Daniel Nolte

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BACKGROUND The healing outcome of long bone fractures is strongly influenced by the interfragmentary movement of the bone fragments. This depends on the fixation stability, the optimum value of which is still not known. The aim of this study was to simulate a patient-specific human healing process using a numerical algorithm and to retrospectively analyse(More)
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is widely accepted as a pluricausal or multifactorial disease. Because of the linkage between energy metabolism in the mitochondria and cardiac muscle contraction, it is reasonable to assume that mitochondrial abnormalities may be responsible for some forms of DCM. We analysed the whole mitochondrial genome in a series of 45(More)
Segment-based musculoskeletal models allow the prediction of muscle, ligament, and joint forces without making assumptions regarding joint degrees-of-freedom (DOF). The dataset published for the "Grand Challenge Competition to Predict in vivo Knee Loads" provides directly measured tibiofemoral contact forces for activities of daily living (ADL). For the(More)
For many medical applications, it's challenging to access large datasets, which are often hosted across different domains on heterogeneous infrastructures. Homogenizing the infrastructure to simplify data access is unrealistic; therefore, it's important to develop distributed storage that doesn't introduce added complexity. Here, a solution is investigated(More)
Knowledge of the muscle, ligament, and joint forces is important when planning orthopedic surgeries. Since these quantities cannot be measured in vivo under normal circumstances, the best alternative is to estimate them using musculoskeletal models. These models typically assume idealized joints, which are sufficient for general investigations but(More)
Accurate muscle geometry for musculoskeletal models is important to enable accurate subject-specific simulations. Commonly, linear scaling is used to obtain individualised muscle geometry. More advanced methods include non-linear scaling using segmented bone surfaces and manual or semi-automatic digitisation of muscle paths from medical images. In this(More)
Background Cardiac MRI has become the reference imaging modality used to assess left ventricular (LV) remodelling. Ventricles are generally characterised by bulk metrics such as cavity volume, mass or wall thickness. We introduce a workflow that aims to improve the stratification power of conventional analysis by providing 3D shape metrics through the(More)
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