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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.

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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.

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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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Land, "Chlamydia antibody testing for tubal factor subfertility," Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, vol.
In our series, tubal factor was found to be associated in 39 (92.9%) patients at the time of laparoscopy.
Patients with tubal factors (TFs) constituted 9.39% of all cases, about half of them had only a TF, with a PR of 14% (the second highest PR group in our study, p = 0.286).
Patients with tubal factor infertility are at significantly increased risk of EP.
(3) The common factors responsible for infertility in females are anovulatory disorder, tubal factors, endometriosis, uterine and cervical factors.
trachomatis is one of the leading global causes of tubal factor infertility (4), and leading causes of female factor infertility.
OBJECTIVE: To find out whether hydrosonosalpingography, which is a less invasive method, can be used for assessment of tubal factor in cases of primary and secondary infertility initially instead of the invasive methods like hysterosalpingography and diagnostic laparoscopy chromopertubation.
Asymptomatic PID as well as PID with atypical signs and symptoms are common conditions that have been linked by mounting evidence to fallopian tube damage as manifest by tubal factor infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
The incidence is reported to be 3.5% in the primary group and 18.9% for secondary infertility.1 The incidence of infertility differs widely between countries, gender and cultures because of issues such as accessibility of specific care, cost of care and cultural myths.2 It is found to be higher in males when compared to females in Scandinavian countries.3 There is evidence to show that intra-uterine anomalies are far more common among infertile women when compared to those with dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB).4 Tubal factors have been shown to be responsible for sub-fertility in at least one-third of cases.
Fallopian tubal factors are the commonest cause of female infertility.
The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value for uterine factors was 83.33% ,100%, 100% and 96.84%, respectively, for tubal factors 93.55%, 94.68%, 85.29% and 96.83%, respectively and for peritoneal factors 62.5%, 92%, 71.43% and 88.46%, respectively.