Daptomycin Experience in Critical Care Patients: Results from a Registry (April).

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Daptomycin Experience in Critical Care Patients: Results from a Registry (April).

Ann Pharmacother. 2012 Mar 27;

Authors: Brown JE, Fominaya C, Christensen KJ, McConnell SA, Lamp KC

Abstract
BACKGROUND:Vancomycin is often the drug of choice in critically ill patients with gram-positive infections, although circumstances often prevent its use. In these situations, clinicians are frequently left with limited data regarding alternative agents.OBJECTIVE:To describe patients with reported sepsis receiving daptomycin in a critical care unit.METHODS:This multicenter, noncomparative, noninterventional study identified patients in critical care units, using the Cubicin Outcomes Registry and Experience (CORE) 2005-2009 registry. A descriptive account of patient characteristics, infectious etiology, outcomes at the end of daptomycin therapy, and 30-day mortality is reported. Nonevaluable patients were excluded from the efficacy analysis but included in the safety analysis.RESULTS:We identified 128 patients, 98 (77%) of whom were evaluable for efficacy. Patient characteristics for the efficacy population were 55 (56%) males,30 (31%) aged 66 years or older, 38 (39%) had creatinine clearance less than 30 mL/min, and 27 (28%) were on dialysis. Common underlying diseases included acute or chronic renal failure 44 (45%), hypertension 40 (41%), and diabetes 27 (28%). Seventy-two (73%) patients were bacteremic. The most common pathogens found were methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (32%), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (21%), and coagulase-negative staphylococci (20%). Prior to daptomycin, antibiotics were used in 84 (86%) patients, most commonly vancomycin (65/84; 77%). The median (range) initial daptomycin dose was 6 mg/kg (3-10) and duration of 10 days (1-58). Overall success rate was 70% (31% cured; 39% improved). Twelve adverse events possibly related to daptomycin were reported in 9 of 128 (7%) patients in the safety population; 4 of these in 4 (3%) patients were serious. The mortality rate within 30 days of completing daptomycin was 42 of 128 (33%) patients.CONCLUSIONS:These data provide preliminary results on the use of daptomycin in critically ill patients with complicated conditions. Controlled studies are needed to best evaluate daptomycin use in these patients.

PMID: 22454446 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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