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Pharmacy Student Survival Guide

The book every pharmacy student must own!

Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is a one-of-a-kind roadmap for excelling in pharmacy practice courses. A combination calculations, kinetics, drug information, medical terminology, and laboratory data book all in one, the Guide helps you organize case information, improve problem-solving skills, learn terminology, and impress faculty during rounds.

Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is presented in three sections that span the entire pharmacy curriculum:

Systems and Expectations covering ethics, communication, monitoring drug therapy, and regulatory agencies, Patient Care Tool Box covering medical terminology, pharmacokinetics, laboratory data, and physical assessment, Topics in Pharmacy Practice covering Drug Information and Drug Literature Evaluation, Community/Ambulatory Care, Institutional Pharmacy Practice, Public Health, Reducing Health Disparities Through Domestic and Global Outreach to the Undeserved, Valuable for both introductory and advanced practice course, Pharmacy Student Survival Guide is a book you will turn to throughout your entire pharmacy education.

Basic Pharmacokinetics

This is the essential guide to the study of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs in the body. Pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics courses have been included in pharmacy curricula in the USA and Europe for several years. Pharmacokinetics is the study of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs in the body. Pharmacists must understand this to ensure appropriate drug regimen for patients. The scope and the intent of this textbook is to provide the reader with a basic intuitive understanding of the principles of pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics and how these principles, along with the equations presented in each chapter, can be applied to achieve successful drug therapy. The application of pharmacokinetics principles and equations are illustrated by providing the reader with data available in the literature. As pharmacokinetics is basically mathematical in nature, a chapter has been included to provide the reader with a basic review of the mathematical principles and graphing techniques necessary to understand pharmacokinetics. At the start of each chapter, important objectives are listed to accentuate and identify the key points of the chapter. When an important and clinically applicable equation appears in the text, a paragraph will follow explaining the significance and therapeutic applications of that equation. Additionally, this paragraph includes and explains relevant factors influencing parameters in an equation. When applicable, at the end of an important equation, a general profile illustrating the relationship between the two variables of an equation will be presented. This approach should make the subject matter much more accessible to the student. Each chapter concludes with related problem sets and problem solving exercises for the student to work through. This should enable the reader to become more adept at solving pharmacokinetic problems arising in drug therapy and understanding the applications and utility of equations in clinical pharmacokinetics and practice. As you can see from the contents, the book is organised into eighteen chapters, the first consists of mathematical principles necessary to understand pharmacokinetics and an overview of the subject matter. The remaining chapters are organised in an order which should be easy for the reader to follow. Clearance and other essential fundamental pharmacokinetic parameters are introduced early in the book as the student will need to apply these concepts in subsequent chapters. A uniform set of notation will be adopted throughout the textbook (a table of which will be at start of the book).

MCQs in Pharmaceutical Calculations

This is a revision guide in calculations for pharmacy students and registration trainees. This text is part of the RPS "Tomorrow's Pharmacist" series. The pharmaceutical societies of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (RPSGB and PSNI) have introduced compulsory calculations elements into the registration examinations. These sections must be passed independently of the rest of the examination with a mark of 70 per cent. The authors of this text actually set the calculation questions for the PSNI preregistration exam and are therefore aware of the standards required and the type of questions asked; making this an essential revision textbook for students taking this exam. This text is part of the RPS "Tomorrow's Pharmacist" series following the same style/design as these texts, which are all aimed at graduating students and preregistration trainees (titles currently include: "Registration Exam Questions", "The Preregistration Interview" and "Hospital Preregistration Training").

Modern Pharmaceutics, Fifth Edition, Volume 2: Applications and Advances

Volume 2 discusses the applications and approaches in advanced drug delivery systems, including transdermal, pulmonary, and ocular routes. In addition, it describes the impact of the shift to personalized medicines in the fields of pharmaceutical biotechnology, pharmacogenomics, and nanotechnology.

DELIVERY OF DRUGS BY THE PULMONARY ROUTE - Covers the interaction between the physical chemistry of the formulations and administered particles with the anatomy of the bronchial and alveolar regions

PEDIATRIC AND GERIATRIC PHARMACEUTICS - Addresses the physiological changes, design, and production of formulations for each of these patient populations

BIOEQUIVALENCE EVALUATION - Covers how to measure the bioequivalence of the same drug in quick-release tablet, capsule, or sustained-release form, as well as branded and generic systems

TARGET-ORIENTED DELIVERY SYSTEMS - Explores the challenges of designing delivery systems that target specific sites in the body and cause fewer side effects through interaction with non-diseased tissues.

Solving Problems in Food Engineering

* Allows those with little or no background in engineering to grapple with food engineering problems
* Includes supplemental text that covers the basics of food engineering problem solving
* Carefully graded practice problems progress from easy to complex

Solving Problems in Food Engineering is a step by step workbook intended to enhance students' understanding of complicated concepts and to help them practice solving food engineering problems. The book covers problems in fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, and the most common unit operations that have applications in food processing, such as thermal processing, cooling and freezing, evaporation, psychrometrics and drying. Included are theoretical questions in the form of true or false, solved problems, semi-solved problems, and problems solved using a computer. The semi-solved problems guide students through the solution. Some of the problems progress from elementary level increasing difficulty so that the book is useful to food science as well as food engineering students.

Control Systems for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

Control Systems for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Sixth Edition contains a comprehensive treatment of heating and air conditioning system controls. This book was originally written to provide fundamentals of HVAC control to practitioners who were designing new control systems or maintaining existing control systems. Emphasis on fundamental control system principles along with the psychrometrics of air conditioning processes has remained a focus of the new edition. While control system technology has changed drastically over the years, the fundamentals of controlling heating and air conditioning systems have changed only modestly.

Readers will find that fundamentals of existing control systems remain in this book so that those who need to maintain or troubleshoot systems that are twenty or thirty years old will be able to see what practitioners did during that time frame. In addition the ubiquitous application of digital control technology in very recent times is also described. Note that the fundamental control principles once implemented pneumatically are now being implemented in modern digital computers - software now replaces hardware. Another change since the last addition is a new emphasis on controlling minimum fresh air for validation purposes. New techniques for doing this have been developed in response to ASHRAE Standard 62, "Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality," and these methods are included.

Control Systems for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Sixth Edition is complete and covers both hardware control systems and modern control technology. The material is presented without bias and without prejudice toward particular hardware or software. Readers with an engineering degree will be reminded of the psychrometric processes associated with heating and air conditioning as they learn of the various controls schemes used in the variety of heating and air conditioning system types they will encountered in the field. Maintenance technicians will also find the book useful because it describes various control hardware and control strategies that were used in the past and are prevalent in most existing heating and air conditioning systems.

Designers of new systems will find the fundamentals described in this book to be a useful starting point, and they will also benefit from descriptions of new digital technologies and energy management systems. This technology is found in modern building HVAC system designs.

ABC Transporters and Multidrug Resistance

A comprehensive review of the most current scientific research on ABC transporters and multidrug resistance

ATP-binding cassette transporter genes (ABC transporters) are known to play a crucial role in the development of multidrug resistance (MDR). MDR is the ability of pathologic cells, such as tumors, to withstand chemicals designed to target and destroy such cells. In MDR, patients who are on medication eventually develop resistance to not only the drug they are taking, but to several different types of drugs.

ABC Transporters and Multidrug Resistance offers an essential resource for pharmaceutical researchers who are working to discover drugs to counteract multidrug resistance in diseases such as cancer. In one comprehensive volume, this book contains a collection of the most current knowledge on the involvement of ABC transporters in drug transport and resistance.

This comprehensive volume provides an overview on the description of the structure, the genome, normal tissue expression, physiological aspect, and mechanism of action of the ABC protein. The expert contributors explore the expression, detection, and implications of ABC proteins in hematological malignancies and solid tumors and ABC proteins and pathogenic microorganisms. This volume also explains MDR modulation through inhibition of ABC transporters and the design of inhibitors and mechanism of action. In addition, the book offers essential information on the biological and clinical aspect of multidrug resistance.

Advances in Pharmacology and Chemotherapy: v. 7


Advances in Pharmacology, Volume 3


Oral Delivery of Macromolecular Drugs: Barriers, Strategies and Future Trends

Recent and rapid progress in the field of biotechnology has resulted in an increasing number of novel macromolecular drugs with great promise for further advanced research and clinical application. However, the delivery of these macromolecular drugs by routes other than the parenteral route is difficult. The pipeline of macromolecular drugs derived from biotechnology presents a challenging opportunity to develop practical dosage forms that could be dosed via the oral route. Given this, the successful oral delivery of macromolecular drugs presents an enormous opportunity. Oral Delivery of Macromolecular Drugs will provide an overview of the innovative oral delivery technologies that have demonstrated success in human testing and will go on to cite the challenges, strategies, and future trends that are to be expected.

Pharm Phlash!: Pharmacology Flash Cards

A classroom-developed, student-tested system that increases pharmacology test scores…decreases and prevents medication errors in the clinical setting…improves NCLEX pharmacology scores…and expands understanding of pharmacological agents! Inside a practical, flip-top box are 189 illustrated, test yourself review cards that cover critical clinical information for nearly 400 of the top generic medications, color-coded by body system and cross referenced by drug classification. These flash cards are not only the ideal supplement to any pharmacology or medical-surgical course, but also handy for care planning and exam prep. And, you can count on them for accuracy, because each card is based on content from Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses.


A color-coded, body-system organization reflects the information common to classes of medications—knowledge crucial to NCLEX success and to reducing medication errors.

- Each card features a single generic drug or a medication group, and details…action • use • pre-administration vital signs • laboratory data assessment • drug levels • patient teaching • and more.
- Drugs are cross-referenced to potential nursing diagnosis and other indications at the bottom of each card.
- Common abbreviations appear on each card, with a summary of the abbreviations on separate, introductory cards.
- A comprehensive alphabetical Index makes it easy to locate drugs within the deck by trade, generic, or Canadian brand name.

European Pharmacopoeia 5th Ed. Main Volume 5.0, 2005

The purpose of the Pharmacopoeia is to promote public health, by the provision of recognised common standards for use by healthcare professionals and others concerned with the quality of medicines.

The monographs and other texts are designed to be appropriate to the needs of regulatory authorities, those engaged in the control of quality, and the manufacturers of starting materials and medicinal products.

Pharmacology: Principles and Practice

This unique and much needed textbook meets the rapidly emerging needs of programs training pharmacologic scientists seeking careers in basic research and drug discovery rather than such applied fields as pharmacy and medicine. While the market is crowded with many clinical and therapeutic pharmacology textbooks, the field of pharmacology is booming with the prospects of discovering new drugs, and virtually no extant textbook meets this need at the student level. The market is so bereft of such approaches that many pharmaceutical companies will adopt Hacker, et al. to help train new drug researchers.

The boom in pharmacology is driven by the recent decryption of the human genome and enormous progress in controlling genes and synthesizing proteins, making new and even custom drug design possible. This book makes use of these discoveries in presenting its topics, moving logically from drug receptors to the target molecules drug researchers seek, covering such modern topics along the way as side effects, drug resistance, Pharmacogenomics, and even nutriceuticals, one in a string of culminating chapters on the drug discovery process.

*Uses individual drugs to explain molecular actions
*Full color art program explains molecular and chemical concepts graphically
*Logical structure reflecting the current state of pharmacology and translational research, starting with receptors and finishing with target molecules
*Covers such intricacies as drug resistance and cell death
*Consistent format across chapters and pedagogical strategies make this textbook a superior learning tool