D Pittet

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Bacterial contamination of the hands of hospital staff during routine patient care
    D Pittet
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals
    Arch Intern Med 159:821-6. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene. Infection Control Programme
    D Pittet
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, and Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 356:1307-12. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Lack of effect of combination antibiotic therapy on mortality in patients with pneumococcal sepsis
    S Harbarth
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:688-90. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint [Consequences of an unsufficient range of immunity in "pediatric" infectious diseases--example with measles]
    I Uckay
    Service de Prévention et Contrôle de l Infection, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve
    Ther Umsch 62:679-84. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Control of a cluster of community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in neonatology
    H Sax
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 63:93-100. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Behavioural considerations for hand hygiene practices: the basic building blocks
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 65:1-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint 'My five moments for hand hygiene': a user-centred design approach to understand, train, monitor and report hand hygiene
    H Sax
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland Global Patient Safety Challenge, World Alliance for Patient Safety, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 67:9-21. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Infection control as a major World Health Organization priority for developing countries
    D Pittet
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 68:285-92. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Re: help or hindrance? Is current infection control advice applicable in low- and middle-income countries? A review of the literature
    J Storr
    Am J Infect Control 36:499-501; author reply 501. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint The Lowbury lecture: behaviour in infection control
    D Pittet
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 58:1-13. 2004

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Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Bacterial contamination of the hands of hospital staff during routine patient care
    D Pittet
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals
    Arch Intern Med 159:821-6. 1999
    ..Cross-transmission of microorganisms by the hands of health care workers is considered the main route of spread of nosocomial infections...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene. Infection Control Programme
    D Pittet
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, and Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 356:1307-12. 2000
    ..We attempted to promote hand hygiene by implementing a hospital-wide programme, with special emphasis on bedside, alcohol-based hand disinfection. We measured nosocomial infections in parallel...
  3. ncbi request reprint Lack of effect of combination antibiotic therapy on mortality in patients with pneumococcal sepsis
    S Harbarth
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:688-90. 2005
    ..Overall, in contrast to recently published reports, these results suggest that combination antibiotic therapy does not decrease mortality after severe pneumococcal sepsis...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Consequences of an unsufficient range of immunity in "pediatric" infectious diseases--example with measles]
    I Uckay
    Service de Prévention et Contrôle de l Infection, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve
    Ther Umsch 62:679-84. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Control of a cluster of community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in neonatology
    H Sax
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 63:93-100. 2006
    ..This spread among neonates and was subsequently transmitted to another mother and a sibling. This is the first report of a successfully controlled neonatology outbreak of genetically distinct PVL-producing CA-MRSA in Europe...
  6. ncbi request reprint Behavioural considerations for hand hygiene practices: the basic building blocks
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 65:1-8. 2007
    ..A reflection on challenges to be met and areas for future research are also proposed...
  7. ncbi request reprint 'My five moments for hand hygiene': a user-centred design approach to understand, train, monitor and report hand hygiene
    H Sax
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland Global Patient Safety Challenge, World Alliance for Patient Safety, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 67:9-21. 2007
    ..My five moments for hand hygiene' bridges the gap between scientific evidence and daily health practice and provides a solid basis to understand, teach, monitor and report hand hygiene practices...
  8. doi request reprint Infection control as a major World Health Organization priority for developing countries
    D Pittet
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 68:285-92. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Re: help or hindrance? Is current infection control advice applicable in low- and middle-income countries? A review of the literature
    J Storr
    Am J Infect Control 36:499-501; author reply 501. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint The Lowbury lecture: behaviour in infection control
    D Pittet
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 58:1-13. 2004
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Healthcare-associated infections: think globally, act locally
    J P Marcel
    Executive Committee, Societé Française de Microbiologie, Paris, France
    Clin Microbiol Infect 14:895-907. 2008
    ..Some countries are only beginning to develop standards, whereas compliance is obligatory in others. Economics and cost factors are common to all countries, and litigation is increasingly a factor in some...
  12. ncbi request reprint Variation in nosocomial infection prevalence according to patient care setting:a hospital-wide survey
    H Sax
    Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 48:27-32. 2001
    ..Prevalence studies are an easy surveillance tool that can be exploited further by analysing data according to hospital care settings to identify high-risk areas...
  13. ncbi request reprint Overview of catheter-related infections with special emphasis on prevention based on educational programs
    P Eggimann
    Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Clin Microbiol Infect 8:295-309. 2002
    ..Practical aspects regarding educational approaches will help clinicians to adapt and incorporate educational programs into clinical practice...
  14. ncbi request reprint Screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the endemic hospital: what have we learned?
    B Rubinovitch
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 47:9-18. 2001
    ..The most efficacious strategy to detect occult MRSA carriage is via the screening of high-risk patients on admission to the hospital which has proven to be cost-effective in varied acute-care endemic settings...
  15. ncbi request reprint Multi-resistant infections in repatriated patients after natural disasters: lessons learned from the 2004 tsunami for hospital infection control
    I Uckay
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 68:1-8. 2008
    ..Infections may also become manifest after several weeks of hospitalisation. In case of life-threatening infection, antibiotic therapy should cover non-fermenting pathogens...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Candidiasis among non-neutropenic patients: from colonization to infection]
    P Eggimann
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    Ann Fr Anesth Reanim 20:382-8. 2001
    ..However, the prescription of triazoles has to be restricted to carefully selected groups of patients to avoid the emergence and the dissemination of resistant strains...
  17. pmc Primary invasive aspergillosis of the digestive tract: report of two cases and review of the literature
    P Eggimann
    Dept of Intensive Care Medicine and Burn Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Bugnon 46, CH 1011, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Infection 34:333-8. 2006
    ..Disseminated aspergillosis is thought to occur as a result of vascular invasion from the lungs with subsequent bloodstream dissemination, and portals of entry other than sinuses and/or the respiratory tract remain speculative...
  18. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of procalcitonin, interleukin-6, and interleukin-8 in critically ill patients admitted with suspected sepsis
    S Harbarth
    Infection Control Program, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pathology, The University of Geneva Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:396-402. 2001
    ..14). Elevated PCT concentrations appear to be a promising indicator of sepsis in newly admitted, critically ill patients capable of complementing clinical signs and routine laboratory parameters suggestive of severe infection...
  19. ncbi request reprint Infection control in the ICU
    P Eggimann
    Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Chest 120:2059-93. 2001
    ..Accordingly, infection control measures are to be viewed as a priority and have to be integrated fully into the continuous process of improvement of the quality of care...
  20. ncbi request reprint Environmental controls in operating theatres
    S Dharan
    Infection Control Programme, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 51:79-84. 2002
    ..Environmental bacterial sampling in operating theatres should be limited to investigation of epidemics, validation of protocols, or changes made in materials which could influence the microbial content...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pasteurella multocida endophthalmitis: case report and review of the literature
    N P Dang Burgener
    Clinique d ophtalmologie, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
    Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 222:231-3. 2005
    ..Pasteurella multocida (PM) is a Gram-negative coccobacillus found in the upper respiratory tract of dogs and cats and is very rarely implicated in postoperative endophthalmitis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of predominant clones and sporadic strains of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Switzerland and comparison with European epidemic clones
    D S Blanc
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Clin Microbiol Infect 8:419-26. 2002
    ..To assess the molecular epidemiology and risk factors of predominant clones and sporadic strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Swiss hospitals and to compare them with European strains of epidemic clones...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Challenges, treatment strategies and clinical progression of MRSA bacteremia]
    D Pittet
    Hôpitaux de l Université de Genève, Suisse
    Presse Med 33:2S10-7. 2004
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