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Corrallo, C and Zaidi, STR, Cephalosporins, Drug Dosing in Obesity - Volume 1: Antimicrobials, Springer, STR Zaidi & JA Roberts (ed), Switzerland, pp. 27-38. ISBN 978-3-319-44034-7 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44034-7_3


Dose adjustment in obesity is particularly important for cephalosporins since these agents are widely used for surgical prophylaxis and treatment of infections. Compared with other antibiotics such as vancomycin and aminoglycosides, there is a paucity of data on the pharmacokinetics of cephalosporins in obesity and dosing recommendations are scarce. The purpose of this chapter is to review and summarise the published data to assist in developing dosing recommendations for the use of cephalosporins in obesity.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:cephalosporins, dosing, obesity, pharmacokinetics
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Infectious diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zaidi, STR (Dr Tabish Razi Zaidi)
ID Code:110363
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2016-07-25
Last Modified:2017-10-23

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