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Unprecedented Collaboration in Pursuit of Diagnostics and Treatments to Fight COVID-19

The IEEE Grand Challenges Forum was held 12-15 November 2020, and speakers discussed topics related to the challenges and opportunities for screening, tracing, and treatment of COVID-19. The forum highlighted the unprecedented collaboration among biomedical engineers, clinicians, and healthcare industry leaders to fast track development of novel diagnostics and treatments to fight COVID-19 including the development of portable, rapidly deployable, and affordable diagnostic testing kits, personal protective equipment, mechanical ventilators, and data analysis and modeling tools.

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Can Coverscan Help COVID-19 Survivors?
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and hospitals were overburdened from patients suffering from the immediate, acute effects of the virus. But as time went on, it turned out that even the patients who survived—or had mild symptoms and didn’t require hospitalization—weren’t fully recovered... Read more

The PACE of Change
At a time when a global vaccine program is being rolled out at unprecedented speed, the world is more aware than ever before of the wonders of medical science. There are, however, many diseases that remain beyond the reach of modern medicine and the potency of some of our most widely used therapies are waning... Read more
Finding New Ways To Treat Tremors
An estimated ten million people in the United States have a condition known as essential tremor (ET). Yet although it’s been recognized for over a century—it was originally known as senile tremor—there is relatively little awareness of it as a distinct medical condition. Sometimes mistaken for Parkinson’s disease, ET can lead to shaking of the arms and hands, and sometimes the head or torso. When severe, it can interfere with eating or drinking, writing, dressing, and even make some tasks impossible. Now, new approaches for treating the condition are emerging, potentially offering options to many patients whose life activities have been curtailed by ET... Read more
Medical Care in the Digital Era
Electronic health records (EHRs), virtual office visits, and health-related apps are priming the path toward a future vision of medical care in the digital age. That future includes streamlining patient-provider interactions, making good use of the wealth of collected data, and ultimately improving all levels of care from prevention to diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes... Read more
Fighting COVID-19 With Lung-Chips
The novel coronavirus is a new kind of enemy. Now, the United States Army has added a cutting-edge tool to its arsenal to better understand this threat: “organs-on-chips” that recapitulate the microarchitecture and function of living human lungs... Read more

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IEEE Transactions on

Biomedical Engineering

MAY 2021
VOLUME 68
NUMBER 5
IEBEAX
68
TBME, Volume 68, Issue 5, May 2021
Development and Characterization of a Non-Thermal Plasma Source for Therapeutic Treatments
A non−thermal plasma (NTP) system constituted by a radiofrequency generator directly coupled to a treatment probe is described. The NTP generated was analyzed and characterized to determine a plasma safety profile and a spreading technique to be used on heat−sensitive matter. When NTP interacts with surrounding air particles produces reactive oxygen and nitrogen species that exhibit bactericidal and antiseptic effects due to their strong biochemical reactivity. Afterward, the NTP source was validated through bacterial deactivation trials, biological tests and promoting and in vivo wound closure performed in mice. NTP source demonstrated faster wound healing than that performed with conventional treatments... Read more
Rapid impedance spectroscopy for monitoring tissue impedance, temperature, and treatment outcome during electroporation-based therapies
Electroporation-based therapies (EBT) employ high voltage pulsed electric fields to permeabilize tumor tissue; this results in a detectable impedance change. Impedance characterization with a potentiostat is limited by acquisition time (~10s) as this timeframe is larger than pulse periods used with EBTs (~1s). Here, we develop a rapid electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) method for impedance characterization (<1s) of electroporation and thermal effects during irreversible electroporation. A biphasic rectangular chirp signal allows for impedance measurements between 1.8 kHz – 4.93 MHz. For the first time, we show impedance analysis at high frequencies (~1 MHz) can delineate thermal effects from electroporation effects... Read more
IEEE Journal of

Biomedical And Health Informatics

MARCH 2021
VOLUME 25
ISSUE 3
IJBHA9
25
The IEEE Journal of Biomedical And Health Informatics Volume 25, Issue 3 has been published.
Prediction of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression with Multi-Information Generative Adversarial Network
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease, and its long-term progression prediction is definitely important. The structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (sMRI) can be used to characterize the cortical atrophy that is closely coupled with clinical symptoms in AD and... Read more