Geoffrey Eich

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BACKGROUND Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) are a leading cause of nosocomial infections associated with significant mortality and costs. The objective of this study was to determine the rate of CRBSI in two large Swiss hospitals and to identify risk factors for this condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS During 1 year all central venous catheter(More)
In the European Union, biosimilar products have been approved since 2006 under an abbreviated pathway that leverages their similarity to an existing "reference" biological product. The products approved to date are based on recombinant versions of endogenous proteins with well-understood structures and pharmacology, but complicated safety and immunogenicity(More)
Corynebacterium ulcerans is mainly known for its ability to cause animal infections. Some strains of C. ulcerans produce diphtheria toxin, which can cause life-threatening cardiopathies and neuropathies in humans. Human cutaneous C. ulcerans infection is a very rare disease that mimics classical cutaneous diphtheria. We present a very rare case of a C.(More)
Haemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome (HSES) is a devastating disorder affecting infants. So far no cases have been reported in Switzerland. It is characterised by the abrupt onset of hyperpyrexia, shock, encephalopathy, diarrhoea, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and renal and hepatic failure in previously healthy infants. Severe(More)
We report the case of a 74-year-old patient with HLA-B27 negative spondylarthropathy presenting with acute disseminated vascular occlusions. The presence of livedo reticularis prompted a search for antiphospholipid antibodies which were found to be markedly elevated. Histopathological examination revealed noninflammatory vascular obstruction. The clinical(More)
Side effects in general and in particular to antiinfective therapy are obviously hardly predictable and a causal relationship is seldom firmly established. The handling of untoward reactions may be improved if a subpopulation which can be identified is at particular risk for a given reaction. A clear assessment of dose and time dependency of untoward(More)
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