A review of vancomycin therapeutic drug monitoring recommendations in Scotland

Helgason, K.O. and Thomson, Alison H. and Ferguson, Craig (2008) A review of vancomycin therapeutic drug monitoring recommendations in Scotland. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 61 (6). pp. 1398-1399. ISSN 0305-7453

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Abstract

Letter regarding the therapeutic monitoring of vancomycin. Most clinicians would agree that the analysis of peak concentrations is of limited value due to both the pharmacodynamic (time-dependency) and pharmacokinetic (multiexponential decline) properties of vancomycin.1 However, there is still a lack of uniformity with respect to trough concentrations.