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Natural selection: Even the creationists acknowledge this kind of micro-evolution. The molecular mechanisms are well-established. Here's the latest stuff http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v46/n3/full/ng.2878.html ...Read more
Common skin germ: Staph aureus is just a common skin germ that is often found in abscesses or pustules. It is considered more invasive or aggressive than many other skin germs.MRSA is one strain of this germ. ...Read more
Pathogenic bacteria: Many different ways. Good discussion at wikipedia ...Read more
Hi Doc, had UTI test. Result: Epithelial cells 1-2/HPF, pus Cells 2-3/HPF, colony count 100,000 cfu/ml. Organism Isolated:Staphylococcus saprophyticus?
Possible UTI: The organism you described is a skin contaminant and is not considered a pathological bacteria it is not the bacteria that has given you a bladder infection. If you have pain on urination or pain around the belly you may have a bladder infection these values in your urine analysis are not diagnostic of a UTI. ...Read more
Psmear result, pus cell 6-8, epithelial cell ++, gram [email protected]+vebacili+, gram-vecocci, -vebacili nil, fungal [email protected] nil, do ihve to wory?
No worry : The primary purpose of pap smear is to detect cancer or pre-cancerous changes of the cervix. Nothing in your report suggests that. Gram positive and gram negative bacteria along with some fungus, epithelial cells, and leukocytes are all normal inhabitants of the vaginal flora. The presence of trichomonas (std) or hpv (std linked to cancer of cervix) would be abnormalities requiring treatment. ...Read more
Of course!: Our immune systems are designed to fight off most infections, including s. Aureus. This is a very common bacterium on our skin and is generally kept in check by our immune systems. ...Read more
Not anaerobic: Staph and strep that grow on skin are aerobic. ...Read more
Yes: Check out regenexx.Com for more answers to your questions. ...Read more
MRSA: This depends upon where the infection is located and its sensitivity to specific antibiotics and the length of time that will be necessary to treat the particular type of infection it is causing. ...Read more
What happens to colonized resistant bacteria (eg: esbl kleb) when trachee decannulated? Technical & references/links appreciated.
Varies with patients: If a person had a trach and got it removed, and then healed up and resumed normal, natural clearing of mucus and microorganisms, that person should be able to be free of bacteria in the trachea and lungs (regardless of whether the bacteria is antibiotic resistant or not, because the human body doesn't know about antibiotic resistance). If the person remains abnormal, then some bacteria may remain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?
Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more
Can viruses and/or bacteria cause mutation(s) in human genes? If so, do stem cells correct the mutations after the viral/bacterial infection is gone?
Too complex: Cannot possibly begin to answer this question in the space of 400 characters. You need to discuss this face to face with somebody who specializes in the field. ...Read more
Wondering what my sinus culture means?
Gram Stain: Many polys
Mod squamous epith cells
Rare pos cocci
It may: But you need to do sensitivity testing against the particular strain of organism isolated, and with the increasing frequency of resistance development this is an essential component of management. ...Read more