JOEL S. RAICHLEN
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To the editor: The recent paper by Hull and Sarubbi (Ann Intern Med 85:183-189, 1976) presents a useful method for choosing gentamicin doses that will yield more predictable peak serum levels. An important aspect of this method is the use of lean body weight in determining predicted levels. In their calculations the authors used tables based on height, sex, and age, which provide the average weights of insured persons in the United States. For the estimation of a true lean body weight, it seems more reasonable to use the desirable weights based on height, sex, and size of body frame
RAICHLEN JS. Calculating Gentamicin Doses. Ann Intern Med. ;85:827–828. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-827_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):827-828.
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