Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy

Authors: Browning, David J.

  • First dedicated text on clinical management of ocular toxicity of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine
  • Written for the practicing ophthalmologist, rheumatologist, dermatologist, and internist
  • Different treatment guidelines from around the world presented
  • Covers fundamentals, including pharmacology, toxicology, toxicity screening and evolution of the drugs' use
  • Lays out important financial and medico-legal considerations, including coding and reimbursement and the clinician’s legal responsibility
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About this book

Malpractice settlements are large for undetected hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine toxicity which, if untreated, can lead to permanent loss of central vision. Knowledge of the ocular toxicity of these drugs has increased during the past fifty years as their use has expanded. Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy is the first single-source book on the subject and is essential for the practicing ophthalmologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and internists who prescribe these drugs. It covers clinical topics such as signs and symptoms of toxicity, toxicity screening, ancillary testing, to whom and why the drugs are prescribed and dosing considerations. Additionally, the book addresses practice management considerations, including coding, reimbursement and equipment costs, and the medico-legal responsibilities of the rheumatologist and of the ophthalmologist. Guidelines for the management of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine vary around the world and differences between the guidelines of the United Kingdom, the United States, and other countries are identified. The book concludes with a collection of case examples illustrating common clinical scenarios and their management. This book is a “must-have” resource for physicians who use these drugs.

About the authors

David J. Browning, MD, PhD is an ophthalmologist with a PhD in pharmacology and is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He has published two books with Springer, Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinal Vein Occlusions.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Preclinical Foundations: Relevant Anatomy and Physiology

    Browning, David J.

    Pages 1-34

  • Pharmacology of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

    Browning, David J.

    Pages 35-63

  • Toxicology of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine and the Pathology of the Retinopathy They Cause

    Browning, David J.

    Pages 65-83

  • Definitions of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy

    Browning, David J.

    Pages 85-94

  • Epidemiology of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy

    Browning, David J.

    Pages 95-106

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0597-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0596-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4733-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0597-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0597-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0596-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4733-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 291
Number of Illustrations and Tables
113 illustrations in colour
Topics