Population Pharmacokinetics of Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole in Infants and Children

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy • December 2017.

Autmizguine J, Melloni C, Hornik CP, Dallefeld S, Harper B, Yogev R, Sullivan JE, Atz AM, Al-Uzri A, Mendley S, Poindexter B, Mitchell J, Lewandowski A, Delmore P, Cohen-Wolkowiez M, Gonzalez D; the Pediatric Trials Network Steering Committee.

Trimethoprim (TMP)-sulfamethoxazole (SMX) is used to treat various types of infections, including community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) and Pneumocystis jirovecii infections in children. Pharmacokinetic (PK) data for infants and children are limited, and the optimal dosing is not known. We performed a multicenter, prospective PK study of TMP-SMX in infants and children.

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Simultaneous determination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole in dried plasma and urine spots

Bioanalysis • May 2015.

Gonzalez D, Melloni C, Poindexter BB, Yogev R, Atz AM, Sullivan JE, Mendley SR, Delmore P, Delinsky A, Zimmerman K, Lewandowski A, Harper B, Lewis KC, Benjamin DK Jr, Cohen-Wolkowiez M; Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act–Pediatric Trials Network Administrative Core Committee.

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is an antimicrobial drug combination commonly prescribed in children and adults. The study objectives were to validate and apply an HPLC-MS/MS method to quantify TMP-SMX in dried plasma spots (DPS) and dried urine spots (DUS), and perform a comparability analysis with liquid matrices.

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