Toxicity of aminoglycosides is a major concern in the treatment of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) peritonitis. The relatively high blood levels and prolonged and repeated usage may all be contributory. The recognition of the so-called postantibiotic effect, together with the increased phagocytosis of antibiotic-treated cells, may introduce a new mode of therapy with once-daily dosage. Intermittent therapy with vancomycin is already generally accepted. The extension of this modality to antibiotic therapy is discussed.
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