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Using genetic instruments to estimate interactions in Mendelian randomization studies.

Epidemiology 2019 Aug 12. Epub 2019 Aug 12.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000001096DOI Listing
August 2019

Comment on the Relationship Between Common Variant Schizophrenia Liability and Number of Offspring in the UK Biobank.

Am J Psychiatry 2019 Jul;176(7):573-574

Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit (Lawn, Sallis, Wootton, Davey Smith, Davies, Hemani, Fraser, Munafò), School of Psychological Science (Lawn, Sallis, Wootton, Penton-Voak, Munafò), and Bristol Medical School (Sallis, Taylor, Davey Smith, Davies, Fraser), University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom; National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Center, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom (Taylor).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2019.19010071DOI Listing
July 2019

Prescribing Prevalence, Effectiveness, and Mental Health Safety of Smoking Cessation Medicines in Patients With Mental Disorders.

Nicotine Tob Res 2019 Jul 10. Epub 2019 Jul 10.

Bristol Medical School, Population Health Sciences, Canynge Hall, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntz072DOI Listing
July 2019

Repurposing antihypertensive drugs for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease: a Mendelian randomization study.

Int J Epidemiol 2019 Jul 23. Epub 2019 Jul 23.

Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyz155DOI Listing
July 2019

Using the MR-Base platform to investigate risk factors and drug targets for thousands of phenotypes.

Wellcome Open Res 2019 29;4:113. Epub 2019 Jul 29.

Medical Research Council Integrative, Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15334.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6694718PMC
July 2019

Selection Bias When Estimating Average Treatment Effects Using One-sample Instrumental Variable Analysis.

Epidemiology 2019 05;30(3):350-357

From the Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000972DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6525095PMC
May 2019

Schizophrenia risk and reproductive success: a Mendelian randomization study.

R Soc Open Sci 2019 Mar 6;6(3):181049. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181049DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458425PMC
March 2019

Searching for the causal effects of body mass index in over 300 000 participants in UK Biobank, using Mendelian randomization.

PLoS Genet 2019 02 1;15(2):e1007951. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1007951DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373977PMC
February 2019

Genome-Wide Association Transethnic Meta-Analyses Identifies Novel Associations Regulating Coagulation Factor VIII and von Willebrand Factor Plasma Levels.

Circulation 2019 Jan;139(5):620-635

Department of Epidemiology, (A.P.R., B.M.P., N.L.S.), University of Washington, Seattle.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.034532DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6438386PMC
January 2019

Response to: Long-term smoking cessation: from general practice to public health.

Int J Epidemiol 2018 08;47(4):1356

Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy084DOI Listing
August 2018

Reading Mendelian randomisation studies: a guide, glossary, and checklist for clinicians.

BMJ 2018 Jul 12;362:k601. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6041728PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k601DOI Listing
July 2018

Education and myopia: assessing the direction of causality by mendelian randomisation.

BMJ 2018 06 6;361:k2022. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Biomedical Sciences Building, Bristol BS8 1TD, UK

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5987847PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2022DOI Listing
June 2018

The Causal Effects of Education on Health Outcomes in the UK Biobank.

Nat Hum Behav 2018 Feb 29;2(2):117-125. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, BS8 2BN, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41562-017-0279-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6217998PMC
February 2018

Software Application Profile: PHESANT: a tool for performing automated phenome scans in UK Biobank.

Int J Epidemiol 2017 Oct 5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU), School of Social and Community Medicine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx204DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5837456PMC
October 2017

The Food and Drug Administration and varenicline: should risk communication be improved?

Addiction 2017 04 18;112(4):555-558. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.13592DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5347897PMC
April 2017

Influences on antidepressant prescribing trends in the UK: 1995-2011.

Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2017 02 24;52(2):193-200. Epub 2016 Nov 24.

Centre for Academic Mental Health, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-016-1306-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5329088PMC
February 2017

Bias due to participant overlap in two-sample Mendelian randomization.

Genet Epidemiol 2016 11 14;40(7):597-608. Epub 2016 Sep 14.

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gepi.21998DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5082560PMC
November 2016

Estimating Marginal Healthcare Costs Using Genetic Variants as Instrumental Variables: Mendelian Randomization in Economic Evaluation.

Pharmacoeconomics 2016 11;34(11):1075-1086

School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40273-016-0432-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5073110PMC
November 2016

Can genetic evidence help us understand why height and weight relate to social position?

BMJ 2016 Mar 8;352:i1224. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1224DOI Listing
March 2016

Cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric risks of varenicline: too good to be true?

Lancet Respir Med 2015 Dec;3(12):e39-40

School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Barley House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00468-3DOI Listing
December 2015

What are the effects of varenicline compared with nicotine replacement therapy on long-term smoking cessation and clinically important outcomes? Protocol for a prospective cohort study.

BMJ Open 2015 Nov 5;5(11):e009665. Epub 2015 Nov 5.

Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://bmjopen.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-00966
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009665DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4636632PMC
November 2015

The role of common genetic variation in educational attainment and income: evidence from the National Child Development Study.

Sci Rep 2015 Nov 12;5:16509. Epub 2015 Nov 12.

Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, BS8 2BN, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep16509DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4642349PMC
November 2015

MR-PheWAS: hypothesis prioritization among potential causal effects of body mass index on many outcomes, using Mendelian randomization.

Sci Rep 2015 Nov 16;5:16645. Epub 2015 Nov 16.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol, University of Bristol, Bristol.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep16645DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4644974PMC
November 2015

An even clearer portrait of bias in observational studies?

Authors:
Neil M Davies

Epidemiology 2015 Jul;26(4):505-8

From the aMedical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom; and bSchool of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000302DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4454476PMC
July 2015

Smoking and diabetes: strengthening causal inference.

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2015 Jun 29;3(6):395-396. Epub 2015 Apr 29.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK; UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies and School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TU, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00096-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4959560PMC
June 2015

The many weak instruments problem and Mendelian randomization.

Stat Med 2015 Feb 10;34(3):454-68. Epub 2014 Nov 10.

Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, Barley House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, U.K.; School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Barley House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, U.K.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sim.6358DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4305205PMC
February 2015

Importance of national context in the translation of personalised treatments for smoking cessation.

Lancet Respir Med 2015 Feb 12;3(2):91-93. Epub 2015 Jan 12.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies and School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(14)70319-4DOI Listing
February 2015

Instrumental variable analysis with a nonlinear exposure-outcome relationship.

Epidemiology 2014 Nov;25(6):877-85

From the aCardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom; and bMedical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000161DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4222800PMC
November 2014

Mendelian randomization in health research: using appropriate genetic variants and avoiding biased estimates.

Econ Hum Biol 2014 Mar 13;13:99-106. Epub 2013 Dec 13.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, 12a Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2013.12.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3989031PMC
March 2014

Physicians' prescribing preferences were a potential instrument for patients' actual prescriptions of antidepressants.

J Clin Epidemiol 2013 Dec 24;66(12):1386-96. Epub 2013 Sep 24.

School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK; Medical Research Council Centre for Causal Analysis in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.06.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3824069PMC
December 2013

Authors' reply to Davies.

BMJ 2013 Nov 27;347:f7068. Epub 2013 Nov 27.

School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7068DOI Listing
November 2013

Authors' reply to Davies.

BMJ 2013 Nov 27;347:f7068. Epub 2013 Nov 27.

School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7068DOI Listing
November 2013

COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of gastrointestinal tract complications and myocardial infarction: an instrumental variable analysis.

Epidemiology 2013 May;24(3):352-62

Medical Research Council Centre for Causal Analyses and Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Barley House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0b013e318289e024DOI Listing
May 2013

Issues in the reporting and conduct of instrumental variable studies: a systematic review.

Epidemiology 2013 May;24(3):363-9

Medical Research Council Centre for Causal Analyses and Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Barley House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0b013e31828abafbDOI Listing
May 2013

Associations of anti-hypertensive treatments with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and other dementias.

J Alzheimers Dis 2011 ;26(4):699-708

School of Social and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-2011-110347DOI Listing
January 2012

Associations of growth trajectories in infancy and early childhood with later childhood outcomes.

Am J Clin Nutr 2011 Dec 1;94(6 Suppl):1808S-1813S. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.110.001644DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3364076PMC
December 2011

Use of genotype frequencies in medicated groups to investigate prescribing practice: APOE and statins as a proof of principle.

Clin Chem 2011 Mar 12;57(3):502-10. Epub 2011 Jan 12.

MRC Centre (CAiTE) and Bristol Genetic Epidemiology Laboratories, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1373/clinchem.2010.156356DOI Listing
March 2011