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The assessment of coagulating blood elasticity has gained importance as a result of several studies that have correlated it to cardiovascular pathologic conditions. In this study we use supersonic shear wave imaging (SSI) to measure viscoelastic properties of blood clots. At the same time, classical rheometry experiments were carried out on the same blood(More)
Non-invasive evaluation of the Achilles tendon elastic properties may enhance diagnosis of tendon injury and the assessment of recovery treatments. Shear wave elastography has shown to be a powerful tool to estimate tissue mechanical properties. However, its applicability to quantitatively evaluate tendon stiffness is limited by the understanding of the(More)
Shear wave elastography imaging techniques provide quantitative measurement of soft tissues elastic properties. Tendons, muscles and cerebral tissues are composed of fibers, which induce a strong anisotropic effect on the mechanical behavior. Currently, these tissues cannot be accurately represented by existing elastography phantoms. Recently, a novel(More)
Skeletal muscle fibers are multinucleated. Each myonucleus regulates gene products and protein expression in only a restricted portion of the muscle fiber, the myonuclear domain (MND). In the rat diaphragm muscle (DIAm), corticosteroid (CoS) treatment causes atrophy of fibers containing myosin heavy chain (MHC): MHC2X and/or MHC2B. We hypothesized that DIAm(More)
This paper deals with the stabilization of a class of discrete nonlinear models, namely those in the Takagi–Sugeno form; its main goal is to reduce conservatism of existing stabilization conditions using a special class of candidate Lyapunov functions and an enhanced control law. It is shown that the use of the aforementioned Lyapunov function leads to(More)
This paper is concerned with non-quadratic stabilization of continuous-time Takagi–Sugeno (TS) models. The well-known problem of handling time-derivatives of membership functions (MFs) as to obtain conditions in the form of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) is overcome by reducing global goals to the estimation of a region of attraction. Instead of parallel(More)