Appropriate use of aminoglycosides


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Using aminoglycosides to treat infections often causes major distress amongst clinicians. Here we talk about how they should be used appropriately, in the hopes that we may calm some of this anxiety.

About our Guest:

Dr Veshni Pillay-Fuentes Lorente obtained an MBChB degree at Walter Sisulu University in 2010. Thereafter, completed a 2-year internship at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban. Worked as a community service medical officer at the former Gordonia Hosptial, Upington. Thereafter, worked as a medical officer over a 4 year period in Internal Medicine at Dr Harry Surtie Hospital, Upington. Completed a 2 year post-graduate diploma in Medicines Development between 2016 - 2017 with the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Stellenbosch University. Obtained a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Pharmacology and completed a 4-year clinical pharmacology training programme before qualifying as a Specialist Clinical Pharmacologist in 2021. Employed at present as a Clinical Pharmacologist in Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Currently an applied pharmacometrics training fellow (APT program) and a PhD candidate in Stellenbosch University Cape Town. My interests are PK in special populations and dose optimization through pharmacometrics.

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