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  1. Wallender E, Vucicevic K, Jagannathan P, Huang L, Natureeba P, Kakuru A, Muhindo M, Nakelembe M, Havlir D, Kamya M, Aweeka F, Dorsey G, Rosenthal PJ, Savic RM. Predicting Optimal Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine Regimens to Prevent Malaria During Pregnancy for Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Women Receiving Efavirenz. J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 5;217(6):964-972. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix660. PMCID:PMC5853566.

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  2. Guiastrennec B, Ramachandran G, Karlsson MO, Kumar AKH, Bhavani PK, Gangadevi NP, Swaminathan S, Gupta A, Dooley KE, Savic RM. Suboptimal Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Concentrations and Outcomes in Small and HIV Coinfected Children in India: Recommendations for Dose Modifications. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Dec 16. doi: 10.1002/cpt.987. [Epub ahead of print]. PMCID:PMC6004234.

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  3. Bartelink IH, Zhang N, Keizer RJ, Strydom N, Converse PJ, Dooley KE, Nuermberger EL, Savic RM. New Paradigm for Translational Modeling to Predict Long-term Tuberculosis Treatment Response. Clin Transl Sci. 2017 Sep;10(5):366-379. PMCID:PMC5593171.

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  4. Bartelink IH, Prideaux B, Krings G, Wilmes L, Lee PRE, Bo P, Hann B, Coppé JP, Heditsian D, Swigart-Brown L, Jones EF, Magnitsky S, Keizer RJ, de Vries N, Rosing H, Pawlowska N, Thomas S, Dhawan M, Aggarwal R, Munster PN, Esserman LJ, Ruan W, Wu AHB, Yee D, Dartois V, Savic RM, Wolf DM, van 't Veer L. Heterogeneous drug penetrance of veliparib and carboplatin measured in triple negative breast tumors. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 Sep 11;19(1):107. PMCID:PMC5594551.

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  5. Wilkinson R, Rohlwink U, Misra U, Crevel R, Mai N, Dooley K, Caws M, Figaji A, Savic RM, Solomons R, Thwaites G. Tuberculous Meningitis. NRNeurol. 2017 Oct;13(10):581-598. PMID:28884751.

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  6. Alsultan A, Savic R, Dooley KE, Weiner M, Whitworth W, Mac Kenzie WR, Peloquin CA; Tuberculosis Trials Consortium. Population Pharmacokinetics of Pyrazinamide in Patients with Tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 May 24;61(6). pii: e02625-16. PMCID:PMC5444154.

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  7. Savic RM, Novakovic AM, Ekblom M, Munafo A, Karlsson MO. Population Pharmacokinetics of Cladribine in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.Clin Pharmacokinet. 2017 Oct;56(10):1245-1253. PMCID: PMC5591805.

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  8. Rizk ML, Zou L, Savic RM, Dooley KE. Importance of Drug Pharmacokinetics at the Site of Action. Clin Transl Sci. 2017 May;10(3):133-142. PMCID:PMC5421734.

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  9. Savic RM, Weiner M, MacKenzie WR, Engle M, Whitworth WC, Johnson JL, Nsubuga P, Nahid P, Nguyen NV, Peloquin CA, Dooley KE, Dorman SE; Tuberculosis Trials Consortium of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Defining the optimal dose of rifapentine for pulmonary tuberculosis: Exposure-response relations from two phase II clinical trials. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Aug;102(2):321-331. PMCID:PMC5545752.

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  10. Nguyen TH, Mouksassi MS, Holford N, Al-Huniti N, Freedman I, Hooker AC, John J, Karlsson MO, Mould DR, Pérez Ruixo JJ, Plan EL, Savic R, van Hasselt JG, Weber B, Zhou C, Comets E, Mentré F. Model evaluation of continuous data pharmacometric models: Metrics and graphics. CPT Pharmacometrics Syst Pharmacol. 2016 Nov 24. PMID: 27884052.

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  11. Bartelink IH, Lalmohamed A, van Reij EM, Dvorak CC, Savic RM, Zwaveling J, Bredius RG, Egberts AC, Bierings M, Kletzel M, Shaw PJ, Nath CE, Hempel G, Ansari M, Krajinovic M, Théorêt Y, Duval M, Keizer RJ, Bittencourt H, Hassan M, Güngör T, Wynn RF, Veys P, Cuvelier GD, Marktel S, Chiesa R, Cowan MJ, Slatter MA, Stricherz MK, Jennissen C, Long-Boyle JR, Boelens JJ. Association of busulfan exposure with survival and toxicity after haemopoietic cell transplantation in children and young adults: a multicentre, retrospective cohort analysis. Lancet Haematol. 2016 Nov; 3(11):e526-e536. PMID: 27746112.

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  12. Jayakumar A, Savic RM, Everett CK, Benator D, Alland D, Heilig CM, Weiner M, Friedrich SO, Martinson NA, Kerrigan A, Zamudio C, Goldberg SV, Whitworth WC, Davis JL, Nahid P. Xpert MTB/RIF Assay shows faster clearance of M. tuberculosis DNA with higher rifapentine exposure. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Oct 12. PMID: 27733634.

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  13. Goswami S, Yee SW, Xu F, Sridhar SB, Mosley JJ, Takahashi A, Kubo M, Maeda S, Davis RL, Roden DM, Hedderson MM, Giacomini KM, Savic R, et al. A Longitudinal HbA1c Model Elucidates Genes Linked to Disease Progression on Metformin. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Jul 14. PMID: 27415606.

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  14. Hibma JE, Zur AA, Castro RA, Wittwer MB, Keizer RJ, Yee SW, Goswami S, Stocker SL, Zhang X, Huang Y, Brett CM, Savic R, Giacomini KM. The Effect of Famotidine, a MATE1-Selective Inhibitor, on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Metformin. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2016 Jun; 55(6):711-21. PMID: 26597253.

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  15. Conde MB, Mello FC, Duarte RS, Cavalcante SC, Rolla V, Dalcolmo M, Loredo C, Durovni B, Armstrong DT, Efron A, Barnes GL, Marzinke MA, Savic R, Dooley KE, Cohn S, Moulton LH, Chaisson RE, Dorman SE. A Phase 2 Randomized Trial of a Rifapentine plus Moxifloxacin-Based Regimen for Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0154778. PMID: 27159505; PMCID: PMC4861335.

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  16. Bahr NC, Marais S, Caws M, van Crevel R, Wilkinson RJ, Tyagi JS, Thwaites GE, Boulware DR. GeneXpert MTB/Rif to Diagnose Tuberculous Meningitis: Perhaps the First Test but not the Last. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 May 1; 62(9):1133-5. PMID: 26966284; PMCID: PMC4826457 [Available on 05/01/17].

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  17. Larsen MS, Keizer R, Munro G, Mørk A, Holm R, Savic R, Kreilgaard M. Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Relationship of Gabapentin in a CFA-induced Inflammatory Hyperalgesia Rat Model. Pharm Res. 2016 May; 33(5):1133-43. PMID: 26780452.

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  18. Gupta A, Mathad JS, Abdel-Rahman SM, Albano JD, Botgros R, Brown V, Browning RS, Dawson L, Dooley KE, Gnanashanmugam D, Grinsztejn B, Hernandez-Diaz S, Jean-Philippe P, Kim P, Lyerly AD, Mirochnick M, Mofenson LM, Montepiedra G, Piper J, Sahin L, Savic R, Smith B, Spiegel H, Swaminathan S, Watts DH, White A. Toward Earlier Inclusion of Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Tuberculosis Drug Trials: Consensus Statements From an International Expert Panel. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 15; 62(6):761-9. PMID: 26658057.

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  19. Savic RM, Ruslami R, Hibma JE, Hesseling A, Ramachandran G, Ganiem AR, Swaminathan S, McIlleron H, Gupta A, Thakur K, van Crevel R, Aarnoutse R, Dooley KE. Pediatric tuberculous meningitis: Model-based approach to determining optimal doses of the anti-tuberculosis drugs rifampin and levofloxacin for children. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Dec; 98(6):622-9. PMID: 26260983.

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  20. Sundell K, Jagannathan P, Huang L, Bigira V, Kapisi J, Kakuru MM, Savic R, Kamya MR, Dorsey G, Aweeka F. Variable piperaquine exposure significantly impacts protective efficacy of monthly dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for the prevention of malaria in Ugandan children. Malar J. 2015; 14(1):368. PMID: 26403465; PMCID: PMC4582734.

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  21. Via LE, Savic R, Weiner DM, Zimmerman MD, Prideaux B, Irwin SM, Lyon E, O'Brien P, Gopal P, Eum S, Lee M, Lanoix JP, Dutta NK, Shim T, Cho JS, Kim W, Karakousis PC, Lenaerts A, Nuermberger E, Barry CE, Dartois V. Host-Mediated Bioactivation of Pyrazinamide: Implications for Efficacy, Resistance, and Therapeutic Alternatives. ACS Infect Dis. 2015 May 8; 1(5):203-214. PMID: 26086040.

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  22. Long-Boyle JR, Savic R, Yan S, Bartelink I, Musick L, French D, Law J, Horn B, Cowan MJ, Dvorak CC. Population pharmacokinetics of busulfan in pediatric and young adult patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplant: a model-based dosing algorithm for personalized therapy and implementation into routine clinical use. Ther Drug Monit. 2015 Apr; 37(2):236-45. PMID: 25162216; PMCID: PMC4342323 [Available on 04/01/16].

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  23. Dooley KE, Savic RM, Park JG, Cramer Y, Hafner R, Hogg E, Janik J, Marzinke MA, Patterson K, Benson CA, Hovind L, Dorman SE, Haas DW. Novel dosing strategies increase exposures of the potent antituberculosis drug rifapentine but are poorly tolerated in healthy volunteers. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015; 59(6):3399-405. PMID: 25824215; PMCID: PMC4432148.

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  24. Bartelink IH, Savic RM, Dorsey G, Ruel T, Gingrich D, Scherpbier HJ, Capparelli E, Jullien V, Young SL, Achan J, Plenty A, Charlebois E, Kamya M, Havlir D, Aweeka F. The effect of malnutrition on the pharmacokinetics and virologic outcomes of lopinavir, efavirenz and nevirapine in food insecure HIV-infected children in Tororo, Uganda. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Mar; 34(3):e63-70. PMID: 25742090; PMCID: PMC4351793 [Available on 03/01/16].

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  25. Dorman SE, Savic R, Goldberg S, Stout JE, Schluger N, Muzanyi G, Johnson JL, Nahid P, Hecker EJ, Heilig CM, Bozeman L, Feng PJ, Moro RN, MacKenzie W, Dooley KE, Nuermberger EL, Vernon A, Weiner M. Daily rifapentine for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. A randomized, dose-ranging trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb 1; 191(3):333-43. PMID: 25489785.

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  26. Sheffield JS, Siegel D, Mirochnick M, Heine RP, Nguyen C, Bergman KL, Savic RM, Long J, Dooley KE, Nesin M. Designing drug trials: considerations for pregnant women. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 15; 59 Suppl 7:S437-44. PMID: 25425722; PMCID: PMC4303056 [Available on 12/15/15].

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  27. Vreeman RC, Nyandiko WM, Liechty EA, Busakhala N, Bartelink IH, Savic RM, Scanlon ML, Ayaya SO, Blaschke TF. Impact of adherence and anthropometric characteristics on nevirapine pharmacokinetics and exposure among HIV-infected Kenyan children. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Nov 1; 67(3):277-86. PMID: 25140906.

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  28. Dooley KE, Luetkemeyer AF, Park JG, Allen R, Cramer Y, Murray S, Sutherland D, Aweeka F, Koletar SL, Marzan F, Bao J, Savic R, Haas DW. Phase I safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenetics study of the antituberculosis drug PA-824 with concomitant lopinavir-ritonavir, efavirenz, or rifampin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Sep; 58(9):5245-52. PMID: 24957823; PMCID: PMC4135849.

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  29. Goswami S, Yee SW, Stocker S, Mosley JD, Kubo M, Castro R, Mefford JA, Wen C, Liang X, Witte J, Brett C, Maeda S, Simpson MD, Hedderson MM, Davis RL, Roden DM, Giacomini KM, Savic RM. Genetic variants in transcription factors are associated with the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of metformin. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Sep; 96(3):370-9. PMID: 24853734; PMCID: PMC4171106.

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  30. Savic RM, Lu Y, Bliven-Sizemore E, Weiner M, Nuermberger E, Burman W, Dorman SE, Dooley KE. Population pharmacokinetics of rifapentine and desacetyl rifapentine in healthy volunteers: nonlinearities in clearance and bioavailability. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Jun; 58(6):3035-42. PMID: 24614383; PMCID: PMC4068478.

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  31. Weiner M, Savic RM, Kenzie WR, Wing D, Peloquin CA, Engle M, Bliven E, Prihoda TJ, Gelfond JA, Scott NA, Abdel-Rahman SM, Kearns GL, Burman WJ, Sterling TR, Villarino ME. Rifapentine Pharmacokinetics and Tolerability in Children and Adults Treated Once Weekly With Rifapentine and Isoniazid for Latent Tuberculosis Infection. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Jun; 3(2):132-45. PMID: 26625366.

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  32. Bartelink IH, Savic RM, Mwesigwa J, Achan J, Clark T, Plenty A, Charlebois E, Kamya M, Young SL, Gandhi M, Havlir D, Cohan D, Aweeka F. Pharmacokinetics of lopinavir/ritonavir and efavirenz in food insecure HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women in Tororo, Uganda. J Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Feb; 54(2):121-32. PMID: 24038035; PMCID: PMC3933454.

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  33. Savic R, Cowan MJ, Dvorak CC, Pai SY, Pereira L, Bartelink IH, Boelens JJ, Bredius RG, Wynn RF, Cuvelier GD, Shaw PJ, Slatter MA, Long-Boyle J. Effect of weight and maturation on busulfan clearance in infants and small children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013 Nov; 19(11):1608-14. PMID: 24029650; PMCID: PMC3848313.

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  34. Yee SW, Nguyen AN, Brown C, Savic R, Zhang Y, Castro RA, Cropp CD, Choi JH, Singh D, Tahara H, Stocker SL, Huang Y, Brett CM, Giacomini KM. Reduced renal clearance of cefotaxime in asians with a low-frequency polymorphism of OAT3 (SLC22A8). J Pharm Sci. 2013 Sep; 102(9):3451-7. PMID: 23649425; PMCID: PMC4151246.

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  35. Savic RM, Barrail-Tran A, Duval X, Nembot G, Panhard X, Descamps D, Verstuyft C, Vrijens B, Taburet AM, Goujard C, Mentré F. Effect of adherence as measured by MEMS, ritonavir boosting, and CYP3A5 genotype on atazanavir pharmacokinetics in treatment-naive HIV-infected patients. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Nov; 92(5):575-83. PMID: 23033116; PMCID: PMC3939416.

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  36. Stocker SL, McLachlan AJ, Savic R, Kirkpatrick CM, Graham GG, Williams KM, Day RO. The pharmacokinetics of oxypurinol in people with gout. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2012 Sep; 74(3):477-89. PMID: 22300439; PMCID: PMC3477349.

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  37. Crawford KW, Ripin DH, Levin AD, Campbell JR, Flexner C. Optimising the manufacture, formulation, and dose of antiretroviral drugs for more cost-efficient delivery in resource-limited settings: a consensus statement. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Jul; 12(7):550-60. PMID: 22742638.

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  38. Delattre M, Savic R, Miller R, Karlsson MO, Lavielle M. Analysis of exposure-response of CI-945 in patients with epilepsy: application of novel mixed hidden Markov modeling methodology. J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn. 2012 Jun; 39(3):263-71. PMID: 22544471.

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  39. Kang D, Bae KS, Houk BE, Savic R, Karlsson MO. Standard Error of Empirical Bayes Estimate in NONMEM® VI. Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. 2012 Apr; 16(2):97-106. PMID: 22563254; PMCID: PMC3339294.

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  40. Baverel PG, Savic R, Karlsson MO. Two bootstrapping routines for obtaining imprecision estimates for nonparametric parameter distributions in nonlinear mixed effects models. J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn. 2011 Feb; 38(1):63-82. PMID: 21076858.

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  41. Savic R, Mentré F, Lavielle M. Implementation and evaluation of the SAEM algorithm for longitudinal ordered categorical data with an illustration in pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics. AAPS J. 2011 Mar; 13(1):44-53. PMID: 21063925; PMCID: PMC3032088.

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2005–2010

  1. Savic R, Karlsson MO. Evaluation of an extended grid method for estimation using nonparametric distributions. AAPS J. 2009 Sep; 11(3):615-27. PMID: 19714472; PMCID: PMC2758131.

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  2. Savic R, Lavielle M. Performance in population models for count data, part II: a new SAEM algorithm. J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn. 2009 Aug; 36(4):367-79. PMID: 19680795; PMCID: PMC2881036.

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  3. Savic R, Karlsson MO. Importance of shrinkage in empirical bayes estimates for diagnostics: problems and solutions. AAPS J. 2009 Sep; 11(3):558-69. PMID: 19649712; PMCID: PMC2758126.

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  4. Baverel PG, Savic R, Wilkins JJ, Karlsson MO. Evaluation of the nonparametric estimation method in NONMEM VI: application to real data. J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn. 2009 Aug; 36(4):297-315. PMID: 19572188.

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  5. Petersson KJ, Hanze E, Savic R, Karlsson MO. Semiparametric distributions with estimated shape parameters. Pharm Res. 2009 Sep; 26(9):2174-85. PMID: 19568693.

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  6. Carlsson KC, Savic R, Hooker AC, Karlsson MO. Modeling subpopulations with the $MIXTURE subroutine in NONMEM: finding the individual probability of belonging to a subpopulation for the use in model analysis and improved decision making. AAPS J. 2009 Mar; 11(1):148-54. PMID: 19277871; PMCID: PMC2664892.

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  7. Savic R, Kjellsson MC, Karlsson MO. Evaluation of the nonparametric estimation method in NONMEM VI. Eur J Pharm Sci. 2009 Apr 11; 37(1):27-35. PMID: 19159684.

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  8. Wilkins JJ, Savic R, Karlsson MO, Langdon G, McIlleron H, Pillai G, Smith PJ, Simonsson US. Population pharmacokinetics of rifampin in pulmonary tuberculosis patients, including a semimechanistic model to describe variable absorption. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Jun; 52(6):2138-48. PMID: 18391026; PMCID: PMC2415769.

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  9. Savic R, Jonker DM, Kerbusch T, Karlsson MO. Implementation of a transit compartment model for describing drug absorption in pharmacokinetic studies. J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn. 2007 Oct; 34(5):711-26. PMID: 17653836.

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  10. Karlsson MO, Savic RM. Diagnosing model diagnostics. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Jul; 82(1):17-20. PMID: 17571070.

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  11. Hong EU, Savic R . Population Pharmacokinetic Analysis of the Oral Absorption Process of Tacrolimus in Healthy Volunteers . Kor J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2007; 15(2):117-126.

  12. Osterberg O, Savic R, Karlsson MO, Simonsson US, Nørgaard JP, Walle JV, Agersø H. Pharmacokinetics of desmopressin administrated as an oral lyophilisate dosage form in children with primary nocturnal enuresis and healthy adults. J Clin Pharmacol. 2006 Oct; 46(10):1204-11. PMID: 16988210.

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  13. Lindemalm S, Savic R, Karlsson MO, Juliusson G, Liliemark J, Albertioni F. Application of population pharmacokinetics to cladribine. BMC Pharmacol. 2005; 5:4. PMID: 15757511; PMCID: PMC1079880.

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