ABSTRACT: Concentration-time profiles of unbound doripenem were determined by microdialysis in the cerebral interstitium of five patients with acute brain injury. The ratio of the area under the concentration-time curve in brain to that in plasma (AUC(brain)/AUC(plasma)) was 0.17 in one patient and 0.01 in the remaining four patients. Based on the percentage of the dosing interval during which the doripenem concentration exceeded a certain minimum inhibitory concentration (T>MIC), a value of ≥35% of the dosing interval was reached for pathogens with MICs up to 0.05 mg/L. The present data indicate that breakpoints based on concentrations of doripenem in plasma may overestimate antimicrobial activity in brain parenchyma.
International journal of antimicrobial agents 02/2012; 39(4):343-5. · 3.03 Impact Factor