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Name: Therapeutic drug monitoring
Therapeutic drug monitoring is standard practice for the immunosuppressant tacrolimus (Tac). Venous blood sampling at outpatient clinics is time-consuming and impractical with regard to obtaining trou...
The introduction of imatinib, an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor, as first-line standard therapy in patients with unresectable, metastatic, or recurrent gastro-intestinal stromal tumor (GIST), strongly...
Autologous hemoderivative eye drops have a role in the management of persistent epithelial defects (PEDs), but their use may be limited by cost and availability. Finger-prick autologous blood (FAB) tr...
Automatic lancets have been reported to be superior to manual lancets in terms of pain and treatment time. However, no studies have yet been published comparing automatic lancet and needle puncture he...
Ciclosporin A (CsA) is an immunosuppressive drug used in organs and tissues transplantations (kidney, heart, liver, bone marrow ...) to prevent rejection, and in different autoimmune or in...
Repeated 12-hour pharmacokinetic (PK) investigations in renal transplant recipients for parallel sampling of standard venous bloods samples and finger prick micro samples (Mitra tips). Pri...
The role of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) in clozapine dose adjustment have been debated. Blood samples for s-clozapine monitoring should be drawn 12 hours post dose. The scope of thi...
This is a feasibility study that will assess the efficacy of using autologous blood to treat moderate to severe dry mouth. Dry mouth has been estimated to affect up to 64.8% of the general...
Observational, multi-centre, prospective study to investigate the feasibility of centralized TDM of moxifloxacin and levofloxacin in MDR-TB patients by determining turn-around time between...
Sampling of blood levels of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) by withdrawal of blood from the inferior petrosal sinus. The inferior petrosal sinus arises from the cavernous sinus and runs to the internal jugular vein. Sampling of blood at this level is a valuable tool in the differential diagnosis of Cushing disease, Cushing syndrome, and other adrenocortical diseases.
An integrated nano-scale approach to MEDICINE which involves concurrent diagnosis, drug delivery, therapy, and monitoring of therapeutic response.
The continuous measurement of physiological processes, blood pressure, heart rate, renal output, reflexes, respiration, etc., in a patient or experimental animal; includes pharmacologic monitoring, the measurement of administered drugs or their metabolites in the blood, tissues, or urine.
The determination of oxygen-hemoglobin saturation of blood either by withdrawing a sample and passing it through a classical photoelectric oximeter or by electrodes attached to some translucent part of the body like finger, earlobe, or skin fold. It includes non-invasive oxygen monitoring by pulse oximetry.
A sampling methodology using small sample sizes when conducting surveys in small geographical or population-based areas or lots.
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...
Acne Dermatology Eczema Psoriasis Wound Care Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders (Oxford Medical Dictionary). As well as studying how the skin works, dermatology covers...