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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 14

Position Paper

Air quality in the operating room: Surgical site infections, HVAC systems and discipline – position paper of the German Society of Hospital Hygiene (DGKH)

Popp W, Alefelder C, Bauer S, Daeschlein G, Geistberger P, Gleich S, Herr C, Hübner NO, Jatzwauk L, Kohnen W, Külpmann R, Lemm F, Loczenski B, Spors J, Walger P, Wehrl M, Zastrow KD, Exner M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc20 (20191204)
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Research Article

Application of Twitter and web news mining in infectious disease surveillance systems and prospects for public health

Jahanbin K, Rahmanian F, Rahmanian V, Jahromi AS
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc19 (20191202)
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Research Article

The effect of isolation precautions on care processes and medical outcomes in patients colonized with MRSA

Labus D, Weinhold L, Heller J
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc18 (20191129)
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Research Article

Impact of the teaching method of the rub-in technique for learning hygienic hand disinfection in medical studies: a comparative effectiveness analysis of two techniques

Sakmen KD, Sterz J, Stefanescu MC, Zabel J, Lehmann M, Ruesseler M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc17 (20191113)
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Review Article

Contemporary Nigerian public health problem: prevention and surveillance are key to combating cholera

Ayenigbara IO, Ayenigbara GO, Adeleke RO
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc16 (20191031)
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Research Article

Comparison of steam technology and a two-step cleaning (water/detergent) and disinfecting (1,000 resp. 5,000 ppm hypochlorite) method using microfiber cloth for environmental control of multidrug-resistant organisms in an intensive care unit

Oztoprak N, Kizilates F, Percin D
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc15 (20191024)
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Case Report

Case report: 38-year-old female patient with severe legionellosis but no source of infection

Lampl BMJ, Strigl W, Winner D, Pawlik MT
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc13 (20191017)
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Research Article

Colistin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical strains with defective biofilm formation

Azimi L, Lari AR
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc12 (20191010)
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Review Article

Trends in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Tehran, Iran: an analysis of published data

Nasiri MJ, Heidary M, Goudarzi H, Tabarsi P
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc11 (20190816)
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Research Article

Awareness and compliance of dental students and interns toward infection control at Riyadh Elm University

Binalrimal S, AlDrees A, AlWehaibi M, AlAsmary M, AlShammery A, AlHaidri E, AlQabbaa L
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc10 (20190805)
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Research Article

Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from culture-negative pulmonary and extra-pulmonary samples in cases of suspected tuberculosis

Harirzadeh S, Kazemi MJ, Babakhani S
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc09 (20190805)
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Research Article

Evaluation of synergistic effect of tazobactam with meropenem and ciprofloxacin against multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from burn patients in Tehran

Valadan Tahbaz S, Azimi L, Asadian M, Lari AR
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc08 (20190802)
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Research Article

Prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms in refugee patients admitted to a German university hospital depending on duration of stay in Germany

Reinheimer C, Abdollahi P, Zacharowski K, Meybohm P, Mutlak H, Klingebiel T, Wichelhaus TA, Kempf VAJ
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc07 (20190628)
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Case Report

Management of a measles outbreak in a reception facility for asylum seekers in Regensburg, Germany

Lampl BMJ, Lang M, Pregler M, Zowe M, Beck R, Schönberger K
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc06 (20190603)
With Erratum (Jun 5, 2019)
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Research Article

Bacterial contamination of automated MRI contrast injectors in clinical routine

Goebel J, Steinmann J, Heintschel von Heinegg E, Hestermann T, Nassenstein K
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc05 (20190517)
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Review Article

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) or genital tract infections (GTIs)? It's the diagnostics that count

Behzadi P, Behzadi E, Pawlak-Adamska EA
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc14 (20190218)
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Research Article

Microbiological contamination of ear, nose and throat (ENT) units

Krull M, Steinmann J, Heintschel von Heinegg E, Buer J, Sucharski A, Mattheis S, Lang S, Ross B
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc03 (20190201)
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Research Article

Prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase genes in Acinetobacter baumannii strains isolated from nosocomial infections in Tehran, Iran

Abdar MH, Taheri-Kalani M, Taheri K, Emadi B, Hasanzadeh A, Sedighi A, Pirouzi S, Sedighi M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc02 (20190125)
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Research Article

Multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae circulation in a burn hospital, Tehran, Iran

Azimi L, Alaghehbandan R, Asadian M, Alinejad F, Lari AR
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2019; 14:Doc01 (20190122)
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