Recursos de Sanidad, Biomedicina y Salud



International Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants


Reseña de la editorial: "International Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants is an amazing compendium consisting of a series of eighteen volumes, covering A to Z of medicinal plants. It is a remarkable compilation of information on herbal medicine, chemistry, pharmacology, healing properties, treatment of ailments and biology of medicinal plants of the world. It also covers herbs from all over the world, giving their location, cultivation, history of herbal medicine and the herbal traditions of different cultures.
This encyclopaedia exhaustively covers scientific data for the plants and provides detailed information on how each plant is used in different countries, describing both traditional therapeutic applications and its use with lavishly illustrated details. The importance of pharmaceuticals derived from plant sources is also described with the potential of ethnomedicine for providing innovative leads in the exploration for bioactive constituents. Featuring key herbs and their healing properties, this heavily illustrated encyclopaedia will appeal to everyone interested in the medicinal plants".

Uso racional de medicamentos a base de plantas. Guía de interacciones entre fitomedicamentos y fármacos de síntesis

Ana María Quílez, María Dolores García y María Teresa Sáenz han logrado compilar, en un volumen de mano, pensado para la consulta rápida, las interacciones más frecuentes entre fitomedicamentos y fármacos de síntesis. La obra, editada por la Fundación Farmacéutica Avenzoar, tiene el propósito de la utilidad inmediata en las oficinas de farmacia.

En la presentación de la obra se dice que su objetivo es "promover y facilitar entre los profesionales de la salud la indicación y prescripción de medicamentos a base de plantas".

Un cómodo sistema de fichas agrupado según la clasificación anatomopatológica del Consejo General de Farmacia permite la identificación, en función de los diversos grados de evidencia disponible, de una determinada interacción. Las tablas de interacciones adjudican un color a cada clasificación -Aparato Cardiovascular, Aparato Respiratorio, Aparato Locomotor, Sistema Nervioso, Aparato Digestivo y Aparato Genitourinario y Hormonas Sexuales-, asociada a una ficha que identifica el fitomediacamento, el grado de evidencia científica de la asociación, el nombre del fármaco de síntesis y el resultado de la interacción.


The Oxford American Handbook of Anesthesiology


Written by leading American practitioners, the book offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered.'The Oxford American Handbook of Anesthesiology' is a reliable manual that is geared for quick access, covering a full range of drug options and presenting guidelines for safe and effective patient care. At over 1100 pages in pocket format, it is comprehensive yet thin and light and also uses concise bulleted text, quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers on the ward.


Molecular Neuropharmacology


An accessible yet comprehensive handbook for students and professionals. Sporting a new, full-color look, Molecular Pharmacology is a highly readable primer on how brain chemistry relates to normal brain function. Inside, medical students will find key information about neurologic and psychiatric diseases and how to treat them, while novice neuroscientists will learn how the molecular mechanisms of proteins, messengers, and receptors affect the systems of an organism. In order to provide the most accessible tutorial available, the authors have included a greater number of photos than ever, as well as more concisely written content. Plus, fact boxes can be found throughout to help reinforce learning of complex subject matter. Divided into three sections-Fundamentals of Neuropharmacology, Neural Substrates or Drug Action, and Neuropharmacology of Specific Functions and Disorders, Molecular Pharmacology is ideal for those who need a quick, efficient lesson about treating neurologic diseases and disorders.


Medicinal Chemistry of Anticancer Drugs


Although many books are available that deal with clinical aspects of cancer chemotherapy, this book addresses the need for an updated treatment from the point of view of medicinal chemistry and drug design. Cytotoxic chemotherapy is gradually being supplemented by a new generation of drugs that recognize specific targets on the surface or inside cancer cells. These therapies are in their infancy, but they hold promise of more effective therapies with fewer side effects. Resistance to antitumour drugs is another important but normally neglected field. The focus of 'Medicinal Chemistry of Anticancer Drugs' is on the mechanism of action of antitumour drugs from the molecular point of view and on the relationship between chemical structure and chemical and biochemical reactivity of antitumour agents, aiming at the rationalization of the action of this type of drugs, which would allow the design of new active structures.


Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics

A collection of those situations based on the real experiences of practicingpharmacists.Every pharmacist, aware or not, is constantly making ethical choices. Sometimes these choices are dramatic, life-and-death decisions, but often they will be more subtle, less conspicuous choices that are nonetheless important. Assisted suicide, conscientious refusal, pain management, equitable and efficacious distribution of drug resources within institutions and managed care plans, confidentiality, and alternative and non-traditional therapies are among the issues that are of unique concern to pharmacists. One way of seeing the implications of such issues and the moral choices they pose is to look at the experiences of practitioners and the kinds of choices they have had to make in situations typically faced by pharmacists. This book is a collection of those situations based on the real experiences of practicing pharmacists. The use of case studies in health care ethics is not new, but in pharmacy it is. This text is an important teaching tool that will help pharmacy students and pharmacists address the increasing number of ethical problems arising in their profession. It is not merely a compilation of cases, but rather is organized for the systematic study of applied ethics. Part I shows how to distinguish ethical problems from other kinds of evaluative judgments and examines the sources of values in pharmacy, posing basic questions about the meaning and justification of ethical claims. Part II explores the basic principles of ethics as they have an impact on pharmacy. Specific cases from clinical settings present in a systematic way the various questions raised by each of the major ethical principles -- benefiting the patient, distributing resources justly, respecting autonomy, dealing honestly with patients, keeping promises of confidentiality, and avoiding harm. Part II examines some of the special problems of contemporary pharmacy such as the linkages between pharmaceutical care and professional practice, human experimentation, reproductive issues, genetic technology, death and dying, and mental health.


Introduction to the Pharmaceutical Sciences

This unique textbook provides an introductory, yet comprehensive overview of the pharmaceutical sciences. It is the first text of its kind to pursue an interdisciplinary approach in this area of study. Readers are introduced to basic concepts related to the specific disciplines in the pharmaceutical sciences, including pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and medicinal chemistry. In an easy-to-read writing style, the book provides readers with up-to-date information on pharmacogenomics and includes comprehensive coverage of industrial drug development and regulatory approval processes. Each chapter includes chapter outlines and critical-thinking exercises, as well as numerous tables and graphs. More than 160 illustrations complement the text.

Cronobiología, cronofarmacología, cronopatología


Ritmos biológicos en los seres vivos. Principios en cronofarmacología y cronopatología. Ritmo circadiano de vigilia y sueño. Cronodiagnóstico. Hipertensión arterial. Cronofarmacocinética. Enfermedades cardiovasculares. Cronocancerología. Crono-análisis de varias patologías. Obra respaldada por Novartis.

Brain. Damage and repair. From molecular research to clinical therapy


Monografía sobre el estado actual de conocimientos relativo al daño cerebral y su reparación. 


El siglo de la heroína


Análisis dirigido al público general sobre la historia, química, farmacología y usos terapéuticos de la heroína.


Magic Cancer Bullet. How a Tiny Orange Pill is Rewriting Medical History

El presidente y CEO de Novartis, Daniel Vasella, explica con la ayuda de Robert Slater, autor de business books de éxito, la historia del proceso de I+D que condujo a la aparición del imatinib (Glivec, Gleevec) para tratar la leucemia mieloide crónica.