It is our pleasure to introduce Dr. Jill S. Borchert and Dr. Douglas Slain as Section Editors for the Pharmacotherapy Casebook, 9th Edition. Dr. Borchert is Section Editor for Gastrointestinal and Renal Disorders; Dr. Slain is Section Editor for Infectious Diseases. We are indebted to them for their substantial contributions to this edition.
We would like to thank the 206 case and chapter authors from more than 100 schools of pharmacy, healthcare systems, and other institutions in the United States and Canada who contributed their scholarly efforts to this Casebook. We especially appreciate their diligence in meeting deadlines, adhering to the unique format of the Casebook, and providing up-to-date pharmacotherapy information. The next generation of healthcare practitioners will benefit from the willingness of these clinicians to share their expertise.
We would also like to thank the individuals at McGraw-Hill Professional whose cooperation, advice, and commitment were instrumental in maintaining the high standards of this publication: Michael Weitz, Peter Boyle, Barbara Holton, Laura Libretti, and James Shanahan. We appreciate the meticulous attention to composition and prepress detail provided by Preeti Tyagi and Aakriti Kathuria of Thomson Digital. Finally, we are grateful to our spouses, Donna Schwinghammer and Brad Bowman, for their understanding, support, and encouragement during the preparation of this new edition.
This edition is dedicated to the memory of W. Greg Leader and Amy Whitaker Rudenko—authors, colleagues, and friends.
Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, FAPhA, BCPS
Julia M. Koehler, PharmD, FCCP