Barbara Wisniowska

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Drug cardiotoxicity is one of the main reasons of fatal drug related problem events and the subsequent withdrawals. Therefore, its early assessment is a crucial element of the drug development process. For the drug driven hERG inhibition assessment, which is assumed to be the main reason for toxicity, in vitro techniques are used. Gold standards are based(More)
SUMMARY The BDTcomparator facilitates the selection of the best performing binary classification model or binary diagnostic procedure from the many possible alternatives by comparing their predictions with a known output, measured with the use of a system recognized as the gold standard. The program calculates the estimates of accuracy, sensitivity,(More)
Drugs safety issues are now recognized as being factors generating the most reasons for drug withdrawals at various levels of development and at the post-approval stage. Among them cardiotoxicity remains the main reason, despite the substantial effort put into in vitro and in vivo testing, with the main focus put on hERG channel inhibition as the(More)
Proarrhythmia assessment is one of the major concerns for regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical industry. ICH guidelines recommending preclinical tests have been established in attempt to eliminate the risk of drug-induced arrhythmias. However, in the clinic, arrhythmia occurrence is determined not only by the inherent property of a drug to block ion(More)
The aim of the study was to simulate the possible clinical situation of the drug overdose and to assess its electrophysiological consequences, and thus to move the M&S approach to the patient's bedside level. Cardiological consequences of citalopram overdose were simulated with use of the ToxComp system. Physiology of the 36-yo woman, 33 hours post suicidal(More)
Cardiac safety is an issue causing early terminations at various stages of drug development. Efforts are put into the elimination of false negatives as well as false positives resulting from the current testing paradigm. In silico approaches offer mathematical system and data description from the ion current, through cardiomyocytes level, up to(More)
Computational modelling is a cornerstone of Comprehensive In Vitro Proarrhythmia Assay and is re-increasingly being used in drug development. Electrophysiological effects of drug-drug interactions can be predicted in silico, e.g. with the use of in vitro cardiac ion channel data, PK profiles and human ventricular cardiomyocyte models. There are, however,(More)
The purpose of this work was to develop a mathematical model of the drug dissolution (Q) from the solid lipid extrudates based on the empirical approach. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) and genetic programming (GP) tools were used. Sensitivity analysis of ANNs provided reduction of the original input vector. GP allowed creation of the mathematical(More)