DAVID N. CHURCHILL, M.D.; DON E. BURTON; M. HENRY GAULT, M.D.
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To the editor: We read with interest the report by Ho and colleagues (1) on the effect of hemodialysis on the clearance of amikacin after a massive overdose in a patient with normal renal function. Although we agree with the conclusion that hemodialysis does not significantly increase clearance in a patient with normal renal function, we wish to report our experience with the use of hemodialysis in an anephric patient who had received an overdose of another aminoglycoside antibiotic, gentamicin, and on its clearance by charcoal hemoperfusion in a second patient.
A 40-year-old anephric male hemodialysis patient weighing 60 kg
CHURCHILL DN, BURTON DE, GAULT MH. Gentamicin Hemodialysis. Ann Intern Med. ;92:709. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-5-709_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(5):709.
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