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GMS Hygiene and Infection Control

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene (DGKH)

ISSN 2196-5226


GMS Hygiene and Infection Control is an international open access e-journal. The journal publishes research articles, review articles and case reports from the field of infection control and prevention. Please read the “Aims & Scope” for further information.

The journal offers experts from the field of infection control and hospital hygiene the opportunity to publish their results online. Every submission is subject to a thorough peer review. The articles are published in English language supplemented by a German abstract. They are available online for anyone interested: immediately, permanently and free of charge. The journal serves as official publication organ of the German Society of Hospital Hygiene (DGKH).

Up to 2012 the journal has been published under the title GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinär.

Recent Publications
GMS Hygiene and Infection Control Volume 11

Research Article

Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria – analysis of the data obtained through a mandatory reporting system in the Rhine-Main region, Germany, 2012–2015

Heudorf U, Büttner B, Hauri AM, Heinmüller P, Hunfeld KP, Kaase M, Kleinkauf N, Albert-Braun S, Tessmann R, Kempf VA
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc10 (20160428)
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Research Article

Are female daycare workers at greater risk of cytomegalovirus infection? A secondary data analysis of CMV seroprevalence between 2010 and 2013 in Hamburg, Germany

Stranzinger J, Kozak A, Schilgen B, Paris D, Nießen T, Schmidt L, Wille A, Wagner NL, Nienhaus A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc09 (20160421)
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Research Article

Contamination of beef products with staphylococcal classical enterotoxins in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Shawish RR, Al-Humam NA
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc08 (20160401)
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Research Article

Detection of genes involved in biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus isolates

Nourbakhsh F, Namvar AE
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc07 (20160322)
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Research Article

A comparison of the recoverable proportion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from two different types of papers

Kacmaz B, Gul S
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc06 (20160310)
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Research Article

Surveillance for parasites in unaccompanied minor refugees migrating to Germany in 2015

Heudorf U, Karathana M, Krackhardt B, Huber M, Raupp P, Zinn C
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc05 (20160301)
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Research Article

Presence of exoY, exoS, exoU and exoT genes, antibiotic resistance and biofilm production among Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in Northwest Iran

Azimi S, Kafil HS, Baghi HB, Shokrian S, Najaf K, Asgharzadeh M, Yousefi M, Shahrivar F, Aghazadeh M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc04 (20160222)
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Hygiene guideline for the planning, installation, and operation of ventilation and air-conditioning systems in health-care settings – Guideline of the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH)

Külpmann R, Christiansen B, Kramer A, Lüderitz P, Pitten FA, Wille F, Zastrow KD, Lemm F, Sommer R, Halabi M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc03 (20160216)
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Research Article

Microbiological evaluation of different reprocessing methods for cuffed and un-cuffed tracheostomy tubes in home-care and hospital setting

Leonhard M, Assadian O, Zumtobel M, Schneider-Stickler B
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc02 (20160216)
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Review Article

Indications and the requirements for single-use medical gloves

Kramer A, Assadian O
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc01 (20160112)
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