Books by Subject
- Adhesion measurement methods theory and practice 2006CRCnetBASE
- Aligning FDA and CMS review recent initiatives have sought to close gaps between the two federal agencies' medical technology evaluation processes 2015Recent initiatives have sought to close gaps between the two federal agencies' medical technology evaluation processes.
- 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.
- Omics & microarrays revisited -- The commercial microarrays -- Supports & surface chemistries -- The arraying processes -- Gene expression microarray-based applications -- Protein microarray applications -- Multiplex assays.
- Atlas of robotic cardiac surgery 2014SpringerThis 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 surfaces 2006Springer
- Biomechatronics in medicine and health care 2011CRCnetBASE
- 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.
- Clinical procedures for medical technology specialists 2011CRCnetBASEThe 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.
- Dairy science and technology. 2nd ed. 2006CRCnetBASE
- Designing accessible technology 2006Springer
- Print MaterialFor 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.
- Digital image sequence processing, compression, and analysis 2005CRCnetBASE
- "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.
- Emotions and risky technologies 2010SpringerMoral 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.
- Encyclopedia of database technologies and applications 2006books24x7, SUNet ID login required.
- Essentials of robotic surgery 2015SpringerEssentials 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 developments 2009SpringerArgues 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.
- 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.
- Gasless single-port robosurgeon surgery in urology 2015SpringerChapter 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.
- Global information warfare how businesses, governments, and others achieve objectives and attain competitive advantages 2002CRCnetBASE
- Growing gap between emerging technologies and legal-ethical oversight the pacing problem 2011SpringerAt 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.
- Handbook of human systems integration 2003Wileych. 1. Introduction: Human Systems Integration / Harold R. Booher -- Part I. Organization, management, culture -- ch. 2. Leadership That Achieves Human Systems Integration / Charles S. Harris, et al. -- ch. 3. Human Systems Integration Roles in a Systems Acquisition Culture / Glen Hewitt and Dino Piccione -- ch. 4. Human Systems Integration and Systems Acquisition Interfaces / Edwin R. Smootz -- ch. 5. Human Systems Integration Education and Training / Brian M. Kleiner and Harold R. Booher -- Part II. Systems acquisition and management processes -- ch. 6. Human Integration Requirements in Systems Acquisition: United Kingdom Approach / John A. Harrison and Melanie Forster -- ch. 7. Human Systems Integration and Acquisition: Contractor's Perspective / Bruce E. Hamilton -- ch. 8. Human-System Measurements and Tradeoffs in System Design / Michael Barnes and David Beevis -- ch. 9. Simulation Based Acquisition / Stephen R. Olson and Andrew P. Sage -- ch. 10. User Centered Systems Engineering Framework / Lee Scott Ehrhart and Andrew P. Sage -- Part III. Methods, tools, and technologies -- ch. 11. Manpower, Personnel and Training Integration Methods and tools / Susan Archer, et al. -- ch. 12. Integrating Training into the Design and Operation of Complex Systems / Lawrence J. Hettinger -- ch. 13. Human Factors Engineering Methods and Tools / John Lockett and Jeffrey Powers -- ch. 14. System Safety Principles and Methods / Donald W. Swallom, et al. -- ch. 15. Environmental Health Hazard Analysis and Assessment / Welford C. Roberts -- ch. 16. Personnel Survivability Methodology / Richard N. Zigler and Ronald A. Weiss -- ch. 17. Cost and Benefit Analysis for Human Systems Integration / William B. Rouse and Kenneth R. Boff -- Part IV. Applications -- ch. 18. Human Systems Integration in Army Systems Acquisition / Harold R. Booher and James Minninger -- ch. 19. Human Characteristics and Measures in System Design / Nita Lewis Miller, et al. -- ch. 20. Human-Centered Shipboard Systems and Operations / Glenn A. Osga -- ch. 21. Linking Human Performance Principles to the Design of Information Systems / Linda G. Pierce and Eduardo Salas -- ch. 22. Human Systems Integration and Training for New Systems / John Klesch and William Stembler -- ch. 23. Air Traffic Control and Human Factor Integration / Anne Mavor and Christopher Wickens -- ch. 24. Human Systems Integration & New Product Development / William B. Rouse.
- Handbook of image quality characterization and prediction 2002CRCnetBASE
- Handbook of nanoscience, engineering, and technology 2003CRCnetBASEEnabling technologies for molecular nanosystems -- Solution-phase chemistry -- Dynamics of brownian assembly -- Molecular systems by brownian assembly -- Large secondary bonded systems -- Protein and DNA engineering.
- 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.
- 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.
- Image processing handbook. 4th ed. 2002CRCnetBASEThis essential resource covers binary image processing, color images, depth resolution, image interpretation problems, thresholding multiband images, among many other areas of image analysis and processing.
- International labeling requirements for medical devices, medical equipment, and diagnostic products. 2nd ed. 2003CRCnetBASEPt. I. Negotiating a Common Understanding -- ch. 1. The Global Market for Healthcare Technology -- pt. II. Argentina and Brazil -- ch. 2. Argentina -- ch. 3. Brazil -- pt. III. Australia -- ch. 4. The Therapeutic Goods Act of Australia -- ch. 5. General Therapeutic Device Labeling in Australia -- ch. 6. The Therapeutic Goods Amendment of 2002 -- pt. IV. Canada and Mexico -- ch. 7. The Food and Drugs Act of Canada -- ch. 8. General Medical Device Labeling in Canada -- ch. 9. Radiation-Emitting Device Labeling in Canada -- ch. 10. Mexico -- pt. V. China, Korea, and Thailand -- ch. 11. People's Republic of China -- ch. 12. Republic of Korea -- ch. 13. Thailand -- pt. VI. European Union -- ch. 14. The European Medical Device Directives -- ch. 15. The Medical Device Directive (MDD) --ch. 16. The Active Implantable Medical Device Directive (AIMDD) -- ch. 17. The In Vitro Diagnostic Device Directive (IVDD) -- pt. VII. Japan -- ch. 18. The Pharmaceutical Affairs Law of Japan -- ch. 19. General Medical Device Labeling in Japan -- pt. VIII. United States -- ch. 20. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act -- ch. 21. General Device Labeling in the United States -- ch. 22. In Vitro Diagnostic Product Labeling -- ch. 23. Radiation-Emitting Device Labeling -- ch. 24. Bringing Devices to Market in the United States -- ch. 25. Good Manufacturing Practice in Labeling -- ch. 26. Special Labeling Requirements for Specific Devices in the United States -- pt. IX. Development of Device Labels -- ch. 27. Reducing Labeling Problems -- ch. 28. Designing Good Labeling -- Appendix A. U.S. Department of Commerce Medical Device Product Categories/Classification -- Appendix B. Australian Department of Health and Aging Classification of Devices -- Appendix C. International Symbols for Medical Device Marking -- Appendix D. Korean Medical Device Classification -- Appendix E. Japanese Medical Device Classification -- Appendix F. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Medical Device Classification -- Appendix G. Useful Web Sites.
- International library of ethics, law and technology v. 1-, 2008-SpringerTechnologies 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.
- "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.
- Lasers and non-surgical rejuvenation 2009ClinicalKeyAging 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.
- Lasers in medicine 2002CRCnetBASE
- "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.
- Medical device R & D handbook 2006CRCnetBASE
- Medical devices and systems 2006.CRCnetBASEInfrared 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 --
- Medical enhancement and posthumanity 2008Springer
- Medical equipment management 2014CRCnetBASEMedical 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.
- MEMS Handbook. 2nd ed. v. 1-3, 2006.CRCnetBASEv. 2, 2006 CRCnetBASEv. 3, 2006 CRCnetBASE[v. 1]. MEMS, introduction and fundamentals -- [v. 2]. MEMS, design and fabrication -- [v. 3]. MEMS, applications.
- Microoptics technology. 2nd ed. 2005CRCnetBASE
- Minimally invasive medical technology 2001CRCnetBASE
- 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.
- ch. 1. General concepts -- ch. 2. Fundamental principles of electron and energy transfer -- ch. 3. Wires and related systems -- ch. 4. Switching electron- and energy-transfer processes -- ch. 5. Light-harvesting antennae -- ch. 6. Photoinduced charge separation and solar energy conversion -- ch. 7. Bistable systems -- ch. 8. Multistate-multifunctional systems -- ch. 9. Logic gates -- ch. 10. Basic principles of molecular machines -- ch. 11. Spontaneous mechanical-like motions -- ch. 12. Movements related to opening, closing, and translocation functions -- ch. 13. Rotary movements -- ch. 14. Threading-dethreading movements -- ch. 15. Linear movements -- ch. 16. Motions in catenanes.
- 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.
- Multi modality state-of-the-art medical image segmentation and registration methodologies v.1-2, 2011Springerv.2 (2011) Springer
- My NCBI help documentation 2005NCBI Bookshelf"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."
- Nanoscale technology in biological systems 2005CRCnetBASE
- Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program supplement to the President's budget for fiscal year 2008 : a report 2007
- Neurorehabilitation technology 2012SpringerIntroduction: 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.
- New technologies in radiation oncology 2006Springer
- Non-surgical skin tightening and lifting 2009ClinicalKeyBasic 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.
- Novel food processing technologies 2005CRCnetBASE
- Nuclear medicine technology review questions for the board examinations. Fourth edition. [4th ed.] 2013SpringerThis 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.
- Nuclear medicine technology study guide a technologist's review for passing board exams 2011SpringerTackling the Multiple-Choice Test -- Practice Test #1: Difficulty Level - Easy -- Practice Test #2: Difficulty Level - Moderate -- Practice Test #3: Difficulty Level - Hard.
- Persona lifecycle keeping people in mind throughout product design 2006ScienceDirectThe 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.
- Pharma's prescription how the right technology can save the pharmaceutical business 2014ScienceDirectThe 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.
- Practical data mining 2012CRCnetBASEWhat 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.
- Practical guide to clinical data management. 2nd ed. 2007CRCnetBASE
- 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.
- Practical handbook for small-gauge vitrectomy a step-by-step introduction to surgical techniques 2012SpringerSince 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.
- Principles of electronic prescribing. 2nd ed. 2012SpringerPhilosophical 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.
- 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.
- Programming graphical user interfaces in R 2012CRCnetBASE"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 trade 2013WIPO
- R graphics. 2nd ed. 2011CRCnetBASEAn 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.
- 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.
- Robotic cardiac surgery 2014SpringerRobotic 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.
- Robotic surgery 2014Springer1. 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.
- 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.
- Robotic urologic surgery. 2nd ed. 2012SpringerPt. 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.
- Robotic urology. 2nd ed. 2013SpringerPart 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.
- Robotics in general surgery 2014SpringerRobotics 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.
- Robotics in urologic surgery 2008ClinicalKeyThis 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.
- Safeguards in a world of ambient intelligence 2010Springer"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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- 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.
- Separation science and technology v. 1-, 1998-ScienceDirect
- 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.
- Six Sigma for medical device design 2005CRCnetBASE
- 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.
- Statistical learning and data science 2012CRCnetBASE"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.
- . Case for Evidence-Based Stepped Care as Part of a Reformed Delivery System / Crissa Draper -- 2. Depression and a Stepped Care Model / Scott T. Gaynor -- 3. Anxiety / Holly Hazlett-Stevens -- 4. Panic Disorder / Per Carlbring -- 5. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder / Matthew Ghiglieri -- 6. Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) / Per Carlbring -- 7. Substance Abuse / Jason Lillis -- 8. Evaluating a Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity / William T. O'Donohue -- 9. Chronic Disease Management / Victoria Mercer -- 10. Oppositional Defiant Disorder / Bruce M. Gale -- 11. Autism / Michele P. Steever -- 12. Grief / Brett Litz -- 13. Sexual Disorders / M. Todd Sewell -- 14. Stepped Care and E-Health in Behavioral Managed Care / Ronald R. O'Donnell -- 15. Cultural Considerations in Stepped-Care and E-Health Interventions / Chelsea Klinkebiel.
- Conducted electrical weapons: a user's perspective / Greg Meyer -- The scientific history / Robert A. Stratbucker -- Conducted electrical weapons and resolution of use-of-force encounters / Charles Mesloh, Mark Henych, and Ross Wolf -- Nonlethal weapons: the broader context / Peter J. Cuenca and John G. McManus -- Transcutaneous muscle stimulation / James D. Sweeney -- Current flow in the human body / Dorin Panescu and Robert A. Stratbucker -- Animal studies / John G. Webster -- CEW research models: animal and human studies / Theodore C. Chan and Gary M. Vilke -- Cardiac arrhythmias / Derek J. Dosdall and Raymond E. Ideker -- Electrocardiographic effects of the CEW / Jeffrey D. Ho -- Serum and skin effects of CEW application / Jeffrey D. Ho -- Electrocardiographic effects of the CEW / Robert Reardon -- Rhabdomyolysis / Ronald Moscati and Samuel Cloud -- Effects of CEWs on respiration / Donald M. Dawes -- Neuroendocrine effects of CEWs / Donald M. Dawes and Mark W. Kroll -- Electroporation of cardiac and nerve cells / Vadim V. Fedorov, Leonid Livshitz, Geran Kostecki, and Igor R. Efimov -- Eye and head injuries / S. Robert Witherspoon, Andreas K. Lauer, and Jonathan L. Marinaro -- CEW effects with illegal stimulant intoxication / Patrick Tchou -- Alcohol and the CEW / Ronald Moscati and Jeffrey D. Ho -- Conducted electrical weapons and implantible cardiac devices / Subba Reddy Vanga, James L. Vacek. Loren Berenhom and Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy -- Risk management and the CEW / Greg Bingham -- The New York City experience / Michael D. White and Justin Ready -- Impact of CEW and other types of force and resistance on officer and suspect injuries / Michael R. Smith, Robert J. Kaminski, Jeffrey Rojek, Geoffrey P. Alpert, and James Mathis -- Field statistics overview / James E. Brewer and Mark W. Kroll -- Sudden in-custody death / Samuel J. Stratton -- Stimulant abuse and sudden cardiac death / Steven B. Karch -- The systemic role of illicit drugs and their toxicology / Joshua Gunn, Michael A. Evans, and M. Scott Kriger -- Excited delirium syndrome / Vincent J. M. Di Maio and Theresa G. Di Maio -- Biochemical brain markers in excited delirium deaths / Deborah C. Mash -- Sudden unexpected death in custody (SUDIC) / Charles V. Wetli -- Legal basics for the CEW -- Science and logic meet the law / Michael A. Brave -- Appendix A: Excited delirium checklist -- Appendix B: Electrocution diagnosis checklist.
- Rapid progress in health research has led to generation of new knowledge and innovative practices in management of illness. This has resulted in a significant challenge for health professionals: if today we discovered a new therapy through research, when will this discovery be regularly prescribed or utilized to treat all patients suffering from this condition? Knowledge translation is the non-linear and often complicated process of translating knowledge into routine health practices. Technology enabled knowledge translation (TEKT) is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to accelerate knowledge translation. With the ubiquity of the internet, the proliferation of different approaches in communication and social networking, and the continuously improving technologies from netbooks to smartphones, there are rich opportunities for TEKT in health education, service delivery, and research.
- Tele-oncology 2015Springer1 Introduction -- 2 Overview and Background -- PART I -- Fields of application 3 The community: Early diagnosis and prevention -- 4 The hospital: Improving hospital care for people with cancer -- 5 Home-based care for a better quality of life: Treatment, monitoring and follow-up -- PART II -- Technical Issues 6 New technologies and new frontiers -- 7 The social web -- PART III -- Complex Scenarios and Special Settings -- 8 Rural and extreme rural settings -- 9 Tele-oncology in developing countries -- PART IV -- eLearning 10 Education and distant learning -- 11 Health education to improve prevention -- 12 Conclusions.
- Pt. 1. System : tele-healthcare monitoring networks -- pt. 2. Hardware : medical sensors and devices -- pt. 3. Software : medical signal processing -- pt. 4. Others : medical security and privacy.
- "Medical information is now widely available on the Internet and through telephone helplines such as NHS Direct and the focus on patient self care is likely to increase. Clinicians in all specialties will often encounter patients who have made self-directed searches for medical information prior to the clinical encounter. 'Teleneurology by Internet and Telephone' is a study of patient information-seeking behaviour in neurology patients prior to referral from primary to secondary care. The book analyses frequency of Internet access and use, and of telephone helpline awareness and use. It also explores use of these modalities over time, use according to patient gender and age and by gender and age over time. 'Teleneurology by Internet and Telephone' is an accessible overview of the utility of these modalities of health information provision and will be of interest not only to neurologists and clinicians in other specialities but also to public health researchers, sociologists and political scientists with an interest in questions of health care provision"--Provided by publisher.
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