This retrospective study included pediatric intensive care unit patients receiving continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) being treated with cefepime. The free drug concentration above one time the MIC (fT>1×MIC) and four times a presumed MIC (fT>4×MIC) of 8 μg/ml were calculated. Four patients received doses ranging from 48 to 64 mg/kg of body weight every 6 to 12 h. Three patients achieved 100% fT>1×MIC, with the fourth patient achieving 98% fT>1×MIC. Therapeutic drug monitoring should be considered for critically ill patients receiving cefepime on CVVHDF.
Keywords: intensive care units; pediatrics; pharmacodynamics; pharmacokinetics; renal replacement therapy.
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