[Therapeutic monitoring of intravenous vancomycin in a pediatric critical care unit].

@article{Villena2014TherapeuticMO,
  title={[Therapeutic monitoring of intravenous vancomycin in a pediatric critical care unit].},
  author={Rodolfo Villena and Claudio Alejandro Gonz{\'a}lez and M Elisa Nalegach and Alexandra V{\'a}squez and Marcela Villareal and Michele Drago},
  journal={Revista chilena de infectologia : organo oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={249-53}
}
BACKGROUND In critically ill pediatric patients vancomycin distribution and elimination is altered underscoring the need for pharmacokinetic monitoring; however the therapeutic trough ranges have not been validated for children. OBJECTIVE To describe the pharmacokinetics of intravenous vancomycin in critically ill pediatric patients using plasmatic vancomycin monitoring. METHODS Retrospective, descriptive study performed in a paediatric critical care unit. Vancomycin serum levels (Cmin and… CONTINUE READING
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