The editors would like to thank the 223 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 PPCP casebook format, and providing up-to-date pharmacotherapy information. The next generation of healthcare practitioners will benefit from their willingness to share their expertise.
We also thank the individuals at McGraw Hill whose cooperation, guidance, and commitment were instrumental in maintaining the high standards of this publication, especially Michael Weitz, Melinda Avelar, and Peter Boyle. We appreciate the meticulous attention to composition provided by Nitesh Sharma, Senior Project Manager at KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. Finally, we are grateful to our spouses for their understanding, support, and encouragement during the preparation of this new edition.
Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, FAPhA
Julia M. Koehler, PharmD, FCCP
Jill S. Borchert, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, FCCP
Douglas Slain, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FASHP
Sharon K. Park, PharmD, BCPS