The new edition of this case-based learning tool will enhance your skills in clinical lab test interpretation. It provides fundamentals of interpreting lab test results not only for pharmacy students, but also for practitioners as an aid in assessing patient drug-treatment responses. It is the only text written by and for pharmacists and provides case studies and practical information on patient therapy. New to the fourth edition are: three new chapters including new information on men's health, women's health, and pharmacogenomics and laboratory tests; mini-cases embedded in each chapter that provide therapy-related examples and reinforce important points made in the text; 'Quickview Charts' that give an overview of important clinical information including reference ranges and critical values; and, 'Learning Points' that focus on a clinical application of a major concept present in the chapter.
Mary Lee, Pharm. D., BCPS, FCCP, is Vice President, Chief Academic Officer for Pharmacy and Health Sciences Education, Midwestern University, and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Lee graduated with BS in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1976 and 1979, respectively, and completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1977. She joined the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1979, where she served as director of the drug information center and then clinical pharmacist to the urological surgery service at the hospital. In 1985, she was promoted to associate professor and from 1985-1990, she served as assistant dean of student affairs. In 1994, she became associate dean of Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy; and in 1998, she became dean. She served as dean of the College from 1998 through 2006. Dr. Lee has published over 100 research manuscripts, book chapters, review articles, and short reports in peer-reviewed publications. She has served as an elected officer on the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Board of Regents, chair of the Clinical Section, American Pharmaceutical Association, Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, and as chair or member of numerous committees of APhA, ACCP, and state pharmacy associations. She is considered an expert on pharmacological issues in urological diseases, has earned board certification in pharmacotherapy, has won numerous teaching awards, and is an invited speaker for many national and international meetings.