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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to investigate the influence of injection rates of calibrating standard solution on monitoring pulse indicator continuous cardiac output (PICCO, made in Germany), and thereby to provide signi...

    Authors: Chen Shu-Lan, Lan Fang-Chen, Du Zhen-Shuang, Xu Ya-Ping, Zhao Hui-Ming, Zeng Cui-Ping and Miao Yu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:34

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  17. Content type: Research

    Camera-based photoplethysmography (cbPPG) is a measurement technique which enables remote vital sign monitoring by using cameras. To obtain valid plethysmograms, proper regions of interest (ROIs) have to be se...

    Authors: Alexander Trumpp, Johannes Lohr, Daniel Wedekind, Martin Schmidt, Matthias Burghardt, Axel R. Heller, Hagen Malberg and Sebastian Zaunseder

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:33

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  18. Content type: Research

    Cerebrovascular events are frequently associated with hemodynamic disturbance caused by internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. It is challenging to determine the ischemia-related carotid stenosis during the i...

    Authors: Dong Zhang, Pengcheng Xu, Hongyu Qiao, Xin Liu, Liangping Luo, Wenhua Huang, Heye Zhang and Changzheng Shi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:31

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  19. Content type: Research

    Many studies have demonstrated that the geometry of the carotid bifurcation enables prediction of blood flow variation associated with atherosclerotic plaque formation. The phase angle between the arterial wal...

    Authors: Lili Niu, Xiliang Zhu, Min Pan, Abbott Derek, Lisheng Xu, Long Meng and Hairong Zheng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:30

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  20. Content type: Research

    The present study contrasts the accuracy of different reconstructed models with distinctive segmentation methods performed by various experts. Seven research groups reconstructed nine 3D models of one human fe...

    Authors: Ehsan Soodmand, Daniel Kluess, Patrick A. Varady, Robert Cichon, Michael Schwarze, Dominic Gehweiler, Frank Niemeyer, Dieter Pahr and Matthias Woiczinski

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:29

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  21. Content type: Research

    Intracortical brain–machine interfaces (BMIs) harness movement information by sensing neuronal activities using chronic microelectrode implants to restore lost functions to patients with paralysis. However, ne...

    Authors: Min-Ki Kim, Jeong-woo Sohn, Bongsoo Lee and Sung-Phil Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:28

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  22. Content type: Research

    Most of the objective and quantitative methods proposed for spasticity measurement are not suitable for clinical application, and methods for surface electromyography (sEMG) signal processing are mainly limite...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:27

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  23. Content type: Research

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Uncontrolled and prolonged hyperglycemia can cause diabetic complications, which reduce the quality of life of patients. Diabetic complicati...

    Authors: Yuri An, Yujung Kang, Jungsul Lee, Chulwoo Ahn, Kihwan Kwon and Chulhee Choi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:25

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  24. Content type: Review

    Critical care, like many healthcare areas, is under a dual assault from significantly increasing demographic and economic pressures. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are highly variable in response to treatm...

    Authors: J. Geoffrey Chase, Jean-Charles Preiser, Jennifer L. Dickson, Antoine Pironet, Yeong Shiong Chiew, Christopher G. Pretty, Geoffrey M. Shaw, Balazs Benyo, Knut Moeller, Soroush Safaei, Merryn Tawhai, Peter Hunter and Thomas Desaive

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:24

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  25. Content type: Review

    Most commercially available cochlear implants and hearing aids use microphones as sensors for capturing the external sound field. These microphones are in general located in an external element, which is also ...

    Authors: Diego Calero, Stephan Paul, André Gesing, Fabio Alves and Júlio A. Cordioli

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:23

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  26. Content type: Research

    At present, the enteral nutrition approaches via nose and duodenum (or nose and jejunum) are the preferred method of nutritional support in the medical engineering field, given the superiority of in line with ...

    Authors: Ying Li, Yu Ye, Yang Mei, Haiying Ruan and Yuan Yu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:21

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  27. Content type: Research

    Counter-pulsation control (CPC) by ventricular assist devices (VADs) is believed to reduce cardiac load and increase coronary perfusion. However, patients with VADs have a higher risk of arrhythmia, which may ...

    Authors: Keun Her, Joon Yeong Kim, Ki Moo Lim and Seong Wook Choi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:18

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  28. Content type: Book Review

    This article is a review of the book “Master machine learning algorithms, discover how they work and implement them from scratch” (ISBN: not available, 37 USD, 163 pages) edited by Jason Brownlee published by ...

    Authors: Robert Koprowski and Kenneth R. Foster

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:17

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  29. Content type: Research

    Decellularized animal organs have been used as scaffolds for tissue engineering. To make a properly functioning scaffolds, the extracellular matrix (ECM) components must be preserved after decellularization. B...

    Authors: Sung Min Park, Seran Yang, Se-Min Rye and Seong Wook Choi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:15

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  30. Content type: Research

    A hemiplegic stroke survivor with a moderate to severe gait disturbance may have difficulty walking using a one-arm walker. This study aimed to test the safety and feasibility of a prototype one-arm motorized ...

    Authors: Ki-Hun Cho, SeungHyeon Pyo, Gi-Su Shin, Sung-Duk Hong, Se-Han Lee, DongGeon Lee, SunHae Song and GyuChang Lee

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:14

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  31. Content type: Review

    The goal of this paper is to present a critical review on the main systems that use artificial intelligence to identify groups at risk for osteoporosis or fractures. The systems considered for this study were ...

    Authors: Agnaldo S. Cruz, Hertz C. Lins, Ricardo V. A. Medeiros, José M. F. Filho and Sandro G. da Silva

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:12

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  32. Content type: Research

    Open reduction and internal fixation of proximal humerus fractures can be difficult to achieve adequate, complication free results due to osteopenia of the proximal humerus and unstable fracture patterns. This...

    Authors: Ali Jabran, Chris Peach, Zhenmin Zou and Lei Ren

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:10

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  33. Content type: Research

    Colonoscopy plays an important role in the clinical screening and management of colorectal cancer. The traditional ‘see one, do one, teach one’ training style for such invasive procedure is resource intensive ...

    Authors: Tingxi Wen, David Medveczky, Jackie Wu and Jianhuang Wu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:9

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  34. Content type: Research

    Muscular performance is an important factor for the mechanical stability of lumbar spine in humans, in which, the co-contraction of lumbar muscles plays a key role. We hypothesized that when executing differen...

    Authors: Wenjing Du, Huihui Li, Olatunji Mumini Omisore, Lei Wang, Wenmin Chen and Xiangjun Sun

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:8

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  35. Content type: Research

    Extracellular matrices (ECMs) are often used in reconstructive surgery to enhance tissue regeneration and remodeling. Sutures and staples are currently used to fix ECMs to tissue although they can be invasive ...

    Authors: Samuel J. Frost, Damia Mawad, Richard Wuhrer, Simon Myers and Antonio Lauto

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:7

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  36. Content type: Research

    Hippocampal atrophy is a supportive feature for the diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, even for an expert neuroradiologist, tracing the hippocampus and measuring its volume is a time cons...

    Authors: Nicola Amoroso, Marianna La Rocca, Roberto Bellotti, Annarita Fanizzi, Alfonso Monaco and Sabina Tangaro

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:6

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  37. Content type: Research

    This paper presents the use of the texture matching method to measure the rabbit carotid artery elasticity value of the experimental group and control group respectively. It compares the experimental rabbits, ...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:5

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