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  1. Research

    Preparation and characterization of small-diameter decellularized scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering in an animal model

    The development of a suitable extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold is the first step in vascular tissue engineering (VTE). Synthetic vascular grafts are available as an alternative to autologous vessels in larg...

    Shuangyue Xu, Fangna Lu, Lianna Cheng, Chenglin Li, Xu Zhou, Yuan Wu, Hongxing Chen, Kaichuang Zhang, Lumin Wang, Junjie Xia, Guoliang Yan and Zhongquan Qi

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:55

    Published on: 11 May 2017

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    A preliminary investigation into the design of pressure cushions and their potential applications for forearm robotic orthoses

    Load cells are often used in rehabilitation robotics to monitor human–robot interaction. While load cells are accurate and suitable for the stationary end-point robots used in rehabilitation hospitals, their c...

    N. Alavi, S. Zampierin, M. Komeili, S. Cocuzza, S. Debei and C. Menon

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:54

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  3. Research

    Improved pressure contour analysis for estimating cardiac stroke volume using pulse wave velocity measurement

    Pressure contour analysis is commonly used to estimate cardiac performance for patients suffering from cardiovascular dysfunction in the intensive care unit. However, the existing techniques for continuous est...

    Shun Kamoi, Christopher Pretty, Joel Balmer, Shaun Davidson, Antoine Pironet, Thomas Desaive, Geoffrey M. Shaw and J. Geoffrey Chase

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:51

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  4. Research

    Time-averaged simulated microgravity (taSMG) inhibits proliferation of lymphoma cells, L-540 and HDLM-2, using a 3D clinostat

    Gravity is omnipresent on Earth; however, humans in space, such as astronauts at the International Space Station, experience microgravity. Long-term exposure to microgravity is considered to elicit physiologic...

    Yoon Jae Kim, Ae Jin Jeong, Myungjoon Kim, Chiwon Lee, Sang-Kyu Ye and Sungwan Kim

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:48

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  5. Research

    Rayleigh-maximum-likelihood bilateral filter for ultrasound image enhancement

    Ultrasound imaging plays an important role in computer diagnosis since it is non-invasive and cost-effective. However, ultrasound images are inevitably contaminated by noise and speckle during acquisition. Noi...

    Haiyan Li, Jun Wu, Aimin Miao, Pengfei Yu, Jianhua Chen and Yufeng Zhang

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:46

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  6. Research

    Breast masses in mammography classification with local contour features

    Mammography is one of the most popular tools for early detection of breast cancer. Contour of breast mass in mammography is very important information to distinguish benign and malignant mass. Contour of benig...

    Haixia Li, Xianjing Meng, Tingwen Wang, Yuchun Tang and Yilong Yin

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:44

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  7. Research

    A study of noninvasive fractional flow reserve derived from a simplified method based on coronary computed tomography angiography in suspected coronary artery disease

    The invasive fractional flow reserve has been considered the gold standard for identifying ischaemia-related stenosis in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Determining non-invasive FFR based on c...

    Changzheng Shi, Dong Zhang, Kunlin Cao, Tao Zhang, Liangping Luo, Xin Liu and Heye Zhang

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:43

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  8. Research

    Minimally invasive, patient specific, beat-by-beat estimation of left ventricular time varying elastance

    The aim of this paper was to establish a minimally invasive method for deriving the left ventricular time varying elastance (TVE) curve beat-by-beat, the monitoring of which’s inter-beat evolution could add si...

    Shaun Davidson, Chris Pretty, Antoine Pironet, Shun Kamoi, Joel Balmer, Thomas Desaive and J. Geoffrey Chase

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:42

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  9. Research

    Characterization of biomechanical properties of cells through dielectrophoresis-based cell stretching and actin cytoskeleton modeling

    Cytoskeleton is a highly dynamic network that helps to maintain the rigidity of a cell, and the mechanical properties of a cell are closely related to many cellular functions. This paper presents a new method ...

    Guohua Bai, Ying Li, Henry K. Chu, Kaiqun Wang, Qiulin Tan, Jijun Xiong and Dong Sun

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:41

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  10. Research

    Starch/PCL composite nanofibers by co-axial electrospinning technique for biomedical applications

    In this study, starch and polycaprolactone (PCL), composite nanofibers were fabricated by co-axial needle electrospinning technique. Processing parameters such as polymer concentration, flow rate and voltage h...

    B. Komur, F. Bayrak, N. Ekren, M. S. Eroglu, F. N. Oktar, Z. A. Sinirlioglu, S. Yucel, O. Guler and O. Gunduz

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:40

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  11. Review

    Computational medical imaging and hemodynamics framework for functional analysis and assessment of cardiovascular structures

    Cardiac dysfunction constitutes common cardiovascular health issues in the society, and has been an investigation topic of strong focus by researchers in the medical imaging community. Diagnostic modalities ba...

    Kelvin K. L. Wong, Defeng Wang, Jacky K. L. Ko, Jagannath Mazumdar, Thu-Thao Le and Dhanjoo Ghista

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:35

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  12. Research

    In vivo estimation of the shoulder joint center of rotation using magneto-inertial sensors: MRI-based accuracy and repeatability assessment

    The human gleno-humeral joint is normally represented as a spherical hinge and its center of rotation is used to construct humerus anatomical axes and as reduction point for the computation of the internal joi...

    M. Crabolu, D. Pani, L. Raffo, M. Conti, P. Crivelli and A. Cereatti

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:34

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  13. Research

    An Lp (0 ≤ p ≤ 1)-norm regularized image reconstruction scheme for breast DOT with non-negative-constraint

    In diffuse optical tomography (DOT), the image reconstruction is often an ill-posed inverse problem, which is even more severe for breast DOT since there are considerably increasing unknowns to reconstruct wit...

    Bingyuan Wang, Wenbo Wan, Yihan Wang, Wenjuan Ma, Limin Zhang, Jiao Li, Zhongxing Zhou, Huijuan Zhao and Feng Gao

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:32

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  14. Research

    Real time QRS complex detection using DFA and regular grammar

    The sequence of Q, R, and S peaks (QRS) complex detection is a crucial procedure in electrocardiogram (ECG) processing and analysis. We propose a novel approach for QRS complex detection based on the determini...

    Salah Hamdi, Asma Ben Abdallah and Mohamed Hedi Bedoui

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:31

    Published on: 28 February 2017

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