• Pharmacokinetics – Part 1: Topical and Systemic Drugs
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    Pharmacokinetics – Part 1: Topical and Systemic Drugs

    Pharmacokinetics: Topical and systemic drugs Have you heard of the saying: “Pharmacokinetics is what the body does to a drug; pharmacodynamics is what a drug does to the body”? This interplay between the body and drug is what we’d like to depict in this Chalk Talk series. First, we’ll start with two episodes on pharmacokinetics, looking at what the body does to a drug when it’s absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted. Five phases can be differentiated in this process. These are commonly referred to as LADME. L stands for liberation, the process by which a drug is released from its dosage form. A represents the absorption of a drug into…

  • Eczema in Children – Pediatrics | Lecturio
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    Eczema in Children – Pediatrics | Lecturio

    In this lecture we’re going to discuss Eczema in Children, which is not only the rash that itches but also the itch that rashes because itching it is no good. This is a remarkable problem worldwide affecting between 5 and 20% of children and it involves both genetics and environment. So when you’re encountering a patient where there is a history of potential eczema, you want to ask not only about family history but also about that child’s history in terms of having both allergic disease, whether they have food allergy which is incredibly common in patients with eczema and up to a third and whether they have a history…