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  1. Content type: Research

    One of the recommended treatments for disorders associated with the lower extremity venous insufficiency is the application of external mechanical compression. Compression stockings and elastic bandages are wi...

    Authors: Shahram Pourazadi, Sadegh Ahmadi and Carlo Menon

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:103

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    Effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a critical component of the pre-hospital treatment of cardiac arrest victims. Mechanical chest compression (MCC) devices enable the delivery of MCC waveforms that co...

    Authors: Joshua W. Lampe, Yin Tai, George Bratinov, Theodore R. Weiland, Christopher L. Kaufman, Robert A. Berg and Lance B. Becker

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:102

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    Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET) are the two most common movement disorders but the rate of misdiagnosis rate in these disorders is high due to similar characteristics of tremor. The purpose ...

    Authors: Chusak Thanawattano, Ronachai Pongthornseri, Chanawat Anan, Songphon Dumnin and Roongroj Bhidayasiri

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:101

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    The image-based analysis of the vocal folds vibration plays an important role in the diagnosis of voice disorders. The analysis is based not only on the direct observation of the video sequences, but also in a...

    Authors: Gustavo Andrade-Miranda, Juan I. Godino-Llorente, Laureano Moro-Velázquez and Jorge Andrés Gómez-García

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:100

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    Rehabilitation facilitates the reorganization of residual/regenerated neural pathways and is key in improving motor function following spinal cord injury. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been r...

    Authors: Tsukasa Kanchiku, Hidenori Suzuki, Yasuaki Imajo, Yuichiro Yoshida, Atsushi Moriya, Yutaka Suetomi, Norihiro Nishida, Youhei Takahashi and Toshihiko Taguchi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:98

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    Analysis of gait features provides important information during the treatment of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. It is also used to observe the effects of medication and rehabilitation. ...

    Authors: Ondřej Ťupa, Aleš Procházka, Oldřich Vyšata, Martin Schätz, Jan Mareš, Martin Vališ and Vladimír Mařík

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:97

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    Cervical cancer remains a major health problem, especially in developing countries. Colposcopic examination is used to detect high-grade lesions in patients with a history of abnormal pap smears. New technolog...

    Authors: Fahime Sheikhzadeh, Rabab K. Ward, Anita Carraro, Zhao Yang Chen, Dirk van Niekerk, Dianne Miller, Tom Ehlen, Calum E. MacAulay, Michele Follen, Pierre M. Lane and Martial Guillaud

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:96

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    Magnesium alloys are recommended as a potential material for osteosynthesis. It is known that storage-induced property modifications can occur in materials like aluminum. Thus the aim of this study was to anal...

    Authors: Katja Bracht, Nina Angrisani, Jan-Marten Seitz, Rainer Eifler, Andreas Weizbauer and Janin Reifenrath

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:92

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    The observation of ultrasound generated cavitation bubbles deep in tissue is very difficult. The development of an imaging method capable of investigating cavitation bubbles in tissue would improve the efficie...

    Authors: Zahra Izadifar, George Belev, Paul Babyn and Dean Chapman

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:91

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  10. Content type: Research

    Uterine fibroids occur singly or as multiple benign tumors originating in the myometrium. Because they vary in size and location, the approach and technique for their identification and surgical management var...

    Authors: Donald I. Galen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:90

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    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder. In order for late Gd enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE CMR) to ameliorate the AF management, the ready availability of the ac...

    Authors: Archontis Giannakidis, Eva Nyktari, Jennifer Keegan, Iain Pierce, Irina Suman Horduna, Shouvik Haldar, Dudley J. Pennell, Raad Mohiaddin, Tom Wong and David N. Firmin

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:88

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  12. Content type: Research

    Auditory neural stimulation with pulsed infrared radiation has been proposed as an alternative method to activate the auditory nerves in vivo. Infrared wavelengths from 1800–2150 nm with high water absorption ...

    Authors: Jingxuan Wang, Jianren Lu, Chen Li, Lei Xu, Xiaofei Li and Lan Tian

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:89

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    Diffuse reflection imaging could potentially be used to recover the superficial microvasculature under cutaneous tissue and the associated blood oxygenation status with a modified imaging resolution. The aim o...

    Authors: Chen Chen, Klämpfl Florian, Kanawade Rajesh, Riemann Max, Knipfer Christian, Stelzle Florian and Schmidt Michael

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:87

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    Fluorescent molecular tomography (FMT) aims at reconstructing the spatial map of optical and fluorescence parameters from fluence measurements. Basically, solving large-scale matrix equations is computationall...

    Authors: Wei Zou, Jiajun Wang, Danfeng Hu and Wenxia Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:86

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    Respiratory motion in positron emission tomography (PET) is an unavoidable source of error in the measurement of tracer uptake, lesion position and lesion size. The introduction of PET-MR dual modality scanner...

    Authors: Daniel R. Balfour, Paul K. Marsden, Irene Polycarpou, Christoph Kolbitsch and Andrew P. King

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:85

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  16. Content type: Research

    In surface electromyography (surface EMG, or S-EMG), conduction velocity (CV) refers to the velocity at which the motor unit action potentials (MUAPs) propagate along the muscle fibers, during contractions. Th...

    Authors: Fabiano Araujo Soares, João Luiz Azevedo Carvalho, Cristiano Jacques Miosso, Marcelino Monteiro de Andrade and Adson Ferreira da Rocha

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:84

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  17. Content type: Research

    The visual assessment of infants poses specific challenges: many techniques that are used on adults are based on the patient’s response, and are not suitable for infants. Significant advances in the eye-tracki...

    Authors: Andrea Pratesi, Francesca Cecchi, Elena Beani, Giuseppina Sgandurra, Giovanni Cioni, Cecilia Laschi and Paolo Dario

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:83

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  18. Content type: Research

    Electrochemotherapy provides highly effective local treatment for a variety of tumors. In deep-seated tumors of the head and neck, due to complex anatomy of the region or inability to cover the whole tumor wit...

    Authors: Ales Groselj, Bor Kos, Maja Cemazar, Jure Urbancic, Grega Kragelj, Masa Bosnjak, Biserka Veberic, Primoz Strojan, Damijan Miklavcic and Gregor Sersa

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 3):S2

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

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    Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is a combined treatment in which high voltage electroporation (EP) pulses are used to facilitate the uptake of a chemotherapeutic drug into tumor cells, thus increasing antitumor effe...

    Authors: Barbara Mali, Vojka Gorjup, Ibrahim Edhemovic, Erik Brecelj, Maja Cemazar, Gregor Sersa, Branka Strazisar, Damijan Miklavcic and Tomaz Jarm

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 3):S5

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  20. Content type: Research

    For electroporation-based therapies, accurate modeling of the electric field distribution within the target tissue is important for predicting the treatment volume. In response to conventional, unipolar pulses...

    Authors: Suyashree P Bhonsle, Christopher B Arena, Daniel C Sweeney and Rafael V Davalos

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 3):S3

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

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    Electroporation is gaining its importance in everyday clinical practice of cancer treatment. For its success it is extremely important that coverage of the target tissue, i.e. treated tumor, with electric fiel...

    Authors: Igor Serša, Matej Kranjc and Damijan Miklavčič

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 3):S6

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  22. Content type: Research

    Treatments based on electroporation are a new and promising approach to treating tumors, especially non-resectable ones. The success of the treatment is, however, heavily dependent on coverage of the entire tu...

    Authors: Marija Marčan, Denis Pavliha, Bor Kos, Tadeja Forjanič and Damijan Miklavčič

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 3):S4

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  23. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and is the second most common cause of cancer death in women. Electrochemotherapy (ECT) used in early-phase clinical trials for the treatment of prima...

    Authors: Agnese Denzi, Lidia Strigari, Franco Di Filippo, Claudio Botti, Simona Di Filippo, Letizia Perracchio, Mattia Ronchetti, Ruggero Cadossi and Micaela Liberti

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 3):S1

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  24. Content type: Research

    A brain-machine interface (BMI) should be able to help people with disabilities by replacing their lost motor functions. To replace lost functions, robot arms have been developed that are controlled by invasiv...

    Authors: Yoon Jae Kim, Sung Woo Park, Hong Gi Yeom, Moon Suk Bang, June Sic Kim, Chun Kee Chung and Sungwan Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:81

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  25. Content type: Research

    Both maxillary protraction and rapid expansion are recommended for patients with cleft palate and alveolus. The aim of the study is to establish a three-dimensional finite element model of the craniomaxillary ...

    Authors: Dan Zhang, Li Zheng, Qiang Wang, Li Lu and Jia Ma

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:80

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  26. Content type: Research

    We constructed and evaluated reference brain FDG-PET databases for usage by three software programs (Computer-aided diagnosis for dementia (CAD4D), Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) and NEUROSTAT), which al...

    Authors: Hans-Georg Buchholz, Fabian Wenzel, Martin Gartenschläger, Frank Thiele, Stewart Young, Stefan Reuss and Mathias Schreckenberger

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:79

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  27. Content type: Review

    During last decade the use of ECG recordings in biometric recognition studies has increased. ECG characteristics made it suitable for subject identification: it is unique, present in all living individuals, an...

    Authors: Antonio Fratini, Mario Sansone, Paolo Bifulco and Mario Cesarelli

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:78

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  28. Content type: Research

    The delivery of healthcare services has experienced tremendous changes during the last years. Mobile health or mHealth is a key engine of advance in the forefront of this revolution. Although there exists a gr...

    Authors: Oresti Banos, Claudia Villalonga, Rafael Garcia, Alejandro Saez, Miguel Damas, Juan A Holgado-Terriza, Sungyong Lee, Hector Pomares and Ignacio Rojas

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 2):S6

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  29. Content type: Research

    Pediatric cardiomyopathies are a rare, yet heterogeneous group of pathologies of the myocardium that are routinely examined clinically using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (cMRI). This gold standard...

    Authors: Vanathi Gopalakrishnan, Prahlad G Menon and Shobhit Madan

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 2):S7

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  30. Content type: Research

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a popular medical diagnostic technique. NMR is also the favourite tool of chemists/biochemists to elucidate the molecular structure of small or big molecules; i...

    Authors: Franciszek Binczyk, Rafal Tarnawski and Joanna Polanska

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 2):S5

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  31. Content type: Research

    Studies found that treatment symptoms of concern to oncology/hematology patients were greatly under-identified in medical records. On average, 11.0 symptoms were reported of concern to patients compared to 1.5...

    Authors: Arthur R Williams, David D Williams, Phoebe D Williams, Farrokh Alemi, Hosai Hesham, Blaine Donley and Raya E Kheirbek

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 2):S1

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  32. Content type: Research

    Being able to estimate (predict) the final spectrum of reflectance of a biomaterial, especially when the final color and appearance are fundamental for their clinical success (as is the case of dental resin co...

    Authors: Razvan Ghinea, Oscar Pecho, Luis Javier Herrera, Ana Maria Ionescu, Juan de la Cruz Cardona, María Purificación Sanchez, Rade D Paravina and María del Mar Perez

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 2):S4

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  33. Content type: Research

    Digital image (DI) analysis avoids visual subjectivity in interpreting immunohistochemical stains and provides more reproducible results. An automated procedure consisting of two variant methods for quantifyin...

    Authors: Cristina Callau, Marylène Lejeune, Anna Korzynska, Marcial García, Gloria Bueno, Ramon Bosch, Joaquín Jaén, Guifré Orero, Teresa Salvadó and Carlos López

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 2):S2

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  34. Content type: Research

    Ion Sensitive Field Effect Transistors (ISFETs) are one of the primitive structures for the fabrication of biosensors (BioFETs). Aiming at the optimization of the design and fabrication processes of BioFETs, t...

    Authors: Daniele Passeri, Arianna Morozzi, Keida Kanxheri and Andrea Scorzoni

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14(Suppl 2):S3

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  35. Content type: Research

    It is a known fact that blood flow pattern and more specifically the pulsatile time variation of shear stress on the vascular wall play a key role in atherogenesis. The paper presents the conception, the build...

    Authors: Kamil Jerzy Chodzyński, Karim Zouaoui Boudjeltia, Jacques Lalmand, Adel Aminian, Luc Vanhamme, Daniel Ribeiro de Sousa, Simone Gremmo, Laurent Bricteux, Christine Renotte, Guy Courbebaisse and Grégory Coussement

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:77

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  36. Content type: Research

    Pulse oxygen saturation (SpO2) is an important parameter for healthcare, and wearable sensors and systems for SpO2 monitoring have become increasingly popular. The aim of this paper is to develop a novel SpO2 mon...

    Authors: Tao Guo, Zhengtao Cao, Zhengbo Zhang, Deyu Li and Mengsun Yu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:76

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  37. Content type: Research

    Performance indices provide quantitative measures for the quality of motion, and therefore, assist in analyzing and monitoring patients’ progress. Measurement of performance indices requires costly devices, su...

    Authors: A Mobini, S Behzadipour and M Saadat

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:75

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  38. Content type: Research

    Bone cement augmentation is commonly used to improve the fixation stability of orthopaedic implants in osteoporotic bone. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of novel bone cements on the stability...

    Authors: Tiina Juvonen, Juha-Pekka Nuutinen, Arto P Koistinen, Heikki Kröger and Reijo Lappalainen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:74

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  39. Content type: Research

    Intensity normalization is an important preprocessing step in brain magnetic resonance image (MRI) analysis. During MR image acquisition, different scanners or parameters would be used for scanning different s...

    Authors: Xiaofei Sun, Lin Shi, Yishan Luo, Wei Yang, Hongpeng Li, Peipeng Liang, Kuncheng Li, Vincent C T Mok, Winnie C W Chu and Defeng Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:73

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  40. Content type: Research

    Auditory steady-state response (ASSR) induced by repetitive auditory stimulus is commonly used for audiometric testing. ASSR can be measured using electro-encephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG)...

    Authors: Kuo-Wei Wang, Hsiao-Huang Chang, Chuan-Chih Hsu, Kuang-Chao Chen, Jen-Chuen Hsieh, Lieber Po-Hung Li, Po-Lei Lee and An-Suey Shiao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:72

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  41. Content type: Research

    High blood pressure (BP) is among significant risk factor for stroke and other vascular occurrences, it experiences nonstop fluctuations over time as a result of a complex interface among cardiovascular contro...

    Authors: Yujie Chen, Huahua Xiong, Dan Wu, Sandeep Pirbhulal, Xiaohong Tian, Ruiqin Zhang, Minhua Lu, Wanqing Wu and Wenhua Huang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:71

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  42. Content type: Research

    Anterior knee pain is often associated with patellar maltracking and instability. However, objective measurement of patellar stability under clinical and experimental conditions is difficult, and muscular acti...

    Authors: Andrea Lorenz, Evgenij Bobrowitsch, Markus Wünschel, Christian Walter, Nikolaus Wülker and Ulf G Leichtle

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:70

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  43. Content type: Research

    Dengue fever is endemic in Asia, the Americas, the East of the Mediterranean and the Western Pacific. According to the World Health Organization, it is one of the diseases of greatest impact on health, affecti...

    Authors: Lourdes M Brasil, Marília M F Gomes, Cristiano J Miosso, Marlete M da Silva and Georges D Amvame-Nze

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:69

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