Acute Kidney Injury Pharmacokinetic Changes and Its Impact on Drug Prescription
AbstractAcute kidney injury (AKI) is a common problem in hospitalized patients that is associated with significant morbid-mortality. The impact of kidney disease on the excretion of drugs eliminated by glomerular filtration and tubular secretion is well established, as well as the requirement for drug dosage adjustment in impaired kidney function patients. However, since impaired kidney function is associated with decreased activity of several hepatic and gastrointestinal drug-metabolizing enzymes and transporters, drugs doses adjustment only based on kidney alteration could be insufficient in AKI. In addition, there are significant pharmacokinetics changes in protein binding, serum amino acid levels, liver, kidney, and intestinal metabolism in AKI, thus the determination of plasma drug concentrations is a very useful tool for monitoring and dose adjustment in AKI patients. In conclusion, there are many pharmacokinetics changes that should be taken into account in order to perform appropriate drug prescriptions in AKI patients. View Full-Text
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Blanco, V.E.; Hernandorena, C.V.; Scibona, P.; Belloso, W.; Musso, C.G. Acute Kidney Injury Pharmacokinetic Changes and Its Impact on Drug Prescription. Healthcare 2019, 7, 10.
Blanco VE, Hernandorena CV, Scibona P, Belloso W, Musso CG. Acute Kidney Injury Pharmacokinetic Changes and Its Impact on Drug Prescription. Healthcare. 2019; 7(1):10.Chicago/Turabian Style
Blanco, Victoria E.; Hernandorena, Carolina V.; Scibona, Paula; Belloso, Waldo; Musso, Carlos G. 2019. "Acute Kidney Injury Pharmacokinetic Changes and Its Impact on Drug Prescription." Healthcare 7, no. 1: 10.
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