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  1. Content type: Research

    In laparoscopic surgery, image quality can be severely degraded by surgical smoke, which not only introduces errors for the image processing algorithms (used in image guided surgery), but also reduces the visi...

    Authors: Congcong Wang, Faouzi Alaya Cheikh, Mounir Kaaniche, Azeddine Beghdadi and Ole Jacob Elle

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:139

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    This study aims to use a wall shear stress (WSS) quantitative analysis software to analyze and evaluate the carotid sinus WSS spatial distribution and characteristics in intima-media thickness (IMT) normal and...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Yuqin Ma and Fang Ding

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:141

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    Robotized transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) combines the benefits of neuro-navigation with automation and provides a precision brain stimulation method. Since the coil will normally remain unmounted betw...

    Authors: He Wang, Jingna Jin, Xin Wang, Ying Li, Zhipeng Liu and Tao Yin

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:137

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  4. Content type: Research

    Orientation field (OF) plays a very significant role in automatic fingerprint recognition systems. Many algorithms have been proposed for the estimation of fingerprints’ OF but it is hard to solve the dilemma ...

    Authors: Haiyan Li, Tangyu Wang, Yiying Tang, Jun Wu, Pengfei Yu, Lei Guo, Jianhua Chen and Yufeng Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:136

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    It is particularly important to utilize appropriate blood pressure measurement methods to evaluate the changes of orthostatic hypertension (OHT) for children, and this study was designed to analyze the blood p...

    Authors: Yang Zhixiang, Wang Cheng, Xiang Jibing, Ge Bisheng, Xu Ming and Liu Deyu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:129

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  6. Content type: Research

    Turning while walking has a frequent occurrence in daily life. Evaluation of its dynamic stability will facilitate fall prevention and rehabilitation scheme. This knowledge is so limited that we set it as the ...

    Authors: Chuan He, Rui Xu, Meidan Zhao, Yongming Guo, Shenglong Jiang, Feng He and Dong Ming

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:127

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  7. Content type: Research

    Irreversible electroporation (IRE) therapy relies on pulsed electric fields to non-thermally ablate cancerous tissue. Methods for evaluating IRE ablation in situ are critical to assessing treatment outcome. An...

    Authors: Yajun Zhao, Hongmei Liu, Suyashree P. Bhonsle, Yilin Wang, Rafael V. Davalos and Chenguo Yao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:126

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  8. Content type: Research

    Fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) imaging is a standard diagnostic tool for many retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. High-resolution FFA images facilitate the...

    Authors: Zhe Jiang, Zekuan Yu, Shouxin Feng, Zhiyu Huang, Yahui Peng, Jianxin Guo, Qiushi Ren and Yanye Lu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:125

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  9. Content type: Research

    Adults with sedentary lifestyles seem to face a higher risk of falling in their later years. Several causes, such as impairment of strength, coordination, and cognitive function, influence worsening health con...

    Authors: Thunyanoot Prasertsakul, Panya Kaimuk, Wipawee Chinjenpradit, Weerawat Limroongreungrat and Warakorn Charoensuk

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:124

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  10. Content type: Review

    The new field of neuro-prosthetics focuses on the design and implementation of neural prostheses to restore some of the lost neural functions. The electrode-tissue contacts remain one of the major obstacles of...

    Authors: H. H. Draz, S. R. I. Gabran, Mohamed Basha, Hassan Mostafa, Mohamed F. Abu-Elyazeed and Amal Zaki

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:123

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    Evidence shows that the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) enabled services supporting integrated dementia care represents an opportunity that faces multi-pronged challenges. Fi...

    Authors: Sara Marceglia, Michael Rigby, Albert Alonso, Debbie Keeling, Lutz Kubitschke and Giuseppe Pozzi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:121

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  12. Content type: Research

    There is considerable evidence that a person’s gait is affected by cognitive load. Research in this field has implications for understanding the relationship between motor control and neurological conditions i...

    Authors: Pritika Dasgupta, Jessie VanSwearingen and Ervin Sejdic

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:122

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  13. Content type: Research

    The non-invasive nature of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) makes it a widely accepted method for blood oxygenation measurement in various parts of the human body. One of the main challenges in this method li...

    Authors: Masudur R. Siddiquee, J. Sebastian Marquez, Roozbeh Atri, Rodrigo Ramon, Robin Perry Mayrand and Ou Bai

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:120

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    The use of information and communication technologies for health (eHealth) delivered via mobile-based or digitally enhanced solutions (mHealth) have rapidly evolved. When used together across various mobile ap...

    Authors: Sally Okun and Paul Wicks

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:119

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  15. Content type: Research

    Piezo-resistive pressure sensors are widely used for measuring pulse waves of the radial artery. Pulse sensors are generally fabricated with a cover layer because pressure sensors without a cover layer are fra...

    Authors: Min-Ho Jun, Young Ju Jeon, Jung-Hee Cho and Young-Min Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:118

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  16. Content type: Research

    Several different lying positions, such as lying on the left side, supine, lying on the right side and prone position, existed when healthy people fell asleep. This article explored the influence of lying posi...

    Authors: Hongze Pan, Zhi Xu, Hong Yan, Yue Gao, Zhanghuang Chen, Jinzhong Song and Yu Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:116

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  17. Content type: Research

    The geometry of the vessels is easy to assess in novel 3D studies. It has significant influence on flow patterns and this way the evolution of vascular pathologies such as aneurysms and atherosclerosis. It is ...

    Authors: Jarosław Żyłkowski, Grzegorz Rosiak and Dominik Spinczyk

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:115

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  18. Content type: Research

    Magnetic resonance (MR) images are usually limited by low spatial resolution, which leads to errors in post-processing procedures. Recently, learning-based super-resolution methods, such as sparse coding and s...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Xi Wu, Xi Yu, YuanYan Tang, Jian Zhang and JiLiu Zhou

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:114

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  19. Content type: Research

    Electroencephalogram-based brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) represent novel human machine interactive technology that allows people to communicate and interact with the external world without relying on their ...

    Authors: Jingsheng Tang, Yadong Liu, Dewen Hu and ZongTan Zhou

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:111

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  20. Content type: Research

    Patients with uremia have high cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality despite having normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Longitudinal strain (LS) can be associated with subtle changes in ...

    Authors: Yuqin Ma, Bo Zhang, Yuzhen Zhang, Yun Dong and Ruiqing Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:112

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  21. Content type: Research

    Collagen-based scaffolds provide a promising option for the treatment of bone defects. One of the key parameters of such scaffolds consists of porosity, including pore size. However, to date, no agreement has ...

    Authors: Martin Bartoš, Tomáš Suchý and René Foltán

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:110

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  22. Content type: Research

    The eigenspace generalized sidelobe canceller (EGSC) beamformer combined with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) dependent coherence factor (CF) is suggested for coherent plane wave compounding (PW) imaging. Conven...

    Authors: Aácio José Zimbico, Diogo Watchel Granado, Fabio Kurt Schneider, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Amauri Amorin Assef, Nivaldo Schiefler Jr. and Eduardo Tavares Costa

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:109

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  23. Content type: Research

    To improve accuracy of IOLMaster (Carl Zeiss, Jena, Germany) in corneal power measurement after myopic excimer corneal refractive surgery (MECRS) using multivariate polynomial analysis (MPA).

    Authors: Michele Lanza, Robert Koprowski and Mario Bifani Sconocchia

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:108

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  24. Content type: Research

    For the functional control of prosthetic hand, it is insufficient to obtain only the motion pattern information. As far as practicality is concerned, the control of the prosthetic hand force is indispensable. ...

    Authors: Chuanjiang Li, Jian Ren, Huaiqi Huang, Bin Wang, Yanfei Zhu and Huosheng Hu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:107

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  25. Content type: Research

    There are two major challenges in automated heart sound analysis: segmentation and classification. An efficient segmentation is capable of providing valuable diagnostic information of patients. In addition, it...

    Authors: Qingshu Liu, Xiaomei Wu and Xiaojing Ma

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:106

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  26. Content type: Research

    For practical straight-line scanning in photoacoustic imaging (PAI), serious artifacts caused by missing data will occur. Traditional total variation (TV)-based algorithms fail to obtain satisfactory results, ...

    Authors: Jin Wang and Yuanyuan Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:105

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  27. Content type: Research

    The area of application of electronic stethoscopes in medical diagnostics covers the scope of usability of the acoustic stethoscopes, from which they have evolved and which they could potentially replace. Howe...

    Authors: Lukasz J. Nowak and Karolina M. Nowak

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:104

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  28. Content type: Review

    The number and variety of eHealth services for adults and older adults who use hearing aids (HAs) are growing rapidly. This area holds promise to increase cost-efficiency, enable better access to care, and imp...

    Authors: Alessia Paglialonga, Annette Cleveland Nielsen, Elisabeth Ingo, Caitlin Barr and Ariane Laplante-Lévesque

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:101

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  29. Content type: Research

    Wound healing of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a complex process that may take place in common age-related macular degeneration eye disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether wounding and...

    Authors: Amna E. Abu Khamidakh, Alejandra Rodriguez-Martinez, Kai Kaarniranta, Anne Kallioniemi, Heli Skottman, Jari Hyttinen and Kati Juuti-Uusitalo

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:102

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  30. Content type: Research

    Herein, an algorithm that can be used in wearable health monitoring devices to estimate metabolic equivalents (METs) based on physical activity intensity data, particularly for certain activities in daily life...

    Authors: Motofumi Nakanishi, Shintaro Izumi, Sho Nagayoshi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Masahiko Yoshimoto, Toshikazu Shiga, Takafumi Ando, Satoshi Nakae, Chiyoko Usui, Tomoko Aoyama and Shigeho Tanaka

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:100

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  31. Content type: Research

    We study the estimation of breathing frequency (BF) derived from wearable single-channel ECG signal in the context of mobile daily life activities. Although respiration effects on heart rate variability and EC...

    Authors: Iman Alikhani, Kai Noponen, Arto Hautala, Rahel Ammann and Tapio Seppänen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:99

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  32. Content type: Research

    Assisted gait with forearm crutches is frequently performed during the recovery of musculoskeletal injuries of the lower limb. The amount of body weight applied to the crutch or crutches depends on the patholo...

    Authors: Carmen Ridao-Fernández, Gema Chamorro-Moriana and Joaquín Ojeda

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:98

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  33. Content type: Research

    An osteon consists of a multi-layered bone matrix and interstitial fluid flow in the lacunar–canalicular system. Loading-induced interstitial fluid flow in the lacunar–canalicular system is critical for osteoc...

    Authors: Yaogeng Chen, Wenshuai Wang, Shenghu Ding, Xu Wang, Qun Chen and Xing Li

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:97

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  34. Content type: Research

    Early and automatic detection of pulmonary nodules from CT lung screening is the prerequisite for precise management of lung cancer. However, a large number of false positives appear in order to increase the s...

    Authors: Patrice Monkam, Shouliang Qi, Mingjie Xu, Fangfang Han, Xinzhuo Zhao and Wei Qian

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:96

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  35. Content type: Research

    Mitral valve failure can require repair or replacement. Replacement bioprosthetic valves are treated with glutaraldehyde prior to implantation. The aim of this study was to determine the changes in mechanical ...

    Authors: M. Constable, H. E. Burton, B. M. Lawless, V. Gramigna, K. G. Buchan and D. M. Espino

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:93

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  36. Content type: Research

    Continuous non-invasive urinary bladder volume measurement (cystovolumetry) would allow better management of urinary tract disease. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) represents a promising method to overco...

    Authors: Dorothea Leonhäuser, Carlos Castelar, Thomas Schlebusch, Martin Rohm, Rüdiger Rupp, Steffen Leonhardt, Marian Walter and Joachim O. Grosse

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:95

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  37. Content type: Research

    To research the possibility of designing customized 3D printing fingerboard to apply to the limb rehabilitation of cerebral stroke patients as well as the prevention and treatment of finger spasm, through 3D p...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Yiting Shi, Wen He, Jing Yuan, Yuan Li, Xiaolin Pan and Cuilian Zhao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:92

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  38. Content type: Research

    Rehabilitation robots can provide intensive physical training after stroke. However, variations of the rehabilitation effects in translation from well-controlled research studies to clinical services have not ...

    Authors: Yanhuan Huang, Will Poyan Lai, Qiuyang Qian, Xiaoling Hu, Eric W. C. Tam and Yongping Zheng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:91

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  39. Content type: Research

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has shown wide clinical applications for treating various disorders of central nervous system. High frequency stimulation (HFS) of pulses with a constant intensity and a constant f...

    Authors: Ziyan Cai, Zhouyan Feng, Hanhan Hu, Na Hu and Xuefeng Wei

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:90

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  40. Content type: Research

    The inverse problem in electrophysiology consists of the accurate estimation of the intracardiac electrical sources from a reduced set of electrodes at short distances and from outside the heart. This estimati...

    Authors: Raúl Caulier-Cisterna, Sergio Muñoz-Romero, Margarita Sanromán-Junquera, Arcadi García-Alberola and José Luis Rojo-Álvarez

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:86

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  41. Content type: Research

    Minocycline has been widely used in central nervous system disease. However, the effect of minocycline on the repairing of nerve fibers around dental implants had not been previously investigated. The aim of t...

    Authors: Lan A, Wenzhou Xu, Jinghui Zhao, Chunyan Li, Manlin Qi, Xue Li, Lin Wang and Yanmin Zhou

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:88

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  42. Content type: Research

    In this paper we aimed to investigate the neovascularization and biodegradation of the silk fibroin in vivo using multiple modes ultrasound, including two-dimensional, three-dimensional and contrast-enhanced u...

    Authors: Shouqiang Li, Dandan Yu, Huan Ji, Baocun Zhao, Lili Ji and Xiaoping Leng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:87

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