Mikhail Skliar

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Exosomes are stable nanovesicles secreted by cells into the circulation. Their reported sizes differ substantially, which likely reflects the difference in the isolation techniques used, the cells that secreted them, and the methods used in their characterization. We analyzed the influence of the last factor on the measured sizes and shapes of hydrated and(More)
We present arguments and simulation results in favor of a novel strategy for control of rotary blood pumps. We suggest that physiological perfusion is achieved when the blood pump is controlled to maintain an average reference differential pressure. In the case of rotary left ventricular assist devices, our simulations show that maintaining a constant(More)
A model-predictive controller (MPC) of the thermal dose in hyperthermia cancer treatments has been developed and evaluated using simulations with one-point and one-dimensional models of a tumor. The developed controller is the first effort in: 1) the application of feedback control to pulsed, high-temperature hyperthermia treatments; 2) the direct control(More)
This article presents an integrated model of the human circulatory system that incorporates circulatory support by a brushless DC axial flow ventricular assist device (VAD), and a feedback VAD controller designed to maintain physiologically sufficient perfusion. The developed integrated model combines a network type model of the circulatory system with a(More)
In this paper, the optimal filtering problem for polynomial system states with polynomial multiplicative noise over linear observations is treated proceeding from the general expression for the stochastic Ito differential of the optimal estimate and the error variance. As a result, the Ito differentials for the optimal estimate and error variance(More)
This paper presents the design of a gain-scheduled proportional integral (PI) feedback controller for ventricular assist devices to maintain physiologically motivated perfusion. The selected control objective is to maintain an average differential pressure deltaP between the left ventricle and the aorta. Computer simulations for different pathological(More)
Rotary blood pumps (RBP) are currently being used as a bridge to transplantation as well as for myocardial recovery and destination therapy for patients with heart failure. Physiologic control systems for RBP that can automatically and autonomously adjust the pump flow to match the physiologic requirement of the patient while avoiding suction for varying(More)
Implantable flow and pressure sensors, used to control rotary blood pumps, are unreliable in the long term. It is, therefore, desirable to develop a physiological control system that depends only on readily available measurements of the intrinsic pump parameters, such as measurements of the pump current, voltage, and speed (in revolutions per minute). A(More)
The optimal filter for continuous, linear, stochastic, time-varying systems described by the Itô-Volterra equations with discontinuous measure is derived. With an appropriately selected measure, the result is applicable to a wide range of observation processes, including the hybrid case of observations formed by an arbitrary combination of continuous and(More)