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Scientific works acknowledging the use of MCSim
  1. Allen, B.C., Hack E.C., Clewell H.J., 2007,
    "Use of Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis with a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model of methylmercury to estimate exposures in u.s. women of childbearing age".
    Risk Analysis, 27:947-959.
  2. Banks H.T., Ma Y., Potter, L.K., 2005,
    "A Simulation-based comparison between parametric and nonparametric estimation methods in PBPK Models",
    Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems, 13:126.
  3. Bernillon P., Bois F., 2000,
    "Statistical issues in toxicokinetic modeling: A Bayesian perspective",
    Environmental Health Perspectives, 108(suppl.5):883-893.
  4. Bois F., 1999,
    "Analysis of PBPK models for risk characterization."
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 895: 317-337.
  5. Bois F., 2000,
    "Statistical analysis of Clewell et al. PBPK model of trichloroethylene kinetics."
    Environmental Health Perspectives 108 (suppl. 2): 307-316.
  6. Bois F., 2000,
    "Statistical analysis of Fisher et al. PBPK model of trichloroethylene kinetics."
    Environmental Health Perspectives 108 (suppl. 2): 275-282.
  7. Bois F., 2001,
    "Applications of population approaches in toxicology."
    Toxicology Letters 120:385-394.
  8. Bois F., 2003,
    "Toxicokinetic modelling of 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-p-dioxin blood concentration after ingestion by women."
    Environnement, Risque et Sante 2:45-53.
  9. Bois F., Fahmy T., et al., 1997,
    "Dynamic modeling of bacteria in a pilot drinking water distribution system."
    Water Research 31:3146-3156.
  10. Bois F., Gelman A., et al., 1996,
    "Population toxicokinetics of tetrachloroethylene."
    Archives of Toxicology 70: 347-355.
  11. Bois F., Jackson E., et al., 1996,
    "Population toxicokinetics of benzene."
    Environmental Health Perspectives 104 (suppl. 6): 1405-1411.
  12. Bois F., Krowech G., et al., 1995,
    "Human interindividual variability in metabolism: the example of 4-aminobiphenyl."
    Risk Analysis 15: 205-213.
  13. Bois F., Maszle D., 1997,
    MCSim: A simulation program,
    Journal of Statistical Software, 2(9):
  14. Bois F., Paxman D., 1992,
    "An analysis of exposure rate effects for benzene using a physiologically based pharmacokinetic model."
    Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 15: 122-136.
  15. Bois F., Smith M., et al., 1991,
    "Mechanisms of benzene carcinogenesis: application of a physiological model of benzene pharmacokinetics and metabolism."
    Toxicology Letters 56: 283-298.
  16. Bois F., Smith T., et al., 1999,
    "Optimal design for a study of butadiene toxicokinetics in humans."
    Toxicological Sciences 49: 213-224.
  17. Bois F., Woodruff T.J., et al., 1991,
    "Comparison of three physiologically-based pharmacokinetic models of benzene disposition."
    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 110: 79-88.
  18. Bois F., Zeise L., et al., 1990,
    "Precision and sensitivity analysis of pharmacokinetic models for cancer risk assessment: tetrachloroethylene in mice, rats and humans."
    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 102: 300-315.
  19. Brochot C., Bessoud B., et al., 2006,
    "Evaluation of antiangiogenic treatment effects on tumors microcirculation by Bayesian physiological pharmacokinetic modeling and magnetic resonance imaging."
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 24:1059-1067.
  20. Brochot C., Bois F., 2005,
    "Use of a chemical probe to increase safety for human volunteers in toxicokinetic studies".
    Risk Analysis 25:1559-1571.
  21. Brochot C., Marchand S., Couet W., Gelman A., Bois F., 2004,
    "Extension of the isobolographic approach to interactions studies between more than two drugs: Illustration with the convulsant interaction between pefloxacin, norfloxacin and theophylline in rats".
    Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 93:553-562.
  22. Brochot C., Smith T.J., Bois F., 2007,
    "Development of a physiologically based toxicokinetic model for butadiene and four major metabolites in humans: Global sensitivity analysis for experimental design issues".
    Chemico-Biological Interactions, 167:168-183.
  23. Cancre N., Bois F., et al., 1999,
    "Screening blood donations for hepatitis C in central Africa: Analysis of a risk- and cost-based decision tree".
    Medical Decision Making, 19:296-306.
  24. Cancre N., Tall A., et al., 2000,
    "Bayesian analysis of an epidemiological model of P. falciparum malaria infection in Ndiop, Senegal". American Journal of Epidemiology, 152:760-770.
  25. Chiu W.A., Bois F., 2006,
    "Revisiting the population toxicokinetics of tetrachloroethylene".
    Archives of Toxicology, 80:386-386.
  26. Chiu W.A., Bois F., 2007,
    "An approximate method for population toxicokinetic analysis with aggregated data".
    Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 12:346-363.
  27. Chiu W.A., Micallef S., Monster A.C., Bois F., 2007,
    "Toxicokinetics of inhaled trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene in humans at 1 ppm: Empirical results and comparisons with previous studies".
    Toxicological Sciences, 95:23-36.
  28. Covington T.R., Gentry P.R., et al., 2007,
    "The use of Markov chain Monte Carlo uncertainty analysis to support a Public Health Goal for perchloroethylene",
    Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 47:1-18.
  29. David, R. M., H. J. Clewell, et al., 2006,
    "Revised assessment of cancer risk to dichloromethane II. Application of probabilistic methods to cancer risk determinations."
    Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 45: 55-65.
  30. Diack C., Bois F., 2005,
    "Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models for categorical toxicity data,"
    Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 41:55-65.
  31. Eisenberg J.N, Seto E., et al, 1996,
    "Quantifying water pathogen risk in an epidemiological framework",
    Risk Analysis, 16:549-563.
  32. Franks S.J., Spendiff M.K., et al., 2006,
    "Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling of human exposure to 2-butoxyethanol",
    Toxicology Letters 162 (2006) 164173.
  33. Gelman A., Bois F., Jiang J., 1996,
    "Physiological pharmacokinetic analysis using population modeling and informative prior distributions,"
    Journal of the American Statistical Association, 91:1400-1412.
  34. Hack E.C., 2006,
    "Bayesian analysis of physiologically based toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic models".
    Toxicology, 221:241-248.
  35. Hack E.C., Chiu W.A, et al., 2006,
    "Bayesian population analysis of a harmonized physiologically based pharmacokinetic model of trichloroethylene and its metabolites", Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 46:63-83.
  36. Johanson G., Jonsson F., Bois F., 1999,
    "Development of new technique for risk assessment using physiologically based toxicokinetic models",
    American Journal of Industrial Medecine, Suppl. 1:101-103.
  37. Jonsson F, Jonsson E.N., Bois F., Marshall S., 2007, The application of a Bayesian approach to the analysis of a complex, mechanistically based model, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 17:65-92.
  38. Jonsson F., Bois F., Johanson G., 2001, Assessing the reliability of PBPK models using data from methyl chloride-exposed, non-conjugating human subjects, Archives of Toxicology, 75:189-199.
  39. Jonsson F., Bois F., Johanson G., 2001, Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling of inhalation exposure of humans to dichloromethane during moderate to heavy exercise, Toxicological Sciences, 59:209-218.
  40. Jonsson, F. and G. Johanson, 2003,
    "The Bayesian population approach to physiological toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic models - An example using the MCSim software."
    Toxicology Letters 138: 143-150.
  41. Liao K.H., Tan Y.-M., et al.,2007,
    "Bayesian estimation of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters in a mode-of-action-based cancer risk assessment for chloroform",
    Risk Analysis, 27:1535-1551.
  42. Lin H.I., Berzins D.W., et al., 2004,
    "A Bayesian approach to parameter estimation for a crayfish (procambarus spp.) bioaccumulation model".
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: Vol. 23, No. 9 pp. 22592266.
  43. Loizou G., Spendiff M., 2005,
    "A human PBPK model for ethanol describing inhibition of gastric motility",
    Journal of Molecular Histology, 35:687-696.
  44. Lyons M.A., Yang R.S.H, 2008,
    "Computational toxicology of chloroform: reverse dosimetry using Bayesian inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation, and human biomonitoring data",
    Environmental Health Perspectives, 116:10401046.
  45. Marino, D. J., H. Clewell, et al., 2006,
    "Revised assessment of cancer risk to dichloromethane: part I Bayesian PBPK and dose-response modeling in mice".
    Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 45: 44-54.
  46. Mezzetti M., Ibrahim J.G., et al., 2003,
    "A Bayesian compartmental model for the evaluation of 1,3-butadiene metabolism".
    Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C, 52:291-305.
  47. Micallef S., Amzal B., Bach V., Chardon K., Tourneux P., Bois F., 2007, Sequential updating of a new dynamic pharmacokinetic model for caffeine in premature neonates, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, 46:59-74.
  48. Micallef, S., Bois F., 2004, [Application of physiological models to toxicokinetic data analysis], Journal de la Societe Franaise de Statistique, 145:15-32.
  49. Micallef, S., Brochot, C., Bois F., 2005, [Bayesian statistical analysis of toxicokinetic data], Environnement, Risque et Sante, 4:21-34.
  50. Nong, A., Y. M. Tan, et al., 2008,
    "Bayesian calibration of a physiologically based pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic model of carbaryl cholinesterase inhibition."
    Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A - Current Issues 71(20): 1363-1381.
  51. Smith T., Bois F., Lin Y.-S., Brochot C., Micallef S., Kim D., Kelsey K.T., 2008, Quantifying heterogeneity in exposure-risk relationships using exhaled breath biomarkers for 1,3-butadiene exposures, Journal of Breath Research, 2:037018 (10 p.)
  52. Smith T., Lin Y.-S., Mezzetti L., Bois F., Kelsey K., Ibrahim J., 2001, Genetic and dietary factors affecting human metabolism of 1,3-butadiene, Chemico-Biological Interactions, 135-136, special issue):407-428.
  53. Spear R., Bois F., 1994, Parameter variability and the interpretation of physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling results, Environmental Health Perspectives, 102(suppl. 11):61-66.
  54. Spear R., Bois F., et al., 1991,
    "Modeling benzene pharmacokinetics: Calibration and parametric sensitivity across three sets of animal data",
    Risk Analysis, 11:641-654.
  55. Verotta D., 2005,
    "Models and estimation methods for clinical HIV-1 data",
    Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 184:275-300.
  56. Watanabe K., Bois F., 1996, Interspecies extrapolation of physiological pharmacokinetic parameter distributions, Risk Analysis, 16:741-754.
  57. Watanabe K.H., Bois F., et al., 1994,
    "Benzene toxicokinetics in humans: Bone marrow exposure to metabolites",
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 51:414-420.
  58. Watanabe K.H., Lin H.-I., 2005,
    "Bayesian estimation of kinetic rate constants in a food-web model of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon bioaccumulation",
    Ecological Modelling 181:229246.
  59. Woodruff T., Bois F., et al., 1992,
    "Structure and parametrization of toxicokinetic models: Their impact on model predictions",
    Risk Analysis, 12:189-201.
  60. Woodruff T.J., Bois F., 1993,
    "Optimization issues in physiological toxicokinetic modeling: A case study with benzene",
    Toxicology Letters, 69:181-196.
  61. Yokley K. Tran H.T., et al., 2006
    "Physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling of benzene in humans: A Bayesian approach",
    Risk analysis, 26:925-943.