Pharmacokinetics of intravenous linezolid in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma in neurointensive care patients with staphylococcal ventriculitis associated with external ventricular drains.

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The pharmacokinetic profile of linezolid in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in five neurointensive care patients with staphylococcal ventriculitis was studied. The mean area under concentration-time curve (+/- standard deviation) was 63 +/- 18.9 mg x h/liter, with a CSF-to-plasma ratio of 0.8 +/- 0.3. Times above MIC in CSF were 99.8% and 57.2% for pathogens with… (More)

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