European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine &

European Union of Medical Specialists

5th EFLM-UEMS European Joint Congress

10-13 October 2018, Antalya (Turkey)


TDM of antibiotics

Paul M. Tulkens

Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology Unit

Louvain Drug Research Institute

Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium


Summary (56 words)


In an era of increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, optimizing doses and administration schedules is increasingly important, especially in critically-ill patients where important variations in drug disposition and elimination are common.  We will review and comment upon new developments in the monitoring of beta-lactams, fluoroquinolones and vancomycin susceptible that improve our clinical use of these agents.