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How site-specific transcription factors scan the genome to locate their target sites is a fundamental question in gene regulation. The in vivo binding interactions of several different transcription factors with chromatin have been investigated recently using quantitative fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP). These analyses have yielded(More)
The goal of the present study was to develop and evaluate algorithms for non-invasive, real-time, beat-to-beat monitoring of stroke index (SI), blood pressure (BP) and total peripheral resistance index (TPRI) which has a menu-driven interface, suitable for routine use by unskilled staff. In addition, it was our aim to include a meta-analysis for the(More)
Eight-noded quadrilateral boundary elements are applied to the electrocardiographic inverse problem as an example for high-order boundary elements. It is shown that the choice of the shape functions used for approximation of the potentials has a remarkable influence on the solution obtained if the number of electrodes is smaller than the number of primary(More)
The authors describe a method for accurate in vivo multislice imaging of the active component of the B1 field which is based on a previously proposed method, which uses the signal intensity ratio of two images measured with different excitation angles, and a repetition time TR 5 > or = 5 T1. The new method essentially reduces repetition and scan time by(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the technical feasibility and precision of a navigated diffusion-weighted (DW) MR imaging method with interleaved echo-planar imaging and test its diagnostic sensitivity for detection of ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements were performed in phantoms, and six healthy adult(More)
The absolute concentration of albumin was measured in the interstitial fluid of subcutaneous adipose tissue and skeletal muscle in six healthy volunteers by combining the method of open-flow microperfusion and the no-net-flux calibration technique. By use of open-flow microperfusion, four macroscopically perforated double lumen catheters were inserted into(More)
A neural predictive controller for closed-loop control of glucose using subcutaneous (s.c.) tissue glucose measurement and s.c. infusion of monomeric insulin analogs was developed and evaluated in a simulation study. The proposed control strategy is based on off-line system identification using neural networks (NN's) and nonlinear model predictive(More)
Linear approaches like the minimum-norm least-square algorithm show insufficient performance when it comes to estimating the activation time map on the surface of the heart from electrocardiographic (ECG) mapping data. Additional regularization has to be considered leading to a nonlinear problem formulation. The Gauss-Newton approach is one of the standard(More)
A hybrid boundary element method (BEM)/finite element method (FEM) approach is proposed in order to properly consider the anisotropic properties of the cardiac muscle in the magneto- and electrocardiographic forward problem. Within the anisotropic myocardium a bidomain model based FEM formulation is applied. In the surrounding isotropic volume conductor the(More)
A subcutaneous insulin absorption model is presented for parameter estimation from the time course of plasma insulin. Modifications of a published model were made for the absorption of soluble insulin and monomeric insulin analogues in the range of therapeutic concentrations and volumes. The modified diffusion-dissociation model with distributed parameters(More)