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Antibiotic dosing for multidrug-resistant pathogen pneumonia

Abdul Aziz, Mohd. Hafiz and Lipman, Jeffrey and Roberts, Jason A. (2017) Antibiotic dosing for multidrug-resistant pathogen pneumonia. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 30 (2). pp. 231-239. ISSN 0951-7375 E-ISSN 1473-6527

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Purpose of review Nosocomial pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens is increasing in the ICU, and these infections are negatively associated with patient outcomes. Optimization of antibiotic dosing has been suggested as a key intervention to improve clinical outcomes in patients with nosocomial pneumonia. This review describes the recent pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic data relevant to antibiotic dosing for nosocomial pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens. Recent findings Optimal antibiotic treatment is challenging in critically ill patients with nosocomial pneumonia; most dosing guidelines do not consider the altered physiology and illness severity associated with severe lung infections. Antibiotic dosing can be guided by plasma drug concentrations, which do not reflect the concentrations at the site of infection. The application of aggressive dosing regimens, in accordance to the antibiotic's pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic characteristics, may be required to ensure rapid and effective drug exposure in infected lung tissues. Summary Conventional antibiotic dosing increases the likelihood of therapeutic failure in critically ill patients with nosocomial pneumonia. Alternative dosing strategies, which exploit the pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic properties of an antibiotic, should be strongly considered to ensure optimal antibiotic exposure and better therapeutic outcomes in these patients. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 6561/56003
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotics, dosing, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, resistance
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 15:43
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2018 07:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56003

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