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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 15

Research Article

Prevalence, risk-factors, and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) obtained from nares of patients and staff of Sokoto state-owned hospitals in Nigeria

Adeiza SS, Onaolapo JA, Olayinka BO
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc25 (20201012)
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Research Article

Sars-Cov-2 in children – insights and conclusions from the mandatory reporting data in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, March–July 2020

Heudorf U, Steul K, Gottschalk R
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc24 (20201009)
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Research Article

Streptococcus agalactiae clinical isolates in Northwest Iran: antibiotic susceptibility, molecular typing, and biofilm formation

Shadbad MA, Kafil HS, Rezaee MA, Farzami MR, Dehkharghani AD, Sadeghi J, Gholizadeh P, Khodaei F, Aghazadeh M
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc23 (20200929)
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Statement

Measures to maintain regular operations and prevent outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 in childcare facilities or schools under pandemic conditions and co-circulation of other respiratory pathogens

Simon A, Huebner J, Berner R, Munro APS, Exner M, Huppertz HI, Walger P
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc22 (20200915)
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Research Article

Influence of Rosa damascena hydrosol on skin flora (contact culture) after hand-rubbing

Bayhan GI, Gumus T, Alan B, Savas IK, Cam SA, Sahin EA, Arslan SO
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc21 (20200907)
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Case Reoprt

An Iranian man with increased thigh mass due to a hydatid cyst

Samiee-Rad F, Emami A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc20 (20200820)
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Rapid Publication

Can surgery follow the dictates of the pandemic “keep your distance”? Requirements with COVID-19 for hygiene, resources and the team

Krüger CM, Kramer A, Türler A, Riediger H
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc19 (20200803)
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Research Article

Seroprevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in the cleaning and oncological staff of a municipal clinic

Epstude J, Harsch IA
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc18 (20200723)
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Research Article

Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococci among healthcare workers of a university teaching hospital, Iran

Aghamali M, Taghizadeh S, Mehramuz B, Gholizadeh P, Tanomand A, Ganbarov K, Leylabadlo HE, Asgharzadeh M, Kafil HS
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc17 (20200720)
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Research Article

Selection of parameters for thermal coronavirus inactivation – a data-based recommendation

Hessling M, Hoenes K, Lingenfelder C
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc16 (20200713)
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Research Article

Management of patients with multidrug-resistant organisms in rehabilitation facilities. Results of a survey in the Rhine-Main region, Germany, 2019

Heudorf U, Berres M, Hofmann S, Steul K
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc15 (20200703)
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Research Article

Can mandatory monitoring in rental apartments effectively prevent legionellosis? A retrospective analysis of data from Regensburg with a review of the literature

Lampl BMJ, Lang M, Wodnick S
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc14 (20200630)
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Research Article

Impact of surface disinfection with hydrogen peroxide on the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in hospital wards

Häring A, Heudorf U, Exner M, Pitten FA, Waidmann O, Hack D, Kempf VAJ, Reinheimer C
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc13 (20200622)
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Letter to the editor

Scuba divers’ techniques to prevent fogging of eyewear in emergency healthcare settings

Sarkar A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc12 (20200615)
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Statement

Children and adolescents in the CoVid-19 pandemic: Schools and daycare centers are to be opened again without restrictions. The protection of teachers, educators, carers and parents and the general hygiene rules do not conflict with this

Walger P, Heininger U, Knuf M, Exner M, Popp W, Fischbach T, Trapp S, Hübner J, Herr C, Simon A, German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH), German Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (DGPI), German Academy for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (DAKJ), Society of Hygiene, Environmental and Public Health Sciences (GHUP), Professional Association of Pediatricians in Germany (bvkj e.V.)
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc11 (20200528)
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Review Article

How long can nosocomial pathogens survive on textiles? A systematic review

Kampf G
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc10 (20200515)
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Letter to the Editor

Prevalence of antibodies against COVID-19 in the staff of a COVID-19 regular ward

Harsch IA, Skiba M, Konturek PC, Epstude J
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc09 (20200514)
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Review Article

Ultraviolet irradiation doses for coronavirus inactivation – review and analysis of coronavirus photoinactivation studies

Heßling M, Hönes K, Vatter P, Lingenfelder C
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc08 (20200514)
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Letter to the Editor

Risk assessment of mixed and displacement ventilation (LAF) during orthopedic and trauma surgery on COVID-19 patients with increased release of infectious aerosols

Kramer A, Külpmann R, Brunner A, Müller M, Wassilew G
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc07 (20200514)
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Research Article

Hand hygiene compliance: bridging the awareness-practice gap in sub-Saharan Africa

Irehovbude J, Okoye CA
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc06 (20200506)
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Research Article

Anamnestic risk factor evaluation of patients carrying carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales and/or Acinetobacter baumannii – impact on infection control management at a German University Hospital

Hofmann F, Heudorf U, Steul K, Wichelhaus TA, Besier S, Hogardt M, Hack D, Steinmann E, Kempf VAJ, Reinheimer C
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc05 (20200423)
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Research Article

Test methods for surface disinfection: comparison of the Wiperator ASTM standard E2967-15 and the 4-field test EN 16615

Jacobshagen A, Gemein S, Exner M, Gebel J
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc04 (20200401)
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Research Article

Multidrug-resistant bacteria in a paediatric palliative care inpatient unit: results of a one year surveillance

Schmidt P, Hasan C, Simon A, Geffers C, Wager J, Zernikow B
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc03 (20200219)
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Postion Paper

Requirements for hygienically safe, environmentally friendly dispensers for hand disinfectants and hand washing preparations

Kramer A
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc02 (20200219)
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Research Article

Questionnaire based evaluation of the motivation of surgically treated patients to participate in preventative hygiene measures

Exner DP, Stoffels ME, Exner M, Engelhart S, Kalff JC, Schmithausen RM
GMS Hyg Infect Control 2020; 15:Doc01 (20200114)
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