This is a collection of student research papers for Professor Ashim Datta's Biomed BEE 4530/Computer-aided Engineering course for 2014.

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  • Application of Computational Tear Flow Models to Smart Contact Lens Design 

    Ashley, Ryan; Fida, Marsela; Li, Jeffrey; Ly, Jeffrey (2014-05-28)
    Millions of diabetics could benefit from a noninvasive and cheaper method for monitoring their blood glucose. A solution recently popularized by Google makes use of smart contact lenses featuring embedded glucose sensors ...
  • Antibiotic Releasing Biodegradable Sutures for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections 

    Bowen, Caitlin; Kersbergen, Calvin; Rappazzo, C. Garrett; Weed, Beth (2014-05-28)
    Although a necessary component of surgery, sutures have been shown to exhibit an affinity for microbial adherence and colonization. The sutures offer a conduit for bacteria directly into the wound and infection can be ...
  • Modeling Ultrafast Laser Ablation on the Glenoid Bone for the Fitting of a Prosthetic Screw 

    Laibangyang, Anya; Liang, Allison; Wang, Jingyu; Wu, Xiaowei (2014-05-28)
    In order to fit prosthetic screws, mechanical drilling of the bone has been the norm since the development of modern surgery. However, bone reabsorption, hyperthermia and thermo necrosis could occur depending on the exposure ...
  • A Computational Model of Oral Transmucosal Carvedilol Delivery 

    Jarmas, Alison; Ly, Olivia; Tang, Lauren; Zhao, Heming (2014-05-26)
    In the past few decades, there has been a rapid growth in alternative drug delivery routes. The oral cavity has gained attention as an attractive drug delivery site because it enhances drug bioavailability, allows for rapid ...
  • Optimizing Ultrasonic Intensity for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy 

    Carter, Matt; Sullivan, Art; Byers, Kenny; Jessel, Michael (2014-05-28)
    Every year as many as one million individuals worldwide are diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. Caused by cirrhosis, HCC is typically treated with surgery or chemotherapy. ...
  • Hyperthermia Ablation of Breast Tumors Using Ultrasound 

    Jin, Shiyi; Wang, Xing; Yuan, Mona; Zheng, Anqi (2014-05-28)
    Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer, excluding lung cancer, for women in the United States. Left untreated, a malignant primary tumor in the breast can metastasize via the underarm lymph nodes, increasing ...
  • Effects of Cell Phone Radiation on the Head 

    Cai, Angela; Cho, Youjin; Nguyen, Mytien; Polamraju, Praveen (2014-05-28)
    The brain is sensitive to small changes in temperature. Temperature increases may affect enzyme function, leading to possible negative biological effects. Living tissues are dielectric materials, which are subjected to ...
  • Frostbite in the Ear 

    Chiou, Jacqueline; Hortelano, Bruno; Macy, Taylor; Weinlandt, Will (2014-05-28)
    In many polar regions of the Earth, winters are long and cold, and they pose a series of problems to poorly-prepared residents. When walking outside on a cold winter’s day, freezing winds induce a high risk of frostbite ...
  • Thermal Modeling of Tissue Ablation During Pulsed CO2 Laser Gingivectomy for Gum Reshaping and Reduction 

    Bender, Ryan; Gross, Michael; Luo, Wenjie; Tess, Emily (2014-05-28)
    Gingivectomy, a surgical gum treatment used to remove gum tissue, is applied for a variety of reasons, including the removal of diseased gum tissue and gum contouring for aesthetic purposes. While a scalpel has been ...
  • Modeling Dye Assisted Photocoagulation of Age-Related Macular Degeneration 

    Cadesky, Lee; Suh, Jun Hyuk; Tian, Hongyi (2014-05-28)
    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is major cause of blindness in Americans aged 50 years and up. In 2010, there were more than 2 million cases of AMD in the United States and the National Eye Institute projects that ...

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