Vancomycin Loading Doses in Morbidly Obese Patients

Song, Jessica C.
October 2009
Hospital Medicine Alert;Oct2009, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p62
The article presents a reprint of the article "Vancomycin Loading Doses in Morbidly Obese Patients," by doctor Jessica C. Song, which appeared in the September 2009 issue of "Infectious Disease Alert." Physiologic changes in morbidly obese patients can affect the dosing of antimicrobial agents, such as vancomycin. The pharmacokinetics and vancomycin dosage requirements may differ in obese patients than with non-obese patients.


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