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Arguably medicine is either an arts-based science or a science-based art. In medieval times, clinical decisions were based on simple measures, such as the temperature of the body, the rhythm of the pulse, the consistency of the stool and the colour of the urine. Nowadays, thanks partly to modern technology, medical science has improved in many ways, as has healthcare. In particular, approaches which have their origins in Artificial Intelligence and Operational Research have a significant contribution to make in terms of improving not only diagnosis and treatment of patients, but also providing ways of managing patients in a more effective, more efficient, and more patient-friendly manner. This book focuses on the use of such Intelligent Patient Management to the benefit of clinicians, other healthcare and community practitioners and managers, patients and carers.
Dr. Paul Sanghera, the best selling author of several books in science and technology, offers a taste of the discipline of biotechnology by presenting more than 325 flashcards in this easily portable book. Primarily designed to be used with your textbook, this book is also a quick introduction to (or overview of) biotechnology. Although the book is self contained within its scope, it assumes that you have already studied the material from a textbook on biotechnology, and use this book as a quick review and reference. Special features: *Most of the essential concepts, terms, formulae, and techniques are covered. *The depth and style of the coverage makes these flashcards indexes into your memory so that if you go through these flash cards after reading a textbook, it's almost equivalent to going through the textbook once again, only in much less time. *The flashcards are largely self-contained and no reference to any other book is made. This means these cards work with any book and independent of any book. * These flashcards come in a book, not in a box of loose cards; so these are much easier to manage than those loose cards. No more loose cards, no more lost cards. *This book is designed as a convenient and portable reference for on-the-go studying. You can take it anywhere and use it when a time window becomes available.
From bandage to the bioreactor, this book looks at five different device technologies from inception to healthcare practice, drawing on medical sociology, science and technology studies and political science. It examines "evidence," regulation and governance processes, and diverse stakeholders in innovating the technologies that shape health care.
Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred via telephone, the Internet or other networks for the purpose of consulting, and sometimes remote medical procedures or examinations. Telemedicine may be as simple as two health professionals discussing a case over the telephone, or as complex as using satellite technology and video-conferencing equipment to conduct a real-time consultation between medical specialists in two different countries. Telemedicine generally refers to the use of communications and information technologies for the delivery of clinical care. This book presents the latest research in this field from around the globe.
Failure to follow one's own procedures is the single most-cited violation of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations. In this workshop in a book, Dr. Paul Sanghera, the best selling author of several books in science and technology, presents cohesive, concise, yet comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in context of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), quality assurance, and quality control. Those who can benefit from this book include students and professionals in biotechnology, health science, and other industries: especially those who are trying to meet the FDA regulations on SOPs. This is a general book for the beginners to develop a basic understanding about SOPs. Also the busy executives and managers will find this book useful for a quick introduction to SOPs. The material is presented in the format of lecture notes, which are self-contained, comprehensive within the scope of the book, and presented in an easy-to-follow logical learning sequence. All concepts are explained from scratch with enough examples and exercises. Example SOP templates are provided to put the concepts in practical context. Topics Include: *Introduction to SOPs *Effective SOPs *Producing Effective SOPs *Living with Approved SOPs: following, monitoring, and controlling SOPs *Process Based Approach to SOPs *Solutions to Self Test Exercises * Example SOP Templates *Glossary of terms Author Bio Dr. Paul Sanghera, an educator, scientist, technologist, and an entrepreneur, has a diverse background in all the fields on which biotechnology and health sciences are based including physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, and math. He holds a Master degree in Computer Science from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Physics from Carleton University, and a B.Sc. with triple major: physics, chemistry, and math. He has taught science and technology courses all across the world including San Jose State University and Brooks College. Dr. Sanghera has been involved in educational programs and research projects in biotechnology. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 research papers published in well reputed European and American research journals. As a technology manager, Dr. Sanghera has been at the ground floor of several technology startups. His responsibilities included process development and quality assurance at companies such as Netscape and MP3. He is the author of several best selling books in the fields of science, technology, and project management. He lives in Silicon Valley, California, where he currently serves as Adjunct Professor at California Institute of Nanotechnology.
Essentials of Transfusion Medicine is a concise, but comprehensive, review of all aspects of transfusion medicine including blood donation, blood typing, compatibility testing, blood administration, transfusion therapy guidelines and management of transfusion reactions. Detailed guidelines are also presented for treatment of special clinical situations such as hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplants and coagulation factor deficiencies. This book serves as a readily accessible source of the information needed in the daily practice of transfusion medicine.
This book contains the proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Health Informatics and Medical Systems (HIMS'18). Health Informatics and Medical Systems is an important area that is at the intersection of information science, computer science, social science, behavioral science and health care. This field is mainly concerned with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, processing and use of information in health and biomedicine. Health informatics is driven by computers, information and communication systems. It is a multi-disciplinary field that covers a wide spectrum of sub-fields. It combines the problem solving skills of computer scientists with health care professionals and health care givers. HIMS is an international conference that serves researchers, scholars, professionals, students, and academicians who are looking to both foster working relationships and gain access to the latest research results.
This volume (5116) of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science contains the th proceedings of the 9 International Workshop on Digital Mammography (IWDM) which was held July 20 - 23, 2008 in Tucson, AZ in the USA. The IWDM meetings traditionally bring together a diverse set of researchers (physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers), clinicians (radiologists, surgeons) and representatives of industry, who are jointly committed to developing technologies 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 years at sites around the world. Previous meetings were held in York, England; Chicago, IL USA; Nijmegen, Netherlands; Toronto, Canada; Bremen, Germany; Durham, NC USA and Manchester, UK. th The 9 IWDM meeting was attended by a very international group of participants, and during the two and one-half days of scientific sessions there were 70 oral presentations, 34 posters and 3 keynote addresses. The three keynote speakers discussed some of the "hot" topics in breast imaging today. Karen Lindfors spoke on "Dedicated Breast CT: Initial Clinical Experiences. " Elizabeth Rafferty asked the question is "Breast Tomosynthesis: Ready for Prime Time?" Finally, Martin Tornai discussed "3D Multi-Modality Molecular Breast Imaging.
HealthGrid 2008 is the sixth conference in this series of open forums for the integration of grid technologies and its applications in the biomedical, medical and biological domains to pave the path to an international research area in healthgrids. The main objective of the HealthGrid conference and the HealthGrid Association is the exchange and discussion of ideas, technologies, solutions and requirements that interest the grid and the life-sciences communities to foster the integration of grids into health.Subjects in this publication reflect the diversity of mature practice: Advancing Virtual Communities, offering a glimpse of the kind of communities that are brought together by means of collaboration grids; Public Health Informatics, exploring the diffusion of grid concepts and technologies in health informatics; Translational Bioinformatics, the contact point between medicine, healthcare and genomics; and Knowledge Management and Decision Support, one direction that is confidently expected to grow as the synergy of grids and 'evidence-based practice' in healthcare is exploited.
Current demographic, economic and social conditions which developed countries are faced with require a paradigm change for delivering high quality and efficient health services. In that context, healthcare systems have to turn from organization-centered to process-oriented and finally towards individualized patient care, also called personal care, based on ehealth platform services. Interoperability requirements for ubiquitous personalized health services reach beyond current concepts of health information integration among professional stakeholders and related Electronic Patient Records.Future personal health platforms particularly have to maintain semantic interoperability among systems using different modalities and technologies, different knowledge representation and domain experts' languages as well as different coding schemes and terminologies to include home care, as well as personal and mobile systems. This development is not restricted to regions or countries, but appears globally, requiring a comprehensive international collaboration. This publication within the series "Studies in Health Technology and Informatics" presents papers from leading international experts representing all domains involved in ehealth.
Biologists find computing bewildering; yet they are expected to be able to process the voluminous data available from the machines they buy and the datasets that has accumulated in genomic databanks worldwide. It is now increasingly difficult for them to avoid dealing with large volumes of data, that goes beyond just doing manual programming.Most books in this realm are full of equations and complex code but this book gives a much gentler entry point particularly for biologists, with code snippets users can use to cut and paste, and run on their Linux or MacOSX operating system or cloud instance. It also provides a step by step installation instructions which they can easily follow. Those who are in the field of genome sequencing and already familiar with the procedures of analysis, may also find this book useful in closing some knowledge gaps.High throughput sequencing requires high throughput and high performance computing. This book provides a gentle entry to high throughput sequencing by dealing with simple skills which the average biologist is increasingly required to master. You will find this book a breeze to read, and some suggestions in this book maybe new to you, something you might want to try out.
Biomedical Engineering is defined as the science that integrates medical and engineering sciences to improve diagnosis and treatment of patients. Only by this integration progress can be achieved. Both medical and engineering sciences comprise a huge diversity in topics, so it is imaginable that Biomedical Engineering, combining these two science areas, is even more huge. Thanks to this megadisciplinary approach many breakthroughs can be achieved. More and more research groups realize this and start new research projects, which results in a rapid increase in knowledge in Biomedical Engineering. This will only benefit the main goal of Biomedical Engineering; improving diagnosis and treatment of patients when it is spread and applied. The 2nd Regensburg Applied Biomechanics conference is special in that it realized both the distribution of new knowledge and the essential integration of medical and engineering specialists. The conference dealt with the latest results in applied biomechanics, ranging from fundamental bone strength properties via bone remodeling phenomena to new implants that replace lost human functions. Also new research areas like robot surgery and tissue engineering were discussed.
We humans are tribal, grouping ourselves by a multitude of criteria: physical, intellectual, political, emotional, etc. The Internet and its auxiliary technologies have enabled a novel dimension in tribal behavior during our recent past. This growing connectivity begs the question: Will individuals and their communities come together to solve some very urgent global problems? At MMVR, we explore ways to harness information technology to solve healthcare problems - and in the industrialized nations we are making progress. In the developing world however, things are more challenging. Massive urban poverty fuels violence and misery. Will global networking bring a convergence of individual and tribal problem-solving? Recently, a barrel-shaped water carrier that rolls along the ground was presented, improving daily life for many people. Also the One Laptop per Child project is a good example of how the industrialized nations can help the developing countries. They produce durable and simple laptops which are inexpensive to produce. At MMVR, we focus on cutting-edge medical technology, which is generally pretty expensive. While the benefits of innovation trickle downward, from the privileged few to the broader masses, we should expand this trickle into a flood. Can breakthrough applications in stimulation, visualization, robotics, and informatics engender tools as ingeniously as the water carrier or laptop? With some extra creativity, we can design better healthcare for the developing world too.
Medical Informatics (MI) is an emerging interdisciplinary science that deals with clinical health-related information, its structure, acquisition and use. MI is grounded in the principles of computer science, computational intelligence, as well as the clinical and basic sciences. This book deals with the application of computational intelligence in medical informatics. Addressing the various issues of medical informatics using different computational intelligence approaches is the novelty of this edited volume. This volume comprises of 15 chapters including an introductory chapter giving the fundamental definitions and some important research challenges.
Chapters were selected on the basis of fundamental ideas/concepts rather than the thoroughness of techniques deployed.
Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) are part of the hottest new wave of biomedical research and development today. This uniquely applications-focused book enables bio-device designers to reach new levels of success, with state-of-the-art coverage of everything from MEMS/NEMS design and fabrication to the most advanced breakthroughs in the bio-manipulation of cells and genes. Showcasing the work of leading international experts, this trail-blazing book explains the synthesis and use of metal nanoparticles in bio-sensing and drug delivery applications, including quantum dots. It explores in detail various micro and nano manipulation tools and techniques, including manipulators and endoscopes for microsurgery, in-vitro and in-vivo imaging diagnostics, and optical nano-surgery of subcellular components.
"Health, Technology and Society" looks at a range of current innovative health technologies, asking what the impetus is behind these systems, how they compare with and relate to the long tradition of health technology, and what new questions they pose for healthcare providers, users and regulators. In doing so, it explores how far new health technologies change the boundaries between the body, health, technology relationship, and assess the contribution a critical social science can make towards our understanding of this shift. At a time when many new developments are taking place in healthcare technologies, and when healthcare systems across the globe are increasingly underpinned by infrastructures dependent on information and communication technologies, this book addresses a key issue in current teaching and practice across a range of fields.
Medical information science requires analytic tools. This is achieved by developing and assessing methods and systems for the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of patient data, aided by scientific discovery. Cancer Informatics in Post-Genomic Era provides both the necessary methodology and practical information tools. Key challenges include integrating research and clinical care, sharing data, and establishing partnerships within and across sectors of patient diagnosis and treatment. Addressing important clinical questions in cancer research will benefit from expanding computational biology. The advent of genomic and proteomic technologies has ushered forth the era of genuine medicine. The promise of these advances is true personalized medicine where treatment strategies can be individually tailored and advance to initiating intervention before visible symptoms appear.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Data Integration in the Life Sciences, DILS 2007, held in Philadelphia, PA, USA in July 2007. It covers new architectures and experience on using systems, managing and designing scientific workflows, mapping and matching techniques, modeling of life science data, and annotation in data integration.
Bringing together an acclaimed group of international nursing authors to explain and critically engage with the practice implications of technology for nursing, this book covers not only health informatics, but also 'tele-nursing' and the use of equipment in clinical practice.
Volumetric, or three-dimensional, digital imaging now plays a vital role in many areas of research such as medicine and geology. Medical images acquired by tomographic scanners for instance are often given as a stack of cross-sectional image slices. Such images are called ‘volumetric’ because they depict objects in their entire three-dimensional extent rather than just as a projection onto a two-dimensional image plane. Since huge amounts of volumetric data are continually being produced in many places around the world, techniques for their automatic analysis become ever more important. Written by a computer vision specialist, this clear, detailed account of volumetric image analysis techniques provides a practical approach to the field including the following topics:
This special issue of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology presents much of the research described at the recent 2nd International Tissue Engineering Conference held in Crete in May 2005. The conference brought together over 150 researchers from around the world to examine the emerging and most advanced aspects of their particular field. The chapters reflect a diverse group of authors, including both clinicians and academicians.
Despite Pressure From The Private Sector To Market Their Own Custom Solutions, The Healthcare Industry Is Coming Around To The Idea Of Applying The Strategies Of Collaboration, Open Solutions, And Innovation To Meet The Ever-Changing Demands For Healthcare Information To Support Quality And Safety. This Book Provides A Roadmap For Improving Quality Of Care Using Electronic Health Records (EHR) And Interoperable, Consumer-Centric Health Information Solutions. Through A Series Of Case Studies, The Authors Highlight Collaborative And Innovative Initiatives That Are Already Being Used Around The World, Such As The Acclaimed Vista System From Veterans' Health And A Variety Of Other Open Source EHR Systems.
Here are the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2006, held in Xi'an, China, August 2006. The book presents 41 revised full papers and 74 revised short papers together with 4 invited papers. The papers are organized in topical sections on association rules, classification, clustering, novel algorithms, multimedia mining, sequential data mining and time series mining, web mining, biomedical mining, advanced applications, and more.
The four Primary Surgery volumes are manuals written for the non-specialist doctor and medical students. Two other volumes Trauma and Primary Anaesthesia have already been published and a fourth, Primary Mother Care is in preparation. The manuals describe what a doctor can do if s/he cannot refer a patient, both in emergency and for cold surgery'. Surgery has become fragmented into many specialties, and these manuals select methods of which the generalist can make good use. Although common problems such as Caesarean section, the resection of dead gut, and the release of pus from infected bones are highlighted, it is recognized that rare problems are fairly common, and thus the manuals aim to be comprehensive. The organization and equipment found within an operating theatre is described, and an extensive equipment list is provided. The previous volumes have been well-received, as a reader from Africa testifies: With the volume on Trauma (which never leaves the theatre) open, my colleagues and I have done several operations successfully, which we previously knew nothing about. I was especially impressed with the descriptions of how to make burr holes for intracranial bleeding. Foll
by Gerard Kielty ISBN: 978 1 84747 000 3 Published: 2006 Pages:244 Description WHY DOCTORS DON'T MAKE YOU HEALTHY CURE YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS THE SIMPLE 'DRUG FREE' WAY Mr GERARD KIELTY I.R.B. I.D.E. a Harley Street specialist has written this true, explosive, controversial and highly informative book about his work in the field of FOOD INTOLERANCE. The book is packed with all the information you need to become seriously healthy within weeks. This fascinating book will change the face of medicine forever as it explains in a down to earth and simple to understand way just how we are all poisoning ourselves each and everyday with basic food items. Heroin grows in the ground, well so does a lettuce .so why is this not a drug also? It is a drug .everything that enters our body is a drug to our brain and will have a positive or negative effect 'on' our brain. Mr Kielty explains how more than 50 different health problems can be easily cured by avoiding the foods (drugs) that cause them in the first place. Having scanned some 10,000 patients over the last 10 years. foods that generally cause most health problems. His book highlights many different health problems and explains how and why they happen, he also provides extracts from numerous testimonial letters to support his claims. His book also explains in great depth the considerable resistance that exists within the medical profession, the drug companies and many government agencies throughout the world to this advanced 'drug free' path to good health. The sale of medication makes vast fortunes each and every year for those that dispense it and for governments that trawl in vast sums in taxes on the products, so they're not about to change anything. Also, no government wants a country full of healthy pensioners...there of little use and expensive.remember: once you stop paying taxes the government have to pay you Many question are asked also of the governing bodies within the medical profession: questions such as Why are they happy to allow doctors to continue to make mistakes on a daily basis and kill more than 40,000 patients a year (107 a day) through incompetence? easily cured 'without' drugs, all that's required is to find the cause of a problem and remove it. Everybody on this planet suffers with Food Intolerance to some degree (this is a completely different thing to an Allergy) and when you poison your brain with 'drugs' called food it then gives you problems in return. It's your brain that runs your body not your taste buds or stomach, so don't give your brain a problem and it won't give you one. Within a month or so of reading this book and following the advice given you will find that a great deal of your current health problems will have either improved dramatically or cleared up altogether. About the Author Born in Southern Ireland in 1947 I had a tough but exciting childhood. One of 11 children brought up in Portobello Road in the centre of London by hardworking and caring parents. My mum and dad were far from rich but they more than made up for that with the love they gave to each of us. In those days my idea of a treat was an Orange in my Xmas stocking and once a year if I was lucky a trip to the seaside. but for us that was only a dream, what little money there was went into feeding and clothing the family and trying to keep up with the many other household bills. GERARD KIELTY I.R.B; I.D.E.
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