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  1. Content type: Research

    Results of finite element (FE) analyses can give insight into musculoskeletal diseases if physiological boundary conditions, which include the muscle forces during specific activities of daily life, are consid...

    Authors: Arnaud Diffo Kaze, Stefan Maas, Pierre-Jean Arnoux, Claude Wolf and Dietrich Pape

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:138

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    This paper presents quantitative analysis of blood flow shear stress by measuring the carotid arterial wall shear stress (WSS) and the intima-media thickness (IMT) of experimental rabbits fed with high-fat fee...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Junyi Gu, Ming Qian, Lili Niu, Hui Zhou and Dhanjoo Ghista

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:137

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    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, in which obvious curves are visible in radiographic images, is also seen in combination with lumps in the back. These lumps contribute to inclination, which can be measured by ...

    Authors: Hsuan-Hsiao Ma, Ching-Lung Tai, Lih-Huei Chen, Chi-Chien Niu, Wen-Jer Chen and Po-Liang Lai

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:136

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  4. Content type: Research

    Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common ocular diseases, and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the leading cause of evaporative dry eye syndrome. When the tear film lipid layer becomes thin due to obstru...

    Authors: Hyeonha Hwang, Hee-Jae Jeon, Kin Choong Yow, Ho Sik Hwang and EuiHeon Chung

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:135

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  5. Content type: Research

    Human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs) are capable of differentiating into many cells such as cardiac cells. Different types of inducers are used for cardiac cell differentiation, but this question still re...

    Authors: Zahra Bagheri-Hosseinabadi, Parvin Salehinejad and Seyed Alireza Mesbah-Namin

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:134

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  6. Content type: Research

    Ocular images play an essential role in ophthalmological diagnoses. Having an imbalanced dataset is an inevitable issue in automated ocular diseases diagnosis; the scarcity of positive samples always tends to ...

    Authors: Jiewei Jiang, Xiyang Liu, Kai Zhang, Erping Long, Liming Wang, Wangting Li, Lin Liu, Shuai Wang, Mingmin Zhu, Jiangtao Cui, Zhenzhen Liu, Zhuoling Lin, Xiaoyan Li, Jingjing Chen, Qianzhong Cao, Jing Li…

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:132

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  7. Content type: Research

    Swallowing is a continuous process with substantive interdependencies among different muscles, and it plays a significant role in our daily life. The aim of this study was to propose a novel technique based on...

    Authors: Mingxing Zhu, Bin Yu, Wanzhang Yang, Yanbing Jiang, Lin Lu, Zhen Huang, Shixiong Chen and Guanglin Li

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:133

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  8. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to design a customized fixation plate for mandibular angle fracture using topological optimization based on the biomechanical properties of the two conventional fixation systems, ...

    Authors: Yun-feng Liu, Ying-ying Fan, Xian-feng Jiang and Dale A. Baur

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:131

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  9. Content type: Research

    Several methods including free-hand technique, fluoroscopic guidance, image-guided navigation, computer-assisted surgery system, robotic platform and patient’s specific templates are being used for pedicle scr...

    Authors: Farhad Azimifar, Kamran Hassani, Amir Hossein Saveh and Farhad Tabatabai Ghomsheh

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:130

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    Effect of neurofeedback training (NFT) on enhancement of cognitive function or amelioration of clinical symptoms is inconclusive. The trainability of brain rhythm using a neurofeedback system is uncertainty be...

    Authors: Ting-Ying Wei, Da-Wei Chang, You-De Liu, Chen-Wei Liu, Chung-Ping Young, Sheng-Fu Liang and Fu-Zen Shaw

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:128

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  11. Content type: Research

    Coronary arterial stenoses, particularly serial stenoses in a single branch, are responsible for complex hemodynamic properties of the coronary arterial trees, and the uncertain prognosis of invasive intervent...

    Authors: Xin Liu, Changnong Peng, Yufa Xia, Zhifan Gao, Pengcheng Xu, Xiaoqing Wang, Zhanchao Xian, Youbing Yin, Liqun Jiao, Defeng Wang, Lin Shi, Wenhua Huang, Xin Liu and Heye Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:127

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  12. Content type: Research

    Various kinds of data mining algorithms are continuously raised with the development of related disciplines. The applicable scopes and their performances of these algorithms are different. Hence, finding a sui...

    Authors: Yiyan Zhang, Yi Xin, Qin Li, Jianshe Ma, Shuai Li, Xiaodan Lv and Weiqi Lv

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:125

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  13. Content type: Research

    For mechanically ventilated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), suboptimal PEEP levels can cause ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). In particular, high PEEP and high peak inspiratory ...

    Authors: Ruby Langdon, Paul D. Docherty, Christoph Schranz and J. Geoffrey Chase

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:126

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  14. Content type: Research

    Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy is the early stage of diabetic retinopathy. Automatic detection of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy is significant for clinical diagnosis, early screening and cours...

    Authors: Zhitao Xiao, Xinpeng Zhang, Lei Geng, Fang Zhang, Jun Wu, Jun Tong, Philip O. Ogunbona and Chunyan Shan

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:122

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  15. Content type: Software

    Swallowing impairment is a common complication in various geriatric and neurodegenerative diseases. Swallowing kinematic analysis is essential to quantitatively evaluate the swallowing motion of the oropharyng...

    Authors: Woo Hyung Lee, Changmook Chun, Han Gil Seo, Seung Hak Lee and Byung-Mo Oh

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:120

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  16. Content type: Research

    Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation is a well-known cause of skin cancer. This is problematic for outdoor workers. In Denmark alone, occupational skin cancer poses a significant health and safety risk for ...

    Authors: Kasper Grandahl, Ole Steen Mortensen, David Zim Sherman, Brian Køster, Paul-Anker Lund, Kristina Sophie Ibler and Paul Eriksen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:119

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  17. Content type: Research

    Peripheral neuropathic desensitization associated with aging, diabetes, alcoholism and HIV/AIDS, affects tens of millions of people worldwide, and there is little or no treatment available to improve sensory f...

    Authors: David Karpul, Gregory K. Cohen, Gaetano D. Gargiulo, André van Schaik, Sarah McIntyre and Paul P. Breen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:118

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  18. Content type: Research

    Nowadays, the whole world is being concerned with a major health problem, which is diabetes. A very common symptom of diabetes is the diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). The early detection of such foot complications c...

    Authors: Luay Fraiwan, Mohanad AlKhodari, Jolu Ninan, Basil Mustafa, Adel Saleh and Mohammed Ghazal

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:117

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  19. Content type: Research

    Modeling physiological signals is a complex task both for understanding and synthesize biomedical signals. We propose a deep neural network model that learns and synthesizes biosignals, validated by the morpho...

    Authors: David Belo, João Rodrigues, João R. Vaz, Pedro Pezarat-Correia and Hugo Gamboa

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:115

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  20. Content type: Research

    Sunglasses popularity skyrocketed since its advent. The ongoing trend led to the creation of standards to protect consumers from injuries and secondary hazards due to spectacles use. In Brazil, the correspondi...

    Authors: Renan Magri, Mauro Masili, Fernanda Oliveira Duarte and Liliane Ventura

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:114

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