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GMS Hygiene and Infection Control

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene (DGKH)

ISSN 2196-5226

Welcome

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 12

Research Article

Handling of laundry in nursing homes in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2016 – laundry and professional clothing as potential pathways of bacterial transfer

Heudorf U, Gasteyer S, Müller M, Serra N, Westphal T, Reinheimer C, Kempf V
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc20 (20171130)
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Research Article

Dissemination of high-level mupirocin-resistant CC22-MRSA-IV in Saxony

Monecke S, Ruppelt-Lorz A, Müller E, Reissig A, Thürmer A, Shore AC, Coleman DC, Ehricht R, Jatzwauk L
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc19 (20171120)
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Letter to the Editor

Summer crisis in Iran: increase in reported cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)

Aghamali M, Kafil HS
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc18 (20171120)
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Research Article

In vitro synergy of antibiotic combinations against planktonic and biofilm Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Ghorbani H, Memar MY, Sefidan FY, Yekani M, Ghotaslou R
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc17 (20171017)
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Research Article

Antimicrobial inhibitory activity of aqueous, hydroalcoholic and alcoholic extracts of leaves and stem of Daphne mucronata on growth of oral bacteria

Shirzadi Karamolah K, Mousavi F, Mahmoudi H
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc16 (20171002)
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Research Article

Identification and characterization of probiotic lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional persian pickled vegetables

Soltan Dallal MM, Zamaniahari S, Davoodabadi A, Hosseini M, Rajabi Z
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc15 (20170928)
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Review Article

Where is the difference between an epidemic and a high endemic level with respect to nosocomial infection control measures? An analysis based on the example of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in hematology and oncology departments

Ulrich N, Gastmeier P
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc14 (20170828)
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Research Article

nim gene-independent metronidazole-resistant Bacteroides fragilis in surgical site infections

Akhi MT, Ghotaslou R, Alizadeh N, Yekani M, Beheshtirouy S, Asgharzadeh M, Pirzadeh T, Memar MY
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc13 (20170817)
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Research Article

Smear grading and the Mantoux skin test can be used to predict sputum smear conversion in patients suffering from tuberculosis

Saffari M, Jolandimi HA, Sehat M, Nejad NV, Hedayati M, Zamani M, Ghasemi A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc12 (20170815)
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Research Article

The relationship between subjective perception and the psychological effects of patients in spatial isolation

Ibert F, Eckstein M, Günther F, Mutters NT
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc11 (20170810)
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Review Article

Cold atmospheric plasma in orthopaedic and urologic tumor therapy

Gümbel D, Daeschlein G, Ekkernkamp A, Kramer A, Stope MB
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc10 (20170808)
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Research Article

Disinfection effect of microwave radiation on Bacillus subtilis as indicator organism on contaminated dental stone casts under dry and wet conditions

Robati Anaraki M, Mahboubi S, Pirzadeh T, Lotfipour F, Torkamanzad N
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc09 (20170808)
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Review Article

A unified framework for developing effective hygiene procedures for hands, environmental surfaces and laundry in healthcare, domestic, food handling and other settings

Bloomfield SF, Carling PC, Exner M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc08 (20170619)
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Research Article

Nosocomial infections and antibiotic resistance pattern in open-heart surgery patients at Imam Ali Hospital in Kermanshah, Iran

Heydarpour F, Rahmani Y, Heydarpour B, Asadmobini A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc07 (20170524)
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Research Article

UV-C inactivation of Legionella rubrilucens

Schmid J, Hoenes K, Rath M, Vatter P, Hessling M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc06 (20170410)
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Consensus Paper

Antibiotic resistance: What is so special about multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria?

Exner M, Bhattacharya S, Christiansen B, Gebel J, Goroncy-Bermes P, Hartemann P, Heeg P, Ilschner C, Kramer A, Larson E, Merkens W, Mielke M, Oltmanns P, Ross B, Rotter M, Schmithausen RM, Sonntag HG, Trautmann M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc05 (20170410)
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Research Article

Monitoring of endoscope reprocessing with an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence method

Parohl N, Stiefenhöfer D, Heiligtag S, Reuter H, Dopadlik D, Mosel F, Gerken G, Dechêne A, Heintschel von Heinegg E, Jochum C, Buer J, Popp W
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc04 (20170327)
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Research Article

Antibiogram of bacteria isolated from automated teller machines in Hamadan, West Iran

Mahmoudi H, Arabestani MR, Alikhani MY, Sedighi I, Kohan HF, Molavi M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc03 (20170202)
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Research Article

Virucidal efficacy of a sonicated hydrogen peroxide system (trophon® EPR) following European and German test methods

Becker B, Bischoff B, Brill FH, Steinmann E, Steinmann J
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc02 (20170119)
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Research Article

Evaluation of epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological features of definite infective endocarditis

Faraji R, Behjati-Ardakani M, Moshtaghioun SM, Kalantar SM, Namayandeh SM, Soltani M, Zandi H, Firoozabadi AD, Tavakkoli Banizi N, Kahtooie FQ, Banaei M, Sarebanhassanabadi M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2017; 12:Doc01 (20170116)
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