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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Computer Assisted and Robotic Endoscopy, CARE 2016, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2016, in Athens, Greece, in October 2016. The 11 revised full papers were carefully selected out of 13 initial submissions. The papers are organized on topical secttion such as computer vision, graphics, robotics, medical imaging, external tracking systems, medical device controls systems, information processing techniques, endoscopy planning and simulation.
The initial chapters discuss the start of minimally invasive surgery and robotics. Subsequent chapters address starting up a robotics program and incorporating robotics into ones practice. The textbook next centers on specific robotic techniques or robotic management of certain disease processes. These chapters are written by experts in the fields and include multiple tables, illustrations, and videos describing the techniques where applicable. Each chapter also discusses the current literature. The final chapters focus on the future of robotics, cost of robotics, and include other possible future platforms and as well as the new FDA approved Xi and SP Intuitive surgical platforms. Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery: Principles and Practice presents the first in-depth, cohesive and comprehensive approach to all aspects of robotic colorectal surgery.
Nanofiber Composite Materials for Biomedical Applications presents new developments and recent advances in nanofiber-reinforced composite materials and their use in biomedical applications, including biomaterial developments, drug delivery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. Unlike more conventional titles on composite materials, this book covers the most innovative new developments in nanofiber-based composites, including polymers, ceramics, and metals, with particular emphasis on their preparation and characterization methodology. Selected case studies illustrate new developments in clinical and preclinical use, making the information critical for the development of new medical materials and systems for use in human health care, and for the exploration of new design spaces based on these nanofibers. This book is essential reading for those working in biomedical science and engineering, materials science, nanoscience, biomedical nanotechnology, and biotechnology.
With the growth of the use of electronic medical records there has been a concomitant increase in training and education programs in informatics and health IT to prepare individuals as researchers, leaders, managers and developers of informatics tools, intervention and systems. This book will provide both theoretical and practical information for educators in a variety of these programs. We will include the "tacit knowledge" of experienced teachers, which is often not captured in traditional education textbooks. The book would be a blend of strategies, methods and suggested curriculum content. The book is designed to address issues common to all programs as well as education programs for special audiences. The chapter authors are all nationally recognized for their expertise in, and commitment to, informatics education. Although some chapters appear to be addressing specialized areas, there are general lessons to be learned even from those chapters in addition to the chapters that are specifically addressing general issues. The aims of the book are as follows: To address the lack of a broad based book in best practices for informatics education To provide a educational knowledge foundation for informatics educators at all levels To provide specific lessons learned in specialized informatics education areas. ?
Despite paying more for healthcare than any other country in the world, the US ranks below more than 40 other countries in life expectancy - down significantly from two decades earlier. As the Institute of Medicine concluded, "The current care systems cannot do the job. Trying harder will not work. Changing systems will." Creating a new system that is "safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable" demands transformative change and the health information technology (IT) to support it. For the more than 2.6 million nurses who make up more than half of the national healthcare workforce, IT will be more than an enabler. This fourth edition of Nursing Informatics serves as a definitive guide to the transformation now underway, drawing insight and energy from the initiative known as Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER). Launched by a small group of nurse advocates, TIGER is a guiding force for integration of technology and informatics into education and practice nationally and provides leadership across health professions and delivery settings. Subsequently, it has developed nine collaborative sections that address critical areas for change: education and faculty development, staff development, informatics competencies, standards and interoperability, usability and clinical application design, leadership development, national health information technology agenda, virtual demonstration center, and consumer and personal health record. This new edition reflects the core tenets set forth in the recommendations made by the TIGER initiative, focusing on a range of issues: Transformation, culture change, and diffusion Competencies, education, staff development, and leadership Infrastructure, adoption, and implementation Comparative effectiveness research and personalized medicine Global initiatives The editors for this new edition include key nurse advocates and informaticians active in the TIGER initiat
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems, FHIES 2012, held in Paris, France, in August 2012. The 11 revised full papers presented together with 3 short papers in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 26 submissions. Topics of interest covered in this volume are such as software engineering; systems engineering; data engineering; applied mathematics; and psychology.
Retrieval Medicine is a core, concise and practical text covering the complex clinical and logistical problems experienced in the retrieval environment. Focusing on evidence-based management and clear clinical guidance, this easily portable handbook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to this growing field for all health professionals involved in the retrieval and transfer of critically ill patients. Covering the practice of acute, emergency and critical care medicine in the transport environment, this handbook provides the practical guidance and clinical knowledge to enable medical practitioners to function independently in highly variable and resource limited environments with acutely unwell, unstable and often clinically undifferentiated patients over long durations. Closely mapped to the Royal College of Surgeons syllabus on retrieval and transfer medicine, this title comprehensively covers all aspects of retrieval medicine, from basic flight physiology to more complex retrievals and common pitfalls. Authored by an authoritative, international team of expert editors and specialist authors, this clinically focused text is complemented by a range of checklists and reference tools for practical and accessible use in the field. These deliver core information for use in the primary retrieval setting, allowing the retreivalist to structure their approach to a crisis and correct the problem with suggested interventions. Topics include retrieval systems and coordination, crisis resource management, shock, and a range of chapters focusing on responding to specific areas of medicine when encountered in the retrieval environment, such as cardiology and obstetrics and gynaecology.
Like many words, the term "immunomics" equates to different ideas contingent on context. For a brief span, immunomics meant the study of the Immunome, of which there were, in turn, several different definitions. A now largely defunct meaning rendered the Immunome as the set of antigenic peptides or immunogenic proteins within a single microorganism - be that virus, bacteria, fungus, or parasite - or microbial population, or antigenic or allergenic proteins and peptides derived from the environment as a whole, containing also proteins from eukaryotic sources. However, times have changed and the meaning of immunomics has also changed. Other newer definitions of the Immunome have come to focus on the plethora of immunological receptors and accessory molecules that comprise the host immune arsenal. Today, Immunomics or immunogenomics is now most often used as a synonym for high-throughput genome-based immunology. This is the study of aspects of the immune system using high-throughput techniques within a conc- tual landscape borne of both clinical and biophysical thinking.
Recent advances in drug discovery have been rapid. The second edition of Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery has been completely updated to include topics that range from new technologies in target identification, genomic analysis, cheminformatics, protein analysis, and network or pathway analysis. Each chapter provides an extended introduction that describes the theory and application of the technology. In the second part of each chapter, detailed procedures related to the use of these technologies and software have been incorporated. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology (TM) series format, the chapters include the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results in the laboratory. Thorough and intuitive, Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery, Second Edition seeks to aid scientists in the further study of the rapidly expanding field of drug discovery.
With development of implants and in vivo detection devices comes the complication of the interaction between the materials used in the devices and biological fluids. This book examines these interactions causing fouling in biosensors and the serious issue of thrombus formation. The chemistry of surface-protein and surface-cell interactions is considered, the coatings and strategies re the avoidance of fouling are compared and the expert contributors provide a comprehensive look at the physical chemistry of the implant surface and the fouling problem. Finishing with a discussion of the future for surface modified biosensors in point-of-care devices and microfluidic technologies, this book provides an important addition to the literature suitable for professional researchers in academia and industry and postgraduate students.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2011, held in Bled, Slovenia, in July 2011.
The 42 revised full and short papers presented together with 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 113 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on knowledge-based systems; data mining; special session on AI applications; probabilistic modeling and reasoning; terminologies and ontologies; temporal reasoning and temporal data mining; therapy planning, scheduling and guideline-based care; and natural language processing.
Welcome to the proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Biomedical Image R- istration (WBIR). Previous WBIRs took place in Bled, Slovenia (1999), at the UniversityofPennsylvania,USA(2003)andinUtrecht,TheNetherlands(2006). This year, WBIR was hosted by the Institute Mathematics and Image Proce- ing and the Fraunhofer Project Group on Image Registration and it was held in Lub eck, Germany. It provided the opportunity to bring together researchers from all over the world to discuss some of the most recent advances in image registration and its applications. We had an excellent collection of papers that were reviewed by at least three reviewers each from a 35-member Program Committee assembled from a wor- wide community of registration experts. This year 17 papers were accepted for oral presentation, while another 7 papers were accepted as poster papers. We believe all of the conference papers were of excellent quality. Registration is a fundamental task in image processing used to match two or more pictures taken, for example, at di?erent times, from di?erent sensors, or from di?erent viewpoints. Establishing the correspondence of structures within medical images is fundamental to diagnosis, treatment planning, and surgical guidance. The conference papers address state-of-the-art techniques for prov- ing reliable and e?cient registration techniques, thereby imposing relationships between speci?c application areas and appropriate registration schemes. We are grateful to all those who contributed to the success of WBIR 2010.
This volume of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series comprises th the scienti?c proceedings of the 10 International Workshop on Digital Mammography (IWDM), which was held June 16-18, 2010 in Girona, Cata- nia. The IWDMmeetingstraditionallybringtogetheradiversesetofresearchers (physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers), clinicians (radi- ogists, surgeons) and representatives of industry, who are jointly committed to developing technology, not just for its own sake, but to support clinicians in the early detection and subsequent patient management of breast cancer. The IWDM conference series was initiated at a 1993 meeting of the SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium in San Jose, CA, with subsequent meetings hosted every two yearsbyresearchersaroundthe world. Former workshopswereheld in York, England (1994), Chicago, IL USA (1996), Nijmegen, The Netherlands (1998), Toronto, Canada (2000), Bremen, Germany (2002), Durham, NC, USA (2004), Manchester, UK (2006) and Tucson, AZ USA (2008). Each of these scienti?c events was combined with very successful and focused industrial and research exhibits, which demonstrated the milestones of digital mammography over the years. A total number of 141 paper submissions from 21 countries were received. Each of these four-page abstract submissions was reviewed in a blind process by at least two members of the Scienti?c Committee, which led to a ?nal selection of 46 oral presentations and 57 posters during the two and one-half days of scienti?c sessions.
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