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    Measurement of electrocardiograms in a bath through tap water utilizing capacitive coupling electrodes placed outside the bathtub wall

    Taking a bath sometimes poses a risk for subjects with chronic cardiopulmonary disorders, due to the thermal effect and water pressure on his/her body. The ECG measurement would be helpful for the early recogn...

    Kosuke Motoi, Yasuhiro Yamakoshi, Takehiro Yamakoshi, Hiroaki Sakai, Naoto Tanaka and Ken-ichi Yamakoshi

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:12

    Published on: 11 January 2017

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    Design optimization of stent and its dilatation balloon using kriging surrogate model

    Although stents have great success of treating cardiovascular disease, it actually undermined by the in-stent restenosis and their long-term fatigue failure. The geometry of stent affects its service performan...

    Hongxia Li, Tao Liu, Minjie Wang, Danyang Zhao, Aike Qiao, Xue Wang, Junfeng Gu, Zheng Li and Bao Zhu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:13

    Published on: 11 January 2017

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    Non-rigid MR-TRUS image registration for image-guided prostate biopsy using correlation ratio-based mutual information

    To improve the accuracy of ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate, the non-rigid registration of magnetic resonance (MR) images onto transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) images has gained increasing attention. Mutu...

    Lun Gong, Haifeng Wang, Chengtao Peng, Yakang Dai, Min Ding, Yinghao Sun, Xiaodong Yang and Jian Zheng

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:8

    Published on: 10 January 2017

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    Evaluations of diffusion tensor image registration based on fiber tractography

    Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DT-MRI, also known as DTI) measures the diffusion properties of water molecules in tissues and to date is one of the main techniques that can effectively study the ...

    Yi Wang, Yu Shen, Dongyang Liu, Guoqin Li, Zhe Guo, Yangyu Fan and Yilong Niu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:9

    Published on: 10 January 2017

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    Exploiting temporal and nonstationary features in breathing sound analysis for multiple obstructive sleep apnea severity classification

    Polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard test for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but it incurs high costs, requires inconvenient measurements, and is limited by a one-night test. Thus, a repetitive OSA scree...

    Jaepil Kim, Taehoon Kim, Donmoon Lee, Jeong-Whun Kim and Kyogu Lee

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:6

    Published on: 7 January 2017

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    Fast detection and data compensation for electrodes disconnection in long-term monitoring of dynamic brain electrical impedance tomography

    Electrode disconnection is a common occurrence during long-term monitoring of brain electrical impedance tomography (EIT) in clinical settings. The data acquisition system suffers remarkable data loss which re...

    Ge Zhang, Meng Dai, Lin Yang, Weichen Li, Haoting Li, Canhua Xu, Xuetao Shi, Xiuzhen Dong and Feng Fu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:7

    Published on: 7 January 2017

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    Pressure ulcer image segmentation technique through synthetic frequencies generation and contrast variation using toroidal geometry

    Pressure ulcers have become subject of study in recent years due to the treatment high costs and decreased life quality from patients. These chronic wounds are related to the global life expectancy increment,...

    David P. Ortiz, Daniel Sierra-Sosa and Begoña García Zapirain

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:4

    Published on: 6 January 2017

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    Gaussian diffusion sinogram inpainting for X-ray CT metal artifact reduction

    Metal objects implanted in the bodies of patients usually generate severe streaking artifacts in reconstructed images of X-ray computed tomography, which degrade the image quality and affect the diagnosis of d...

    Chengtao Peng, Bensheng Qiu, Ming Li, Yihui Guan, Cheng Zhang, Zhongyi Wu and Jian Zheng

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

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    Feature visualization and classification for the discrimination between individuals with Parkinson’s disease under levodopa and DBS treatments

    Over the years, a number of distinct treatments have been adopted for the management of the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), including pharmacologic therapies and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Effic...

    Alessandro R. P. Machado, Hudson Capanema Zaidan, Ana Paula Souza Paixão, Guilherme Lopes Cavalheiro, Fábio Henrique Monteiro Oliveira, João Areis Ferreira Barbosa Júnior, Kheline Naves, Adriano Alves Pereira, Janser Moura Pereira, Nader Pouratian, Xiaoyi Zhuo, Andrew O’Keeffe, Justin Sharim, Yvette Bordelon, Laurice Yang, Marcus Fraga Vieira…

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:169

    Published on: 30 December 2016

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    T2-prepared segmented 3D-gradient-echo for fast T2-weighted high-resolution three-dimensional imaging of the carotid artery wall at 3T: a feasibility study

    The multi-contrast assessment of the carotid artery wall has become an important diagnostic tool for the characterization of atherosclerotic plaque and vessel wall thickening. For providing the required T1-, T...

    Jian Zhu, Axel Bornstedt, Nico Merkle, Naifeng Liu, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Genshan Ma and Volker Rasche

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):165

    Published on: 28 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

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    The effect of captopril on the performance of the control strategies of BJUT-II VAD

    With the development of left ventricular assist device (LVAD), the long-term support has been paid more attention by various researchers. According to previous researches, the combination of LVAD and pharmacol...

    Kaiyun Gu, Bin Gao, Yu Chang and Yi Zeng

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):123

    Published on: 28 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

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    Microstructure visualization of conventional outflow pathway and finite element modeling analysis of trabecular meshwork

    The intraocular pressure (IOP) is maintained through a dynamic equilibrium between the production and drainage of aqueous humor. Elevation of intraocular pressure is mainly caused by the blocking of aqueous hu...

    Jing Zhang, Lin Ren, Xi Mei, Qiang Xu, Wei Zheng and Zhicheng Liu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):162

    Published on: 28 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

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    Hemodynamic analysis of sequential graft from right coronary system to left coronary system

    Sequential and single grafting are two surgical procedures of coronary artery bypass grafting. However, it remains unclear if the sequential graft can be used between the right and left coronary artery system....

    Wenxin Wang, Boyan Mao, Haoran Wang, Xueying Geng, Xi Zhao, Huixia Zhang, Jinsheng Xie, Zhou Zhao, Bo Lian and Youjun Liu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):132

    Published on: 28 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

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    The study on hemodynamic effect of series type LVAD on aortic blood flow pattern: a primary numerical study

    Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has become an alternative treatment for end-stage heart failure patients. Series type of LVAD, as a novel LVAD, has attracted more and more attention. The hemodynamic effe...

    Qi Zhang, Bin Gao and Yu Chang

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):163

    Published on: 28 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

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    Mechanical regulation of calcium signaling of HL-60 on P-selectin under flow

    Binding of P-selectin to P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) makes neutrophils roll on and adhere to inflammatory site. Intracellular calcium bursting of adhered neutrophils is a key event for subsequent...

    Bing Huang, Yingchen Ling, Jiangguo Lin, Ying Fang and Jianhua Wu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):153

    Published on: 28 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

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    Towards the patient-specific design of flow diverters made from helix-like wires: an optimization study

    Flow diverter (FD) intervention is an emerging endovascular technique for treating intracranial aneurysms. High flow-diversion efficiency is desired to accelerate thrombotic occlusion inside the aneurysm; howe...

    Mingzi Zhang, Hitomi Anzai, Bastien Chopard and Makoto Ohta

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):159

    Published on: 28 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

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