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The study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture.

bac·te′ri·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), bac·te′ri·o·log′i·cal adj.
bac·te′ri·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
bac·te′ri·ol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.bacteriologic - of or relating to bacteriologybacteriologic - of or relating to bacteriology  
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Bacteriologic success at an "on-therapy" visit 4-6 days after the start of treatment was associated with clinical success at the end of therapy in 96 of 105 children (91.4%) in the amoxicillin/clavulanate group and 80 of 89 (89.9%) in the azithromycin group.
Bacteriologic responses were also similar among patients who had a bacterial pathogen identified at baseline.
Based on the findings of Kremer et al, (9) a bacteriologic differentiation between patients with and without sinusitis is not possible.
Therapy was credited with a bacteriologic cure if a pretherapy isolate had not recurred after 4 weeks.
Of the 310 civilian patients, 182 (52%) had positive smears or cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis before treatment, and 128 (41%) had negative bacteriologic findings; 146(47%) reported having symptoms at TB diagnosis, and 164 (53%) were asymptomatic and were identified through routine screening.
All confirmed seropositive cows were slaughtered for bacteriologic investigation; all had negative test results for B.
Prevalence of STEC and S enterica was estimated by bacteriologic culture of cloacal swabs collected from pigeons trapped at urban and dairy locations in and around Fort Collins, Colorado, from January to November 2003.
Many pediatricians prescribe antimicrobials for children with shigellosis because they shorten the duration of illness and hasten bacteriologic cure, they said.
Inclusion criteria were (1) the presence of AOE manifested as drainage, swelling, pain, and/or erythema in the external ear canal, (2) bacteriologic confirmation of infection, and (3) an ability to follow investigators' instructions.
The duration of this anti-TB regimen is at least 6 months, and therapy should be administered following current guidelines published by the American Thoracic Society and CDC (3), including the recommendation to carefully assess clinical and bacteriologic response in patients co-infected with HIV and to prolong treatment if response is slow or suboptimal.
After routine laboratory investigations (bacteriologic and parasitologic analysis for enteric pathogens), the samples were stored at -80[degrees]C.