Advances in Biomedical Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120049059, 9781483214962

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: 9781483214962
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 236
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Advances in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 5, is a collection of papers that deals with application of the principles and practices of engineering to basic and applied biomedical research, development, and the delivery of health care. The papers also describe breakthroughs in health improvements, as well as basic research that have been accomplished through clinical applications. One paper examines engineering principles and practices that can be applied in developing therapeutic systems by a controlled delivery system in drug dosage. Another paper examines the physiological and materials variables that can influence the stability of a biomaterial interface. The interface, in particular, concerns living and nonliving substances to create a functional and efficient replacement of a body part. For space use, NASA has developed bioinstrumentation systems that are reliable, safe, small, and subject-acceptable. Another paper examines the problems associated with the application of systems analysis to societies in the real world. The collection is suitable for biochemists, pharmacologists, bio-engineers, and investigators whose works involve biomedical engineering and drug therapeutics.

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Contents of Previous Volumes

Engineering Development of Therapeutic Systems: A New Class of Dosage Forms for the Controlled Delivery of Drugs

I. Introduction

II. Drug Therapy

III. Definition and Components of a Therapeutic System

IV. Portals Through Which Drugs May Be Deployed

V. Therapeutic Systems for Local Treatment

VI. Embodiments of Controlled, Constant Drug Delivery for Systemic Therapy

VII. Parameters in the Design of Therapeutic Systems

VIII. Testing Therapeutic Systems

IX. A Challenge to Pharmacologists


Biomaterials—The Interfacial Problem

I. Introduction

II. Surface Chemistry of Materials

III. Wound Kinetics

IV. In Vitro Testing with Tissue Cultures

V. In Vivo Testing in Soft Tissues

VI. Soft Tissue Applications

VII. Transcutaneous Implants

VIII. Nonthrombogenic Surfaces

IX. Neural and Neuromuscular Implants

X. Orthopedic Implants

XI. General Theory


Physiological Measurement Systems for Advanced Manned Space Missions

I. Introduction

II. Early Aerospace Physiological Measurement Systems

III. Extended-Duration Missions—Skylab

IV. Advanced Manned Space Missions

V. Conclusion


Engineering Approaches to Societal Systems

I. Introduction

II. Health as a Major Parameter for the Performance of Social Systems

III. Methodology

IV. Applications

V. Conclusion


Subject Index


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