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Implementation of infection prevention and control in acute care hospitals in Mainland China - a systematic review.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 11;8:32. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0481-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371478PMC
March 2020

Hand hygiene promotion delivered by change agents-Two attitudes, similar outcome.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 Mar 13;41(3):273-279. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.339DOI Listing
March 2020

"Infection prevention and control idea challenge" contest: a fresh view on medical education and problem solving.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 Feb 7;9(1):26. Epub 2020 Feb 7.

Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-020-0688-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7006168PMC
February 2020

Hand hygiene - social network analysis of peer-identified and management-selected change agents.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 28;8:195. Epub 2019 Nov 28.

6Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0644-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6883562PMC
November 2019

Technology for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections; 2017 Geneva IPC-Think Tank (Part 2).

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 22;8:83. Epub 2019 May 22.

Infection control programme and WHO collaborating center, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0538-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6530187PMC
May 2019

Implementation research for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections; 2017 Geneva infection prevention and control (IPC)-think tank (part 1).

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 28;8:87. Epub 2019 May 28.

1Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Center, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211, 14 Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0527-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6540528PMC
May 2019

Broadening the infection prevention and control network globally; 2017 Geneva IPC-think tank (part 3).

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 10;8:74. Epub 2019 May 10.

Infection control programme and WHO collaborating center, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0528-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6509854PMC
May 2019

Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Switzerland.

Lancet Infect Dis 2019 Jan 15;19(1):17-18. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern, 3001 Bern, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30708-4DOI Listing
January 2019

Point prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic use in three large Swiss acute-care hospitals.

Swiss Med Wkly 2018 26;148:w14617. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety; University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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https://doi.emh.ch/smw.2018.14617
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4414/smw.2018.14617DOI Listing
October 2018

Conflicts of interest in infection prevention and control research: no smoke without fire. A narrative review.

Intensive Care Med 2018 Oct 11;44(10):1679-1690. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva, Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety (Infection Control and Improving Practices), Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-018-5361-zDOI Listing
October 2018

Management and investigation of a outbreak in a neonatal unit in Switzerland - the role of hand hygiene and whole genome sequencing.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 11;6:125. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Genomic Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-017-0285-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5725813PMC
June 2018

The Prevalence of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Mainland China: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 06 15;39(6):701-709. Epub 2018 Apr 15.

1Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety,University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.60DOI Listing
June 2018

A state of the art review on optimal practices to prevent, recognize, and manage complications associated with intravascular devices in the critically ill.

Intensive Care Med 2018 Jun 12;44(6):742-759. Epub 2018 May 12.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals, 4 rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-018-5212-yDOI Listing
June 2018

[Burden of healthcare-associated infections in outpatient care].

Rev Med Suisse 2018 Apr;14(602):784-790

Service de prévention et contrôle de l'infection, HUG et Faculté de médecine, 1211 Genève 14.

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April 2018

Wiping Is Inferior to Rubbing: A Note of Caution for Hand Hygiene With Alcohol-Based Solutions.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 03 30;39(3):332-335. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

2Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Center on Patient Safety,University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.307DOI Listing
March 2018

Use of prevalence data to study sepsis incidence and mortality in intensive care units.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 03;18(3):252

Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, Division Methods in Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center, University of Freiburg, 79104 Freiburg, Germany; Freiburg Center for Data Analysis and Modeling, Freiburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30081-1DOI Listing
March 2018

Core components for effective infection prevention and control programmes: new WHO evidence-based recommendations.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 10;6. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, Service Delivery and Safety, HIS, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-016-0149-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5223492PMC
January 2017

Hand coverage by alcohol-based handrub varies: Volume and hand size matter.

Am J Infect Control 2016 12 24;44(12):1689-1691. Epub 2016 Aug 24.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.07.006DOI Listing
December 2016

Enhanced performance feedback and patient participation to improve hand hygiene compliance of health-care workers in the setting of established multimodal promotion: a single-centre, cluster randomised controlled trial.

Lancet Infect Dis 2016 Dec 3;16(12):1345-1355. Epub 2016 Sep 3.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30256-0DOI Listing
December 2016

Simulation-based medical education training improves short and long-term competency in, and knowledge of central venous catheter insertion: A before and after intervention study.

Eur J Anaesthesiol 2016 Aug;33(8):568-74

From the Division of Anaesthesiology (VCF, CI, CDC, BW, GLS); Infection Control Program, University Hospitals of Geneva and Geneva Faculty of Medicine (WZ); and UDREM (Unit for Development and Research in Medical Education), Geneva Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (GLS).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EJA.0000000000000423DOI Listing
August 2016

Central-line bundles need a multimodal implementation strategy.

Lancet Infect Dis 2016 06 18;16(6):631-632. Epub 2016 Feb 18.

Infection Control Programme, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva 1211, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00480-6DOI Listing
June 2016

Health-care-associated infections--Authors' reply.

Lancet Infect Dis 2015 Jul;15(7):764

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland; WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00100-0DOI Listing
July 2015

Hospital organisation, management, and structure for prevention of health-care-associated infection: a systematic review and expert consensus.

Lancet Infect Dis 2015 Feb 11;15(2):212-24. Epub 2014 Nov 11.

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland; WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70854-0DOI Listing
February 2015

Update on infection control challenges in special pediatric populations.

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2014 Aug;27(4):370-8

aDepartment of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, WHO Collaborating Centre for Infection Control, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia bInfection Control Program, Faculty of Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0000000000000084DOI Listing
August 2014

Assessing the burden of healthcare-associated infections through prevalence studies: what is the best method?

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jun 17;35(6):674-84. Epub 2014 Apr 17.

Infection Control Program and World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/676424DOI Listing
June 2014

Implementation of infection control best practice in intensive care units throughout Europe: a mixed-method evaluation study.

Implement Sci 2013 Feb 19;8:24. Epub 2013 Feb 19.

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Medical Faculty, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-8-24DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3584730PMC
February 2013

Risk of parenteral nutrition in neonates--an overview.

Nutrients 2012 Oct 16;4(10):1490-503. Epub 2012 Oct 16.

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Genève 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu4101490DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3497007PMC
October 2012

Antibiotic use in children - off-label use.

Curr Drug Targets 2012 Jun;13(7):885-92

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/138945012800675777DOI Listing
June 2012

Stopcock contamination: the source does not explain it all.

Anesth Analg 2012 Jun;114(6):1151-2

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0b013e31824f689dDOI Listing
June 2012

Electronic-eye faucets-curse or blessing?

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Mar 19;33(3):241-2. Epub 2012 Jan 19.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Center on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/664494DOI Listing
March 2012

Effectiveness of a hand hygiene promotion strategy using alcohol-based handrub in 6 intensive care units in Colombia.

Am J Infect Control 2011 Oct 2;39(8):633-639. Epub 2011 Jun 2.

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland; World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2010.11.004DOI Listing
October 2011

Prevention of catheter-related infection: toward zero risk?

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2011 Aug;24(4):377-84

Infection Control Program, Division of Anaesthesiology, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0b013e32834811edDOI Listing
August 2011

Secular trends in antibiotic use among neonates: 2001-2008.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2011 May;30(5):365-70

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e31820243d3DOI Listing
May 2011

Individualized catheter surveillance among neonates: a prospective, 8-year, single-center experience.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011 Jan 1;32(1):42-9. Epub 2010 Dec 1.

University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/657634DOI Listing
January 2011

Determinants of body weight gain and association with neurodevelopmental outcome in infants operated for congenital heart disease.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2010 Mar 3;10(3):377-82. Epub 2009 Dec 3.

Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University Children's Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1510/icvts.2009.216135DOI Listing
March 2010

Peripheral venous catheters: an under-evaluated problem.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2009 ;34 Suppl 4:S38-42

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0924-8579(09)70565-5DOI Listing
March 2010

Pluripotent stem cells as new drugs? The example of Parkinson's disease.

Int J Pharm 2009 Nov 19;381(2):113-21. Epub 2009 Mar 19.

Department of Genetic and Laboratory Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland; Department of Pathology and Immunology, University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2009.03.003DOI Listing
November 2009

Effect of ritonavir on the pharmacokinetics of the benzimidazoles albendazole and mebendazole: an interaction study in healthy volunteers.

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2009 Oct 27;65(10):999-1006. Epub 2009 Jun 27.

Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Zurich, Rämistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-009-0683-yDOI Listing
October 2009

Rapid colonization with methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci after surgery.

World J Surg 2009 Oct;33(10):2058-62

Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich, Rämistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00268-009-0167-3DOI Listing
October 2009

Impact of a prevention strategy targeting hand hygiene and catheter care on the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections.

Crit Care Med 2009 Jul;37(7):2167-73; quiz 2180

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181a02d8fDOI Listing
July 2009

Central venous catheter-associated infections.

Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2008 Sep;22(3):407-21

Doctor Infection Control Program, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Rue Micheli-du-Crest, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpa.2008.05.007DOI Listing
September 2008

Healthcare-associated infections in neonates.

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2008 Jun;21(3):228-34

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0b013e3282fcec5fDOI Listing
June 2008

Impact of an outbreak of norovirus infection on hospital resources.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2005 Mar;26(3):263-7

Hospital Epidemiology Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/502537DOI Listing
March 2005

A 7-year-old girl with dyspnea and rash.

Clin Infect Dis 2003 Jul;37(1):73-4, 129-30

Division of Infectious Diseases, University Children's Hospital, Zürich, Switzerland.

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https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/37/1/73/475146
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/375588DOI Listing
July 2003