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This occurs when a microorganism is found on or in a person without causing a disease.
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Patient discussion about Colonized

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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The prime minister seems to have strung an otherwise deep chord deep within many hearts when he accused the critics of his economic uplift plan by using the word 'colonized mind' in the text of his Twitter message.
Of the 63 participants, 47 (75%) were colonized with S.
Thus, colonization studies are deemed important not only because they demonstrate the predisposition towards developing invasive infections in colonized patients, but also because they show how the monitoring of colonization and the pressure thereby exerted can serve as a strategy to institute infection control measures.
These colonial invasive powers also brought with them various diseases which wiped out great numbers of the population in the colonized world.
In addition, we did not observe any differences in clinical endpoints over 2 years when we compared patients who were chronically colonized with P.
In their view, world Christianity is in need of a new postcolonial landscape in which colonizing missionaries and the colonized local people should "see each other as learners and educators who are willing to teach and to be taught" (97).
In examining the levels of staph colonization on the skin of four patients with diabetes, the researchers estimate that exposure to the bacterial superantigens for people who are heavily colonized by staph is proportional to the doses of superantigen that caused the rabbits to develop diabetes symptoms in the team's experiments.
Many of the older documents and books about Puerto Rico were written by those who colonized it, and therefore reflect a strong bias.
(5,6) Another study reported a 5- to 10-fold increased risk of infection once a patient was colonized with VRE.
Al-Jbour added that the residents did not know about this declaration and that part of these colonized lands had been used to build homes.
Although the prominence of Africa in the formation of Antillean societies is well documented, less is known about the period of history treated in this book, when the colonized were themselves engaged in a colonization process through the colonial bureaucracy.
During three individual eight-week periods, separated by three to four weeks, the study compared the DDS-1 strain to two strains that are known to colonize successfully in the gut, but are not known to be probiotic in nature: one that has an ancient history with humans (Lactobacillus reuteri PTA-6475), and one that successfully colonized a healthy adult human (Lactobacillus mucosae FSL-04).