Abstract:This grand round describes the case of a patient who received 10 grams (143.5 mg/kg) of vancomycin every 24 hours via continuous infusion, in whom the highest observed level was only 15.4 mg/L. Despite subtherapeutic levels, renal impairment was encountered, which resolved after the discontinuation of vancomycin. Glomerular hyperfiltration was found through nuclear glomerular filtration rate measurement, which likely explains the need for high doses (>6 grams per 24 hours continuous infusion) without reaching therapeutic serum levels.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Therapeutic Drug Monitoring|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2023|