Nastya Kassir

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OBJECTIVES The administration of acetaminophen via the oral and rectal routes may be contraindicated in specific clinical settings. Intravenous administration provides an alternative route for fever reduction and analgesia. This phase 1 study of intravenous acetaminophen (Ofirmev, Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego, CA) in inpatient pediatric patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate limited sampling strategies (LSSs) for tacrolimus in pediatric liver transplant recipients. METHODS Thirty-six 12-hour pharmacokinetic profiles from 28 pediatric liver transplant recipients (0.4-18.5 years) were collected. Tacrolimus concentrations were measured by immunoassay and area under the curve (AUC0-12) was(More)
We currently calculate area under the busulfan concentration time curve (AUC) using 7 plasma busulfan concentrations (AUC7) drawn after the first of 16 i.v. busulfan doses given as a 2-hour infusion every 6 hours. The aim of this study was to develop and validate limited sampling strategies (LSSs) using 3 or fewer busulfan concentration values with which to(More)
To characterize the pharmacokinetics of oral trametinib, a first in class MEK inhibitor, identify covariates, and describe the relationship between exposure and clinical effects in patients with BRAF V600 metastatic melanoma. Trametinib concentrations obtained in three clinical studies were included in the population pharmacokinetic analysis. Trametinib 2(More)
The objectives of this study were to investigate pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic parameters during the conversion on a 1:1 (mg:mg) basis from a twice-daily (Prograf) to once-daily (Advagraf) tacrolimus formulation in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Twenty-four-hour pharmacokinetic profiles were analyzed before and after conversion in 19 stable(More)
Although smallpox has been eradicated, the United States government considers it a "material threat" and has funded the discovery and development of potential therapeutic compounds. As reported here, the human efficacious dose for one of these compounds, ST-246, was determined using efficacy studies in nonhuman primates (NHPs), together with pharmacokinetic(More)
BACKGROUND Extended piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP) infusions have been associated with favourable outcomes. There are currently no pediatric dosing recommendations. OBJECTIVES To determine appropriate TZP dosing strategies in children 2 months - 6 years according to age and different minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs). METHODS Age and weight were(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarticular infections lead to significant morbidity in children. Cephalexin has in vitro activity against methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, a predominant pathogen in osteoarticular infection. However, cephalexin pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) are poorly described in children. This study described cephalexin PK in(More)
This study aims at evaluating the utility of the population pharmacokinetics approach in therapeutic protein drug-drug-interaction (DDI) assessment. Simulations were conducted for 2 representative victim drugs, methotrexate and trastuzumab, using a parallel-group design with and without the interaction drug. The effect of a perpetrator on the exposure of(More)
AIMS The objectives of this study were to develop a population pharmacokinetic (PopPK) model for tacrolimus in paediatric liver transplant patients and determine optimal sampling strategies to estimate tacrolimus exposure accurately. METHODS Twelve hour intensive pharmacokinetic profiles from 30 patients (age 0.4-18.4 years) receiving tacrolimus orally(More)
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