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GMS Hygiene and Infection Control

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene (DGKH)

ISSN 2196-5226


GMS Hygiene and Infection Control (GMS HIC) is an international open access journal, published by the German Society of Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) and jointly supported by the Austrian Society of Hospital Hygiene, the Belgium Indoor Air Quality Society (IAQ), the French Society of Hospital Hygiene (FSH), the Polish Society of Clinical Microbiology, the Polish Society for Scientific Treatment of Wounds and the Turkish Disinfection, Antisepsis and Sterilization Association (DAS).

GMS HIC publishes research articles, review articles, case reports, guidelines and recommendation of the professional societies involved in the publication of GMS HIC, recommendations of the commission of Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control (KRINKO) of the Robert Koch Institute, consensus statements of expert panels, and case reports from the field of hospital hygiene and prevention. A special focus is the prevention of surgical site infections and the antiseptic treatment of chronic wounds. A key objective is to ensure patient safety and minimize health risks for health care workers (HCW). Further articles on ensuring hygienic indoor conditions (physical, chemical, climatic factors) are welcome, because of their importance for the recovery process of the patients and ensuring the health of HCW.

The journal offers experts from the field of infection control, hospital hygiene, microbiology, infectiology, wound management,  and patient safety the opportunity to publish their results online. Every submission is subject to a thorough peer review. All articles are published in English.

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

Recent Publications
GMS Hygiene and Infection Control Volume 18


S2k-Guideline SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and (early) rehabilitation – a consensus-based guideline for Germany

Platz T, Berlit P, Dohle C, Fickenscher H, Guha M, Köllner V, Kramer A, Koczulla R, Schlitt A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc12 (20230512)
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Research Article

Antibiotic prescribing practices for prophylaxis and therapy of oral/dental infections in pediatric patients – results of a cross-sectional study in Turkey

Sirinoglu Capan B, Duman C, Kalaoglu EE
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc11 (20230512)
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Good handling practice of parenterally administered medicines in neonatal intensive care units – position paper of an interdisciplinary working group

Krämer I, Goelz R, Gille C, Härtel C, Müller R, Orlikowsky T, Piening B, Schubert S, Simon A, Wolf K, Rösner B, Exner M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc10 (20230503)
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Research Article

Assessment of risk factors and preventive measure compliance against COVID-19 among healthcare workers at tertiary care hospital: a retrospective study

Khatoon A, Aslam R, Bilal S, Naz S, Zaffar F, Khan SA, Ramzan RM, Noreen S, Phoolzaib K, Batool Z, Saleem K, Rasheed S
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc09 (20230428)
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Research Article

Excess mortality during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the City of Frankfurt/Main, Germany, in 2020 and 2021, adjusted for age trends and pandemic phases

Steul K, Heudorf U, Uphoff H, Kowall B
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc08 (20230428)
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Review Article

Antimicrobial efficacy, mode of action and in vivo use of hypochlorous acid (HOCl) for prevention or therapeutic support of infections

Boecker D, Zhang Z, Breves R, Herth F, Kramer A, Bulitta C
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc07 (20230327)
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Case Report

First case report of hospital staff infestation with cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) in Iran

Amini Rarani S, Azami M, Kiani F, Kazeroni TB
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc06 (20230227)
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Research Article

Development of morbidity and mortality of SARS-CoV-2 in nursing homes for the elderly in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2020–2022: What protective measures are still required?

Heudorf U, Domann E, Förner M, Kunz S, Latasch L, Trost B, Steul K
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc05 (20230214)
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Research Article

Compliance assessment regarding the PVC management on normal wards of a university hospital

Rusinovich V, Rusinovich Y, Chaberny IF, Kolbe-Busch S
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc04 (20230127)
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Research Article

Safe injection, infusion and medication-vial practices at a tertiary care centre: a quality improvement initiative

Kottapalli P, Podduturi NCR, Aswini G, Jyothi S, Naveen A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc03 (20230127)
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Research Article

Ethanol is indispensable for virucidal hand antisepsis and without toxic risks in daily use

Kramer A, Benkhai H, Jäkel C, Zwicker P
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc02 (20230123)
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Research Article

Covid-19 vaccination acceptance and hesitancy among the Turkish adult population

Köse S, Mandiracioglu A, Özbel Y, Zeyrek S, Dereli Akdeniz D, Kafil HS
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2023; 18:Doc01 (20230117)
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