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Liver disease case studies: Case study level 1 – Alcoholic cirrhosis; alcohol withdrawal

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In this chapter Case studies levels 1–3 explore the management of a patient with alcoholic liver disease. The patient has alcoholic liver cirrhosis and first presents with alcohol withdrawal (Case study level 1), then the patient’s risk of bleeding and treatment for the maintenance of alcohol abstinence are considered (Case study level 2). The patient then goes on to develop encephalopathy (Case study level 3). Case studies levels Ma and Mb consider two patients: one presents with TB and the…

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Cardiovascular Case Studies: Case study level Mb – Myocardial infarction

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Learning outcomes Level Mb case study: You will be able to: interpret clinical signs and symptoms evaluate laboratory data critically appraise treatment options state goals of therapy describe a pharmaceutical care plan to include advice to a clinician describe the prognosis and long-term complications describe the social pharmacy issues which could include supply (e.g. complex treatments at home, concordance and compliance) and lifestyle issues describe the monitoring of therapy. Scenario Mr FG is a 69-year-old retired school teacher who was…

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Pharmacy Case Studies for Pharmacists & Medical Sciences Students

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Pharmacists and healthcare practitioners are required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the application of therapeutics in clinical practice. Pharmacists must ensure patient safety and achieve desired health outcomes through effective decision-making. The idea of designing these case studies is to meet the needs and challenges of a modern pharmacy undergraduate curriculum. Case studies are increasingly used in pharmacy undergraduate as well as postgraduate education. Each chapter contains five case studies, increasing in complexity from those we would expect first-year…

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Cardiovascular Case Studies : Case study level 3 – Atrial fibrillation

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[column]Learning outcomes Level 3 case study: You will be able to: interpret clinical signs and symptoms evaluate laboratory data evaluate treatment options state goals of therapy describe a pharmaceutical care plan to include advice to a clinician describe the prognosis and long-term complications describe the social pharmacy issues which could include supply (e.g. complex treatments at home, concordance and compliance) and lifestyle issues. Scenario Mr John Jones (61 years) is admitted to the emergency assessment unit at his local hospital…

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Cardiovascular Case Studies : Case study level 1 – Angina

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[column] Learning outcomes Level 1 case study: You will be able to: describe the risk factors describe the disease describe the pharmacology of the drug outline the formulations available, including drug molecule, excipients, etc. for the medicines summarise basic social pharmacy issues (e.g. opening containers, large labels). Scenario Mr  AG,  a  57-year-old  taxi  driver  of  Indian  origin,  attends  your  community pharmacy with a new prescription for: glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) spray 400 micrograms – one or two puffs as required. You…

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