Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Second Edition (Chisholm-Burns, Pharmacotherapy)

Learn the Essential Principles of Pharmacotherapy and Understand Their Clinical Application

Now in full color!

“This book covers more than 100 disease states using an easy-to-use format that includes structured learning objectives, key concepts, patient care and monitoring guidelines, up-to-date literature citations, tables, figures, text boxes, algorithms, a glossary of terms, and an online learning center….Although primarily for students, the book offers a concise review for general practitioners. There are more than 160 authors and 140 reviewers that contributed to this book and they represent the highest authority in the field.”–Doody’s Review Service

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practices utilizes a solid, evidence-based approach that supports the optimal pharmacotherapy of disease. In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the disease states and treatments discussed focus on disorders most often seen in practice. 98 diseaes-based chapters review etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation, followed by clear therapeutic recommendations for drug selection, dosing, and patient monitoring. All chapters have been written by content experts and reviewed by authorities in their fields.


  • NEW full-color format
  • NEW chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and palliative care
  • Valuable learning aids, including
    • Structured learning objects
    • Key concepts
    • Patient care and monitoring guidelines
    • Up-to-date literature citations
    • Tables, figures, text boxes, and algorithms
    • A glossary of terms
    • An online learning center that includes self-assessment questions and answers
  • Laboratory values expressed as both conventional units and SI units
  • Appendices that include conversion factors and anthropometrics, common laboratory tests and their reference ranges, and common medical abbreviations
  • Patient encounter vignettes to develop critical-thinking skills and make the text more applicable to everyday patient care


Pharmacotherapy Point of Care Guide

A drug manual that facilitates treatment AND provides detailed drug information

Pharmacotherapy Bedside Guide offers evidence-based guidance to help readers select the most appropriate drug for a given clinical situation. The book is unique in that it is also a drug information reference.

  • Presents information in easy-to-read charts and tables to speed and facilitate the clinical decision-making process
  • Valuable at the point of care
  • Facilitates evidence-based treatment decisions


Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes: New Developments: Improving Life and Prognosis for Diabetic Patients

Diabetes is a huge and growing healthcare worry, especially in Western countries. The treatment of both types – 1 and 2 – of this disease has changed radically over the past few years. This work provides an overview of all the changes that will come to be implemented in clinical practice. Summarizing all aspects of treatment, this book delineates the large amount of research work that has been completed over the last few years into the relief of complications in diabetes and vascular medicine in general.


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