Drug-Induced Diseases: Prevention, Detection, and Management

Drug-Induced Diseases: Prevention, Detection, and Management
  • 2nd Ed.
  • 2010
  • © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Douglas A. Miller, PharmD; James E. Tisdale, Pharm.D.
  • 1-58528-205-7 / 978-1-58528-205-0
  • Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Nursing, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


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A drug-induced disease is the unintended effect of a drug, which results in mortality or morbidity with symptoms sufficient to prompt a patient to seek medical attention and/or require hospitalization. Since the first edition of this title was published in 2005, numerous drugs have been withdrawn from the market in the United States as a result of morbidity and/or mortality associated with drug-induced diseases. Despite best efforts to assure that all drugs are safe and effective, millions of patients each year develop drug-induced diseases. Every time a patient presents with a new disease or an exacerbation of an existing condition, the clinician should ask, "Could this be drug-related?"

Now in its second edition, this essential and comprehensive resource provides a detailed analysis of how to identify, prevent and manage drug-induced diseases. Edited by James E. Tisdale and Douglas A. Miller, with contributions from experts distinguished in their respective specialties, Drug-Induced Diseases is organized logically and is easy to use for pharmacists, physicians, nurses and pharmacy students alike.

Inside you'll find:

  • • Chapters dedicated to over 50 disease states.
  • • In-depth tables, including coverage of drugs implicated in drug-induced diseases, epidemiology, mechanisms, signs and symptoms, risk factors, prevention and management are included in each chapter.
  • • A new chapter on "Drug Safety and Drug-Induced Diseases: The Legal, Regulatory and Practice Environment."
  • • A new chapter on "Evaluating Patients for Drug-Induced Disease."
  • • The inclusion of the Levels of Evidence classification for identifying the "strength of evidence" that links a listed drug to a specific drug-induced disease.
  • • And much more.


Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is a novel book that highlights the unwanted effect of drugs using an organ-specific approach. This organization allows readers to focus more on the disease state versus individually searching out specific agents that may be causing the pathology."

-- Patrick McDonnell, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - prior edition


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