Helen Kastrissios

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The primary objective of this study was to compare the safety of four fixed-dose regimens of edoxaban with warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). In this 12-week, parallel-group, multicentre, multinational study, 1,146 patients with AF and risk of stroke were randomised to edoxaban 30 mg qd, 30 mg bid, 60 mg qd, or 60 mg bid or(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to develop and validate a population pharmacokinetic model for irinotecan and 2 of its metabolites, SN-38 and SN-38 glucuronide (SN-38G). METHODS Plasma concentrations were obtained during and up to 48 hours after a 90-minute continuous intravenous infusion of irinotecan (100-340 mg/m(2)) in 78 patients. Data(More)
PURPOSE The goals of this study were to determine the maximum-tolerated dose and describe the toxicities of the combination of irinotecan and docetaxel administered every 3 weeks to patients with advanced malignancies and, also, to evaluate the effect of irinotecan on the disposition of docetaxel and describe preliminary evidence of antitumor activity. (More)
Edoxaban is a novel, orally available, highly specific direct inhibitor of factor Xa and is currently being developed for the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The objectives of the present analyses were to characterise edoxaban(More)
PURPOSE Patient adherence is critical in evaluating the effectiveness of an oral therapy. We sought to measure adherence among women randomly assigned to capecitabine in a preplanned substudy of a multicenter clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cancer and Leukemia Group B study CALGB 49907 was a randomly assigned trial comparing standard chemotherapy(More)
Data from subjects in nine phase 1 (n = 153) and six phase 2/3 (n = 129) clinical trials were combined to identify factors contributing to interindividual variability in daptomycin pharmacokinetics (PK). Over 30 covariates were considered. A two-compartment model with first-order elimination provided the best fit for data on daptomycin concentrations in(More)
Edoxaban is an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor approved for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Japan. The objectives of this analysis were to characterise the population pharmacokinetics (PK) of edoxaban and the relationships between edoxaban exposure and clinical outcomes in a phase IIb study of surgical patients following total hip(More)
For population pharmacokinetic analysis of multiple oral doses one of the key issues is knowing as precisely as possible the dose inputs in order to fit a model to the input-output (dose-concentration) relationship. Recently developed electronic monitoring devices, placed on pill containers, permit precise records to be obtained over months, of the(More)
 Purpose: CCNU (lomustine) and other nitrosourea compounds are rapidly metabolized to alkylating moieties, which are active against various malignancies. In humans, CCNU undergoes biotransformation to the geometric isomers of 4′-hydroxyCCNU. The pharmacokinetics of trans- and cis-4′-hydroxyCCNU were determined in five patients with Hodgkin’s or(More)