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  1. Content type: Research

    Ventricle material properties are difficult to obtain under in vivo conditions and are not readily available in the current literature. It is also desirable to have an initial determination if a patient had an...

    Authors: Longling Fan, Jing Yao, Chun Yang, Zheyang Wu, Di Xu and Dalin Tang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:34

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    Urethral pressure profilometry (UPP) is used in the diagnosis of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) which is a significant medical, social, and economic problem. Low spatial pressure resolution, common occurren...

    Authors: Mario Klünder, Oliver Sawodny, Bastian Amend, Michael Ederer, Alexandra Kelp, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Arnulf Stenzl and Ronny Feuer

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:31

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    Spine magnetic resonance image (MRI) plays a very important role in the diagnosis of various spinal diseases, such as disc degeneration, scoliosis, and osteoporosis. Accurate localization and segmentation of t...

    Authors: Xinjian Zhu, Xuan He, Pin Wang, Qinghua He, Dandan Gao, Jiwei Cheng and Baoming Wu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:32

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    Using of active cardiac medical devices increases steadily. In Europe, there were 183 implants of ICD and 944 implants of PM, 119 of biventricular ICD and 41 of biventricular PM, all per million inhabitants in...

    Authors: Martin Augustynek, David Korpas, Marek Penhaker, Jakub Cvek and Andrea Binarova

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:29

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    Areas with high frequency activity within the atrium are thought to be ‘drivers’ of the rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and ablation of these areas seems to be an effective therapy in eliminat...

    Authors: João L. Salinet, Nicholas Masca, Peter J. Stafford, G. André Ng and Fernando S. Schlindwein

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:28

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  6. Content type: Research

    Optimizing the measurement of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) compliance and treatment efficacy is paramount for patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Compliance knowledge is curren...

    Authors: Damien Leger, Maxime Elbaz, Benoît Piednoir, Amélie Carron and Joëlle Texereau

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:26

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    The objective of this study is to assess standardized histograms of signal intensities of T1 signal and T2 signal on sagittal view without enhancement during (1) acute stage, and (2) convalescence stage of ped...

    Authors: Hongwu Zeng, Wenxian Huang, Feiqiu Wen, Yonker Wang, Yungen Gan, Weibin Zeng, Ranran Chen, Yanxia He, Zaiyi Liu, Changhong Liang and Kelvin K. L. Wong

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:25

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  8. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the biomechanical interactions in endodontically treated tooth implant-supported prosthesis (TISP) with implant system variations under dynamic cyclic loads monitored using the acoustic...

    Authors: Shao-Fu Huang, Wan-Rung Chen and Chun-Li Lin

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:23

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  9. Content type: Research

    Sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder characterized by recurring breathing pauses during sleep caused by a blockage of the upper airway (UA). The altered UA structure or function in OSA speakers has led...

    Authors: Fernando Espinoza-Cuadros, Rubén Fernández-Pozo, Doroteo T. Toledano, José D. Alcázar-Ramírez, Eduardo López-Gonzalo and Luis A. Hernández-Gómez

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:20

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    Currently, the effect of vascular dynamic bending (VDB) has not been fully considered when studying cardiovascular stents’ long-term mechanical properties, as the previous studies about stent’s mechanical prop...

    Authors: Jiang Xu, Jie Yang, Nan Huang, Christopher Uhl, Yihua Zhou and Yaling Liu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:21

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    The biomechanical simulation of the human respiratory system is expected to be a useful tool for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases. Because the deformation of the thorax significantly influen...

    Authors: Guangzhi Zhang, Xian Chen, Junji Ohgi, Toshiro Miura, Akira Nakamoto, Chikanori Matsumura, Seiryo Sugiura and Toshiaki Hisada

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:18

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    Double injection of blood into cisterna magna using a rabbit model results in cerebral vasospasm. An unacceptably high mortality rate tends to limit the application of model. Ultrasound guided puncture can pro...

    Authors: Yongchao Chen, Youzhi Zhu, Yu Zhang, Zixuan Zhang, Juan Lian, Fucheng Luo, Xuefei Deng and Kelvin KL Wong

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:19

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    We have developed an improved pediatric vision screener (PVS) that can reliably detect central fixation, eye alignment and focus. The instrument identifies risk factors for amblyopia, namely eye misalignment a...

    Authors: Boris I. Gramatikov, Kristina Irsch, Yi-Kai Wu and David L. Guyton

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:15

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  14. Content type: Research

    Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of female-specific cancer-related deaths after breast cancer, especially in developing countries. However, the incidence of the disease may be significantly decrease...

    Authors: Meng Zhao, Aiguo Wu, Jingjing Song, Xuguo Sun and Na Dong

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:14

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    Patient-specific modelling in clinical studies requires a realistic simulation to be performed within a reasonable computational time. The aim of this study was to develop simple but realistic outflow boundar...

    Authors: Yoshihito Ohhara, Marie Oshima, Toshinori Iwai, Hiroaki Kitajima, Yasuharu Yajima, Kenji Mitsudo, Absy Krdy and Iwai Tohnai

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:16

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    Anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is considered as the weakest ankle ligament that is most prone to injuries. Ultrasound imaging with its portable, non-invasive and non-ionizing radiation nature is increasi...

    Authors: Vedpal Singh, Irraivan Elamvazuthi, Varun Jeoti, John George, Akshya Swain and Dileep Kumar

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:13

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  17. Content type: Research

    In the process of bone defective reparation and engineered bone tissue construction, osteoblasts are adhered to the surface of the scaffold materials and impart the external mechanical load to the osteoblasts....

    Authors: Li Ruixin, Li Dong, Zhao Bin, Li Hao, Leng Xue, Shi Caihong, Su Weihua, Qin Xiaoli, Yuan Yinghai, An Weining and Zhang Xizheng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:12

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  18. Content type: Research

    Preservation of the hepatic vessels while dividing the parenchyma is key to achieving safe liver resection in a timely manner. In this study, we assessed the feasibility of a newly developed, piezo actuator-d...

    Authors: Chikashi Nakanishi, Toru Nakano, Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Chiaki Sato, Masato Yamada, Naoki Kawagishi, Teiji Tominaga and Noriaki Ohuchi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:9

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  19. Content type: Research

    Extremely low frequency pulsed magnetic fields (ELFPMF) have been shown to induce Faraday currents and measurable effects on biological systems. A kind of very high frequency electromagnetic field was reported...

    Authors: Feijiang Li, Tao Lei, Kangning Xie, Xiaoming Wu, Chi Tang, Maogang Jiang, Juan Liu, Erping Luo and Guanghao Shen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:8

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  20. Content type: Research

    The heartbeat is fundamental cardiac activity which is straightforwardly detected with a variety of measurement techniques for analyzing physiological signals. Unfortunately, unexpected noise or contaminated s...

    Authors: Taegyun Jeon, Jongmin Yu, Witold Pedrycz, Moongu Jeon, Boreom Lee and Byeongcheol Lee

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:7

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  21. Content type: Research

    Almost all promising non-invasive foetal ECG extraction methods involve accurately determining maternal ECG R-wave peaks. However, it is not easy to robustly detect accurate R-wave peaks of the maternal ECG co...

    Authors: Qiong Yu, Qun Guan, Ping Li, Tie-Bing Liu, Xiao-Lin Huang, Ying Zhao, Hong-Xing Liu and Yuan-Qing Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:4

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  22. Content type: Research

    CADe and CADx systems for the detection and diagnosis of lung cancer have been important areas of research in recent decades. However, these areas are being worked on separately. CADe systems do not present th...

    Authors: Macedo Firmino, Giovani Angelo, Higor Morais, Marcel R. Dantas and Ricardo Valentim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:2

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  23. Content type: Research

    A new non-linear approach was applied to calculate the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) using multigated acquisition (MUGA) images.

    Authors: Shih-Neng Yang, Shung-Shung Sun, Geoffrey Zhang, Kuei-Ting Chou, Shih-Wen Lo, Yu-Rou Chiou, Fang-Jing Li and Tzung-Chi Huang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:119

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  24. Content type: Research

    Implantation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes is a landmark therapy for movement disorders and some mental conditions. Compared to conventional platinum–iridium (Pt–Ir) electrodes, carbon nanotube ya...

    Authors: Yi Guo, Wanru Duan, Chao Ma, Changqing Jiang, Yikuan Xie, Hongwei Hao, Renzhi Wang and Luming Li

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:118

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  25. Content type: Research

    Nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) has been used in blind fluorescence unmixing for multispectral in-vivo fluorescence imaging, which decomposes a mixed source data into a set of constituent fluorescence s...

    Authors: Shaosen Huang, Yong Zhao and Binjie Qin

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:116

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  26. Content type: Research

    Forceful activities of the wrist were considered to be a risk factor for the epicondylitis. However, there are still conflicting evidence concerning work-relatedness of epicondylitis. The main problem is that ...

    Authors: Yuichi Yoshii, Hiroshi Yuine, Ohashi Kazuki, Wen-lin Tung and Tomoo Ishii

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:115

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  27. Content type: Research

    The following article describes the concept of optical measurement of blood volume in ventricular assist devices (VAD’s) of the pulsatile type. The paper presents the current state of art in blood volume measu...

    Authors: Grzegorz Konieczny, Tadeusz Pustelny, Maciej Setkiewicz and Maciej Gawlikowski

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:113

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  28. Content type: Research

    Cell-to-cell interactions are complex processes that involve physical interactions, chemical binding, and biological signaling pathways. Identification of the functions of special signaling pathway in cell-to-...

    Authors: Xue Gou, Ran Wang, Stephen S. Y. Lam, Jundi Hou, Anskar Y. H. Leung and Dong Sun

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:114

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  29. Content type: Research

    Gait analysis for therapy regimen prescription and monitoring requires patients to physically access clinics with specialized equipment. The timely availability of such infrastructure at the right frequency is...

    Authors: Saeid Motiian, Paola Pergami, Keegan Guffey, Corrie A Mancinelli and Gianfranco Doretto

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:112

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  30. Content type: Research

    Phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) is used clinically for quantitative assessment of cardiovascular flow and function, as it is capable of providing directly-measured 3D velocity maps. Alternat...

    Authors: Vinicius C. Rispoli, Jon F. Nielsen, Krishna S. Nayak and Joao L. A. Carvalho

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:110

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  31. Content type: Research

    Microelectrode array (MEA) devices are frequently used in neural circuit studies, especially in retinal prosthesis. For a high throughput stimulation and recording paradigm, it is desirable to obtain the respo...

    Authors: Frank Yang, Chung-Hua Yang, Fu-Min Wang, Ya-Ting Cheng, Chih-Ciao Teng, Li-Jen Lee, Chang-Hao Yang and Long-Sheng Fan

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:109

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  32. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to provide better insights into the cerebral perfusion patterns and collateral mechanism of the circle of Willis (CoW) under anatomical and pathological variations.

    Authors: Guangyu Zhu, Qi Yuan, Jian Yang and Joon Hock Yeo

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:107

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  33. Content type: Research

    This work deals with copyright protection of digital images, an issue that needs protection of intellectual property rights. It is an important issue with a large number of medical images interchanged on the I...

    Authors: N. Aherrahrou and H. Tairi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:108

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  34. Content type: Research

    In biomechanical studies Optical Motion Capture Systems (OMCS) are considered the gold standard for determining the orientation and the position (pose) of an object in a global reference frame. However, the us...

    Authors: Angelo Maria Sabatini, Gabriele Ligorio and Andrea Mannini

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:106

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  35. Content type: Research

    Although various alterative models of therapy are used for cartilage repair, no definite conclusion has been reached. Glucosamine (GlcN) is widely used as a nutritional supplement. However, the clinical- evide...

    Authors: Nai-Jen Chang, Yi-Ting Lin, Chih-Chan Lin, Hsueh-Chun Wang, Horng-Chaung Hsu and Ming-Long Yeh

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:105

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  36. Content type: Research

    The robotics-assisted tilt table (RATT), including actuators for tilting and cyclical leg movement, is used for rehabilitation of severely disabled neurological patients. Following further engineering developm...

    Authors: Jittima Saengsuwan, Tobias Nef, Marco Laubacher and Kenneth J. Hunt

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2015 14:104

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