The Pharmacokinetics of Drugs Commonly Studied during Clinical Trials

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Upcoming training sessions from the trainer:

* August 11 The Pharmacokinetics of Drugs Commonly Studied during Clinical Trials

* August 18 Clinical Trials and Medical Documentation: Resources and Translation Strategies for New Translators

* September 29 Translating Pharmaceutical Documents (German --> English)

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The presenter will discuss a very important area in clinical trial research and translation, i.e. pharmacokinetics, which is the effect of the body on a particular drug, for drug classes commonly studied during clinical trials: diuretics, proton pump inhibitors, sulfonylureas, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

In addition, we will also learn how clinical trial researchers measure the pharmacokinetics of drugs. Essential pharmacokinetic metrics will be presented, and we will discuss what they can tell us about the effectiveness (or non-effectiveness) of a drug. These metrics include CMAX, CMIN, tMAX and AUC (area under the curve).

Finally, we will talk about the contradictions for the above drug classes based on their pharmacokinetic profile. Pharmacokinetics is not only very interesting but also essential for pharmaceutical translators or those wishing to enter this field. As translators, we must understand the concept(s) behind the words we translate to deliver the best translation possible.

This webinar will give you a solid foundation for pharmacokinetics as it relates to clinical drug trials and especially to the five drug classes that will be discussed.

Participants will receive a .pdf version of the presentation, a resource list and a list of the technical terms we cover during the session.
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 Carmen Cross    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Carmen Cross has been a professional medical translator of German and Arabic medical documents since 2005. She holds a Bachelor's and two Master's in Arabic language and linguistics, as well as an Arabic-English translation certificate from New York University. In addition to medicine and biotechnology, she is also interested in foreign language acquisition and linguistics. Like her page on Facebook
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The Pharmacokinetics of Drugs Commonly Studied during Clinical Trials

Graeme Hunter Identity Verified
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More translator relevanceAug 12

I enjoyed Carmen's lecture and the details of the drugs and their mechanisms were very interesting. However, I would have liked Carmen to relate the subject matter much more to a translator's POV. I felt it was more suited to an audience of budding pharmacists. She could have included links to some resources she habitually uses, some of the translation problems she typically encounters, perhaps some mistakes she has made, etc.

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Carmen Cross Identity Verified
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Resources I useAug 20

Thank you for your comment. One of the resources I find extremely helpful is PubMed ( I especially use it for terminology research and to make sure I am using the correct terms for the scientific concepts presented. Another resource I use quite frequently is a a clinical trials registry (e.g., which contains the official information for a clinical trial. The sections I most often look at are the official title and the inclusion and exclusion criteria (to maintain consistency). Finally, I always try to find a Summary of Product Characteristics for the particular medicine I am translating about, especially when the text involves the pharmacological properties of the medicine. I use the search terms [Summary of Product Characteristics for the language you want] and [Name of medicine].


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