Pharmacotherapy Casebook

Author: Terry L. Schwinghammer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071785000
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More than 150 cases help you develop the problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to succeed in real-world clinical practice Pharmacotherapy Casebook provides the case studies you need to learn how to identify and resolve drug therapy problems you’re most likely to encounter in real-world practice. This new edition is packed with 157 patient cases and makes the ideal study companion to the eighth edition of DiPiro’s Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. The case chapters in this book are organized into organ system sections that correspond to those of the DiPiro textbook. By reading the relevant chapters in Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach you will be able to familiarize yourself with the pathophysiology and pharmacology of each disease state included in this casebook. Everything you need to develop expertise in pharmacotherapy decision making: Realistic patient presentations include medical history, physical examination, and laboratory data, followed by a series of questions using a systematic, problem-solving approach Compelling range of cases – from the uncomplicated (a single disease state) to the complex (multiple disease states and drug-related problems) Diverse authorship from more than 190 clinicians from nearly 100 institutions Coverage that integrates the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with therapeutics Appendices containing valuable information on pharmacy abbreviations, laboratory tests, mathematical conversion factors, anthropometrics, and complementary and alternative therapies

Pharmacotherapy Casebook A Patient Focused Approach 9 E

Author: Terry Schwinghammer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
ISBN: 9780071830133
Size: 71.85 MB
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More than 150 cases help develop the skills you need to identify and resolve the most common drug therapy problems The perfect study companion to DiPiro's Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach More than 40 all-new cases! Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach delivers 157 patient cases designed to teach you how to apply the principles of pharmacotherapy to real-world clinical practice. The case chapters in this book are organized into organ system sections that correspond to those of the DiPiro textbook. By reading the relevant chapters in Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach you will be able to familiarize yourself with the pathophysiology and pharmacology of each disease state included in this casebook. Each case teaches you how to: Identify real or potential drug therapy problems Determine the desired therapeutic outcome Evaluate therapeutic alternatives Design an optimal individualized pharmacotherapeutic plan Develop methods to evaluate the therapeutic outcome Provide patient education Communicate and implement the pharmacotherapeutic plan Everything you need to develop expertise in pharmacotherapy decision making: Realistic patient presentations include medical history, physical examination, and laboratory data, followed by a series of questions using a systematic, problem-solving approach Compelling range of cases – from the uncomplicated (a single disease state) to the complex (multiple disease states and drug-related problems) Diverse authorship from more than 190 clinicians from nearly 100 institutions Coverage that integrates the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with therapeutics Appendices containing valuable information on pharmacy abbreviations, laboratory tests, mathematical conversion factors, anthropometrics, and complementary and alternative therapies

Intelligent Virtual Agents

Author: Jan Allbeck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642158927
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th Welcome to the proceedings of the 10 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), held 20-22 September, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Intelligent Virtual Agents are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using natural human modalities such as behavior, gesture, and speech. IVAs are capable of real-time perception, cognition, and action that allow them to participate in a dynamic physical and social environment. IVA 2010 is an interdisciplinary annual conference and the main forum for prese- ing research on modeling, developing, and evaluating Intelligent Virtual Agents with a focus on communicative abilities and social behavior. The development of IVAs - quires expertise in multimodal interaction and several AI fields such as cognitive modeling, planning, vision, and natural language processing. Computational models are typically based on experimental studies and theories of human-human and hum- robot interaction; conversely, IVA technology may provide interesting lessons for these fields. Visualizations of IVAs require computer graphics and animation te- niques, and in turn supply significant realism problem domains for these fields. The realization of engaging IVAs is a challenging task, so reusable modules and tools are of great value. The fields of application range from robot assistants, social simulation, and tutoring to games and artistic exploration. The enormous challenges and diversity of possible applications of IVAs have - sulted in an established annual conference.

Intelligent Virtual Agents

Author: Helmut Prendinger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540854835
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2008, held in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2008. The 18 revised full papers and 28 revised short papers presented together 42 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 99 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on motion and empathy; narrative and augmented reality; conversation and negotiation; nonverbal behavior; models of culture and personality; markup and representation languages; architectures for robotic agents; cognitive architectures; agents for healthcare and training; and agents in games, museums and virtual worlds.

Casebook Of Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Author: John C. Markowitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199921229
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Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), an empirically validated treatment for depression and other disorders, is becoming more frequently used to treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses. Based on evidence that interpersonal problems contribute to the onset of psychiatric disorders, IPT helps patients to change interpersonal behavior in order to improve psychosocial functioning and relieve symptoms. IPT both relieves psychiatric symptoms and helps to build social skills. Bringing together experts who have treated patients with and conducted clinical research on IPT, the Casebook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy responds to the growing need for a foundational text to supplement the available manuals on IPT. The Casebook provides a wealth of real life treatment material, and illustrates the use of IPT in the hands of expert psychotherapists treating patients with a range of conditions and complications in different IPT treatment formats. The detailed cases give a sense of how IPT proceeds and how it works. Chapter authors describe specific adaptations of IPT for patients with particular disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. The book also covers different contexts in which IPT may be practiced, including group therapy, inpatient settings, and telephone therapy. The Casebook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy is an invaluable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and other mental health professionals interested in psychotherapy.