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  1. Content type: Research

    Hemodialysis mainly relies on the “artificial kidney,” which plays a very important role in temporarily or permanently substituting for the kidney to carry out the exchange of waste and discharge of water. Nev...

    Authors: An-Jin Shie, Kuei-Hsing Lo, Wen-Tsann Lin, Chi-Wen Juan and Yung-Tsan Jou

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:78

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    Temperature monitoring during high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy on tissue is essential to regulate the degree of thermal coagulation and to achieve the desired treatment outcomes eventually. The...

    Authors: Suhyun Park, Ngot Thi Pham, Huu-Toan Huynh and Hyun Wook Kang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:77

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  3. Content type: Research

    Several countries encourage the practice of football for rehabilitation and social inclusion purposes. For visually impaired people, football is purely sound-based, where the ball and the players are constantl...

    Authors: Francisco Yandun, Fernando A. Auat Cheein, Daniela Lorca, Omar Acevedo and Cecilia Auat Cheein

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:76

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  4. Content type: Research

    Irreversible electroporation (IRE) using direct current (DC) is an effective method for the ablation of cardiac tissue. A major drawback of the use of DC-IRE, however, are two problems: requirement of general ...

    Authors: René van Es, Maurits K. Konings, Bastiaan C. Du Pré, Kars Neven, Harry van Wessel, Vincent J. H. M. van Driel, Albert H. Westra, Pieter A. F. Doevendans and Fred H. M. Wittkampf

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:75

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  5. Content type: Research

    Human brain models and pharmacological models of brain diseases are in high demand for drug screening because animal models have been found to be less than ideal for fully representing the human brain and are ...

    Authors: Ao Fang, Dichen Li, Zhiyan Hao, Ling Wang, Binglei Pan, Lin Gao, Xiaoli Qu and Jiankang He

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:74

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  6. Content type: Research

    Patients with end-stage heart failure must receive treatment to recover cardiac function, and the current primary therapy, heart transplantation, is plagued by the limited supply of donor hearts. Bioengineered...

    Authors: Cailing Tong, Cheng Li, Baiyi Xie, Minghui Li, Xianguo Li, Zhongquan Qi and Junjie Xia

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:71

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  7. Content type: Research

    Gait impairment is a risk factor for falls in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Gait can be conveniently assessed by electronic walkways, but there is need to select which spatiotemporal gait variables a...

    Authors: Ilaria Arcolin, Stefano Corna, Marica Giardini, Andrea Giordano, Antonio Nardone and Marco Godi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:70

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  8. Content type: Research

    The accuracy of the surgical amount of extraocular muscle (EOM) is key to the success of strabismus surgery. To establish an accurate eye movement model, it is of great theoretical value and clinical significa...

    Authors: Hongmei Guo, Zhipeng Gao, Baoyan Han, Lijun Zhang, Zhaoqiang Tang, Jing Chen, Lili Wang and Weiyi Chen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:68

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  9. Content type: Research

    Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and therefore its early detection is important in order to reduce disease-related eye injuries. DR is diagnosed by inspecting fundus image...

    Authors: Noushin Eftekhari, Hamid-Reza Pourreza, Mojtaba Masoudi, Kamaledin Ghiasi-Shirazi and Ehsan Saeedi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:67

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  10. Content type: Research

    This study was designed to investigate heat accumulation and bone thermal necrosis for various distances between holes and time delays between drillings.

    Authors: Seifollah Gholampour and Hossein Haghighi Hassanali Deh

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:65

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  11. Content type: Research

    Patellar tendon rupture is a potentially devastating injury. Surgical repair is the primary treatment recommended for the patients with patellar tendon ruptures. Given the tendon properties, the suture techniq...

    Authors: Chen-Yo Yen, Yi-Jung Tsai, Chih-Kun Hsiao, Feng-Chen Kao and Yuan-Kun Tu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:64

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  12. Content type: Research

    Segment fusion using interbody cages supplemented with pedicle screw fixation is the most common surgery for the treatment of low back pain. However, there is still much controversy regarding the use of cages ...

    Authors: Andrea Calvo-Echenique, José Cegoñino and Amaya Perez del Palomar

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:63

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  13. Content type: Research

    Medical datasets, especially medical images, are often imbalanced due to the different incidences of various diseases. To address this problem, many methods have been proposed to synthesize medical images usin...

    Authors: Zekuan Yu, Qing Xiang, Jiahao Meng, Caixia Kou, Qiushi Ren and Yanye Lu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:62

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  14. Content type: Research

    Mastication is one of the most fundamental functions for the conservation of life. The demand for devices for evaluating stomatognathic function, for instance, recording mandibular movements or masticatory mus...

    Authors: Emi Moriuchi, Ryo Hamanaka, Yoshiyuki Koga, Ayumi Fujishita, Tomoko Yoshimi, Go Yasuda, Haruka Kohara and Noriaki Yoshida

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:59

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  15. Content type: Research

    Biomechanical and clinical parameters contribute very closely to functional evaluations of the knee joint. To better understand knee osteoarthritis joint function, the association between a set of knee biomech...

    Authors: Fatima Bensalma, Neila Mezghani, Youssef Ouakrim, Alexandre Fuentes, Manon Choinière, Nathalie J. Bureau, Madelaine Durand and Nicola Hagemeister

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:58

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  16. Content type: Research

    Ankle joint function in a paretic limb has a fundamental impact on mobility. Return of joint function is a measure of early poststroke physical rehabilitation. This study aims to assess the suitability of usin...

    Authors: Ewa Chlebuś, Agnieszka Wareńczak, Margaret Miedzyblocki and Przemysław Lisiński

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:57

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  17. Content type: Research

    In clinical diagnostics, combination of different imaging techniques is applied to assess spatial configuration of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and deformation of its wall. As deformation of aneurysm wa...

    Authors: Andrzej Polanczyk, Michal Podgorski, Maciej Polanczyk, Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk, Ludomir Stefanczyk and Michal Strzelecki

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:56

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  18. Content type: Research

    Head movement interferences are a common problem during prolonged dynamic brain electrical impedance tomography (EIT) clinical monitoring. Head movement interferences mainly originate from body movements of pa...

    Authors: Ge Zhang, Weichen Li, Hang Ma, Xuechao Liu, Meng Dai, Canhua Xu, Haoting Li, Xiuzhen Dong, Xingwang Sun and Feng Fu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:55

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  19. Content type: Research

    Irrigation is considered to be a critical part of root canal treatment. However, little is known about the effect of needle movement on the irrigation process. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the in...

    Authors: Shanshan Hu, Lunliang Duan, Qianbing Wan and Jian Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:52

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  20. Content type: Research

    Avoidance to look others in the eye is a characteristic symptom of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and it has been hypothesised that quantitative monitoring of gaze patterns could be useful to objectively eva...

    Authors: Maximilian A. R. Strobl, Florian Lipsmeier, Liliana R. Demenescu, Christian Gossens, Michael Lindemann and Maarten De Vos

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:51

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  21. Content type: Research

    Blood flow condition may have influence upon the hydraulic conductivity of venous graft (Lp,vein) in an arterial bypass, then affecting the accumulation of low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) within the graft wall. T...

    Authors: Zhenze Wang, Ming Liu, Xiao Liu, Anqiang Sun, Yubo Fan and Xiaoyan Deng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:50

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  22. Content type: Research

    Although use of a dynamic hip screw (DHS) for stable intertrochanteric hip fracture fixation has been successfully applied in fracture healing for more than 20 years, DHS fixation on unstable intertrochanteric...

    Authors: Hsu-Fu Wu, Chih-Han Chang, Gwo-Jaw Wang, Kuo-An Lai and Chung-Hwan Chen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:49

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  23. Content type: Research

    In the context of monitoring dogs, usually, accelerometers have been used to measure the dog’s movement activity. Here, we study another application of the accelerometers (and gyroscopes)—seismocardiography (S...

    Authors: Olli Lahdenoja, Tero Hurnanen, Matti Kaisti, Juho Koskinen, Jarno Tuominen, Matti Vähä-Heikkilä, Laura Parikka, Maria Wiberg, Tero Koivisto and Mikko Pänkäälä

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:47

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  24. Content type: Research

    Vitreoretinal surgeries require precise, dexterous, and steady instruments for operation in delicate parts of the eye. Robotics has presented solutions for many vitreoretinal surgical problems, but, in a few o...

    Authors: Muhammad Umar Farooq, Binxiang Xu and Seong Young Ko

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:46

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  25. Content type: Research

    Analyze the mechanics of Finochietto-style retractors, including the responses of thoracic tissues during thoracotomy, with an emphasis on tissue trauma and means for its reduction.

    Authors: Guillaume Chanoit, Charles A. Pell, Gil Bolotin, Gregory D. Buckner, Jeffrey P. Williams and Hugh C. Crenshaw

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:45

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  26. Content type: Research

    The usability of dexterous hand prostheses is still hampered by the lack of natural and effective control strategies. A decoding strategy based on the processing of descending efferent neural signals recorded ...

    Authors: Francesco M. Petrini, Alberto Mazzoni, Jacopo Rigosa, Federica Giambattistelli, Giuseppe Granata, Beatrice Barra, Alessandra Pampaloni, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Loredana Zollo, Marco Capogrosso, Silvestro Micera and Stanisa Raspopovic

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:44

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  27. Content type: Research

    Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a novel technique widely used in human body reconstruction. DO has got a significant role in maxillofacial reconstruction applications (MRA); through this method, bone defects ...

    Authors: Shahrokh Hatefi, Milad Etemadi Sh, Yimesker Yihun, Roozbeh Mansouri and Alireza Akhlaghi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:43

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  28. Content type: Review

    The physiological processes and mechanisms of an arterial system are complex and subtle. Physics-based models have been proven to be a very useful tool to simulate actual physiological behavior of the arteries...

    Authors: Shuran Zhou, Lisheng Xu, Liling Hao, Hanguang Xiao, Yang Yao, Lin Qi and Yudong Yao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:41

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  29. Content type: Research

    Operative procedures for unstable pelvic ring fractures remain controversially discussed. Minimally invasive treatment options for pelvic ring fractures have several benefits for the patient. But they can also...

    Authors: Christopher A. Becker, Christian Kammerlander, Adrian Cavalcanti Kußmaul, Matthias Woiczinski, Christoph Thorwächter, Christian Zeckey, Fabian Sommer, Christoph Linhart, Simon Weidert, Eduardo M. Suero, Wolfgang Böcker and Axel Greiner

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:38

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  30. Content type: Review

    For individuals affected by Type 1 diabetes (T1D), a chronic disease in which the pancreas does not produce any insulin, maintaining the blood glucose (BG) concentration as much as possible within the safety r...

    Authors: Martina Vettoretti and Andrea Facchinetti

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:37

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  31. Content type: Research

    The clinical applications of transcranial focused ultrasound continue to expand and include ablation as well as drug delivery applications in the brain, where treatments are typically guided by MRI. Although M...

    Authors: Pavlos Anastasiadis, Ali Mohammadabadi, Meyer J. Fishman, Jesse A. Smith, Ben A. Nguyen, David S. Hersh and Victor Frenkel

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:36

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  32. Content type: Research

    Geometric parameters have been proposed for prediction of cerebral aneurysm rupture risk. Predicting the rupture risk for incidentally detected unruptured aneurysms could help clinicians in their treatment dec...

    Authors: Leonid Goubergrits, Florian Hellmeier, Jan Bruening, Andreas Spuler, Hans-Christian Hege, Samuel Voss, Gábor Janiga, Sylvia Saalfeld, Oliver Beuing and Philipp Berg

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:35

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  33. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to document more appropriate electrode location of a four-electrode-based electrical impedance technology in the monitoring of bladder filling, and to characterize the relationship be...

    Authors: Yaning Li, Yinglin Peng, Xin Yang, Shipei Lu, Jinwu Gao, Chengguang Lin and Rihui Li

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:34

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  34. Content type: Research

    Bone tissue displays a hierarchical organization. Mechanical environments influence bone mass and structure. This study aimed to explore the effects of different mechanical stimuli on growing bone properties a...

    Authors: Juan Fang, Jiazi Gao, He Gong, Tianlong Zhang, Rui Zhang and Bangchao Zhan

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:33

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  35. Content type: Correction

    After the publication of the original article work [1], it was highlighted that the circuit information and the A/D converter used for acquiring sEMG signal were not correctly reported in the Methods section. ...

    Authors: Baohua Hu, Xiufeng Zhang, Jingsong Mu, Ming Wu and Yong Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:32

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    The original article was published in BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:27

  36. Content type: Research

    Most current algorithms for automatic glaucoma assessment using fundus images rely on handcrafted features based on segmentation, which are affected by the performance of the chosen segmentation method and the...

    Authors: Andres Diaz-Pinto, Sandra Morales, Valery Naranjo, Thomas Köhler, Jose M. Mossi and Amparo Navea

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:29

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  37. Content type: Research

    The analysis of abdominal sounds can help to diagnose gastro-intestinal diseases. Sounds originating from the stomach and the intestine, the so-called bowel sounds, occur in various forms. They are described a...

    Authors: Konstanze Kölle, Muhammad Faisal Aftab, Leif Erik Andersson, Anders Lyngvi Fougner and Øyvind Stavdahl

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2019 18:28

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