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Prolonged stability of antimicrobial activity in peritoneal dialysis solutions.
Perit Dial Int. 2003 Jan-Feb; 23(1):58-62.PD

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the stability of the antimicrobial chemical and bioactivity of gentamicin, vancomycin, and gentamicin and vancomycin in combination, and the stability of the bioactivity of ceftazidime, admixed in standard peritoneal dialysis solutions and then maintained over a 14-day period at room temperature or under refrigeration.

SETTING

Peritoneal dialysis center and microbiology laboratory at a military, teaching medical center.

MEASUREMENTS

Standard peritoneal dialysate bags admixed with gentamicin, vancomycin, gentamicin and vancomycin in combination, or ceftazidime were stored at either 4 degrees C or 20 degrees C for 14 days. Sequential aliquots were withdrawn and assayed for antibiotic activity by bioassay and, except for ceftazidime, immunoassay for chemical activity. The bioassay was performed using a standardized Kirby-Bauer disc method. Significance was determined by ANOVA and, where the effect size was significant at the p < 0.05 level, the application of the paired t-test or the Wilcoxon signed rank test to the difference in activity between the first and last samples.

RESULTS

Antibiotic concentration by immunoassay did not significantly deteriorate over 14 days for vancomycin or gentamicin when either room temperature or refrigerated samples were studied. By bioassay, gentamicin and ceftazidime, but not vancomycin, lost moderate but significant activity over 14 days when refrigerated bags were assayed (except for an insignificant decrement in gentamicin in the combined vancomycin and gentamicin bags). Bags stored at room temperature, in general, lost significant bioactivity over 14 days, but to levels where clinical efficacy would still be expected. The vancomycin bioassay performed on the combination bags demonstrated a remarkably enhanced bioactivity, presumably reflecting synergy with gentamicin.

CONCLUSION

These data indicate that the study antibiotics admixed with peritoneal dialysis fluids retain stable chemical activity, whether refrigerated or kept at room temperature, for at least 14 days. A moderate decrement in bioactivity occurred for study antibiotics when stored either refrigerated or at room temperature over 14 days, although clinically significant levels were maintained. The clinical significance of a possible synergy between vancomycin and gentamicin is yet to be determined.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA. david.dooley@cen.amedd.army.milNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12691508

Citation

Dooley, David P., et al. "Prolonged Stability of Antimicrobial Activity in Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions." Peritoneal Dialysis International : Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, vol. 23, no. 1, 2003, pp. 58-62.
Dooley DP, Tyler JR, Wortham WG, et al. Prolonged stability of antimicrobial activity in peritoneal dialysis solutions. Perit Dial Int. 2003;23(1):58-62.
Dooley, D. P., Tyler, J. R., Wortham, W. G., Harrison, L. S., Starnes, W. F., Collins, G. R., Ozuna, I. S., Violet, P. L., & Ward, J. A. (2003). Prolonged stability of antimicrobial activity in peritoneal dialysis solutions. Peritoneal Dialysis International : Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, 23(1), 58-62.
Dooley DP, et al. Prolonged Stability of Antimicrobial Activity in Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions. Perit Dial Int. 2003 Jan-Feb;23(1):58-62. PubMed PMID: 12691508.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prolonged stability of antimicrobial activity in peritoneal dialysis solutions. AU - Dooley,David P, AU - Tyler,J Robert, AU - Wortham,William G, AU - Harrison,Linda S, AU - Starnes,William F,Jr AU - Collins,George R, AU - Ozuna,Irene S, AU - Violet,Patty L, AU - Ward,John A, PY - 2003/4/15/pubmed PY - 2003/7/18/medline PY - 2003/4/15/entrez SP - 58 EP - 62 JF - Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis JO - Perit Dial Int VL - 23 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the stability of the antimicrobial chemical and bioactivity of gentamicin, vancomycin, and gentamicin and vancomycin in combination, and the stability of the bioactivity of ceftazidime, admixed in standard peritoneal dialysis solutions and then maintained over a 14-day period at room temperature or under refrigeration. SETTING: Peritoneal dialysis center and microbiology laboratory at a military, teaching medical center. MEASUREMENTS: Standard peritoneal dialysate bags admixed with gentamicin, vancomycin, gentamicin and vancomycin in combination, or ceftazidime were stored at either 4 degrees C or 20 degrees C for 14 days. Sequential aliquots were withdrawn and assayed for antibiotic activity by bioassay and, except for ceftazidime, immunoassay for chemical activity. The bioassay was performed using a standardized Kirby-Bauer disc method. Significance was determined by ANOVA and, where the effect size was significant at the p < 0.05 level, the application of the paired t-test or the Wilcoxon signed rank test to the difference in activity between the first and last samples. RESULTS: Antibiotic concentration by immunoassay did not significantly deteriorate over 14 days for vancomycin or gentamicin when either room temperature or refrigerated samples were studied. By bioassay, gentamicin and ceftazidime, but not vancomycin, lost moderate but significant activity over 14 days when refrigerated bags were assayed (except for an insignificant decrement in gentamicin in the combined vancomycin and gentamicin bags). Bags stored at room temperature, in general, lost significant bioactivity over 14 days, but to levels where clinical efficacy would still be expected. The vancomycin bioassay performed on the combination bags demonstrated a remarkably enhanced bioactivity, presumably reflecting synergy with gentamicin. CONCLUSION: These data indicate that the study antibiotics admixed with peritoneal dialysis fluids retain stable chemical activity, whether refrigerated or kept at room temperature, for at least 14 days. A moderate decrement in bioactivity occurred for study antibiotics when stored either refrigerated or at room temperature over 14 days, although clinically significant levels were maintained. The clinical significance of a possible synergy between vancomycin and gentamicin is yet to be determined. SN - 0896-8608 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12691508/Prolonged_stability_of_antimicrobial_activity_in_peritoneal_dialysis_solutions_ L2 - http://www.pdiconnect.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&amp;pmid=12691508 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -