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What Is Culture
No: "Culture shock" is simply the confusion and difficult that happen when a person immigrates to a new country, a group of people with different norms and habits, or way of life. It's something that any successful person overcomes as they manage their life. We can help others adjust and learn new skills; it'll only make you sick if you cannot or will not learn to live with your new neighbors. ...Read more
Shouldn't always: You haven't explained what body area was cultured, why it was cultured, and what the symptoms were that prompted a culture?? Rare growth means a small concentration of bacteria, staph aureus is the most common bacteria normally found on your skin and mucous membranes, and there are 2 types of staph - MRSA, which is a resistant strain, and MSSA, which isn't. Ask your doc about treatment, depends... ...Read more
Equal opportunity Dx: Turner syndrome( xo sex chromasomes) has been reported across all races, cultures and socio-economic groups.After conception, many are lost early in pregnancy. The DX may be suspected prenatally thru screening or evident by physical features seen at birth. Many go unrecognized until adolescence when short stature & lack of development is evident.With rx they can live quite well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What cultures are the less likely to come? Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?
Depends on area: I have all nationalities and cultures come into my office. Most of the time the the patients children do the intrepreting for me. Sometimes the patient will bring in a friend as a translater. And yes, there are some patients that do not speak any english and this is very difficult situation for me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What cultures are the less likely to come?
Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?
Do not understand: If you are asking whether your doctor should be understanding you and you them, all doctors have an obligation to obtain a translator if there is difficulty with communication because of language skills. ...Read more
Anaerobes: This type of bacterial culture is designed to allow anaerobic bacteria to grow, that is, ones that grow in the absence of oxygen. Much of the bacterial microbiome in the mouth and intestines are in this category. Many bacteria are facultative, they can grow with or without oxygen, sort of ac-dc. ...Read more
Mixture of organisms: It is the same as in "fauna and flora". It is likely that the report read normal flora, or mixed flora. If what i assume is correct then it is not abnormal result. It would be helpful to have the whole report. ...Read more
Urine culture.: For a urine culture, a sample of your urine is collected in a sterile cup and is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. It lets us know if there's a bacterial infection in the urine. It also lets us know the identity of the bacterium and the antibiotics to which the bacterium is sensitive. ...Read more
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