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GMS Hygiene and Infection Control

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene (DGKH)

ISSN 2196-5226

Welcome

GMS Hygiene and Infection Control is a peer-reviewed international e-journal published by the German Society of Hospital Hygiene. The journal is designed to foster both understanding and practice in the emerging field of infection control. The e-journal provides a forum for continuing exchange of information and opinions through contributions from scholars, professionals, policymakers, and others involved in infection control. Up to 2012 the journal has been published under the title GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinär.

The e-journal will be published in English with German abstracts at least once a year, only in electronic format. Each issue will mainly cover a specific topic of the field of hospital hygiene and infection control and will include original contributions and reviews with unlimited space for figures and tables. The e-journal specifically emphasises on a multidisciplinary approach aiming at collaboration with other medical societies at a high level.


Recent Publications
GMS Hygiene and Infection Control Volume 9

Issue 3

Review Article

Clinical characteristics of Staphylococcus epidermidis: a systematic review

Namvar AE, Bastarahang S, Abbasi N, Ghehi GS, Farhadbakhtiarian S, Arezi P, Hosseini M, Baravati SZ, Jokar Z, Chermahin SG
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(3):Doc23 (20140930)
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Research Article

Multiresistant pathogens in geriatric nursing – infection control in residential facilities for geriatric nursing in Germany

Peters C, Schablon A, Bollongino K, Maaß M, Kaß D, Dulon M, Diel R, Nienhaus A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(3):Doc22 (20140930)
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Review Article

Mini-review: Epidemiology and zoonotic potential of multiresistant bacteria and Clostridium difficile in livestock and food

Dahms C, Hübner NO, Wilke F, Kramer A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(3):Doc21 (20140930)
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Research Article

Successful implementation of infection control strategies prevents P. aeruginosa transmission among cystic fibrosis patients inside the hospital

Matt B, Mitteregger D, Renner S, Presterl E, Assadian O, Diab-Elschahawi M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(3):Doc20 (20140930)
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Review Article

Can post-sternotomy mediastinitis be prevented by a closed incision management system?

Dohmen PM, Markou T, Ingemansson R, Rotering H, Hartman JM, van Valen R, Brunott M, Kramer A, Segers P
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(3):Doc19 (20140930)
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Research Article

Compliance with infection control practices in an university hospital dental clinic

Mutters NT, Hägele U, Hagenfeld D, Hellwig E, Frank U
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(3):Doc18 (20140930)
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Research Article

Repeated applications of cold atmospheric pressure plasma does not induce resistance in Staphylococcus aureus embedded in biofilms

Matthes R, Assadian O, Kramer A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(3):Doc17 (20140930)
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Issue 2

Review Article

Mimiviridae, Marseilleviridae, and virophages as emerging human pathogens causing healthcare-associated infections

Kutikhin AG, Yuzhalin AE, Brusina EB
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(2):Doc16 (20140819)
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Research Article

Evaluation of an intervention program to prevent hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections in an ICU in a rural Egypt hospital

Amine AE, Helal MOM, Bakr WMK
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(2):Doc15 (20140819)
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Research Article

In vitro synergism of combinations of colistin with selected antibiotics against colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

Percin D, Akyol S, Kalin G
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(2):Doc14 (20140819)
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Research Article

Antimicrobial susceptibility differences among mucoid and non-mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates

Owlia P, Nosrati R, Alaghehbandan R, Lari AR
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(2):Doc13 (20140819)
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Research Article

Comparison of in vitro activities of meropenem productions on Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from hospitalized patients

Akhi MT, Asghari B, Nahaei MR, Memar MY, Lari AR, Naghili B, Pirzadeh T
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(2):Doc12 (20140819)
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Research Article

Examination of cross contamination risks between hospitals by external medical staff via cross-sectional intercept survey of hand hygiene

Schiffers H, Zaatreh S, Mittelmeier W, Bader R
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(2):Doc11 (20140819)
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Issue 1

Research Article

Efficacy of two iso-propanol-based skin antiseptics applied to human skin with many sebaceous glands for 2 and 10 minutes

Kampf G, Sammann A, Pitten FA, Christiansen B, Heeg P, Nowak N
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc10 (20140307)
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Research Article

Effective reprocessing of reusable dispensers for surface disinfection tissues – the devil is in the details

Kampf G, Degenhardt S, Lackner S, Ostermeyer C
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc09 (20140307)
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Research Article

Impact of the cosmetic mouthwash “Jack Pro Spülung plus” (“rheodol-Spülung plus”) on the oral cavity flora, tested in a monocentric, controlled, randomized, blind, cross-over comparative study

Göhring J, Müller G, Biffar R, Kramer A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc08 (20140307)
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Research Article

First report of OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strains in Iran

Azimi L, Nordmann P, Lari AR, Bonnin RA
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc07 (20140307)
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Research Article

First report of Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from burn patients in Iran: phenotypic and genotypic methods

Lari AR, Azimi L, Rahbar M, Alaghehbandan R, Sattarzadeh-Tabrizi M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc06 (20140307)
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Research Article

Is the mazEF toxin-antitoxin system responsible for vancomycin resistance in clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecalis?

Sadeghifard N, Soheili S, Sekawi Z, Ghafourian S
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc05 (20140307)
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Research Article

Efficacy of Tissue Tolerable Plasma (TTP) against Ixodes ricinus

Bender C, Kramer A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc04 (20140307)
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Letter to the Editor

Improving patient safety by doing less rather than more: many peripheral intravenous catheters are unnecessary

Egerton-Warburton D, Craig S, Stuart R, Dendle C
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc03 (20140307)
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Letter to the Editor

We agree: the less insertions, the better

Kampf G, Reise G, James C, Gittelbauer K, Gosch J, Alpers B
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc02 (20140307)
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Letter to the Editor

Alcohol-based hand disinfectants and skin antiseptics contamination

Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2014; 9(1):Doc01 (20140307)
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