January 25, 2023

Intensive Care Bites

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Individualising drug dosing using model-informed precision dosing (MIPD) of beta-lactam antibiotics and ciprofloxacin has been proposed as an alternative to standard dosing to optimise antibiotic efficacy in critically ill patients. However, randomised clinical trials (RCT) on clinical outcomes have been lacking.

In this podcast, Drs Ewoldt and Abdulla relate how they conducted a multicentre RCT in 8 Dutch hospitals. It included patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) treated with antibiotics and randomised to MIPD with dose and interval adjustments based on monitoring serum drug levels (therapeutic drug monitoring) combined with pharmacometrics modelling of beta-lactam antibiotics and ciprofloxacin.

Original paper: Model‑informed precision dosing of beta‑lactam antibiotics and ciprofloxacin in critically ill patients: a multicentre randomised clinical trial


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