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RE: Link different thetas to same omega using mu referencing

From: Michael Fossler <mfossler>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:56:20 +0000

This looks like it would work - it seems to obey the rules around mu-refere=
ncing. You can simplify the $OMEGA by using SAME(3)

Michael J. Fossler, Pharm. D., Ph. D., F.C.P.
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From: owner-nmusers
 Behalf Of Leander, Jacob
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:01 AM
To: nmusers
Subject: [NMusers] Link different thetas to same omega using mu referencing


Consider the case where we have a categorical (potentially time-varying) co=
variate named CAT that can take several values (e.g. 0,1,2,3).
Let's say I want to model CL depending on this categorical covariate (where=
 parameters are estimated on log-scale).
A simple solution to this would be


I let CL be described by a log-normal distribution with the same omega elem=
ent for all CAT values.


With an omega statement:

$OMEGA 0.1

I now want to switch to the mu referencing framework in NONMEM. Each theta =
needs to be reference to a MU value, and to force it to be described by the=
 same eta I apply the following approach.

MU_1 = THETA(1)
MU_2 = THETA(2)
MU_3 = THETA(3)

IF(CAT.EQ.1) CL = EXP(MU_1 + ETA(1))
IF(CAT.EQ.2) CL = EXP(MU_2 + ETA(2))
IF(CAT.EQ.3) CL = EXP(MU_3 + ETA(3))

With an omega statement:


where I force the omega element corresponding to ETA1, ETA2 and ETA3 to be=
 the same.

Is this a valid approach to obtain what I need?
Or is there a simpler way in the mu-referencing framework to link different=
 thetas to the same omega element?

All the best,

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