The Renal Drug Handbook, 3rd Edition

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The Renal Drug Handbook, 3rd Edition

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Launched in 2014, The Renal Drug Database comprises all monograph information from the highly successful The Renal Drug Handbook, the universally-trusted resource for pharmacists seeking definitive prescribing information when treating patients with renal impairment. This is a much-needed reference with good and precise explanations of relevant drugs. One of the noteworthy aspects is that the authors have tried their best to translate the important information into a concise but effective format. The authors must be applauded for maintaining the uniform presentation structure for each drug monograph. Overall, this is an excellent handbook for anybody who wants to learn about drugs at a glance or wishes a quality reference for prescribing for those with renal impairment. Biologics, Biosimilars and Biobetters: An Introduction for Pharmacists, Physicians and other Health Practitioners(2021) Blood Results in Clinical Practice: A Practical Guide to Interpreting Blood Test Results - 2nd ed. (2019) The Preface outlines how to use the monographs and basic drug dosing advice including valuable information on the use of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).

Renal function generally declines with age, and many elderly patients have a GFR less than 50 mL/min which, because of reduced muscle mass, may not be reflected by an elevated creatinine. Consequently, one can justifiably assume mild renal impairment when prescribing for the elderly.

contains pharmacokinetic data to inform how the medicine will be removed, e.g. amount of parent medicine excreted through the kidneys, how any active metabolites are removed, impact of kidney disease on medication half-life

the kidney function expressed as estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) normalised to a body surface area of 1.73m 2 Caroline Ashley is the Lead Specialist Pharmacist for Renal Services at the University College London Centre for Nephrology and Transplantation at the Royal Free Hospital. She has over 25 years' experience, with major interests in transplantation and auto-immune renal disease. Caroline was involved in the development of the Renal National Service Framework, and the NICE Guidelines on Immunosuppression in Renal Transplantation, Renal Anaemia and Acute Kidney Injury. She is the co-editor of The Renal Drug Handbook, The Renal Drug Database and The Introduction to Renal Therapeutics and sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Renal Medicine. She was Chair of the Uk Renal Pharmacy Group from 1996 to 2016, and was made Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, UCL School of Pharmacy in 2011. Welcome to the The Renal Drug Database. The information contained in this resource has been compiled from a wide range of sources and from the clinical experience of the editorial board of the UK Renal Pharmacy Group, all of whom are involved in the pharmaceutical care of renally-impaired patients. As such, some of the information contained in the monographs may not be in accordance with the licensed indications or use of the drug.individual medicine monographs on how to prescribe, prepare and administer the medicine in various types of renal impairment

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