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Death at no cost? Persons with no health insurance claims in the last year of life in Switzerland.

Panczak R, von Wyl V, Reich O, Luta X, Maessen M, Stuck AE, Berlin C, Schmidlin K, Goodman DC, Egger M, Clough-Gorr K, Zwahlen M.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Mar 14;18(1):178. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-2984-2.


Technical comment on: Hagner M. Open access, data capitalism and academic publishing.

Egger M, Kalt A.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2018 Mar 14;148:w14611. doi: 10.4414/smw.2018.14611. eCollection 2018 Mar 14. No abstract available.


CPAP as treatment of sleep apnea after stroke: A meta-analysis of randomized trials.

Brill AK, Horvath T, Seiler A, Camilo M, Haynes AG, Ott SR, Egger M, Bassetti CL.

Neurology. 2018 Mar 9. pii: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005262. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005262. [Epub ahead of print]


Issues with measuring hepatitis prevalence in resource-limited settings.

Wandeler G, Coffie PA, Kuniholm MH, Ocama P, Egger M.

Lancet. 2018 Mar 3;391(10123):835-836. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30463-X. No abstract available.


Unique Genes in Tumor-Positive Sentinel Lymph Nodes Associated with Nonsentinel Lymph Node Metastases in Melanoma.

Egger ME, Xiao D, Hao H, Kimbrough CW, Pan J, Rai SN, Cambon AC, Waigel SJ, Zacharias W, McMasters KM.

Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.1245/s10434-018-6377-x. [Epub ahead of print]


Living network meta-analysis compared with pairwise meta-analysis in comparative effectiveness research: empirical study.

Nikolakopoulou A, Mavridis D, Furukawa TA, Cipriani A, Tricco AC, Straus SE, Siontis GCM, Egger M, Salanti G.

BMJ. 2018 Feb 28;360:k585. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k585. Review.


Retention and mortality on antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa: collaborative analyses of HIV treatment programmes.

Haas AD, Zaniewski E, Anderegg N, Ford N, Fox MP, Vinikoor M, Dabis F, Nash D, Sinayobye JD, Niyongabo T, Tanon A, Poda A, Adedimeji AA, Edmonds A, Davies MA, Egger M; African regions of the International epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA).

J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Feb;21(2). doi: 10.1002/jia2.25084.


Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 21 antidepressant drugs for the acute treatment of adults with major depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Cipriani A, Furukawa TA, Salanti G, Chaimani A, Atkinson LZ, Ogawa Y, Leucht S, Ruhe HG, Turner EH, Higgins JPT, Egger M, Takeshima N, Hayasaka Y, Imai H, Shinohara K, Tajika A, Ioannidis JPA, Geddes JR.

Lancet. 2018 Feb 20. pii: S0140-6736(17)32802-7. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32802-7. [Epub ahead of print]


HIV-1 Drug Resistance and Third-Line Therapy Outcomes in Patients Failing Second-Line Therapy in Zimbabwe.

Chimbetete C, Katzenstein D, Shamu T, Spoerri A, Estill J, Egger M, Keiser O.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 2;5(2):ofy005. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy005. eCollection 2018 Feb.


Multigene Signature Panels and Breast Cancer Therapy: Patterns of Use and Impact on Clinical Decision Making.

Bhutiani N, Egger ME, Ajkay N, Scoggins CR, Martin RC 2nd, McMasters KM.

J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jan 31. pii: S1072-7515(18)30024-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.12.043. [Epub ahead of print]


Seasonal variations in tuberculosis diagnosis among HIV-positive individuals in Southern Africa: analysis of cohort studies at antiretroviral treatment programmes.

Ballif M, Zürcher K, Reid SE, Boulle A, Fox MP, Prozesky HW, Chimbetete C, Zwahlen M, Egger M, Fenner L; International Epidemiology Database to Evaluate AIDS in Southern Africa (IeDEA-SA).

BMJ Open. 2018 Jan 11;8(1):e017405. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017405.


CabaGast: multicentre, Phase II study with cabazitaxel in previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction and stomach.

Schmalenberg H, Al-Batran SE, Pauligk C, Zander T, Reichart A, Lindig U, Kleiß M, Müller L, Bolling C, Seufferlein T, Reichardt P, Kullmann F, Eschenburg H, Schmittel A, Egger M, Block A, Goetze TO.

J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2018 Mar;144(3):559-569. doi: 10.1007/s00432-017-2565-5. Epub 2017 Dec 28.


A model for meta-analysis of correlated binary outcomes: The case of split-body interventions.

Efthimiou O, Mavridis D, Nikolakopoulou A, Rücker G, Trelle S, Egger M, Salanti G.

Stat Methods Med Res. 2017 Jan 1:962280217746436. doi: 10.1177/0962280217746436. [Epub ahead of print]


Estimating the impact of antiretroviral treatment on adult mortality trends in South Africa: A mathematical modelling study.

Johnson LF, May MT, Dorrington RE, Cornell M, Boulle A, Egger M, Davies MA.

PLoS Med. 2017 Dec 12;14(12):e1002468. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002468. eCollection 2017 Dec.


World Health Organization Responds to Concerns about Surgical Site Infection Prevention Recommendations.

Solomkin J, Egger M, de Jonge S, Latif A, Loke YK, Berenholtz S, Allegranzi B.

Anesthesiology. 2018 Jan;128(1):221-222. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000001941. No abstract available.


Outcome by treatment modality in sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC): A case-series, systematic review and meta-analysis.

Morand GB, Anderegg N, Vital D, Ikenberg K, Huber GF, Soyka MB, Egger M, Holzmann D.

Oral Oncol. 2017 Dec;75:28-34. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.10.008. Epub 2017 Oct 22.


False positive serum levels of (1-3)-ß-D-Glucan after infusion of intravenous immunoglobulins and time to normalisation.

Egger M, Prüller F, Raggam R, Divjak MK, Kurath-Koller S, Lackner H, Urban C, Strenger V.

J Infect. 2018 Feb;76(2):206-210. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2017.10.017. Epub 2017 Nov 23.


One-year in vitro stability of cardiac troponins and galectin-3 in different sample types.

Egger M, Dieplinger B, Mueller T.

Clin Chim Acta. 2018 Jan;476:117-122. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2017.11.018. Epub 2017 Nov 21.


Rheumatoid arthritis patients treated in trial and real world settings: comparison of randomized trials with registries.

Kilcher G, Hummel N, Didden EM, Egger M, Reichenbach S; GetReal Work Package 4.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 Feb 1;57(2):354-369. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex394.


Trends in hepatitis B virus testing practices and management in HIV clinics across sub-Saharan Africa.

Coffie PA, Egger M, Vinikoor MJ, Zannou M, Diero L, Patassi A, Kuniholm MH, Seydi M, Bado G, Ocama P, Andersson MI, Messou E, Minga A, Easterbrook P, Anastos K, Dabis F, Wandeler G; IeDEA collaboration.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 1;17(Suppl 1):706. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2768-z. Review.


Effect of immediate initiation of antiretroviral treatment on the risk of acquired HIV drug resistance.

Lodi S, Günthard HF, Dunn D, Garcia F, Logan R, Jose S, Bucher HC, Scherrer AU, Schneider MP, Egger M, Glass TR, Reiss P, van Sighem A, Boender TS, Phillips AN, Porter K, Hawkins D, Moreno S, Monge S, Paraskevis D, Simeon M, Vourli G, Sabin C, Hernán MA; HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration.

AIDS. 2018 Jan 28;32(3):327-335. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001692.


Data management of clinical trials during an outbreak of Ebola virus disease.

Hossmann S, Haynes AG, Spoerri A, Diatta ID, Aboubacar B, Egger M, Rintelen F, Trelle S.

Vaccine. 2017 Oct 23. pii: S0264-410X(17)31367-1. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.09.094. [Epub ahead of print]


Survival of patients with Kaposi's sarcoma in the South African antiretroviral treatment era: A retrospective cohort study.

Sengayi MM, Kielkowski D, Egger M, Dreosti L, Bohlius J.

S Afr Med J. 2017 Sep 22;107(10):871-876. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i10.12362.


Twelve-year mortality in adults initiating antiretroviral therapy in South Africa.

Cornell M, Johnson LF, Wood R, Tanser F, Fox MP, Prozesky H, Schomaker M, Egger M, Davies MA, Boulle A; International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS-Southern Africa collaboration.

J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 Sep 25;20(1):21902. doi: 10.7448/IAS.20.1.21902.


WHO's recommendation for surgical skin antisepsis is premature - Authors' reply.

Allegranzi B, Egger M, Pittet D, Bischoff P, Nthumba P, Solomkin J.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;17(10):1024-1025. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30526-1. No abstract available.


A Transcription and Translation Protocol for Sensitive Cross-Cultural Team Research.

Clark L, Birkhead AS, Fernandez C, Egger MJ.

Qual Health Res. 2017 Oct;27(12):1751-1764. doi: 10.1177/1049732317726761.


Perspective: An Extension of the STROBE Statement for Observational Studies in Nutritional Epidemiology (STROBE-nut): Explanation and Elaboration.

Hörnell A, Berg C, Forsum E, Larsson C, Sonestedt E, Åkesson A, Lachat C, Hawwash D, Kolsteren P, Byrnes G, De Keyzer W, Van Camp J, Cade JE, Greenwood DC, Slimani N, Cevallos M, Egger M, Huybrechts I, Wirfält E.

Adv Nutr. 2017 Sep 15;8(5):652-678. doi: 10.3945/an.117.015941. Print 2017 Sep.


Assessing the danger of self-sustained HIV epidemics in heterosexuals by population based phylogenetic cluster analysis.

Turk T, Bachmann N, Kadelka C, Böni J, Yerly S, Aubert V, Klimkait T, Battegay M, Bernasconi E, Calmy A, Cavassini M, Furrer H, Hoffmann M, Günthard HF, Kouyos RD; Swiss HIV Cohort Study, Aubert V, Battegay M, Bernasconi E, Böni J, Braun DL, Bucher HC, Calmy A, Cavassini M, Ciuffi A, Dollenmaier G, Egger M, Elzi L, Fehr J, Fellay J, Furrer H, Fux CA, Günthard HF, Haerry D, Hasse B, Hirsch HH, Hoffmann M, Hösli I, Kahlert C, Kaiser L, Keiser O, Klimkait T, Kouyos RD, Kovari H, Ledergerber B, Martinetti G, Martinez de Tejada B, Marzolini C, Metzner KJ, Müller N, Nicca D, Pantaleo G, Paioni P, Rauch A, Rudin C, Scherrer AU, Schmid P, Speck R, Stöckle M, Tarr P, Trkola A, Vernazza P, Wandeler G, Weber R, Yerly S.

Elife. 2017 Sep 12;6. pii: e28721. doi: 10.7554/eLife.28721.


HIV transmission and retention in care among HIV-exposed children enrolled in Malawi's prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme.

Haas AD, van Oosterhout JJ, Tenthani L, Jahn A, Zwahlen M, Msukwa MT, Davies MA, Tal K, Phiri N, Spoerri A, Chimbwandira F, Egger M, Keiser O.

J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 Sep 4;20(1):21947. doi: 10.7448/IAS.20.1.21947.


Updating vital status by tracking in the community among patients with epidemic Kaposi sarcoma who are lost to follow-up in sub-Saharan Africa.

Semeere A, Freeman E, Wenger M, Glidden D, Bwana M, Kanyesigye M, Asirwa FC, Rotich E, Busakhala N, Oga E, Jedy-Agba E, Kwaghe V, Iregbu K, Adebamowo C, Jaquet A, Dabis F, Phiri S, Bohlius J, Egger M, Yiannoutsos CT, Wools-Kaloustian K, Martin J.

BMC Cancer. 2017 Sep 2;17(1):611. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3549-1.


The HIV Care Cascade from HIV diagnosis to viral suppression in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis protocol.

Gueler A, Vanobberghen F, Rice B, Egger M, Mugglin C.

Syst Rev. 2017 Aug 25;6(1):172. doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0562-z.


Klebsiella Oxytoca Bacteremia Induced Septic Shock following Platelet Transfusion.

Egger M, Kurath S, Strenger V, Grisold A, Schlenke P, Rosskopf K, Krakowitzky P, Lackner H, Schwinger W, Urban C.

Klin Padiatr. 2017 Sep;229(5):304-305. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-116850. Epub 2017 Aug 24. No abstract available.


Nodal stage migration and prognosis in anal cancer: a systematic review, meta-regression, and simulation study.

Sekhar H, Zwahlen M, Trelle S, Malcomson L, Kochhar R, Saunders MP, Sperrin M, van Herk M, Sebag-Montefiore D, Egger M, Renehan AG.

Lancet Oncol. 2017 Oct;18(10):1348-1359. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30456-4. Epub 2017 Aug 9. Review.


Awareness and management of elevated blood pressure among human immunodeficiency virus-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy in urban Zambia: a call to action.

Bauer S, Wa Mwanza M, Chilengi R, Holmes CB, Zyambo Z, Furrer H, Egger M, Wandeler G, Vinikoor MJ.

Glob Health Action. 2017;10(1):1359923. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1359923.


Body mass index in midlife and dementia: Systematic review and meta-regression analysis of 589,649 men and women followed in longitudinal studies.

Albanese E, Launer LJ, Egger M, Prince MJ, Giannakopoulos P, Wolters FJ, Egan K.

Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2017 Jun 20;8:165-178. doi: 10.1016/j.dadm.2017.05.007. eCollection 2017. Review.


Open data: support from Swiss funder.

Egger M, Kalt A.

Nature. 2017 Jul 26;547(7664):403. doi: 10.1038/547403b. No abstract available.


Impact of screening and antiretroviral therapy on anal cancer incidence in HIV-positive MSM.

Blaser N, Bertisch B, Kouyos RD, Calmy A, Bucher HC, Cavassini M, Estill J, Keiser O, Egger M; Swiss HIV Cohort Study.

AIDS. 2017 Aug 24;31(13):1859-1866. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001546.


Series: Pragmatic trials and real world evidence: Paper 8. Data collection and management.

Meinecke AK, Welsing P, Kafatos G, Burke D, Trelle S, Kubin M, Nachbaur G, Egger M, Zuidgeest M; work package 3 of the GetReal consortium.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Nov;91:13-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.07.003. Epub 2017 Jul 14.


The cascade of care to prevent mother-to-child transmission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996-2013: improving but still some way to go.

Hofer CB, Egger M, Davies MA, Frota ACC, de Oliveira RH, Abreu TF, Araújo LE, Witthlin BB, Carvalho AW, Cordeiro JR, Lima GP, Keiser O.

Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Oct;22(10):1266-1274. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12925. Epub 2017 Aug 10.


Association of Clinical Factors With a Major Pathologic Response Following Preoperative Therapy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.

Cloyd JM, Wang H, Egger ME, Tzeng CD, Prakash LR, Maitra A, Varadhachary GR, Shroff R, Javle M, Fogelman D, Wolff RA, Overman MJ, Koay EJ, Das P, Herman JM, Kim MP, Vauthey JN, Aloia TA, Fleming JB, Lee JE, Katz MHG.

JAMA Surg. 2017 Nov 1;152(11):1048-1056. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2227.


Medical use of cannabis in Switzerland: analysis of approved exceptional licences.

Kilcher G, Zwahlen M, Ritter C, Fenner L, Egger M.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2017 Jul 11;147:w14463. doi: 10.4414/smw.2017.14463. eCollection 2017 Jul 11.


Series: Pragmatic trials and real world evidence: Paper 5. Usual care and real life comparators.

Zuidgeest MGP, Welsing PMJ, van Thiel GJMW, Ciaglia A, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Eckert L, Eijkemans MJC, Egger M; WP3 of the GetReal consortium.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Oct;90:92-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.07.001. Epub 2017 Jul 8.


HIV viral load as an independent risk factor for tuberculosis in South Africa: collaborative analysis of cohort studies.

Fenner L, Atkinson A, Boulle A, Fox MP, Prozesky H, Zürcher K, Ballif M, Furrer H, Zwahlen M, Davies MA, Egger M; International Epidemiology Database to Evaluate AIDS in Southern Africa (IeDEA-SA).

J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 Jun 23;20(1):21327. doi: 10.7448/IAS.20.1.21327.


Suicide in adolescents: findings from the Swiss National cohort.

Steck N, Egger M, Schimmelmann BG, Kupferschmid S; Swiss National Cohort.

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 Jan;27(1):47-56. doi: 10.1007/s00787-017-1019-6. Epub 2017 Jun 29.


Laminar flow: the better choice in orthopaedic implants - Authors' reply.

Bischoff P, Allegranzi B, Egger M, Gastmeier P.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jul;17(7):696. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30341-9. Epub 2017 Jun 21. No abstract available.


Giant Pelvic Cyst in 16-Year-Old Boy With Bloody Diarrhea: Atypical Presentation of Colonic Adenocarcinoma.

Kohlmaier B, Perwein T, Egger M, Zöhrer E, Sorantin E, Till H, Urban C, Jahnel J.

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Jul;65(1):e16. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001017. No abstract available.


New-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus among patients receiving HIV care at Newlands Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe: retrospective cohort analysis.

Chimbetete C, Mugglin C, Shamu T, Kalesan B, Bertisch B, Egger M, Keiser O.

Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Jul;22(7):839-845. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12896. Epub 2017 Jun 8.


Series: Pragmatic trials and real world evidence: Paper 2. Setting, sites, and investigator selection.

Worsley SD, Oude Rengerink K, Irving E, Lejeune S, Mol K, Collier S, Groenwold RHH, Enters-Weijnen C, Egger M, Rhodes T; GetReal Work Package 3.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Aug;88:14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.05.003. Epub 2017 May 11. Review.


Series: Pragmatic trials and real world evidence: Paper 6. Outcome measures in the real world.

Welsing PM, Oude Rengerink K, Collier S, Eckert L, van Smeden M, Ciaglia A, Nachbaur G, Trelle S, Taylor AJ, Egger M, Goetz I; Work Package 3 of the GetReal Consortium.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Oct;90:99-107. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.12.022. Epub 2017 May 11.


Effect of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Followed by Surgical Resection on Survival in Patients With Limited Metastatic Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer: The AIO-FLOT3 Trial.

Al-Batran SE, Homann N, Pauligk C, Illerhaus G, Martens UM, Stoehlmacher J, Schmalenberg H, Luley KB, Prasnikar N, Egger M, Probst S, Messmann H, Moehler M, Fischbach W, Hartmann JT, Mayer F, Höffkes HG, Koenigsmann M, Arnold D, Kraus TW, Grimm K, Berkhoff S, Post S, Jäger E, Bechstein W, Ronellenfitsch U, Mönig S, Hofheinz RD.

JAMA Oncol. 2017 Sep 1;3(9):1237-1244. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.0515.


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