Jonathan D. Rupp

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BACKGROUND Loosening of the prosthetic cup is the limiting factor in the service life of total hip prostheses (THPs). Despite effective culture methods, the detection of low-grade infection in patients with loose implants still presents a challenge. It is crucial to distinguish between "aseptic" loosening and loosening due to periprosthetic infection, so(More)
BACKGROUND The determination of Tumor M2 Pyruvate Kinase (Tumor M2-PK) in EDTA plasma has been described as a tumor marker in a variety of different tumor types. Since most GI tumors grow intraluminally, it appeared interesting to determine whether Tumor M2-PK is detectable in the feces of tumor patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Measurements were performed(More)
The diagnostic value of pyruvate-kinase type tumor M2 (Tumor M2-PK) has been investigated in different tumors, and showed interesting results in cases of renal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and some cases of gastric cancer. In this study we investigated EDTA-plasma of 68 patients with gastrointestinal cancer, 22 patients with inflammatory bowel(More)
In this study, a statistical model of cranium geometry for 0- to 3-month-old children was developed by analyzing 11 CT scans using a combination of principal component analysis and multivariate regression analysis. Radial basis function was used to morph the geometry of a baseline child head finite element (FE) model into models with geometries representing(More)
OBJECTIVE This project was undertaken to improve understanding of factors associated with adverse fetal outcomes of pregnant occupants involved in motor-vehicle crashes. STUDY DESIGN In-depth investigations of crashes involving 57 pregnant occupants were performed. Maternal and fetal injuries, restraint information, measures of external and internal(More)
Eight whole fresh-frozen cadavers (6 female, 2 male) that were elderly and/or female were laterally impacted using UMTRI's dual-sled side-impact test facility. Cadavers were not excluded on the basis of old age or bone diseases that affect tolerance. A thinly padded, multi-segment impactor was used that independently measured force histories applied to the(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity has been shown to increase the risks of some types of injury in crashes. One way in which obesity may increase injury risk is by changing the routing of the belt relative to the underlying skeletal structures. METHODS Belt fit was measured in a laboratory study of 54 men and women, 48 percent of whom were obese, defined by body mass(More)
The biomechanical behavior of 4-point seat belt systems was investigated through MADYMO modeling, dummy tests and post mortem human subject tests. This study was conducted to assess the effect of 4-point seat belts on the risk of thoracic injury in frontal impacts, to evaluate the ability to prevent submarining under the lap belt using 4-point seat belts,(More)
In this study, we developed a statistical rib cage geometry model accounting for variations by age, sex, stature and body mass index (BMI). Thorax CT scans were obtained from 89 subjects approximately evenly distributed among 8 age groups and both sexes. Threshold-based CT image segmentation was performed to extract the rib geometries, and a total of 464(More)
Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of fetal deaths resulting from maternal trauma in the United States, and placental abruption is the most common cause of these deaths. To minimize this injury, new assessment tools, such as crash-test dummies and computational models of pregnant women, are needed to evaluate vehicle restraint systems with respect(More)