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Figure 1: Corner detection in the periphery region of the calibration image is problematic because of radial distortion. These corners are roundish and too close, making unsupervised detection and localization hard to accomplish. We perform automatic corner detection in the center region, where the effect of radial distortion is less pronounced. These(More)
Four finite element (FE) models of intact and distal femur of knee replacements were validated relative to measured bone strains. FE models of linear tetrahedrons were used. Femoral replacements with cemented stemless, cemented and noncemented femoral stems of the PFC Sigma Modular Knee System were analyzed. Bone strains were recorded at ten locations on(More)
Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) changes mechanical loading of the knee joint. Bone loss in the tibia is commonly encountered at the time of the revision TKA. Restoration of lost bone support and joint stability are the primary challenges in revision TKA. Normally, these defects are treated with non-living structures like metallic augments or bone grafts(More)
The pharmacokinetics of piperacillin/tazobactam (4 g/0.5 g every 6 or 8 hours, by 20-minute intravenous infusion) were studied in 14 patients with acute renal failure who underwent continuous venovenous hemofiltration with AN69 membranes. Patients were grouped according to severity (CL(CR) < or =10 mL/min, 10 < CL(CR) < or =50 mL/min, and CL(CR) > 50(More)
Many image-based systems for aiding the surgeon during minimally invasive surgery require the endoscopic camera to be calibrated at all times. This article proposes a method for accomplishing this goal whenever the camera has optical zoom and the focal length changes during the procedure. Our solution for online calibration builds on recent developments in(More)
Restoration of lost bone support and joint stability are the primary challenges in revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Normally, the defects type 2B and type 3 are associated with several damaged metaphyseal bone and loss of cortical bone. Structural allografts have been used for the treatment of large, contained, or uncontained osseous defect in(More)
Finite Element (FE) models for the simulation of intact and implanted bone find their main purpose in accurately reproducing the associated mechanical behavior. FE models can be used for preclinical testing of joint replacement implants, where some biomechanical aspects are difficult, if not possible, to simulate and investigate in vitro. To predict(More)
AIM To estimate the adherence of Western individuals to serum pepsinogen (PG) test and its accuracy in the detection of gastric cancer followed by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. METHODS Individuals from the northern region of Portugal, aged between 40 and 79 years, were invited to participate in a blood collection for the determination of serum PG(More)
Theoretical concerns about the use of cemented or press-fit stems in revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) include stress shielding with adverse effects on prosthesis fixation. Revision TKA components are commonly stemmed to protect the limited autogenous bone stock remaining. Revision procedures with the use of stems can place abnormal stresses through(More)