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Dosing Aminoglycosides in Renal Failure Using the Method of Sarubbi and Hull

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

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Description:

For the selected aminoglycoside, administer a loading dose to provide peak serum levels. The Ideal Body Weight is recommended for calculating the loading dose, rather than the actual weight, because of the low therapeutic index for the aminoglycosides. For obese patients, a body weight between the ideal and actual body weight is used (see below).

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