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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 6 (1998), Issue 4, Pages 155-159
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/S1064744998000313

The Use of Once-Daily Dosing of Gentamicin in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Womens Research Institute, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Received 29 April 1998; Accepted 1 August 1998

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Abstract

Gentamicin is a widely-used antimicrobial agent for obstetric and gynecologic infections. Renewed excitement in this antibiotic has arisen from recent information supporting less frequent dosing. In this symposium, we will describe the pharmacokinetics of gentamicin and review new information advocating the use of once-daily administration of gentamicin.