Approach for Optimizing Meropenem Therapy in Intubated and Mechanically-Ventilated, Adult Patients With Severe Gram-Negative Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

2019-04-17 12:55:22 | BioPortfolio


Antibacterial drugs are facing increasing limitations in terms of effectiveness due to emergence resistance. Improved antibacterial drug monitoring approaches are particularly needed in nosocomial infections occurring in ICU patients, including ventilator-associated pneumonia and ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis, where decreased susceptibility of the etiological organisms is observed worldwide and pharmacokinetic alterations frequently observed.

No routine drug monitoring is available for betalactams at the point of care in a useful time frame (i.e., within a few hours after having collected the blood specimens).

The purpose of this study is to compare MON4STRAT approach for reaching and maintaining a meropenem pre-determined PK-PD target when compared to conventional meropenem dose.

Study Design


Lower Respiratory Tract Infection


MON4STRAT Strategy, Control group


Université Libre de Bruxelles




Fundacion para la Investigacion Biomedica del Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal

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