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Here you will find English translations of all original research articles published in Hygiene & Medizin as well as selected reviews or other peer-reviewed articles from this journal. These translations were authorized by the authors and were made available online by mhp publishing house. If you like to quote the article, please refer to the German original publication as stated in the individual PDF files.


Method for assessment of the range efficacy of presoaked single-use wipes for surface disinfection
Sebastian Werner1*, Kathrin Naujox1, Marie-Elisabeth Rehm2, Erik Brückner2
(1 HygCen Germany GmbH; 2 Dr. Schumacher GmbH)
Hyg Med 2018; 43(11): E93 - E99.


“Real-life” hygiene routines in the operating room – a critical appraisal
Sabine Gleich, Bernarda Lindner
Department of Health and the Environment, City of Munich
Hyg Med 2016; 41(5): E71 - 79.

Quality of structures, processes and outcomes of hygiene in outpatient surgery facilities – observations from 2014 and 2015
Delia Warburg, Sabine Gleich
Department of Health and the Environment, City of Munich
Hyg Med 2016; 41(6): E93 - E103.

Zur aktuellen Situation des Läuserückfallfiebers / Louse-borne relapsing fever revisited
Fingerle V, Ackermann N, Belting A, Hoch M, Liebl B, MargosG, PürnerF, Schönberger K, Wieser A, Sing A Hyg Med 2016; 41(11): D174–D178.


Investigation of microbiological contamination of liquid soap dispensers from different risk areas of a university hospital
GleichS*, Vieweg C, von Baum H
Hyg Med 2015; 40 [6]: 236–241

The contribution of surface disinfection to prevent health care acquired infections
Meyer B*, Göhring N, Wishart E
Hyg Med 2015; 40 [5]: 188–191

HYGENDA 2013 hygiene in endoscope reprocessing:a study on the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes in hospitals and medical practices
Riebe O, Beilenhoff U, von Rheinbaben F, Werner S*
Hyg Med 2015; 40 [3]: 88–96

A flexible bronchoscope as a source of an outbreak with OXA-48 carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae
Klefisch FR*, Schweizer C, Kola A, Zweigner J, Moter A, Hummel M
HygMed 2015; 40 [1/2]: 8–14


Influence of different ventilations systems upon the contamination of medical devices
Benen T, Wille F, Clausdorff L
HygMed 2013; 38 [4]: 142–146.

Comparative study of the skin tolerability of hand disinfectants using the BUS model
Pittermann W, Hildebrandt C, Prinz A, Lemanski S, Kietzmann M
HygMed 2013; 38 [4]: 134–141.


Method for testing the cleaning efficacy of washer-disinfectors for flexible endoscopes
Wehrl M, Kircheis U
HygMed 2011; 36 [11]: 402–406

Processing of private clothing and linens in retirement and nursing homes
Wischnewski N
HygMed 2011; 36 [7/8]: 306–308

Hygienic processing of textile in private households – a study from practice
Bellante S, Engel A, Hatice T, Neumann A, Okyay G, Peters M, Vossebein L
HygMed 2011; 36 [7/8]: 300–305

Hygiene in commercial laundries
Heintz M, Bohnen J
HygMed 2011; 36 [7/8]: 292–299

Hygiene aspects in domestic laundry
Bockmühl D
HygMed 2011; 36 [7/8]: 280–286

Disinfection in the domestic area – what is really meaningful?
Kampf G, Dettenkofer M
HygMed 2011; 36 [1/2]: 8–11


Experiences with an new MRSA management regime in the Clinic Combine Southwest
Rünz T, Volbracht J, Weiß G, Kellner M
Hyg Med 2010; 35 [9]: 306–314

Dermal tolerance of two ethanol-based skin antiseptics and their auxiliary agents
Kampf G, Wigger-Alberti W, Schoder V, Wilhelm KP, Muscatiello M
Hyg Med 2010; 35 [4]: 112–116

Comparison between the efficacy of 89.5 % 1-propanol in shorter application times and the reference method of the DGHM for skin antisepsis
Reichel M, Heisig P, Kampf G
Hyg Med 2010; 35 [3]: 64–69


Evaluation of the cleaning efficacy of instruments for processing of handpieces
Schmid-Schwap M, Bristela M, Franz A, Kundi M, Piehslinger E, Stauffer F
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [12]: 518–521

Comparison of chemo resistance of Clostridium difficile ribotype 027 spores and Bacillus subtilis spores against desinfectants
Büttgen S, Gebel J, Hornei B, Engelhart S, Koch ONJ, Exner M
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [12]: 513–517

Infectious risks during bed making?
Hansen D, Krude J, Blahout B, Leisebein T, Dogru-Wiegand S, Bartylla T, Raffenberg M, Benner D, Popp W
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [12]: 508–512

Microbial contamination of computer user interfaces (keyboard, mouse) in a tertiary care centre under conditions of practice
Engelhart S, Fischnaller E, Simon A, Gebel J
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [12]: 504–507

Determination of the bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants against bacteria in dairies according to the DVG-guidelines
Abd El Aal SFA, Hunsinger B, Böhm R
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [11]: 463–471

Strictly anaerobic bacteria in sputum of cystic fibrosis children
Rintelen C, Borneff-Lipp M, Worlitzsch D
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [11]: 456–462

CDAD in neurologic rehabilitation – surveillance results from 2003 to 2007
Lauster F, Grosch I
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [9]: 357–360

Incidence of Clostridium-difficile-associated disease: first results of CDAD-KISS as component of the German nosocomial infection surveillance system
Weitzel-Kage D, Behnke M, Eckmanns T, Gastmeier P
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [9]: 353–356

Successful bundle of prevention measures against a high CDAD incidence at a university hospital
Mattner M, Winterfeld I, Knobloch J, Solbach W
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [9]: 346–352

Surface disinfection using a hydrogen peroxide aerosol
Pitten FA, Tilkes F, Keiner M
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [7/8]: 290–295

Relevance of economic efficiency analysis of decentralized and centralized reprocessing of patients' beds in a maximum-care hospital
Winkelmann C, Steffen Fleßa, Rainer Leisten, Axel Kramer
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [6]: 239–245

Inhalative exposure to glutardialdehyde – a risk for personnel during automated endoscope reprocessing?
Gerdes H, Krug B, Bloß R, Kelting M
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [6]: 232–238

Efficacy of surface and instrument disinfectants with sporicidal claims against spores of Clostridium difficile ribotype 027
Büttgen S, Gebel J, von Rheinbaben F, Hornei B, Engelhart S, Exner M
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [5]: 194–200

Intolerability to Lavasept® peritoneal lavage in experimentally induced peritonitis in the guinea pig
Berg A, Assadian O, Rudolph P, Mundkowski RG, Janda J, Kramer A
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [5]: 189–193

Clostridium difficile – what should be considered for an effective disinfection?
Kampf G
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [4]: 153–159

Fabric impregnation using acaricides: effective and safe method for the prevention of tick-infestation and tick-borne diseases
Faulde MK, Mross KG
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [4]: 135–141

Testing of disinfection procedures for dental prosthetic materials
Dürr M, Höhme J, Setz J, Borneff-Lipp M
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [3]: 86–91

Reprocessing of dental contra-angles – study of the efficacy of the washer-disinfector Turbocid®
Simonis A, Raab D, Martiny H
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [3]: 80–85

Automated thermal reprocessing of dental turbines and hand- and anglepieces
Dürr M, Dummert M, Schulz-Fincke D, Michels W, Brömmelhaus A, Borneff-Lipp M
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [3]: 74–79

Multicenter study on the realization of selected hygiene measures in 331 dental practices
Kramer A, Meyer G, Ertzinger S, Kietz K, Schrader O, Martiny H
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [3]: 64–73

The recall screening for MRSA prevention – an innovative approach from the Netherlands
Wagenvoort JHT, De Brauwer EIGB, Toenbreker HJM, Schopen AMH, Gronenschild JMH
Hyg Med 2008; 33 [1/2]: 10–15


Hospital water originating from ground water is a source of molds other than Aspergillus species Wellinghausen N, H. von Baum H, S. Reuter S
Hyg Med 2007; 32 [7/8]: 286–289

Nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated disease in pediatric cancer patients – results from a prospective German surveillance study
Simon A, Bierbaum G, Engelhart S, Exner M, Kramer M, Bode U, Fleischhack G and the study group Onkopaed 2001
Hyg Med 2007; 32 [5]: 177–182

Testing the suitability of different types of dipslides for rapid self-control of processed endoscopes
Kircheis U, Kampf B, Gerstenberger R, Martiny H
Hyg Med 2007; 32 [10]: 382–388


Aldehyde residues on endoscopes – practical values and allowable limits
van Drongelen AW, de Bruijn ACP, Janssen PJCM, Orzechowski TJH, de Jong WH, Geertsma RE
Hyg Med 2006; 31 [10]: 449–457