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Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing


Stevan R. Emmett, Nicola Hill, and Federico Dajas-Bailador

30 October 2019

ISBN: 9780199694938

752 pages

In Stock

Price: £40.99

Linking disease processes to pharmacological interventions, Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing gives a sound basis for evidence based prescribing.


Linking disease processes to pharmacological interventions, Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing gives a sound basis for evidence based prescribing.

  • Provides key points of basic pharmacology to explain drug actions
  • Shows clear relationship between pathophysiology and prescribing
  • Illustrations explain pharmacological mechanisms
  • Practical prescribing boxes highlight therapies for common conditions
  • 'Prescribing warnings' help readers to avoid adverse reactions and minimise side effects
  • Clear links to current medical guidelines throughout
  • Clear consistent structure in every chapter helps navigation and learning

About the Author(s)

Stevan R. Emmett, Principal Medical Officer and Consultant Pharmaceutical Physician, Defence Science and Technology Laboratories, UK, Nicola Hill, Pharmacy Team Leader, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, and Federico Dajas-Bailador, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK

Stevan R. Emmett is Principal Medical Officer at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (Dstl) where he works as a Consultant in Pharmaceutical Medicine. His expertise lies in translational medicine, drug development and the application of basic pharmacology and toxicology to clinical conditions. Stevan initially undertook an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, subsequently undertaking a D.Phil in Pharmacology at the University of Oxford before moving onto a postdoctoral position and Project Leadership in a biotechnology company. Stevan completed Medicine at the University of Warwick, training in the East and West Midlands as a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and he continues to practice clinically, alongside his Dstl role, as Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

Nicola Hill qualified as a pharmacist from Cardiff University in 1998 and after completing a Pre-Registration year in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, started her first job as a resident pharmacist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. Three years later following a gap year travelling she took on the role of paediatric pharmacist at UCH, London before specialising in paediatric oncology, completing an MSc and various research projects in the field. In 2010 she relocated with her family to the South Coast and took up a lead role, managing clinical pharmacy staff across specialities including Women's and Children's, Head and Neck, Musculoskeletal, Surgery, ITU and theatres. More recently she has undertaken a PGC in Prescribing and Therapeutics at Portsmouth University to qualify as a prescribing pharmacist.

Federico Dajas-Bailador is a pharmacologist and neuroscientist with expertise in the mechanisms that control neuron development and connectivity. After obtaining his BSc at the Universidad de la Republica, in Uruguay, Federico moved to the UK to undertake his PhD at the University of Bath and then to a postdoctoral position at the University of Manchester. In 2013, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, where he formed the Axon Biology Lab at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. His work focuses on the cellular and molecular processes that take part in neuron development and function, including mechanisms controlling local protein translation by microRNAs. More recently, his research has also extended to the investigation of neuronal function in the context of chronic pain, investigating potential novel targets for pain treatment.

Table of Contents

    1:Principles of Clinical Pharmacology
    2:Cardiovascular Medicine
    3:Respiratory Medicine
    5:Renal Medicine
    7:Musculoskeletal Medicine
    11:Infectious disease
    12:Non-Malignant Haematology and Allergy
    13:Haemato-oncology and Malignancy


"The book has a number of impactful illustrative figures covering a wide range of topics and they are excellent ... the text itself, is well written and easy to understand and there is plenty of it ... I enjoyed reviewing this book and certainly learnt new and important information." - Dr Harry Brown MBChB, Glycosmedia

"This book would be an excellent revision resource for medical students and junior doctors especially, who are looking to further their understanding of mechanisms of action and other clinically relevant details. The book is comprehensive and covers all aspects of medicines for each medical specialty." - Ben Silberstein, Glycosmedia

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