In morbidly obese adults, should antibiotic dosing regimens be adjusted to achieve the same level of effectiveness compared with normal-weight adults?

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In morbidly obese adults, should antibiotic dosing regimens be adjusted to achieve the same level of effectiveness compared with normal-weight adults?

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Title: In morbidly obese adults, should antibiotic dosing regimens be adjusted to achieve the same level of effectiveness compared with normal-weight adults?
Author: Pugh, Annette; Nguyen, Thang; Aspy, Cheryl B.
Keywords: pharmacokinetic calculations
plasma concentration
Date: 2011-11
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 14(11): 11.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Antibiotic pharmacology is altered in obese and morbidly obese patients. However, the effect varies according to the compound, so no general rules can be applied to dosing adjustment. In addition, the clinical outcomes of dose adjustments have not been studied.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/12129

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