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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide and IgA rheumatoid factor predict the development of rheumatoid arthritis.
The presence of rheumatoid factor has been shown to confer a risk of developing RA--although rheumatoid factor may be present in the body for up to 10 years before the onset of clinical disease, the authors noted.
They are now trying to determine if smoking somehow induces the production of rheumatoid factor, and if ambient cigarette smoke also impacts rheumatoid arthritis.
Between-assay variation in false positive troponin I measurements in patients on renal dialysis or with positive rheumatoid factor [abstract].
Prevalence of Rheumatoid Factor (RF) and Anti-native-DNA Antibodies (anti-n DNA) in Different Age Subpopulations.
An extensive workup for systemic vasculitis was negative, including antinuclear antibody, double-stranded DNA, serum complement, rheumatoid factor, anticardiolipin, anti SS-A and SS-B, anticentromere, antiScl-70, anti-C3, and anti-myeloperoxidase antibodies (Table 1).
A selection of allergy and autoimmune assays Allergy and Asthma Assays Total IgE Specific IgE * More than 600 allergens overall * ~350 cleared including components * 37 cleared components * ~220 ASRs Specific IgG Tryptase ImmunoCAP[R] ISAC Autoimmune Assays Celiac Disease Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgG Gliadin(DP) IgA Gliadin(DP) IgG Gliadin IgA Gliadin IgG Rheumatoid Arthritis Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) IgG Rheumatoid Factor (RF) IgA Rheumatoid Factor (RF) IgM Connective Tissue Diseases ANA Screen (U1RNP, RNP70, Sm, Ro (SS-A), La (SS-B), CENP, Scl-70, Jo-1) dsDNA Antiphosphlipid Syndrome Cardiolipin IgG Cardiolipin IgM Cardiolipin IgA * [[beta].
These findings suggest the need for early referral for examination after a positive rheumatoid factor test - even in the absence of typical arthritic symptoms like pain and swelling in the joints, the researchers said.
Of interest, rheumatoid factor status did not affect response.
Moreover, in view of the high specificity of these antibodies, the test is particularly useful in differential diagnosis between RA and other arthritides that are clinically similar to RA and may be positive for rheumatoid factor (RF), such as hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated cryoglobulinemia (6, 7), undifferentiated polyarthritis (8), or Sjbgren syndrome (9, 10).
Objective: To investigate the impact of infliximab treatment on anticyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibody and rheumatoid factor (RF) levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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