Don't Be Surprised to See High Antibiotic Doses in Some Younger ICU Patients

High doses of antibiotics may be ordered for patients with fast-acting kidneys, referred to as "augmented renal clearance."

This most often affects younger, critically ill adults...sometimes for just a few days.

Augmented renal clearance is especially concerning with antibiotics...since low blood levels could possibly lead to treatment failure in some cases.

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