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Chemotherapy. 1989;35(1):1-6.

Multivariate analysis of aminoglycoside levels in hemodialysis patients.

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Freie Universit├Ąt, Klinikum Steglitz, Berlin.

Abstract

Multivariate discriminant analysis was performed on data for 50 consecutive hemodialysis patients who had received aminoglycoside treatment because of severe bacterial infections. The 10 of the 60 clinical parameters considered to be most important were survival of patients (28/50 patients), success of treatment (27/50 patients), acute or chronic renal failure (15 vs. 35), age (54 +/- 17 years), creatinine level (675 +/- 298 mumol/l), artificial ventilation (21/50 patients), need for catecholamines (19/50 patients), continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (9/50 patients), duration of therapy (12 +/- 8 days) as well as aminoglycoside peak (7.5 +/- 2.7 mg/l) and trough levels (3.6 +/- 1.3 mg/l). The 4 of the 10 parameters investigated by multivariate analysis significantly contributing to survival of patients were clinical success of aminoglycoside treatment (p = 0.0001), no need for catecholamines (p = 0.0001), duration of dosage (p = 0.003) and aminoglycoside peak levels (p = 0.009).

PMID:
2721288
DOI:
10.1159/000238628
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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