Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Beta-lactam antibiotics in Critically Ill Patients: A Pilot Study Save

Date Added
September 9th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00086047
Researcher
P. brandon Bookstaver

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Keywords
Infectious Diseases
Summary

Intravenous beta-lactams are used in over 14 million patients annually. Many of these patients, especially those who are critically ill, have altered pharmacokinetics that may impact drug exposure. The inability to monitor serum concentrations routinely of these antibiotics limits our knowledge of appropriate dosing and may impact clinical outcomes. This project will be a pilot collaboration between Prisma Health Midlands Richland and the University of South Carolina to determine feasibility of a local TDM protocol. We will obtain two blood samples from 10 patients hospitalized in the ICU currently receiving one of the target agents (ceftriaxone, cefepime or piperacillin/tazobactam) and with positive cultures. These data will be research use only as part of the pilot evaluation and will not be used for clinical decision making.

Institution
Palmetto
Recruitment Contact
Jeannette Bouchard
8034342925
jbouchar@cop.sc.edu

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