Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

Help

Medicine


21. 

Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory

Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory

By: Boaventura DaCosta; Soonhwa Seok

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Technology continues to advance at an irrepressible pace, and it takes human ingenuity and ambition to make the best use of the latest developments in science and engineering, improving quality of life for countless individuals worldwide. Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory presents cutting-edge research in the field of assistive technologies, including both theoretical frameworks and empirical research to benefit individuals with motor and cognitive disabilities. This book will serve as an imperative reference source for professionals, researchers, and practitioners engaged...

22. 

Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence

By: Arvin Agah

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques have been successfully applied to the medical domain, and AI systems are being integrated into healthcare. Consistent and easily mass produced, AI systems can make providing healthcare more accurate, less expensive, more available, and more efficient. Organized into three sections—AI techniques, applications, and medical domains—this book covers the history, present, and future of AI systems in the medical system. ...

23. 

Predictive Health

Predictive Health

By: Kenneth L. Brigham; Michael M. E. Johns

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 14-NOV-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

America's health care system is crippled by desperate efforts to prevent the inevitable. A third of the national Medicare budget—nearly $175 billion—is spent on the final year of life, and a third of that amount on the final month, often on expensive (and futile) treatments. Such efforts betray a fundamental flaw in how we think about healthcare: we squander resources on hopeless situations, instead of using them to actually improve health.In  Predictive Health , distinguished doctors Kenneth Brigham and Michael M.E. Johns propose a solution: invest earlier—and use science and technology...

24. 

Health Care Operations and Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Operations, Planning, and Control

Health Care Operations and Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Operations, Planning, and Control

By: 

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 14-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 08-OCT-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Health Care Operations and Supply Chain Management This innovative text offers a thorough foundation in operations management, supply chain management,?and the strategic implementation of programs, techniques, and tools for reducing costs and improving quality in health care organizations. The authors incorporate the features and functions of Microsoft Excel where appropriate in their coverage of supply chain strategy, process design and analysis of health care operations, managing health care operations quality, and planning and controlling health care operations. Health Care...

25. 

SAS Business Intelligence for the Health Care Industry: Practical Applications

SAS Business Intelligence for the Health Care Industry: Practical Applications

By: Renu Gehring

Publisher: SAS Institute

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 04-OCT-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

SAS Business Intelligence for the Health Care Industry: Practical Applications teaches health care executives, managers, providers, and business analysts how to use SAS Business Intelligence (BI) tools to convert data into knowledge and value at all levels in the health care industry. This book demonstrates how SAS BI solutions can be applied to the health care industry and offers detailed explanations of code and tasks in an approachable case study format. All applications are created with sample data that has the richness and complexity of operational health care data. Topics...

26. 

Analytics in Healthcare and the Life Sciences: Strategies, Implementation Methods, and Best Practices

Analytics in Healthcare and the Life Sciences: Strategies, Implementation Methods, and Best Practices

By: Dwight McNeill; Thomas H. Davenport

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 20-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 26-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Make healthcare analytics work: leverage its powerful opportunities for improving outcomes, cost, and efficiency.This book gives you thepractical frameworks, strategies, tactics, and case studies you need to go beyond talk to action. The contributing healthcare analytics innovators survey the field’s current state, present start-to-finish guidance for planning and implementation, and help decision-makers prepare for tomorrow’s advances. They present in-depth case studies revealing how leading organizations have organized and executed analytic strategies that work, and fully cover the...

27. 

Serious Games for Healthcare

Serious Games for Healthcare

By: Sylvester Arnab; Ian Dunwell; Kurt Debattista

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 19-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

With advances in technologies and revolutions in patient, trainee, and public expectations, the global healthcare sector is increasingly turning to serious games to solve problems. Serious games are applications with serious purposes, developed using computer game technologies more often associated with entertainment. Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications will introduce the development and application of game technologies for health-related serious games. Further, it provides cutting-edge academic research and industry updates which will inform readers about the current...

28. 

Cells and Biomaterials for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration

Cells and Biomaterials for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration

By: Sibylle Grad

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 04-APR-2010

Insert Date: 18-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Disorders related to the intervertebral disc (IVD) are common causes of morbidity and of severe life quality deterioration. IVD degeneration, although in many cases asymptomatic, is often the origin of painful neck and back diseases. In Western societies IVD related pain and disability account for enormous health care costs as a result of work absenteeism and thus lost production, disability benefits, medical and insurance expenses. Although only a small percentage of patients with disc disorders finally will undergo surgery, spinal surgery has been one of the fastest growing disciplines...

29. 

Models of Horizontal Eye Movements, Part II

Models of Horizontal Eye Movements, Part II

By: John Enderle; Wei Zhou

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 03-MAR-2010

Insert Date: 18-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

There are five different types of eye movements: saccades, smooth pursuit, vestibular ocular eye movements, optokinetic eye movements, and vergence eye movements. The purpose of this book is focused primarily on mathematical models of the horizontal saccadic eye movement system and the smooth pursuit system, rather than on how visual information is processed. A saccade is a fast eye movement used to acquire a target by placing the image of the target on the fovea. Smooth pursuit is a slow eye movement used to track a target as it moves by keeping the target on the fovea. The vestibular...

30. 

Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare

Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare

By: Jinglong Wu

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 18-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

New developments in medical technology have paved the way for the ongoing studies of cognitive neuroscience and biomedical engineering for healthcare. Their different but interconnected aspects of science and technology seek to provide new solutions for difficult healthcare problems and impact the future of the quality of life. Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Applications brings together researchers and practitioners, including medical doctors and health professionals, to provide an overview of the studies of cognitive neuroscience and...

31. 

Models of Horizontal Eye Movements, Part I

Models of Horizontal Eye Movements, Part I

By: John Enderle

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 17-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

There are five different types of eye movements: saccades, smooth pursuit, vestibular ocular eye movements, optokinetic eye movements, and vergence eye movements. The purpose of this book is focused primarily on mathematical models of the horizontal saccadic eye movement system and the smooth pursuit system, rather than on how visual information is processed. A saccade is a fast eye movement used to acquire a target by placing the image of the target on the fovea. Smooth pursuit is a slow eye movement used to track a target as it moves by keeping the target on the fovea. The vestibular...

32. 

Strategic Health Technology Incorporation

Strategic Health Technology Incorporation

By: Binseng Wang

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2009

Insert Date: 17-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Technology is essential to the delivery of health care but it is still only a tool that needs to be deployed wisely to ensure beneficial outcomes at reasonable costs. Among various categories of health technology, medical equipment has the unique distinction of requiring both high initial investments and costly maintenance during its entire useful life. This characteristic does not, however, imply that medical equipment is more costly than other categories, provided that it is managed properly. The foundation of a sound technology management process is the planning and acquisition of...

33. 

Lung Sounds

Lung Sounds

By: Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-JAN-2009

Insert Date: 17-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Lung sounds auscultation is often the first noninvasive resource for detection and discrimination of respiratory pathologies available to the physician through the use of the stethoscope. Hearing interpretation, though, was the only means of appreciation of the lung sounds diagnostic information for many decades. Nevertheless, in recent years, computerized auscultation combined with signal processing techniques has boosted the diagnostic capabilities of lung sounds. The latter were traditionally analyzed and characterized by morphological changes in the time domain using statistical...

34. 

Medical Imaging: Technology and Applications

Medical Imaging: Technology and Applications

By: Troy Farncombe; Kris Iniewski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 14-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

The book has two intentions. First, it assembles the latest research in the field of medical imaging technology in one place. Detailed descriptions of current state-of-the-art medical imaging systems (comprised of x-ray CT, MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine) and data processing techniques are discussed. Information is provided that will give interested engineers and scientists a solid foundation from which to build with additional resources. Secondly, it exposes the reader to myriad applications that medical imaging technology has enabled. ...

35. 

Tremor

Tremor

By: Giuliana Grimaldi; Mario Manto

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2008

Insert Date: 10-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Tremor represents one of the most common movement disorders worldwide. It affects both sexes and may occur at any age. In most cases, tremor is disabling and causes social difficulties, resulting in poorer quality of life. Tremor is now recognized as a public health issue given the aging of the population. Tremor is a complex phenomenon that has attracted the attention of scientists from various disciplines. Tremor results from dynamic interactions between multiple synaptically coupled neuronal systems and the biomechanical, physical, and electrical properties of the external...

36. 

Patient Education: A Practical Approach, 2nd Edition

Patient Education: A Practical Approach, 2nd Edition

By: Richard D. Muma; Barbara Ann Lyons

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2011

Insert Date: 07-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Patient Education: A Practical Approach, Second Edition offers students and practitioners a straight-forward approach to patient education, coupled with simple tools and resources to use when meeting with patients about their conditions. With over 350 figures and illustrations, and including patient education handouts, this concise guide is practical for classroom learning and application in the clinician setting....

37. 

Digital Image Processing for Ophthalmology

Digital Image Processing for Ophthalmology

By: Xiaolu Zhu; Rangaraj Rangayyan

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 02-FEB-2011

Insert Date: 03-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Fundus images of the retina are color images of the eye taken by specially designed digital cameras. Ophthalmologists rely on fundus images to diagnose various diseases that affect the eye, such as diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity. A crucial preliminary step in the analysis of retinal images is the identification and localization of important anatomical structures, such as the optic nerve head (ONH), the macula, and the major vascular arcades. Identification of the ONH is an important initial step in the detection and analysis of the anatomical structures and...

38. 

Engineering the Knee Meniscus

Engineering the Knee Meniscus

By: Kyriacos Athanasiou; Johannah Sanchez-Adams

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-APR-2009

Insert Date: 02-SEP-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

The knee meniscus was once thought to be a vestigial tissue, but is now known to be instrumental in imparting stability, shock absorption, load transmission, and stress distribution within the knee joint. Unfortunately, most damage to the meniscus cannot be effectively healed by the body. Meniscus tissue engineering offers a possible solution to this problem by striving to create replacement tissue that may be implanted into a defect site. With a strong focus on structure-function relationships, this book details the essential anatomical, biochemical, and mechanical aspects of this...

39. 

Content-based Retrieval of Medical Images

Content-based Retrieval of Medical Images

By: Paulo de Azevedo-Marques; Rangaraj Mandayam Rangayyan

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 29-AUG-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) is the process of retrieval of images from a database that are similar to a query image, using measures derived from the images themselves, rather than relying on accompanying text or annotation. To achieve CBIR, the contents of the images need to be characterized by quantitative features; the features of the query image are compared with the features of each image in the database and images having high similarity with respect to the query image are retrieved and displayed. CBIR of medical images is a useful tool and could provide radiologists with...

40. 

Patient-Centered Design of Cognitive Assistive Technology for Traumatic Brain Injury Telerehabilitation

Patient-Centered Design of Cognitive Assistive Technology for Traumatic Brain Injury Telerehabilitation

By: Elliot Cole

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 29-AUG-2013

Slots: 1.0

Table of Contents • Start Reading

Computer software has been productive in helping individuals with cognitive disabilities. Personalizing the user interface is an important strategy in designing software for these users, because of the barriers created by conventional user interfaces for the cognitively disabled. Cognitive assistive technology (CAT) has typically been used to provide help with everyday activities, outside of cognitive rehabilitation therapy. This book describes a quarter century of computing R&D at the Institute for Cognitive Prosthetics, focusing on the needs of individuals with cognitive disabilities from...