Books by Subject
- 2006 CRCnetBASERobert Lacombe.
- Advanced technologies in rehabilitation : empowering cognitive, physical, social and communicative skills through virtual reality, robots, wearable systems and brain-computer interfaces2009 ebraryedited by Andrea Gaggioli, Emily A. Keshner, Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, and Giuseppe Riva.Sect. I. Advanced Technologies in Rehabilitation: An Introduction -- Sect. II. Training and Technology as an Aid in Functional Gaines -- Sect. III. Rules that Govern Recovery of Function -- Sect. IV. Using the Body's Own Signals to Augment Therapeutic Gaines -- Sect. V. Technology Incorporates Cognition and Action -- Sect. VI. Technology Enhances the Impact of Rehabilitation Programs.
- Aligning FDA and CMS review : recent initiatives have sought to close gaps between the two federal agencies' medical technology evaluation processes2015written by Liz Richardson.Recent initiatives have sought to close gaps between the two federal agencies' medical technology evaluation processes.
- 2013 ClinicalKey[edited by] Jan Ehrenwerth, James B. Eisenkraft, James M. Berry.1. Medical gases: storage and supply -- 2. The Anesthesia machine and workstation -- 3. Anesthesia vaporizers -- 4. Breathing circuits -- 5. Waste anesthetic gases and scavenging systems -- 6. Anesthesia ventilators -- 7. Humidification and filtration - 8. Respiratory gas monitoring -- 9. Monitoring ventilation -- 10. Capnography -- 11. Pulse oximetry -- 12. Blood pressure monitoring -- 13. Electrocardiographic monitoring -- 14. Temperature monitoring -- 15. Monitoring neuromuscular blockade -- 16. Airway equipment -- 17. Pediatric anesthesia systems and equipment -- 18. Infusion pumps -- 19. Noninvasive temporary pacemakers and defibrillators -- 20. Infection prevention: recommendations for practice -- 21. Computing and the Internet in clinical practice -- 22. Perioperative informatics -- 23. Vigilance, alarms, and integrated monitoring systems -- 24. Ergonomics of the anesthesia workspace -- 15. Simulation equipment, techniques, and applications -- 26. Closed-circuit anesthesia -- 27. Anesthesia delivery in the MRI environment -- 28. Anesthesia at high altitude -- 29. Anesthesia in difficult locations and in developing countries -- 30. Hazards of the anesthesia delivery system -- 31. Electrical and fire safety -- 32. Machine checkout and quality assurance -- 33. Risk management and medicolegal aspects of anesthesia equipment -- 34. Standards and regulatory considerations.
- 2013 CRCnetBASERobert S. Matson.Omics & microarrays revisited -- The commercial microarrays -- Supports & surface chemistries -- The arraying processes -- Gene expression microarray-based applications -- Protein microarray applications -- Multiplex assays.
- 2014 SpringerW. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., editor ; illustrated by Rebekah Dodson.This comprehensive atlas defines the role of robotic surgery in cardiac surgical practice and provides a wealth of practical didactic advice. The Editor has assembled a group of experts in the field to define the complete operative pathway of each procedure for surgeons who desire to become a complete robotic cardiac surgeon. To reduce the learning curve, the atlas includes hints and procedure pitfalls that are derived from the experiences of the chapter contributors. The most important cardiac operations, including valve repair and replacement as well as coronary surgery, are detailed but using the latest robotic methods. Atlas of Robotic Cardiac Surgery is richly illustrated with the highest quality illustrations. Anaesthesia and cardiopulmonary support preparation for each operation is featured, and selected references have been provided to emphasize evidence-based outcomes from previously published data. As such, this book will influence and be essential reading for both practicing and trainee surgeons in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.
- Atomic force microscopy, scanning nearfield optical microscopy and nanoscratching : application to rough and natural surfaces2006 SpringerG. Kaupp.
- 2011 CRCnetBASE[edited by] Raymond Tong.
- 2015 WileyCarlos Reyes-Aldasoro.As its title suggests, this innovative book has been written for life scientists needing to analyse their data sets, and programmers, wanting a better understanding of the types of experimental images life scientists investigate on a regular basis. Each chapter presents one self-contained biomedical experiment to be analysed. Part I of the book presents its two basic ingredients: essential concepts of image analysis and Matlab. In Part II, algorithms and techniques are shown as series of 'recipes' or solved examples that show how specific techniques are applied to a biomedical experiments like Western Blots, Histology, Scratch Wound Assays and Fluoresence. Each recipe begins with simple techniques that gradually advance in complexity. Part III presents some advanced techniques for the generation of publication quality figures. The book does not assume any computational or mathematical expertise.
- 2015 Wiley[edited by] Joo Hwee Lim, Sim Heng Ong, Wei Xiong.Overview of biomedical image understanding methods / Wei Xiong, Jierong Cheng, Ying Gu, Shimiao Li and Joo Hwee Lim -- Medical image segmentation and its application in cardiac MRI / Dong Wei, Chao Li and Ying Sun -- Retinal vascular measurements with VAMPIRE / Emanuele Trucco, Andrea Giachetti, Lucia Ballerini, Devanjali Relan, Alessandro Cavinato and Tom MacGillivray -- Analyzing cell and tissue morphologies using pattern recognition algorithms / Hwee Kuan Lee, Yan Nei Law, ChaoHui Huang and Choon Kong Yap -- 3D nonrigid image registration by Parzenwindow based normalized mutual information / Rui Xu, YenWei Chen, Shigehiro Morikawa and Yoshimasa Kurumi -- 2D/3D image registration for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair / Shun Miao and Rui Liao -- Motion tracking in medical images / Chuqing Cao, Chao Li and Ying Sun -- Blood smear analysis and malaria infection detection from blood cell images / Wei Xiong, SimHeng Ong, Joo Hwee Lim, Jierong Cheng and Ying Gu -- Liver tumor segmentation using SVM framework and pathology characterization / Jiayin Zhou, Yanling Chi, Weimin Huang, Wei Xiong, Wenyu Chen, Jimin Liu and Sudhakar K. Venkatesh -- Benchmarking lymph node metastasis classification for gastric cancer staging / Su Zhang, Chao Li, Shuheng Zhang, Lifang Pang and Huan Zhang -- The use of knowledge in biomedical image analysis / Florence Cloppet -- Active shape model for contour detection of anatomical structure / Huiqi Li and Qing Nie.
- 2008Gail Baura.
- 2016 ScienceDirectedited by Damien Coyle.Part I: User training. Advances in user-training for mental-imagery-based BCI control: Psychological and cognitive factors and their neural correlates / C. Jeunet, B. N?Kaoua, F. Lotte -- Part II: Non-invasive decoding of 3D hand and arm movements. From classic motor imagery to complex movement intention decoding: The noninvasive Graz-BCI approach / G.R. Müller-Putz, A. Schwarz, J. Pereira, P. Ofner -- 3D hand motion trajectory prediction from EEG mu and beta bandpower / A. Korik, R. Sosnik, N. Siddique, D. Coyle -- Multisession, noninvasive closed-loop neuroprosthetic control of grasping by upper limb amputees / H.A. Agashe, A.Y. Paek, J.L. Contreras-Vidal -- Part III: Patients studies and clinical applications. Brain?computer interfaces in the completely locked-in state and chronic stroke / U. Chaudhary, N. Birbaumer, A. Ramos-Murguialday -- Brain?machine interfaces for rehabilitation of poststroke hemiplegia / J. Ushiba, S.R. Soekadar -- Neural and cortical analysis of swallowing and detection of motor imagery of swallow for dysphagia rehabilitation?A review / H. Yang, K.K. Ang, C. Wang, K.S. Phua, C. Guan -- A cognitive brain?computer interface for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / M.R. Hohmann, T. Fomina, V. Jayaram, N. Widmann, C. Förster, J. Just, M. Synofzik, B. Schölkopf, L. Schöls, M. Grosse-Wentrup -- Brain?computer interfaces for patients with disorders of consciousness / R.M. Gibson, A.M. Owen, D. Cruse -- Part IV: Non-medical applications. A passive brain?computer interface application for the mental workload assessment on professional air traffic controllers during realistic air traffic control tasks / P. Aricò, G. Borghini, G. Di Flumeri, A. Colosimo, S. Pozzi, F. Babiloni -- 3D graphics, virtual reality, and motion-onset visual evoked potentials in neurogaming / R. Beveridge, S. Wilson, D. Coyle -- Part V: BCI in practice and usability considerations. Interfacing brain with computer to improve communication and rehabilitation after brain damage / A. Riccio, F. Pichiorri, F. Schettini, J. Toppi, M. Risetti, R. Formisano, M. Molinari, L. Astolfi, F. Cincotti, D. Mattia -- BCI in practice / D.J. McFarland, T.M. Vaughan.
- 2014 SpringerGerd Grübler, Elisabeth Hildt, editors.This volume summarizes the ethical, social and cultural contexts of interfacing brains and computers. It is intended for the interdisciplinary community of BCI stakeholders. Insofar, engineers, neuroscientists, psychologists, physicians, care-givers and also users and their relatives are concerned. For about the last twenty years brain-computer-interfaces (BCIs) have been investigated with increasing intensity and have in principle shown their potential to be useful tools in diagnostics, rehabilitation and assistive technology. The central promise of BCI technology is enabling severely impaired people in mobility, grasping, communication, and entertainment. Successful applications are for instance communication devices enabling locked-in patients in staying in contact with their environment, or prostheses enabling paralysed people in reaching and grasping. In addition to this, it serves as an introduction to the whole field of BCI for any interested reader. -- Provided by publisher.
- 2015M. Becker [and others].
- 2011 CRCnetBASELaurence J. Street.The hospital team -- Surgery and surgical teams -- Anesthesia -- Selected hospital medical units -- General departments -- Index of procedures -- Introduction -- Abdominal wall defect repair -- Ambulatory ECG monitoring -- Amniocentesis -- Anesthesia, general -- Anesthesia, local -- Angiography -- Angioplasty -- Aortic aneurysm graft -- Appendectomy -- Arthroscopy of knee -- Bariatric surgery -- Biopsy, bone marrow -- Biopsy, breast -- Biopsy, liver -- Biopsy, lung -- Biopsy, prostate -- Bladder suspension -- Blood pressure measurement -- Blood trasfusion -- Breast augmentation surgery -- Breast reduction surgery -- Caesarean section -- Cardiac output measurement -- Carotid endarterectomy -- Cataract removal -- Chemotherapy -- Cholecystectomy -- Circumcision -- Colonoscopy -- Colostomy -- Cornea transplant -- Coronary artery bypass graft -- Craniotomy -- Cystectomy -- Cystoscopy -- Defibrillation -- Dilatation and curettage -- Discectomy -- Electrocardiogram -- Electroconvulsive therapy -- Electroencephalogram -- Episiotomy -- Fetal monitoring -- Gastrectomy -- Heart transplant -- Heart valve surgery -- Hemodialysis -- Hemorrhoidectomy -- Hip arthroplasty -- Hysterectomy -- Hysteroscopy -- Ileostomy -- In vitro fertilization -- Incisional hernia surgery -- Inguinal hernia repair -- INTACS -- Kidney transplant -- Knee arthroplasty -- Labor and delivery -- Laminectomy -- Laryngectomy -- LASIK -- Lithotripsy -- Liver transplant -- Mastectomy, lumpectomy -- Mastectomy, radical -- Mastectomy, simple -- Myringotomy -- Pacemaker application -- Patent ductus arteriosus repair -- Peritoneal dialysis -- Prostate surgery -- Pulse oximetry -- Radiation therapy -- Septoplasty -- Shunt for hydrocephalus -- Splenectomy -- Stress test -- Thyroidectomy -- Tonsillectomy -- Total parenteral nutrition -- Tracheostomy -- Tubal ligation -- Uterine ablation -- Vasectomy.
- 2008 ebraryedited by Rifat Latifi.Internatiional virtual e-hospital : the Balkans journey / Rifat Latifi -- Integrating telemedicine and telehealth : putting it all together / Ronald S. Weinstein [and others] -- The do's and don't's when you establish telemedicine and e-health (not only) in developing countries / Rifat Latifi -- The last challenges and barriers to the development of telemedicine programs / Charles R. Doarn -- Creating telehealth networks from existing infrastructures / Brett Harnett -- Network design for telemedicine : e-health using satellite technology / Georgi Graschew [and others] -- Changing from paper to paperless hospitals in busy academic centers / Keith Shelman -- Telemedicine in extreme conditions : disasters, war, remote sites / Ronald C. Merrell, Stephen W. Cone, and Azhar Rafiq -- Technologies for complex and critical care telemedicine / Laurence S. Wilson -- Intensive care telemedicine : evaluating a model for proactive remote monitoring and intervention in the critical care setting / Robert H. Groves Jr., Barry W. Holcomb Jr., and Marshall L. Smith -- Telemedicine in neurosciences / K. Ganapathy and Aditi Ravindra -- Telemedicine in primary health care / Anastasia Kastania -- Telemedicine for home health and the new patient : when do we really need to go to the hospital? / Elizabeth A. Krupinski -- Telerehabilitation : current perspectives / Deborah Theodoros and Trevor Russell -- Telemedicine and wound care / Cheri A. Ong -- Telemedicine for pathology / Ekaterine Kldiashvili -- Tele-dermatology in Australia / Jim Muir and Lex Lucas -- Telemedicine in oncology : European perspective / Markus Mohr -- The authority and utility of internet information / Ronald C. Merrell, Stephen W. Cone, and Azhar Rafiq -- Telepresence and telemedicine in trauma and emergency / Rifat Latifi.
- 2006 CRCnetBASEPieter Walstra, Jan T.M. Wouters, T.J. Geurts.
- 2013Daniel McConnell Aukes.A balance between complexity and functional capabilities has been explored since the first years of multi-fingered robotic hands. In an age where DC motors are the de facto standard for actuation in robotics, the problem of needing to operate in a human-sized world puts severe constraints and limits on actuator size and placement in hands. While many successful examples of fully-actuated designs exist, these designs generally reflect the trade-offs and sacrifices imposed by such constraints. In that light, underactuation, employing fewer actuators than degrees of freedom, has gained attention as a method to achieve many of the functional capabilities of fully-actuated hands with fewer constraints on actuators and transmissions. Underactuated hands also have distinct advantages over fully actuated hands, especially when used on mobile robots, due to their reduced weight and control complexity, and the potential for increased robustness. However there is typically a trade-off in terms of reduced controllability or manipulability when handling grasped objects. When designing underactuated hands, extra care must be taken during the design process to ensure that such hands will grasp a wide range of object sizes and shapes robustly, particularly when friction is low and uncertain. Despite these concerns, underactuated hands have become increasingly popular in robotic and prosthetic applications. Robotic hands are also a venue in which novel, secondary mechanisms are often found. Devices such as differentials, valves, clutches, and low-power, shape-changing actuators have been used to improve grasp robustness on a wider range of objects and allow users more grasping and manipulation options. However, the location and placement of secondary actuators has not been studied in a comprehensive way with respect to the types of actuation methods possible. This is due in part to the lack of general analytic tools which enable designers to rapidly investigate their designs prior to the prototyping stage. Additionally, much of the analysis in the field of robotic hands is done once basic design choices have already been made, making subsequent analyses specific only to a set of design parameters specific to those choices. The same point can be made regarding quality metrics, which suffer from fragmented utilization due to the many different emphases placed on different design requirements. The primary goal of this thesis is to provide a framework for the analysis and evaluation of underactuated robotic hands. The first chapter discusses both the broad motivations for studying robotic hands and the specific contributions of this thesis. The next chapter reviews relevant designs from literature, analyses that have accompanied them, uses of secondary devices in underactuated hands, and the progress that dynamics simulators have made towards representing reality. In the next chapters, the issues related to modeling abstract, generic hand designs is discussed, and a kinematic framework is introduced to derive the force relationships between actuator and grasped object for many mechanisms commonly encountered in underactuated hands. Chapter 6 discusses difficulties associated with solving static force equations, and several methods are introduced to accomplish this. The last of these options relies on three-dimensional rigid-body dynamic simulations to evaluate the performance of compliant, underactuated mechanisms which may encounter conditions such as coulomb friction in contact and and damping at the joints. In the next chapters, these force relationships are derived and discussed for specific hand designs in the context of a force-field representation, and several performance metrics are derived which measure a hand's ability both to acquire and retain objects. The benefits of secondary actuation mechanisms are then discussed with two specific examples. First is the SRI/Stanford/Meka hand, a tendon-driven, compliant, underactuated hand capable of locking individual joints. Second is a mechanism implemented on the Seabed Hand, which increases the range of graspable objects and allows users to selectively change grasp properties based on their specific control needs. Finally, the impacts of friction are discussed, and the trends from simulations are compared with experimental data. From these experiments the benefits of secondary mechanisms can be demonstrated in a frictional world as well.
- 2006 SpringerJohn Clarkson, Patrick Langdon, and Peter Robinson (eds).
- 2015Robert Wachter.For the past few decades, technology has been touted as the cure for all of healthcare's ills, yet medicine stubbornly resisted computerization-- until now. Thanks largely to billions of dollars in federal incentives, healthcare has finally gone digital. Wachter examines healthcare at the dawn of its computer age, and shows how technology is changing care at the bedside. He questions whether government intervention has been useful or destructive-- and does so with clarity, insight, humor, and compassion.
- 2012 CRCnetBASEAlexander Scarlat ; foreword by John Halamka."This book introduces readers to structured systems analysis and the medications domains. It starts off with top-down decomposition of workflows and data. It applies structured systems analysis methodology and tools to electronic prescription, computerized physician order entry, drug dispensation, medication administration, and clinical decision support. Providing a comprehensive view of the EHR/EMR, the text covers user interface considerations, reporting requirements, and standards and vocabularies for meaningful use. Assuming no previous clinical and/or informatics knowledge, the author uses accessible language and includes over 250 figures and 100 review questions with answers"--Provided by publisher.
- 2010 SpringerSabine Roeser, editor.Moral heuristics and risk / Cass R. Sunstein -- Here's how I feel : don't trust your feelings! / Ronald de Sousa -- If I look at the mass I will never act : psychic numbing and genocide / Paul Slovic -- Marketing risk : emotional appeals can promote the mindless acceptance of risk / Ross Buck and Whitney A. Davis -- Emotions as aids and obstacles in thinking about risky technologies / Dylan Evans -- Risk assessment as virtue / Sabine Döring and Fritz Feger -- Emotions and judgments about risk / Robert C. Roberts -- The moral risks of risky technologies / Peter Goldie -- Ethical imagination : broadening laboratory deliberations / Simone van der Burg -- Emotion in risk regulation : competing theories / Dan M. Kahan -- Emotions within the bounds of pure reason : emotionality and rationality in the acceptance of technological risks / Dieter Birnbacher -- Emotions involved in risk perception : from sociological and psychogical risk studies towards a neosentimentalist meta-ethics / Felicitas Kraemer -- Risk emotions and risk judgments : passive bodily experience and active moral reasoning in judgmental constellations / Mark Coecklebergh -- Emotional reflection about risks / Sabine Roeser.
- 2008 SpringerHelaine Selin (ed.).v. 1. A-K -- v. 2. L-Z.
- 2015 SpringerMatthew Kroh, Sricharan Chalikonda, editors.Essentials of Robotic Surgery is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of-the-art approach to robotic surgery within the broad confines of general surgery. Sections address preliminary issues surgeons face when initially undertaking robotics. These areas include training, basic techniques, setup, and general troubleshooting. Subsequent chapters focus on specific disease processes and the robotic applications for those procedures. Written by experts in the field, each of these sections address patient selection, preoperative considerations, technical conduct of the most common operations, and avoiding complications. A brief review of the existing literature addressing the particular topic follows in each section. The text concludes with chapters on other robotic platforms beyond the only current FDA approved device (Intuitive Surgical) as well as future directions, including single-site, enhanced imaging, 3-D modeling, and tele-proctoring, including to and distant site surgery. Extensive illustrations and links to video make this an interactive text. Essentials of Robotic Surgery is of great value to general surgeons and associated sub-specialists, trainees including residents and fellows, fully trained surgeons looking to start a robotic surgery practice, and experienced robotic surgeons looking to expand the types of procedures that they currently perform robotically.
- Evaluating new technologies : methodological problems for the ethical assessment of technology developments2009 SpringerPaul Sollie, Marcus Düwell, editors.Argues that the world must critically assess the potential pitfalls of new technologies in advance. This book addresses methodological issues with regard to the ethical evaluation of new and emerging technology. It focuses on the concept of uncertainty that, unlike the notion of risk, is greatly undervalued in the field of ethics.
- 2012 SpringerAnthony G. Gallagher, Gerald C. O'Sullivan.Agents of Change -- Simulations for Procedural Training -- Human Factors in Acquiring Medical Skill; Perception and Cognition -- Human Factors in Acquiring Medical Skills; Learning and Skill Acquisition in Surgery -- Metrics for the Measurement of Skill -- Metric-Based Simulation Training -- Validation of Metrics Coupled to Simulation Training -- Metric-Based Training to Proficiency: What Is It and How Is It Done? -- Didactic Education and Training for Improved Intraoperative Performance: e-Learning Comes of Age -- Simulation Training for Improved Procedural Performance -- Simulation In and For Medicine: Where Next? -- Proficiency-Based Progression Simulation Training: A To-Do List for Medicine.
- 2011Daniel Chávez-Clemente.The interest in using legged robots for a variety of terrestrial and space applications has grown steadily since the 1960s. At the present time, a large fraction of these robots relies on electric motors at the joints to achieve mobility. The load distributions inherent to walking, coupled with design constraints, can cause the motors to operate near their maximum torque capabilities or even reach saturation. This is especially true in applications like space exploration, where critical mass and power constraints limit the size of the actuators. Consequently, these robots can benefit greatly from motion optimization algorithms that guarantee successful walking with maximum margin to saturation. Previous gait optimization techniques have emphasized minimization of power requirements, but have not addressed the problem of saturation directly. This dissertation describes gait optimization techniques specifically designed to enable operation as far as possible from saturation during walking. The benefits include increasing the payload mass, preserving actuation capabilities to react to unforeseen events, preventing damage to hardware due to excessive loading, and reducing the size of the motors. The techniques developed in this work follow the approach of optimizing a reference gait one move at a time. As a result, they are applicable to a large variety of purpose-specific gaits, as well as to the more general problem of single pose optimization for multi-limbed walking and climbing robots. The first part of this work explores a zero-interaction technique that was formulated to increase the margin to saturation through optimal displacements of the robot's body in 3D space. Zero-interaction occurs when the robot applies forces only to sustain its weight, without squeezing the ground. The optimization presented here produces a swaying motion of the body while preserving the original footfall locations. Optimal displacements are found by solving a nonlinear optimization problem using sequential quadratic programming (SQP). Improvements of over 20% in the margin to saturation throughout the gait were achieved with this approach in simulation and experiments. The zero-interaction technique is the safest in the absence of precise knowledge of the contact mechanical properties and friction coefficients. The second part of the dissertation presents a technique that uses the null space of contact forces to achieve greater saturation margins. Interaction forces can significantly contribute to saturation prevention by redirecting the net contact force relative to critical joints. A method to obtain the optimal distribution of forces for a given pose via linear programming (LP) is presented. This can be applied directly to the reference gait, or combined with swaying motion. Improvements of up to 60% were observed in simulation by combining the null space with sway. The zero-interaction technique was implemented and validated on the All Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer (ATHLETE), a hexapod robot developed by NASA for the transport of heavy cargo on the surface of the moon. Experiments with ATHLETE were conducted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, confirming the benefits predicted in simulation. The results of these experiments are also presented and discussed in this dissertation.
- 2015 SpringerKazunori Kihara, editor.Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Gasless Single-Port RoboSurgeon Surgery -- Chapter 2. Gasless Single-Port RoboSurgeon Retroperitoneoscopic Radical Nephrectomy -- Chapter 3. Gasless Single-Port RoboSurgeon Retroperitoneoscopic Partial Nephrectomy -- Chapter 4. Gasless Two-Port Access RoboSurgeon Retroperitoneoscopic Radical Nephroureterectomy -- Chapter 5. Gasless Single-Port RoboSurgeon Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy -- Chapter 6. Gasless Single-Port RoboSurgeon Retroperitoneoscopic Radical Prostatectomy -- Chapter 7. Gasless Single-Port RoboSurgeon Total Cystectomy with Urinary Diversion -- Chapter 8. Gasless Single-Port RoboSurgeon Partial Cystectomy: A Hybrid Technique Combining an Intravesical and Extravesical approach -- Chapter 9. Gasless Single-Port RoboSurgeon Retroperitoneoscopic Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection and Inguinal Hernia Prevention -- Chapter 10. Application of the RoboSurgeon System in Medical Care.
- 2011 SpringerGary E. Marchant, Braden R. Allenby, Joseph R. Herkert, editors ; foreword by Peter A. French.At the same time that the pace of science and technology has greatly accelerated in recent decades, our legal and ethical oversight mechanisms have become bogged down and slower. This book addresses the growing gap between the pace of science and technology and the lagging responsiveness of legal and ethical oversight society relies on to govern emerging technologies. Whether it be biotechnology, genetic testing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, computer privacy, autonomous robotics, or any of the other many emerging technologies, new approaches are needed to ensure appropriate and timely regulatory responses. This book documents the problem and offers a toolbox of potential regulatory and governance approaches that might be used to ensure more responsive oversight.
- 2005 SpringerScott M. Strayer, Peter L. Reynolds, Mark H. Ebell, editors.Also available: Print – 2005
- 2013 WileyTrevor L. Strome.Chapter 1. Toward Healthcare Improvement Using Analytics -- Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Healthcare Analytics -- Chapter 3. Developing an Analytics Strategy to Drive Change -- Chapter 4. Defining Healthcare Quality and Value -- Chapter 5. Data Quality and Governance -- Chapter 6. Working with Data -- Chapter 7. Developing and Using Effective Indicators -- Chapter 8. Leveraging Analytics in Quality Improvement Activities -- Chapter 9. Basic Statistical Methods and Control Chart Principles -- Chapter 10. Usability and Presentation of Information -- Chapter 11. Advanced Analytics in Healthcare -- Chapter 12. Becoming an Analytical Healthcare Organization.
- 2006edited by Ronald E. Doel and Thomas Söderqvist.Introduction : what we know, what we don't and why it matters -- Where are we now? : the challenges of writing recent science -- Why science writers should forget Carl Sagan and read Thomas Kuhn : on the troubled conscience of a journalist -- The history of now : reflections on being a "contemporary archivist" -- Whose history? : ethics, lawsuits, national security, and the writing of contemporary history -- The politics of commissioned histories (revisited) -- From behind the fence : threading the labyrinths of classified historical research -- On ethics, scientists, and democracy : writing the history of eugenic sterilization -- Witnesses to history : issues in biography and ethics -- What is the use of writing lives of recent scientists? -- Scholarship as self-knowledge : a case study -- Secrecy, politics, and science : probing the meaning of the cold war -- The politics of phosphorus-32 : a Cold War fable based on fact -- Secrecy and science revisited : from politics to historical practice and back -- History detectives : new ways of approaching modern science, medicine, and technology -- The conflict of memories and documents : dilemmas and pragmatics of oral history -- Reading photographs : photographs as evidence in writing the history of modern science -- New voices : neglected and novel perspectives -- What we still don't know about South-North technoscientific exchange : North-centrism, scientific diffusion and the social studies of science -- Witnessing the witnesses : potentials and pitfalls of the witness seminar in the history of twentieth century medicine -- "The mutt historian" : the perils and opportunities of doing history of science on-line.
- 2009 CambridgeAlso available: Print – 2009
- 2006Ilias G. Maglogiannis, Kostas Karpouzis, Manolis Wallace.E-health is closely related with networks and telecommunications when dealing with applications of collecting or transferring medical data from distant locations for performing remote medical collaborations and diagnosis. In this book we provide an overview of the fields of image and signal processing for networked and distributed e-health applications and their supporting technologies. The book is structured in 10 chapters, starting the discussion from the lower end, that of acquisition and processing of biosignals and medical images and ending in complex virtual reality systems and techniques providing more intuitive interaction in a networked medical environment. The book also discusses networked clinical decision support systems and corresponding medical standards, WWW-based applications, medical collaborative platforms, wireless networking, and the concepts of ambient intelligence and pervasive computing in electronic healthcare systems.
- 2016Executive Office of the President, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
- v. 1-14, 2008-15. SpringerCutter, Anthony Mark; Gordijn, Bert; Marchant, Gary Elvin; Murphy, Colleen; Pompidou, Alain; Roeser, Sabine.Technologies are developing faster and their impact is bigger than ever before. Synergies emerge between formerly independent technologies that trigger accelerated and unpredicted effects. Alongside these technological advances new ethical ideas and powerful moral ideologies have appeared which force us to consider the application of these emerging technologies. In attempting to navigate utopian and dystopian visions of the future, it becomes clear that technological progress and its moral quandaries call for new policies and legislative responses. Against this backdrop this new book series from Springer provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and normative analysis of emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment, society and/or humanity. These will include, but be no means limited to nanotechnology, neurotechnology, information technology, biotechnology, weapons and security technology, energy technology, and space-based technologies.
- 2012 CRCnetBASEDimitris Rizopoulos."Preface Joint models for longitudinal and time-to-event data have become a valuable tool in the analysis of follow-up data. These models are applicable mainly in two settings: First, when focus is in the survival outcome and we wish to account for the effect of an endogenous time-dependent covariate measured with error, and second, when focus is in the longitudinal outcome and we wish to correct for nonrandom dropout. Due to their capability to provide valid inferences in settings where simpler statistical tools fail to do so, and their wide range of applications, the last 25 years have seen many advances in the joint modeling field. Even though interest and developments in joint models have been widespread, information about them has been equally scattered in articles, presenting recent advances in the field, and in book chapters in a few texts dedicated either to longitudinal or survival data analysis. However, no single monograph or text dedicated to this type of models seems to be available. The purpose in writing this book, therefore, is to provide an overview of the theory and application of joint models for longitudinal and survival data. In the literature two main frameworks have been proposed, namely the random effects joint model that uses latent variables to capture the associations between the two outcomes (Tsiatis and Davidian, 2004), and the marginal structural joint models based on G estimators (Robins et al., 1999, 2000). In this book we focus in the former. Both subfields of joint modeling, i.e., handling of endogenous time-varying covariates and nonrandom dropout, are equally covered and presented in real datasets"-- Provided by publisher.
- 2005- WileyKirk, Raymond E.; Othmer, Donald F.Includes risk management, enterprise resource planning, outsourcing, combinatorial synthesis and technology, functional foods, process automation, electronic chemicals, specialty silicones, mergers and acquisitions, nanoparticles, bioinformatics, ISO 14000, micron-scale chemical analysis, medical applications of biodegradable materials, product development, strategies, drug discovery strategies, chemistry of aging, single-site catalysis, custom manufacturing, and global chemical market analysis.
- 2009 ClinicalKeyedited by Barry DiBernardo, Jason N. Pozner.Aging skin: intrinsic aging and chronic photoaging -- CO₂ laser applications: new fractional and traditional CO₂ laser resurfacing and CO₂ laser blepharoplasty -- Erbium and other ablative technologies -- Fractionated lasers -- Intense pulsed light -- Radiofrequency -- Laser hair removal -- Laser acne treatment -- Advances in light-emitting diodes (LED) technology and therapy -- Laser lipolysis --Non-invasive body contouring -- Low level laser therapy in hair loss -- Clinical photography for laser and light-based therapies.
- 2002 CRCnetBASEedited by Ronald W. Waynant ; foreword by the late Dr. Leon Goldman.Also available: Print – 2002
- 2015 SpringerIssam El Naqa, Ruijiang Li, Martin J. Murphy, editors.This book provides a complete overview of the role of machine learning in radiation oncology and medical physics, covering basic theory, methods, and a variety of applications in medical physics and radiotherapy. An introductory section explains machine learning, reviews supervised and unsupervised learning methods, discusses performance evaluation, and summarizes potential applications in radiation oncology. Detailed individual sections are then devoted to the use of machine learning in quality assurance; computer-aided detection, including treatment planning and contouring; image-guided radiotherapy; respiratory motion management; and treatment response modeling and outcome prediction. The book will be invaluable for students and residents in medical physics and radiation oncology and will also appeal to more experienced practitioners and researchers and members of applied machine learning communities.
- 2012 Wileyedited by Mark Wigglesworth and Terry Wood.
- 2008 ClinicalKey[edited by] Peter J. Papadakos, Burkhard Lachmann ; editorial assistant, Laraine Visser-Isles."One of the key tools in effectively managing critical illness is the use of mechanical ventilator support. This essential text helps you navigate this rapidly evolving technology and understand the latest research and treatment modalities. A deeper understanding of the effects of mechanical ventilation will enable you to optimize patient outcomes while reducing the risk of trauma to the lungs and other organ systems."--Publisher's website.
- 2006 CRCnetBASE[edited by] Theodore R. Kucklick.
- 2003Cheng, Michael.
- 2006. CRCnetBASEedited by Joseph D. Bronzino.Infrared imaging applied to dentistry -- Use of infrared imaging in veterinary medicine -- Standard procedures for infrared imaging in medicine -- Infrared detectors and detector arrays -- Infrared camera characterization -- Infrared camera and optics for medical applications -- sect. IV. Medical informatics. Hospital information systems: their function and state -- Computer-based patient records -- Overview of standards related to the emerging health care information infrastructure -- Introduction to informatics and nursing -- Non-AI decision making -- Medical informatics and biomedical emergencies: new training and simulation technologies for first responders -- sect. V. Biomedical sensors. Physical measurements -- Biopotential electrodes -- Electrochemical sensors -- Optical sensors -- Bioanalytic sensors -- Biological sensors for diagnostics -- sect. VI. Medical instruments and devices. Biopotential amplifiers -- Bioelectric impedance measurements -- Implantable cardiac pacemakers -- Medical instruments and devices used in the home -- Virtual instrumentation: applications in biomedical engineering -- sect. VII. Clinical engineering. Clinical engineering: evolution of a discipline -- Management and assessment of medical technology -- Risk factors, safety, and management of medical equipment -- Clinical engineering program indicators -- Quality of improvement and team building -- A standards primer for clinical engineers -- Regulatory and assessment agencies -- Applications of virtual instruments in health care -- sect. VIII. Ethical issues associated with the use of medical technology. Beneficence, nonmaleficence, and medical technology -- Ethical issues related to clinical research. Noninvasive arterial blood pressure and mechanics -- Cardiac output measurement -- External defibrillators -- Implantable defibrillators -- Implantable stimulators for neuromuscular control -- Respiration -- Mechanical ventilation -- Essentials of anesthesia delivery -- Electrosurgical devices -- Biomedical lasers -- Instrumentation for cell mechanics -- Blood glucose monitoring -- Atomic force microscopy: probing biomolecular interactions -- Parenteral infusion devices -- Clinical laboratory: separation and spectral methods -- Clinical laboratory: nonspectral methods and automation -- Noninvasive optical monitoring -- Sect. I. Biomedical signal analysis. Biomedical signals: origin and dynamic characteristics, frequency-domain analysis -- Digital biomedical signal acquisition and processing -- Compression of digital biomedical signals -- Time-frequency signal representations for biomedical signals -- Wavelet (time-scale) analysis in biomedical signal processing -- Higher-order spectral analysis -- Neural networks in biomedical signal processing -- complexity, scaling, and fractals in biomedical signals -- Future directions: biomedical signal processing and networked multimedia communications -- sect. II. Imaging. X-ray -- Computed tomography -- Magnetic resonance imaging -- Nuclear medicine -- Ultrasound -- Magnetic resonance microscopy -- Positron-emission tomography (PET) -- Electrical impedance tomography -- Medical applications of virtual reality technology -- Sect. III. Infrared imaging. Advances in medical infrared imaging -- The historical development of thermometry and thermal imaging in medicine -- Physiology of thermal signals -- Quantitative active dynamic thermal IR-imaging and thermal tomography in medical diagnostics -- Thermal texture maps (TTM): concept, theory, and applications -- IR imagers as fever monitoring devices: physics, physiology, and clinical accuracy -- Infrared imaging of the breast - an overview -- Functional infrared imaging of the breast: historical perspectives, current applications, and future considerations -- Detecting breast cancer from thermal infrared images by asymmetry analysis -- Advanced thermal image processing -- Biometrics: face recognition in thermal infrared -- Infrared imaging for tissue characterization and function -- Thermal imaging in diseases of the skeletal and neuromuscular systems -- Functional infrared imaging in clinical applications -- Thermal imaging in surgery --
- 2008 SpringerBert Gordijn, Ruth Chadwick, editors.
- 2014 CRCnetBASEKeith Willson, Keith Ison, and Slavik Tabakov.Medical equipment and its life cycle -- Medical device risk, regulation and governance : an overview -- Approaches to equipment management : structures and systems -- Purchase and replacement : allocating priorities and managing resources -- Evaluating devices and technologies for replacement and equipping -- Equipment training for clinical and technical users -- Assessing maintenance and support needs -- Maintenance contract management -- Adverse incidents, investigations, control and monitoring -- Supporting research and development -- Disposal -- Sources of information for equipment management professionals -- Improving performance: quality, indicators, benchmarking and audit.
- 2007 ebraryedited by James D. Westwood, Randy S. Haluck, Helene M. Hoffman, Greg T. Mogel, Roger Phillips, Richard A. Robb, and Kirby G. Vosburgh.
- v. 1-3, 2006. CRCnetBASEv. 2, 2006 CRCnetBASEv. 3, 2006 CRCnetBASESU Catalog (SearchWorks) Click LINK above for Print location/circulation status.edited by Mohamed Gad-el-Hak.[v. 1]. MEMS, introduction and fundamentals -- [v. 2]. MEMS, design and fabrication -- [v. 3]. MEMS, applications.
- 2011 CRCnetBASE[edited by] David Lo, Siau-Cheng Khoo, Jiawei Han, Chao Liu.1. Specification mining : a concise introduction / David Lo ... [et al.] -- 2. Mining finite-state automata with annotations / Leonardo Mariani ... [et al.] -- 3. Adapting grammar inference techniques to mine state machines / Neil Walkinshaw and Kirill Bogdanov -- 4. Mining API usage protocols from large methods traces / Michael Pradel and Thomas R. Gross -- 5. Static API specification mining : exploiting source code model checking / Mithun Acharya and Tao Xie -- 6. Static specification mining using automata-based abstractions / Eran Yahav ... [et al.] -- 7. DynaMine : finding usage patterns and their violations by mining software repositories / Benjamin Livshits and Thomas Zimmermann -- 8. Automatic inference and effective application of temporal specifications / Jinlin Yang and David Evans -- 9. Path-aware static program analyses for specification mining / Muralikrishna Ramanathan, Ananth Grama, and Suresh Jagannathan -- 10. Mining API usage specifications via searching source code from the Web / Suresh Thummalapenta, Tao Xie, and Madhuri R. Marri -- 11. Merlin : specification inference for explicit information flow problems / Benjamin Livshits ... [et al.] -- 12. Lightweight mining of object usage / Andrzej Wasylkowski and Andreas Zeller.
- 2015 Springer Protocolsedited by Avraham Rasooly, Keith E. Herold.Mobile device for disease diagnosis and data tracking in resource-limited settings -- Microfluidic devices for nucleic acid (NA) isolation, isothermal NA amplification, and real-time detection -- Mobile based gold nanoprobe TB diagnostics for point-of-need -- Immunofluorescence microtip sensor for point-of-care tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis -- Improving lateral-flow immunoassay (LFIA) diagnostics via biomarker enrichment for mHealth -- Microfluidic toner-based analytical devices: Disposable, lightweight, and portable platforms for point-of-care diagnostics with colorimetric detection -- Detection of protein biomarker using a blood glucose meter -- Microchip ELISA coupled with cell phone to detect ovarian cancer HE4 biomarker in urine -- Point-of-care rare cell cancer diagnostics -- Mobile flow cytometer for mHealth -- Mobile fiber-optic sensor for detection of oral and cervical cancer in the developing world -- Opto-fluidics based microscopy and flow cytometry on a cell phone for blood analysis -- Optofluidic device for label-free cell classification from whole blood -- A wearable sensing system for assessment of exposures to environmental volatile organic compounds -- Quantitative point-of-care (POC) assays using measurements of time as the readout: A new type of readout for mHealth -- Smartphone-based fluorescence detector for mHealth -- Two-layer lab-on-a-chip (LOC) with passive capillary valves for mHealth medical diagnostics -- Spectrometry with consumer-quality CMOS cameras -- Mobile phone based electrochemiluminescence detection in paper-based microfluidic sensors -- iStethoscope: A demonstration of the use of mobile devices for auscultation -- iPhysiometer: A smartphone photoplethysmograph for measuring various physiological indices -- Smartphone attachment for stethoscope recording -- Use of smartphones and portable media devices for quantifying human movement characteristics of gait, tendon reflex response, and Parkinson's disease hand tremor -- Measuring tremor with a smartphone -- The use of single-electrode wireless EEG in biobehavioral investigations -- Smartphone based monitoring system for long-term sleep assessment -- Intracranial ventricular catheter placement with a smartphone assisted instrument -- High-resolution microendoscope for the detection of cervical neoplasia -- Skin lesions image analysis utilizing smartphones and cloud platforms -- Melanoma and other skin lesion detection using smart handheld devices.
- 2006 Springeredited by J. Vincent Edwards, Gisela Buschle-Diller, and Steven C. Goheen.
- 2006 Springeredited by William B. Coleman and Gregory J. Tsongalis.Pt. I. Introduction. An historical perspective on the clinical diagnostic laboratory / Robert E. Moore -- Pt. II. Basic molecular biology. An overview of nucleic acid chemistry, structure, and function: the foundations of molecular biology / William B. Coleman -- Extraction of nucleic acids / Paul N. Bogner and Anthony A. Killeen -- Nucleic acid blotting techniques: theory and practice / Terry Amiss and Sharon collins Presnell -- The polymerase chain reaction / William B. Coleman and Gregory J. Tsongalis -- Bioinformatics: computer-based approaches to genetic analysis / Sharon L. Ricketts -- Pt. III. Molecular diagnostic technologies. PCR-based methods for mutation detection / Ian M. Frayling, Emma Monk, and Rachel Butler -- Alternative methods for amplified nucleic acid testing / Deborah A. Payne and Laurie E. Sower -- Electrophoretic methods for mutation detection and DNA sequencing / W. Edward Highsmith, Jr. -- Single-nucleotide polymorphisms: testing DNA variation for disease association / Ulrich Broeckel and Martin J. Hessner -- Microarray approaches to gene expression analysis / David Neil Hayes and Matthew Meyerson -- Methods for analysis of DNA methylation / Alexander Dobrovic -- Pt. IV. Other clinical diagnostic technologies / Flow Cytometry / Joseph A. DiGiuseppe -- Medical cytogenetics / Martha B. Kaegle -- Fluorescence In situ hybridization: a major milestone in luminous cytogenetics / Suneel D. Mundle and Robert J. Koska -- Immunohistochemistry / John Hunt ... [et al.] -- Lser capture microdissection / C. Robert Bagnell, Jr. -- Pt. V. Quality assurance in the molecular diagnostics laboratory. Framework for quality assurance in molecular diagnostics / Marlene Sabbath-Solitare, Selwyn J. Baptist, and Teresita Cuyegkeng Redondo -- Verification of molecular assays / Brent L. Seaton -- Standards and standardization of molecular diagnostics / John P. Jakupciak and Catherine D. O'Connell -- Laboratory-developed tests in molecular diagnostics / Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez and Carleton T. Garrett -- Pt. VI. Applications of molecular diagnostics for genetic diseases. An overview of molecular genetics / Elaine Weidenhammer and Gregory J. Tsongalis -- Genetic basis of neurologic neuromuscular diseases / Narasimhan Nagan ... [et al.] -- Molecular mechanisms of endocrine disorders / Amy Potter and John A. Phillips III -- Molecular pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease / Alan H.B. Wu -- Molecular diagnostics in coagulation / Enrique Ballesteros -- Cystic fibrosis / Eugene H. Lewis III ... [et al.] -- Prenatal genotyping for identification of identification of fetuses at risk for immune cytopenic disorders / Martin J. Hessner and Brian R. Curtis -- Personalized medicine / Karen McCullough -- Pt. VII. Applications of molecular diagnostics for human cancers. Molecular pathogenesis of human cancer / William B. Coleman and Gregory J. Tsongalis -- Application of molecular diagnostics to hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer / Ian M. Frayling ... [et al.] -- Molecular genetic applications to the diagnosis of lymphoma / William N. Rezuke, Jr. and Gregory J. Tsongalis -- Molecular genetic abnormalities in acute and chronic leukemias / Pei Lin and L. Jeffrey Medeiros -- Pt. VIII. Applications of molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases. Molecular testing for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae / Alexandra Valsamakis -- Human Papillomavirus / Theresa M. Voytek and Gregory J. Tsongalis -- Molecular diagnosis for HIV-1 / Angela M. Caliendo and Charles E. Hill -- Hepatitis C / D. Robert Dufour -- Cytomegalovirus / Angela M. Caliendo and Nell S. Lurain -- Pt. IX. Applications of molecular diagnostics for identity-based testing. HLA typing using molecular methods / John L. Schmitz -- Molecular analysis for forensic casework and parentage testing / Tracey Dawson Cruz -- Molecular assessment of bone marrow transplant engraftment / Jessica K. Booker -- Use of DNA-based identity testing for specimen identification / Andrew Ricci Jr. and Gregory J. Tsongalis -- Pt. X. Issues for the clinical molecular pathology laboratory. Genetic counseling considerations in molecular diagnosis / Myra I. Roche -- Ethical, social, and legal issues related to molecular genetic testing / Jennifer L. Herbst and Jon F. Merz.
- v.1-2, 2011 Springerv.2 (2011) SpringerAyman S. El-Baz, Rajendra Acharya U, Majid Mirmehdi, Jasjit S. Suri.
- 2005 NCBI Bookshelf[prepared by NCBI]."This book contains information on how to use My NCBI, a tool developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) that replaces a previous feature called Cubby. This documentation is part of a growing collection of searchable help documents being produced for several resources available at NCBI."
- Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program : supplement to the President's budget for fiscal year 2008 : a report2007by the Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council.
- 2012 SpringerVolker Dietz, Tobias Nef, William Zev Rymer, editors.Introduction: rationale for robot use -- Part I: Basic framework -- Part II: How do we apply technology (robots) for treatment challenges and limitations: a theoretical framework -- Part III: Robots for upper extremity recovery in stroke/spinal cord injury: technological aspects -- Part IV: Robots for upper extremity recovery in stroke/spinal cord injury: clinical applications -- Part V: Robotics for lower extremity (locomotion): technological aspects -- Part VI: Robotics for lower extremity (locomotion): clinical applications -- Part VII: Specifics aspects of neurorehabilitation technology: robots versus passive systems -- Part VIII: Specifics aspects of neurorehabilitation technology: lower extremity robots -- Part IX: Specifics aspects of neurorehabilitation technology: restoration of bladder function after stroke/spinal cord injury -- Epilogue: what lies ahead.
- 2012 Springeredited by Michael Balls, Robert D. Combes, Nirmala Bhogal.Current developments in cell culture technology / Glyn Stacey -- Embryonic stem cells in safety pharmacology and toxicology / Tina C. Stummann and Susanne Bremer -- Trends in cell culture technology / Uwe Marx -- Tissue engineering in the development of replacement technologies / Kevin M. Shakesheff and Felicity R.A.J. Rose -- Toxicity testing of nanomaterials / Amanda M. Schrand ... [et al.] -- Physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models in toxicity testing and risk assessment / John C. Lipscomb ... [et al.] -- In silico methods for toxicity prediction / Robert D. Combes -- Luminescent quantum dots for molecular toxicology / Shivang R. Dave -- Engineering quasi-vivo, in-vitro organ models / Tommaso Sbrana and Arti Ahluwalia -- ECVAM and new technologies for toxicity testing / Susanne Bremer ... [et al.] -- Medium to high throughput screening : microfabrication and chip-based technology / Yuan Wen, Xudong Zhang, and Shang-Tian Yang -- The use of genomics in model in vitro systems / Daniel A. Casciano -- The use of integrated and intelligent testing strategies in the prediction of toxic hazard and in risk assessment / Michael Balls, Robert D. Combes, and Nirmala Bhogal.Also available: Print – 2012
- 2006 SpringerW. Schlegel, T. Bortfeld, A.-L. Grosu (eds.) ; with contributions by J.R. Adler ... [et al.] ; foreword by L.W. Brady, H.-P. Heilmann, and M. Molls.Also available: Print – 2006
- 2009 ClinicalKeyedited by Murad Alam, Jeffrey S. Dover.Basic concepts -- Definition and proposed mechanisms of non-invasive skin tightening -- Energy devices for tightening and lifting -- Broadband light and laser -- Radiofrequency energy and hybrid devices -- Ultrasound tightening of facial and neck skin -- Tightening and lifting with sutures and implants -- Lifting with barbed sutures -- Neck lifting with implants in patients with weak chins -- Tightening and lifting with injectables -- Lifting with fat transplantation and rebalancing -- Lifting with fillers -- Lifting with neuromodulators -- Fat reduction, tightening and lifting off the face -- Non-ablative tightening and lifting on the body -- Physical stressors for fat reduction: cold, heat, and suction -- Ultrasound for fat reduction and body contouring -- Laser lipolysis -- Chemical lipolysis on the body.
- Nuclear medicine technology : review questions for the board examinations. Fourth edition. [4th ed.]2013 SpringerKaren Ramer, Eleanor Mantel, Janet S. Reddin, Gang Cheng, Abass Alavi.This book prepares students and technologists for registry examinations in nuclear medicine technology by providing practice questions and answers with detailed explanations, as well as a mock registry exam.The questions are designed to test the basic knowledge required of nuclear medicine technologists, as well as the practical application of that knowledge.The topics covered closely follow the content specifications and the components of preparedness as published by the certification boards.This 4th edition includes expanded coverage of positron emission tomography and other new procedures and practices in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
- 2008 SpringerK. Ramer, A. Alavi.
- 2011 SpringerAndrzej Moniuszko, Dharmesh Patel.Tackling the Multiple-Choice Test -- Practice Test #1: Difficulty Level - Easy -- Practice Test #2: Difficulty Level - Moderate -- Practice Test #3: Difficulty Level - Hard.
- Optimizing patient treatment decisions in an era of rapid technological advances : models and insights2013Shan Liu.How can chronically ill patients make the best treatment decisions when there is uncertainty about the costs and effectiveness of new and emerging treatments? We investigate this question by evaluating new medical technologies and interventions focusing on chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Chronic HCV affects approximately 3 million Americans and has been historically difficult to treat. New and emerging treatments show great promise in providing better health outcomes, but at a significantly higher cost. Using decision-analytic Markov models, we first examine the cost-effectiveness of various disease monitoring strategies before treatment initiation, and the improved use of a new genetic marker-guided therapy to target HCV treatment to patients. We then investigate the cost-effectiveness of population screening policies to detect and treat the estimated 2 million Americans who are unaware of their chronic HCV infection. Motivated by this applied work, we consider the general theoretical question of how long a patient with a treatable chronic disease should wait for more effective treatments to emerge before undergoing currently available treatment. This decision involves a difficult tradeoff between the deterioration of a patient's health and the magnitude of technological improvement over time. We model the patient-level treatment adoption decision problem as an optimal stopping problem using a discrete-time, finite-horizon Markov Decision Process framework. We present structural properties of the model, analytical results, and a numerical example for chronic HCV treatment. Results of this work can inform both individuals and organizations in making treatment decisions in the presence of rapid medical technology advancement.
- 2006 ScienceDirectby John S. Pruitt, Tamara Adlin.The next frontier for user-centered design : making user representations more usable -- The persona lifecycle : a framework for the persona approach -- Phase 1: Family planning (planning a persona effort) -- Phase 2: Conception & gestation (creating personas) -- Phase 3: Birth & maturation (launching and communicating personas) -- Phase 4: Adulthood (using personas) -- Phase 5: Lifetime achievement and retirement (ROI and reuse of personas) -- Contributed chapters: Users, roles and personas / by Larry Constantine -- Storytelling and narrative / by Whitney Quesenbery -- Reality and design maps / by Tamara Adlin & Holly Jamesen -- Marketing versus design personas / by Bob Barlow-Busch -- Why personas work : the psychological evidence / by Jonathan Grudin -- Appendix A: G4K organizational archetype and sample persona -- Appendix B: Example personas from real projects -- Appendix C: Sample image release form.
- 2014 ScienceDirectKamal Biswas.The pharmaceutical industry needs a shot in the arm - and not a moment too soon. The executive suite is mired in a bygone era, a time when extensive, well-funded pharmaceutical R & D produced blockbuster drugs, kept everything in-house and reaped the financial rewards. But that way of working needs to change. Executives now need to know what the technologists in their companies are doing in order to survive the next decade. Written for those new to industry, as well as for experienced professionals or specialists looking to expand their knowledge, this book is a must-read for business executive.
- 2012 SpringerAndreas Krause, Michael O'Connell, editors.
- 2012 CRCnetBASEMonte F. Hancock, Jr.What is data mining and what can it do? -- The data mining process -- Problem definition (Step 1) -- Data evaluation (Step 2) -- Feature extraction and enhancement (Step 3) -- Prototyping plan and model development (Step 4) -- Model evaluation (Step 5) -- Implementation (Step 6) -- Supervised learning Genre section 1 - Detecting and characterizing known patterns -- Forensic analysis Genre Section 2 -Detecting, characterizing, and exploiting hidden patterns -- Genre Section 3 - Knowledge : Its acquisition, representation, and use.
- 2007 CRCnetBASESusanne Prokscha.Also available: Print – 2007
- 2014 SpringerDaria Mochly-Rosen, Kevin Grimes, editors.Written by the founders of the SPARK program at Stanford University, this book is a practical guide designed for professors, students and clinicians at academic research institutions who are interested in learning more about the drug development process and how to help their discoveries become the novel drugs of the future. Often many potentially transformative basic science discoveries are not pursued because they are deemed "too early" to attract industry interest. There are simple, relatively cost-effective things that academic researchers can do to advance their findings to the point that they can be tested in the clinic or attract more industry interest.Also available: Print – 2014
- 2012 SpringerUlrich Spandau, Heinrich Heimann.Since the development of 23G vitrectomy in 2004, the technique has revolutionized retinal surgery by overcoming a number of the problems associated with 20G and 25G systems and offering significant improvements in surgical capability and fluidics. This important book first discusses the instruments and equipment employed in 23G vitrectomy and then explains, step by step, the various surgical techniques with the aid of informative diagrams and many high-quality photos. In addition, videos are included that document the different procedures, from the straightforward to the demanding. This book will serve as an immensely useful guide for all surgeons who are intending to make use of this exciting and increasingly used technique.
- 2009 SpringerBarton F. Branstetter IV, editor.
- 2012 SpringerStephen Goundrey-Smith.Philosophical and Social Framework of Electronic Medicines Management -- History and Context of Electronic Prescribing in the US and UK -- Organization Benefits of Electronic Prescribing -- EP Systems as a Risk Management Tool -- Data Support for Electronic Medicines Management -- Electronic Medicines Management: Support for Professional Practice -- Electronic Medicines Management and Non-medical Prescribing -- Electronic Prescribing and Future Priorities.
- 2012 SpringerTim Benson.Part 1. Principles of Health Interoperability -- The Health Information Revolution -- Why Interoperability is Hard -- Models -- UML and XML -- Privacy -- Standards Development Organizations -- Part 2. HL7 and Interchange Formats -- HL7 Version 2 -- The HL7 V3 RIM -- Constrained Information Models -- Clinical Document Architecture -- HL7 Dynamic Model -- IHE XDS -- Part 3. SNOMED and Terminology -- Clinical Terminology -- Coding and Classification Schemes -- SNOMED CT -- SNOMED CT Concept Model -- Using SNOMED and HL7 Together.
- 2012 CRCnetBASEMichael F. Lawrence, John Verzani."Preface About this book Two common types of user interfaces in statistical computing are the command line interface (CLI) and the graphical user interface (GUI). The usual CLI consists of a textual console in which the user types a sequence of commands at a prompt, and the output of the commands is printed to the console as text. The R console is an example of a CLI. A GUI is the primary means of interacting with desktop environments, such as Windows and Mac OS X, and statistical software, such as JMP. GUIs are contained within windows, and resources, such as documents, are represented by graphical icons. User controls are packed into hierarchical drop-down menus, buttons, sliders, etc. The user manipulates the windows, icons, and menus with a pointer device, such as a mouse. The R language, like its predecessor S, is designed for interactive use through a command line interface (CLI), and the CLI remains the primary interface to R. However, the graphical user interface (GUI) has emerged as an effective alternative, depending on the specific task and the target audience. With respect to GUIs, we see R users falling into three main target audiences: those who are familiar with programming R, those who are still learning how to program, and those who have no interest in programming. On some platforms, such as Windows and Mac OS X, R has graphical front-ends that provide a CLI through a text console control. Similar examples include the multi-platform RStudioTM IDE, the Java-based JGR and the RKWard GUI for the Linux KDE desktop. Although these interfaces are GUIs, they are still very much in essence CLIs, in that the primary mode of interacting with R is the same. Thus, these GUIs appeal mostly to those who are comfortable with R programming"-- Provided by publisher.
- Promoting access to medical technologies and innovation : intersections between public health, intellectual property and trade2013 WIPOWorld Health Organization, WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization.Also available: Print – 2013
- 2011 CRCnetBASEPaul Murrell.An introduction to R graphics -- Traditional graphics. Simple usage of traditional graphics -- Customizing traditional graphics -- Grid graphics. Trellis graphics : the lattice package -- The grammar of graphics : the ggplot2 package -- The grid graphics model -- The grid graphics object model -- Developing new graphics functions and objects -- The graphics engine. Graphics formats -- Graphical parameters -- Graphics packages. Graphics extensions -- Plot extensions -- Graphics for categorical data -- Maps -- Node-and-edge graphs -- 3D graphics -- Dynamic and interactive graphics -- Importing graphics -- Combining graphics systems.
- 2016 SpringerKen Herrmann, Omgo E. Nieweg, Stephen P. Povoski, editors.Part 1 Introduction -- The History of Radioguided Surgery: Early Historical Milestones and the Development of Later Innovative Clinical Applications -- Part 2 Detailed Methodology Part -- Physics of Radioguided Surgery -- The use of intraoperative small and large field of view gamma cameras for radioguided surgery -- Surgical Navigation -- Tracers applied in radioguided surgery -- Radiation Safety and Dosimetry -- Part 3 Clinical Application: Breast -- Radioguided sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy in breast cancer -- Radioguided Surgery for Non-Palpable Breast Lesions: I-125 Radioactive Seed Localization.- Radioguided Surgery for Non-Palpable Breast Lesions: Technetium-99m Radioguided Occult Lesion Localization (ROLL) -- Part 4 Clinical Application: Skin -- Radioguided sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy in cutaneous melanoma -- Part 5 Clinical Application: Head and Neck -- Sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy in oral cancer -- Part 6 Clinical Application: Thyroid and Parathyroid -- Radioguided sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy in thyroid cancer -- Radioguided Parathyroid Surgery -- Radioguided surgery of thyroid carcinoma recurrences -- Part 7 Clinical Application: Urogenital Tract -- Radioguided sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymphatic mapping in urogenital malignancies -- Radioguided sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy in Gynaecological malignancies -- Part 8 Clinical Application: Gastrointestinal Tract -- Radioguided sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy in oesophago-gastric -- Radioguided sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy in colorectal cancer -- Radioguided surgery in gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors -- Part 9 Clinical Application: Thoracic -- Radioguided sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) -- Radioguided surgery of small pulmonary nodules -- Part 10 Miscellaneous -- Radioguided localization of bone lesions -- Radioguided monitoring of systemic leakage during isolated limb perfusion -- Radioimmunoguided Surgery: Intraoperative radioimmunodetection for the radioguided localization and resection of tumors -- 18F-FDG-Directed Surgery and 18F-FDG-Directed Interventional Procedures -- Part 11 Outlook: New techniques, image fusion, optical imaging -- Fluorescent tracers, hybrid tracers -- Magnetic Advances in Cancer Surgery -- Ultrasound fusion -- Part 12 Examples (conventional techniques and innovations). .
- 2011 SpringerJean V. Joseph, Hitendra R.H. Patel, editors.Anatomical Aspects of the Extra- and Retroperitoneal Space / Ahmed E. Ghazi and Jean V. Joseph -- Essential Instruments in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery / Ty T. Higuchi and Matthew T. Gettman -- Upper Tract Retroperitoneal Access Techniques / Ahmed E. Ghazi and Jean V. Joseph -- Laparoscopic and Robotic Adrenalectomy / Edmund Y. Ko, Richard T. Schlinkert and Mitchell R. Humphreys -- Retroperitoneoscopic Simple and Radical Nephrectomy / Guillaume Ploussard, Andras Hoznek, Laurent Salomon, Claude C. Abbou and Alexandre de la Taille -- Laparoscopic and Robotic Partial Nephrectomy / Lori M. Dulabon and Michael D. Stifelman -- Retroperitoneal Robotic Partial Nephrectomy / James R. Porter -- Laparoscopic and Robotic Mid and Distal Ureteral Reconstructive Surgery / Alireza Moinzadeh -- Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy / Sijo J. Parekattil, Hany N. Atalah and Li-Ming Su -- Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymphadenectomy in Prostate Cancer / Evangelos Liatsikos, Minh Do, Panagiotis Kallidonis, Iason Kyriazis and Alan McNeil, et al. -- Laparoscopic Simple Prostatectomy / Xavier Cathelineau, Rafael E. Sanchez-Salas, Eric Barret, Francois Rozet and Marc Galiano, et al. -- Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy / Sarah P. Psutka and Douglas M. Dahl -- Robot-Assisted Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Prostatectomy / Thomas T. Hoang, Satya B. Allaparthi and Ingolf A. Tuerk -- Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Retroperitoneal Surgery / Michael A. White and Jihad H. Kaouk -- On the Horizon / Jean V. Joseph and Hitendra R. H. Patel.
- 2016 SpringerJohn W. Davis, editor.Minimally invasive access to the prostate -- The concept of surgical space creation -- Surgeon's Notebook: Beyond the Learning Curve: The Original Handouts from the American Urological Association Post-graduate Courses 2013-2015 -- The Dorsal Vein Complex -- Achieving Hemostasis and Proper Set-up for Apical Division -- The Simple Bladder Neck -- Bladder Neck -- Anatomic Variants, Prior TUR, Locally Advanced Tumors -- Neurovascular Bundle Preservation: Anatomic and Technical Considerations -- Partial Neurovascular Bundle Sparing during Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy -- Neurovascular Structure-adjacent Frozen-section Examination (NeuroSAFE) in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy -- Neurovascular Bundle -- Wide Excision -- Apex -- The Crossroads of Functional Recovery and Oncologic Control -- Post-Resection: Hemostasis, Checking for Rectal Injury, Anastomotic Leaks -- Denonvilliers Fascia -- Anatomy, Surgical Planes, Use in Reconstruction -- Vesico-urethral Anastomosis -- Putting it Back Together -- Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection -- Open Benchmarks with Lymphoscintigraphy -- Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection -- Robotic Surgery Efficiency and Space-Creation Techniques to Achieve an Extended Template -- Innovation and Orientation Challenges -- Posterior "Retzius Sparing" Technique -- Getting Out -- Closure, Prevention and Management of Hernias -- Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Extraperitoneal and Transperitoneal Techniques -- Perioperative Medical Evaluation of the Patient undergoing RARP -- Patient Positioning and Safety in Steep Trendelenburg -- Safety checklist for training and assessment in robot assisted prostate surgery -- Immediate Post-Operative Care Following Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy -- Penile Rehabilitation: Recovering Erectile Function following Prostate Cancer Treatment -- Structured Reporting of RARP Complications -- Are We Making Measurable Progress? -- Quality of Life Evaluation: What is Published and Practical for Routine Use -- Positive Surgical Margins: How to Self-Evaluate and Improve -- High Risk Pathology: State-of-the-Art Post-Operative Radiation Recommendations and Integration of Novel Genomic Risk Biomarkers -- Long-term Oncologic Outcomes -- Personalized versus Generic Patient Handouts -- Tools to Improve Patient Knowledge on Treatment Options and Peri-operative Care -- Active Surveillance and Patient Support Intervention -- A Return to Key Surgical Technique: Neurovascular Bundle Sparing with Antegrade Technique.
- 2014 SpringerChangqing Gao, editor.Robotic Cardiac Surgery is a comprehensive guide to robotic/totally endoscopic cardiac surgery. The book is intended to provide in-depth information regarding the history of robotic surgical systems, their components and principles. It emphasizes patient selection, perioperative management, anesthesia considerations and management, operative techniques and management, postoperative care and results. Extensive, detailed photographs and illustrations of different kinds of robotic surgery are also included. It provides cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, and perfusionists with a comprehensive review of current robotic cardiac surgeries and related knowledge.
- 2014 SpringerGo Watanabe, editor.1. Overview of robotic surgery -- 2. The de Vinci Surgical® systesm -- 3. Development of robotic systems -- 4. Robotic surgery in urology -- 5. Robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer -- 6. Esophageal cancer surgery: robotic esophagectomy - 7. Lateral pelvic node dissection for advanced rectal cancer: current debates and use of the robotic approach -- 8. Cardiac surgery: overview -- 9. Robotically assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting -- 10. Robotic surgery for mitral valve disease -- 11. Robotic surgery in general thoracic surgery -- 12. Robot-assisted thyroidectomy.
- 2015 SpringerGiuseppe Spinoglio, editor ; in collaboration with Alessandra Marano and Giampaolo Formisano ; forewords by Giorgio De Toma, Francesco Corcione.This book describes the current applications of the robotic system in general surgery, focusing on the technical aspects of the procedures most commonly performed by this means. It provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in robotic surgery and presents the most recently available evidence as documented in the literature. The opening chapters review robotic platforms, discuss the general advantages, limitations, and strategies of robotic surgery, and identify challenges and critical elements when setting up a robotic program. The full range of applications of the robotic system is then covered, encompassing thoracic, esophageal, gastric, hepatobiliopancreatic, splenic, colorectal, endocrine, and transplantation surgery. Detailed attention is also paid to innovative applications and future trends in the robotic platform, with inclusion of a special chapter on fluorescence imaging during robotic procedures. The book closes by considering aspects related to credentialing and privileging, such as mentoring, proctoring, and teaching modules for residents and fellows. Against the background of increasing acceptance of the robotic surgery system across the globe, this book will be invaluable for all general surgeons. There is no doubt that within general surgery the system will continue to flourish on account of its undoubted technical advantages, which minimize most of the intrinsic shortcomings of laparoscopy.
- 2012 SpringerVipul R. Patel (editor).Pt. 1. Introduction to robotic surgery -- Pt. 2. Robotic surgery of the prostate -- Pt. 3. Kidney and adrenals -- Pt. 4. Bladder cancer -- Pt. 5. Pediatric urology -- Pt. 6. Robotic microsurgery -- Pt. 7. Allied health -- Pt. 8. Executive.
- 2008 SpringerHubert John, Peter Wiklund (eds.).
- 2013 SpringerHubert John, Peter Wiklund, editors.Part I: Kidneys -- Surgical Anatomy of Kidneys and Adrenals -- Robotic Kidney Surgery -- Partial Resection of the Kidney for Renal Cancer -- Robotic Nephroureterectomy -- Robotic Pyeloplasty -- Part II: Adrenals -- Robotic Adrenal Surgery -- Part III: Pelvis -- Surgical Anatomy of Pelvic Lymph Nodes -- Robotic-Assisted Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection -- Pelvic Lymphadenectomy for Localised Prostate Cancer and Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy -- Part IV: Bladder -- Surgical Anatomy of the Bladder -- Robotic-Assisted Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer in the Female -- Male Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy -- Robotic-Assisted Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion -- Technique of Extracorporeal Urinary Diversion -- Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Ureteral Reimplantation -- Part V: Prostate -- Surgical Anatomy of the Prostate for Radical Prostatectomy -- Anatomical Aspects of the Neurovascular Bundle in Prostate Surgery -- Part VI: Benign Disease -- Robotic Adenomectomy -- Part VII: Radical Prostatectomy -- Trans- and Extraperitoneal Approach for Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy -- Radical Prostatectomy: Anterior Approach -- Robotic Prostatectomy: The Posterior Approach -- Bladder Neck Dissection During Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy -- Techniques of Nerve Sparing in Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy -- Antegrade Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Factors Impacting Potency Preservation -- Allogenic Nerve Interposition During Non-Nerve-Sparing Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy -- The Apical Dissection -- Posterior Reconstruction of the Rhabdosphincter -- The Urethrovesical Anastomosis -- Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Salvage Prostatectomy -- Outcome Measures After Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy -- Urinary Incontinence After Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy -- Part VIII: Reconstructive Urology -- Paediatric Pelvic Exenteration -- Robot-Assisted Laparoscopy for Genital Organ Prolapse -- Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Repair of Supratrigonal Vesicovaginal Fistulae with Peritoneal Flap Inlay -- Robotic Surgical Training: Imparting Necessary Skills to Future Urologic Surgeons.
- 2014 SpringerKeith Chae Kim, editor.Robotics in General Surgery provides a comprehensive review of the current applications of the robotic platform in all the general surgery subspecialties. Additionally, for each subspecialty it serves as a procedure-oriented instruction manual in terms of technical details of procedures, including fundamentals of robot positioning and trocar placement, step-by-step description of procedures, comprehensive discussions of advantages, limitations, indications, and relative contraindications of using the robotic approach. The text also discusses the challenges and steps to overcoming these challenges in transitioning from a minimally invasive to a robotic practice/surgeon. Lastly, this volume addresses emerging technology in robotics and the impact that the robotics platform will have on not only practice of surgery, but also in the education of surgeons at all levels. Written by experts in the field of robotic surgery, Robotics in General Surgery is a valuable resource for general surgeons of all levels including residents, fellows and surgeons already in practice.
- 2008 ClinicalKey[edited by] Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Ashutosh Tewari.This new reference is the first of its kind devoted to the exploding area of robotic-assisted urologic surgery. It covers setting up robotics and instrumentation, as well as adapting laparoscopic equipment to this exciting new technology. It also guides you through a full range of robotic procedures including prostatectomy, which is experiencing significant success and patient satisfaction by using robotic technology, as well as nephrectomy, adrenalectomy, vasovasostomy, and pediatric procedures. Full color illustrations help familiarize you with the latest surgical techniques and instrumentation. Cuts patient recovery time in half with coverage of robotic assisted prostatectomy. Covers all urologic procedures that are adaptable to robotic technology with chapters on cystectomy, nephrectomy, prostatectomy, vasovasostomy, and adrenalectomy. Offers full color images of procedures to enhance surgical concepts.
- Committee on Postmarket Surveillance of Pediatric Medical Devices, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Marilyn J. Field and Hugh Tilson, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
- 2010 SpringerPasi Ahonen [and others], authors ; David Wright [and others], editors."This book is a warning. It aims to warn policy-makers, industry, academia civil society organisations, the media and the public about the threats and vulnerabilities facing our privacy, identity, trust, security and inclusion in the rapidly approaching world of ambient intelligence (AmI)." "In the near future, every manufactured product - our clothes, money, appliances, the paint on our walls, the carpets on our floors, our cars, everything - will be embedded with intelligence, networks of tiny sensors and actuators, which some have termed "smart dust". The AmI world is not far off. We already have surveillance systems, biometrics, personal communicators, machine learning and more. AmI will provide personalised services - and know more about us - on a scale dwarfing anything hitherto available." "In the AmI vision, ubiquitous computing, communications and interfaces converge and adapt to the user. AmI promises greater user-friendliness in an environment capable of recognising and responding to the presence of different individuals in a seamless, unobtrusive and often invisible way. While most stakeholders paint the promise of AmI in sunny colours, there is a dark side to AmI as well." "The book identifies threats and vulnerabilities and illustrates them by means of four "dark scenarios". The authors set out a structured methodology for analysing AmI scenarios and propose safeguards to counter the foreseen threats and vulnerabilities. They make recommendations to policy-makers and other stakeholders about what they can do to maximise the benefits from ambient intelligence and minimise the negative consequences."--Jacket.
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- Science and technology in medicine : an illustrated account based on ninety-nine landmark publications for five centuries2006 SpringerAndras Gedeon.Ninety-nine landmark publications -- Timeline and topics at a glance -- The Network of interrelationships.Also available: Print – 2006
- 2012 SpringerEmilio Mordini, Dimitrios Tzovaras, editors.Introduction / Emilio Mordini, Dimitrios Tzovaras, and Holly Ashton -- Epistemological foundation of biometrics / Giampaolo Ghilardi and Flavio Keller -- Biometric recognition : an overview / Anil K. Jain and Ajay Kumar -- Biometrics, privacy and agency / Annemarie Sprokkereef and Paul de Hert -- Gait and anthropomorphic profile biometrics : a step forward / Dimosthenis Ioannidis ... (et al.) -- Activity and event related biometrics / Anastasios Drosou and Dimitrios Tzovaras -- Electrophysiological biometrics : opportunities and risks / Alejandro Riera ... (et al.) -- Intelligent biometrics / Farzin Deravi -- Behavioral biometrics and human identity / Ben A.M. Schouten, Albert Ali Salah, and Rob van Kranenburg -- Behavioral biometrics : emerging trends and ethical risks / Günter Schumacher -- Facial recognition, facial expression and intention detection / Massimo Tistarelli, Susan E. Barrett, and Alice J. O'Toole -- The transparent body : medical information, physical privacy and respect for body integrity / Emilio Mordini and Holly Ashton -- Security in the danger zone : normative issues of next generation biometrics / Irma van der Ploeg -- The dark side of the moon : accountability, ethics and new biometrics / Juliet Lodge -- Conclusions / Emilio Mordini.
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- 2012 SpringerHitendra R.H. Patel, Jean V. Joseph, editors.Lessons Learned from the Aviation Industry: Surgical Checklists / Stig Müller and Hitendra R. H. Patel -- Human Factors, Nontechnical Skills, and Surgical Training / Stig Müller, Waleed Al-Singary and Hitendra R. H. Patel -- Current State of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery / Jens J. Rassweiler, Marcel Hruza, Thomas Frede and Salvatore Micali -- Simulation and Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery / Sonal Arora, Shabnam Undre and Roger Kneebone -- Value of Virtual Reality in Medical Education / Amina A. Bouhelal, Hitendra R. H. Patel and Bijendra Patel -- The MIMIC Virtual Reality Trainer: Stepping into Three-Dimensional, Binocular, Robotic Simulation / Steven M. Lucas and Chandru P. Sundaram -- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Skills Acquisition and Procedural Proficiency in Novices Using Virtual Reality / Amina A. Bouhelal, Hitendra R. H. Patel and Bijendra Patel -- Lesson Learnt from the Military Surgeons Using Simulation in Trauma Surgery / Simon S. Fleming and John-Joe Reilly -- Clinical and Educational Benefits of Surgical Telementoring / Knut Mague Augestad, Taridzo Chomutare, Johan G. Bellika, Andrius Budrionis and Rolv-Ole Lindsetmo, et al. -- Portable Learning and Multimedia in Surgical Training / Narinderjit Singh Kullar, Stig Müller and Hitendra R. H. Patel.
- 2013 SpringerJohn G. Taylor.This book details a model of consciousness supported by scientific experimental data from the human brain. It presents how the Corollary Discharge of Attention Movement (CODAM) neural network model allows for a scientific understanding of consciousness as well as provides a solution to the Mind-Body problem. The book provides readers with a general approach to consciousness that is powerful enough to lead to the inner self and its ramifications for the vast range of human experiences. It also offers an approach to the evolution of human consciousness and features chapters on mental disease (especially schizophrenia) and on meditative states (including drug-induced states of mind). Solving the Mind-Body Problem bridges the gap that exists between philosophers of mind and the neuroscience community, allowing the enormous weight of theorizing on the nature of mind to be brought to earth and put under the probing gaze of the scientific facts of life and mind.
- 2012 CRCnetBASEedited by Mireille Gettler Summa, Léon Bottou, Bernard Goldfarb, Fionn Murtagh, Catherine Pardoux, and Myriam Touati."Data analysis is changing fast. Driven by a vast range of application domains and affordable tools, machine learning has become mainstream. Unsupervised data analysis, including cluster analysis, factor analysis, and low dimensionality mapping methods continually being updated, have reached new heights of achievement in the incredibly rich data world that we inhabit.Statistical Learning and Data Science is a work of reference in the rapidly evolving context of converging methodologies. It gathers contributions from some of the foundational thinkers in the different fields of data analysis to the major theoretical results in the domain. On the methodological front, the volume includes conformal prediction and frameworks for assessing confidence in outputs, together with attendant risk. It illustrates a wide range of applications, including semantics, credit risk, energy production, genomics, and ecology. The book also addresses issues of origin and evolutions in the unsupervised data analysis arena, and presents some approaches for time series, symbolic data, and functional data. Over the history of multidimensional data analysis, more and more complex data have become available for processing. Supervised machine learning, semi-supervised analysis approaches, and unsupervised data analysis, provide great capability for addressing the digital data deluge. Exploring the foundations and recent breakthroughs in the field, Statistical Learning and Data Science demonstrates how data analysis can improve personal and collective health and the well-being of our social, business, and physical environments. "-- Provided by publisher.
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