Pharmaceutics

The Science of Medicine Design

Author: Philip Denton,Chris Rostron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199655316

Category: Medical

Page: 273

View: 7926

Taking medication is a common occurrence for many people, whether it is to soothe an aching head, regulate blood sugars, or to treat life threatening conditions, such as HIV or cancer. In the UK alone, over 900 million prescriptions are dispensed every year. Overseeing all of this are pharmacists: experts in medicines and their use. The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series supports those who are at the beginning of their journey to become a pharmacist. The reader will begin to understand how a drug molecule is made; the process that turns it into a medicine; the role the pharmacist has when dispensing that medicine; and what happens in the body when it is taken. Most importantly, the series shows how each of these aspects are integrated, reflecting the most up-to-date teaching practices. Pharmaceutics: the science of medicine design explores the different forms that medicines can take, and demonstrates how being able to select the best form - be it a tablet, injectable liquid, or an inhaled gas - requires an understanding of how chemicals behave in different physical states. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Pharmaceutics: the science of medicine design features: For registered adopters of the book: - Figures from the book, available to download. For students: - Self-assessment questions to help the reader to check and reinforce understanding of the material introduced in each chapter.

Therapeutics and Human Physiology

How Drugs Work

Author: Elsie Gaskell,Chris Rostron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199655294

Category: Medical

Page: 213

View: 6331

The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series is for those at the start of their journey to become a pharmacist. It helps students understand how a drug molecule is made and then turned into a medicine; the role they will have when dispensing; and how the medicine works in the body. Most importantly, it shows how all of these aspects come together.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Author: Jill Barber,Chris Rostron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199655308

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 8897

Taking medication is a common occurrence for many people, whether it is to soothe an aching head, regulate blood sugars, or treat life-threatening conditions such as HIV or cancer. Examining how drugs are manufactured, formulated, and the way that they work in our bodies, Pharmaceutical Chemistry provides a wide-ranging overview of organic chemistry as it is applied to the study and practice of pharmacy. FEATURES * Supports an integrated pharmacy education * Focuses on the fundamental ideas that first-year students need to fully grasp before progressing in their studies * Demonstrates the connections between scientific concepts and principles and how they are applied to pharmacy * Written and edited by experts who have a wealth of teaching experience COMPANION WEBSITE For registered adopters of the book: - Figures from the book, available to download For students: - Self-assessment questions for each chapter - Related additional resources ABOUT THE SERIES The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series supports those who are at the beginning of their journey to become a pharmacist. Students will begin to understand how a drug molecule is made; the process that turns it into a medicine; the role the pharmacist has when dispensing that medicine; and what happens in the body when it is taken. Most importantly, the series shows how each of these aspects are integrated, reflecting the most up-to-date teaching practices.

Pharmacy Practice

Author: Jason Hall,Chris Rostron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199655324

Category: Medical

Page: 166

View: 8448

The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series is for those at the start of their journey to become a pharmacist. It helps students understand how a drug molecule is made and then turned into a medicine; the role they will have when dispensing; and how the medicine works in the body. Most importantly, it shows how all of these aspects come together.

Integrated Pharmaceutics

Applied Preformulation, Product Design, and Regulatory Science

Author: Antoine Al-Achi,Mali Ram Gupta,William Craig Stagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470596929

Category: Medical

Page: 991

View: 8077

An examination of all aspects of the science and art of dosage form development Integrating physical pharmacy, drug design, and drug regulation, this book examines all the key elements needed to produce effective dosage forms for drug delivery. It begins by setting a solid foundation of physical pharmacy principles such as drug stability estimation, rheology, and interfacial properties. Next, the authors explain how to incorporate these principles into product design. Lastly, the book integrates harmonized pharmaceutical development regulatory guidelines and requirements with the science and technology of pharmaceutical product design in the United States, European Union, and Japan. Integrated Pharmaceutics offers a comprehensive portrait of pharmaceutical product design, fully describing the science and art of dosage form development. Readers will find clear and thorough coverage of: Fundamental physical pharmacy principles and their role in drug product design Regulatory science section covering drug regulation, pharmacy compounding practices, manufacturing validation, and quality systems and controls Recent regulatory guidelines for quality by design, design space analysis, process analytical technology, polymorphism characterization, blend sample uniformity, stability protocols, and biopharmaceutical classification systems Each chapter includes a glossary defining key terms and a list of references leading to the primary literature in the field. Many of the chapters also feature case studies, reference appendices, and practical problems, enabling readers to apply the principles set forth in the book to solve common problems in drug product design. With its comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, Integrated Pharmaceutics is recommended for graduate-level courses in pharmacy, the pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutics, physical pharmacy, drug formulation and design, and biomedicine. The book will also enable professionals in the pharmaceutical industry to apply an effective integrated approach to drug product design.

Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine

Author: Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323510825

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 2891

Get a solid, global foundation of the therapies and evidence-based clinical applications of CAI. Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine, 6th Edition is filled with the most up-to-date information on scientific theory and research of holistic medicine from experts around the world. The 6th edition of this acclaimed text includes all new content on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine. Its wide range of topics explores therapies most commonly seen in the U.S., such as energy medicine, mind-body therapies, and reflexology along with traditional medicine and practices from around the world. With detailed coverage of historic and contemporary applications, this text is a solid resource for all practitioners in the medical, health, and science fields! Coverage of CAI therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you can carefully evaluate each treatment. An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Observations from mechanisms of action to evidence of clinical efficacy answers questions of how, why, and when CAM therapies work. A unique synthesis of information, including historical usage, cultural and social analysis, current basic science theory and research, and a wide range of clinical investigations and observations, makes this text a focused, authoritative resource. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Clinical guides for selecting therapies, and new advances for matching the appropriate therapy to the individual patient, enables you to offer and/or recommend individualized patient care. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, and Marc Micozzi. A unique history of CAI traces CAM therapies from their beginnings to present day practices. Suggested readings and references on the companion website list the best resources for further research and study. NEW! Added chapters offer fresh perspective on quantum biology and biofields in health and nursing, integrative mental health care, and homeopathic medicine. NEW! Updated chapters feature new content and topics, including: challenges in integrative medicine, legal issues, CAI in the community, psychometric evaluation, placebo effect, stress management, and much more! NEW! Updated guides on common herbal remedies in clinical practice, East and Southeast Asia, and native North and South America deliver the latest information. NEW! Basic science content and new theory and research studies cover a wide range of sciences such as biophysics, biology and ecology, ethnomedicine, psychometrics, neurosciences, and systems theory. NEW! Expanded global ethnomedical systems includes new content on Shamanism and Neo-Shamanism, Central and North Asia, Southeast Asia, Nepal and Tibet, Hawaii and South Pacific, Alaska and Pacific Northwest, and contemporary global healthcare.

Nanotechnology and Oncology

Workshop Summary

Author: National Cancer Policy Forum,Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309163226

Category: Medical

Page: 99

View: 4500

One way scientists are working to overcome challenges in cancer treatment and improve cancer care is through nanotechnology. Nanotechnology, engineered materials that make use of the unique physical properties, presents a new array of medical prospects that will revolutionize cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment practices. Giving new hope to patients, practitioners, and researchers alike, nanotechnology has the potential to translate recent discoveries in cancer biology into clinical advances in oncology. While public investments in nanotechnology for cancer continue to increase, medical products based on nanotechnology are already on the market. The National Cancer Policy forum held a workshop July 12-13, 2010, to explore challenges in the use of nanotechnology in oncology. Nanotechnology and Oncology evaluates the ongoing discussion on the role of nanotechnology in cancer as it relates to risk management, treatment, and regulatory policy. Assessments on nanomedicine and the physical properties of nanomaterials were presented during the workshop, along with an appraisal of the current status of research and development efforts.

Oral Delivery of Insulin

Author: T.A. Sonia,Chandra P. Sharma

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1908818689

Category: Medical

Page: 290

View: 5647

Diabetes Mellitus, a syndrome of disordered metabolism, characterised by abnormal elevation in blood glucose level, has become a life-threatening condition for many people. Current means of therapy for Diabetes Mellitus do not mimic the normal physiological pattern of insulin release. Oral delivery is the preferred route of administration due to its non-invasive nature. Oral delivery of insulin presents an overview of Diabetes Mellitus, and discusses the strategies and techniques adopted for oral delivery of insulin. This title begins with an introductory chapter on symptoms, complications and therapy for Diabetes Mellitus. Subsequent chapters cover the various routes for administering insulin; the challenges and strategies of oral delivery; experimental techniques in the development of an oral insulin carrier; lipids; inorganic nanoparticles and polymers in oral insulin delivery; and a summary and presentation of future perspectives on oral delivery of insulin. Presents an overview of Diabetes Mellitus Includes a discussion of various strategies and techniques adopted for oral delivery of insulin Presents an update of research in the field

The pharmaceutical curriculum

a report prepared for the Committee on Curriculum American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Author: Lloyd E. Blauch,George Lewis Webster,American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 257

View: 7153

The world of learning

Author: Gale Group,1995 45th

Publisher: Europa Publicat

ISBN: 9781857430028

Category: Learned institutions and societies

Page: 2072

View: 4248

Includes deans and selected faculty at professor level by department or discipline.

Science

Author: John Michels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 4362

Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems

Author: Yuehwern Yih

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439803622

Category: Medical

Page: 812

View: 8172

With rapidly rising healthcare costs directly impacting the economy and quality of life, resolving improvement challenges in areas such as safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity has become paramount. Using a system engineering perspective, Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems offers theoretical foundations, methodologies, and case studies in each main sector of the system. It explores how system engineering methodologies and their applications in designing, evaluating, and optimizing the operations of the healthcare system could improve patient outcomes and cost effectiveness. The book presents an overview of current challenges in the healthcare system and the potential impact of system engineering. It describes an integrated framework for the delivery system and the tools and methodologies used for performance assessment and process improvement with examples of lean concept, evidence-based practice and risk assessment. The book then reviews system engineering methodologies and technologies and their applications in healthcare. Moving on to coverage of the design, planning, control and management of healthcare systems, the book contains chapters on 12 services sectors: preventive care, telemedicine, transplant, pharmacy, ED/ICU, OR, decontamination, laboratory, emergency response, mental health, food and supplies, and information technology. It presents the state-of-the-art operations and examines the challenges in each service unit. While system engineering concepts have been broadly applied in healthcare systems, most improvements have focused on a specific segment or unit of the delivery system. Each unit has strong interactions with others and any significant improvement is more likely to be sustained over time by integrating the process and re-evaluating the system design from a holistic viewpoint. By providing an overview of individual operational sectors in the extremely complex healthcare system and introducing a wide array of engineering methods and tools, this handbook establishes the foundation to facilitate integrated system thinking to redesign the next generation healthcare system.

Quality by Design for Biopharmaceutical Drug Product Development

Author: Feroz Jameel,Susan Hershenson,Mansoor A. Khan,Sheryl Martin-Moe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493923161

Category: Medical

Page: 710

View: 2506

This volume explores the application of Quality by Design (QbD) to biopharmaceutical drug product development. Twenty-eight comprehensive chapters cover dosage forms, liquid and lyophilized drug products. The introductory chapters of this book define key elements of QbD and examine how these elements are integrated into drug product development. These chapters also discuss lessons learned from the FDA Office of Biotechnology Products pilot program. Following chapters demonstrate how QbD is used for formulation development ranging from screening of formulations to developability assessment to development of lyophilized and liquid formats. The next few chapters study the use of small-scale and surrogate models as well as QbD application to drug product processes such as drug substance freezing and thawing, mixing, sterile filtration, filling, lyophilization, inspection and shipping and handling. Later chapters describe more specialized applications of QbD in the drug product realm. This includes the use of QbD in primary containers, devices and combination product development. The volume also explores QbD applied to vaccine development, automation, mathematical modeling and monitoring, and controlling processes and defining control strategies. It concludes with a discussion on the application of QbD to drug product technology transfer as well as overall regulatory considerations and lifecycle management. Quality by Design for Biopharmaceutical Drug Product Development is an authoritative resource for scientists and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge on QbD principles and uses in creating better drugs.

Which Degree in Britain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860174087

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 800

View: 6204

A comprehensive guide to full-time degree courses, institutions and towns in Britain.

Guide to Four-Year Colleges 1988

Author: Andrea E. Lehman,Peterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878665495

Category: Education

Page: 2381

View: 8536

Presents information on location, enrollment, financial aid, curriculum, admissions, costs, campus life, sports, housing, and career services at nearly two thousand accredited four-year institutions in the United States and Canada

Therapeutic Applications of Quadruplex Nucleic Acids

Author: Stephen Neidle

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012375139X

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 5257

The study of G-quadruplexes has emerged in recent years as an important focus of research in nucleic acids. This is now a rapidly growing area, not least because of its potential as a novel approach to cancer therapeutics, and there is much current activity on the design of quadruplex-selective small-molecule ligands and the study of their cellular effects. This timely publication gives a uniquely integrated view of quadruplex nucleic acids that will be a major resource in future drug-discovery strategies. Therapeutic Applications of Quadruplex Nucleic Acids provides a single comprehensive survey that describes and assesses recent advances in quadruplex therapeutics and targeting strategies. It also covers the underlying fundamentals of such topics as quadruplex structure, small-molecule recognition, biological roles of genomic quadruplexes, and quadruplex informatics. Written by a world leader in this field, this book is a vital resource for researchers in medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, structural biology, drug discovery, and pharmacology in cancer and other therapeutic areas, as well as for chemists and biologists working on nucleic acids, and will be useful for both active researchers and students in these areas.

Issues in Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464965722

Category: Medical

Page: 770

View: 1644

Issues in Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biologicals, Therapies, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.