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Prospective evaluation of the dosing regimen of vancomycin in children of different weights

  • At: 2011 FIP Congress in Hyderabad (India)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HADAD, Salim (Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel)
  • Co-author(s): Nassar, Laila (Pharmacy service. Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel)
    Hadad, Salim (2. Division of Pharmacy. Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel)
    Krivoy, Norberto (Clinical Pharmacology Institute, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel)
    Gefen, Aharon (Pediatric Hematology Department, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel)
    Shachor-Meyouhas, Yael (Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Meyer Pediatric Hospital, Rambam Health Care, Haifa, Israel)
    Kassis, Imad (Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Meyer Pediatric Hospital, Rambam Health Care, Haifa, Israel)
  • Abstract:

    Introduction: Limited data is available regarding the pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics and optimal dosing of most antimicrobials for obese patients. Estimation of volume of distribution (Vd) and clearance (CL) is essential for determining appropriate dosing. Higher trough levels of vancomycin (Vn) are suggested for better outcomes and

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Last update 4 October 2019

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