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Compendium of Therapeutics for Minor Ailments Authors

The Compendium of Therapeutics for Minor Ailments contains unparalleled Canadian-specific content written and reviewed by Canadian expert physicians and pharmacists and managed by CPhA editors.
 

Communicating with Patients

Effective Patient Interactions
Barbara J Farrell, BScPhm, PharmD, ACPR, FCSHP

Facilitating Behaviour Change
Lisa Dolovich, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc

Triage and Assessment of the Self-Treating Consumer
Nardine Nakhla, PharmD

Psychiatric Conditions

Insomnia
Ric Procyshyn, BSc(Pharm), MSc, PharmD, PhD
Alasdair Barr, PhD

Depression
Ric Procyshyn, BSc(Pharm), MSc, PharmD, PhD
Alasdair Barr, PhD

Smoking Cessation 
Kristine L. Petrasko, BScPharm, CRE
Manjit K. Bains, BScPharm

Central Nervous System Conditions

Headache
Irene Worthington, RPh, BScPhm

Fever
Yvonne M Shevchuk, BSP, PharmD, FCSHP

Heat-Related Disorders
Dorothy Tscheng, BScPhm, CGP, RPh

Vertigo and Dizziness
Yvonne M Shevchuk, BSP, PharmD, FCSHP

Tinnitus
Yvonne M Shevchuk, BSP, PharmD, FCSHP

Eye Care

Assessment of Patients with Eye Conditions
Anne M Friesen, Bsc(Pharm), MSc

Eyelid Conditions: Hordeolum, Chalazion and Blepharitis
Anne M Friesen, Bsc(Pharm), MSc

Conjunctivitis
Anne M Friesen, Bsc(Pharm), MSc

Dry Eye
Anne M Friesen, Bsc(Pharm), MSc

Contact Lens Care
Ken Gellatly, OD, FAAO
David S. Wing, BSP, MS, MBA

Ear Conditions

Assessment of Patients with Hearing Loss, Ear Pain and Ear Drainage
Yvonne M Shevchuk, BSP, PharmD, FCSHP

Otitis Media and Otitis Externa
Yvonne M Shevchuk, BSP, PharmD, FCSHP

Impacted Earwax
Yvonne M Shevchuk, BSP, PharmD, FCSHP

Complications Affecting the Ear: Ear Piercing, Foreign Bodies and Barotrauma
Yvonne M Shevchuk, BSP, PharmD, FCSHP

Respiratory Conditions

Assessment of Patients with Upper Respiratory Tract Symptoms
Daniel J. Thirion, BPharm, Msc, PharmD, FCSHP

Allergic Rhinitis
Jennifer Kendrick, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD

Viral Rhinitis, Influenza, Sinusitis and Pharyngitis
Daniel J. Thirion, BPharm, Msc, PharmD, FCSHP

Acute Cough
Daniel J. Thirion, BPharm, Msc, PharmD, FCSHP

Metabolic and Cardiovascular Conditions

Lifestyle Management and Disease Prevention
Maria Gutschi, BSc, PharmD

Diabetes Care
Lori MacCallum, BScPhm, PharmD

Diabetes Care Devices
Ron Silver, BSc, BScPharm

Gastrointestinal Conditions

Assessment of Patients with Abdominal Pain
Peter Thomson, BSc(Pharm), PharmD

Nausea and Vomiting
Christine A. Hughes, BScPharm, PharmD, FCSHP

Constipation
Jane A. Bowles-Jordan, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR, CDE

Diarrhea
Antonietta Forrester, BscPhm, RPh

Dyspepsia and GERD
Co Q D Pham, BSc, BA, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD

Gastrointestinal Gas
Co Q D Pham, BSc, BA, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lynette R. Kosar, BSP, MSc(Pharm)

Infant Colic
Shelita Dattani, BSc, BscPhm, PharmD

Perianal Symptom Assessment
Joyce Chan, BScPhm, ACPR, MS, PharmD, BCSP(AQ Cardiology)

Hemorrhoids
Joyce Chan, BScPhm, ACPR, MS, PharmD, BCSP(AQ Cardiology)

Pinworms
Joyce Chan, BScPhm, ACPR, MS, PharmD, BCSP(AQ Cardiology)

Ostomy Care
Marie Berry, BSc(Pharm), BA, LLB

Nutrition

Infant Nutrition
Joan Brennan-Donnan, BASc, RD

Weight Management
Shirley A Heschuk, BScPharm, MSc(Pharmacology)

Special Diets
Shirley A Heschuk, BScPharm, MSc(Pharmacology)

Sports Nutrition
Shirley A Heschuk, BScPharm, MSc(Pharmacology)

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Osteoporosis
Lalitha Raman-Wilms, BScPhm, PharmD, FCSHP
Anne Marie Whelan, FCSHP, PharmD, BSc Pharm

Low Back Pain
Kelly A. Grindrod, BScPharm, PharmD, MSc
Carlo Marra, PharmD, PhD,
Jason Kielly, B.Sc.(Pharm), PharmD, FCSHP

Osteoarthritis
Kelly A. Grindrod, BScPharm, PharmD, MSc
Carlo Marra, PharmD, PhD,
Jason Kielly, B.Sc.(Pharm), PharmD, FCSHP

Sports Injuries
Lily Lum, BScPharm, CSPI

Drug Use and Abuse in Sports
Lily Lum, BScPharm, CSPI

Foot Conditions

Foot Symptom Assessment
Anne I. Mallin, RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, CDE

Athlete's Foot
Anne I. Mallin, RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, CDE

Corns, Calluses, Bunions and Ingrown Toenails
Anne I. Mallin, RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, CDE

Plantar Warts
Anne I. Mallin, RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, CDE

Dermatologic Conditions

A Summary of Common Skin Conditions
Penny Miller, BSc(Pharm), MA

Atopic, Contact, and Stasis Dermatitis
Debra Sibbald, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR, MA (Adult Education), PhD (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)

Diaper Dermatitis
Debra Sibbald, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR, MA (Adult Education), PhD (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)

Psoriasis
Debra Sibbald, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR, MA (Adult Education), PhD (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)

Dandruff and Seborrhea
Debra Sibbald, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR, MA (Adult Education), PhD (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)

Acne
Debra Sibbald, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR, MA (Adult Education), PhD (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)

Perspiration and Body Odour
Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA

Hair Care and Hair Growth
Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA

Dry Skin
Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA

Prevention and Treatment of Sun-Induced Skin Damage
Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA

Drug-Induced Skin Reactions
Sandra Knowles, RPh, ACPR, BScPhm

Viral Skin Rashes
Sandra Knowles, RPh, ACPR, BScPhm

Bacterial Skin Infections: Impetigo, Furuncles and Carbuncles
Penny Miller, BSc(Pharm), MA

Fungal Skin Infections
Penny Miller, BSc(Pharm), MA

Fungal Nail Infections (Onychomycosis)
Penny Miller, BSc(Pharm), MA

Viral Skin Infections
Penny Miller, BSc(Pharm), MA

Parasitic Skin Infections
Penny Miller, BSc(Pharm), MA

Insect Bites and Stings
Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA

Minor Cuts and Wounds
Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA

Burns
Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA

Frostbite
Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA

Dressings
Marie Berry, BSc(Pharm), BA, LLB

Reproductive, Gynecologic and Genitourinary Health

Male Sexual Dysfunction
Thomas A. Smiley, BScPhm, PharmD

Urinary Incontinence
Cheryl A Sadowski, BSc(Pharm), PharmD

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Associated Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Cheryl A Sadowski, BSc(Pharm), PharmD

Vaginal Symptoms, Hygiene and Infections
Laura-Lynn Pollock, BSc(Pharm), RPh, NARTC Dip AC

Dysmenorrhea
Thomas E. Brown, BScPhm, PharmD

Premenstrual Syndrome
Thomas E. Brown, BScPhm, PharmD

Contraception
Anne Marie Whelan, FCSHP, PharmD, BSc Pharm

Menopause and Perimenopause
Thomas E. Brown, BScPhm, PharmD

Prenatal and Postpartum Care
Carla Dillon, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD

Pregnancy and Fertility Testing
Marie Berry, BSc(Pharm), BA, LLB

Dental Care

Teething
Michelle Bourassa, BPharm, Msc, DMD

Oral Hygiene, Dental Plaque and Caries
Michelle Bourassa, BPharm, Msc, DMD

Periodontal Conditions: Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Michelle Bourassa, BPharm, Msc, DMD

Dental Conditions
Michelle Bourassa, BPharm, Msc, DMD

Mouth Conditions

Aphthous Ulcers (Canker Sores)
Adeline Chau Markarian, BSc(Pharm), ACPR

Cold Sores (Herpes Labialis)
James Conklin, BSc(Pharm), ACPR

Halitosis
Shirin Abadi, BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD

Oral Candidiasis
Karen Wlock, BScPharm

Dry Mouth
Victoria Kletas, BScPharm, MSc

General Appendices

Medical Devices and Aids to Daily Living
Marie Berry, BSc(Pharm), BA, LLB

Home Testing
Marie Berry, BSc(Pharm), BA, LLB

Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Cynthia Richard, BSc(Pharm), PhD
Paul Spagnuolo, PhD

Information for the Traveller
Mark F. Kearney, BScH, BScPharm, MSc(Pharmacology)

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Nonprescription Therapy for Common Conditions
Myla Moretti, MSc

Nutritional Supplements
Maria Gutschi, BSc, PharmD