Student research papers for Professor Ashim Datta's Biomed BEE 4530/Computer-aided Engineering course for 2002.

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  • Cryogenic Treatment of the Common Wart 

    Cuneo, Kyle; LeBarron, Jamie; Reynolds, Jaimee; Tiberio, Christine; Yoo, Sylvia (2004-11-12)
    This study models the effect of applying subzero temperature liquids to the surface of a common wart. The goal was to determine which variables (i.e. conductivity of skin, temperature of liquid, duration of application) ...
  • The Effects of Topical Heating for Therapeutic Uses 

    Davis, Philip M.; Gaborski, Thomas; Pardo, Jaime; Patcha, Prasanth; Whitman, Kimberly (2004-11-12)
    The application of topical heat for therapeutic purposes has become commonplace in America. It is used by professionals including physical therapists and physicians to treat their patients as well as by individuals within ...
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Treatment of Osteoid Osteoma Tumors 

    Gonzalez, Ruth; Jones, Caroline; Meltzer, Sara; Miksic, Vonya; Patel, Payal (2004-11-12)
    This project analyzes the different parameters involved in the use of radiofrequency ablation in destruction of osteoid osteoma tumors. Osteoid osteomas occur most frequently in the long tubular bones, especially those in ...
  • Optimization of Nicotine Patch Placement 

    Barten, Garrett; Buhmann, Brendan; Gordon-Messer, Susannah; Kaufman, Aaron; Ward, Briana (2004-11-12)
    Nicotine patches are currently used as a transdermal drug delivery method help to people trying to quit smoking. Currently, those trying to quit smoking are encouraged to place the nicotine patch on the outside of the upper ...
  • Laser Hair Removal 

    Jolly, Aaron; Gupta, Sameer; Auerbach, Eric; Loaknauth, Nicholas; Drost, Laurens (2004-11-12)
    Laser hair removal, through a process known as selective photothermolysis, is a new trendy way to remove all that unwanted hair. Traditional methods such as waxing, tweezing, shaving and electrolysis each have their ...
  • Development of Frostbite in the Fingers 

    Chanler-Berat, Derek; Eckhardt, Ben; Reed, Kory; Morehead, Justin; Colosi, Lisa (2004-11-12)
    Physiologically, frostbite can only occur after a segment of tissue has been exposed to the elements for sufficient time such that the tissue temperature remains constant at 0 ?C and the solutions inside the tissue itself ...
  • The Mysteries of Firewalking Revealed 

    Cargioli, Theresa; Gaites, Craig; Van Fleet, Geoff; Liem, Andre; Lyubchenko, Lev (2004-11-12)
    The act of firewalking was once thought of as a supernatural experience, shrouded in mystery and revered as a feat of courage and determination. Through the use of computer aided engineering and basic thermodynamics, ...
  • Bald is Beautiful, but is it Warm? 

    Dy, Eric; Ross, Rachel; Tataria, Jigar; Lundeen, Anna (2004-11-12)
    The head is a major source of heat loss (60-80%), and therefore, if conditions are cold enough, not keeping the head properly insulated could lead to hypothermia. Because of this, we were interested in determining to what ...
  • Albuterol Uptake in Bronchioles 

    Ho, Jeff; Putnam, Lauren; Savath, Vince; Scott, Bill (2004-11-12)
    Millions of people around the world suffer from asthma, which is characterized by breathing problems due to constricting bronchioles. While current remedies involve an effective inhaler drug, such as Albuterol, that relieves ...
  • Will You Warm My Hand? 

    Ho, Calvin; Teh, Cheryl; Kou, Cynthia; Chan, Jason; Mok, Lawrence (2002-11-12)
    The objective of this design was to determine the effect of a commercial heating patch in a gloved hand on a cold day. Using Gambit and FIDAP, we meshed a gloved hand with results showing that this patch indeed warms the ...
  • Thermal Capsulorraphy for the Treatment of Acute or Chronic Shoulder Instability 

    Hai, Jimmy; Prabhu, Anoop; Shanbhag, Mihir; Suzuki, Kei; Wong, Hing Fei (2002-11-12)
    Shoulder instability resulting from over-used and/or damaged ligaments is a frequent problem for physically active individuals, especially professional athletes. This chronic ailment had been traditionally treated with ...


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