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Comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of polymerase chain reaction targeting the 47kDa protein membrane gene of Treponema pallidum or the DNA polymerase I gene: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Gayet-Ageron A, Combescure C, Lautenschlager S, Ninet B, Perneger TV.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Aug 26. pii: JCM.01619-15. [Epub ahead of print]


The choice of the noninferiority margin in clinical trials was driven by baseline risk, type of primary outcome, and benefits of new treatment.

Gayet-Ageron A, Agoritsas T, Rudaz S, Courvoisier D, Perneger T.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Jan 28. pii: S0895-4356(15)00025-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.01.017. [Epub ahead of print]


In-hospital transfer is a risk factor for invasive filamentous fungal infection among hospitalized patients with hematological malignancies: a matched case-control study.

Gayet-Ageron A, Iten A, van Delden C, Farquet N, Masouridi-Levrat S, Von Dach E, Chalandon Y, Pittet D.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Mar;36(3):320-8. doi: 10.1017/ice.2014.69.


Use of Treponema pallidum PCR in testing of ulcers for diagnosis of primary syphilis.

Gayet-Ageron A, Sednaoui P, Lautenschlager S, Ferry T, Toutous-Trellu L, Cavassini M, Yassir F, Martinez de Tejada B, Emonet S, Combescure C, Schrenzel J, Perneger T.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jan;21(1):127-9. doi: 10.3201/eid2101.140790.


Performance of the 47-kilodalton membrane protein versus DNA polymerase i genes for detection of Treponema pallidum by PCR in ulcers.

Gayet-Ageron A, Laurent F, Schrenzel J, Charton B, Jimenez-Getaz G, Tangomo M, Ferry T, Sednaoui P, Lautenschlager S, Toutous-Trellu L, Martinez de Tejada B, Cavassini M, Emonet S, Perneger T, Salord H.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Mar;53(3):976-80. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03444-14. Epub 2014 Dec 17.


Efficacy of a new educational tool to improve Handrubbing technique amongst healthcare workers: a controlled, before-after study.

Stewardson AJ, Iten A, Camus V, Gayet-Ageron A, Caulfield D, Lacey G, Pittet D.

PLoS One. 2014 Sep 2;9(9):e105866. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105866. eCollection 2014.


The Swiss Systemic lupus erythematosus Cohort Study (SSCS) - cross-sectional analysis of clinical characteristics and treatments across different medical disciplines in Switzerland.

Ribi C, Trendelenburg M, Gayet-Ageron A, Cohen C, Dayer E, Eisenberger U, Hauser T, Hunziker T, Leimgruber A, Lindner G, Koenig K, Otto P, Spertini F, Stoll T, Von Kempis J, Chizzolini C; Swiss Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Cohort Study Group.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2014 Aug 7;144:w13990. doi: 10.4414/smw.2014.13990. eCollection 2014.


Risk factors for noma disease: a 6-year, prospective, matched case-control study in Niger.

Baratti-Mayer D, Gayet-Ageron A, Hugonnet S, François P, Pittet-Cuenod B, Huyghe A, Bornand JE, Gervaix A, Montandon D, Schrenzel J, Mombelli A, Pittet D; Geneva Study Group on Noma (GESNOMA).

Lancet Glob Health. 2013 Aug;1(2):e87-96. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(13)70015-9. Epub 2013 Jul 5.


Sample size for pre-tests of questionnaires.

Perneger TV, Courvoisier DS, Hudelson PM, Gayet-Ageron A.

Qual Life Res. 2015 Jan;24(1):147-51. doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0752-2. Epub 2014 Jul 10.


Hospital-wide multidisciplinary, multimodal intervention programme to reduce central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection.

Zingg W, Cartier V, Inan C, Touveneau S, Theriault M, Gayet-Ageron A, Clergue F, Pittet D, Walder B.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 8;9(4):e93898. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093898. eCollection 2014.


Contamination of stethoscopes and physicians' hands after a physical examination.

Longtin Y, Schneider A, Tschopp C, Renzi G, Gayet-Ageron A, Schrenzel J, Pittet D.

Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Mar;89(3):291-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2013.11.016.


Gram and acridine orange staining for diagnosis of septic arthritis in different patient populations.

Cunningham G, Seghrouchni K, Ruffieux E, Vaudaux P, Gayet-Ageron A, Cherkaoui A, Godinho E, Lew D, Hoffmeyer P, Uçkay I.

Int Orthop. 2014 Jun;38(6):1283-90. doi: 10.1007/s00264-014-2284-3. Epub 2014 Feb 5.


Perirenal fat surface area as a risk factor for morbidity after elective colorectal surgery.

Jung M, Volonté F, Buchs NC, Gayet-Ageron A, Pugin F, Gervaz P, Ris F, Morel P.

Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Feb;57(2):201-9. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000029.


Global implementation of WHO's multimodal strategy for improvement of hand hygiene: a quasi-experimental study.

Allegranzi B, Gayet-Ageron A, Damani N, Bengaly L, McLaws ML, Moro ML, Memish Z, Urroz O, Richet H, Storr J, Donaldson L, Pittet D.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Oct;13(10):843-51. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70163-4. Epub 2013 Aug 23.


Self-rated health: analysis of distances and transitions between response options.

Perneger TV, Gayet-Ageron A, Courvoisier DS, Agoritsas T, Cullati S.

Qual Life Res. 2013 Dec;22(10):2761-8. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0418-5. Epub 2013 Apr 25.


High proportion of healthcare-associated urinary tract infection in the absence of prior exposure to urinary catheter: a cross-sectional study.

Uçkay I, Sax H, Gayet-Ageron A, Ruef C, Mühlemann K, Troillet N, Petignat C, Bernasconi E, Balmelli C, Widmer A, Boubaker K, Pittet D; Swiss-NOSO network.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2013 Feb 7;2(1):5. doi: 10.1186/2047-2994-2-5.


Citation bias favoring statistically significant studies was present in medical research.

Jannot AS, Agoritsas T, Gayet-Ageron A, Perneger TV.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Mar;66(3):296-301. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.09.015.


Sensitivity, specificity and likelihood ratios of PCR in the diagnosis of syphilis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Gayet-Ageron A, Lautenschlager S, Ninet B, Perneger TV, Combescure C.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 May;89(3):251-6. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2012-050622. Epub 2012 Sep 28. Review.


Caregivers' perceptions of patients as reminders to improve hand hygiene.

Longtin Y, Farquet N, Gayet-Ageron A, Sax H, Pittet D.

Arch Intern Med. 2012 Oct 22;172(19):1516-7. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3641. No abstract available.


Association between early preterm birth and periodontitis according to USA and European consensus definitions.

Martinez de Tejada B, Gayet-Ageron A, Combescure C, Irion O, Baehni P.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 Nov;25(11):2160-6. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2012.663827. Epub 2012 May 29.

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