Advances in Biomedical Engineering

Advances in Biomedical Engineering

Published Under the Auspices of the Biomedical Engineering Society

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editors: J. H. U. Brown, James F. Dickson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214948

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Advances in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 3, is a collection of papers that discusses circulatory system models, linguistics in computer usage, and clinical applications on patient monitoring. One paper describes the use of comparative models of overall circulatory mechanics that include models of the cardiac pump, of the vascular systems, and of the overall systems behavior. Another paper describes a model in processing medical language data that employs an explicit semantic structure, becoming the basis for the computer-based, artificial intelligence of the system. One paper cites studies by Weetal (1970), Anderson and co-workers (1972), and Martin and co-workers (1971) of the possibility of using biopolymers as biomaterials in artificial kidneys and blood oxygenators. Another paper describes a system for regionalization of special laboratory and data services, the integration of laboratory data acquisition and data management, as well as the incorporation of a centralized computer configuration for hospital administrative functions. The collection can prove valuable for biochemists, bio-engineers, chemical engineers, and investigators/technicians whose works involve biomaterials research.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Comparative Models of Overall Circulatory Mechanics

    I. Definition and Use of Modeling

    II. Models of the Cardiac Pump

    III. Models of the Vascular Systems

    IV. Models of Overall Systems Behavior


    Medicine, Computers, and Linguistics

    I. Introduction

    II. A Comment on Language and Linguistics

    III. Management of Medical Language Data

    IV. Computer-Based Processing of Medical Language Data

    V. Concluding Comments


    New Biomaterials

    I. Introduction

    II. Armamentarium of Biological Materials


    Patients, Doctors, Hospitals, Laboratories, and Computers—A Systems Approach

    I. Introduction

    II. The Patient/Laboratory Sample Linkage

    III. Application to Clinical Laboratory Procedures

    IV. Summary

    Multiphasic Screening—A Survey

    I. Introduction

    II. Methodology

    III. Results

    IV. Testing Process

    V. Discussion

    VI. Conclusions



    Electric Shock

    I. Introduction

    II. Body Impedance

    III. Perception of Currents

    IV. Fibrillating Currents

    V. Other Effects

    VI. Rules for Electrical Safety

    VII. Reduction of Shock Hazard

    VIII. Summary


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214948

About the Editors

J. H. U. Brown

James F. Dickson

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