From email@example.com Wed Jan 31 09:09:39 1996
Subject: PK/PD analysis
Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Dear NONMEM Users:
I continue working on PK/PD analysis using a indirect model by Dr. Jusko. Again I have a problem. With ADVAN6,TRANS1, I use a hybrid model where Cp is defined as an exponential function in $DES as follows. (Dr.Liao kindly advised me.)
Previously I finished PK analysis using Cp-T data and estimated values of PK parameters(AA,Ke) for each individual. Now I try to give these individual values to this model as a kind of covariates, because I think it makes estimation of Imax,IC50,K10 more easier.
However, when I added individual values of AA and Ke to data file and use their data items in $DES records as above, nmtran send me error messages that AA and Ke are not defined.
Does anyone know how to define individual values of AA and Ke in nmtran contral stream file? I cannot find the answer in the Users' Guide under $DES.
From alison Wed Jan 31 13:31:31 1996
Subject: PK/PD Analysis ; indirect model; $DES Nami Iyota asked why the following code is not allowed by NMTRAN. AA and Ke are individual values that were determined previously and are recorded in the data:
$DES does not have direct access to the data. Code like this is needed is need to copy data items from the data record to PK parameters:
$INPUT .... AA Ke ...
DAA = AA
DKe = Ke
It might, by the way, be useful to let PREDPP solve the differential equation for the plasma compartment, rather than coding the analytic solution into $DES. This would allow more elaborate dosing than the single bolus dose AA. It would also allow Ke and S1 to be estimated rather than obtained from the data record, if one chose to fit PK and PD data simultaneously. E.g.,
K20= .... ; this was called K10, but is renamed for clarity