Author(s): Notari S, Mancone C, Alonzi T, Tripodi M, Narciso P,
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Abstract The interest in therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of antiretroviral drugs has grown significantly since highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) became a standard of care in clinical practice. TDM is useful to determine the best dosage regimen adapted to each patient. Here, we apply MALDI-TOF/TOF technology to quantify abacavir, amprenavir, didanosine, efavirenz, nevirapine, and stavudine in the plasma of HIV-infected patients, by standard additions analysis. Regression of standard additions was linear over the whole anti-HIV concentration range explored (1.00 x 10(-2)-1.00 pmol/microL). The absolute recovery ranged between 80\% and 110\%. Values of the drug concentration determined by MALDI-TOF/TOF were in the range of 1.00 x 10(-2)-1.00 pmol/microL. The limit of quantification value was 1.00 x 10(-2)pmol/microL for abacavir, amprenavir, didanosine, efavirenz, nevirapine, and stavudine.
This article was published in J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci
and referenced in Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability