This new text provides the latest information on over-the-counter and prescription medications commonly used in athletics. It will help the reader review pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic principles and keep informed of the advances in a variety of medications for infections, skin conditions, pain and inflammation. The text has been expanded to include medications for diabetes and respiratory, gastrointestinal, circulatory and neurological conditions. It also includes numerous charts to give easy access to the indications, contraindications, side effects and adverse reactions for each type of medication. The new online course format features interactive case studies of virtual athletes to help apply knowledge of the various medications.
Michael C. Koester is a board-certified sports medicine specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. In addition to being a sports medicine physician, he is a certified athletic trainer and a member of the writing committee for NATA certification exams. Koester earned his BSc in athletic training from the University of Nevada in 1992 and then went on to obtain his MD from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1996. A sports medicine fellowship followed at Vanderbilt University and he most recently became board certified in 2006.