effects, potential salutary benefits, and drawbacks on virtually all commercially available cardiac drugs are examined. This revised edition is thoroughly updated and addresses the entire spectrum of heart disorders, such as hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and dyslipidemias. New chapters include endocrine heart diseases, management of cardiomyopathies, and newer agents. In addition, topics such as cardiac drugs in pregnancy and lactation and drug interactions are covered. Cardiac Drug Therapy, Eighth Edition, is an authoritative and clinically relevant resource for cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and internists.
  • In the western world, the risk of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy has grown due to the increasing age at the first pregnancy and the worldwide obesity epidemic leading to early diabetes and hypertension. As a result more women are requiring drug therapy during pregnancy and some data has shown an altered pharmacodynamic profile in pregnant women when compared to the non-pregnant population. Cardiac Drugs in Pregnancy presents up-to-date research for the treatment of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy, and discusses the most important indications of drug usage in pregnancy and postpartum. The book aims to assess the potential risk of drugs and their possible benefit against each other, making it an essential read for a wide range of health professionals involved in cardiac drug therapy in pregnancy.
  • 1. GRB2 Signaling as a Molecular Target for Cancer / Alessio Giubellino -- 2. Human Arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1: From Drug Metabolism to Drug Target / Fernando Rodrigues-Lima, Julien Dairou, Florent Busi, and Jean-Marie Dupret -- 3. Targeting Argininosuccinate Synthetase in Cancer Therapy / Niramol Savaraj, Min You, Chunjing Wu, Macus Tien Kuo, Vy Dinh, Medhi Wangpaichitr, and Lynn Feun -- 4. Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide Signaling in Cancer / Franco Oreste Ranelletti and Giovanni Monego -- 5. Signalling Molecules as Selective Targets for Therapeutic Strategies in Multiple Myeloma / Francesco Piazza and Gianpietro Semenzato -- 6. Role of Bile Acids in Carcinogenesis of Gastrointestinal Tract / Hiroshi Yasuda and Fumio Itoh -- 7. AIB1: A Transcriptional Coactivator Which Integrates Signaling Cross Talk in Cancer Cells / Macarena Ferrero and Jaime Font de Mora -- 8. Rational Design of DNA Anticancer Agent That Targets Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (Stat3) for Cancer Therapy / Naijie Jing -- 9. Estrogen Receptor Signaling in Lung Cancer / P.A. Hershberger and J.M. Siegfried -- 10. Microparticle Dissemination of Biological Activities: Implications for Cancer Biology / Pauline P. Goh -- 11. Protein Kinase D Signaling in Cancer / Peter Storz -- 12. Cell Signaling and Cancer: Integrated, Fundamental Approach Involving Electron Transfer, Reactive Oxygen Species, and Antioxidants / Peter Kovacic and Ratnasamy Somanathan -- 13. Targeting Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT) for Anticancer Therapy / Fabio P.S. Santos, Inbal Hazan-Halevy, and Zeev Estrov.
  • 1. Circuitry of Checkpoint Response -- Evasion of G1 Checkpoints in Cancer -- Distinct Pathways Involved in S-Phase Checkpoint Control -- Mechanisms of G2 Phase Arrest in DNA Damage-Induced Checkpoint Response -- 2. Checkpoint Response and the Aetiology of Cancer -- Chromatin Modifications and Orchestration of Checkpoint Response in Cancer -- DNA Damage Response and the Balance Between Cell Survival and Cell Death -- Dysfunction of the RB Retinoblastoma Gene in Cancer -- G1 Phase Cyclins in Cancer Development and Progression -- The BRCA1/2 Pathway Prevents Some Leukemias and Lymphomas in Addition to Breast/Ovarian Cancers: Malignancies that Overcome Checkpoint Controls -- 3. Targeting Checkpoint Response in Cancer Therapy -- Regulation of p53 Activity and Associated Checkpoint Controls -- The Importance of p53 Signaling in the Response of Cells to Checkpoint Inhibitors -- Targeting p21-Dependent Pathways for Cell Death in Cancer Therapy -- p27Kip1 as a Biomarker and Target for Treatment of Cancer -- Targeting Cyclin-Dependent Kinases with Small Molecule Inhibitors -- Chk1 and Chk2 as Checkpoint Targets -- Targeting Cdc25 Phosphatases in Cancer Therapy.
  • Use of psychotropic drugs has come to dominate clinical practice in psychiatry worldwide--perhaps owing largely to perceived simplicity, ease of use, and apparent efficiency, as well as apparent cost-effectiveness of such treatments. Nevertheless, medicinal treatments for patients with psychiatric disorders are but one component of comprehensive clinical care of complex human problems. Extensively updated since its second edition in 1985, Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, Third Edition, again addresses basic aspects of modern psychopharmacology and clinical applications of drugs used in the treatment of major psychiatric disorders, with major emphasis on psychotic, bipolar, and depressive disorders. The presentation covers descriptions of the main classes of psychotropic drugs, selected information concerning their known action mechanisms and metabolic disposition, and their clinical applications for acute illnesses and to prevent recurrences and long-term morbidity. Also covered are limitations and adverse effects of each type of agent, with emphasis on the fact that all psychotropic medicines have adverse effects that range from annoying to potentially lethal. Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, Third Edition, outlines the need to balance benefits and risks at the level of individual persons. Authoritative, and an important contribution to the literature, Chemotherapy in Psychiatry, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for physicians, scientists, trainees, and policymakers.
  • Scientific basis of cancer chemotherapy -- Norton-simon hypothesis -- Drug resistance -- Principles of chemotherapy -- Clinical trials -- Hematopoietic growth factors -- Biologic response modifiers: principles of biotherapy -- Intraventricular and intrathecal therapy -- Intraperitoneal chemotherapy -- Continuous intravenous infusion chemotherapy -- Intraarterial chemotherapy -- Isolated regional therapy -- Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation -- Oral toxicity -- Dermatologic toxicity -- Extravasation -- Hypersensitivity reactions -- Ocular side effects of chemotherapy -- Cardiotoxicity of cancer therapy -- Pulmonary toxicity of antineoplastic therapy -- Gastrointestinal complications of chemotherapy -- Hepatotoxicity of chemotherapeutic agents -- Renal and electrolyte abnormalities due to chemotherapy -- Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy -- Vascular toxicity of antineoplastic agents -- Second malignancies after chemotherapy -- Chemotherapy in pregnancy -- Gonadal complications and teratogenicity of cancer therapy -- Central venous access for chemotherapy -- Systemic therapy for advanced melanoma -- General issues in brain tumor chemotherapy -- Chemotherapy of head and neck cancer -- Chemotherapy of lung cancer -- Breast cancer -- Gastrointestinal cancer -- Endocrine tumors -- Chemotherapy of genitourinary cancers -- Chemotherapy of gynecologic cancers -- Chemotherapy of carcinoma of unknown primary site -- Chemotherapy of bone and soft tissue sarcomas -- Chemotherapy for pediatric solid tumors -- Chemotherapy of hodgkin's lymphoma -- Non-hodgkin's lymphoma -- Acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia -- Chemotherapy of the myelodysplastic syndromes -- Management of myeloproliferative disorders and chronic myeloid leukemia -- Chemotherapy of multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders.
  • "Written for Pain Management Practitioners, Oncologists, Oncology Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Pharmacologists, and Primary Care Practitioners, as well as students in these fields, this reference provides insight into chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain cancer survivors suffer. It reviews the basic and clinical research into the normal physiology of pain transmission pathways, neuropathic pain pathology, the chemotherapeutic drug mechanisms of action and adverse effects, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, and drug discovery efforts for treatment. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this reference covers both basic science and clinical research, providing a unique insight into drug discovery efforts"--Provided by publisher.
  • Carbamazepine -- Felbamate -- Gabapentin -- Lamotrigine -- Levetiracetam -- Oxcarbazepine -- Phenobarbital, primidone -- Phenytoin -- Pregabalin -- Tiagabine -- Topiramate -- Valproic -- Zonisamide.
  • Molecular biology of colon cancer / William M. Grady -- Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer / Yu-Ning Wong ...[et al.] -- Colorectal cancer screening and surveillance / Arnold J. Markowitz -- Cytotoxic chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer / M. Wasif Saif, Richard Kim, and Edward Chu -- Integration of antiangiogenic strategies in colorectal cancer treatment / John M. Strother and Charles D. Blanke -- The role of EGFR inhibition in colorectal cancer / Nabeel Shalan and Paulo M. Hoff -- Second-line strategies in the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer / Anthony B. El-Khoueiry and Heinz-Josef Lenz -- Adjuvant chemotherapy for colon cancer / Bert H. O'Neil ... [et al.] -- Management of locally advanced rectal cancer / Yu Jo Chua and David Cunningham -- Rationale for adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the resection of liver metastases / Axel Grothey and Steven A. Alberts -- Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation in the management of patients with colorectal cancer / Karen Brown -- Colorectal cancer imaging / Sean D. Curran and Laurence H. Schwartz -- Nursing issues in colorectal cancer chemotherapy / Ellen Hollywood and Deborah Semple -- Pain management in the colorectal cancer patient / Vivek Tim Malhotra -- Novel agents and new paradigms for colorectal cancer / Chris Takimoto and Russell Kruzelock.
  • Targeting of the EGFR as a modulator of cancer chemotherapy / Jose Baselga -- Cyclin dependent kinase inhibitors in combination chemotherapy / Manish A. Shah and Gary K. Schwartz -- Development of protein kinase C and cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors as potentiators of cytotoxic drug action in leukemia / Steven Grant -- Carboxyamidotriazole, an inhibitor of nonvoltage operated calcium entry : single agent and combination therapy for ovarian carcinoma / Chad M. Michener and Elise C. Kohn -- Targeted alpha particle therapy : a rational approach to drug development in hematologic diseases and solid tumors / John M. Burke, David A. Scheinberg, and Joseph G. Jurcic -- Pharmacologic modulation of fluoropyrimidines : building upon the lessons of the past / Owen A. O'Connor -- Development of inhibitors of HER2 with taxanes : new directions in breast cancer therapy / Shanu Modi, Monica N. Fornier, and Andrew D. Seidman -- Targeting nf-b to increase the activity of cisplatin in solid tumors / Don S. Dizon ... [et al.] -- Combinations of chemotherapy and G3139, an antisense BCL-2 oligonucleotide / Luba Benimetskaya, Sridhar Nami, and C. A. Stein -- Use of animal models to evaluate signal transduction inhibitors as modulators of cytotoxic therapy / Beverly A. Teicher.
  • Comprising contributions from leading lipidologists from around the world, this book presents the latest and most comprehensive knowledge on the different options for combination therapy of dyslipidemia, and includes discussion of future therapies that are currently in late stages of clinical evaluation. Dyslipidemia is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and most patients with this condition fail to achieve adequate control of their serum lipid levels with monotherapy. However, recent US and European guideline recommendations, based on randomized, controlled trials, fail to discuss combination therapy options for patients with dyslipidemia. Statins remain the mainstay of drug therapy for hyperlipidemia and chapters in this book specifically examine the role of add-on therapy with different agents modulating the different lipid fractions in the blood, e.g. bile acid sequestrants, fibric acid derivatives (fibrates), omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils), inhibitors of Niemann-Pick C1 like 1 (NPC1L1) protein, cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP), apolipoprotein B-100 and microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP), and the emerging proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors. There is additional discussion of the role of non-drug therapy options such as nutraceuticals, functional foods and lipoprotein apheresis. The book also discusses the combination of antihypertensive drugs with lipid-lowering drugs in the management of cardiovascular risk in patents with dyslipidemia.
  • v. 1. Global perspective / volume editor, Peter D. Kennewell -- v. 2. Strategy and drug research / volume editor, Walter H. Moos -- v. 3. Drug discovery technologies / volume editor, Hugo Kubinyi -- v. 4. Computer-assisted drug design / volume editor, Jonathan S. Mason -- v. 5. ADME-Tox approaches / volume editors, Bernard Testa and Han van de Waterbeemd -- v. 6. Therapeutics areas I: central nervous system, pain, metabolic syndrome, urology, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular / volume editor, Michael Williams -- v. 7. Therapeutic areas II: cancer, infectious diseases, inflammation & immunology and dermatology / volume editors, Jacob J. Plattner & Manoj C. Desai -- v. 8. Case histories and cumulative subject index / volume editors, John B. Taylor & David J. Triggle.
  • The pace of new research and level of innovation repeatedly introduced into the field of drug delivery to the lung is surprising given its state of maturity since the introduction of the pressurized metered dose inhaler over a half a century ago. It is clear that our understanding of pulmonary drug delivery has now evolved to the point that inhalation aerosols can be controlled both spatially and temporally to optimize their biological effects. These abilities include controlling lung deposition, by adopting formulation strategies or device technologies, and controlling drug uptake and release.
  • Classification of the Antibiotics -- Antibiotics Marketed in the EU -- Principles of Antibiotic Therapy -- The Most Common Errors in Antibiotic Therapy -- Important Infections and Their Microbiological Diagnosis -- Cooperation with Microbiologists -- Resistance of Major Clinical Pathogens -- The Most Frequent Pathogens- Choice of Antibiotics -- Antibiotics, Antimycotics: Spectrum- Dosage- Adverse Effects- Costs -- Antibiotic Therapy of the Principal Infections in Children and Adults -- Treatment of the Most Frequent Types of Bacterial Endocarditis -- Minimal Duration of Treatment for Bacterial Infections -- Failure of Antibiotic Therapy -- Fever of Unknown Origin: Differential Diagnosis -- Dosage of Antibiotics in Impaired Renal Function -- Antibiotic Therapy in Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Continuous Haemofiltration -- Antibiotic Therapy During Pregnancy and Lactation -- Antibiotics in Liver Diseases -- Diffusion of Antibiotics in Cerebrospinal Fluid and in Cerebral Abscesses -- Local Antibiotics -- Prophylactic Antibiotic Therapy -- Physical Incompatibility of Antibiotics and Antimycotics in Infusion Solutions -- Useful Websites.
  • "Novel drug delivery technologies strive to bypass challenging biological layers to elicit desired pharmacological activity. The skin, one of our key defensive barriers, is imperfect, and may allow certain topically applied substances or toxins to pass. The dermatokinetics of a drug determines the efficacy of treatment of skin disorders. Presenting the first comprehensive reference on this important area of research, Dermatokinetics of Therapeutic Agents includes a general overview of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of dermatokinetics and addresses the impact of nature of a drug delivery system on the dermatokinetics of drugs. Chapters and illustrations cover the introductory aspects significance, methods, and models used in dermatokinetic studies of therapeutic agents.Topics include: Theoretical Models for Dermatokinetics of Therapeutic Agents; Drug Delivery Approaches to Modulate Dermatokinetics of Drugs; Conventional Methods of Cutaneous Drug Sampling; Cutaneous Microdialysis; Sampling Substrates by Skin Permeabilization; Spectroscopic Techniques in Dermatokinetics Studies; Regulatory Perspective of Dermatokinetic Studies"--Provided by publisher.
  • "Reduced production of DHEA associated with the diseases that accompany aging has led to its use as a nutritional supplement for antiaging, metabolic support, and other purposes. While animal studies have clearly shown substantial benefits of DHEA in combating various disease states, the effect of low levels of DHEA in humans is less established, and the mechanisms of action and potential involvement in illnesses remain unclear. DHEA in Human Health and Aging reviews the past ten years of research into this hormone and explores its potential for future study."--Publisher's description.
  • 2012 ClinicalKey
    Introduction and overview of current targets: bench to clinic / Mark R. Kelley -- 2. MGMT a critical DNA repair gene target for chemotherapy resistance / Stanton L. Gerson and Lili Liu -- 3. Blockade of base excision repair: inhibition of small lesions results in big consequences to cancer cells / Melissa Fishel and Carlo Vascotto -- 4. PARP inhibitors -- scientific rationale and clinical development for cancer / Ruth Plummer, Nicola J. Curtin and Yvette Drew -- 5. Inhibiting selective DNA polymerases for therapeutic intervention / Anthony J. Berdis -- 6. Targeting the nucleotide excision repair pathway for therapeutic applications / John Turchi and Stephan M. Patrick -- 7. Homologous recombination and ATM/ATR targets / Henning Willers, Lee Zou and Heike N. Pfaffle -- 8. DNA double strand break repair by nonhomologous end joining and its clinical relevance / Michael Weinfeld and Susan Lees-Miller -- 9. Defective MMR-c-Abl-p73-GADD45alpha expression in cancer chemoresistance / David Boothman and Long Shan Li -- 10. DNA repair signaling targets / Susan Ashwell -- 11. Redox regulation of DNA repair and therapeutic / Millie M. Georgiadis -- 12. Personalized cancer medicine: DNA repair alterations is a promising predictive marker in cancer / Srinivasan Madhusudan -- 13. The role of DNA damage and repair in neurotoxicity caused by cancer therapies / Michael R. Vasko -- 14. Future directions with DNA repair inhibitors / Mark R. Kelley.
  • "Drug delivery technologies represent a vast and vital area of research and development in pharmaceutics. The demand for innovative drug delivery systems continues to grow, and this growth drives a variety of new developments. Building on the foundation provided by the second edition, Drug Delivery Systems, Third Edition covers the latest in research, development, and regulations in industry and academia.The third edition of this popular book provides a comprehensive review of the latest research and development on drug delivery systems (including liposomal, transmucosal, transdermal, oral, polymeric, and monoclonal antibody directed delivery); it also contains a new chapter on nanoscience and technology for drug delivery along with cutting-edge business intelligence and strategies. These topics are spread into five sections: Site-specific drug delivery Polymers and implantable drug delivery systems Oral drug delivery Transdermal, transmucosal, ocular, and miscellaneous drug delivery systems Regulatory considerations and global outlook Written in a straightforward, clear, and concise manner, the authors provide a global perspective on current and future advances and market opportunities. The book answers the need for comprehensive information in a single resource for anyone venturing into this area of drug development and who desires an overview of the field, with extensive guidance on where to gain more information. Each chapter provides a table of marketed and investigational products, with numerous practical examples; the book also provides readers with a multitude of possible drug delivery systems that can be used to improve therapeutics, along with global and regulatory perspectives"--Provided by publisher.
  • 1. Drug evaluations in pancreatic cancer culture systems -- 2. Mouse xenograft models for drug discovery in pancreatic cancer -- 3. Flourescent metastatic mouse models of pancreatic cancer for drug discovery -- 4. A new preclinical paradigm for pancreas cancer -- 5. Zebrafish as a biological system for identifying and validating therapeutic targets and compounds -- 6. Gene expression arrays in pancreatic cancer drug discovery research -- 7. Using array comparative genomic hybridization of pancreatic cancer samples to map interesting regions for target gene identification -- 8. The application of high-throughput RNAi in pancreatic cancer target discovery and drug development -- 9. MicroRNA a profiling and its application in drug discovery in pancreatic cancer -- 10. Methylation detection and epigenomics in pancreatic cancer -- 11. Tissue microarray applications in drug discovery for pancreatic cancer -- 12. Proteomic analysis of blood and pancreatic juice -- 13. Applications of antibody-lectin sandwich arrays (ALSA) to pancreatic cancer diagnostics and drug discovery -- 14. The development of pharmacodynamic endpoint models for evaluation of therapeutic in pancreatic cancer -- Index.
  • Introduction to Drug-Drug Interactions -- Mechanisms of Drug Interactions I: Absorption, Metabolism, and Excretion -- Mechanisms of Drug Interactions II: Transport Proteins -- Drug-Food Interactions -- Interactions Between Herbs and Antiinfective Medications -- Drug-Cytokine Interactions -- Beta-Lactam Antibiotics -- Macrolides, Azalides, and Ketolides -- Quinolones -- Glycopeptides, Lipopeptides, and Lipoglycopeptides -- Miscellaneous Antibiotics -- Drugs for Tuberculosis -- Drug Interactions with Antiretrovirals for HIV Infection -- Non-HIV Antiviral Agents -- Antifungal Agents -- Antimalarial Agents -- Antiprotozoal and Anthelmintic Agents -- Drug Interaction Considerations Throughout Drug Development -- Probe Cocktail Studies -- Design and Data Analysis in Drug Interaction Studies.
  • With people aged 65 years and older currently making up the fastest growing age group throughout the world, the demographic revolution of an aging society will inevitably lead to increased pressure to develop a rationalistic and age-tailored process of diagnosis and treatment among the elderly. As aging people often suffer from several chronic diseases and are being treated with multiple medications concurrently, unwanted drug interactions occur more frequently. Whereas recent approaches have recommended to remove particular drugs from the medication regimen to avoid adverse effects, Drug Therapy for the Elderly underlines both indispensable and dispensable elements of drug treatment, providing the practitioner with:- Background information on the elderly population regarding their needs for particular drugs (with an eye to frailty, co-morbidity patterns, and special sensitivities regarding drug metabolism and excretion)- Practical advice about drug treatment surveillance parameters in the elderly- In-depth discussion of drugs in relation to the elderly with specific diagnoses- Integration of multimorbidity/polypharmacy situations into prioritization schemes- A plan for how to deal with the complexity of polypharmacy situations in a five-minute consultationAn original classification of drugs is proposed by the editor which relates the power of effects, prognostic data, and tolerability to a prioritization scoring system. This approach is the first to not only provide a negative listing, but also integrates positive data into an overall assessment for drugs fit for the aged. Therefore, Drug Therapy for the Elderly serves as a timely reference for a wide array of physicians.
  • This Adis Pocket Reference presents an up-to-date, succinct, and practical approach to drug therapy for type 2 diabetes.
  • Drug-eluting stents 2012
    Future Med
    Drug-eluting stents / Imad Sheiban & Fabrizio D'Ascenzo -- Drug-eluting stents : overview and indications / Fabrizio D'Ascenzo & Imad Sheiban -- Coronary artery stents : approved first-generation drug-eluting stents / Jason R. Foerst, Frank Gruenheck, Malte Kelm & Marc Vorpahl -- Approved drug-eluting stents : second generation / Giampaolo Niccoli & Gregory A. Sgueglia -- Drug-eluting stents in development / Joanne Shannon & Azeem Latib -- Current guidelines for the use of drug-eluting stents / Gill Louise Buchanan & Alaide Chieffo -- Index.
  • "Growth factor receptors have long been known to drive malignant transformation and cancer progression. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR, ErbB, HER) system is likely the best described membrane receptor tyrosine kinase family in malignant tumors. With implementation of the growth-inhibitory anti-HER-2 antibody trastuzumab (Herceptin) for the treatment of HER-2-positive advanced metastatic breast cancer, a new era has dawned in the therapy of this malignant disease. Unfortunately, trastuzumab-sensitive cancers invariably develop resistance to the antibody after some time. Recent clinical studies have revealed that these refractory tumors are still responsive to inhibition of the HER receptor family using dual HER-1/-2 inhibitors such as lapatinib (Tykerb/Tyverb). Moreover, a multiplicity of novel, improved irreversibly acting small molecular HER tyrosine kinase inhibitors are in the pipeline of many drug developing companies and are being evaluated in the clinical setting."
  • Easy injections 2007
    Introduction to injections -- Medications and injection supplies -- Joints -- Tendons -- Bursae -- Nerves -- Trigger point injections -- Botulinum toxin -- Prolotherapy -- Acupuncture -- Sympathetic injections -- Spinal injections.
  • Pharmakokinetics -- Pharmacodynamics and signal transduction -- Toxicology -- Treatment of infectious diseases -- Cancer and immunopharmacology -- Autonomic nervous system -- Hematology -- Cardiovascular system -- Renal system -- Inflammatory disorders -- Gastrointestinal pharmacology -- Endocrine pharmacology -- Central nervous system.
  • Emerging oral medications for multiple sclerosis / Sten Fredrikson & Jan Hillert -- Unmet medical needs with current standard treatments / Fredrik Piehl -- Potential drug targets for oral medications / Felix Luessi & Frauke Zipp -- Oral agents for the treatment of RR-MS / Douglas R. Jeffery -- Other therapeutics in the pipeline and future directions / Yuval Karmon, Bijal Mehta & Bianca Weinstock-Guttman -- Index.
  • Hepatitis C virus infection : from discovery to eradication / Masao Omata & Tatsuo Kanda -- Interferons in clinical trials / Tatsuo Kanda, Osamu Yokosuka & Masao Omata -- Protease inhibitors / Marion Corouge, Philippe Sogni & Stanislas Pol -- NS5A inhibitor : daclatasvir / Kazuaki Chayama & C. Nelson Hayes -- Toll-like receptor agonists for nonresponders to HCV treatment : hope versus promise? / Valérie Martel-Laferrière & Douglas Dieterich -- Treatment options in HIV-HCV-coinfected patients / Philippe Sogni, Marion Corouge & Stanislas Pol -- Treatment options for dual HCV/HBV coinfection / Chun-Jen Liu & Jia-Horng Kao -- HCV treatment in patients with metabolic syndrome / Luigi E. Adinolfi, Rosa Zampino, Luciano Restivo, Amedeo Lonardo & Paola Loria -- Future directions in hepatitis C therapy / Stevan A. Gonzalez -- Index.
  • Genomic experimental approaches in oncology -- Pharmacogenomics of toxicity and response of chemotherapy -- Pharmacogenomics in clinical drug development in oncology.
  • Introduction / Terrence P. Tougas, Jolyon P. Mitchell -- Current Approaches to APSD Measurements of OIPs Based on Inertial Impaction / Jolyon P. Mitchell, Daryl L. Roberts -- Physical Causes of APSD Changes in Aerosols from OIPs and Their Impact on CI Measurements / Helen Strickland, Beth Morgan -- Good Cascade Impactor Practices / Jolyon P. Mitchell -- The AIM and EDA Concepts: Why They Are Needed and How They Fit Together / Jolyon P. Mitchell, Terrence P. Tougas -- Product Life Cycle Approach to Cascade Impaction Measurements / Richard Bauer, J. David Christopher -- Theoretical Basis for the EDA Concept / Terrence P. Tougas, Jolyon P. Mitchell -- Performance Characterization of EDA and Its Potential to Improve Decision Making in Product Batch Release / J. David Christopher, Helen Strickland -- Verification of the EDA Concept Through an Assessment of Theoretical Failure Modes, Failure Mode Analysis, and Case Studies with Real Data / Helen Strickland, Beth Morgan -- Validating AIM-Based Instrumentation and Associated Measurement Techniques / Mark Copley, Jolyon P. Mitchell -- The Regulatory and Compendial Pathways to Acceptance for AIM and EDA Concepts / Steven C. Nichols, Jolyon P. Mitchell -- Applying the AIM Concept in Support of Developing Improved In Vitro-In Vivo Relationships for OIPs / Jolyon P. Mitchell, Mark Copley -- Future Directions for the AIM and EDA Concepts / Terrence P. Tougas, Jolyon P. Mitchell -- Conclusions / Terrence P. Tougas, Svetlana A. Lyapustina.
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  • Biologic and pharmacologic basis of cancer chemotherapy and biotherapy / Roland T. Skeel and Samir N. Khleif -- Systemic assessment of the patient with cancer and long-term consequences of treatment / Roland T. Skeel -- Selection of treatment for the patient with cancer / Roland T. Skeel -- Antineoplastic drugs and biologic response modifiers : classification, use, and toxicity of clinically useful agents / Roland T. Skeel -- High-dose chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in hematologic malignancies / Roberto Rodriguez and Chatchada Karanes -- Carcinomas of the head and neck / Harlan A. Pinto -- Carcinoma of the lung / Sophie Sun and Joan H. Schiller -- Carcinomas of the gastrointestinal tract / Al B. Benson, III -- Carcinomas of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts / Rekha T. Chaudhary -- Carcinoma of the breast / Iman Mohamed -- Gynecologic cancer / Stephen Andrews -- Urologic and male genital cancers / Joseph S. Chan, Scott B. Saxman, and Craig R. Nichols -- Kidney cancer / Walter D. Y. Quan, Jr. and Mikhail Vinogradov -- Thyroid and adrenal carcinomas / Haitham S. Abu-Lebdeh and Samir N. Khleif -- Melanomas and other skin malignancies / Karen S. Milligan and Walter D. Y. Quan, Jr. -- Primary and metastatic brain tumors / April F. Eichler and Tracy T. Batchelor -- Soft tissue sarcomas / Robert S. Benjamin -- Bone sarcomas / Robert S. Benjamin -- Acute leukemias / Olga Frankfurt and Martin S. Tallman -- Chronic leukemias / Peter White and Paul R. Walker -- Myeloproliferative diseases and myelodysplastic syndromes / Peter White and Paul R. Walker -- Hodgkin's lymphoma / Richard S. Stein and David S. Morgan -- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma / Richard S. Stein and John P. Greer -- Multiple myeloma, other plasma cell disorders , and primary amyloidosis / Rachid Baz and Mohamad A. Hussein -- Metastatic cancer of unknown origin / James M. Leonardo -- Human immunodeficiency virus / Mary E. Cianfrocca -- Side effects of cancer chemotherapy / Janelle M. Tipton -- Infections : etiology, treatment, and prevention / Joan M. Duggan -- Transfusion therapy, bleeding, and clotting / Mary R. Smith and NurJehan Quraishy -- Oncology emergencies and critical care issues, anaphylaxis, spinal cord compression, cerebral edema, superior vena cava syndrome, hypercalcemia, tumor lysis syndrome, and respiratory failure / Roland T. Skeel -- Malignant pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial effusions and meningeal infiltrates / Rekha T. Chaudhary -- Cancer pain / Michael J. Fisch and Charles S. Cleeland -- Emotional and psychiatric problems in patients with cancer / Kathleen S. N. Franco-Bronson and Kristi S. Williams.
  • Acute resuscitation -- Anesthesia -- Cardiovascular therapies -- Pulmonary therapies -- Renal, electrolyte, and acid base disturbances -- Endocrine therapies -- Gastroenterology, liver, and nutrition therapies -- Hematologic therapies -- Neurologic and psychiatric therapeutics -- Infectious diseases -- Allergy -- Poisonings -- Drug monitoring.
  • Handbook of Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia is a concise review of treatment-resistant schizophrenias definition, measurement tools, adherence issues, substance abuse, optimal dosing, clinicianpatient relationships, and current management approaches. The book was originally commissioned with the intention of creating a comprehensive text focusing on treatment-resistant schizophrenia and its management. The book explores many aspects of the background and practice- and research-based evidence for treating this complex subset of schizophrenia, including psychopharmacological, somatic, and nonpharmacological treatment approaches. While exploring the various therapies for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, Dr Citrome also emphasizes the importance of building strong and trusting relationships between patients and their clinicians so the clinician can best manage their patients adherence and overall treatment.
  • Thrombolytics/Anticoagulants -- Vasopressors and Inotropes -- Sedatives -- Analgesics and Neuromuscular Blocking Agents -- Hypertonic Saline, Electrolytes, and Insulin -- Anti-Infectives -- Antiarrhythmics -- Antihypertensives and Prostanoids.
  • K-acetylation and its enzymes: overview and new developments / Juliette Adjo Aka, Go-Woon Kim, Xiang-Jiao Yang.-- Biology of HDAC in cancer: the nuclear and epigenetic components / Astrid Hagelkruys, Anna Sawicka, Magdalena Rennmayer, Christian Seiser.-- Deacetylation of nonhistone proteins by HDACs and the implications in cancer / Lirong Peng, Edward Seto.-- Biology and therapeutic implications of HDACs in the heart / Timothy A. McKinsey.-- HDACs in skeletal muscle remodeling and neuromuscular disease / Bryan J. Simmons, Todd J. Cohen, Richard Bedlack, Tso-Pang Yao.-- Rationale for HDAC inhibitor therapy in autoimmunity and trasplantation / Wayne W. Hancock.-- Role of mammalian sirtuins in the regulation of metabolism, aging, and longevity / Akiko Satoh, Liana Stein, Shin Imai.-- Mictochondrial sirtuins in the regulation of mictochondrial activity and metabolic adaption / David B. Lombard, Daniel X. Tishkoff, Jianjun Bao.-- Characterization of nuclear sirtuins: molecular mechanisms and physiological relevance / Debra Toiber, Carlos Sebastian, Raul Mostoslavsky.-- Structural biology of human netal-dependent histone deacetylases / Matthieu Schapira.-- Sirtuin modulators / Sumit S. Mahajan, Vid Leko, Julian A. Simon, Antonio Bedalov.
  • "The history of vaccines now goes back over 300 years to the work of Jenner but the last 50 years have seen an enormous acceleration of the pace of vaccine development and, accordingly, the impact on infectious diseases. However, no vaccine development has been easy and there is an interesting story attached to each. The editor of this book brought together a number of the scientists responsible for modern vaccines and historians familiar with the stories about the ones developed in earlier centuries. The chapters in this book recount the hard work and detours that are intimately associated with vaccine development and give some sense of the perseverance that gave public health the tools of modern preventive medicine."--Publisher's website.
  • This detailed volume addresses key issues and subtle nuances involved in developing hydrophilic matrix tablets as an approach to oral controlled release. It brings together information from more than five decades of research and development on hydrophilic matrix tablets and provides perspective on contemporary issues. Twelve comprehensive chapters explore a variety of topics including polymers (hypromellose, natural polysaccharides and polyethylene oxide) and their utilization in hydrophilic matrices, critical interactions impacting tablet performance, in vitro physical and imaging techniques, and microenvironmental pH control and mixed polymer approaches, among others. In one collective volume, Hydrophilic Matrix Tablets for Oral Controlled Release provides a single source of current knowledge, including sections of previously unpublished data. It is an important resource for industrial and academic scientists investigating and developing these oral controlled release formulations.
  • "Malpractice settlements are large for undetected hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine toxicity which, if untreated, can lead to permanent loss of central vision. Knowledge of the ocular toxicity of these drugs has increased during the past fifty years as their use has expanded. Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy is the first single-source book on the subject and is essential for the practicing ophthalmologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and internists who prescribe these drugs. It covers clinical topics such as signs and symptoms of toxicity, toxicity screening, ancillary testing, to whom and why the drugs are prescribed and dosing considerations. Additionally, the book addresses practice management considerations, including coding, reimbursement and equipment costs, and the medico-legal responsibilities of the rheumatologist and of the ophthalmologist. Guidelines for the management of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine vary around the world and differences between the guidelines of the United Kingdom, the United States, and other countries are identified. The book concludes with a collection of case examples illustrating common clinical scenarios and their management. This book is a “must-have” resource for physicians who use these drugs."--Publisher's website.
  • Microparticles as vaccine delivery systems / Derek T. O'Hagan -- MF59: a safe and potent adjuvant for human use / Audino Podda, Giuseppe Del Giudice, and Derek T. O'Hagan -- Development and evaluation of AS04, a novel and improved adjuvant system containing MPL and aluminium salt / Nathalie Garçon, Marcelle van Mechelen, and Martine Wettendorff -- Virosomes for vaccine delivery / Ian C. Metcalfe and Reinhard Glück -- The ISCOMATRIX adjuvant / Debbie Drane and Martin J. Pearse -- Mineral adjuvants / Erik B. Lindblad -- Mucosal adjuvants based on cholera toxin and E. coli heat-labile enterotoxin / Jan Holmgren ... [et al.] -- Transcutaneous immunization using the heat-labile enterotoxin of E. coli as an adjuvant / Richard T. Kenney and Gregory M. Glenn -- T cell adjuvants and novel strategies for their identification / Laurence Van Overvelt and Philippe Moingeon -- Vaccination to treat noninfectious diseases: surveying the opportunities / Stephen W. Martin and Martin F. Bachmann -- Clinical evaluation of adjuvants / Jakub K. Simon and Robert Edelman -- Regulatory considerations in the nonclinical safety assessment of adjuvanted preventive vaccines / Elizabeth M. Sutkowski and Marion F. Gruber. Unravelling "the immunologist's dirty little secret" / Virgil E.J.C. Schijns -- Dendritic cells as targets and tools in vaccines / Imerio Capone, Paola Rizza, and Filippo Belardelli -- Host-derived molecules as adjuvants / Tom Barr, Jennifer Carlring, and Andrew W. Heath -- Innate immune mechanisms and the identification of immune potentiators as vaccine adjuvants / Achal Pashine, Jeffrey B. Ulmer, and Nicholas M. Valiante -- CpG oligodeoxynucleotides as vaccine adjuvants / Michael J. McCluskie and Risini D. Weeratna -- Toll-like receptor 4 agonists as vaccine adjuvants / David H. Persing ... [et al.] -- Immunomodulatory adjuvants from Quillaja saponaria / Charlotte Read Kensil --
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a multi-component condition that results in increasingly limited airflow, usually associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lung. It constitutes a major public health burden worldwide, while only very few effective therapies are available. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Onbrez Breezhaler, a newly approved once-daily inhaled 2 agonist for the treatment of COPD. It reviews the current pharmacotherapy for COPD and discusses topics such as the chemical design and the pre-clinical pharmacology of the molecule, the early clinical development, the INHANCE study (which provides a successful example of the use of an adaptive design in the confirmatory setting) and the Phase III clinical efficacy study, as well as the history and performance of the Breezhaler device. Finally, a list of emerging targets is included that could well offer future treatment options for COPD.
  • Basic principles of joint and soft tissue injection procedures -- Pharmacotherapy of joint and soft tissue injections -- Viscosupplementation -- Low back pain: considerations of when to refer patients for interventional spine procedures -- Administrative aspects of office-based injection procedures -- The shoulder -- The elbow -- The wrist -- The hand -- The hip -- The knee and its region -- The ankle and the foot.
  • Section 1. General considerations -- section 2. Implant devices -- section 3. Evidence-based practice -- section 4. Intrathecal drug delivery systems for spasticity -- section 5. Future of intrathecal drug delivery systems.
  • This book explains how to use intravitreal steroids optimally in the management of patients with intraocular inflammation (uveitis) and macular edema. The rationale for this treatment approach is first explained by examining the pathophysiology of these disease entities, with particular attention to the major role of inflammatory processes. Devices for the delivery of steroids to the eye are discussed, and guidance provided on the role of imaging studies before, during, and after steroid therapy. The value of different steroidal approaches is then considered in detail. Other topics addressed include the use of steroids as a surgical adjunct and within a combination strategy. Uveitis and macular edema are common sight-threatening diseases or complications of diabetes and retinal vein occlusion for which no adequate treatment was available until recently. Both trainees and practitioners will find Intravitreal Steroids to be an invaluable aid in combating these blinding diseases.
  • This book aims to provide a single reference source on levodopa-induced dyskinesias (LID) from ?bench to bedside?. Initial chapters review the clinical features and phenomenology of LID with video examples; epidemiology and genetic risk factors for LID are covered as a background to understanding risk factors for developing LID. The following chapters cover the latest preclinical studies aiming to understand the pathophysiology of LID at the cellular, neurochemical, neurophysiological and circuitry level with detailed discussion of mechanisms and future directions to take the field forward; clinical studies from phase II to phase IV; ongoing RCTs in LID; and evidence-based medicine reviews of treatment options. Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson?s Disease is aimed at an international audience of movement disorder neurologists; neuroscientists; trainees; and graduate and post-graduate students.
  • Patient Safety and Medication Administration -- Nursing Process Guidelines -- Pharmacologic Classes -- Alphabetical Listing of Drugs by Generic Name.
  • Basics of Regional Tumor therapies: Locoregional Tumor Therapies, Evidence and Future -- Pharmacokinetic of Locoregional Tumor Therapies -- Embolization Materials, Catheter, IA-port systems Indications for locoregional tumor therapies ? Liver: HCC -- Liver Metastases of CRC- Liver Metastases of Neuroendocrine Tumors and CCC -- Liver metastases of other indications: Pancreas Carcinoma -- Melanoma -- Breast Carcinoma. Indications for locoregional tumortherapies ? Lung: Basics -- Primary Lung Tumors -- Lung metastases Thermoablation: Liver -- Lung. Head and Neck.

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Largest, broadest eBook package; covers all sciences, as well as technology (including software), medicine, and humanities. In addition to covering Wiley and Springer, MyiLibrary is also the only provider for Oxford and Cambridge University Press titles. No seat restrictions.Largest, broadest eBook package; covers all sciences, as well as technology (including software), medicine, and humanities. In addition to covering Wiley and Springer, MyiLibrary is also the only provider for Oxford and Cambridge University Press titles. No seat restrictions.Large number of high quality software and database programming titles from O'Reilly. Other software titles are also available from Sams and Prentice Hall. Limited to 7 concurrent users.Vast collection of software and database programming titles from multiple publishers, including Microsoft Press.Largest provider of engineering-related eBooks; includes titles in computer science and biomedical engineering.Over 4,000 full-text e-books covering scientific and technical information from CRC Press and others. Many handbooks and single volume reference sources.A repository of medical knowledge from internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more. Continuously expanding, all databases in the repository contain the latest editions of selected medical titles.Includes peer-reviewed life science and biomedical research protocols compiled from Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuromethods, the Biomethods Handbook, the Proteomics Handbook, and Springer Laboratory Manuals.Contains full text access to selected biomedical and nursing books.Provides one-click access to important clinical resources; includes evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guidelines, Books, EBM articles, Ovid MEDLINE, Drug facts and comparisons, Drug interaction facts, guidelines from National Guideline Clearinghouse, patient handouts (English and Spanish), and local content.ClinicalKey provides access to textbooks, electronic journals, practice guidelines, drug information, and patient education handouts.A collection of biomedical books that can be searched directly by concept, and linked to terms in PubMed abstracts.Provides online, full-text access to Springer's journal titles as well as journals from other publishers. Subjects include: life sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics and astronomy, engineering and economics. Also includes eBooks.Collection of over 8 thousand fulltext titles in engineering, math, and basic and applied biomedical research. Coverage is from 1967 to the present.A library of ebooks on a wide array of topics, digitized and made available online in conjunction with the original publishers.