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Children 2017, 4(9), 79; doi:10.3390/children4090079

Assessment of Initial Vancomycin Dosing in Pediatric Oncology Patients

Department of Pharmacy, Norton Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Department of Pharmacy, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, 6411 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Department of Pharmacy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
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Academic Editor: Paul Nathan
Received: 3 August 2017 / Revised: 23 August 2017 / Accepted: 23 August 2017 / Published: 28 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Oncology and Hematology)
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This was a retrospective audit assessing vancomycin dosing of 60 mg/kg/day in the attainment of therapeutic concentrations between 10–20 mcg/mL among 56 pediatric oncology patients. Twelve patients (21%) achieved therapeutic concentrations of 10–20 mcg/mL, while 44 patients (79%) obtained trough levels below 10 mcg/mL despite the addition of nephrotoxic agents. View Full-Text
Keywords: vancomycin; pediatrics; oncology; pharmacokinetics vancomycin; pediatrics; oncology; pharmacokinetics
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Orr, H.; Trone, D.; Elder, J.; Raj, A. Assessment of Initial Vancomycin Dosing in Pediatric Oncology Patients. Children 2017, 4, 79.

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