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colonize

(kŏl′ə-nīz′)
v. colo·nized, colo·nizing, colo·nizes
v.tr.
1. To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
2. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
3. To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
4. To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
v.intr.
1. To form or establish a colony.
2. To settle in a colony or colonies.

col′o·niz′er n.
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Table 5 shows the comparison between the presence of malignancy and bacterial colonization over epidural catheter tip in our study.
Figure 2 shows the relation between the number of attempts taken during epidural catheter placement and bacterial colonization over catheter tip.
The median clinical disease severity score for those with potentially pathogenic bacterial colonization was 5, compared with a median score of 4 in those without colonization (P = .
Collected root samples were washed carefully and fine roots were cut into small segments of approximately 1 cm for determination of AM colonization rate.
001) with a significantly higher number of colonizations occurring in the dark sections (Fig.
We conclude that, whenever total nuclear genetic variation exceeds that in the cytoplasmic genome, colonization events may be as likely an explanation as a "selective sweep" of the cytoplasrnic genome (Nei et al.
Therefore, even in this independent colonization scenario, [OR.
Universal decolonization alone would prevent 34% of colonizations and 40% of infections.
Our study and a previous study in British Columbia (4) suggest that improvement in diagnostic methods would detect increased incidence of NTM, especially of MAC; most isolates identified in these studies were associated with colonization.
Exposure to cephalosporins is a particularly important risk factor for colonization and infection with enterococci (4-6).
In contrast to the decreasing trend in prevalence of TB during the study period, the annual incidence of pulmonary NTM disease and colonization increased significantly over time (p<0.
Infection leading to pneumonia and colonization were induced over a period of 7 days, and samples were obtained from nasopharynges, lungs, and blood of mice as previously described (19,20).