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Pharmacokinetics and Dialytic Clearance of Ceftazidime-Avibactam in a Critically Ill Patient on Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 Jul;61(7)



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2-s2.0-85022091860   25 Citations


Ceftazidime-avibactam administered at 1.25 g every 8 h was used to treat multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia in a critically ill patient on continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH). Prefiltration plasma drug concentrations of ceftazidime and avibactam were measured at 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 h along with postfiltration and ultrafiltrate concentrations at h 2 and h 6. Plasma pharmacokinetic parameters of ceftazidime and avibactam, respectively, were as follows: maximum plasma concentration (Cmax), 61.10 and 14.54 mg/liter; minimum plasma concentration (Cmin), 31.96 and 8.45 mg/liter; half-life (t1/2), 6.07 and 6.78 h; apparent volume of distribution at the steady state (Vss), 27.23 and 30.81 liters; total clearance at the steady state (CLss), 2.87 and 2.95 liters/h; area under the concentration-time curve from 0 to 8 h (AUC0-8), 347.87 and 85.69 mg ยท h/liter. Concentrations of ceftazidime in plasma exceeded the ceftazidime-avibactam MIC (6 mg/liter) throughout the 8-h dosing interval. Mean CVVH extraction ratios for ceftazidime and avibactam were 14.44% and 11.53%, respectively, and mean sieving coefficients were 0.96 and 0.93, respectively. The calculated mean clearance of ceftazidime by CVVH was 1.64 liters/h and for avibactam was 1.59 liters/h, representing 57.1% of the total clearance of ceftazidime and 54.3% of the total clearance of avibactam. Further data that include multiple patients and dialysis modes are needed to verify the optimal ceftazidime-avibactam dosing strategy during critical illness and CVVH.

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Wenzler E, Bunnell KL, Bleasdale SC, Benken S, Danziger LH, Rodvold KA


Kristen B. Bresnehan PharmD Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy Administration department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Azabicyclo Compounds
Critical Illness
Drug Combinations
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Pseudomonas aeruginosa