Pediatric Pharmacotherapy focuses on the unique therapeutic needs of neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Patients in these age groups offer challenges distinct from those of adult patients. Drugs behave differently in this population—medications may not be absorbed, distributed, metabolized, or eliminated in the same manner as in adults, causing increased or decreased efficacy or safety.
For a long time, pharmacotherapy educators have been without a source for concise pediatric-specific pharmacotherapy information. In order to close this gap in the literature, ACCP has recruited experts in pediatric pharmacy to write this comprehensive textbook—a resource essential for students, residents, and any clinician involved in the care of pediatric patients. Contents include information on specific disease states, as well as drug selection and use, monitoring of effectiveness and toxicity, prevention of medication errors, and patient/caregiver education. Chapters cover the introduction of pediatric care, pediatric pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapy toxicology in pediatrics, medication safety, communication with pediatric caregivers, and sections on disease states in cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, and hematology systems as well as the fields of psychiatry, infectious diseases, and more.
· Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., Lead Editor
· Milap C. Nahata, Pharm.D., FCCP, Lead Editor
· Michael Chicella, Pharm.D.
· Michelle E. Condren, Pharm.D.
· Lea S. Eiland, Pharm.D., BCPS
· Tracy Hagemann, Pharm.D.
· Jennifer Le, Pharm.D., BCPS-ID
· Kalen B. Manasco, Pharm.D., BCPS
· Brady S. Moffett, Pharm.D.
· Heather L. VandenBussche, Pharm.D.
Table of Contents
· Introduction to Pediatrics
· Pediatric Pharmacokinetics
· Introduction to Neonatology
· Medication Safety
· Communicating with Children, Adolescents, and Their Caregivers
· Drug Formulations
· Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Toxicology
· Pediatric Dermatology
· Congenital Heart Disease
· Pediatric Arrhythmias
· Pediatric Hypertension
· Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
· Apnea of Prematurity
· Pediatric Asthma
· Cystic Fibrosis
· Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
· Diarrhea and Constipation
· Irritable Bowel Syndrome
· Fluids and Electrolytes
· Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
· Pediatric Obesity
· Nephrotic Syndrome
· Osteogenesis Imperfecta
· Diabetes Mellitus
· Cerebral Palsy
· Seizure Disorders
· Autism Spectrum Disorders
· Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
· Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
· Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
· Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
· Pediatric Depression
· Neonatal Sepsis
· Meningitis in Infants and Children
· Acute Otitis Media and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
· Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
· Infectious Diarrhea
· Urinary Tract Infections in Children
· Bone and Joint Infections
· Skin and Soft Tissue Infections of Bacterial and Viral Etiology
· Human Immunodeficiency Virus
· Parasitic Infections in Pediatrics
· Pediatric Vaccines
· Kawasaki Disease
· Allergies and Anaphylaxis
· Pediatric Anemia
· Hemophilia A and B
· Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease
· Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
· Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
· Pain Management
Pediatric Pharmacotherapy is an important addition to the pediatric pharmacy literature—a must-have book for students, residents, and any clinician involved in the care of pediatric patients.