Advances in Biomedical Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120049035, 9781483214948

Advances in Biomedical Engineering

1st Edition

Published Under the Auspices of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Editors: J. H. U. Brown James F. Dickson
eBook ISBN: 9781483214948
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 272
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Description

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

Preface

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

References

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

References

New Biomaterials

I. Introduction

II. Armamentarium of Biological Materials

References

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

Appendix

References

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

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Details

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

About the Editor

J. H. U. Brown

James F. Dickson