Lena E. Friberg

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PURPOSE To develop a semimechanistic pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model describing chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression through drug-specific parameters and system-related parameters, which are common to all drugs. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patient leukocyte and neutrophil data after administration of docetaxel, paclitaxel, and etoposide were used to(More)
Colistin is used to treat infections caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB). It is administered intravenously in the form of colistin methanesulfonate (CMS), which is hydrolyzed in vivo to the active drug. However, pharmacokinetic data are limited. The aim of the present study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics of CMS and(More)
The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of CYP2C8*3 and three genetic ABCB1 variants on the elimination of paclitaxel. We studied 93 Caucasian women with ovarian cancer treated with paclitaxel and carboplatin. Using sparse sampling and nonlinear mixed effects modeling, the individual clearance of unbound paclitaxel was estimated from(More)
Models of leukopenia after chemotherapy are mainly empirical. To increase the derived models' potential of mechanistic understanding and extrapolation, more physiologically based models are being developed. To date, presented models cannot characterize the often-observed rebound of leukocytes. Therefore, a model able to describe the transient decrease and(More)
As myelosuppression is the dose-limiting toxicity for most chemotherapeutic drugs, modelers attempt to find relationships between drug and toxicity to optimize treatment. Mechanistic models, i.e. models based on physiology and pharmacology, are preferable over empirical models, as prior information can be utilized and as they generally are more reliable for(More)
For many oncological agents, myelosuppression is the dose-limiting toxicity and the quantitative characterisation of the relationship between drug dose, plasma concentration and haematological toxicity is of importance in the drug development. Mechanism-based population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models have been developed for this purpose and the(More)
AIMS To develop a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model describing the time-course of QT interval prolongation after citalopram overdose and to evaluate the effect of charcoal on the relative risk of developing abnormal QT and heart-rate combinations. METHODS Plasma concentrations and electrocardiograph (ECG) data from 52 patients after 62 citalopram(More)
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 20% preliminary definition of improvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (ACR20) is widely used in clinical trials to assess response to treatment. The objectives of this analysis were to develop an exposure-response model of ACR20 in subjects receiving treatment with certolizumab pegol and to predict clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Irinotecan is a topoisomerase I inhibitor that has been approved for use as a first- and second-line treatment for colorectal cancer. The response to irinotecan is variable, possibly because of interindividual variation in the expression of the enzymes that metabolize irinotecan, including cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) and uridine diphosphate(More)
Purpose To improve the predictive capacity of a semi-mechanistic myelosuppression model for neutrophils as the model have shown to over-predict the nadir of neutrophils and, secondly, to develop a model describing the time-course of leukocytes and neutrophils simultaneously. Experimental Design The study included 601 cancer patients treated with a 1 h(More)