Proceedings of Eighth Northeast Conference

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editor: Igor Paul
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Bioengineering: Proceedings of the Eighth Northeast Conference focuses on the discussion of scientific programs, methodologies, experiments, and contributions to the advancement of bioengineering, such as in the field of medicine. The book is composed of literature of various authors who have worked diligently in the field of bioengineering. The text starts by discussing the conditions, situations, and experiments on how the human bones and other internal organs react if subjected to stress, fatigue, and other factors. The properties, composition, and reactions of these body parts to different conditions are discussed. Experiments on regional tissue blood flow through hydrogen clearance and on minimizing the effect of gas trapping on static pressure-volume curves of excised lungs are also presented. The book also notes the instrumentation and control systems for clinical vestibular and cardiovascular stress testing. A large part of the selection deals with research on different internal body parts when subjected to different conditions. Supporting these discussions are control measures, findings, suggestions, methodologies, numerical representations, and recommendations. The book is valuable to scholars, researchers, and readers who are interested in the field of bioengineering.

Table of Contents

  • Session 1: Biomaterials and Bone

    An Osteoclast for Whole Bone Testing

    The Anisotropic Properties of Trabecular Bone

    Mechanical Strength of the Prosthetic-Methyl Methacrylate Bone Bond

    Ceramic Materials for Delivery Polypeptide Hormone

    A Composite Ceramic-Polymer Material Used for Alveolar Bone Preservation

    Fatigue Characteristics of Avian Leg Tendons

    Session 3: New Instrumentation and Diagnostic Approaches

    Telemetry of Regional Tissue Blood Flow Using Hydrogen Clearance

    Minimizing the Effect of Gas Trapping on Static Pressure-Volume Curves of Excised Lungs

    An Instrumentation System for Clinical Vestibular Testing

    A Middle Ear Prosthesis

    Portable Fume Hood to Evacuate Methyl Methacrylate Monomer Vapors

    Session 4: Computer Applications I

    An Improved Microcomputer-Based Data Acquisition and Control System for Cardiovascular Stress Testing

    A Microcomputer-Controller Manipulator for Biomedical Applications

    Computer Aided Tracking of Radiopaque Markers Mounted on the Myocardium

    Processing the Ambulatory Electrocardiogram and Pulse Wave Signals with a Multiple Microprocessor Network

    Microprocessor Enhanced Diagnosis of Arterial Disease

    Session 5: Fracture Healing

    Optimization of Rigidity in Fixation of Phalangeal Fractures

    Treatment of Delayed Union in Long Bones Using Pulsed Magnetic Fields

    The Mechanics of Intramedullary Nailing

    Residual Strain in Bone

    Evaluation of Hip Nails: A Preliminary Study

    Influence of the Dielectric Properties on the Electromechanical Effect in Bones

    The Role of Fluid in the Dielectric Properties of Wet Bone

    Session 6: Ultrasonic Methods

    Microprocessing System Analysis of Doppler Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease

    Broadband Matching of Ultrasonic Transducers to Produce Maximally Flat Delay

    Ultrasonic Reflections from Bilharzial Polyps and A Mean for Treatment

    Non-Invasive Determination of Bone Strength Using Ultrasound

    Application of Transmission Ultrasound in Study of Lung Tissue

    A Computer Controlled System for Ultrasonic Hyperthermia Treatment

    Session 7: Eye and Vision

    Physiological Modeling: The Long-term Growth of the Eye

    A Model for Object Color Perception in Spatially Complex Visual Fields

    Pilot Eye Scanning Behavior as an Index of Mental Loading

    An In Vitro Evaluation of the Fluid Filled Oculoplethysmograph

    Mechanical Considerations in Myopia

    Session 8: Computer Applications II

    An Interactive, Multiprocessing Image-Analysis System for An Automated Cytology Lab

    Self-Diagnostics and Serviceability in Microprocessor-Based Medical Instruments

    A Simple Deconvolution and Convolution Method for Use in Several Dimensions

    Self-Calibrating Digital Myoprocessor

    The Physed System

    Quantitative Three-dimensional Analysis of Human Motion

    Session 9: Cancer, Epidemiology

    This Session Has Been Combined with Others.

    Session 10: Cardiovascular Functions

    The Evaluation of Heart Rate Variations on the Human Fetus Using Spectral Analysis Techniques

    Stochastic Modeling of Fetal Heart Rate Variability: Procedures and Applications

    Physical Bases for the Estimation of Cardiovascular Pulsation Amplitudes by Integrated Chest Radiography

    Servo System for Cardiac Mechanics Experiments

    Biaxial Esophageal Accelerometry-Cardiovascular Effects

    Phase Plane Analysis as a Sensitive Indicator of Left Ventricular Kinetics

    Session 11: Instrumentation and Implantable Devices

    Stress Thermography of the Breast

    A New Infrared Array Radiometer with Automatic Pattern Recognition for Medical Thermography

    An Implantable Telemetering System for Use in Long-term Postoperative Monitoring

    Electric Field Control of Membrane Permeability

    Evaluation and Further Development of a Clinical Chromosome Slide Preparation System

    Session 12: Cell Imaging

    This Session Has Been Combined with Others.

    Session 13: Rehabilitation and Implants

    Design of A Self-Contained, Regenerative, Active/Passive, Microcomputer-Controlled above-Knee Prosthesis

    The Problem of Error Magnification in the Center and Angle of Rotation a Statistical Approach

    Information Transmission by Two-Dimensional Electrocutaneous Phantom Sensation

    The Trispherical Total Shoulder Prosthesis

    A Microprocessor Controlled Arm Prosthesis

    A Microcomputer-Controlled above-Knee Prosthesis and Biofeedback/Gait Analysis System for Immediate Post-Operative Amputees

    Session 14: Cardiovascular Instrumentation and Diagnosis

    Instrumentation for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    Noninvasive Measurement of Net Oxygen Transport: A Feasibility Study

    Design and In Vitro Performance Characteristics of a Vortex Tube Left Ventricular Assist Device

    A Stable Highly Sensitive Implantable Pressure Transducer for Artificial Heart

    Statistical Treatment of Cardiac Vectors

    Automated Classification of Electrocardiographic Body Surface

    Session 15: Pulmonary Function

    Mass Transport in a Bronchial Bifurcation Model

    Characterization of Pulmonary Injury Induced by Oleic Acid Infusion

    Implications of Geometry, Structure and Function of the Pulmonary Trunk

    An Analysis of Pulmonary Phase Angle during Inflation and Deflation of Excised Limbs

    Lung Preservation and Functional Evaluation for Transplantation: Description of a New Method of Ventilation

    Session 16: Education Administration and Health Management

    Applications of Subliminal Video and Audio Stimuli in Therapeutic, Educational, Industrial, and Commercial Settings

    Using Hospital Clinical Information Systems to Control Cost as Well as to Improve Care

    An Overview of the FDA Medical Device Regulations

    The Clinical Engineer's Identity Crisis

    Problem Solving in Clinical Engineering

    Medical Equipment Management

    Education and Transfer of Bioengineering Technology

    Session 17: Biomechanics I - Prostheses

    Geometry of the Human Hip Joint

    Femoral Component Loosening after Total Hip Replacement

    The Influence of Load Parameters on Pressure Distribution in the Human Hip Joint

    A Basic Dimensional Analysis of Normal Human Proximal Femora

    The Early Results of Hip Resurfacing

    Session 18: Cardiovascular Monitoring

    Comparison of Decision Rules for Automatic EEG Classification

    A Microprocessor-Based ECG Monitor for Ambulatory Patients

    An Investigation of Indices Derived from R-R Interval Values in Cardiac Arrhythmias

    A Bedside Cardiac Arrhythmias Monitor

    Cardiac Arrhythmia Monitor IGB.MAC2-Closed-Loop Evaluation

    Session 19: Dynamic Modeling

    Nonlinear Analysis of Shear Distribution; Effect of Cross Sectional Shape and Axial Taper

    Flow Analysis in Artery Models

    Comparison of Theory and Experiment for the Fluid Dynamic Performance of Cromolyn Sodium Inhalers Used for Asthma Prevention

    Computer Analysis of Breathing Patterns in Acutely Ill Patients

    Respiratory Sound of Tuberculosis Patients

    Controllability, Observability and Stability of the Ventilation of Lung in Respiration Process

    Session 20: Tomography and Imaging

    Emission Tomographic Reconstruction by Matrix Inversion

    Evaluation of Blood Vessel Damage by Imaging with In-III-Labeled Platelets

    Session 21: Biomechanics II

    Intracortical Bone Stress Fields Calculated from In Vivo Strain Measurements

    Thoracic Spine Centers of Rotations in the Sagittal Plane

    Applicability of the Maxwell and Voigt Models to Isolated Cardiac Muscle

    Biomechanics of Alpine Ski Boots

    Effect of Prolonged Walking on Concrete on the Joints of Sheep

    Energy Absorption in the Human Spine

    The Polyelectrolyte Behavior of Articular Cartilage

    Coatings Designed for Use on Electronic Circuitry do not Cost, they Save

    Session 22: Neural Signals and Electrodes

    The Effects of Sampling Rate on the Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Biological Signals

    Protonic Theory on the Origin of Neural Excitability

    The Central Problem of Electroencephalography and Factor Analysis

    Effects of Electrical Stimulation of Area Postrema/Nucleus of the Solitary Tract on Raphe Unit Activity and Cortical EEG in the Anesthetized Rat

    A Test Methodology for Evaluation of Intracranial Aneurysm Clips

    On the Interpretation of Changes Produced in the Intrinsic Components of Electrocardiogram Leads

    Session 23: Simulation Models

    The Circuit Imperative in Biomedical Engineering Education

    Theory versus Practice with Residual Blood Loss in Hemodialyzers

    System Dynamic Modeling of Hemodialysis Treatment

    Study of the Velocity Field in the Vicinity of a Self-Cleaning Prosthetic Heart Valve

    The Absence of Tethering Influences in Vein Diameter-Pressure Relationships

    A Noninvasive Indicator of Human Placental Blood Flow

    The Mechanics of the Pericardium: Pericardial Effusion

    A Model for an Artificial Pancreas: Transient Diffusion in a Two-Phase Composite with a Glucose Concentration Dependent Insulin Source at the Interface

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  • No. of pages: 548
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139449

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