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  1. Content type: Research

    Magnetic fields may potentially interfere with the function of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices. Sterile magnetic drapes used to hold surgical instruments are often placed on the patient’s thorax,...

    Authors: Valerie Zaphiratos, Hubert Chiasson, Pierre Drolet, Bruno Benzaquen, Jacques Lapointe and Louis-Philippe Fortier

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:83

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    Blood oxygen saturation of vein (SvO2) is an important clinical parameter for patient monitoring. However, the existing clinical methods are invasive, expensive, which are also painful for patients.

    Authors: Xu Zhang, Meimei Zhang, Shengkun Zheng, Liqi Wang and Jilun Ye

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:84

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    Several studies have estimated the potential economic and social impact of the mHealth development. Considering the latest study by Institute for Healthcare Informatics, more than 165.000 apps of health and me...

    Authors: Guillermo Molina Recio, Laura García-Hernández, Rafael Molina Luque and Lorenzo Salas-Morera

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 1):77

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  4. Content type: Research

    Brain-computer interfacing (BCI) applications based on the classification of electroencephalographic (EEG) signals require solving high-dimensional pattern classification problems with such a relatively small ...

    Authors: Julio Ortega, Javier Asensio-Cubero, John Q. Gan and Andrés Ortiz

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 1):73

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    The provision of health and wellness care is undergoing an enormous transformation. A key element of this revolution consists in prioritizing prevention and proactivity based on the analysis of people’s conduc...

    Authors: Oresti Banos, Muhammad Bilal Amin, Wajahat Ali Khan, Muhammad Afzal, Maqbool Hussain, Byeong Ho Kang and Sungyong Lee

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 1):76

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  6. Content type: Research

    One of the main challenges in modern science is the amount of data produced by the experimental work; it is difficult to store, organize and share the scientific data and to extract the wealth of knowledge. Ex...

    Authors: Petr Cisar, Dmytro Soloviov, Antonin Barta, Jan Urban and Dalibor Stys

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 1):74

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  7. Content type: Research

    Aligning multiple sequences arises in many tasks in Bioinformatics. However, the alignments produced by the current software packages are highly dependent on the parameters setting, such as the relative import...

    Authors: Maryam Abbasi, Luís Paquete and Francisco B. Pereira

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 1):70

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  8. Content type: Research

    A challenging problem in current systems biology is that of parameter inference in biological pathways expressed as coupled ordinary differential equations (ODEs). Conventional methods that repeatedly numerica...

    Authors: Benn Macdonald, Mu Niu, Simon Rogers, Maurizio Filippone and Dirk Husmeier

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 1):80

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  9. Content type: Research

    In this paper a new approach is applied to the area of marketing research. The aim of this paper is to recognize how brain activity responds during the visualization of short video advertisements using discret...

    Authors: Luis M. Soria Morillo, Juan A. Alvarez-Garcia, Luis Gonzalez-Abril and Juan A. Ortega Ramírez

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 1):75

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  10. Content type: Research

    This PATRICIA research project is about using pet robots to reduce pain and anxiety in hospitalized children. The study began 2 years ago and it is believed that the advances made in this project are significa...

    Authors: Ferran Larriba, Cristóbal Raya, Cecilio Angulo, Jordi Albo-Canals, Marta Díaz and Roger Boldú

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 1):72

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  11. Content type: Research

    Hydrocephalus is a medical condition consisting of an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain. A catheter is inserted in one of the brain ventricles and then connected to an external val...

    Authors: Ángel Giménez, Marcelo Galarza, Olga Pellicer, José Valero and José M. Amigó

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15(Suppl 1):71

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  12. Content type: Research

    There is a lack of understanding of the morphological characteristics of the cartilage-bone interface. Materials that are currently being used in tissue engineering do not adequately support the regeneration o...

    Authors: Weiguo Bian, Qin Lian, Dichen Li, Jin Wang, Weijie Zhang, Zhongmin Jin and Yusheng Qiu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:82

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    We evaluated the Bovine hydroxyapatite (BHA) structure. BHA powder was admixed with 5 and 10 wt% natural pumice (NP). Compression strength, Vickers micro hardness, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scan...

    Authors: Baran Komur, Tim Lohse, Hatice Merve Can, Gulnar Khalilova, Zeynep Nur Geçimli, Mehmet Onur Aydoğdu, Cevriye Kalkandelen, George E. Stan, Yesim Muge Sahin, Ahmed Zeki Sengil, Mediha Suleymanoglu, Serap Erdem Kuruca, Faik Nuzhet Oktar, Serdar Salman, Nazmi Ekren, Anton Ficai…

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:81

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  14. Content type: Research

    People with internet addiction (IA) suffer from mental, physical, social, and occupational problems. IA includes psychological and physiological syndromes, and among the syndromes, emotion was suggested import...

    Authors: Dai-Ling Hsieh and Tzu-Chien Hsiao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:69

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  15. Content type: Research

    The mechanism underlying atherosclerotic ischemic events within the middle cerebral artery (MCA) is unclear. High structural stress induced by blood pressure might be a potential aetiology as plaque rupture oc...

    Authors: Yuanliang Jiang, Wenjia Peng, Zhongzhao Teng, Jonathan H. Gillard, Bo Hong, Qi Liu and Jianping Lu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:67

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  16. Content type: Research

    In order to reduce the radiation dose of CT (computed tomography), compressed sensing theory has been a hot topic since it provides the possibility of a high quality recovery from the sparse sampling data. Rec...

    Authors: Cheng Zhang, Tao Zhang, Ming Li, Chengtao Peng, Zhaobang Liu and Jian Zheng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:66

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  17. Content type: Research

    Multi-channel recording of surface electromyographyic (EMG) signals is very likely to be contaminated by electrocardiographic (ECG) interference, specifically when the surface electrode is placed on muscles cl...

    Authors: Maoqi Chen, Xu Zhang, Xiang Chen, Mingxing Zhu, Guanglin Li and Ping Zhou

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:65

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  18. Content type: Research

    In the activated sludge process, problems of filamentous bulking and foaming can occur due to overgrowth of certain filamentous bacteria. Nowadays, these microorganisms are typically monitored by means of ligh...

    Authors: Philipe A. Dias, Thiemo Dunkel, Diego A. S. Fajado, Erika de León Gallegos, Martin Denecke, Philipp Wiedemann, Fabio K. Schneider and Hajo Suhr

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:64

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  19. Content type: Research

    Corneal tensile strain increases if the cornea becomes thin or if intraocular pressure increases. However, the effects of mechanical stress on extracellular matrix (ECM) remodelling in the corneal repair proce...

    Authors: Pengfei Feng, Xiaona Li, Weiyi Chen, Chengxing Liu, Shuo Rong, Xiaojun Wang and Genlai Du

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:63

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  20. Content type: Research

    Robot-based joint-testing systems (RJTS) can be used to perform unconstrained laxity tests, measuring the stiffness of a degree of freedom (DOF) of the joint at a fixed flexion angle while allowing the other D...

    Authors: Hong-Jung Hsieh, Chih-Chung Hu, Tung-Wu Lu, Hsuan-Lun Lu, Mei-Ying Kuo, Chien-Chung Kuo and Horng-Chaung Hsu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:62

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  21. Content type: Review

    Pre-impact fall detection has been proposed to be an effective fall prevention strategy. In particular, it can help activate on-demand fall injury prevention systems (e.g. inflatable hip protectors) prior to f...

    Authors: Xinyao Hu and Xingda Qu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:61

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  22. Content type: Research

    Intra-Body Communication (IBC), which utilizes the human body as the transmission medium to transmit signal, is a potential communication technique for the physiological data transfer among the sensors of remo...

    Authors: Xi Mei Chen, Sio Hang Pun, Jian Feng Zhao, Peng Un Mak, Bo Dong Liang and Mang I. Vai

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:60

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  23. Content type: Research

    The photo-thermal effect has been hypothesised to be one of the most possible biophysical mechanisms for laser-cochlea stimulation. However, there is a lack of studies to date for direct assessing laser heatin...

    Authors: Kaiyin Zhang, Yulong Zhang, Ji Li and Qiuling Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:59

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  24. Content type: Research

    Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery offers several advantages compared with open surgery and conventional minimally invasive surgery. However, one issue that needs to be resolved is a collision between the rob...

    Authors: Myungjoon Kim, Chiwon Lee, Woo Jung Park, Yun Suhk Suh, Han Kwang Yang, H. Jin Kim and Sungwan Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:58

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  25. Content type: Research

    Denoising is the primary preprocessing step for subsequent application of MRI. However, most commonly-used patch-based denoising methods are heavily dependent on the degree of patch matching. Due to the large ...

    Authors: Xi Wu, Zhipeng Yang, Jing Peng and Jiliu Zhou

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:54

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  26. Content type: Book review

    This article is a review of the book “Biomagnetics: Principles and Applications of Biomagnetic Stimulation and Imaging” (ISBN 978-1-4822-3920-1, 343 pages) edited by Shoogo Ueno and Masaki Sekino published by ...

    Authors: Pere J. Riu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:55

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  27. Content type: Research

    Laryngo-pharyngeal mechano-sensitivity (LPMS) is involved in dysphagia, sleep apnea, stroke, irritable larynx syndrome and cough hypersensitivity syndrome among other disorders. These conditions are associated...

    Authors: Luis F. Giraldo-Cadavid, Luis Mauricio Agudelo-Otalora, Javier Burguete, Mario Arbulu, William Daniel Moscoso, Fabio Martínez, Andrés Felipe Ortiz, Juan Diaz, Jaime A. Pantoja, Andrés Felipe Rueda-Arango and Secundino Fernández

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:52

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  28. Content type: Research

    Accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement depends on the reliability of oscillometric cuff pressure pulses (OscP) and Korotkoff sounds (KorS) for automated oscillometric and manual techniques. It has been widel...

    Authors: Diliang Chen, Fei Chen, Alan Murray and Dingchang Zheng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:53

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  29. Content type: Research

    Reconstruction of patient-specific biomechanical model of intracranial aneurysm has been based on different imaging modalities. However, different imaging techniques may influence the model geometry and the co...

    Authors: Yuan Ren, Guo-Zhong Chen, Zhen Liu, Yan Cai, Guang-Ming Lu and Zhi-Yong Li

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:50

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  30. Content type: Research

    Pulmonary nodules in computerized tomography (CT) images are potential manifestations of lung cancer. Segmentation of potential nodule objects is the first necessary and crucial step in computer-aided detectio...

    Authors: Bin Li, QingLin Chen, Guangming Peng, Yuanxing Guo, Kan Chen, LianFang Tian, Shanxing Ou and Lifei Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:49

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  31. Content type: Research

    Stress calculations in atherosclerotic coronary vulnerable plaques can aid in predicting coronary cap rupture. In vivo plaque geometry and composition of coronary arteries can merely be obtained via intravascu...

    Authors: Annette M. Kok, Lambert Speelman, Renu Virmani, Antonius F. W. van der Steen, Frank J. H. Gijsen and Jolanda J. Wentzel

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:48

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  32. Content type: Research

    Colour is the most important feature used in quantitative immunohistochemistry (IHC) image analysis; IHC is used to provide information relating to aetiology and to confirm malignancy.

    Authors: Jie Shu, G. E. Dolman, Jiang Duan, Guoping Qiu and Mohammad Ilyas

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:46

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  33. Content type: Research

    Electrogram-guided ablation procedures have been proposed as an alternative strategy consisting of either mapping and ablating focal sources or targeting complex fractionated electrograms in atrial fibrillatio...

    Authors: Andres Orozco-Duque, John Bustamante and German Castellanos-Dominguez

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:44

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  34. Content type: Research

    A biofeedback-based balance training system can be used to provide the compromised sensory information to subjects in order to retrain their sensorimotor function. In this study, the design and evaluation of t...

    Authors: Muhammad Raheel Afzal, Min-Kyun Oh, Hye Young Choi and Jungwon Yoon

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:42

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  35. Content type: Research

    Recently, two-dimensional techniques have been successfully employed for compressing surface electromyographic (SEMG) records as images, through the use of image and video encoders. Such schemes usually provid...

    Authors: Wheidima Carneiro de Melo, Eddie Batista de Lima Filho and Waldir Sabino da Silva Júnior

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:41

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  36. Content type: Research

    Accurate segmentation of anatomical structures in medical images is a critical step in the development of computer assisted intervention systems. However, complex image conditions, such as intensity inhomogene...

    Authors: Kuanquan Wang and Chao Ma

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:39

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  37. Content type: Research

    Patient-specific simulations can provide insight into the mechanics of cardiovascular procedures. Amongst cardiovascular devices, non-compliant balloons are used in several minimally invasive procedures, such ...

    Authors: Benedetta Biffi, Giorgia M. Bosi, Valentina Lintas, Rod Jones, Spyros Tzamtzis, Gaetano Burriesci, Francesco Migliavacca, Andrew M. Taylor, Silvia Schievano and Giovanni Biglino

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:37

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  38. Content type: Research

    Dominant frequency (DF) analysis of atrial electrograms has become an important method in characterizing atrial fibrillation (AF). As a classic method, Botteron’s approach is widely used in the preprocessing o...

    Authors: Wenhai Li, Cuiwei Yang, Yanlei Wang, Dexi Wang, Ying Chen and Zhong Wu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:38

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  39. Content type: Research

    Electroporation-based applications require multidisciplinary expertise and collaboration of experts with different professional backgrounds in engineering and science. Beginning in 2003, an international scien...

    Authors: Selma Čorović, Samo Mahnič-Kalamiza and Damijan Miklavčič

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2016 15:36

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