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One research group has shown that in patients with elevated AST (SGOT) levels, EPI clearance was significantly impaired and correlated with AST but not with bilirubin. The authors suggested in 1992 that serum AST rather than bilirubin may be the best indicator for dosage adjustment of EPI . A survey of prescription methods for anthracyclines in patients with hepatic impairment used by oncologists in the UK showed a wide variation in the dose that oncologists prescribed . These results from a questionnaire showed the need for a new, widely accepted anthracycline dose modification scheme for patients with liver dysfunction.
In summary, the metabolism of clinically established anthracyclines is similar and differs only quantitatively with respect to the reduction at C-13 position by aldoketo reductases. The bioreductive cleavage of the daunosamine sugar moiety leading to the 7-deoxy aglycones has been confirmed in several laboratories and can be linked to the free radical formation chemistry of the chromophore. Finally, the smallest but fundamental difference between EPI and DOX, the epimerization of the 4'-OH group, has remarkable consequences for the pharmacology of EPI which is more susceptible to metabolic conjugation at this site and significantly modifies the pharmacokinetic behavior.
Mross et al. 25 but basic PK parameters such as volume of distribution, clearance, AUC and terminal half-life are not significantly altered by such a change in the time schedule. The same holds true when comparing the PK parameters of DOX after bolus injection and 6 1/2 day continuous infusion . Dose and AUC are correlated up to 150 mg/m2 in dose escalation studies suggesting linear pharmacokinetics . Metabolism and elimination Important metabolic pathways have been identified for the anthracyclines.
Drugs affecting growth of tumours by Herbert M. Pinedo, Carolien H. Smorenburg