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Equation of Pea et al for Estimating the Infusion Rate for Vancomycin in Critically-Ill Patients

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

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Pea et al developed an equation for determining the 24 hour infusion rate for vancomycin to critically-ill patients. They used this equation to develop 2 nomograms to provide a steady state concentration of 15 or 20 mg/L. The authors are from the University of Udine in Italy.

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