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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431822/detecting-bursts-in-the-eeg-of-very-and-extremely-premature-infants-using-a-multi-feature-approach
#1
John M O'Toole, Geraldine B Boylan, Rhodri O Lloyd, Robert M Goulding, Sampsa Vanhatalo, Nathan J Stevenson
AIM: To develop a method that segments preterm EEG into bursts and inter-bursts by extracting and combining multiple EEG features. METHODS: Two EEG experts annotated bursts in individual EEG channels for 36 preterm infants with gestational age < 30 weeks. The feature set included spectral, amplitude, and frequency-weighted energy features. Using a consensus annotation, feature selection removed redundant features and a support vector machine combined features...
April 18, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416198/engineering-human-renal-epithelial-cells-for-transplantation-in-regenerative-medicine
#2
Vita Manzoli, David C Colter, Sridevi Dhanaraj, Alessia Fornoni, Camillo Ricordi, Antonello Pileggi, Alice A Tomei
Cellular transplantation may treat several human diseases by replacing damaged cells and/or providing a local source of trophic factors promoting regeneration. We utilized human renal epithelial cells (hRECs) isolated from cadaveric donors as a cell model. For efficacious implementation of hRECs for treatment of kidney diseases, we evaluated a novel encapsulation strategy for immunoisolation of hRECs and lentiviral transduction of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) as model gene for genetic engineering of hRECs to secrete desired trophic factors...
April 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408158/validity-of-the-activpal3-activity-monitor-in-people-moderately-affected-by-multiple-sclerosis
#3
E H Coulter, L Miller, S McCorkell, C McGuire, K Algie, J Freeman, B Weller, P G Mattison, A McConnachie, O Wu, L Paul
Walking is the primary form of physical activity performed by people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), therefore it is important to ensure the validity of tools employed to measure walking activity. The aim of this study was to assess the criterion validity of the activPAL3 activity monitor during overground walking in people with MS. Validity of the activPAL3 accelerometer was compared to video observation in 20 people moderately affected by MS. Participants walked 20-30m twice along a straight quiet corridor at a comfortable speed...
April 10, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408157/microsoft-kinect-can-distinguish-differences-in-over-ground-gait-between-older-persons-with-and-without-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Moataz Eltoukhy, Christopher Kuenze, Jeonghoon Oh, Marco Jacopetti, Savannah Wooten, Joseph Signorile
Gait patterns differ between healthy elders and those with Parkinson's disease (PD). A simple, low-cost clinical tool that can evaluate kinematic differences between these populations would be invaluable diagnostically; since gait analysis in a clinical setting is impractical due to cost and technical expertise. This study investigated the between group differences between the Kinect and a 3D movement analysis system (BTS) and reported validity and reliability of the Kinect v2 sensor for gait analysis. Nineteen subjects participated, eleven without (C) and eight with PD (PD)...
April 10, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373015/penetration-of-inhaled-aerosols-in-the-bronchial-tree
#5
Antonio F Miguel
It has long been recognized that the pattern of particle deposition in the respiratory tree affects how far aerosols penetrate into the deeper zones of the arterial tree, and hence contribute to either their pathogenic potential or therapeutic benefit. In this paper, we introduce an anatomically-inspired model of the human respiratory tree featuring the generations 0-7 in the Weibel model of respiratory tree (i.e., the conducting zone). This model is used to study experimentally the dynamics of inhaled aerosol particles (0...
March 31, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373014/the-combyn%C3%A2-ecg-adding-haemodynamic-and-fluid-leads-for-the-ecg-part-ii-prediction-of-total-body-water-tbw-extracellular-fluid-ecf-ecf-overload-fat-mass-fm-and-dry-appendicular-muscle-mass-appmm
#6
Falko Skrabal, Georg P Pichler, Mathias Penatzer, Johannes Steinbichl, Anna-Katharina Hanserl, Alfred Leis, Herbert Loibner
Simultaneous with a 12 channel ECG, body composition was analysed by segmental multi-frequency impedance analysis in 101 healthy subjects and in 118 patients with chronic heart failure (CHF, n= 40), chronic renal failure with haemodialysis (HD, n= 20), and miscellaneous internal diseases (n= 58). Whole body DXA and sodium bromide dilution were used as reference methods for total body water (TBW), extracellular fluid (ECF), appendicular muscle mass (AppMM) and fat mass (FM). Empirical prediction equations were developed in a randomized evaluation sample and then evaluated in unknowns...
March 31, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373013/effects-of-socket-size-on-metrics-of-socket-fit-in-trans-tibial-prosthesis-users
#7
Joan E Sanders, Robert T Youngblood, Brian J Hafner, John C Cagle, Jake B McLean, Christian B Redd, Colin R Dietrich, Marcia A Ciol, Katheryn J Allyn
The purpose of this research was to conduct a preliminary effort to identify quantitative metrics to distinguish a good socket from an oversized socket in people with trans-tibial amputation. Results could be used to inform clinical practices related to socket replacement. A cross-over study was conducted on community ambulators (K-level 3 or 4) with good residual limb sensation. Participants were each provided with two sockets, a duplicate of their as-prescribed socket and a modified socket that was enlarged or reduced by 1...
March 31, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373012/prediction-of-damage-formation-in-hip-arthroplasties-by-finite-element-analysis-using-computed-tomography-images
#8
Abdul Halim Abdullah, Mitsugu Todo, Yasuharu Nakashima
Femoral bone fracture is one of the main causes for the failure of hip arthroplasties (HA). Being subjected to abrupt and high impact forces in daily activities may lead to complex loading configuration such as bending and sideway falls. The objective of this study is to predict the risk of femoral bone fractures in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and resurfacing hip arthroplasty (RHA). A computed tomography (CT) based on finite element analysis was conducted to demonstrate damage formation in a three dimensional model of HAs...
March 31, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373011/validation-of-a-new-multiscale-finite-element-analysis-approach-at-the-distal-radius
#9
Joshua E Johnson, Karen L Troy
High-resolution peripheral computed tomography is commonly used to evaluate mechanical behavior of the distal radius microstructure using micro-finite element (FE) modeling. However, only a 9mm section is considered and boundary conditions (BCs) are usually simplified (platen-compression), and may not represent physiologic loading. Regardless, these methods are increasingly being used for clinical evaluations. Our goal was to develop and validate a novel multiscale solution that allows for physiologically relevant loading simulations (such as bracing during a fall), and show that mechanical behavior in the distal radius is different under platen BCs...
March 31, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363767/time-scaling-based-sliding-mode-control-for-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-under-uncertain-relative-degrees
#10
Tiago Roux Oliveira, Luiz Rennó Costa, João Marcos Yamasaki Catunda, Alexandre Visintainer Pino, William Barbosa, Márcio Nogueira de Souza
This paper addresses the application of the sliding mode approach to control the arm movements by artificial recruitment of muscles using Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). Such a technique allows the activation of motor nerves using surface electrodes. The goal of the proposed control system is to move the upper limbs of subjects through electrical stimulation to achieve a desired elbow angular displacement. Since the human neuro-motor system has individual characteristics, being time-varying, nonlinear and subject to uncertainties, the use of advanced robust control schemes may represent a better solution than classical Proportional-Integral (PI) controllers and model-based approaches, being simpler than more sophisticated strategies using fuzzy logic or neural networks usually applied in this control problem...
March 28, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341568/a-mathematical-method-for-precisely-calculating-the-radiographic-angles-of-the-cup-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
#11
LETTER
Brian Derbyshire
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March 21, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325539/n2-gas-egress-from-patients-airways-during-ln2-spray-cryotherapy
#12
John P O'Connor, Brian M Hanley, Thomas I Mulcahey, Ellen E Sheets, Kacey W Shuey
Spray cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen (LN2) is a general surgical tool used to ablate benign or malignant lesions. Adequate egress of the gaseous nitrogen (N2) generated during this process must be provided for safe use when LN2 is used within the body rather than topically. When delivered to either the gastrointestinal tract (requiring active venting via a suction tube) or body cavities open to room barometric pressure (such as lung airways) allowing for passive venting, the N2 gas generated from the boiling process must be evacuated...
March 18, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318949/wing-augmentation-reduces-femoral-head-cutting-out-of-dynamic-hip-screw
#13
Chih-Yu Chen, Shu-Wei Huang, Jui-Sheng Sun, Shin-Yiing Lin, Chih-Sheng Yu, Hsu-Pin Pan, Ping-Hung Lin, Fan-Chun Hsieh, Yang-Hwei Tsuang, Feng-Huei Lin, Rong-Sen Yang, Cheng-Kung Cheng
The dynamic hip screw (DHS) is commonly used in the treatment of femoral intertrochanteric fracture with high satisfactory results. However, post-operative failure does occur and result in poor prognosis. The most common failure is femoral head varus collapse, followed by lag screw cut-out through the femoral head. In this study, a novel-designed DHS with two supplemental horizontal blades was used to improve the fixation stability. In this study, nine convention DHS and 9 Orthopaedic Device Research Center (ODRC) DHSs were tested in this study...
March 17, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318948/comparative-assessment-of-intrinsic-mechanical-stimuli-on-knee-cartilage-and-compressed-agarose-constructs
#14
A Completo, C Bandeiras, F Fonseca
A well-established cue for improving the properties of tissue-engineered cartilage is mechanical stimulation. However, the explicit ranges of mechanical stimuli that correspond to favorable metabolic outcomes are elusive. Usually, these outcomes have only been associated with the applied strain and frequency, an oversimplification that can hide the fundamental relationship between the intrinsic mechanical stimuli and the metabolic outcomes. This highlights two important key issues: the firstly is related to the evaluation of the intrinsic mechanical stimuli of native cartilage; the second, assuming that the intrinsic mechanical stimuli will be important, deals with the ability to replicate them on the tissue-engineered constructs...
March 17, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292655/a-one-dimensional-arterial-network-model-for-bypass-graft-assessment
#15
A R Ghigo, S Abou Taam, X Wang, P-Y Lagrée, J-M Fullana
We propose an arterial network model based on one-dimensional hemodynamic equations to study the behavior of different vascular surgical bypass grafts in the case of an arterial occlusive pathology: a stenosis of the Right Iliac artery. We investigate the performances of three different bypass grafts (Aorto-Femoral, Axillo-Femoral and cross-over Femoral) depending on the degree of obstruction of the stenosis. Numerical simulations show that all bypass grafts are efficient since we retrieve in each case the healthy hemodynamics downstream of the stenosed region while ensuring at the same time a global healthy circulation...
March 11, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291699/in-silico-investigation-of-cornea-deformation-during-irrigation-aspiration-in-phacoemulsification-in-cataract-surgery
#16
Dariush Bayatpour, Omid Abouali, Alireza Ghaffarieh, Goodarz Ahmadi
To analyze the stress, strain and displacement of the human cornea under the action of negative intraocular pressure, which occurs during phacoemulsification in cataract surgery, a multidisciplinary approach including biomedical engineering, solid mechanics, numerical analysis, and fluid dynamics was used. Fluid-structure interaction method was implemented using 3-dimensional nonlinear finite element analysis of cornea tissue in conjunction with CFD analysis of anterior chamber fluid flow to study the deformation of the cornea under negative gage pressure during irrigation and aspiration (I/A)...
March 10, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285881/finite-element-analysis-of-the-amputated-lower-limb-a-systematic-review-and-recommendations
#17
REVIEW
A S Dickinson, J W Steer, P R Worsley
The care and rehabilitation of individuals after lower limb amputation presents a substantial and growing socioeconomic challenge. Clinical outcome is closely linked to successful functional rehabilitation with a prosthetic limb, which depends upon comfortable prosthetic limb - residual limb load transfer. Despite early interest in the 1980s, the amputated limb has received considerably less attention in computational biomechanical analysis than other subjects, such as arthroplasty. This systematic literature review investigates the state of the art in residual limb finite element analysis published since 2000...
March 9, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284572/an-articulated-ankle-foot-orthosis-with-adjustable-plantarflexion-resistance-dorsiflexion-resistance-and-alignment-a-pilot-study-on-mechanical-properties-and-effects-on-stroke-hemiparetic-gait
#18
Toshiki Kobayashi, Michael S Orendurff, Grace Hunt, Lucas S Lincoln, Fan Gao, Nicholas LeCursi, K Bo Foreman
Mechanical properties of an articulated ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) are closely related to gait performance in individuals post-stroke. This paper presents a pilot study on the mechanical properties of a novel articulated AFO with adjustable plantarflexion resistance, dorsiflexion resistance and alignment, and its effect on ankle and knee joint kinematics and kinetics in an individual post-stroke during gait. The mechanical properties of the AFO were quantified. Gait analysis was performed using a 3D motion capture system with a split-belt instrumented treadmill under 12 different settings of the mechanical properties of the AFO [i...
March 8, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284571/dynamic-mechanical-analysis-to-assess-viscoelasticity-of-liver-tissue-in-a-rat-model-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#19
Xinyu Zhang, Xuehua Gao, Pengpeng Zhang, Yanrong Guo, Haoming Lin, Xianfen Diao, Yingxia Liu, Changfeng Dong, Yaxin Hu, Siping Chen, Xin Chen
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder in both developed and developing countries. A noninvasive method of detecting early stage NAFLD and distinguishing non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) from simple steatosis (SS) would be useful. The over-accumulation of fat in hepatocytes alters the physical microstructure and chemical contents of the liver tissue. This study included dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) testing on liver samples from a rat model of NAFLD to determine whether the tissue shows any significant changes in viscoelasticity due to the histological changes...
March 8, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259614/effect-of-vibration-frequency-on-biopsy-needle-insertion-force
#20
Lei Tan, Xuemei Qin, Qinhe Zhang, Hongcai Zhang, Hongjian Dong, Tuodang Guo, Guowei Liu
Needle insertion is critical in many clinical medicine procedures, such as biopsy, brachytherapy, and injection therapy. A platform with two degrees of freedom was set up to study the effect of vibration frequency on needle insertion force. The gel phantom deformation at the needle cutting edge and the Voigt model are utilized to develop a dynamic model to explain the relationship between the insertion force and needle-tip velocity. The accuracy of this model was verified by performing needle insertions into phantom gel...
March 1, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
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