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Vancomycin for Staphylococcal Shunt Site Infections in Patients on Regular Haemodialysis

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: (Published 11 July 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:80
  1. Susannah Eykyn,
  2. Ian Phillips,
  3. John Evans


    Six anuric patients with Scribner shunt site infections were treated by intermittent infusion of vancomycin into the shunt, and a satisfactory clinical response was obtained in five. Serum levels of the antibiotic were estimated frequently. From estimating serum levels and the minimum inhibitory concentrations of vancomycin for a range of hospital staphylococci a dose of 1g. vancomycin every seven days is recommended as a suitable schedule for treating staphylococcal infection in this situation.