polymicrobial

polymicrobial

 [pol″e-mi-kro´be-al] (polymicrobic [pol″e-mi-kro´bik]) marked by the presence of several species of microorganisms.

polymicrobial

adjective Referring to many different spp of 'bugs' in a specimen which, in lab lingo, refers to a menagerie of bacteria

pol·y·mi·cro·bi·al

(polē-mī-krōbē-ăl)
Denotes disease state involving multiple species of microorganisms.
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The company believes that VNRX-5133, in a fixed combination with the fourth generation cephalosporin, cefepime, has the potential to provide a valuable broad-spectrum treatment option to meet unmet medical needs in patients with infections due to carbapenem-resistant pathogens including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, suspected polymicrobial infections caused by both gram-negative and gram-positive susceptible pathogens, and engineerable bioterror pathogens such as Burkholderia spp.
VenatoRx believes that VNRX-5133, in a fixed combination with the fourth generation cephalosporin, cefepime, has the potential to provide a valuable broad-spectrum treatment option to meet unmet medical needs in patients with infections due to carbapenem-resistant pathogens including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA), suspected polymicrobial infections caused by both gram-negative and gram-positive susceptible pathogens, and engineerable bioterror pathogens such as Burkholderia spp.
BV is the most common vaginal infection in women ages 15-44.1 BV is characterized by a shift in the vaginal flora from the dominant Lactobacillus to a polymicrobial flora.2 BV has been associated with serious health issues, including preterm births, infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, increased susceptibility to sexual transmitted infections and other chronic health problems.
The polymicrobial intra-amniotic infection is confirmed by pathological tests such as gram staining, glucose level and histological evidence of placental infection.
In view of the presence of multiple organisms (which, as mentioned previously, had been cultured in sterile fluids), a polymicrobial infection (such as an abscess) was suspected.
65 samples were monomicrobial and 35 samples were polymicrobial.
Most were anaerobes that were cultured from abscesses or punctures, often involved in cases of polymicrobial infections.
They are mostly overlooked, as they are often isolated in polymicrobial infections involving pathogenic organisms.
Fournier's gangrene is most commonly caused by polymicrobial infection of aerobes and anaerobes.
Statistically analyzed variables and their details were as follows: i) patient characteristics: age, gender, presence of single or multiple abscesses, presence of malignancy, underlying etiology (spontaneous or postoperative); iij abscess characteristics: volume, structure (complex multilocular or simple unilocular), microbiologic content (nonmicrobial, unimicrobial polymicrobial, presence of yeast), presence of fistula; iii) procedure characteristics: guidance method (US or CT), access route (transabdominal, transvaginal, transrectal, transgluteal) and catheter size.
Sinus cultures are often obtained intraoperatively and are frequently polymicrobial in nature.