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Biomedical engineering

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Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurements

Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurements

Author: R. Ananda Natarajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/1995

Advanced Methods of Physiological System Modeling

Advanced Methods of Physiological System Modeling

Author: V.Z. Marmarelis Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/1994

This volume is the third in a series entitled Advanced Methods of Physiological System Modeling and the fifth in a series of research volumes published by Plenum under the sponsorship of the Biomedical Simulations Resource (BMSR) at the Uni versity of Southern California in the context of dissemination activities supported by the Biomedical Research Technology Program of the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health under Grant No. P41 RR-OI861. These volumes are edited by BMSR principal scientists and report on recent research de velopments in the area of physiological systems modeling, as well as on advanced methods for analysis of physiological signals and data. As in the previous two volumes of this series, the work reported herein is con cerned with the development of advanced modeling methodologies and their novel application to problems of biomedical interest, with emphasis on nonlinear aspects of physiological function. The term advanced methodologies is used to indicate that the scope of this work extends beyond the ordinary type of analysis, which is confined traditionally to the linear domain. As the importance of nonlinearities in understanding the complex mechanisms of physiological function is increasingly recognized, the need for effective and practical modeling methodologies that address the issue of nonlinear dynamics in life sciences becomes more and more pressing.

Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

Author: Leonid I. Titomir, Peter Kneppo Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/1994

Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields: Theory and Applications in Electrocardiology begins with a general description of the development of extracellular bioelectric and biomagnetic fields and the methods used in their analysis and measurement. The most effective electrodynamic models and most modern approaches to topographical (synchronous multilead) measurements of the field are reviewed. The next section discusses the major approaches to analysis of the inverse problem with a detailed description of multipole technique applied to the bioelectric and biomagnetic fields measured on or near the body surface. Special emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between the electric and magnetic fields of the same bioelectric generator. The last section explains the new approaches to chronotopographical representation of the electrophysiological characteristics deduced from the parameters of the bioelectric generator. The text includes the most recent experimental protocols and results from studies in electro- and magnetocardiology and electro- and magnetoneurology.

Scientific-Technical Backgrounds for Biotechnology Regulations

Scientific-Technical Backgrounds for Biotechnology Regulations

Author: F. Campagnari Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/1994

Genetic engineering has already produced impressive results in biological research. The gene transfer and cloning methods are changing biotechnology into an innovative activity with potentially great impact on health care, on chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, on the agricultural and the natural environment. It has thus attracted a great deal of attention from the public and regulatory authorities. There is a need to reconcile technological progress with safety assurance and civic acceptance. Technologies are regulated according to the inherent risk evaluated, through criteria based upon existing scientific evidence, new rigorous information, and/or records of safe applications and good performances. This should also apply to biotechnology. The title Scientific-Technical Backgrounds for Biotechnology Regulation is only intended to indicate that regulatory provisions for biotechnological activities should be in agreement and not in open contradiction with scientific knowledge and established technological experience.

Health Care 2010

Health Care 2010

Author: C. Bezold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/1994

Health care delivery, therapies and pharmaceuticals face major changes throughout the industrial world. As cost containment strategies are introduced by governments, as payers become more conscious and influential in their decisions about shaping therapies, and as consumers become more involved in directing their own health care, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies are being challenged to rethink the way they do business. This volume explores these changes and the potential responses. Parallel developments in health care delivery, information systems, pharmaceutical discovery and development are explored in Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Alternative futures or scenarios of health systems in 2010 summarize this diversity in the context of economic growth and economic hard times. This book explores the future of biomedical science by considering how the social, political and economic context in health care delivery and pharmaceutical industry will evolve. There is a slight chance that the future will be a successful extrapolation of the present, far more likely are scenarios which forecast major changes in the paradigms of medicine and health policy. The papers and scenarios in this book review that broader range of change.

Emerging Issues in Biomedical Policy: An Annual Review

Emerging Issues in Biomedical Policy: An Annual Review

Author: Robert H. Blank Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/1993

Volume 1 discusses the problems inherent in allocating limited biomedical technologies: whose needs take precedence, what individual rights and responsibilities are involved, and when societal good justifies restricting individual good. Volume Two focuses on two substantive areas of biomedical policy beset by conflicts. Physicians, patients, and public officials are locked in new battles over whether and when life-extending technologies should be used or withdrawn. Meanwhile, researchers, government officials, and patients struggle to determine who will receive experimental medical treatment, and what procedures should be instituted to protect the recipients.

Advances in Biomedical Engineering

Advances in Biomedical Engineering

Author: J. E. W. Beneken Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1993

Despite the social and economic importance of biomedical and health research, it is only fairly recently that the European Community became involved in research and technological development in this research sector. The general goal of the programme is clearly to contribute to a better quality of life by improving health, and its distinctive feature is to strengthen European collaboration in order to achieve this goal. The ultimate goal of the biomedical engineering part of the programme has been to contribute to the improvement of the quality of health care, as well as to the containment of its costs. Health technology assessment has gained further importance in view of the completion of the internal market within the EC. Such assessment may provide essential information for decision making at all levels (i.e. political, health services, medical).

The Reference Materials of the European Communities

The Reference Materials of the European Communities

Author: W. Lemm Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/1992

The demand for hemocompatibility is one of the fundamental requirements for a safe and sufficient application of artificial surfaces in contact with blood. Thrombus formation and infarctions of the capillary vascular system after blood-biomaterial interaction, as well as the activation of the complement system and the phenomenon of biodegradation, remain problematic areas. However, medical devices where large areas of artificial surfaces contact the blood of patients are applied in enormous quantities. In spite of the significance of this branch of modern medicine and some spectacular successes in therapy, organ support and organ replacement, clearly specified criteria and instructions for the design of devices and artificial blood-contacting surfaces do not yet exist. Standardized and generally-accepted test procedures for the precise quantification and validation of events at the blood-biomaterial interface are urgently needed: their absence limits safe medical therapy and the development of more efficient hemocompatible materials. This volume addresses the need for hemocompatibility standards by presenting the results of tests performed on the surfaces of the Reference Materials of the European Communities. Promoted by the EUROBIOMAT Research program of the European Communities in cooperation with the International Standards organization, this is a major contribution to the development of internationally accepted hemocompatibility test standards.

Laser in der Medizin / Laser in Medicine

Laser in der Medizin / Laser in Medicine

Author: Wilhelm Waidelich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/1992

In den Bereichen Laser/Optoelektronik/Mikrowellen werden Forschungsergebnisse in rasantem Tempo in technische Entwicklungen und Anwendungen umgesetzt. Der seit 1973 alle 2Jahre in M}nchen veranstaltete internationale Kongress gibt, in Verbindung mit der bedeutendsten internationalen Fachmesse der Optoelektronik, einen ]berblick }ber den aktuellen Stand in Forschung, Technik und Medizin. InFortsetzung dieser Tradition vermittelt der 10. Internationale Kongre~ LASER91 neue Erkenntnisse aus Grundlagenforschung, Entwicklung und praxisbezogener Anwendung. Zur Abdeckung des breiten Interessenspektrums von Forschern, Ingenieuren, [rzten und Anwendern wurde der Kongre~ in unterschiedliche Darbietungsebenen strukturiert. Die Vortr{ge, die sich mit medizinischen Anwendungen befassen, wurden in folgende Themengruppen gegliedert: Chirurgie/Surgery.-Urologie/Urology.-Photodynamische Therapie/Photodynamic Therapy.-Gyn{kologie/Gynecology.- Neurochirurgie/Neurosurgery.-Angioplastie/Angioplasty.- HNO/ENT.-Ophtalmologie/Ophtalmology.- Zahnmedizin/Dentistry. -Optische Methoden in der Diagnostik/Optical Methods in Dia- gnosis.-Dermatologie/Dermatology.-Photobiologie/Photobiolo- gy.- Laserstrahlenschutz in der klinischen Forschung und Routine/Laser Ray Protection in clinical research and practice.

Biomedical Instruments

Biomedical Instruments

Author: Sid Deutsch, Walter Welkowitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/1992

This sourcebook offers all the information you need to understand and design biomedical instruments. Biomedical Instruments contains extensive analysis of signal processing electronic design for medical instruments, in-depth descriptions of design methods for medical transducers, and an introduction to medical imaging and tomographic algorithms. Transducers covered include variable R, L, and C, piezoelectric, electrodynamic and magnetostrictive, force balance, and fiber optic. Operational amplifiers, analog filters, biotelemetry, discriminators, phase-locked loops, and microprocessors are covered in a comprehensive section on circuitry. Exercises and problems accompany each chapter of the text. This is the first paragraph of the preface...either the paragraph above, or this paragraph can be used for the blurb_ From the Preface: The book aims at (a) presenting a physical explanation for the behavior of various transducer, (b) developing the mathematical theory applicable to these transducers, and (c) discussing the practical design of biomedical instruments. Our hope is that the book will serve as a text for biomedical engineering students who will be engaged in the design of instruments, as a reference book for medical instrument designers, and as a source of ideas for the large numbers of biomedical research workers who, at one time or another, must build a gadget to implement their research. Numerous examples of medical instrument design are presented in order to clarify the mathematical analyses.

The Biotechnologists

The Biotechnologists

Author: Stephanie Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1992

In The Biotechnologists, a series of outstanding biotechnology entrepreneurs - from the USA, the UK and continental Europe - tell their own stories of how they played a part in the evolution of the biotechnology companies they founded and/or now run. The book also looks at the role of venture capital and other forms of financing through their key stages of growth. A detailed introduction outlines the emergence of the biotech boom and its progress to date. A glossary explains scientific terms.

Mechanics of Muscle

Mechanics of Muscle

Author: Daniel J. Schneck Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/1991

First published in 1985, the revised edition of this text consists of seven chapters describing the muscle, its anatomy, its mechanics, and its chemical and neuro-control systems. It documents empirical, analytical, and experimental analyses and equations in the field of muscle mechanics.