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Dimaraki, Angeliki (author)
The use of allografts for the treatment of critical size cartilage defects holds disadvantages including the limited number of donors and the compromised chondrocyte viability. These limitations have prompted researchers to explore different options, such as cartilage engineering. Bioprinting, a promising tissue engineering technique, could be...
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de Wit, Jesse (author)
Background: Last decades myoelectric prostheses have become more usable, functional and reliable. Yet, the cost of myoelectric upper limb prostheses are still a hindering factor of widespread usage of the prostheses. In developing countries, where the demand for prostheses is relatively higher, commercial myoelectric prostheses are out of reach...
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Wu, Lian (author)
Sports injury has long been causing concern to the athlete’s performance, financial aspect, and psychological impact. This is even more prominent in recent years as sports become more widely available o the mass population. Reducing the chances of athletes experiencing injuries not allows them to maintain optimal performance during training and...
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Guru Dutt, Abhilash (author)
Dengue disease is a mosquito borne viral fever widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The incidence of the disease has rapidly grown over the last decade. There is no specific course of medication to treat dengue. But determining the intensity of fluid leakage is essential in managing the progression of the disease....
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Skrekas, Vassilis (author)
The field of active implantable medical devices (IMDs) has made huge steps forward in the last years. IMDs are used today for the treatment of previously untreatable conditions as well as the continuous monitoring of the health of patients. The field, where active IMDs have been the most successful, is the field of neurological conditions, on...
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Posner, Noah (author), Stefanidi, Andrei (author), Hanhart, Jasmijn (author), Thakoerdajal, Dinesh (author)
Laparoscopy was shown to be highly effective in improving patients healthcare outcomes in comparison to traditional open surgery, ensuring faster healing, reduced scarring of the tissue and reduced pain. Laparoscopy has a great technological complexity, causing difficulties which make it of great interest to the engineering community. This...
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Adank, Marloes (author)
Objective: Recent studies have suggested an association between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline. Yet, the underlying mechanism explaining this relation remains unknown. In this regard, several studies investigated gray matter (GM) differences in age-related hearing loss but presented inconsistent results regarding the association...
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Hengst, Staffan (author)
Hospitals are facing enormous financial pressure over the last years. To achieve lower costs, hospitals should invest in smart ways of working to make optimal use of the scarce capacities. A solution can be digitising processes in the hospital to prevent it from making more costs. In line with this founding, planning and scheduling of the...
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van Trier, Teun (author)
The operating room and central sterile supply department (CSSD) are two<br/>resource-intensive healthcare departments. Reducing the environmental and financial impact of these departments is of great importance in the global debate on sustainability. Removing unnecessary items from instrument trays may provide a partial solution. However,...
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van Poll, Mathijs (author)
Orthopedic implants used for total joint replacements are under a high clinical demand. Although most total joint replacements are successful, premature failures are still affecting tens of thousands of people annually. The major causes of implant failure are aseptic loosening and bacterial infections. To overcome these issues, multifunctional...
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Baan, Maureen (author)
People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) will suffer from a limited hand function. Therefore, a dynamic hand orthosis could be one of the solutions to improve their hand function and quality of life. However, at this moment, none of the obtainable hand orthoses fits their special needs. The goal of this research is to design a flat dynamic...
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Nikolits, Ilias (author)
Objective: A currently investigated approach for the treatment of cartilage damage focuses on the use of biomaterials that can support the endogenous stem cell regeneration of the damaged tissue, in order to avoid the drawbacks involved with cell transplantation strategies. This study aimed to investigate the ability of the hyaluronic acid...
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Blauw, Lisanne (author)
Introduction | Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death worldwide. Individuals with a high risk of developing CVD are nowadays mainly treated with cholesterol lowering drugs. Although disease risk can be lowered by a maximum of 40% in this way, a significant untreatable residual risk is left. Therefore, there is a big...
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Filius, Suzanne (author)
BACKGROUND - In a variety of patients with locomotive disorders gait efficiency is often assessed using mobile metabolic gas analysis during rehabilitative interventions. Conventionally, these measurements take 6 minutes per evaluated condition (e.g. with/without ankle-foot-orthosis; AFO). This duration is required since there is a dynamical...
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Bruno, Victoria (author)
Degenerative disc disorders are among the most commonly diagnosed conditions and the leading cause for back and neck pain, affecting more than 266 million individuals annually. Interbody fusion is the proposed surgical treatment whenever lighter approaches such as physiotherapy and painkillers fail to improve the patient’s condition. It consists...
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Garcia Santos, Alba (author)
The use of protons to treat cancer has expanded rapidly in the past two decades. For safe and effective proton therapy, the proton range in a patient’s body must be accurately determined. Current treatment planning is based on X-ray computed tomography images, which might cause uncertainty because of the different behaviour between protons and X...
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Juwita, Adinda Bunga (author)
Multi-material compliant mechanisms have shown the potential to be utilized in the upper-limb prosthesis. The mechanisms consist of flexural and rigid parts, where the flexural components can serve as flexible joints between rigid bodies in the device (e.g., finger and finger segments). This configuration is feasible to be fabricated using a...
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Paresoglou, Marianna (author)
Implant associated infections are one of the main reasons for implant failure in total joint arthroplasty. The cause is due to bacteria that adhere to surfaces forming a biofilm. Biofilm formation is an irreversible situation which requires excessive hospitalization and medical treatment with antibiotics, however bacteria have been proven highly...
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Fernandez Santoro, Elias Mateo (author)
The olivocerebellar system plays a central role in motor learning, crucially contributing to the coordination, precision and accurate timing of movements. The system is formed by Purkinje cells (PC), the Deep Cerebellar Nucleus (DCN) and Inferior Olive (IO). Its input activate the PC which produces simple (SS) and complex spikes (CS). The latter...
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Pluim, Jip (author)
When sawing in bone for medical or medico-legal procedures, fine, airborne dust is produced (aerosols) that can pose a health hazard when inhaled by practitioners. The goal of the current study was to find the influence of saw blade frequency and saw blade contact load, the degree of skeletonisation of the bone, the test environment with...
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