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  1. Content type: Research

    The crossed limbs stent graft technique is regularly employed to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm patients with unfavorable aneurysm necks or widely splayed common iliac arteries. This article numerically evalu...

    Authors: Ming Liu, Anqiang Sun and Xiaoyan Deng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:85

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  2. Content type: Research

    To reduce the risk of patient damage and complications during the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) process in emergency situations, it is necessary to monitor the status of the patient and the quality of CP...

    Authors: Seong Wook Choi, Do Yeon Lee and Kyoung Won Nam

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:84

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  3. Content type: Research

    Point of care ultrasonography has been the focus of extensive research over the past few decades. Miniaturised, wireless systems have been envisaged for new application areas, such as capsule endoscopy, implan...

    Authors: Graham Peyton, Martyn G. Boutelle and Emmanuel M. Drakakis

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:83

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  4. Content type: Research

    Thyroid imaging reporting and data system (TIRADS) is the assessment of a risk stratification of thyroid nodules, usually using a score. However, there is no consensus as to the version of TIRADS for reporting...

    Authors: Yan Zhuang, Cheng Li, Zhan Hua, Ke Chen and Jiang Li Lin

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:82

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  5. Content type: Research

    Non-invasive continuous blood pressure monitors are of great interest to the medical community due to their value in hypertension management. Recently, studies have shown the potential of pulse pressure as a ...

    Authors: Joonnyong Lee, JangJay Sohn, Jonghyun Park, SeungMan Yang, Saram Lee and Hee Chan Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:81

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  6. Content type: Research

    The efficiency of gene electrotransfer, an electroporation-based method for delivery of pDNA into target tissues, depends on several processes. The method relies on application of electric pulses with appropri...

    Authors: Tadeja Forjanič and Damijan Miklavčič

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:80

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  7. Content type: Research

    In diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) using single-shot echo planar imaging (ss-EPI), both reduced field-of-view (FOV) excitation and sensitivity encoding (SENSE) alone can increase in-plane r...

    Authors: Jisu Hu, Ming Li, Yakang Dai, Chen Geng, Baotong Tong, Zhiyong Zhou, Xue Liang, Wen Yang and Bing Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:77

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  8. Content type: Research

    To investigate the effect of additional semiautomatic intermittent pneumatic compression device (IPCD) in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of lower extremity in these patients undergoing major orth...

    Authors: Dapeng Wang, Fuqin Bao, Qiang Li, Yugang Teng and Jianjun Li

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:78

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  9. Content type: Research

    Rician noise, bias fields and blur are the common distortions that degrade MRI images during acquisition. Blur is unique in comparison to Rician noise and bias fields because it can be introduced into an image...

    Authors: Michael E. Osadebey, Marius Pedersen, Douglas L. Arnold and Katrina E. Wendel-Mitoraj

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:76

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  10. Content type: Research

    The pathological or physiological changes of a crystalline lens directly affect the eye accommodation and transmittance, and then they increase the risk of presbyopia and cataracts for people in the middle and...

    Authors: Xinyu Zhang, Qingmin Wang, Zhen Lyu, Xuehua Gao, Pengpeng Zhang, Haoming Lin, Yanrong Guo, Tianfu Wang, Siping Chen and Xin Chen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:75

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  11. Content type: Research

    There is a need for providing sensory feedback for myoelectric prosthesis users. Providing tactile feedback can improve object manipulation abilities, enhance the perceptual embodiment of myoelectric prosthese...

    Authors: Huaiqi Huang, Claudio Bruschini, Christian Antfolk, Christian Enz, Tao Li, Jörn Justiz and Volker M. Koch

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:74

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  12. Content type: Research

    Intra-body communication (IBC) is one of the highlights in studies of body area networks. The existing IBC studies mainly focus on human channel characteristics of the physical layer, transceiver design for th...

    Authors: Yue-Ming Gao, Heng-fei Zhang, Shi Lin, Rui-Xin Jiang, Zhi-Ying Chen, Željka Lučev Vasić, Mang-I Vai, Min Du, Mario Cifrek and Sio-Hang Pun

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:71

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  13. Content type: Review

    Air ions are molecules of air that have become ionized—that is, they have either lost or gained an electrical charge. Past speculation has suggested that exposure to positive air ions may be harmful to one’s h...

    Authors: William H. Bailey, Amy Lavin Williams and Megan Jeanne Leonhard

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:72

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  14. Content type: Research

    Fractional flow reverse (FFR) is the gold standard assessment of the hemodynamic significance of coronary stenoses. However, it requires the catheterization of the coronary artery to determine the pressure wav...

    Authors: R. Agujetas, M. R. González-Fernández, J. M. Nogales-Asensio and J. M. Montanero

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:67

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  15. Content type: Research

    In longitudinal electroencephalography (EEG) studies, repeatable electrode positioning is essential for reliable EEG assessment. Conventional methods use anatomical landmarks as fiducial locations for the elec...

    Authors: Chanho Song, Sangseo Jeon, Seongpung Lee, Ho-Gun Ha, Jonghyun Kim and Jaesung Hong

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:64

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  16. Content type: Research

    In this paper, we aim to investigate the effect of computer-aided triage system, which is implemented for the health checkup of lung lesions involving tens of thousands of chest X-rays (CXRs) that are required...

    Authors: Changmiao Wang, Ahmed Elazab, Fucang Jia, Jianhuang Wu and Qingmao Hu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:63

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  17. Content type: Research

    Although it is important to analyze the hemodynamic factors related to the right ventricle (RV) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, previous studies have focused only on the alteration of...

    Authors: Jun I. K. Park, Aulia Khamas Heikhmakhtiar, Chang Hyun Kim, Yoo Seok Kim, Seong Wook Choi, Kwang Soup Song and Ki Moo Lim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:62

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  18. Content type: Review

    Worldwide, at least 200 million people are affected by peripheral vascular diseases (PVDs), including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The h...

    Authors: Elham Shabani Varaki, Gaetano D. Gargiulo, Stefania Penkala and Paul P. Breen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:61

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    With spectral methods, noninvasive determination of blood hyperviscosity in vivo is very potential and meaningful in clinical diagnosis. In this study, 67 male subjects (41 health, and 26 hyperviscosity accord...

    Authors: Ming Liu, Jing Zhao, XiaoZuo Lu, Gang Li, Taixia Wu and LiFu Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:60

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  20. Content type: Research

    The use of miniaturized magneto-inertial measurement units (MIMUs) allows for an objective evaluation of gait and a quantitative assessment of clinical outcomes. Spatial and temporal parameters are generally r...

    Authors: Matilde Bertoli, Andrea Cereatti, Diana Trojaniello, Laura Avanzino, Elisa Pelosin, Silvia Del Din, Lynn Rochester, Pieter Ginis, Esther M. J. Bekkers, Anat Mirelman, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff and Ugo Della Croce

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:58

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  21. Content type: Research

    The occurrence of T-wave alternans in electrocardiographic signals was recently linked to susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Thus, by detecting and comprehending the origins of...

    Authors: D. Janusek, J. Svehlikova, J. Zelinka, W. Weigl, R. Zaczek, G. Opolski, M. Tysler and R. Maniewski

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:57

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  22. Content type: Research

    The electroencephalogram (EEG) signal represents a subject’s specific brain activity patterns and is considered as an ideal biometric given its superior invisibility, non-clonality, and non-coercion. In order ...

    Authors: Qunjian Wu, Bin Yan, Ying Zeng, Chi Zhang and Li Tong

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:55

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  23. Content type: Research

    Hemodynamic information including peak systolic pressure (PSP) and peak systolic velocity (PSV) carry an important role in evaluation and diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD). Since MDCTA cannot evaluat...

    Authors: Yulei Zhu, Rui Chen, Yu-Hsiang Juan, He Li, Jingjing Wang, Zhuliang Yu and Hui Liu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:53

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  24. Content type: Research

    Impairments in proprioceptive mechanism with aging has been observed and associated with fall risk. The purpose of the current study was to assess proprioceptive deficits among high fall risk individuals in co...

    Authors: Nima Toosizadeh, Hossein Ehsani, Marco Miramonte and Jane Mohler

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:51

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  25. Content type: Research

    Modelling and simulation may become clinically applicable tools for detailed evaluation of the cardiovascular system and clinical decision-making to guide therapeutic intervention. Models based on pressure–vol...

    Authors: Massimo Capoccia, Silvia Marconi, Sanjeet Avtaar Singh, Domenico M. Pisanelli and Claudio De Lazzari

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:52

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  26. Content type: Research

    Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is very important, and MRI is an effective imaging mode of Alzheimer’s disease. There are many existing studies on the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease based on MRI data. ...

    Authors: Xiaoheng Tan, Yuchuan Liu, Yongming Li, Pin Wang, Xiaoping Zeng, Fang Yan and Xinke Li

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:49

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  27. Content type: Research

    Calcaneal fractures account for around 2% of all fractures and most of them are intra-articular fractures. Many implants have been used in the fixation of calcaneal fractures, but their biomechanical stability...

    Authors: Ming Ni, Jiong Mei, Kun Li, Wenxin Niu and Ming Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:50

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  28. Content type: Research

    The association between repetitive hip moment impulse and the progression of hip osteoarthritis is a recently recognized area of study. A sit-to-stand movement is essential for daily life and requires hip exte...

    Authors: Takuma Inai, Tomoya Takabayashi, Mutsuaki Edama and Masayoshi Kubo

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:48

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  29. Content type: Review Article

    Neuroinflammation is primarily characterized by overexpression of proinflammatory mediators produced by glial activation or immune cell infiltration. Several kinases have been shown to be critical mediators in...

    Authors: Chong Ning, Hui-Min David Wang, Rong Gao, Yu-Chia Chang, Fengqing Hu, Xianjun Meng and Shi-Ying Huang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:46

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  30. Content type: Research

    Radionuclide-excited luminescence imaging is an optical radionuclide imaging strategy to reveal the distributions of radioluminescent nanophosphors (RLNPs) inside small animals, which uses radioluminescence em...

    Authors: Xuanxuan Zhang, Shouping Zhu, Yang Li, Yonghua Zhan, Xueli Chen, Fei Kang, Jing Wang and Xu Cao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:45

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  31. Content type: Research

    Although accurate modeling of the thermal performance of irrigated-tip electrodes in radiofrequency cardiac ablation requires the solution of a triple coupled problem involving simultaneous electrical conducti...

    Authors: Ana González-Suárez, Juan J. Pérez and Enrique Berjano

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:43

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  32. Content type: Research

    OpenSim musculoskeletal models provide an accurate simulation environment that eases limitations of in vivo and in vitro studies. In this work, a biomechanical knee model was formulated with femoral articular ...

    Authors: M. Marieswaran, Arnab Sikidar, Anu Goel, Deepak Joshi and Dinesh Kalyanasundaram

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:42

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  33. Content type: Research

    With the development of versatile magnetic resonance acquisition techniques there arises a need for more advanced imaging simulation tools to enable adequate image appearance prediction, measurement sequence d...

    Authors: Artur Klepaczko, Piotr Szczypiński, Michał Strzelecki and Ludomir Stefańczyk

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:41

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  34. Content type: Review

    There are many situations where the skin and underlying soft tissues are compromised by mechanical loading in the form or pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. If sustained, this can lead to damage ...

    Authors: Dan L. Bader and Peter R. Worsley

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:40

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  35. Content type: Research

    Noninvasive magnetic resonance thermometry (MRT) at low-field using proton resonance frequency shift (PRFS) is a promising technique for monitoring ablation temperature, since low-field MR scanners with open-c...

    Authors: Yuping Chen, Mengke Ge, Rizwan Ali, Hejun Jiang, Xiaoyan Huang and Bensheng Qiu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:39

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  36. Content type: Research

    Wearable textile electrodes for the detection of biopotentials are a promising tool for the monitoring and early diagnosis of chronic diseases. We present a comparative study of the electrical characteristics ...

    Authors: Reinel Castrillón, Jairo J. Pérez and Henry Andrade-Caicedo

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:38

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  37. Content type: Software

    Accurately solving the electroencephalography (EEG) forward problem is crucial for precise EEG source analysis. Previous studies have shown that the use of multicompartment head models in combination with the ...

    Authors: Johannes Vorwerk, Robert Oostenveld, Maria Carla Piastra, Lilla Magyari and Carsten H. Wolters

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:37

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