Maria C Sandström

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Busulphan pharmacokinetics were investigated in 20 children, who underwent bone marrow transplantation for either leukemia or inherited disorders. Busulphan (1.90-6.02 mg/kg/day) was administered orally as a single dose or twice daily. Busulphan kinetics were found to be linear within the studied range. Children with inherited disorders eliminated busulphan(More)
The aim of this study was to validate and further develop a mechanism-based population pharmacokinetic model for paclitaxel (Taxol; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Princeton, NJ, USA) based on the knowledge of Cremophor EL (CrEL) micelle entrapment and to evaluate the exposure/toxicity relationships. Paclitaxel (total and unbound) and CrEL concentrations were(More)
PURPOSE The aims of the present study were (1) to characterize the pharmacokinetics of both component drugs and (2) to describe the relationship between the pharmacokinetics and the dose-limiting hematologic toxicity for the epirubicin (EPI)/docetaxel (DTX) regimen in breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-four patients with advanced disease(More)
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (TC) is threefold more common in women than in men and, therefore, a role of female hormones in the etiology of differentiated TC has been suggested. We assessed these hypotheses in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort. Among 345,157 women (mean age 51) followed for an average of 11(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)
Malignant glioma is characterised by extensive neovascularisation, principally influenced by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). ZD6474 is a potent inhibitor of VEGF-R2 tyrosine kinase activity, but with additional inhibitory effects on other growth factors. In this study, we have investigated the effects of ZD6474 with regard to tumour growth,(More)
AIM To study the effects of single and fractionated doses of 5-fluorouracil and epirubicin on the leukocyte counts in rats. METHODS Six different dosing patterns of each drug were injected within one day. The leukocytes were followed for 11-15 days. Pharmacokinetic models were developed using NONMEM. Quantitative and qualitative(More)
The aims of the present study were (1) to investigate and quantify the pharmacokinetics, including inter-occasion variability and covariate relationships, of busulphan in BMT patients and (2) to develop a user-friendly initial dosing and therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) strategy for the treatment of those patients with busulphan. The pharmacokinetics of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the covariance between the pharmacokinetics of the three components of the FEC regimen, epirubicin (EPI), fluorouracil (5-FU), and the cyclophosphamide (CP) metabolite 4-hydroxycyclophosphamide (4-OHCP), in breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from 21 women were collected over a total of 35(More)
Upon storage of phospholipid liposome samples, lysolipids, fatty acids, and glycerol-3-phosphatidylcholine are generated as a result of acid- or base-catalyzed hydrolysis. Accumulation of hydrolysis products in the liposome membrane can induce fusion, leakage, and structural transformations of the liposomes, which may be detrimental or beneficial to their(More)