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Loading Dose of an Aminoglycoside for an Obese Patient

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Obese patients (people whose body weight is 125% of the ideal body weight) should be dosed by weight based on a value between their actual weight and the ideal body weight (lean body weight). This adjustment relates to the volume of distribution for the antibiotic.

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