Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences ›› 2015, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (4): 263-266.DOI: 10.5246/jcps.2015.04.035

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Analysis for the vancomycin plasma concentration data in infants by clinical pharmacists

Jinlian Zhang, Jia Zhou, Jihui Chen, Ting Chen, Yan Liu, Huaiping Tian, Jian Zhang*   

  1. Department of Pharmacy, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200092, China 
  • Received:2015-01-02 Revised:2015-01-18 Online:2015-04-28 Published:2015-02-12
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  • Supported by:
    Shanghai Outstanding Young University Teachers Research and Special Funds (Grant No. ZZjdyx13089, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality Grants (Grant No. 12DZ1930404).


In the present study, clinical pharmacists monitored the blood concentration of vancomycin in children in the Infant Ward from 2013 to 2014, and the drug dose was adjusted according to its plasma concentration. Moreover, we analyzed the plasma concentration of vancomycin in infants in the hospital from 2013 to 2014. Simultaneously, we also discussed the necessity of regular therapeutic drug monitoring of vancomycin in infants, and the important role of clinical pharmacists was further explored. The results showed that it was necessary to routinely monitor the therapeutic drug in infants. Clinical pharmacists performed medication monitoring, which improved the effectiveness of vancomycin and prevented its adverse effects. In addition, it is a new treatment model for the participation of clinical pharmacists in the clinical treatment.

Key words: Clinical pharmacists, Vancomycin, Infants, Therapeutic drug monitoring

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