Evaluation of once-daily dosing and target concentrations in therapeutic drug monitoring for arbekacin: A meta-analysis.

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Evaluation of once-daily dosing and target concentrations in therapeutic drug monitoring for arbekacin: A meta-analysis.

J Infect Chemother. 2020 Aug 19;:

Authors: Oda K, Fujii S, Yamamoto T, Mayumi T, Takesue Y

Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Arbekacin is the first aminoglycoside antibacterial agent approved for treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Japan. Although therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is recommended during arbekacin treatment, little evidence for the target exposure and once-daily dosing has been reported. This study aimed to clarify the target peak/trough concentrations and the effectiveness of once-daily dosing of arbekacin against nephrotoxicity or treatment failure via meta-analysis.
METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and Ichushi-Web.
RESULTS: Nine observational cohort studies met the inclusion criteria. A peak arbekacin concentration of ≥15-16 μg/mL did not exhibit a statistically significant lower risk of treatment failure (risk ratio [RR] = 0.61, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.30-1.24). A trough arbekacin concentration of <2 μg/mL resulted in a significantly lower risk of nephrotoxicity (RR = 0.30, 95% CI = 0.15-0.61). Once-daily dosing significantly reduced the risk of treatment failure (RR = 0.61, 95% CI = 0.39-0.97) but not nephrotoxicity (RR = 0.54, 95% CI = 0.16-1.75).
CONCLUSIONS: Once-daily dosing can improve the therapeutic efficacy of arbekacin, and a trough arbekacin concentration of <2 μg/mL can reduce the risk of nephrotoxicity. A peak arbekacin concentration of ≥15-16 μg/mL did not exhibit the significant lower risk of treatment failure. Additional clinical trials are required to confirm these findings.

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