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Advantages of Vancomycin continuous infusion and Traditional AMG dosing

Advantages of Vancomycin continuous infusion and Traditional AMG dosing

Prof.Brown reveals the potential advantages of vancomycin continuous infusion, including no trough level monitoring.

He also mentions that dosing by a continuous infusion is very common in Europe, but not in the United States or Asia.

Besides, we can learn traditional Aminoglycoside dosing, called SID. Similar to Vancomycin dosing, we decide the dose by body weight, and adjust the frequency based on the creatinine clearance. However, our primary target includes the peak and trough concentration this time.

Do you use vancomycin continuous infusion very often? And what is your opinion? Please share your opinion below.


Prof. Daniel L. Brown

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