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Relating to microbiology.


Relating to microbiology.


(mī″krō-bī-ŏl′ō-jē) [″ + bios, life, + logos, word, reason]
The scientific study of microorganisms, that is, of bacteria, fungi, intracellular parasites, protozoans, viruses, and some worms.
microbiologic (mī″krō-bī-ŏ-loj′ĭk), adjectivemicrobiological (mī″krō-bī-ŏ-loj′ĭ-kāl)
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As client services staff receive orders for send-out microbiologic tests, they are held in the laboratory and delivered to the clinical pathology house staff once or twice daily, with a range of 0 to 12 requisitions daily.
5 days, 97% of patients achieved microbiologic and clinical cure of urinary tract infection, with no evidence of relapse, reinfection, or bacteremia.
DATA SOURCES: We reviewed eligible peer-reviewed epidemiologic studies or quantitative meta-analyses, up to late 2009, on dampness, mold, or other microbiologic agents and respiratory or allergic effects.
The same hemolysate, incubated at 37[degrees]C for 4 h toensure complete folate deconjugation (8) and then frozen at -70[degrees]C, was used for LC-MS/MS folate pattern analysis and for total folate (TFOL) analysis by microbiologic assay.
Both drugs had 100% microbiologic success in patients with baseline methicillin-resistant S.
The June 30 recall of meat occurred before detection of the multistate cluster of human infections and was based on results of microbiologic testing conducted by USDA.
The 3 included studies were not homogeneous in their populations studied (children vs adults), the method of diagnosis (culture vs clinical assessment), and the outcomes measured (clinical vs microbiologic resolution, time to resolution measured).
The NEJM study notes that infections in nursing homes have generally responded to empiric treatment, without microbiologic confirmation of their cause.
In conjunction with the laboratory already operating at Sterigenics E-Beam centre in Shanghai, the new center will offer microbiologic and analytical laboratory facilities staffed by knowledgeable experts and operating in full accord with the global standards required when exporting health care products and medical devices to the international community.
Among these posters are three (poster numbers 1856-8) that detail the microbiologic outcomes and safety results from the two Phase 3 PROCEED studies of Baxdela (delafloxacin) in the treatment of patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI).
The primary assessment was performed in the microbiologic modified intent-to-treat (mMITT) patient population, and was defined as overall success of clinical outcome (cure or improvement) and microbiologic outcome of eradication (baseline bacterial pathogen reduced to < 104 CFU/ml).