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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

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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A significant portion of patients do not mobilize an adequate number of stem cells with G-CSF alone and require a second drug and more days of stem cell collection.
The results of the coadministration group were significantly more than those of the BMSC and G-CSF groups (P<0.001).
In the liver tissue of BMSCs, BMSCs + G-CSF, BMSCs + JSSQ, and JSSQ groups, moderate fibrosis was found, the fibrillary space of pseudo-lobule was slender, and the degree of hepatocyte degeneration and necrosis was lighter; only a small amount of fat vacuoles was seen (Figure 4B, C, D, E).
Among the 11 cytokines evaluated over the three time-points, IL1-[beta], IL-6 and IL-10 on D7 and IL-1[beta], IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, G-CSF on D14 exhibited AUROC values above 0.6 for predicting hospital mortality.
It has been observed that the neutrophilic response to G-CSF was greater in neutropenic patients compared to non-neutropenic ones.18 Available local studies on use of G-CSF in Pakistan are limited to adults and older children with febrile neutropenia or cancer.
On the other hand, studies revealed that in animals the G-CSF and granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) may mobilize endothelial progenitor cells19-20.
Having found decreased numbers of analyzed stem and progenitor cells in immunocompromised patients, we next aimed to investigate effects of G-CSF treatment on hematopoietic stem cell mobilization in ALL patients.
Timely diagnosis and suitable treatment with G-CSF and antibiotics are important to prevent further complication.
LPS sensitization was induced by G-CSF pretreatment as described above [9].