Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Administered Intravenously in Intensive Care Patients With Normal Renal Function and With Renal Hyperfiltration

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Summary

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Infection

Intervention

intravenous administration of levofloxacin

Location

University Ghent
Ghent
Belgium

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University Ghent

Results (where available)

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