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  1. Sit-to-stand movements are a necessary part of daily life, and excessive mechanical stress on the articular cartilage has been reported to encourage the progression of osteoarthritis. Although a change in hip ...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:177

    Content type: Research

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  2. This paper presents a novel method for early detection of hematomas using highly sensitive optical fNIR imaging methods based on broadband photon migration. The NIR experimental measurements of inhomogeneous m...

    Authors: E. Sultan, A. H. Gandjbakhche, K. Pourrezaei and A. S. Daryoush

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:176

    Content type: Research

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  3. A number of various techniques were proposed to stabilized ankle arthrodesis, among them external and internal fixation. Appropriate balance and adequate distribution of lower limb loads determine normal biome...

    Authors: Piotr Morasiewicz, Grzegorz Konieczny, Maciej Dejnek, Leszek Morasiewicz, Wiktor Urbański, Mirosław Kulej, Szymon Łukasz Dragan, Szymon Feliks Dragan and Łukasz Pawik

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:174

    Content type: Research

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  4. Preparation of a uniform angle of walls is essential for making an ideal convergence angle in fixed prosthodontics. We developed a de novo detachable angle-correction apparatus for dental handpiece drills that...

    Authors: Yoon Nam, Mi Young Eo and Soung Min Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:173

    Content type: Research

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  5. The periodontal ligament (PDL) plays a key role in alveolar bone remodeling and resorption during tooth movements. The prediction of tooth mobility under functional dental loads requires a deep understanding o...

    Authors: Bin Wu, Yipeng Fu, Haotian Shi, Bin Yan, Ruxin Lu, Songyun Ma and Bernd Markert

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:172

    Content type: Research

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  6. This paper proposes a methodology for helping bridge the gap between the complex waveform information frequently available in an intensive care unit and the simple, lumped values favoured for rapid clinical di...

    Authors: Shaun Davidson, Chris Pretty, Joel Balmer, Thomas Desaive and J. Geoffrey Chase

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:171

    Content type: Research

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  7. Extracting fundamental information from data, thus underlining hidden structures or removing noisy information, is one of the most important aims in different scientific fields especially in biological and med...

    Authors: Nicola Amoroso, Domenico Diacono, Marianna La Rocca, Roberto Bellotti and Sabina Tangaro

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 1):162

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  8. In case of significant imperfections on the cornea, data acquisition is difficult and a significant level of missing data could require the interpolation of important areas of the cornea, resulting in a very a...

    Authors: Francisco Cavas-Martínez, Daniel G. Fernández-Pacheco, Dolores Parras, Francisco J. F. Cañavate, Laurent Bataille and Jorge Alió

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 1):161

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  9. Like other scientific fields, such as cosmology, high-energy physics, or even the life sciences, medicine and healthcare face the challenge of an extremely quick transformation into data-driven sciences. This ...

    Authors: Alfredo Vellido, Vicent Ribas, Carles Morales, Adolfo Ruiz Sanmartín and Juan Carlos Ruiz Rodríguez

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 1):135

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  10. Laboratory rats play a critical role in research because they provide a biological model that can be used for evaluating the affectation of diseases and injuries, and for the evaluation of the effectiveness of...

    Authors: S. Ivvan Valdez, Josué González-Sandoval, Sergio Dueñas-Jiménez, Nancy Elizabeth Franco Rodríguez, Sulema Torres-Ramos and Gerardo Mendizabal-Ruiz

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 1):134

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  11. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium which is recognized for its association with hospital-acquired infections and its advanced antibiotic resistance mechanisms. Tuberculosis, one of the major causes of m...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Jingyu Li and Lusheng Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 1):133

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  12. The human activity monitoring technology is one of the most important technologies for ambient assisted living, surveillance-based security, sport and fitness activities, healthcare of elderly people. The acti...

    Authors: Giorgio Biagetti, Paolo Crippa, Laura Falaschetti, Simone Orcioni and Claudio Turchetti

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 1):132

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  13. This paper studies the temporal consistency of health care expenditures in a large state Medicaid program. Predictive machine learning models were used to forecast the expenditures, especially for the high-cos...

    Authors: Chengliang Yang, Chris Delcher, Elizabeth Shenkman and Sanjay Ranka

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 1):131

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  14. Mechanical ventilation is an essential therapy to support critically ill respiratory failure patients. Current standards of care consist of generalised approaches, such as the use of positive end expiratory pr...

    Authors: Vincent J. Major, Yeong Shiong Chiew, Geoffrey M. Shaw and J. Geoffrey Chase

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:169

    Content type: Review

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  15. The main objective of this paper is to develop and test the ability of the Leap Motion controller (LMC) to assess the motor dysfunction in patients with Parkinson disease (PwPD) based on the MDS-UPDRSIII exerc...

    Authors: A. H. Butt, E. Rovini, C. Dolciotti, G. De Petris, P. Bongioanni, M. C. Carboncini and F. Cavallo

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:168

    Content type: Research

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  16. After publication, it was highlighted that the original publication [1] contained a spelling mistake in the first name of Marcelo Gattas. This was incorrectly captured as Marelo Gattass in the original article...

    Authors: Alex M. Santos, Anselmo C. Paiva, Adriana P. M. Santos, Steve A. T. Mpinda, Daniel L. Gomes Jr., Aristófanes C. Silva, Geraldo Braz Jr., João Dallyson S. de Almeida and Marcelo Gattas

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:167

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:160

  17. Biomedical named entity recognition (Bio-NER) is a fundamental task in handling biomedical text terms, such as RNA, protein, cell type, cell line, and DNA. Bio-NER is one of the most elementary and core tasks ...

    Authors: Hye-Jeong Song, Byeong-Cheol Jo, Chan-Young Park, Jong-Dae Kim and Yu-Seop Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):158

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  18. Pressure sensors have been used for sleeping posture detection, which meet privacy requirements. Most of the existing techniques for sleeping posture recognition used force-sensitive resistor (FSR) sensors. Ho...

    Authors: Rong-Shue Hsiao, Tian-Xiang Chen, Mekuanint Agegnehu Bitew, Chun-Hao Kao and Tzu-Yu Li

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):157

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  19. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used in nucleic acid tests of infectious diseases in point-of-care testing. Previous studies have demonstrated real-time PCR that uses a micro-PCR chip made of packing tape, ...

    Authors: Ji-Soo Hwang, Jong-Dae Kim, Yu-Seop Kim, Hye-Jeong Song and Chan-Young Park

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):156

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  20. One of the most important processes in a machine learning-based natural language processing is to represent words. The one-hot representation that has been commonly used has a large size of vector and assumes ...

    Authors: Hye-Jeong Song, Byeong-Hun Yoon, Young-Shin Youn, Chan-Young Park, Jong-Dae Kim and Yu-Seop Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):155

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  21. The significant advancement in the mobile sensing technologies has brought great interests on application development for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). With the advantages of contactlessness data retrieval and...

    Authors: Cheng-Fa Chiang, Fang-Ming Hsu and Kuo-Hui Yeh

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):154

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  22. In this paper, we propose a system for data monitoring and control of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) externally. PCR is a technique for amplifying a desired DNA molecule by repeatedly synthesizing a specific ...

    Authors: Jong-Dae Kim, So-Yeon Lee, Yu-Seop Kim, Hye-Jeong Song and Chan-Young Park

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):153

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  23. Screening test using CA-125 is the most common test for detecting ovarian cancer. However, the level of CA-125 is diverse by variable condition other than ovarian cancer. It has led to misdiagnosis of ovarian ...

    Authors: Hye-Jeong Song, Eun-Suk Yang, Jong-Dae Kim, Chan-Young Park, Min-Sun Kyung and Yu-Seop Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):152

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  24. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a commonly used diagnostic imaging method for coronary artery disease. Virtual histology (VH) characterizes the plaque components into fibrous tissue (FT), fibro-fatty tissue...

    Authors: Ga Young Kim, Ju Hwan Lee, Yoo Na Hwang and Sung Min Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):151

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  25. In general, the image analysis of nucleic acid for detecting DNA is dependent on the gel documentation system. These experiments may deal with harmful staining agents and are time consuming. To address these i...

    Authors: Deuk-Ju Lee, Jong-Dae Kim, Yu-Seop Kim, Hye-Jeong Song and Chan-Young Park

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):150

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  26. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of moxibustion therapy on weight loss, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio in young adult females. An experimental design, 51 Asian females were...

    Authors: Ching-Hsiu Hsieh, Chi-Chuan Tseng, Ju-Yu Shen and Pei-Ying Chuang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):149

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2020 19:6

  27. Dengue fever is a leading cause of severe illness and hospitalization in Taiwan. This study sought to elucidate the linkage between dengue fever incidence and climate factors.

    Authors: Yi-Horng Lai

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):148

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  28. Biological and medical diagnoses depend on high-quality measurements. A wearable device based on Internet of Things (IoT) must be unobtrusive to the human body to encourage users to accept continuous monitorin...

    Authors: Wei-Hua Tang, Wen-Hsien Ho and Yenming J. Chen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):147

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  29. This study estimates atrial repolarization activities (Ta waves), which are typically hidden most of the time from body surface electrocardiography when diagnosing cardiovascular diseases. The morphology of Ta wa...

    Authors: Wei-Hua Tang, Wen-Hsien Ho and Yenming J. Chen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):146

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  30. In the past, manufacture of prosthetic socket by using traditional handmade method not only consumed research time but also required a special assembly approach. Recently, reverse engineering and rapid prototy...

    Authors: Cheung-Hwa Hsu, Chao-Hui Ou, Wei-Lun Hong and Yu-Han Gao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):145

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  31. The accuracy and precision of liquid handling can be altered by several causes including wearing or failure of parts, and human error. The last cause is crucial since point-of-care testing (POCT) devices can b...

    Authors: Chan-Young Park, Jun Yeon, Hye-Jeong Song, Yu-Seop Kim, Ki-Bong Nahm and Jong-Dae Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):144

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  32. Recently, automatic molecular diagnostic devices to extract DNA have been extensively developed using magnetic beads. While various methods can be applied to the control of the beads, the efficiency of the con...

    Authors: Chang-Young Park, Young-Hyun Park, Yu-Seop Kim, Hye-Jeong Song and Jong-Dae Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):143

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  33. Discomfort evoked by stereoscopic depth has been widely concerned. Previous studies have proposed a comfortable disparity range and considered that disparities exceed this range would cause visual discomfort. ...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Liuye Yao, Yuemei Zhao, Lidong Xing, Zhiyu Qian, Weitao Li and Yamin Yang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:166

    Content type: Research

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  34. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) plays an important role in stabilizing translation and rotation of the tibia relative to the femur. ACL injury alters knee kinematics and usually links to the alternation o...

    Authors: Wenbao Wu, Wei Zeng, Limin Ma, Chengzhi Yuan and Yu Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:165

    Content type: Research

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  35. The outermost layer of the tear film consists of a thin lipid layer (LL). The lipid layer serves as a barrier against evaporation of the aqueous component of the tear film. The ability to simultaneously image ...

    Authors: Yuqiang Bai, William Ngo, Boyu Gu, Yuhua Zhang and Jason J. Nichols

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:164

    Content type: Research

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  36. Bubbles formed by acoustic droplet vaporization (ADV) have proven to be an effective method for significant enlargement of the thermal lesions produced by high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). We investiga...

    Authors: Ying Xin, Aili Zhang, Lisa X. Xu and J. Brian Fowlkes

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:163

    Content type: Research

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  37. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative ocular disease that develops by the formation of drusen in the macula region leading to blindness. This condition can be detected automatically by autom...

    Authors: Alex M. Santos, Anselmo C. Paiva, Adriana P. M. Santos, Steve A. T. Mpinda, Daniel L. Gomes Jr., Aristófanes C. Silva, Geraldo Braz Jr., João Dallyson S. de Almeida and Marcelo Gattass

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:160

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:167

  38. Partial hand amputation forms more than 90% of all upper limb amputations. This amputation has a notable effect on the amputee’s life. To improve the quality of life for partial hand amputees different prosthe...

    Authors: Rana Sadeghi Chegani and Carlo Menon

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:159

    Content type: Research

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  39. Rotary blood pumps (RBPs) are the newest generation of ventricular assist devices. Although their continuous flow characteristics have been accepted widely, more and more research has focused on the pulsatile ...

    Authors: Feng Huang, Zhe Gou, Yang Fu and Xiaodong Ruan

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:142

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. In cochlear implants (CI) measuring the electrically evoked compound action potential (ECAP) has become an important tool for verifying the electrode-nerve interface as well as establishing a basis for a map t...

    Authors: Lutz Gärtner, Thomas Lenarz and Andreas Büchner

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:140

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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