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Safety of the Bolus Administration of Gentamicin

Authors
  • J. Mendelson
  • J. Portnoy
  • V. Dick
  • M. Black
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1976
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
License
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Abstract

A study was done to assess the safety of gentamicin administration by a bolus method. A total of 63 patients were randomly treated with intravenous gentamicin by bolus administration (3 to 5 min) and by slow infusion (2 h). Serum gentamicin levels were measured. Renal and audiovestibular function were monitored. Pure-tone audiometry was performed at the beginning, on day 3, and at the end of therapy. The study revealed that the bolus administration was safe and nontoxic.

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