Professional Pharmacotherapy Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

A Pathophysiologic Approach
Eighth edition
edited by Joseph T. Dipiro

Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach is unmatched in its ability to help develop a mastery of evidence-based medicine for optimum patient outcomes.

The eighth edition features the addition of SI units throughout and an increased number of global examples and clinical questions.


  • Unparalleled guidance in the development of pharmaceutical care plans
  • Full-color presentation
  • Key Concepts in each chapter
  • Critical Presentation boxes summarize common disease signs and symptoms
  • Clinical Controversies boxes examin complicated issues you face when providing drug therapy
  • NEW material added to the online learning center
  • EXPANDED evidence-based recommendations
  • EXPANDED coverage of timely issues such as palliative care and pain medicine
  • Therapeutic recommendations in each disease-specific chapter


Section 1: Foundation Issues

  1. Pharmacoeconomics: Principles, Methods, and Applications
  2. Health Outcomes and Quality of Life
  3. Health Literacy and Medication Use
  4. Documentation of Pharmacy Services
  5. Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  6. Pharmacogenetics
  7. Pediatrics
  8. Geriatrics
  9. Pharmacoepidemiology
  10. Clinical Toxicology
  11. Emergency Preparedness: Identification and Management of Biological Exposures
  12. Emergency Preparedness: Identification and Management of Chemical and Radiological Exposures

Section 2: Cardiovascular Disorders

  1. Cardiovascular Testing
  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  3. Hypertension
  4. Heart Failure
  5. Ischemic Heart Disease
  6. Acute Coronary Syndromes
  7. The Arrhythmias
  8. Diastolic Heart Failure and the Cardiomyopathies
  9. Venous Thromboembolism
  10. Stroke
  11. Hyperlipidemia
  12. Peripheral Arterial Disease
  13. Use of Vasopressors and Inotropes in the Pharmacotherapy of Shock
  14. Hypovolemic Shock

Section 3: Respiratory Disorders

  1. Introduction to Pulmonary Function Testing
  2. Asthma
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  4. Pulmonary Hypertension
  5. Drug-Induced Pulmonary Diseases
  6. Cystic Fibrosis

Section 4: Gastrointestinal Disorders

  1. Evaluation of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  3. Peptic Ulcer Disease
  4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  5. Nausea and Vomiting
  6. Diarrhea, Constipation, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Portal Hypertension and Cirrhosis
  8. Drug-Induced Liver Disease
  9. Pancreatitis
  10. Viral Hepatitis
  11. Drug Therapy Individualization in Patients with Hepatic Disease or Genetic Alterations in Drug Metabolizing Activity

Section 5: Renal Disorders

  1. Quantification of Renal Function
  2. Acute Renal Failure
  3. Chronic Kidney Disease: Progression-Modifying Therapies
  4. Chronic Kidney Disease: Management of Complications
  5. Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis
  6. Drug-Induced Kidney Disease
  7. Glomerulonephritis
  8. Drug Therapy Individualization for Patients with Renal Insufficiency
  9. Disorders of Sodium and Water Homeostasis
  10. Disorders of Calcium and Phosphorus Homeostasis
  11. Disorders of Potassium and Magnesium Homeostasis
  12. Acid-Base Disorders

Section 6: Neurologic Disorders

  1. Evaluation of Neurologic Illness
  2. Multiple Sclerosis
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Status Epilepticus
  5. Acute Management of the Brain Injury Patient
  6. Parkinson's Disease
  7. Pain Management and Palliative Care
  8. Headache Disorders

Section 7: Psychiatric Disorders

    Evaluation of Psychiatric Illness
  1. Childhood Disorders
  2. Eating Disorders
  3. Alzheimer's Disease
  4. Substance-Related Disorders: Overview and Depressants, Stimulants, and Hallucinogens
  5. Substance-Related Disorders: Alcohol, Nicotine, and Caffeine
  6. Schizophrenia
  7. Depressive Disorders
  8. Bipolar Disorder
  9. Anxiety Disorders I: Generalized Anxiety, Panic, and Social Anxiety Disorders
  10. Anxiety Disorders II: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  11. Sleep Disorders


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A Pathophysiologic Approach

Eighth edition
edited by Joseph T. Dipiro et al

2011 • 2,668 pages • $194.00 + shipping
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