Irina Levit

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The extent of mastoid pneumatization in 150 otosclerotic ears was compared with that of 150 healthy control ears. The size of mastoid pneumatization was measured by use of the Schüller lateral x-ray projection with the help of computed planimetry. The measurements showed the average pneumatized area in otosclerotic ears to be 17.4 +/- 5 cm2, in contrast to(More)
BACKGROUND Factor V (FV) in its activated form, FVa, is a critical regulator of thrombin generation during fibrin clot formation. There is a need of a simple, fast, and inexpensive microplate-based coagulation assay to measure the functional activity of FV in human plasma. The objective of this study was to develop a microplate-based assay that measures FV(More)
A study of Eustachian tube measurements in infants and children is presented. The study included 33 Eustachian tubes from normal temporal bones and 10 Eustachian tubes from temporal bones harbouring acute otitis media. The temporal bones underwent histologic serial sectioning. The lumen of the Eustachian tube's first portion, i.e. the pharyngeal part, was(More)
A study of Eustachian tube measurement in infants and children is presented. The study included 33 Eustachian tubes from normal temporal bones and 10 Eustachian tubes from temporal bones harboring acute otitis media. The temporal bones underwent histologic serial sectioning. The lumen of the first portion of the Eustachian tubes, i.e., the pharyngeal part,(More)
A study of Eustachian tube measurement in infants and children is presented. The study comprised 53 Eustachian tubes from normal temporal bones and 17 Eustachian tubes from temporal bones harbouring acute and secretory otitis media. The temporal bones underwent histologic serial sectioning. The lumen of the Eustachian tube isthmus was measured with the aid(More)
In response to injury, blood coagulation is activated and results in generation of the clotting protease, thrombin. Thrombin cleaves fibrinogen to fibrin which forms an insoluble clot that stops hemorrhage. Factor V (FV) in its activated form, FVa, is a critical cofactor for the protease FXa and accelerator of thrombin generation during fibrin clot(More)
According to the Food Program, adopted at the May (1982) plenum of the CPSU CC, the problem of the level approaching the medical aid rendered to the rural and urban population assumes ever greater actuality. The difficulties in providing the rural population with endocrinological aid and the routes for their overcoming were analyzed by the author on the(More)