Monitoring of Therapeutic Drug

Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is a branch of clinical chemistry and clinical pharmacology that specializes in the measurement of medication concentrations in blood. Its main focus is on drugs with a narrow therapeutic range, i.e. drugs that can easily be under- or overdosed. In other words, TDM refers to the individualization of drug dosage by maintaining plasma or blood drug concentrations within a targeted therapeutic range or window.

The basic assumptions underlying therapeutic drug monitoring are that drug metabolism varies from patient to patient and that the plasma level of a drug is more closely related to the drugs therapeutic effect or toxicity than is the dosage. By combining the knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, TDM enables the assessment of the efficacy and safety of a particular medication in a variety of clinical settings.

 

High Impact List of Articles

 

Recommended Conferences

  • 3rd World Congress on Public Health & Nutrition
    Theme: Impediment to Exploration of Public Health Challenges in Globalizing World
    February 26-28, 2018 London, UK
  • International Conference on Internal Medicine
    Theme: Revealing Advancements in Internal Medicine and Health Care
    May 21-22, 2018 Osaka, Japan
  • 24th World Cardiology Conference
    Theme: Gathering the Newborn Advances in Cardiology
    17-18 September,2018 Hong Kong
  • 7th International Conference on Clinical Trials.
    September 24-26, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois, USA
Flyer image