Continuous infusion of vancomycin in neonates

Anisa D. Patel, Dhullipala Anand, Carol Lucas, Alison Thomson

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Abstract

A one year, retrospective audit of intermittent vancomycin therapy within the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, found that only 33% of 984 vancomycin trough levels were within the British National Formulary for children (BNFc) target range of 10–15 mg/l and 25% were <10 mg/l. A detailed, prospective review of 20 courses (15 patients) over one month, while using the same dosing guidelines, highlighted that only 23 of 50 concentration measurements (46%) were within the target range and 20% were <10 mg/l, even though the initial doses used (table 1) were higher than those recommended by the BNFc. Dose adjustments were common and up to 80 mg/kg/day was often required for older infants. Appropriate interpretation of concentration results was compromised …
LanguageEnglish
Pages478-479
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume98
Issue number6
Early online date30 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2013

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  • vancomycin
  • pharmacokinetics
  • neonates

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Patel, Anisa D. ; Anand, Dhullipala ; Lucas, Carol ; Thomson, Alison. / Continuous infusion of vancomycin in neonates. In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2013 ; Vol. 98, No. 6. pp. 478-479.
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