Cardiovascular Testing

Jul 23, 2016 by in PHARMACY Comments Off on Cardiovascular Testing

Cardiovascular Testing Richard A. Lange and L. David Hillis   KEY CONCEPTS   A careful history and physical examination are extremely important in diagnosing cardiovascular disease; they should be performed…

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Infections in Immunocompromised Patients

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Infections in Immunocompromised Patients Douglas N. Fish and Scott W. Mueller   KEY CONCEPTS   An immunocompromised host is a patient with defects in host defenses that predispose to infection….

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Thyroid Disorders

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Thyroid Disorders Jacqueline Jonklaas and Robert L. Talbert   KEY CONCEPTS   Advances in the understanding of the structure and metabolism of thyroid hormones, and the molecular biology of thyroid…

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The Arrhythmias

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The Arrhythmias Cynthia A. Sanoski and Jerry L. Bauman   KEY CONCEPTS   The use of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) in the United States has declined because of major trials that…

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Venous Thromboembolism

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Venous Thromboembolism Daniel M. Witt and Nathan P. Clark   KEY CONCEPTS   The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is related to several easily identifiable factors, including age, major surgery…

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Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

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Lower Respiratory Tract Infections Martha G. Blackford, Mark L. Glover, and Michael D. Reed   KEY CONCEPTS   Respiratory infections remain the major cause of morbidity from acute illness in…

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Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections

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Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections Douglas N. Fish and Susan L. Pendland   KEY CONCEPTS   Folliculitis, furuncles (boils), and carbuncles begin around hair follicles and are caused most often by…

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Pregnancy and Lactation: Therapeutic Considerations

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KEY CONCEPTS   Complex physiology surrounds the process of fertilization and pregnancy progression.   Drug characteristics and physiologic changes modify drug pharmacokinetics during pregnancy, including changes in absorption, protein binding,…

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Asthma

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Asthma H. William Kelly and Christine A. Sorkness   KEY CONCEPTS   Asthma is a disease of increasing prevalence that is a result of genetic predisposition and environmental interactions; it…

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