Monitoring of serum aminoglycoside levels with once-daily dosing

Paterson, David L., Rosson, Jennifer M.B., Wagener, Marilyn M. and Peters, Michael (1998) Monitoring of serum aminoglycoside levels with once-daily dosing. Pathology, 30 3: 289-294. doi:10.1080/00313029800169466

Author Paterson, David L.
Rosson, Jennifer M.B.
Wagener, Marilyn M.
Peters, Michael
Title Monitoring of serum aminoglycoside levels with once-daily dosing
Journal name Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-3025
Publication date 1998-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00313029800169466
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 289
End page 294
Total pages 6
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract There is considerable confusion as to how to monitor serum aminoglycoside levels when using once-daily dosing. At least five methods are in use in Australia. We prospectively assessed 100 consecutive once-daily courses of gentamicin or tobramycin, during which 120 pre-dose and 213 sets of immediate post-dose and six hour post-dose levels were taken. By using the six hour post-dose level we were able to compare dosage recommendations made using methods known as ALADDIN, DOSECALC and the Australian Antibiotic Guidelines nomogram (AAGN). There were statistically significant differences in the doses recommended by each method. When comparing each of the three methods, at least 25% of dosage recommendations differed by more than 80 mg per dose. Although we have not been able to determine the clinical significance of these differences, we are concerned that methods used in dosage adjustment of aminoglycosides differ so widely in their recommendations. Presumably the ALADDIN method, which utilises two post-dose levels to determine an area under aminoglycoside concentration-time curve, gives more accurate pharmacokinetic information than methods which rely on a single level. Comparative cost-effectiveness studies of different methods, although in practice difficult to perform, should be undertaken to resolve the optimal management of patients receiving aminoglycosides once-daily.
Keyword Aminoglycosides
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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