Alex Sutton

Professor of Medical Statistics

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Department of Health Sciences
Centre for Medicine

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7268

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Peer Reviewer Journal Articles

1)      Owen RK, Cooper NJ, Quinn TJ, Lees R, Sutton AJ. Network meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies allowing for multiple tests at multiple thresholds. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (In press)

2)      Doleman, B., Sutton, AJ., Sherwin,M., Lund, JN., Williams, JP. Baseline morphine consumption may explain between-study heterogeneity in meta-analyses of adjuvant analgesics and improve precision and accuracy of effect estimates. Anesthesia and Analgesia (In Press)

3)      Batson, S., Score, R., Sutton AJ. Three-dimensional evidence network plot system: covariate imbalances and effects in network meta-analysis explored using a new software tool.  Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2017 Mar 24. pii: S0895-4356(16)30845-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.03.008. [Epub ahead of print]

4)      Pickup, J., Reznik, Y., Sutton, A.J. Glycaemic control during continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion vs. multiple daily insulin injections in type 2 diabetes: individual patient data meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomised controlled trials. Diabetes Care 2017 May;40(5):715-722. doi: 10.2337/dc16-2201.

5) Deave T, Hawkins A, Kumar A, Hayes M, Cooper NJ, Watson M, Ablewhite J, Coupland C, Sutton A, Majsak-Newman G, McDaid L, Goodenough T, Beckett K, McColl E, Reading R, Kendrick D. Evaluating the implementation of a fire-prevention Injury Prevention Briefing in children's centres: cluster randomised controlled trial. PLOS ONE 2017. 12(3): e0172584.

6)      Phillips RS, Stewart LA, Bhuller K, Sung L, Sung L, Ammann RA, Tissing WJE, Lehrnbecher T, Haeusler GM, Bauters T, Laureys G, Spassova M, Klaassen R, Alexander S, Silva P, Tordecilla J, Paesmans M, Donnelly JP, Simon A, Hann IM, Ranasinghe N, Riley RD, Chisholm J, Yeomanson D, Sutton AJ, Dommett R, Gupta A, Castagnola E, Haupt R, Meidema K, Kuehne T, Kitanovski L, Niggli F, Nadal D, Tezcan G, Hakim H, Stryjewski G.  Risk stratification in febrile neutropenic episodes in adolescent/young adult patients with cancer. European Journal of Cancer 64:101-106 01 Sep 2016.

7)      Batson, S, Abrams, K.,R., Sutton, A.J. Exploratory Network Meta Regression Analysis of Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Fails to Identify Any Interactions with Treatment Effect PLoS One 25 Aug 2016.

8)      Achana, F., Sutton, A.J., Kendrick, D., Hayes, M., Jones, D.R., Hubbard, S.J., Cooper, N.J., A decision analytic model to investigate the cost-effectiveness of poisoning prevention practices in households with young children. BMC Public Health 2016; 16: 705. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3334-0.

9)      Mawdsley, D., Higgins, J.P.T, Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R. Accounting for heterogeneity in meta-analysis using a multiplicative model–an empirical study. Research Synthesis Methods 8: 43–52. doi: 10.1002/jrsm.1216. (2016)

10)  Woods B, Hawkins N, Mealing S, Sutton A, Abraham WT, Beshai JF, Klein H, Sculpher M, Plummer CJ, Cowie MR Individual patient data network meta-analysis of mortality effects of implantable cardiac devices. Heart 2015. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-307634.

11)  Achana, F.A., Sutton, A.J., Kendrick, D., Wynn, P., Young. B., Jones, D.R., Hubbard, S.J., Cooper, N.J. The Effectiveness of Different Interventions to Promote Poison Prevention Behaviours in Households with Children: A Network Meta-Analysis. Plos One, April 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121122

12)  Hubbard, S., Cooper, N., Kendrick, D., Young, B., Wynn, P.M., He, Z., Miller, P., Achana, F., , A. Network meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls in children under age 5 years. Inj Prev. 2015 Apr;21(2):98-108. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041135. Epub 2014.

13)  Achana, F.A, Cooper, N.J., Bujkiewicz, S., Hubbard, S.J., Kendrick, D., Jones, D.R., Sutton, A.J. Network meta-analysis of multiple outcome measures accounting for borrowing of information across outcomes. BMC Medical Research Methodology. Jul 2014. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-14-92

14)  Dequen, P., Sutton, A. J., Scott, D.A., Abrams, K.R.A. Searching for Indirect Evidence and Extending the Network of Studies for Network Meta-Analysis: Case Study in Venous Thromboembolic Events Prevention Following Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Value In Health. 2014;17(4):416-423.

15)  Tan, S H., Cooper, N.J., Bujkiewicz, S., Welton, N.J., Caldwell, D.M., Sutton, A.J. Novel presentational approaches were developed for reporting network meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2014;67(6):672-680.

16)  Warren, F.C., Abrams, K.R., Sutton, A.J. Hierarchical network meta-analysis models to address sparsity of events and differing treatment classifications with regard to adverse outcomes. Statistics in Medicine. 2014;33(14):2449-66.

17)  Saramago, P., Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Hayes, M., Dunn, K., Manca, A., Kendrick, D. Cost-effectiveness of interventions for increasing the possession of functioning smoke alarms in households with pre-school children: a modelling study. BMC Public Health 2014;14:459.

18)  Hunter, J.P., Saratzis, A., Sutton, A.J., Boucher, R.H., Sayers, R. D., Bown, M. J. In meta-analyses of proportion studies, funnel plots were found to be an inaccurate method of assessing publication bias. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2014;67(8):897-903. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

19)  Wynn, P., Stewart, J., Kumar, A., Clacy, R., Coffey, F., Cooper, N., Coupland, C., Deave, T., Hayes, M., McColl, E., Reading, R., Sutton, A., Watson, M., Kendrick, D. Keeping children safe at home: protocol for a case-control study of modifiable risk factors for scalds. Injury Prevention. 2014;20(5):e11. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041255.

20)  Zheng, H., Barnett, AG., Merollini, K., Sutton, A., Cooper, N., Berendt, T., Wilson, J., Graves, N. Control strategies to prevent total hip replacement-related infections: a systematic review and mixed treatment comparison. BMJ Open. 2014;4(3):e003978.

21)  Fitzsimmons, D., Phillips, CJ., Bennett, H., Jones, M., Williams, N., Lewis, R., Sutton, A., Matar, HE., Din, N., Burton, K., Nafees, S., Hendry, M., Rickard, I., Wilkinson, C. Cost-effectiveness of different strategies to manage patients with sciatica. Pain. 2014;155(7):1318-27.

22)  Achana, F., Hubbard, S., Sutton, A., Kendrick, D., Cooper, N. An exploration of synthesis methods in public health evaluations of interventions concludes that the use of modern statistical methods would be beneficial. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2014;67(4):376-90.

23)  Deave, T., Towner, E., McColl, E., Reading, R., Sutton, A., Coupland, C., Cooper, N., Stewart, J., Hayes, M., Pitchforth, E., Watson, M., Kendrick, D. Multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating implementation of a fire prevention Injury Prevention Briefing in children's centres: study protocol. Public Health. 2014;14:69.

24)  Takwoingi, Y., Hopewell, S., Tovey, D., Sutton, A.J. A multicomponent decision tool for prioritising the updating of systematic reviews BMJ 2013;347:f7191.

25) Cooper, N.J., Spiegelhalter, D., Bujkiewicz, S., DeQuen, P., Sutton, A.J. Use of implicit and explicit bayesian methods in health technology assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2013;29:336-342

26)  Meads, C., Sutton, A., Malysiak, S., Kowalska, M., Zapalska, A., Rogozinska, E., Baldwin, P., Rosenthal, A., Ganesan, R., Borowiack, E., Barton, P., Roberts, T., Sundar, S., Khan, K. Sentinel lymph node status in vulval cancer: systematic reviews of test accuracy and decision-analytic model-based economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment. 2013;17(60):1-216.

27)  Williams, NH., Lewis, R., Din, NU., Matar, HE., Fitzsimmons, D., Phillips, CJ., Sutton, A. Burton, K., Hendry, M., Nafees, S., Wilkinson, C. A systematic review and meta-analysis of biological treatments targeting tumour necrosis factor alpha for sciatica. European Spine Journal. 2013;22(9):1921-35.

28)  Tleyjeh IM, Garbati MA, Alasmari FA, AlGhamdi M, Baddour LM, Abdulhak AAB, Riaz M, Al-Tannir M, Khan AR, Erwin PJ, Sutton AJ. The Association between Histamine 2 Receptor Antagonist Use and Clostridium difficile Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. Mar 2013;8(3)

29)  Bower, P., Kontopantelis, E., Sutton, A., Kendrick, T., Richards, DA., Gilbody, S., Knowles, S., Cuijpers, P., Andersson, G., Christensen, H., Meyer, B., Huibers, M., Smit, F., van Straten, A., Warmerdam, L., Barkham, M., Bilich, L., Lovell, K., Liu, ET. Influence of initial severity of depression on effectiveness of low intensity interventions: meta-analysis of individual patient data. BMJ. 2013;346:f540.

30) Mavridis, D., Sutton, A., Cipriani, A., Salanti, G.  A fully Bayesian application of the Copas selection model for publication bias extended to network meta-analysis. Statistics in Medicine. 2013;32(1):51-66.

31)  Corbett, MS., Rice, SJC., Madurasinghe, V., Slack, R., Fayter, DA., Harden,  M., Sutton, AJ., MacPherson, H., Woolacott, NF.  Acupuncture and other physical treatments for the relief of pain due  to osteoarthritis of the knee: network meta-analysis. Osteoarthr Cartil. 2013;21(9):1290–8.

32)  Tan, S.H., Bujkiewicz, S., Sutton, A.J., Dequen, P., Cooper, N.J. Presentational approaches used in the UK for reporting evidence synthesis using indirect and mixed treatment comparisons. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 2013; 18(4): 224-232.

33)  Dias, S., Welton, N. J., Sutton, A. J., Ades, A. E. Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making 1: Introduction. Medical Decision Making. 2013;33(5):597-606.

34)  Dias, S., Sutton, A. J., Ades, A. E., Welton, N. J. Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making 2: A Generalized Linear Modeling Framework for Pairwise and Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Medical Decision Making. 2013;33(5):607-617.

35)  Dias, S., Sutton, A. J., Welton, N. J., Ades, A. E. Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making 3: Heterogeneity, Subgroups, Meta-Regression, Bias, and Bias-Adjustment Medical Decision Making. 2013;33(5):618-640.

36)  Dias, S., Welton, N. J., Sutton, A. J., Caldwell, D. M., Lu, G., Ades, A. E. Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making 4: Inconsistency in Networks of Evidence Based on Randomized Controlled Trials Medical Decision Making. 2013;33(5):641-656.

37)  Dias, S., Welton, N. J., Sutton, A. J., Ades, A. E. Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making 5: The Baseline Natural History Model Medical Decision Making. 2013;33(5):657-670.

38)  Dias, S., Sutton, A. J., Welton, N. J. & Ades, A. E. Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making 6: Embedding Evidence Synthesis in Probabilistic Cost-effectiveness Analysis. Medical Decision Making. 2013;33(5):671-678 8.

39)  Ades, A. E., Caldwell, D. M., Reken, S., Welton, N. J., Sutton, A. J. & Dias, S. Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making 7: A Reviewer's Checklist. Medical Decision Making. 2013;33(5):679-691.

40)  Lewis, R.A., Williams, N.H., Sutton, A.J., Burton, K., Ud Din, N., Matar, H.E., Hendry, M., Phillips, C.J., Nafees, S., Fitzsimmons, D., Rickard, I., Wilkinson, C. Comparative clinical effectiveness of management strategies for sciatica: systematic review and network meta-analyses. Spine Journal 2013: epub

41) Bujkiewicz, S., Thompson, J.R., Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Harrison, M.J., Symmons, D.P.M., Abrams, K.R. Multivariate meta-analysis of mixed outcomes: a Bayesian approach. Statistics in Medicine 2013; 32: 3926-3943

42)  Novielli, N., Cooper, NJ, Abrams, K.R, Sutton, A.J. Meta-analysis of the accuracy of two diagnostic tests used in combination: application to ddimer and wells score for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis. Value in Health 2013; 16: 619-628

43) Novielli, N., Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic tests in combination: is it important to allow for performance dependency? Value in Health 2013; 16: 536-541

44) Bower, P., Kontopantelis, E., Sutton, A., Kendrick, T., Richards, D., Gilbody, S., McMillan, D., Knowles, S., Cuijpers, P., Andersson, G., Christensen, H. Meyer, B., Huibers, M., Smit, F. van Straten, A., Warmerdam, L., Barkham, M., Bilich, L., Lovell, K., Lui, E. Who should get low-intensity treatments for depression? An individual patient data meta-analysis BMJ 2013;346:f540 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f540

45)  Williams N.H, Lewis, R. Din, N.U., Matar H.E., Fitzsimmons, D., Phillips .J., Sutton, A., Burton, K.,  Hendry, M., Nafees S., Wilkinson, C. A systematic review and meta-analysis of biological treatments targeting tumour necrosis factor α for sciatica. European Spine Journal 2013;22(9):1921-35.

46)  Tleyjeh IM, Alasmari FA, Garbati MA, AlGhamdi M, AlLehibi A, Tleyjeh IM, Tleyjeh IM, Baddour LM, Tleyjeh IM, Bin Abdulhak AA, Riaz M, Tannir MA, Khan AR, Erwin PJ, Ibrahim T, Sutton AJ. Association between Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy and Clostridium difficile Infection: A Contemporary Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis PLoS ONE 7(12) 07 Dec 2012 DOI.

47)  Hinchliffe, S., Crowther, M.J., Phillips, R.S., Sutton, A.J. Using meta-analysis to inform the design of subsequent studies of diagnostic test accuracy. Research Synthesis Methods 2012;4(2):156-168.

48)  Crowther M, Hinchliffe S, Donald A, Sutton AJ. Simulation based sample size calculation for designing new clinical trials and diagnostic test accuracy studies to update an existing meta-analysis Stata Journal;13(3):451-473.

49)  Crowther, M. J., Langan, D. and Sutton, A.J. Graphical Augmentations to the Funnel Plot to Assess the Impact of a New Study on an Existing Meta-analysis. Stata Journal 2012; 12:605-622.

50)  Xiong1, T., Parekh-Bhurke, S., Loke, Y.K., Abdelhamid, A.,  Sutton, A.J., Eastwood, A.J., Holland, R., Chen6, Y-F., Walsh, T., Glenny, A-M., Song, F. Overall Similarity and Consistency Assessment Scores are not sufficiently Accurate for Predicting Inconsistency between Direct and Indirect Treatment Comparison Estimates.  Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2013; 66:184-191.

51)  Achana, F.A.,  Cooper, N.J.,  Dias, S., Lu, G, Rice, S.J.C.,  Kendrick, D., Sutton, A.J. Extending methods for investigating the relationship between treatment effect and baseline risk from pairwise meta-analysis to network meta-analysis. Statistics in Medicine 2013; 32(5):752-71. DOI: 10.1002/sim.5539.

52)  Roloff, V., Sutton, A.J., Higgins, JPT. Planning future studies based on the conditional power of a meta-analysis Statistics in Medicine 2013; 32(1):11-24. DOI:10.1002/sim.5524.

53)  Saramago, P., Sutton, A.J. Cooper, N.J., Manca, A. Mixed treatment comparisons using aggregate- and individual-participant level data. Statistics in Medicine. 2012; 31(28):3516-36. DOI: 10.1002/sim.5442

54) Ferreira, M.L., Herbert, R.D., Crowther, M.J., Verhagen, A., Sutton, A.J. When is another clinical trial justified? BMJ;345:e5913 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e5913

55) Moreno SG, Sutton AJ, Ades AE, Cooper NJ, Abrams KR. Adjusting for publication biases across similar interventions performed well when compared with gold standard data. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2011; 64(11):1230-41 doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2011.01.009

56)  Mavridis, D., Sutton, A., Cipriani, A., Salanti, G.  A fully Bayesian application of the Copas selection model for publication bias extended to network meta-analysis. Statistics in Medicine. 2013;32(1):51-66.

57)  Warren, F., Abrams, K.R, Golder, S., Sutton, A.J. Systematic review of methods used in meta-analyses where a primary outcome is an adverse or unintended event. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:64 (3 May 2012)

58)  Kendrick D, Young B, Mason-Jones AJ, Ilyas N, Achana FA, Cooper NJ, Hubbard SJ, Sutton AJ, Smith S, Wynn P, Mulvaney CA, Watson MC, Coupland C. Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD005014. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005014.pub3.

59)  Kendrick, D., Maula, A., Stewart, J., Clacy, R., Coffey, F., Cooper N., Coupland, C., Hayes, M., McColl, E., Reading, R., Sutton, A., Towner, EM., Watson, MC., Keeping Children Safe Study Group.  Keeping children safe at home: protocol for three matched case-control studies of modifiable risk factors for falls. Injury Prevention. 2012;18(3):e.

60)  Cohen, A., Drost, P., Marchant, N., Mitchell, S., Orme, M., Rublee, D., Simon, TA., Sutton, A. The efficacy and safety of pharmacological prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism following elective knee or hip replacement: systematic review and network meta-analysis. Clinical & Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis. 2012;18(6):611-27.

61)  Phillips, R., Wade, R., Lehrnbecher, T., Stewart, L.A., Sutton, A.J. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the value of initial biomarkers in predicting adverse outcome in febrile neutropenic episodes in children and young people with cancer. BMC Medicine, 10:6 (18 Jan 2012)

62)  Saramago, P., Manca, A., Sutton, A.J. Deriving Input Parameters for Cost-Effectiveness Modeling: Taxonomy of Data Types and Approaches to Their Statistical Synthesis. Value in Health 2012; 15:639-649.

63)  Moreno, S. Sutton, AJ., Thompson, JR, Ades, AE, Abrams, KR, Cooper, NJ. A generalized weighting regression-derived meta-analysis estimator robust to small-study effects and heterogeneity. Statistics in Medicine. 2012; 31:1407-17.

64)  Phillips, R., Wade, R., Westwood, M. Riley, R., Sutton, A.J. Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical features to exclude radiographic pneumonia in febrile netropenic episodes in children and young people. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2012;48(8):641-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02211.x.

65)  Ahmed I, Sutton AJ, Riley RD.  Assessment of publication bias, selection bias and unavailable data in  meta-analyses using individual participant data: a database survey BMJ 2012;344:d7762

66) Abdelhamid, AS, Loke, YK, Parekh, S, Chen, Y-F, Sutton, A, Eastwood, A, Holland, R, Song, F. Use of indirect comparison methods in systematic reviews: a survey of Cochrane review authors’ views. Research Synthesis Methods. 2012; 3:71-79.

67) Gray, LJ., Cooper, NJ., Dunkley, A., Warren, F., Abrams, K.R., Davies, MJ., Khunti, K., Sutton, AJ. A systematic review and mixed treatment comparison of pharmacological interventions for the treatment of obesity. Obesity Reviews. 2012; 13:483-498.

68)  Ara, R., Blake, L., Gray, L., Hernandez, M., Crowther, M., Dunkley, A., Warren, F., Jackson, R., Rees, A., Stevenson, M., Abrams, KR, Cooper, N., Davies, M., Khunti, K., Sutton, A. What is the clinical and cost-effectiveness of using drugs in treating obese patients in primary care? Health Technology Assessment. 2012;16(5):1-202. DOI: 10.3310/hta16050

69)  Cooper, NJ., Kendrick, D., Achana, F., Dhiman, P., He, Z, Wynn, P., Cozannet, EL., Saramago, P., Sutton. AJ. Network meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of different interventions to increase the uptake of smoke alarms in households with children  Epidemiological Review 2012; 34(1): 32-45.

70)  Langan, D., Higgins, J.P.T., Gregory, W., Sutton, A.J. Graphical augmentations to the funnel plot assess the impact of additional evidence on a meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2012; 65:511-9.

71)  Hawkins, N., Richardson, G., Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N. A, Griffiths, C., Rogers, A., Bower, P.  Surrogates, meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness modelling: a combined analytic approach. Health Economics 2012; 21:742–756. DOI: 10.1002/hec.1741

72)  Pickup, J., Freeman, S., Sutton, A.J. Glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes during real-time continuous glucose monitoring compared to self-monitoring of blood glucose: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials using individual patient data. BMJ. 2011; 343:d3805

73) Ibrahim, T., Quershi, A., Sutton, A.J., Dias, J.J. Surgical versus non-surgical treatment of scaphoid waist fractures: Pairwise and network meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials.  Journal of Hand Surgery. 2011;36A:1759-1768.

74) Karkos CD, Sutton AJ, Bown MJ, Sayers RD. A meta analysis and meta regression analysis of factors influencing mortality after endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2011;42:775–786.

75)  Epstein, D., Sutton, A.J. Modelling correlated clinical outcomes in health technology appraisal. Value in Health 2011; 14:793-799.

76)  Song F, Xiong T, Parekh-Bhurke S, Loke YK, Sutton AJ, Eastwood AJ, Holland R, Chen Y-F, Glenny A-M, Deeks JJ, Altman DG. Inconsistency between direct and indirect comparisons of competing interventions: meta-epidemiological study. BMJ 2011; 343:d4909 doi: 10.1136/bmj.d4909

77)  Cepeda, M.S., Sutton, A.J., Weinstein, R., Kim, M. Effect of tapentadol extended release on productivity: Results from an analysis combining evidence from multiple sources.  Clinical Journal Pain 2011 Jun 3.

78)  Sterne, J.A.C., Sutton, A., Ioannidis J, Terrin N, Jones DR, Lau J, Carpenter J, Rucker G, Harbord R, Schmid CH,  Tetzlaff J, Deeks J, Peters J, Macaskill P, Schwarzer G, Duval S, Altman DG, Moher D,  Higgins, JRT  Recommendations for examining and interpreting funnel plot asymmetry in meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.  BMJ. 2011;1912;1:1345-1350 doi:10.1136/bmj.1.2685.1345

79)  Cepeda, S., Fife, D., Lobanov, V.,  Sutton, A.J.  Can soccer predictions boost the use of indirect comparison to assess the safety of drugs? The Open Drug Safety Journal. 2011; 2(1):25-28

80)  Lewis RA, Williams N, Matar HE, Din N, Fitzsimmons D, Phillips C, Jones M, Sutton A, Burton K, Nafees S, Hendry M, Rickard I, Chakraverty R, Wilkinson C, The Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Sciatica: Systematic Review and Economic Model. Health Technology Assessment. 2011(No. 15.39)

81)  Bujkiewicz , Jones HE, Lai MCW, Cooper NJ, Hawkins N, Squires H, Abrams KR, Spiegelhalter DJ, Sutton AJ. Development of a Transparent Interactive Decision Interrogator to facilitate the decision making process in health care. Value in Health. 2011; 14(5): 768-776.

82) Rodgers M, Epstein D, Bojke L, Yang H, Craig D, Fonseca  T, Myers L, Bruce I, Chalmers R, Bujkiewicz S, Lai M, Cooper N, Abrams K, Spiegelhalter D, Sutton A, Sculpher M, Woolacott N. Etanercept, Infliximab and Adalimumab for the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis: a Systematic Review and Economic Evaluation Health Technology Assessment. 2011; 15(10)

83)  Novielli, N., Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R. A Bayesian model selection framework for meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy data: Application to DDimer for deep venous thrombosis Research Synthesis Methods 2011; 1: 226-238.

84)  NJ Cooper, J Peters, MCW Lai, P Juni, S Wandel, S Palmer, M Paulden, S Conti, NJ Welton, KR Abrams, S Bujkiewicz, D Spiegelhalter, AJ Sutton. How valuable are multiple treatment comparison methods in evidence-based healthcare evaluation? Value in Health 2011; 14:371-380.

85) Parekh S, Kwok SC, Pang C, Hooper L, Loke YK, Ryder JJ, Hing CB, Sutton AJ, Harvey I , Song F. Uptake of methods to deal with publication bias in systematic reviews has increased over time, but there is still much scope for improvement Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2011; 64(4):349-357.

86)  Bown, M., Sutton, A.J. Quality control in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2010; 40:669-677.

87)  Novielli N, Cooper NJ, Sutton AJ, Abrams KR.  How is evidence on test performance synthesised in economic decision models of diagnostic tests? A systematic appraisal of Health Technology Assessments in the UK since 1997. Value in Health 2010; 13(8): 952 -957

88) Lloyd S, Bujkiewicz S, Scott D, Sutton AJ, Wailoo A. The effectiveness of anti-tnf alpha therapies when used sequentially in rheumatoid arthritis patients: a systematic review and meta analysis of the randomised and observational evidence. Rheumatology.  2010; 49:2313-2321 doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq169

89) Song F, Parekh S, Hooper L, Loke YK, Ryder J, Sutton AJ, et al. Dissemination and publication of research findings: an updated review of related biases. Health Technol Assess 2010;14(8).

90)  Goudie, A.C., Sutton, A.J., Jones, D.R., Donald, A. Empirical assessment suggests existing evidence could be used more fully in designing randomised controlled trials Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2010; 63:983-91.

91)  Peters, J., Sutton, A.J., Jones, D.R., Abrams, K.R., Rushton, L. Assessing publication bias in meta-analysis in the presence of between-study heterogeneity.  JRSS Series A. 2010; 173:575-591.

92)  Phillips R, Sutton AJ, Stewart L. “Cross hairs” plots for diagnostic meta-analysis Research Synthesis Methods. 2010; 1: 308–315. doi: 10.1002/jrsm.26

93)  Song FJ, Parekh S, Hooper L, Loke YK, Ryder JJ, Sutton AJ, Hing CB, Harvey I. Extent of publication bias in different categories of research cohorts: a meta-analysis of empirical studies BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2009; 9:79

94)  Birch, J., Pualden, M., Conti, S., Stock, C., Corbett, M., Welton, NJ., Ades, AE., Sutton, A., Cooper, N., Elliot, AJ., Nicholson, K., Duffy, S., McKenna, C., Stewart, L., Westwood, M., Palmer, S. Antiviral drugs for the treatment of influenza: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment 2009; 13(58).

95)  Tleyjeh, I.M., Kashour, T., Hakim, F.A., Zimmerman, V.A.,  Eriwin, P.J., Sutton, A.J., Ibrahim, T. Statins for the prevention and treatment of infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. The Archives of Internal Medicine 2009;169:1658-1667.

96)  Bown, M., Sutton, A.J., Bolia, A. Subintimal angioplasty: Meta-analytical evidence of clinical utility. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2009; 38:323-337.

97)  Moreno, S.G., Sutton, A.J., Turner, E.H., Ades, A.E., Abrams, K.R., Cooper, N.J., Palmer, T.M. Novel methods to deal with publication biases: secondary analysis of antidepressant trials in the FDA trial registry database and related journal publications. BMJ 2009;339:b2981

98)  Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J. Jones, D.R. Evidence synthesis as the key to more coherent and efficient research. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2009; 9:29.

99)  Cooper NJ, Sutton AJ, Morris D, Ades A, Welton NJ. Addressing between-study heterogeneity and inconsistency in mixed treatment comparisons: Application to stroke prevention treatments in patients with non-rheumatic Atrial Fibrillation. Stats in Medicine 2009; 28:1861-1881.

100)        Jones, D.R., Peters, J., Rushton, L., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R. Interspecies extrapolation in environmental exposure standard setting: a Bayesian synthesis approach Regul Toxicol & Pharm 2009; 53:217-25.

101)                      Kendrick, D., Smith, S., Sutton, A.J., Mulvaney, C., Watson, M., Coupland, C., Woods, A. The effect of education and home safety equipment on childhood thermal injury prevention: meta-analysis and meta-regression. Injury Prevention 2009;15:197-204.

102)                      Moreno, S., Sutton, A.J., Stanley, T., Ades, A., Abrams, K.R., Peters, J., Cooper, N.J. Comparison of methods to adjust for publication bias in meta-analysis. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2009, 9:2.

103)                      Wailoo, A., Sutton, A.J, Morgan, A. The risk of Febrile Neutropenia in patients with non small cell lung cancer treated with Docetaxel: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Cancer 2009; 100:436-441.

104)                      Norwood MGA, Sutton AJ, West K, Hemmingway D, Kelly MJ. Lymph node retrieval in colorectal cancer resection specimens: national standards are achievable, and low numbers are associated with reduced survival. Colorectal Dis. 2010;12:304–309. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.01788.x.

105)        Jones, D.R., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K, Fenty, J., Warren, F., Rushton, L. Systematic review and meta-analysis of mortality in crop protection product manufacturing workers Occupation and Environmental Medicine 2009; 66:7-15.

106)                      Bongartz, T., Warren, F, C., Mines, D., Matterson, E.L., Abrams, K.R., Sutton, A.J. Etanercept therapy in rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of malignancies. A systematic review and individual patient data based meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2009; 68:1177-1183.

107)                      Sutton, A.J., Donegan, S., Takwoingi, Y., Garner, P., Gamble, C., Donald, A. An encouraging assessment of methods to inform priorities for updating systematic reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2009; 62:241-51.

108)                      Rayt, H.S., Bown, M.J., Sutton, A.J., London, N.J., Sayers, R.D., Bown, M.J. A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review of Endovascular Repair (EVAR) for Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2008; 36:536-544

109)        Welton, N., Cooper, N.J., Ades, A., Sutton, A.J., Lu, G. Mixed treatment comparison with multiple outcomes reported inconsistently across trials: evaluation of antivirals for treatment of influenza A and B Statistics in Medicine 2008; 27:5620-5639.

110)                      Peters, J.L., Sutton, A.J., Jones, D.R., Abrams, K.R., Rushton, L. The contribution of systematic review and meta-analysis methods to human health risk assessment: neurobehavioral effects of manganese Human & Ecol Risk Assessment. 2008;14:1250-1272.

111)                      Sutton, A.J., Ades, A.E., Cooper, N.J., Abrams, K.R. Use of indirect and mixed treatment comparisons for technology assessment. Pharmacoeconomics 2008: 26:753-767.

112) Kendrick, D , Watson, M.C., Mulvaney, C.A., Smith, S.J., Sutton, A.J., Coupland, C.A.C., Mason-Jones, A.J. Preventing childhood falls at home: Meta-analysis and meta-regression. American Journal of Preventative Medicine 2008; 35:370-379.

113) Pickup, J.C., Sutton, A.J. Severe hypoglycaemia and glycemic control in type 1 diabetes: meta-analysis of multiple daily insulin injections compared with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion. Diabetic Medicine 2008; 25:765-774.

114)  Palmer, T., Peters, J., Sutton, A.J., Moreno, S. Contour enhanced funnel plots for meta-analysis. The Stata Journal 2008: 8; 242-254.

115) Gillies, C.L., Lambert, P.C., Abrams, K.R., Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Hsu, R., Davies, M.J., Khunti, K. A cost-effectiveness analysis for different strategies for the screening and prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus. BMJ 2008: 336:1180-1185.

116)Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Goodacre, S., Stevenson, M. Integration of meta-analysis and economic decision modelling for evaluating diagnostic tests. Medical Decision Making 2008: 28; 650-667.

117) Kendrick, D., Smith, S., Sutton, A.J., Watson, M., Coupland, C., Mulvaney, C., Mason-Jones, A. Effect of education and safety equipment on poisoning-prevention practices and poisoning: systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression.  Archives of Disease in Childhood 2008: 93; 599-608.

118) Wailoo, A.J., Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Turner, D.A Abrams, K.R., Brennan,A.,  Nicholson, K.G. Cost effectiveness and value of information analyses of neurominidase inhibitors for the treatment of influenza. Value in Health 2008: 11; 160-171

119) Peters, J. Sutton, A.J., Jones, D.R., Abrams, K.R., Rushton, L. Contour enhanced meta-analysis funnel plots help distinguish publication bias from other causes of asymmetry. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2008: 61; 991-996.

120) Sutton, A.J., Kendrick, D., Coupland, C.A.C. Meta-analysis of individual- and aggregate-level data. Statistics in Medicine 2008; 27:651-669.

121)Sutton, A.J., Higgins, J.P.T. Recent developments in meta-analysis Statistics in Medicine 2008; 27:625-650.

122) Lambert, P.C., Billingham, L.J., Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J. Abrams, K.R. Establishing the cost-effectiveness of an intervention in a clinical trial when partial cost information is available: A Bayesian approach. Health Economics 2008; 17(1): 57-81.

123) Dixon Woods, M., Booth, A., Sutton, A.J. Synthesising qualitative research: a review of published reports. Qualitative Research 2007; 7:375-422.

124) Gilbody, S., Bower, P., Sutton, A.J. Randomized trials with concurrent economic evaluations reported unrepresentatively large clinical effect sizes. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2007: 60; 781-785.

125) Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Ades, A., Paisley, S., Jones, D.R. on behalf of the working group on the ‘use of evidence in economic decision models’. Use of evidence in economic decision models: Practical issues and methodological challenges. Health Economics 2007; 16(12):1277-1286.

126) Peters, J., Sutton, A.J., Jones, D.R., Abrams, K.R., Rushton, L. Performance of the trim and fill method in the presence of publication bias and between-study heterogeneity Statistics in Medicine 2007; 26:4544-4562.

127) Lu G, Ades AE, Sutton AJ, Cooper NJ, Briggs AH, Caldwell, DM. Meta-analysis of multiple treatment comparisons at multiple follow-up times.  Statistics in Medicine 2007; 26(20):3681-3699.

128) Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J. Jones, D.R., Abrams, K.A., Lambert, P., Thompson, J.R. Evidence based sample size calculations for future trials based on results of current meta-analyses. Statistics in Medicine 2007; 26(12):2479-24500.

129) Franks, S.C., Sutton, A.J., Bown, M.J., Sayers, R.D.  Systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 years of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 2007; 33:154-1571 (First prize winner at European Society for Vascular Surgery AGM in Helsinki Sept 2005)

130) Riley, R., Abrams, K.R., Sutton, A.J., Lambert, P.C., Thompson, J.R. Bivariate random-effects meta-analysis and the estimation of between-study correlation. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007; 7:3.

131) Gillies, C., Abrams, K.A., Lambert, P., Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Hsu, R., Khunti, K.  Pharmacological and lifestyle interventions to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2007;334:299-302.

132) Cooper, N.J., Lambert, P.C., Abrams, K.R., Sutton, A.J. Predicting costs over time using Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo methods: an application to early inflammatory polyarthritis. Health Economics 2007; 16:37-56.

133) Kendrick, D., Coupland, C., Mulvaney, C., Simpson, J. Smith, S.J., Sutton, A., Watson, M., Woods, A. Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, CD005014.

134) Riley, R.D., Abrams, K.R., Lambert, P.C., Sutton, A.J., Thompson, J.R. An evaluation of bivariate random-effects meta-analysis for the joint synthesis of two correlated outcomes. Statistics in Medicine 2007; 26: 78-97.

135) Dixon-Woods M, Sutton AJ, Shaw RL, Millar T, Smith JA, Young B, Bonas S, Booth A, Jones DR. Appraising qualitative research for inclusion in systematic reviews: a quantitative and qualitative comparison of three methods. Journal of Health Service Research and Policy 2007;12:42-47.

136) Peters, J.L., Sutton, A.J., Jones, D.R., Rushton, L., Abrams, K.A. A systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of animal experiments with guidelines for reporting. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B 2006;41:1245-1258.

137) Bower, P., Gilbody, S., Richards, D, Fletcher, J., Sutton, A. Collaborative care for depression in primary care. Making sense of a complex intervention: systematic review and meta-regression. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2006;189:484-493.

138)   Connock, M., Burls, A., Frew, E., Fry-Smith, A., Juarez-Garcia, A., McCabe, C., Wailoo, A.,  Abrams, K.R., Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Moore, D., Sandercock, J, O’Hagan, A.. The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy for Type 1 Gauchers Disease. Health Technology Assessment (& also Submitted to NICE) 2006; 10(24):1-136.

139) Locker, T., Goodacre, S., Sampson, F., Webster, A., Sutton, A. Meta-analysis of plethysmography and rheography in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis. Emergency Medicine Journal 2006;25:630-635.

140) Martin, J., Williams, K., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R. Systematic review and meta-analysis of methods of diagnostic assessment for urinary incontinence. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2006; 25:674-683.

141) Norwood, M.G.A., Sayers, R.D., Roscher, S., Lynch, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Schwaeble, W.J. Consumption of mannan-binding lectin during abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. 2006;31:239-43

142) Fenwick, E., Palmer, S., Claxton, K, Sculpher, M., Abrams, K., Sutton, A. An iterative Bayesian approach to cost-effectiveness and value of information analysis: Application to a policy of pre-operative optimization employing dopexamine or adrenaline for patients undergoing major elective surgery. Medical Decision Making 2006; 26:480-496.

143) Gilbody, S., Bower, P., Fletcher, J., Richards, D., Sutton, A.J. Collaborative care for depression:  A  cumulative meta-analysis and review of longer-term outcomes.  Archives of Internal Medicine 2006;166:2314-2321.

144) Dixon-Woods, M. Krik, D., Agarwal, S. Annandale, E., Arthur, T., Harvey, J., Hsu, R. Katbamna, S., Olsen, R., Smith, L., Riley, R., Sutton, A. Conducting a critical interpretive review of the literature on access to healthcare by vulnerable groups. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2006; 6:35 doi:10.1186/1471-2288-6-35

145) Angell, E., Sutton, A.J., Windridge, K., Dixon-Woods, M. Consistency in research ethics committee decision-making: a controlled comparison. Journal of Medical Ethics 2006; 32:662-664

146) Goodacre, S., Stevenson, M., Wailoo, A., Sampson, F., Sutton, A.J., Thomas, S.  How should we diagnose suspected deep-vein thrombosis? QJM 2006; 99:377-388.

147) Alder, N., Fenty, J., Warren, F., Sutton, A.J., Rushton, L., Jones, D.R., Abrams, K. Systematic review and meta-analysis of mortality and cancer incidence among workers in the synthetic rubber producing industry. The American Journal of Epidemiology 2006; 164:405-420.

148) Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Lu, G., Khunti, K. Mixed comparison of stroke prevention treatments in individuals with non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation. Archives of Internal Medicine 2006; 166:1269-1275.

149) Goodacre, S., Sampson, F., Stevenson, M., Wailoo, A., Sutton, A., Thomas, S., Locker, T., Ryan, A. Measurement of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of non-invasive diagnostic testing strategies for deep vein thrombosis. Health Technology Assessment 2006; 10(15):1-168.

150) Bongartz, T., Sutton, A.J., Sweeting, M., Buchan, I., Matteson, E.L., Montori, V. Anti-TNF antibody therapy in rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of serious infections and malignancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. JAMA 2006; 295:2275-2285.

151) Bandera, E., Botteri, M., Minelli, C., Sutton, A., Abrams, K.R., Latronico, N. Cerebral Blood Flow Threshold of Ischemic Penumbra and Infarct Core in Acute Ischemic Stroke. A Systematic Review  Stroke 2006; 37:1334-1339.

152) Ades, A., Sculpher, M., Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Abrams, K.R., Welton, N., Lu, G. Bayesian Methods for Evidence Synthesis in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Pharmacoeconomics 2006; 24:1-19.

153) Martin J, Williams KS, Abrams KR, Turner D, Sutton AJ, Chapple C, Assassa RP, Shaw C, Cheater F, Edmunds-Otter M, Juarez Garcia A. Systematic review and evaluation of methods of assessing urinary incontinence. Health Technology Assessment 2006; 10 (6): 1-132.

154) Peters, J., Sutton, A.J., Jones, D.R., Abrams, K.R., Rushton, L.  Comparison of two methods to detect publication bias in meta-analysis. JAMA 2006; 295: 676-80

155) Dixon-Woods, M., Bonas, S., Booth, A., Jones, D., Miller, T., Sutton, A.J., Shaw, R., Smith, J., Young, B. Can Systematic Reviews Incorporate Qualitative Research? A Critical Perspective. Qualitative Research. 2006; 6:27-44.

  1. a. Reproduced in: Qualitative Research Methods in Education. Torrance, H (Ed.) 2010, Sage Publications Ltd. ISBN: 978-1-84860-207-6.

156) Ades, A.E., Sutton, A.J. Multi-parameter evidence synthesis in epidemiology and medical decision making: current approaches. The Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A. 2006; 169:5-36.

157) Turner, D.A., Nicholson, K.G., Wailoo, A., Cooper N.J., Sutton, A, Abrams, K. The cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination in adults aged 50 to 64. Vaccine. 2006; 24:1035-1043.

158) Goodacre, S., Sampson, F. Sutton, A.J., Mason, S., Morris, F. Variation in the diagnostic performance of D-dimer for suspected deep vein thrombosis: systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 2005; 98:513-527.

159) Goodacre, S., Sampson, F., Thomas, S., van Beek, E., Sutton, A.J. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography for deep vein thrombosis. BMC Medical Imaging 2005; 5

160)        Whittaker, A.L., Sutton, A.J., Beardsmore, C.S. Are ethnic differences in lung function explained by chest size? Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition. 2005;90(5):F423-8.

161) Jackson, D., Copas, J., Sutton, A. Modelling reporting bias: The operative reporting rate for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A. 2005; 168:737-752.

162) Cooper, N.J., Coyle, D., Abrams, K.R., Mugford, M., Sutton, A.J. Use of evidence in decision models: an appraisal of health technology assessments in the UK since 1997. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 2005; 10: 245-250.

163) Goodacre, S., Sutton, A.J., Sampson, F. The value of clinical assessment in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis: systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2005; 143:129-139.

164) Cooper, N.J., Jones, D.R., Sutton, A.J., The use of systematic reviews when designing new studies. Clinical Trials. 2005;2:260-264.

165) El Kadiki, A.#, Sutton, A.J.# The Role of Multivitamins and Mineral Supplements in Preventing Infections in the Healthy Elderly: A Systematic review & Meta-Analysis of Randomised Control Trials BMJ. 2005;330:871-874 (# Joint first author)

i.      Sutton, A.J., El Kadiki, A. Assessing concerns regarding the validity of three trials included in “Role of multivitamins and mineral supplements in preventing infections in elderly people: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials” BMJ (website only addendum

166) Lambert, P.C., Sutton, A.J., Burton, P., Abrams, K.R., Jones, D.R. How vague is vague? Assessment in the use of vague prior distributions for variance components. Statistics in Medicine 2005; 24:2401-2428.

167) Dixon-Woods, M., Agarwal, S., Jones, D.R., Young, B., Sutton, A. Synthesising qualitative and quantitative evidence in reviews: a review of methods. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 2005; 10:45-53. (Reprinted in Bryman A (ed) (2006) Mixed Methods (Vol 3) London: Sage)

168) Peters, J.L., Jones, D.R., Rushton, L., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R., Mugglestone, M.A. Bayesian methods for the cross design synthesis of epidemiological and toxicological evidence. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C 2005; 54:159-172

169) Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Abrams, K.R., Lambert, P.C., Jones, D.R. A Bayesian approach to evaluating net clinical benefit allowed for parameter uncertainty. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2005; 58: 26-40

170) Norwood, M.G.A., Bown, M. Sutton, A.J., Micholson, M., Sayers,R. Interleukin-6 production during abdominal aortic aneurysm repair arises from the gastrointestinal tract and not the lower limbs British Journal of Surgery 2004; 91(9):1153-6

171) Riley, R.D., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R., Lambert, P.  Sensitivity analyses allowed more appropriate and reliable meta-analysis conclusions for multiple outcomes when missing data was present. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2004; 57:911-924

172) Khunti, K., Squire, I., Abrams, K.R., Sutton, A.J. Accuracy of a 12-lead electrocardiogram in screening patients with suspected heart failure for open access echocardiography: a systematic review and meta-analysis European Journal of Heart Failure 2004; 6:571-576

173) Riley, R.D., Heney, D., Jones, D.R., Sutton, A.J., Lambert, P.C., Abrams, K.R., Young, B., Wailoo, A.J., Burchill, S.A. A systematic review of molecular and biological tumour markers in neuroblastoma Clinical Cancer Research 2004;10(1):4-12

174) Siebenhofer, A., Plank, J., Horvath, K., Berghold, A., Sutton, A.J., Sommer, R.,  Pieber, T.R.. Angiotensin receptor blockers for patients with diabetes mellitus: Meta-analysis of controlled double blind randomized trials. Diabetic Medicine 2004; 21(1):18-25

175) Shaw, R.L., Booth, A., Sutton, A.J., Miller, T., Smith, J.A., Young, B., Jones, D.R., Dixon-Woods, M. Finding qualitative research: a literature searching study BMC Medical Research Methodology 2004; 4:5

176) Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R., Turner, D., Wailoo, A. Comprehensive decision analytical modelling in economic evaluation: A Bayesian approach. Health Economics 2004; 13:203-226

177) Poulakis, V., Dahm, P., Witzsch, U., Sutton, A.J., Becht, E. Transurethral electrovaporization vs transurethral resection for symptomatic prostatic obstruction: a meta-analysis. British Journal of Urology 2004; 94:89-95

178) Norwood, M.G.A., Polimenovi, N.M., Sutton, A.J., Bown, M.J., Sayers, R.D. Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in patients with chronic renal disease. The European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2004; 27:287-291

179) Minelli, C., Abrams, K.R., Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J.  Benefits and harms associated with hormone replacement therapy: clinical decision analysis BMJ 2004; 328:371-375

180) Sweeting, M.J., Sutton, A.J., Lambert, P.C. What to add to nothing? Use and avoidance of continuity corrections in meta-analysis of sparse data. Statistics in Medicine 2004; 23:1351-1375

181) Bown, M.J., Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Prytherch, D, Nicholson, M.L., Bell, P.R.F., Sayers, R.D. The post-operative mortality of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2004; 27:65-74

182) Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R., Wailoo, A., Turner, D., Nicholson, K.G. Effectiveness of neuraminidase inhibitors in the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.  BMJ 2003; 326:1235-1238

183) Riley, R.D., Abrams, K.R., Sutton, A.J., Lambert, P.C., Jones, D.R., Heney, D., Burchill, S.A. Reporting of prognostic markers: current problems and development of guidelines for evidence-based practice in the future British Journal of Cancer 2003; 88:1191-1198

184) Riley, R.D., Burchill, S.A., Abrams, K.R., Heney, D., Sutton, A.J., Jones, D.R., Lambert, P.C., Young, B., Wailoo, A.J., Lewis, I.J. A Systematic Review Of Molecular And Biological Markers In Tumours Of The Ewing’s Sarcoma Family. European Journal of Cancer 2003; 39:19-30

185) Cooper, N.J., Abrams,K.R., Sutton, A.J., Turner,D., Lambert, P.C. Use of Bayesian methods for Markov modelling in cost-effectiveness analysis: An application to taxane use in advanced breast cancer. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 2003;166:389-405

186) Riley, R.D., Burchill, S.A., Abrams, K.R., Heney, Lambert, P.C., D., Jones, D.R., Sutton, A.J., Young, B., Wailoo, A.J., Lewis, I.J. Systematic review and evaluation of the use of tumour markers in paediatric oncology: Ewing’s sarcoma and neuroblastoma. Health Technology Assessment 2003;7(5):1-162

187) Turner, D., Wailoo, A., Nicholson, K., Cooper, N., Sutton, A., Abrams, K. Systematic review and economic decision modelling for the prevention and treatment of influenza A and B. Health Technology Assessment. 2003; 7(35):1-182. (Version also published as report 67 for National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE))

188) Brown, J.J., Datta, V., Sutton, A.J., Swift, P.G.F. Suppression of TSH in congenital hypothyroidism is significantly related to serum levels and dosage of thyroxin. Hormone Research 2003;59:85-90

189) Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Mugford, M. Abrams, K.R. Use of Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods to model cost data. Medical Decision Making 2003;23:38-53.

190) Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Lambert, P.C., Jones, D.R., Abrams, K.R., Sweeting, M.J. Meta-analysis of rare and adverse event data. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. 2002; 2, 367-379.

191) Cooper, N.J., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R. Decision analytical economic modeling within a Bayesian statistical framework: application to prophylaxis antibiotics use for caesarian section. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2002; 11:491-512.

192) Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.A., Jones, D.R. Generalised synthesis of evidence and the threat of publication bias: the example of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring (EFM). Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2002; 55:1013-1024.

193) Bown, M.J., Sutton, A.J., Nicholson, M.L., Bell, P. R.F. A meta-analysis of 50 years of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. British Journal of Surgery. 2002; 89:1-18.

194) Song,F., Khan, K.S., Dinnes, J, Sutton, A.J. Asymmetric funnel plots and publication bias in meta-analyses of diagnostic accuracy. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2002; 31:88-95.

195) Lambert, P.C., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R., Jones, D.R. A comparison of summary patient level covariates in meta-regression with individual patient data meta-analyses. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2002; 55:86-94.

196) Sutton,A.J., Abrams,K.R. Bayesian Methods in Meta-Analysis & Evidence Synthesis Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2001; 10:277-303.

197) Sutton, A.J., Muir,K.R., Mockett,S., Fentem,P. A case-control study to investigate the relation between low and moderate levels of physical activity and osteoarthritis of the knee using data collected as part of the Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey. The Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 2001; 60:756-764.

198) Song, F., Sheldon, T.A., Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.A., Jones, D.R. Methods for exploring heterogeneity in meta-analysis. Evaluation and the Health Professions. 2001; 24:126-151.

199)Sutton, A.J., Abrams, K.R., Jones,D.R. An illustrated guide to the methods of meta-analysis. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2001; 7:135-148.

200) Sutton, A.J., Song, F., Gilbody, S.M., Abrams, K.R. Modelling publication bias in meta-analysis: a review. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2000; 9:421-445.

201) McDonagh,M.S., Whiting,P.F., Wilson,P.M., Sutton,A.J., Chestnutt,I., Cooper,J., Misso,K., Bradley,M., Treasure,E., Kleijnen,J. Systematic review of water fluoridation. BMJ. 2000; 321:855-859.

202) Sutton, A.J., Duval,S., Tweedie,R., Abrams,K,R., Jones,D.R. Empirical assessment of effect of publication bias on meta-analyses. BMJ 2000; 320:1574-1577.

203) Gilbody, S.M., Song, F. Eastwood, A.J., Sutton, A. The causes, consequences and detection of publication bias in psychiatry. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2000; 102:241-249.

204) Song,F., Eastwood,A., Gilbody,S., Duley,L., Sutton, A.J. Publication and other selected biases in systematic reviews. Health Technology Assessment. 2000;4(10).

205) Hellmich,M., Abrams,K.R., Sutton,A.J. Bayesian approaches to meta-analysis of ROC curves: a comparative review. Medical Decision Making. 1999; 19(3):252-64.

206)Siebenhofer, A. Kemp, C. Sutton, A. Williams, B. The reproducibility of central aortic blood pressure measurements in healthy subjects using applanation tonometry and sphygmocardiography. Journal of Human Hypertension. 1999; 13(9):625-9.

207) Sutton,A.J., Jones,D.R., Abrams,K.R., Sheldon,T.A., Song,F. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis: a Structured Review of the Methodological Literature. Health Services Research and Policy. 1999;4:49-55.

208) Sutton,A.J., Abrams,K.R., Jones,D.R., Sheldon,T.A., Song,F. Systematic reviews of trials and other studies. Health Technology Assessment. 1998;2(19).

209) Hardy,C.J., Palmer,B.P., Muir,K.R., Sutton, A.J., Powell,R.J. Smoking history, alcohol consumption, and systemic lupus erythematosus: a case-control study. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.1998;57(8):451-455.


Books/ Book Chapters

Dias, S., Ades, AE., Welton, N., Jansen, J., Sutton, AJ., Network Meta-Analysis for Decision Making. Wiley Chichester (2018).

N., Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Abrams, K.R., Ades, A.E. Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making in Healthcare. (E-book also available) Wiley, Chichester, UK. 2012

Welton, N., Sutton, A.J., Cooper, N.J., Abrams, K.R., Ades, A.E. Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making in Healthcare. (E-book also available) Wiley, Chichester, UK. 2012

Palmer, T.M., Peters, J.L., Sutton, A.J., Moreno, S.G. Contour enhanced funnel plots for meta-analysis. In Mata-analysis in Stata: An updated collection from the Stata Journal, Edited by Sterne, J.A.C. 2009. Stata Press, Texas.

Jones, D.R., Sutton, A.J., Peters, J. Meta-analysis in non-clinical risk assessment. In the Wiley Encyclopaedia of Quantitative Risk Assessment. Wiley, Chichester, UK. 2008

Sterne JAC, Egger M, Moher D (editors). Chapter 10: Addressing reporting biases. In: Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Intervention. Version 5.0.0 (updated February 2008). The Cochrane Collaboration, 2008. Available from (Contributing authors: James Carpenter, Matthias Egger, Roger Harbord, Julian Higgins, David Jones, David Moher, Jonathan Sterne, Alex Sutton, Jennifer Tetzlaff.)

Riley RD, Abrams KR, Lambert PC, Sutton AJ, Altman DG. Where next for evidence synthesis of prognostic marker studies? Improving the quality and reporting of primary studies to facilitate clinically relevant evidence-based results. In: Molenberghs G (ed). Proceedings of the Statistics in Health Sciences Conference Nantes 2004.  Birkhauser and Springer (2006) Dixon-Woods, M., Agarwal, S., Young, B., Jones, D.R., Sutton, A.J. Integrative approaches to qualitative and quantitative evidence. Report for the Health Development Agency.

Sutton, A.J. Evidence concerning the consequences of publication and related biases. In Publication Bias in Meta-Analysis: Prevention, Assessment and Adjustments. Ed. Rothstein,H., Sutton,A.J. and Borenstein,M. Wiley, Chichester (2005)

Sutton, A.J. Pigott, T. Bias in meta-analysis induced by incompletely reported studies. In Publication Bias in Meta-Analysis: Prevention, Assessment and Adjustments. Ed. Rothstein, H., Sutton, A.J. and Borenstein, M. Wiley, Chichester (2005)

Sterne,J.A.C., Egger,M., Sutton.A.J. Meta-analysis software. In Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context. 2nd Edition of Systematic Reviews. Ed. Egger,M., Davey Smith,G., Altman,D.G. (Eds.) London: BMJ Books. (2001).

Sutton,A.J., Jones,D.R., Abrams,K.R., Sheldon,T.A., Song,F. Systematic Reviews Of Trials And Other Studies. In Handbook of Research Methods for Evidence-based health care - Insights from the NHS HTA Programme. Ed. Stevens,A., Abrams,K., Brazier,J., Fitzpatrick,R., Lilford,R. London: Sage Publications. (2001).

Song,F., Easterwood,A., Gilbody,S., Duley,L., Sutton, A.J. Publication bias. In Handbook of Research Methods for Evidence-based health care - Insights from the NHS HTA Programme. Ed. Stevens,A., Abrams,K., Brazier,J., Fitzpatrick,R., Lilford,R. London: Sage Publications. (2001).

Sutton,A.J., Abrams,K.R., Jones,D.R., Sheldon,T.A., Song,F. Methods for Meta-analysis in Medical Research. London: John Wiley (2000)

Sutton, A.J., Lambert,P.C. Hellmich,M., Abrams,K.R., Jones,D.R. Meta-analysis in practice: A critical review of available software. In Meta-Analysis in Medicine and Health Policy. Ed. Berry, D.A. Stangl.D,K. Marcel Dekker, NY (2000).

Sutton, A.J., Jones, D.R., Abrams, K.R., Sheldon,T.A., Song, F. Systematic Reviews of Randomised Trials. In Health Services Research Methods: A guide to best practice. Chapter 16 Pages 175-186. Ed. Black, N., Brazier, J., Fitzpatrick, R.,Reeves, B. London: BMJ Books. 1998.




My research interests include:

  • Multi-parameter evidence synthesis (including Network Meta Analysis)
  • Visualisation methods (including 3d, interactive and web-based)
  • Meta-analysis and systematic review methods (including Publication Bias)
  • Diagnostic test evaluation
  • Statistical methods in Health Technology Assessment


I teach on the MSc Medical Statistics

I will be pleased to discuss possible PhD topics and funding with potential students. Topics could be related to any of the research areas indicated in the section above.

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