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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 12

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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