Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring eBook PDF Free Download

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring eBook PDF Free Download

Newer Drugs and Biomarkers

Edited By Amitava Dasgupta

AP Publications

About the Book

This Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Newer Drugs and Biomarkers is edited by Amitava Dasgupta. This First Edition features timely topics such as the monitoring of classical and newer drugs, pharmacogenomics and the application of biomarkers. This reference also discusses the limitations of current commercially available immunoassays for therapeutic monitoring.


Includes both the technical and clinical issues associated with drug monitoring.
Discusses the utility of therapeutic drug monitoring of newer drugs such as antiretroviral agents, anticonvulsants, antidepressants etc.
Provides up-to-date information on issues in pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine with emphasis on therapy with warfarin, certain anticancer drugs and antidepressants.
Covers important content on the limitations of commercially available immunoassays (chemical tests) for drug monitoring and additional analytical techniques.

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

Introduction to TDM: Frequently and Less Frequently Monitored Drugs
Effects of Pre-analytical Variables
Analytical Techniques used in Drug Monitoring
Clinical Utility of Free Drug Monitoring
Current Practice of Dose Adjustment of Drugs using Pharmacokinetic Models
An Introduction to Personalized Medicine
Application of Ultra-High Throughput Sequencing and Microarray Technologies in Pharmacogenomics Testing
Pharmacogenomics and Warfarin Therapy
Applications of Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Principles to Optimize Drug Dosage Selection: Example of Antibiotic Therapy Management
Guidelines for the Monitoring of Vancomycin, Aminoglycosides and Certain Antibiotics
Challenges in Monitoring of Digoxin and Other Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs
Monitoring of Classical and Newer Anticonvulsants
Challenges in Classical Tricyclic and Newer Antidepressants: Analytical and Pharmacogenetics Considerations
Drug Monitoring of Selected Anticancer Drugs: Pharmacogenomics Issues
Immunosuppressive Drug Monitoring: Limitations of Immunoassays and the Application of Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
Biomarkers: The Link between Drug Monitoring and Pharmacodynamics of Immunosuppressants
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antiretroviral Drugs in the Management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Drug Testing in Pain Management
Effect of Herbal Supplement – Drug Interactions on  Monitoring Therapeutic Drugs.

For Whom is this Book For

The Information presented in this Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Newer Drugs and Biomarkers is essential for Clinical Pathologists, Toxicologists, Clinical Chemists, Clinical Pharmacists, Laboratory Professionals and Physicians. This book is an essential resource on the current practice of drug monitoring in improving patient safety.


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