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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with impairment in renal function after initiation of colistin

From: Intravenous colistin in the treatment of sepsis from multiresistant Gram-negative bacilli in critically ill patients

   Serum creatinine (mg/dl)
Patient Characteristics Cr1 Cr2 Cr3
8 Age 52 years, female, trauma, VAP, septic shock 0.9 2.1 1.4
17 Age 61 years, male, trauma, catheter-related sepsis, diabetes mellitus 1.1 2.3 1.5
24 Age 74 years, male, aneurysm of the abdominal aorta, elective operation. 2.4 5.1 CVVHD, death
  Sepsis of unknown primary origin, previous myocardial infarction, hypertension    
  1. Cr1, serum creatinine at initiation of colistin; Cr2, highest value of creatinine during treatment with colistin; Cr3, serum creatinine 7 days after completion of treatment with colistin; CVVHD, continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration; VAP, ventilator-associated pneumonia.