Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Data: A Concise Guide, Fourth Edition serves as a ready resource of information on commonly monitored drugs that will help readers make decisions relating to the monitoring and interpretation of results. It is an easy-to-read source of information on intended use, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic range, and toxic concentrations, as well as bioavailability, disposition, metabolism and the excretion of commonly monitored therapeutic drugs. This fully updated fourth edition includes sections on new anticonvulsants, anti-depressant and anti-HIV drugs, new drugs for advanced cancer treatment, and thoroughly updated chapters that address new pitfalls and problems in the lab.
- Serves as a ready resource of information for commonly monitored drugs
- Presents a useful, quick guide for those making decisions related to monitoring and interpretation of results
- Provides concise, easily digestible content for clinical laboratory scientists, toxicologists and clinicians
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2. Before and After: The Preanalytical and Postanalytical Phases of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
3. Clinical Utility of Monitoring Free Drug Concentrations
4. Effect of Bilirubin, Lipemia, Hemolysis, Paraproteins, and Heterophilic Antibodies on Immunoassays for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
5. Drug-Herb and Drug-Food Interactions and Effects on Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
6. Monitoring Anticonvulsant Concentrations
7. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Cardioactive Drugs
8. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antidepressants
9. Introduction to Immunosuppressive Drug Monitoring
10. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antimicrobial and Antiviral Agents
11. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Analgesics
12. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antineoplastic Drugs
13. Caffeine, Lithium, and Theophylline
Amitava Dasgupta received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and his fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry from the Laboratory Medicine Department of the University of Washington School of Medicine at Seattle. He is a tenured Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center located at the Texas Medical Center at Houston. Dr. Dasgupta has published 210 scientific papers, written many invited review articles, and has edited, co-edited or written 15 books. He is on the Editorial Board of five major medical journals including American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinica Chimica Acta and Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis.
Matthew D. Krasowski, MD, PhD is a clinical pathologist and the Walter L. Bierring Professor of Clinical Education at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Services in the Department of Pathology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.