Publications


Circulating Levels of Interleukin 1-Receptor Antagonist and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Meta-Analysis of Six Population-Based Cohorts.
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2017 Jun 20;37(6):1222-1227. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
From the Institute for Clinical Diabetology, German Diabetes Center, Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (C. Herder, M.C.-K., M.R.); German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), München-Neuherberg, Germany (C. Herder, M.C.-K., A. Peters, M.R., B.T.); Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany (T.d.l.H.G., C. Huth, A.Z., S.W., C.M., A. Peters, B.T.); German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Partner site Munich Heart Alliance, Germany (T.d.l.H.G., W.K.); Research Unit of Molecular Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany (S.W.); Tethys Bioscience, Emeryville, CA (J.S.-K., D.P.); National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland (K.K., A. Pietilä, V.S.); Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (S.L., A.D., M.A.I.); Institute for Biometrics and Epidemiology, German Diabetes Center, Leibniz Institute for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (B.W.C.B.); Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom (A.D.); National Institute for Health and Welfare, Turku, Finland (A.J.); Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Clinical Science B, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom (F.K.); UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (Northern Ireland), Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom (F.K.); Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (O.S.); Clinic for General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg, Germany (T.Z., S.B.); German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Partner site Hamburg, Lübeck, Kiel, Germany (T.Z., S.B.); Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Medical Faculty, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Germany (M.R.); Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Germany (W.K.); and Department of Internal Medicine II-Cardiology, University of Ulm Medical Center, Germany (W.K.).


Safety, reliability and accuracy of small renal tumour biopsies: results from a multi-institution registry.
BJU Int 2017 Apr 7;119(4):543-549. Epub 2016 Sep 7.
Departments of Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network and the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.



The natural history of renal function after surgical management of renal cell carcinoma: Results from the Canadian Kidney Cancer Information System.
Urol Oncol 2016 Nov 22;34(11):486.e1-486.e7. Epub 2016 Jun 22.
Department of Urology, Dalhousie University and QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Canada. Electronic address:

Disease progression and kidney function after partial vs. radical nephrectomy for T1 renal cancer.
Urol Oncol 2016 Nov 14;34(11):486.e17-486.e23. Epub 2016 Jul 14.
Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Electronic address:


Antiepileptic drugs and the risk of ischaemic stroke and myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort study.
BMJ Open 2015 Aug 12;5(8):e008365. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.



A multiple biomarker risk score for guiding clinical decisions using a decision curve approach.
Eur J Prev Cardiol 2012 Aug 20;19(4):874-84. Epub 2011 Jul 20.
UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, School of Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Queens University Belfast, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BJ, UK.

A genome-wide association study identifies LIPA as a susceptibility gene for coronary artery disease.
Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2011 Aug 23;4(4):403-12. Epub 2011 May 23.
Department of Medicine II, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany.






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