International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020

  • Analysis of the Current Application of Peripheral Intravenous Catheter and Indwelling Failure in the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery

    Xiaolan Wang, Mengying Qi, Yanhua Shi, Hualan Zhu, Weirong Li, Cuiqing Liu, Jin’ai He

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 44-50
    Received: 4 August 2020
    Accepted: 31 August 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020
    Abstract: Background: PIVC therapy is the most common hospital procedure. Its insertion and maintenance are easy to fail. Objective: To investigate the current application of peripheral venous catheter (PIVC) in the department of hepatobiliary surgery and the risk factors that lead to indwelling failure. Peripheral intravenous catheter therapy is one of the ... Show More
  • The Effects of DNA Methylation on Medulloblastoma Cell Survivability and Development

    Christina Rubino, Anika Chowdhury, Cassandra Greco, Benjamin Honigsfeld, Barbara Pepe, Noelle Cutter

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 51-57
    Received: 11 November 2020
    Accepted: 2 December 2020
    Published: 11 December 2020
    Abstract: Establish the role epigenetic methylation plays in the segregation of Medulloblastoma subgroups, through pathway analysis in the literature and cancer genome Atlas publicly available data. The goal is to develop an in-vitro assay to study therapeutic responses for subgroups 3 and 4. Functional analysis assays will be used to determine a mechanism f... Show More
  • Mathematical Model of the Upper Limb Manual Lymph Drainage Massage

    Carlos Gonçalves, Alexandre Ferreira da Silva, João Gomes, Ricardo Simoes

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 58-63
    Received: 9 December 2020
    Accepted: 16 December 2020
    Published: 31 December 2020
    Abstract: This paper reports the formulation of a mathematical model that describes the manual lymph drainage massage typically employed in the treatment of upper limb lymphedema. The ability to model such massage is a key feature for the development of automated physical therapy systems that aim at mimicking and assisting the therapist. This type of mathema... Show More