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Biomedical Engineering and Information Systems: Technologies, Tools and Applications

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Bridging the disciplines of engineering and medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Information Systems: Technologies, Tools and Applications, informs researchers, clinicians, and practitioners of the latest developments in diagnostic tools, decision support systems, and intelligent devices that impact and redefine research in and delivery of medical services.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
  5. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Microfluidic Applications in Vascular Bioengineering
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FLOW IN MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES
    4. FABRICATION OF MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES
    5. CELL SEPARATION
    6. DETECTION OF PATHOGENS
    7. IMMUNOASSAYS
    8. DRUG DISCOVERY
    9. OUTLOOK
  8. Chapter 2: Analysis of Biological Effect of AC-DC Electromagnetic Fields using the Lorenz Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ELECTRIC & MAGNETIC FIELDS
    4. BIOLOGY
    5. BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS
    6. RESONANCE AND ITS APPLICATION
    7. ANALYSIS OF LORENZ MODEL
    8. NUMERICAL RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  9. Chapter 3: Social and Ethical Concerns of Biomedical Engineering Research and Practice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. UTILITARIANISM VS KANTIANISM & BENEFICENCE VS NONMALEFICENCE
    4. REDEFINING DEATH: THE TERMINALLY-ILL PATIENT AND EUTHANASIA
    5. THE MORAL STANDPOINT ON EUTHANASIA
    6. TAKING CONTROL
    7. HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION
    8. CLINICAL RESEARCH: RESEARCH COMBINED WITH PROFESSIONAL CARE
    9. BIOTECH-BASED BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
    10. REGULATING MEDICAL DEVICE INNOVATION AND MARKETING
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. Case study I: Ethical Concerns on Embryonic Stem Cells
    13. Case study II: Ethical Views on Spare-Part Biomedical Engineering
    14. Case study III: Relevance of Data Acquisition and Retrieval in Healthcare
    15. Case study IV: An Example of the Process Employed by the Medical Review Team
    16. Case study V: An Example of Flow-Diagram of the Procedure Followed in Clinical Trials
  10. Chapter 4: Towards Cognitive Machines
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COGNITIVE MACHINE MODELS
    4. EXAMPLES OF COGNITIVE SYSTEMS
    5. PROCESSING AND METRICS
    6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  11. Chapter 5: Methods for Improving Foot Displacement Measurements Calculated from Inertial Sensors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SPECTRAL INVESTIGATIONS OF INERTIAL SENSOR DATA
    4. EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BAND-PASS FILTER
    5. CHAPTER DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: Image Theory for Electrical Impedance Tomography
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RECONSTRUCTION OF PIECEWISE CONTINOUS LAYERED TISSUES VIA EIT
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. APPENDIX A
  13. Chapter 7: Intelligent Decision Support System for Fetal Delivery using Soft Computing Techniques
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. ADAPTIVE NEURO-FUZZY INFERENCE SYSTEM (ANFIS)
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. Appendix A: Simulation Results
  14. Chapter 8: Handling Large Medical Data Sets for Disease Detection
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DIVISION OF ATTRIBUTES
    5. DIVISION OF TRAINING DATA
    6. RESULTS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Breast Cancer
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DIAGNOSIS AND MODELING TECHNIQUES
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: Techniques for Decomposition of EMG Signals
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DECOMPOSITION OF EMG
    4. SEGMENTATION
    5. CLASSIFICATION TECHNIQUES
    6. DECOMPOSITION OF SUPERIMPOSED WAVEFORMS
    7. PERFORMANCE COMPARISION AND DISCUSSIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 11: Regional and Community Health Information Exchange in the United States
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE
    5. STAKEHOLDERS
    6. MODELS
    7. CHALLENGES AND BARRIERS
    8. LESSONS LEARNED AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS
    9. AN EXAMPLE HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE SET UP AND ARCHITECTURE
    10. UTAH HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK
    11. INDIANA HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE
    12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    13. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: E-Medical Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WEB-SITE DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE
    4. WHAT IS WEB 2.0 AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
    5. INFORMATION PHILANTHROPY
    6. PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING
    7. WEB-BASED MEDICAL SIMULATION SYSTEMS
    8. PEER-REVIEW OF ONLINE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
    9. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION
    10. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 13: Medical Transcription a pioneer in the Healthcare Informatics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OVERVIEW
    5. AS A PROFESSION
    6. COURSE MODULE OF MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
    7. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION PROCESS
    8. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION SOFTWARE
    9. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTS
    10. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION PRODUCTION HARDWARE DETAILS
    11. HOME-BASED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
    12. OUTSOURCING OF MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
    13. ISSUES, CONTRAVERSIES, PROBLEMS
    14. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    15. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    16. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 14: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Field
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICINE (AIM)
    4. ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICAL FIELD
    5. NOVEL ISSUES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICAL FIELD9-12, 21
    6. NOVEL PERSPECTIVES IN THE FIELD OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICINE
    7. MODELING OF EXPERT SYSTEMS IN MEDICAL FIELD13-16
    8. SOLUTIONS TO CONTROVERSIES AND PROBLEMS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICINE (AIM)
    9. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN FUTURE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS
    10. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 15: Cryopreservation of Spermatozoa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CRYOBIOLOGY IN PRESERVATION
    4. BIOPHYSICS OF FREEZING
    5. SPERMATOZOA
    6. CRYOPRESERVATION OF SPERMATOZOA
    7. THE CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE
    8. EPIDIDYMAL SPERM CRYOPRESERVATION
    9. DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL CRYOPRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY
    10. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
    11. STANDARDIZATION OF FREEZING PROTOCOL USING GLYCEROL (0.87 M) AS CRYOPROTECTANT
    12. EFFECTS OF CRYOPROTECTANTS ON MOTILITY RECOVERY
    13. OPTIMUM FORMULATION
    14. MECHANISM OF CRYOPROTECTION ACTION OF CRYOPROTECTANT
    15. CONCLUSION
    16. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  22. Chapter 16: Analysis and Prediction of DNA-Recognition by Zinc Finger Proteins
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PREDICTING THE RECOGNITION OF DNA BY ZINC FINGER PROTEINS COMPUTATIONALLY
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. FUTURE SCOPE
  23. Compilation of References
  24. About the Contributors