Advances in Biomedical Engineering

Advances in Biomedical Engineering

Published Under the Auspices of the Biomedical Engineering Society

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editors: J. H. U. Brown, James F. Dickson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214962

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214962

About the Editors

J. H. U. Brown

James F. Dickson

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