• Medicine
  • Published in Therapie 2011

[Level of evidence for therapeutic drug monitoring of vancomycin].

  title={[Level of evidence for therapeutic drug monitoring of vancomycin].},
  author={Mohamed Larbi Jelassi and Amine Benlmouden and Sandrine Lefeuvre and Jean-Luc Mainardi and Eliane M. Billaud},
  volume={66 1},
Vancomycin is an antibiotic for exclusive hospital use administrated in intravenous infusion to treat systemic infections. It is mainly eliminated by kidneys and potentially nephrotoxic. Data available show that Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) of vancomycin is highly recommended. It aims to ensure efficacy and avoid resistance by maintaining trough plasma concentrations above the MIC. Secondary, vancomycine TDM may be indicated to prevent nephrotoxicity in high risk patients. TDM is often… CONTINUE READING