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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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    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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    Phantom-based experimental validation of fast virtual deployment of self-expandable stents for cerebral aneurysms

    Endovascular intervention using a stent is a mainstream treatment for cerebral aneurysms. To assess the effect of intervention strategies on aneurysm hemodynamics, we have developed a fast virtual stenting (FV...

    Qianqian Zhang, Zhuangyuan Meng, Ying Zhang, Kai Yao, Jian Liu, Yisen Zhang, Linkai Jing, Xinjian Yang, Nikhil Paliwal, Hui Meng and Shengzhang Wang

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):125

    Published on: 28 December 2016

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

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    On the relationship between competitive flow and FFT analysis of the flow waves in the left internal mammary artery graft in the process of CABG

    During coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), the ratio of powers of the fundamental frequency and its first harmonic (F0/H1) in fast Fourier transformation (FFT) analysis of the graft’s flow waves has been u...

    Boyan Mao, Wenxin Wang, Zhou Zhao, Xi Zhao, Lanlan Li, Huixia Zhang and Youjun Liu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):129

    Published on: 28 December 2016

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

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    Influence of endoleak positions on the pressure shielding ability of stent-graft after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a kind of dangerous aortic vascular disease, which is characterized by abdominal aorta partial enlargement. At present, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is one of the main...

    Jie Li, Xiaopeng Tian, Zhenze Wang, Jiang Xiong, Yubo Fan, Xiaoyan Deng, Anqiang Sun and Xiao Liu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):135

    Published on: 28 December 2016

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

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    Contrast-enhanced micro-CT imaging in murine carotid arteries: a new protocol for computing wall shear stress

    Wall shear stress (WSS) is involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. The correlation between WSS and atherosclerosis can be investigated over time using a WSS-manipulated atherosclerotic mouse model....

    Ruoyu Xing, David De Wilde, Gayle McCann, Yanto Ridwan, Jelle T. C. Schrauwen, Anton F. W. van der Steen, Frank J. H. Gijsen and Kim Van der Heiden

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):156

    Published on: 28 December 2016

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

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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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    Multi-scale mathematical modelling of tumour growth and microenvironments in anti-angiogenic therapy

    Angiogenesis, a process of generation of new blood vessels from the pre-existing vasculature, has been demonstrated to be a basic prerequisite for sustainable growth and proliferation of tumour. Anti-angiogeni...

    Yan Cai, Jie Zhang and Zhiyong Li

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):155

    Published on: 28 December 2016

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

  12. Research

    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

  13. Research

    Re-examination of the mechanical anisotropy of porcine thoracic aorta by uniaxial tensile tests

    Considering past studies on the orthotropic anisotropy of arteries in the circumferential and axial directions, this work aims to experimentally study the anisotropic behaviour of arteries by tensioning multi-...

    Qiang Chen, Yan Wang and Zhi-Yong Li

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):167

    Published on: 28 December 2016

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

  14. Research

    Fluid and structure coupling analysis of the interaction between aqueous humor and iris

    Glaucoma is the primary cause of irreversible blindness worldwide associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP). Elevated intraocular pressure will affect the normal aqueous humor outflow, resulting in defor...

    Wenjia Wang, Xiuqing Qian, Hongfang Song, Mindi Zhang and Zhicheng Liu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):133

    Published on: 28 December 2016

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

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:22

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    Association of simultaneously measured four-limb blood pressures with cardiovascular function: a cross-sectional study

    Simultaneous measurement of four-limb blood pressures can improve the accuracy of cardiovascular disease diagnosis. This study aims to investigate the association of simultaneously measured four-limb blood pre...

    Xiaorui Song, Gaoyang Li, Aike Qiao and Zhihui Chen

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):147

    Published on: 28 December 2016

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

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    A multi-component parallel-plate flow chamber system for studying the effect of exercise-induced wall shear stress on endothelial cells

    In vivo studies have demonstrated that reasonable exercise training can improve endothelial function. To confirm the key role of wall shear stress induced by exercise on endothelial cells, and to understand ho...

    Yan-Xia Wang, Cheng Xiang, Bo Liu, Yong Zhu, Yong Luan, Shu-Tian Liu and Kai-Rong Qin

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 2):154

    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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