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Cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric safety of varenicline and bupropion compared with nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: study protocol of a retrospective cohort study using the QResearch general practice database

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  • Daniel Kotz Department of Family Medicine, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The NetherlandsCancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, UKAllergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Colin Simpson Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Wolfgang Viechtbauer MHeNS School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Onno C P van Schayck Department of Family Medicine, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The NetherlandsAllergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Robert West Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Aziz Sheikh Department of Family Medicine, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The NetherlandsAllergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UKDivision of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Kotz; d.kotz{at}maastrichtuniversity.nl, http://www.daniel-kotz.de
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Kotz D, Simpson C, Viechtbauer W, et al
Cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric safety of varenicline and bupropion compared with nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: study protocol of a retrospective cohort study using the QResearch general practice database

Publication history

  • Received March 18, 2014
  • Revised July 15, 2014
  • Accepted July 17, 2014
  • First published August 28, 2014.
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August 28, 2014
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