Pharmacokinetics in critical care: PowerPoint presentation

This presentation entitled “Applied Pharmacokinetics in the Adult Critically Ill” is oriented to show pharmacokinetics concepts that are relevant to the ICU. Some of them are: First pass metabolism Patients in whom oral administration should be avoided P-glycoprotein (P-gp) Relevance of drug distribution in compartments Context specific half life Cytochrome 450 Pharmacogenetics Pharmacotherapy in critical […]

P-glycoprotein: animation showing its role in chemotherapy resistance

Some introductory information about MDR1, the protein that mediates resistance to chemotherapeutic agents, from Wikipedia: P-glycoprotein (plasma gycoprotein, abbreviated as P-gp or Pgp) is a well-characterized ABC-transporter of the MDR/TAP subfamily. P-gp is also called ABCB1, ATP-binding cassette sub-family B member 1, MDR1, and PGY1. P-glycoprotein has also recently been designated CD243 (cluster of differentiation 243). […]

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