Pharmacokinetics of Tramadol and O-Desmethyltramadol Enantiomers Following Administration of Extended-Release Tablets to Elderly and Young Subjects.

Tramadol is frequently used in geriatric patients; however, pharmacokinetic (PK) publications on tramadol and O-desmethyltramadol (ODM) in elderly patients are rare. Our objective was to characterize the PK of tramadol and ODM, including absorption processes and covariates for tramadol, in elderly and young subjects after single-dose administration of 200-mg extended-release tablets. We conducted a PK […]

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Population pharmacokinetic modeling of motesanib and its active metabolite, M4, in cancer patients.

Motesanib is a small molecule and potent multikinase inhibitor with antiangiogenic and antitumor activity. Population pharmacokinetic (POPPK) modeling of motesanib and M4, an active metabolite, was performed to assess sources of variability in cancer patients. The analysis included data collected from 451 patients from 8 clinical trials with oral doses of motesanib ranging from 25 […]

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Population Pharmacokinetics and Exposure-Response of Trametinib, a MEK inhibitor, in Patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma

The purpose of this study was 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 mg once daily was […]

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Certara’s Best of Blogs 2015

A selection of short essays from our blog, written to empower our customers with biosimulation and regulatory writing solutions in order to help them solve the toughest drug development problems. Certara staff contributions range in topic from pharmacometrics to systems biology to the growing importance of regulatory writing.

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Population pharmacokinetics of teduglutide following repeated subcutaneous administrations in healthy participants and in patients with short bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease

Teduglutide is a GLP-2 analog currently evaluated for the treatment of short bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and other gastrointestinal disorders. The population pharmacokinetics (PK) of teduglutide were assessed following daily subcutaneous (SC) administrations of 2.5 to 80 mg doses in a total of 256 patients. A 1-compartment model with a site-specific rate constant of absorption […]

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Meropenem in Children Receiving Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: Clinical Trial Simulations Using Realistic Covariates

Meropenem is frequently prescribed in children receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Fluid overload is often present in critically ill children and affects drug disposition. The purpose of this study was to develop a pharmacokinetic model to 1) evaluate target attainment of meropenem dosing regimens against P. aeruginosa in children receiving CRRT and 2) estimate […]

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Population Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous Pantoprazole in Paediatric Intensive Care Patients

What is already known about this subject The use of intravenous pantoprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, has been increasing in the paediatric intensive care unit. Despite this increased use, data on the disposition of intravenous pantoprazole in paediatric intensive care patients are very scarce. What this study adds Our population approach has determined the pharmacokinetic […]

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Population pharmacokinetic analysis of thrombomodulin alfa to support dosing rationale in patients with renal impairment.

Thrombomodulin alfa is a soluble recombinant human thrombomodulin that was reported to enhance the reversal of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in subjects with sepsis or hematologic malignancy and reduce mortality in subjects with sepsis and DIC. Population pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis of thrombomodulin alfa was performed based on rich samples collected in 24 healthy subjects (0.02 […]

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Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Tolerability of Teduglutide, a Glucagon-Like Peptide-2 (GLP-2) Analog, Following Multiple Ascending Subcutaneous Administrations in Healthy Subjects

Teduglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) analog, is currently being evaluated for the treatment of short-bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and other gastrointestinal disorders. The pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of teduglutide in healthy subjects (N = 64) were assessed following daily subcutaneous administrations for 8 days in a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, ascending-dose study. Teduglutide treatments were administered […]

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Pharmacokinetic Analysis of Capsaicin After Topical Administration of a High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch to Patients With Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Capsaicin, a pungent compound in chili peppers, is a highly selective agonist for the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 receptor expressed in nociceptive sensory nerves. A high-concentration (640 μg/cm2) capsaicin patch, designated NGX-4010, is in clinical evaluation for the management of peripheral neuropathic pain. To determine systemic capsaicin exposure after single 60- or 90-minute NGX-4010 […]

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Safety and population pharmacokinetic analysis of intravenous acetaminophen in neonates, infants, children, and adolescents with pain or fever.

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 with pain or fever requiring intravenous therapy was designed […]

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