Saliva for TDM of antifungal drugs: voriconazole model

Aims. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is recommended for many antifungal drugs. Saliva sampling is a non-invasive alternative to plasma sampling. However, no clinically validated saliva models available. This study firstly aims to conduct a systematic review to evaluate the evidence supporting saliva-based TDM for azoles, echinocandins, amphotericin B, and flucytosine. The second aim is to […]

Pharmacokinetics and metabolism of dabrafenib and trametinib in BRAF V600E/K metastatic melanoma

Introduction. The combination of a BRAF inhibitor, dabrafenib and a MEK inhibitor, trametinib (CombiDT) has improved survival outcomes compared with chemotherapy or BRAF inhibitor monotherapy in advanced BRAF V600E/K melanoma. However, the use of CombiDT has a high incidence of pyrexia, causing treatment delays (Menzies, 2015). The pharmacokinetics and metabolism of dabrafenib and trametinib may […]