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Advanced Biomedical Engineering

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ISBN: 9789533075556 Year: Pages: 292 DOI: 10.5772/1017 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology
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This book presents a collection of recent and extended academic works in selected topics of biomedical signal processing, bio-imaging and biomedical ethics and legislation. This wide range of topics provide a valuable update to researchers in the multidisciplinary area of biomedical engineering and an interesting introduction for engineers new to the area. The techniques covered include modelling, experimentation and discussion with the application areas ranging from acoustics to oncology, health education and cardiovascular disease.

Artificial Intelligence - Applications in Medicine and Biology

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Book Series: Artificial Intelligence ISSN: 26331403 ISBN: 9781789840179 9781789840186 9781789846058 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 140 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77536 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking on an increasingly important role in our society today. In the early days, machines fulfilled only manual activities. Nowadays, these machines extend their capabilities to cognitive tasks as well. And now AI is poised to make a huge contribution to medical and biological applications. From medical equipment to diagnosing and predicting disease to image and video processing, among others, AI has proven to be an area with great potential. The ability of AI to make informed decisions, learn and perceive the environment, and predict certain behavior, among its many other skills, makes this application of paramount importance in today's world. This book discusses and examines AI applications in medicine and biology as well as challenges and opportunities in this fascinating area.

Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities

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ISBN: 9781789844764 9781789844771 Year: Pages: 120 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72240 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology
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Cities are the places where the greatest technological advances will take place in the near future, and important efforts are being directed towards autonomy and independence for each and every citizen. However, these efforts are rarely coordinated or integrated among governments, citizens, and private firms. In this book, assistive technology solutions are approached considering the smart cities scenario. The book discusses how assistive technologies can be adapted to this new reality. In fact, several challenges arise, stimulating the evolution of current technologies, relying on ubiquitous sensing, big data, and anytime/anywhere access and control. The book presents research under development, not necessarily with consolidated results. Even though the idea of smart cities is still not a recognized concept in most countries, its relevance and application are spreading rapidly.

Bioinformatics in the Era of Post Genomics and Big Data

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ISBN: 9781789232684 9781789232691 Year: Pages: 188 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71349 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology
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Bioinformatics has evolved significantly in the era of post genomics and big data. Huge advancements were made toward storing, handling, mining, comparing, extracting, clustering and analysis as well as visualization of big macromolecular data using novel computational approaches, machine and deep learning methods, and web-based server tools. There are extensively ongoing world-wide efforts to build the resources for regional hosting, organized and structured access and improving the pre-existing bioinformatics tools to efficiently and meaningfully analyze day-to-day increasing big data. This book intends to provide the reader with updates and progress on genomic data analysis, data modeling and network-based system tools.

Biomarker - Indicator of Abnormal Physiological Process

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ISBN: 9781789236668 9781789236675 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71302 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology
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This book investigates the emerging use of biomarkers as a diagnostic tool for the identification of patients with an abnormal condition or as a tool for staging the extent of disease, as an indicator of disease prognosis. Chapters in Part I focus on biomarkers for cancer, including breast cancer and pancreatic cancer, as well as circulating microRNA profiling in cancer biomarker discovery. Chapters in Part II focus on biomarkers of other diagnoses/diseases, including sepsis, childhood renal diseases, pulmonary diseases, Alzheimer's, leishmaniasis, and heart failure. This book investigates the emerging use of biomarkers as a diagnostic tool for the identification of patients with an abnormal condition or as a tool for staging the extent of disease, as an indicator of diseases prognosis. The book is of considerable importance for a broad range of people including researchers, clinicians, and university students.

Biomaterials - Physics and Chemistry - New Edition

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ISBN: 9781789230642 9781789230659 Year: Pages: 114 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69128 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology --- Biotechnology
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This contribution book collects five among reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary area of biomaterial synthesis and application. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can access the novel and ongoing potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. Contributions reflect the fundamental studies, with a particular attention to the physico-chemical mechanical characterization of biomaterials, along with biocompatibility studies and potential clinical use. After an introductory chapter on the question of storage stability for biomaterial-based devices and products and for polymeric nanomedicines, a first review deals with the use and commercial sources of hydroxyapatite in tissue engineering and other biomedical applications. A study follows on optical fiber laser marking on the properties of stainless steel in implant manufacturing. Two other reviews, respectively, focused on the approaches to prevent or treat the effects of calcification that occurs in vivo on biomaterial-based implants and on the encapsulation of pancreatic islet cells for the treatment of type I diabetes will be presented. Finally, an overview on the physical bases and application in biomaterial science of the spray-drying process will close the volume. This setting will allow to achieve a general view of how classical and novel biomaterials can be applied, along with the methodologies necessary to design, develop, and characterize them, without the restrictions necessarily imposed by industrial or profit concerns. Readers will be apprised about the methodologies used to develop biomaterials possessing the physical and biological properties needed for specific medical and clinical applications.

Breast Imaging

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ISBN: 9789535137320 9789535137337 9789535139966 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.5772/66022 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology
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Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography is still the best method we have in saving countless women's lives and decreasing the harms of overtreatment. This textbook encompasses relevant topics in daily patient care with breast imaging to technical innovations for improving breast cancer detection and treatment.

Document sobre bioètica i Big Data de salut: explotació i comercialització de les dades dels usuaris de la sanitat pública

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Book Series: Col·lecció de Bioètica ISBN: 978844754210 Year: Pages: 76 Language: Catalan, Spanish, English
Publisher: Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
Subject: Philosophy --- Public Health --- Medical technology --- Medicine (General)
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En aquest volum del Grup d’Opinió de l’Observatori de Bioètica i Dret, coordinat per les doctores María Casado, Maria Rosa Llàcer i Lídia Buisan, s’analitzen, des de la perspectiva bioètica, els inconvenients de l’explotació i la comercialització de dades dels usuaris de la sanitat pública arran dels problemes detectats en el projecte VISC+ de la Generalitat de Catalunya, tant en relació amb possibles vulneracions dels drets dels ciutadans com amb la manca de transparència i de debat públic informat en una qüestió de tanta importància com és el tràfic de dades personals. El document posa de manifest que la implementació de les tecnologies Big Data en l’àmbit sanitari, associada a una eventual comercialització d’aquestes dades, impacta directament en el nostre sistema sanitari i investigador i afecta de ple a l’àmbit privat dels ciutadans.

Dritter Gentechnologiebericht

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ISBN: 9783845246956 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845246956 Language: German
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Medical technology
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"With the Third Gene Technology Report the interdisciplinary research group “Gene Technology Report” of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities presents a new edition of comprehensive monitoring on current developments in the field of gene technology in Germany. The book analyzes the state of the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of gene technology using a proven, interdisciplinary approach. The report continues the indicator-based procedure which has been established over the last several years. Six fields of basic research are being discussed: epigenetics in biomedicine, molecular diagnosis in human medicine, research on pluripotent human stem cells, somatic gene therapy, the application of gene technology in plant breeding and agriculture, and the interdisciplinary field of synthetic biology. Core statements and recommendations for action that present the most relevant developments and research trends complete this report. With contributions by: Nediljko Budisa, Julia Diekämper, Silke Domasch, Boris Fehse, Jürgen Hampel, Ferdinand Hucho, Anja Hümpel, Kristian Köchy, Lilian Marx-Stölting, Bernd Müller-Röber, Jens Reich, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Hans-Hilger Ropers, Jochen Taupitz, Jörn Walter und Martin Zenke."

eHealth - Making Health Care Smarter

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ISBN: 9781789235227 9781789235234 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71820 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology
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eHealth has revolutionized health care and the practice of medicine. Internet technologies have given the most rural communities access to healthcare services, and automated computer algorithms are improving medical diagnoses and speeding up the delivery of care. Handheld apps, wearable devices, and artificial intelligence lead the way, creating a global healthcare solution that is smarter and more accessible. Read what leaders in the field are doing to advance the use of electronic technology to improve global health.

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