Dr. Fawzy Elbarbry: Vancomycin Dosing and Monitoring
Dr. Elbarbry published an article on the dosing and monitoring of vancomycin, a commonly used antibiotic for the treatment of severe infections. This is an expert opinion article published by the European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, a leading journal in the aspects of pre-clinical and clinical pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics.
In this article, Dr. Elbarbry critically evaluates the current dosing and monitoring guidelines of vancomycin that were published in 2009. Using the gathered information presented in this paper, Dr. Elbarbry proposes two user-friendly and scientifically based dosing strategies to improve the efficiency of vancomycin dosing while avoiding the risk of nephrotoxicity and minimizing the cost of therapeutic drug monitoring.