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As the power consumption of modern highperformance microprocessors increases beyond 100W, power becomes an increasingly important design consideration. This paper presents a novel technique to simulate power supply voltage variation as a result of varying activity levels within the microprocessor when executing typical software. The voltage simulation(More)
Despite widespread acceptance of total knee replacement surgery's clinical effectiveness, variation persists in long-term functional outcome. Our aim was to quantify the relative contributions of physical and emotional coexisting conditions to the variation in improvement in 12-month post-total knee replacement physical function. Data from 165 patients who(More)
In this study, 107 primary total joint replacement (TJR) patients were assessed preoperatively using the SF-36 (Mental Component Score [MCS] and Physical Component Score [PCS]), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Spielberger Trait Anxiety Inventory, Interpersonal Support Evaluation List, and the Coping Strategies Questionnaire. Patients with preoperative MCS(More)
Valgus or varus malpositioning of the tibial component of a total knee implant may cause increased propensity for loosening or implant wear and eventually may lead to revision surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of valgus/varus malalignment on tibio-femoral mechanics during surgical trial reduction and simulated gait loading. In seven(More)
An experimental investigation was performed to (1) determine the general mechanical behavior and in particular, the post-yield behavior of the cement-bone interface under tensile loading, (2) determine where interface failure occurs, and (3) determine if the mechanical properties of the interface could be related to the density of bone at the interface(More)
UNLABELLED Total knee replacement effectively relieves arthritis pain but improvement in physical function varies. A clearer understanding of the patient attributes associated with differing levels of functional gain after TKR is critical to surgical decision making. We reviewed 8050 primary, unilateral TKR patients enrolled in a prospective registry(More)
Dexamethasone/ascorbic acid/glycerolphosphate (DAG) and bone morphogenic protein (BMP)-2 are potent agents in cell proliferation and differentiation pathways. This study investigates the in vitro interactions between dexamethasone and BMP-2 for an osteoblastic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Bone marrow-derived human MSCs were cultured(More)
We examined the prevalence of narcotic use before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and its association with post-TKA pain relief and satisfaction. Data on 6364 primary, unilateral TKA patients in a national registry were analyzed. Before TKA, 24% of patients were prescribed one form of narcotic. Of these, 14% reported continued narcotic use at 12(More)
Mechanical failure of the cement-bone interface can contribute to clinical loosening of cemented total hip replacements. The conditions that cause loosening are poorly understood, in part, due to a lack of information on the mechanical behavior of the cement bone interface. The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanical behavior of the(More)