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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 11

Research Article

Survey of strain distribution and antibiotic resistance pattern of group B streptococci (Streptococcus agalactiae) isolated from clinical specimens

Mousavi SM, Nasaj M, Hosseini SM, Arabestani MR
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc18 (20160912)
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Research Article

Impact of cold atmospheric pressure argon plasma on antibiotic sensitivity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in vitro

Lührmann A, Matthes R, Kramer A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc17 (20160830)
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Research Article

Multidrug-resistant organisms in refugees: prevalences and impact on infection control in hospitals

Heudorf U, Albert-Braun S, Hunfeld KP, Birne FU, Schulze J, Strobel K, Petscheleit K, Kempf VAJ, Brandt C
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc16 (20160809)
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Research Article

Prevention and control of catheter-associated urinary tract infections – implementation of the recommendations of the Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO) in nursing homes for the elderly in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Heudorf U, Gasteyer S, Müller M, Samoiski Y, Serra N, Westphal T
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc15 (20160630)
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Research Article

Implementation of the updated 2015 Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO) recommendations “Prevention and control of catheter-associated urinary tract infections” in the hospitals in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Heudorf U, Grünewald M, Otto U
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc14 (20160630)
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Research Article

Quarantine as a public health measure against an emerging infectious disease: syphilis in Zurich at the dawn of the modern era (1496–1585)

Gall GE, Lautenschlager S, Bagheri HC
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc13 (20160606)
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Research Article

Impact of new water systems on healthcare-associated colonization or infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Lefebvre A, Quantin C, Vanhems P, Lucet JC, Bertrand X, Astruc K, Chavanet P, Aho-Glélé LS
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc12 (20160530)
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Review Article

Surveillance of bloodstream infections in pediatric cancer centers – what have we learned and how do we move on?

Simon A, Furtwängler R, Graf N, Laws HJ, Voigt S, Piening B, Geffers C, Agyeman P, Ammann RA
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2016; 11:Doc11 (20160512)
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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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Guideline

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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