Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Administered Intravenously in Intensive Care Patients With Normal Renal Function and With Renal Hyperfiltration
At the intensive care unit (ICU) fluoroquinolone antibiotics, like levofloxacin, are frequently used for the treatment of infections.
Adequate blood levels are required for a good efficacy of the antibiotic. Due to the fact that levofloxacin is almost completely eliminated renally, the blood levels for this antibiotic are strongly influenced by the renal function. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of levofloxacin in patients with hyperfiltration, in comparison with critically ill patients with normal renal function.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
intravenous administration of levofloxacin
Not yet recruiting
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01109823
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Immunoglobulin preparations used in intravenous infusion, containing primarily IMMUNOGLOBULIN G. They are used to treat a variety of diseases associated with decreased or abnormal immunoglobulin levels including pediatric AIDS; primary HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA; SCID; CYTOMEGALOVIRUS infections in transplant recipients, LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA, CHRONIC; Kawasaki syndrome, infection in neonates, and IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA.
The administration of medication or fluid through a needle directly into the bone marrow. The technique is especially useful in the management of pediatric emergencies when intravenous access to the systemic circulation is difficult.
The long-term (minutes to hours) administration of a fluid into the vein through venipuncture, either by letting the fluid flow by gravity or by pumping it.
Administration of a drug or chemical by the individual under the direction of a physician. It includes administration clinically or experimentally, by human or animal.
Intravenous anesthetics that induce a state of sedation, immobility, amnesia, and marked analgesia. Subjects may experience a strong feeling of dissociation from the environment. The condition produced is similar to NEUROLEPTANALGESIA, but is brought about by the administration of a single drug. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed)