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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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Here, the dates are carefully chosen from a pool of potential dates to ensure that they are reliably associated with 'cultural activity' (or 'human activity'), but without regard to how these activities are related to the colonization event.
1% rate of neonatal infection or colonization in babies born to colonized mothers, and a 0.
Erakat concluded: "There will be no Palestinian State without East Jerusalem as its capital, and there will be no peace without an end to Israel's occupation and a reversal of its colonization policies.
Among the 11 patients that were positive for MSSA at the day of surgery screening, 7 were negative for MSSA before the decolonization treatment, and 4 had persistently positive MSSA colonization cultures.
Further analysis of sociodemographic factors, oral health behaviors and periodontal assessments revealed additional predictors of precancerous lesions: elevated colonization of three pathogens (T.
The experiment was carried out in the greenhouse, in a completely randomized design, in a 7x2 factorial scheme, with 5 AMF species, combined inoculation (uniting all species in equal proportion), and native fungi (without inoculation) in the presence or absence of colonization stimulant, in 5 replications.
The Indiana assembly was hardly unique in passing legislation that helped fund colonization to Liberia.
A typical method for analyzing degradation consists of monitoring one or more bands of interest in relation to a band that does not change during the colonization process.
Importantly, while the placebo group experienced an increase in colonization with S.
Nasal colonization was found in 62% of patients, based on analysis of 43 studies including 2,476 patients.
005) between the duration of catheter placement and positive tip cultures, with chances of colonization more in group III.
Percent colonization and percent infection can be studied by incision and pin- prick method in in vitro condition as given by Kuffman et al.