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colonization

 [kol″ŏ-nĭ-za´shun]
the development of a bacterial infection on an individual, as demonstrated by a positive culture. The infected person may have no signs or symptoms of infection while still having the potential to infect others.

col·o·ni·za·tion

(kol'on-i-zā'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): innidiation
2. The formation of compact population groups of the same type of microorganism, such as the colonies that develop when a bacterial cell begins reproducing.
3. The care of certain people, for example, patients with Hansen disease, patients with mental illness, in community groups.

colonization

[kol′ənīzā′shən]
1 the invasion of a new habitat by a new species.
2 the presence and multiplication of microorganisms without tissue invasion or damage. The colonies develop when a bacterial cell begins reproducing.

col·on·i·za·tion

(kol'ǒn-ī-zā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): innidiation.
2. The formation of compact population groups of the same type of microorganism, such as the colonies that develop when a bacterial cell begins reproducing.
3. The care of certain people, e.g., patients with Hansen disease, patients with mental illness, in community groups.

colonization

The establishment of a colony of micro-organisms at a particular site, such as inside the nostrils or in the large intestine.

colonization

the initial establishment of an organism within a particular habitat.

Colonization

The presence of bacteria on a body surface (like on the skin, mouth, intestines or airway) without causing disease in the person.
Mentioned in: Meningococcemia

colonization

presence of microorganisms at levels (i.e. <1 × 106/mm3) that provoke neither symptoms nor immune response; when circumstances are favourable to the microorganism, numbers increase rapidly (i.e. >1 × 106/mm3) and infection develops

col·on·i·za·tion

(kol'ǒn-ī-zā'shŭn)
Formation of compact population groups of same type of microorganism.

Patient discussion about colonization

Q. How is colon cancer diagnosed?

A. thank you lamsophie, great answer...

Q. how successful is the treatment of removing the colon? Are there any people who have had their colons removed successfullly? What other treatment options are there and how successful are they?

A. colon removal is a treatment for various situation, usually a last resort treatment...when anything else just wouldn't or couldn't work.
it's "success" as a treatment depends on the cause. i can tell you that this is the area that absorbs B12 and bile and most of the water, so expect a shortage of that three. in the water and bile case- expect watery stool...
sorry all that doesn't seem such a nice state but when Dr. come to the point they have to do it- there must be a good enough reason.

Q. Is colon cancer hereditary? My uncle died of colon cancer and as I've been having some unexplained problems these days- of vomiting etc I'm really afraid I may have it as well. Is it hereditary? What are the first symptoms?

A. Thank you Bianca for your answers! helped a lot...this is a great site!

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Colonization was high among outpatients and similar to that in other Southeast Asia locations (5,11).
Patient factors were then analyzed in order to find risk factors for colonization.
The type and number of pre-colonization pests encountered in installed hives were recorded daily from one day post hive installation till hive colonization.
Percentage of colonization was higher in mature lateral roots (24 to 58.
aureus colonization, "but it's a huge expense, and you'd have to really convince yourself that it matters," said Dr.
Today thousands are threatened by Israel's continuation of its illegal colonization policies, which including home evictions, demolitions and having their identification cards revoked, thereby stripping them of the right to live in their native city," he added.
Whether through the Balfour Declaration or the Mandate, external force is a necessity for the establishing in the country conditions of rule and defense through which the local population, regardless of what it wishes, will be deprived of the possibility of impeding our colonization, administratively or physically.
Nevertheless, there's still a treat for the die-hards here, but newcomers to the series might just find Colonization a touch heavy.
Not only did they expose what Bacon describes as "the biases" and "racist goals" of the American Colonization Society (ACS), but also they made forceful arguments as to why readers should fight for their political rights and for the freedom of their brothers and sisters in the United States.
It has long been recognized that vaginal colonization by group B streptococci (GBS) is probably the single most important risk factor for neonatal sepsis, and while wider use of prophylactic intrapartum antibiotics has led to a substantial decline in the incidence of GBS infection in newborns, "a lot of women do develop amniotic fluid infections, preterm delivery, or even pregnancy loss" due to the bacteria, said Dr.
The aim of this prospective study was to investigate colonization of U.
1 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers documented a previously unrecognized means of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or CA-MRSA, colonization and transmission.