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Drug dosing predictions in an obese patient #94
Dear OSP forum,
Let me explain the clinical scenario here.
Question is How do I use this information, to understand if the current dosing recommendations (recommended for an average body weight person) is adequate for this patient who is morbidly obese?
I did the following-
I created a virtual patient population 100 patients weighting between 90- 165 kgs in weight.
However, I'm getting a Cmax of the drug at 0.02 umol/L. It is really small as compared to the data in the literature and therefore not clinically meaningful.
Any idea what I am missing here?
Thank you for your help in advance!
In addition to the above, say, if I have limited clinical data on this situation, such as from a case report of dosing one obese patient, can I incorporate the conc-time profiles from that here? And the available healthy volunteer data as well? The lower predictions could be due to the higher volume of distribtion in the obese patient, but I'm unable to find a way to input this parameter into the model
A general model development workflow (these are for predicting in kids but the workflow concepts are the same as extrapolation to other sub-groups) can be found in: Maharaj et al 2014. A workflow example of PBPK modeling to support pediatric research and development: case study with lorazepam. or Maharaj and Edginton 2014. Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling and Simulation in Pediatric Drug Development.
All the best!
With regards to the above example, I wanted to know if we can manually adjust the volume of distribution in the simulation once the simulation has run? My Vd from the simulation is very unreasonable, Actual measured clearance is around 0.4L/kg but PK SIM shows around 66 L/kg, is there any way I can correct for this while simulating?
@msrinivasan1 Volume of distribution (Vd) is an output parameter of PK-Sim calculated using the output data (predicted concentration time profile) of your model. As such it is not possible to adjust Vd for your simulation.
It seems that you have way too much clearance in your model. As @Aedginto suggested, try to build an IV Model which should help you understand the clearance processes involved with your compound.
Hope that helps,