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[NMusers] Describing Omega that includes both BSV and IOV

From: 이소정 <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 11:13:26 +0900

Dear all,


Currently I’m summarizing the NONMEM estimates of population PK =
for writing a manuscript.

However, I wonder how to describe the omega which includes both =
between-subject variability and inter-occasional variability.

The code of ‘variability’ is followed below,





IF(OCC.EQ.3) IOV = ETA(10)


KA = THETA(9) * EXP(IOV) (à In final model, PK parameter was =
estimated like this)

; KA = THETA(9) * EXP(ETA(4)+IOV) (à When I used this code, there =
were some problems (boundary error, large RSE (>80%), very small =
estimate of BSV and so on) )

; KA = THETA(9) * EXP(ETA(4)) (à when I used BSV only, the OFV is =
quite higher than upper two cases, so I thought that IOV should be =
considered. )






In this case, the individual eta was re-calculated in one subject =
according to occasion, isn’t it?

Then, how should I describe this ‘variability’ and =
estimate of omega in a manuscript?

(i.e., between subject variability containing inter-occasional =
variability? Or any other appropriate term?)


I will appreciate if someone give any advice. Thanks in advance.


Best regards,

SoJeong Yi

SoJeong Yi, Ph.D

Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics,

Seoul National University College of Medicine and Hospital

101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea

Tel: 82-2-740-8291

Fax: 82-2-742-9252

C.P: 82-10-3178-4133

E-mail: <>

Received on Thu Sep 03 2015 - 22:13:26 EDT

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