Colistin effectiveness and nephrotoxicity: experience from a tertiary care burns unit in Oman

Colistin effectiveness and nephrotoxicity: experience from a tertiary care burns unit in Oman Colistin is useful for treating multidrug-resistant organism infections in burns patients when no alternative is available. Renal impairment is a major side effect of this antibiotic and the risk maybe higher in burns patients because the burn itself can cause acute kidney injury. Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Colistin effectiveness and nephrotoxicity: experience from a tertiary care burns unit in Oman

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0827-2
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Abstract

Colistin is useful for treating multidrug-resistant organism infections in burns patients when no alternative is available. Renal impairment is a major side effect of this antibiotic and the risk maybe higher in burns patients because the burn itself can cause acute kidney injury. Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 1, 2013

References

  • Outcome of acute kidney injury in severe burns: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Brusselaers, N; Monstrey, S; Colpaert, K; Decruyenaere, J; Blot, SI; Hoste, EAJ
  • Effectiveness and nephrotoxicity of intravenous colistin for treatment of patients with infections due to polymyxin- only-susceptible (POS) gram-negative bacteria
    Falagas, ME; Kasiakou, SK; Kofteridis, DP; Roditakis, G; Samonis, G

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