Relevant: The PK metric with highest CV [Power / Sample Size]

posted by Helmut Homepage – Vienna, Austria, 2018-05-23 10:40 (885 d 03:35 ago) – Posting: # 18802
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Hi libaiyi,

» I want to ask about power calculation. In BE, Cmax, AUCt, and AUCinf are all needed for power consideration. […] But AUCinf and AUCt are highly correlated,

AUC and Cmax are (highly?) correlated as well.

» […] so could I […] only consider about AUCt and Cmax for the power setting?

If you think about sample size estimation I would go a step further and consider only the PK metric with the highest variability, which generally* is the one of Cmax (see this thread, linked other posts, and references). You could use function power.2TOST() of the R-package PowerTOST to explore various correlations (ρ). This issue is a little bit academic because ρ is rarely known.

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