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Biomechanics of the gastrointestinal tract
Abstract As the function of the gastrointestinal tract is to a large degree mechanical, it has become increasingly popular to acquire distensibility data in motility research based on variousExpand
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Biomechanical behaviour of oesophageal tissues: material and structural configuration, experimental data and constitutive analysis.
The aim of the present work is to propose an approach to the biomechanical analysis of oesophagus by defining an appropriate constitutive model and the associated constitutive parameters. TheExpand
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Biomechanical and morphometric intestinal remodelling during experimental diabetes in rats
Aims/hypothesisMorphometric and passive biomechanical properties were studied in the duodenum, jejunum and ileum in 10 non-diabetic and 40 streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.MethodsThe diabeticExpand
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Small intestinal morphometric and biomechanical changes during physiological growth in rats.
Changes in small intestinal geometry, residual strain and stress-strain properties during physiological growth were studied in rats ranging from 1 to 32 weeks of age. Small intestinal mass andExpand
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The functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) for evaluation of the esophagogastric junction.
There is a need for new methods to study the dynamics of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). The aims were to verify the efficacy and usefulness of a "functional lumen imaging probe" (FLIP) for theExpand
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Experimental pain in gastroenterology: a reappraisal of human studies
Abdominal pain is of frequent occurrence, even in the normal population (1), and pain is probably the most prevalent symptom in the gastroenterology clinic. Consequently, characterization of gut painExpand
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Biomechanics of the Gastrointestinal Tract: New Perspectives in Motility Research and Diagnostics
1 The Concept of Biomechanics.- 2 Geometry, Structure and Motor Function of the Gastrointestinal Tract.- 3 Basic Mechanical Theory.- 4 Biomechanical Methods and Analysis.- 5 Gastrointestinal SmoothExpand
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Chinese health care system and clinical epidemiology
China has gone through a comprehensive health care insurance reform since 2003 and achieved universal health insurance coverage in 2011. The new health care insurance system provides China with aExpand
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In vivo areal modulus of elasticity estimation of the human tympanic membrane system: modelling of middle ear mechanical function in normal young and aged ears.
The quasi-static elastic properties of the tympanic membrane system can be described by the areal modulus of elasticity determined by a middle ear model. The response of the tympanic membrane toExpand
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The clinical relevance and management of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and related disorders: recommendations from the European Myeloma Network
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance is one of the most common pre-malignant disorders. IgG and IgA monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance are precursor conditions ofExpand
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