Identification of Vancomycin Exposure-Toxicity Thresholds in Hospitalized Patients Receiving Intravenous Vancomycin.

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Identification of Vancomycin Exposure-Toxicity Thresholds in Hospitalized Patients Receiving Intravenous Vancomycin.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Oct 30;:

Authors: Zasowski EJ, Murray KP, Trinh TD, Finch NA, Pogue JM, Mynatt RP, Rybak MJ

Abstract
Evidence supports vancomycin therapeutic drug monitoring by area under the concentration-time-curve (AUC) but data to establish an AUC upper limit are limited and published nephrotoxicity thresholds range widely. The objective of this analysis was to examine the association between initial vancomycin AUC and nephrotoxicity. This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study of adult patients receiving intravenous vancomycin from 2014 to 2015. Nephrotoxicity was defined as a serum creatinine increase of 0.5 mg/L and 50% from baseline on consecutive measurements. Vancomycin exposure profile during the initial 48 hours of therapy was estimated using maximum a posteriori probability Bayesian estimation. Vancomycin AUC and Cmin thresholds most strongly associated with nephrotoxicity were identified via classification and regression tree (CART) analysis. Predictive performance of CART-derived and other candidate AUC thresholds was assessed through positive and negative predictive value and receiver operating characteristic curves. Poisson regression was used to quantify the association between exposure thresholds and nephrotoxicity while adjusting for confounders. Among 323 patients included, nephrotoxicity was significantly higher in patients with AUC0-48 ≥ 1218 mg*h/L, AUC0-24 ≥ 677 mg*h/L, AUC24-48 ≥ 683 mg*h/L, and Cmin24 ≥ 18.8 mg/L. Vancomycin exposure in excess of these thresholds was associated with 3- to 4-fold increased risk of nephrotoxicity in Poisson regression. The predictive performance of AUC for nephrotoxicity was maximized at daily AUC values between 600 and 800 mg*h/L. Although these data support an AUC range for vancomycin-associated nephrotoxity rather than a single threshold, available evidence suggests a daily AUC limit of 700 mg*h/L is reasonable.

PMID: 29084753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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