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About the Journal

Journal of Hospital Infection

The Journal of Hospital Infection is the official scientific journal of the Society.

The Journal seeks to promote collaboration between the many disciplines in infection prevention and control in different countries resulting in multidisciplinary and international coverage of the latest developments in this crucial area. 

The Editor-in-Chief invites submissions of original papers, leading articles and correspondence in English, on all aspects of healthcare-associated infection as well as reviews on subjects of current interest.  You can make a submission online via the Journal website where instructions to authors can also be found. 

The February issue of the JHI includes a large Special Section on staphylococcal infections. A highlight of this section is a report of an RCT suggests that medical grade honey might be a viable alternative to mupirocin for nasal decolonization of MRSA; this is highly topical, given the current shortage of mupirocin. another interesting paper is the report of S. aureus surgical site infection surveillance in Switzerland.

There are some interesting papers on single rooms and isolation in hospitals. Darley and colleagues report that after occupying a new hospital in Bristol, England, with predominantly single rooms norovirus transmission was reduced, but there was no difference in other important infections such as Clostridium difficile and bacteraemia with E. coli and S. aureus. In another study, Searcy and colleagues reported that sedation-related medication errors were not more common in patients isolated with MRSA, but there were some drawbacks for patients being isolated. These papers suggest that the infection control benefits of care in single rooms may be limited, but there is some price to pay, at least for patients who are being isolated. Finally, we recommend you read the short report by Shallcross and colleagues, which is a reminder of the potential for real antibiotic stewardship gains in patients labelled with common diagnoses such as pyelonephritis at the time of hospital admission.

For any questions relating to the Journal please telephone: +44 (0)207 713 0273 or email: admin@his.org.uk

 

Editorial Team

Editor in Chief 

J. Gray (Birmingham, UK)

Editors 

B. Oppenheim (Birmingham, UK)

N. Mahida (Nottingham, UK)

Specialist Editors

B. Cooper (Bangkok, Thailand)

P. Hoffman (London, UK)

F. Jabeen (Nottingham, UK)

A. Smith (Glasgow, UK)

C. Tarrant (Leicester, UK)

International Editorial Board

A. Agodi (Catania, Italy)

L. S. Aho Glele (Dijon, France)

E. Alp (Kayseri, Turkey)

J. Al-Tawfiq (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)

B. M. Andersen (Oslo, Norway)

L. Andersen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

A. Apisarnthanarak (Pratumthani, Thailand)

F . Barbut (Paris, France)

M. Baxter (Exeter, UK)

A. Bennett (Salisbury, UK)

A. Berrington (Sunderland, UK)

I. Blenkharn (London, UK)

C. Block (Jerusalem, Israel)

M. Borg (Msida, Malta)

T. Boswell (Nottingham, UK)

S. Brusaferro (Udine, Italy)

P. Carling (Boston, USA)

V. Cheng (Hong Kong)

J. Child (Harrogate, UK)

T. Chinniah (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei)

A. Chowdhary (Delhi, India)

D. Coleman (Dublin, Ireland)

A. Colville (Exeter, UK)

R. Cooke (Liverpool, UK)

M. Cooper (Wolverhampton, UK)

G. Corcoran (Cork, Ireland)

R. Cunningham (Plymouth, UK)

L. Curtis (New York, USA)

S. Dancer (East Kilbride, UK)

C. Dawson (Coventry, UK)

S. Dawson (Swindon, UK)

M. Diggle (Glasgow, UK)

C. Dunne (Limerick, Ireland)

T. Elumogo (Norwich, UK)

D. Enoch (Cambridge, UK)

G. Ersöz (Mersin, Turkey)

F. Falkiner (Dublin, Ireland)

C. Fry (London, UK)

A. Gardner (Watson, Australia)

M. Garvey (Birmingham, UK)

P. Gastmeier (Berlin, Germany)

S. Goldenberg (London, UK)

K. Gould (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

A. Guyot (Dortmund, Germany)

Z. Hassan Al-Wahsh (Zarqa, Jordan)

A. Holmes   (London, UK)

H. Humphreys (Dublin, Ireland)

T. Inkster (Glasgow, UK)

M. Ip (Hong Kong)

A. Jeanes (London, UK)

P. Jenks (Plymouth, UK)

S. Jog (Exeter, UK)

N. Jonathan (Wrexham, UK)

P. Jumaa (Birmingham, UK)

G. Kampf (Greifswald, Germany)

M. Kiernan (Brentford, UK)

L. Kingston (Limerick, Ireland)

P. Lal (Kent, UK)

P. Lambert (Birmingham, UK)

S. Lang (Glasgow, UK)

T. Lejko Zupanc (Ljubljana, Solvenia)

D. Lepelletier (Nantes, France)

M. Licker  (Timisoara, Romania)

J. Lipman (Brisbane, Australia)

B. Lopman (Atlanta, USA)

J. Lucet (Paris, France)

D. Malik (Loughborough, UK)

H. Maltezou (Athens, Greece)

M. McLaws (Sydney, Australia)

M. Meda (Frimley, UK)

S. Mehtar (Cape Town, South Africa)

M. Millar (London, UK)

S. Millership (Witham, UK)

A. Mitchell (Apopka, USA)

P. Moore (Gloucester, UK)

M. Morgan (Exeter, UK)

K. Morikane (Yamagata, Japan)

L. S. Munoz-Price (Milwaukee, USA)

P. Munthali (Coventry, UK)

M. Narayanan (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

B. Newsholme (London, UK)

N. O’Sullivan (Dublin, Ireland)

E. Olson (Edinburgh, UK)

A. Omrani (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

J. Orendi (Stoke-on-Trent, UK)

M. Padoveze (São Paulo, Brazil)

P. Parneix (Bordeaux, France)

M. Patel (Birmingham, UK)

D. Pittet (Geneva, Switzerland)

P. Ramakrishna (Bangalore, India)

N. Ratnaraja (Birmingham, UK)

J. Reilly (Glasgow, UK)

E. Rousham (Loughborough, UK)

W. Rutala (Chapel Hill, USA)

S. Saint (Ann Arbor, USA)

S. Salmon (Sydney, Australia)

S. Sengupta (Haryana, India)

S. Shalhoub (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

J. Stephenson (Carshalton, UK)

R. Szabó (Budapest, Hungary)

L. Teare (Chelmsford, UK)

E. Van Kleef (London, UK)

A-G. Venier (Bordeaux, France)

K. Vickery (North Ryde, Australia)

M. Vos  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

A. Walker (Pentraeth, UK)

J. Walker (Salisbury, UK)

M. Weinbren (Chesterfield, UK)

M. Wilcox (Leeds, UK)

J-R. Zahar (Paris, France)

W. Zingg (Geneva, Switzerland)