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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)
On the basis of observations of 28 patients suffering from cryptorchism in which laparoscopy was conducted for the purpose of diagnosis the authors came to the conclusion on the expediency of using this method in the practice of endocrinologist's work.
Thirty temporal bones from infants up to the age of 24 months were chosen randomly. Bones were sectioned serially and studied histologically. Inflammatory cellular and mucoid elements were identified and evaluated semiquantitatively. Some inflammatory infiltration was found in all 30 ears. Seven ears from infants up to 1 month of age presented inflammatory… (More)