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Renal Dosing of Antibiotics in Patients with Pneumonia

Amit Pai

Manjunath (Amit) P. Pai, PharmD, FCP
Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Deputy Director of the PK Core
College of Pharmacy
University of Michigan

Disclosure (s):
Dr. Pai is a consultant for Paratek Pharma and Wolters-Kluwer and has received research support from Merck. Program Chair, Dr. Danziger is a speaker for Paratek Pharma and Shionogi. Dr. Novak, CME Faculty Advisor, is a consultant for Viiv Pharmaceuticals and a principal investigator for Janssen. All other reviewers who contributed to this activity have no relevant financial relationships of interest to disclose.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this knowledge-based activity, participating individuals should be able to:

  • Describe strategies to optimize antibiotic dosing to ensure the effectiveness of antibiotics in patients with various degrees of renal impairment.
  • Summarize the impact of augmented renal clearance and continuous renal replacement therapy on the disposition of antibiotics used to treat pneumonia.
Target Audience: Pharmacists Fee: $5
Release Date: April 5, 2021 Expiration Date: April 5, 2023
Estimated time to complete: 0.75 hours CE: 0.75 contact hour (0.075 CEUs)

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Acknowledgments: This activity is supported by an educational grant by Shionogi Inc.

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