The BBVM project, part II

Everyone who doses vancomycin knows what a crap shoot it is. Of course, that is the reason why we measure levels, there is never any certainty what levels will result.

Ten years ago I had (what I thought at the time) was a great idea. You see, I have these fabulous dosing programs that save pk data. So, I will ask my fellow pharmacists to voluntarily submit their population analysis results in order to pool them together and create the “ultimate vancomycin model“.

      Build a Better Vancomycin Model project

What a bitter disappointment that turned out to be. In those ten years not one single person has bothered to lift a finger to help.

“I will”, said the little red hen. Only this time, instead of asking for help, I will gather data in stealth mode, via the web app.

The web app doesn’t collect patient identity. There is no passing of confidential information, only the following pk parameters:

  • Drug name
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • SrCr
  • CrCl
  • Kel
  • Vd

Maybe, in another ten years, there will be enough data to create the “ultimate vancomycin model“. Then the lazy dog, the sleepy cat, and the noisy yellow duck will be able to eat the bread.

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