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    Evaluation of an automated thresholding algorithm for the quantification of paraspinal muscle composition from MRI images

    The imaging assessment of paraspinal muscle morphology and fatty infiltration has gained considerable attention in the past decades, with reports suggesting an association between muscle degenerative changes a...

    Maryse Fortin, Mona Omidyeganeh, Michele Crites Battié, Omair Ahmad and Hassan Rivaz

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:61

    Published on: 22 May 2017

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    Proof of concept non-invasive estimation of peripheral venous oxygen saturation

    Pulse oximeters continuously monitor arterial oxygen saturation. Continuous monitoring of venous oxygen saturation (SvO2) would enable real-time assessment of tissue oxygen extraction (O2E) and perfusion changes ...

    Musabbir Khan, Chris G. Pretty, Alexander C. Amies, Joel Balmer, Houda E. Banna, Geoffrey M. Shaw and J. Geoffrey Chase

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:60

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Global Kalman filter approaches to estimate absolute angles of lower limb segments

    In this paper we propose the use of global Kalman filters (KFs) to estimate absolute angles of lower limb segments. Standard approaches adopt KFs to improve the performance of inertial sensors based on individ...

    Samuel L. Nogueira, Stefan Lambrecht, Roberto S. Inoue, Magdo Bortole, Arlindo N. Montagnoli, Juan C. Moreno, Eduardo Rocon, Marco H. Terra, Adriano A. G. Siqueira and Jose L. Pons

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:58

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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    A preliminary investigation on the utility of temporal features of Force Myography in the two-class problem of grasp vs. no-grasp in the presence of upper-extremity movements

    In upper-extremity stroke rehabilitation applications, the potential use of Force Myography (FMG) for detecting grasping is especially relevant, as the presence of grasping may be indicative of functional acti...

    Gautam P. Sadarangani and Carlo Menon

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:59

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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    Computational fluid dynamics study of intra-arterial chemotherapy for oral cancer

    Intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) for oral cancer can deliver a higher concentration of anticancer agent into a tumor-feeding artery than intravenous systemic chemotherapy. However, distribution of anticancer ...

    Hiroaki Kitajima, Marie Oshima, Toshinori Iwai, Yoshihito Ohhara, Yasuharu Yajima, Kenji Mitsudo and Iwai Tohnai

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:57

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Inertial measurement systems for segments and joints kinematics assessment: towards an understanding of the variations in sensors accuracy

    Joints kinematics assessment based on inertial measurement systems, which include attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), are quickly gaining in popularity for research and clinical applications. The var...

    Karina Lebel, Patrick Boissy, Hung Nguyen and Christian Duval

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:56

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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