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GMS Hygiene and Infection Control

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene (DGKH)

ISSN 2196-5226


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 only in electronic format. The articles cover topics of the field of hospital hygiene and infection control 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 10

Research Article

Maggots as potential vector for pathogen transmission and consequences for infection control in waste management

Daeschlein G, Reese K, Napp M, Spitzmueller R, Hinz P, Juenger M, Kramer A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2015; 10:Doc07 (20150506)
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Research Article

Quantitative detection of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in patients with new influenza A (H1N1)/2009 and influenza A/2010 virus infection

Safaeyan F, Nahaei MR, Seifi SJ, Kafil HS, Sadeghi J
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2015; 10:Doc06 (20150415)
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Research Article

The role of Octenidol®, Glandomed® and chlorhexidine mouthwash in the prevention of mucositis and in the reduction of the oropharyngeal flora: a double-blind randomized controlled trial

Mutters NT, Neubert TR, Nieth R, Mutters R
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2015; 10:Doc05 (20150213)
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Review Article

Lesser-known or hidden reservoirs of infection and implications for adequate prevention strategies: Where to look and what to look for

Bloomfield S, Exner M, Flemming HC, Goroncy-Bermes P, Hartemann P, Heeg P, Ilschner C, Krämer I, Merkens W, Oltmanns P, Rotter M, Rutala WA, Sonntag HG, Trautmann M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2015; 10:Doc04 (20150204)
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Research Article

Microbial contamination of mobile phones in a health care setting in Alexandria, Egypt

Selim HS, Abaza AF
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2015; 10:Doc03 (20150202)
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Research Article

Bacterial etiology and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of diabetic foot infections in Tabriz, Iran

Akhi MT, Ghotaslou R, Asgharzadeh M, Varshochi M, Pirzadeh T, Memar MY, Zahedi Bialvaei A, Seifi Yarijan Sofla H, Alizadeh N
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2015; 10:Doc02 (20150202)
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Research Article

Systemic mistakes in hand hygiene practice in Ukraine: detection, consequences and ways of elimination

Klymenko I, Kampf G
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2015; 10:Doc01 (20150114)
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