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SM01-477 Consumer Health & Integrative Medicine: A Holistic View of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practice
  Linda Baily Synovitz/ 9781284144123/ Price:US$ 102.95
 
Book Cover Today, being a health consumer encompasses more than being knowledgeable about traditional medicine and health practice but also includes the necessity to be well informed about the expanding field of complementary and alternative medicine. Consumer Health and Integrative Medicine: Holistic View of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices, Second Edition was written to expand upon the many alternative modalities that many other consumer health texts overlook. It includes chapters on the major alternative medicine systems and healing modalities, including Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathy, homeopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, massage, reflexology, and herbals or botanicals. The authors mission is to increase reader's knowledge base, not make up their mind, as we all make better choices related to our own personal health care practices when we are informed consumers.
   
Stanfield's Essentials of Medical Terminology Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
  Nanna Cross/ 9781284142211/ Price:US$ 72.95
 
Book Cover This best-selling introduction to medical terminology is based on the body-systems method and is flexible enough to be used in traditional or self-instructional course formats. Suited for students of all levels in the health professions, the accessible Essentials of Medical Terminology, FIfth Edition provides the appropriate amount of detail needed to learn the basics of medical terminology. After learning the fundamentals of pronunciation, students can study the chapters in any order the instructor deems appropriate.
   
VM01-446 Preparing Physicians to Lead in the 21st Century
  Valerie Anne Storey/ 9781522575764/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Clinical leadership and teamwork improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Due to this, a growing number of healthcare systems are requiring their clinicians to participate in formal leadership training programs, but instructors face the challenge of how to successfully develop and measure these programs. Preparing Physicians to Lead in the 21st Century provides innovative insights into improving healthcare delivery and the impact of formal leadership training on the personal and professional life of medical professionals. It examines the form, function, and design of clinical leadership programs and their relationships to value-based decision making and creating a successful organized learning climate. Highlighting topics such as program assessment, cohort relationships, and clinical leadership standards, this book is designed for educators, instructional designers, medical professionals, researchers, and academicians. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EClinical Leadership Programs ¡ECohort Model ¡ECommunity Development ¡EInnovation ¡ELeadership Programs ¡ELearning Communities ¡EPractitioner Identity ¡EProgram Design ¡EProgram Development ¡ESocial Support ¡ETheory Reconceptualization
   
VM01-445 Optimizing Medical Education With Instructional Technology
  Erdem Demiroz/ 9781522562894/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
In today's educational settings, infusing technology into educational practices is not optional. It is a necessity because of the changing expectations and needs of learners. In a fast-paced environment such as the medical profession, it is critical that future healthcare professionals have access to the most advanced training environments and resources. Optimizing Medical Education With Instructional Technology is an essential reference that reports on technology-supported medical education. It introduces the best practices in 21st century learning approaches. This book, in addition to looking at medical education through the lens of instructional technologies, features research on topics such as the ethics of online education, mentoring research, and technology in the clinical setting. This book is designed for medical educators, instructional designers, researchers, practitioners, and academicians. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAsynchronous Education ¡ECell Phone Applications ¡EEthics of Online Education ¡EFormative Teaching Tools ¡EInstructional Design ¡EMedical Training ¡EMentoring Research ¡EOnline Curriculum Challenges ¡EPatient Education ¡ESimulation Technology ¡ETechnology in the Clinical Setting
   
VM01-442 Pre-Screening Systems for Early Disease Prediction, Detection, and Prevention
  Thierry Edoh/ 9781522571315/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
With the development of advanced screening procedures and techniques, certain limitations of the existing screening processes for disease methodologies and paradigms have been noted. More accurate and less invasive screening methods are needed to diagnose and treat health disorders and diseases before symptoms appear. Pre-Screening Systems for Early Disease Prediction, Detection, and Prevention is a pivotal reference source that utilizes advanced ICT techniques to solve problems in health data collection, analysis, and interpretation, as well as improve existing health systems for the advanced screening of diseases. Using non-invasive biomedical sensor devices and internet of things technology, this book examines safer methods to accelerate disease detection and effectively treat patients while challenging previously used pre-screening processes. While highlighting topics such as the applications of machine learning, patient safety, diagnostics models, and condition management, this publication is ideally designed for healthcare specialists, researchers in health informatics, industry practitioners, and academics. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EApplications of Machine Learning ¡EBiomedical Sensors ¡EBody Area Network ¡EClinical Decision Support Systems ¡ECondition Management ¡EDe-Verticalization ¡EDiagnostics Models ¡EEvaluation Approaches ¡EInnovative Approaches ¡EIOT Screening ¡EM-Health ¡EPatient Safety
   
VM01-437 Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522570394/ Price:US$ 435.00
 
Book Cover The diagnosis and treatment of disease is a primary concern for health professionals and all of society. With the growing use of alternative medicine, patients can receive a wider scope of potential treatment options. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical reference source for the latest research findings on the application of complementary and alternative medicine in the prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as herbal remedies, antioxidants, and functional foods, this book is an ideal reference source for medical practitioners, medical professionals, and researchers interested in emerging trends in alternative medicinal practices. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAntioxidants ¡EChiropractic Medicine ¡EFunctional Foods ¡EHealth Preservation ¡EHerbal Remedies ¡EHolistic Therapy ¡EHomeopathic ¡EIntegrative Medicine ¡EMedicinal Weeds
   
VM01-436 Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Medicine and Healthcare
  Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A./ 9781522574897/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
Book Cover Advancements in medical and healthcare technologies pave the way to improving treatments and diagnoses while also streamlining processes to ensure the highest quality care is given to patients. In the last few decades, revolutionary technology has radically progressed the healthcare industry by increasing life expectancy and reducing human error. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Medicine and Healthcare provides emerging research on bioinformatics, medical ethics, and clinical science in modern applications and settings. While highlighting the challenges medical practitioners and healthcare professionals face when treating patients and striving to optimize their processes, the book shows how revolutionary technologies and methods are vastly improving how healthcare is implemented globally. This book is an important resource for medical researchers, healthcare administrators, doctors, nurses, biomedical engineers, and students looking for comprehensive research on the advancements in healthcare technologies. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBioinformatics ¡EBiology ¡EClinical Science ¡EHealth Information Systems ¡EHealthcare Administration ¡EMedical Education ¡EMedical Ethics ¡EMedical Law ¡EMental Health Treatments ¡EPatient-Centered Care
   
VM01-435 Histopathological Image Analysis in Medical Decision Making
  Nilanjan Dey/ 9781522563167/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover Medical imaging technologies play a significant role in visualization and interpretation methods in medical diagnosis and practice using decision making, pattern classification, diagnosis, and learning. Progressions in the field of medical imaging lead to interdisciplinary discovery in microscopic image processing and computer-assisted diagnosis systems, and aids physicians in the diagnosis and early detection of diseases. Histopathological Image Analysis in Medical Decision Making provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical applications of image technologies and feature extraction procedures within the medical field. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as image classification, digital image analysis, and prediction methods, this book is ideally designed for medical professionals, system engineers, medical students, researchers, and medical practitioners seeking current research on problem-oriented processing techniques in imaging technologies. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EComputer-Assisted Diagnosis ¡EDiagnostic Tools ¡EDigital Image Analysis ¡EFractal Geometry ¡EImage Algorithm ¡EImage Classification ¡EImage Processing ¡EImage Segmentation ¡EMedical Imaging ¡EMulti-Criteria Decisions ¡EPrediction Methods ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-434 Medical Image Processing for Improved Clinical Diagnosis
  A. Swarnambiga/ 9781522558767/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover In the medical field, there is a constant need to improve professionals¡¦ abilities to provide prompt and accurate diagnoses. The use of image and pattern recognizing software may provide support to medical professionals and enhance their abilities to properly identify medical issues. Medical Image Processing for Improved Clinical Diagnosis provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of computer-based imaging and applications within healthcare and medicine. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as biomedical imaging, pattern recognition, and medical diagnosis, this book is ideally designed for medical practitioners, students, researchers, and others in the medical and engineering fields seeking current research on the use of images to enhance the accuracy of medical prognosis. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAutomated Assistance ¡EBiomedical Imaging ¡EComputer-Aided Diagnosis ¡EHealthcare Systems ¡EImage Acquisition ¡EImage Retrieval ¡EMedical Diagnosis ¡EPattern Recognition
   
VM01-430 Optimized Genetic Programming Applications: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Bahrudin Hrnjica/ 9781522560050/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Data is more valuable than ever in the twenty-first century, and tremendous amounts of data are being generated every second. With a fast-growing information industry, engineers are required to develop new tools and techniques that increase human capabilities of mining useful knowledge from the vast amounts of data. Optimized Genetic Programming Applications: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that explores the concept of genetic programming and its role in managing engineering problems. It also examines genetic programming as a supervised machine learning technique, focusing on implementation and application. As a resource that details both the theoretical aspects and implementation of genetic programming, this book is a useful source for academicians, biological engineers, computer programmers, scientists, researchers, and upper-level students seeking the latest research on genetic programming. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EFitness Function ¡EFracture Mechanics ¡EGene Expression Programming ¡EInitialization Method ¡EMulticlass Classification ¡EMultigene Genetic Programming ¡EParallel Implementation ¡ESupervised Machine Learning ¡ETraining Data ¡EVisual Studio Code
   
VM01-428 Consumer-Driven Technologies in Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522561989/ Price:US$ 345.00
 
Book Cover The world of medical technologies is undergoing a sea change in the domain of consumer culture. Having a grasp on what appeals to consumers and how consumers are making purchasing decisions is essential to the success of any organization that thrives by offering a product or service. As such, it is vital to examine the consumer-centered aspects of medical technological developments that have a patient-centered focus and allow patients to take part in their own personal health and wellness. Consumer-Driven Technologies in Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the use of smartphones and other technological devices for cancer therapy, fitness and wellness, chronic disease monitoring, and other areas. The tracking of these items using technology has allowed consumers to take control of their own healthcare. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as clinical decision support systems, patient engagement, and electronic health records, this publication is an ideal reference source for doctors, nurse practitioners, hospital administrators, medical professionals, IT professionals, academicians, and researchers interested in advancing medical practice through technology. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBig Data Applications ¡EClinical Decision Support Systems ¡EConsumer Rewards ¡EElectronic Health Records ¡EMobile Health Systems ¡EOnline Social Support ¡EPatient Engagement ¡EPatient-Centered Medical Care ¡ETechnological Applications
   
SM01-478 NanoBioEngineering
  Bhupinder Singh/ 9780815348351/ Price:¢G 145.00
 
   
SM01-478 Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics
  Ingrid Kohlstadt/ 9781138039216/ Price:¢G 110.00
 
   
SM01-478 Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians
  Aruna Bakhru/ 9781498759489/ Price:¢G 125.00
 
   
SM01-478 Biological and Medical Aspects of Electromagnetic Fields
  Ben Greenebaum/ 9781138735262/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SM01-478 Care Ethics and Social Structures in Medicine
  Ruth E. Groenhout/ 9780367000226/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SM01-478 Building Tissues: An Engineer's Guide to Regenerative Medicine
  Joseph W. Freeman/ 9781498742801/ Price:¢G 82.00
 
   
SM01-478 Essentials of Pediatric Neuroanesthesia
  Sulpicio G. Soriano/ 9781316608876/ Price:US$ 69.99
 
   
SM01-477 Design of Biomedical Devices and Systems
  Paul H. King/ 9781138723061/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SM01-477 Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Analysis
  Ayman El-Baz/ 9781498797580/ Price:¢G 152.00
 
   
SM01-476 Contextual Therapy for Family Health: Clinical Applications.
  Alexandra E. Schmidt Hulst/ 9781138684836/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
   
Illustrated Handbook of Metabolic Engineering
  / 9781680949377/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover In practice, metabolic engineering is the directed improvement of cellular properties through the application of modern genetic methods. Emphasizes metabolic pathway integration and relies on metabolic fluxes as determinants of cell physiology and measures of metabolic control. This book provides perspectives on how to engineer microbial metabolism for chemical synthesis.
   
Application of Carbon Nano Dots
  Abhishek Gupta/ 9781773615622/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Applications of Carbon Nano Dots examines the uses and potential of this revolutionary discovery in field of science and technology. some features of Carbon Nano dots like luminescence mechanism and designing of carbon dots photoluminescence through organo-functional silane grafting. Also, the synthesis of luminescent carbon dots with ultrahigh quantum yield has also been discussed in detail. Readers are provided with latest information on carbon quantum dots or carbon Nano dots including designing, synthesis and applications.
   
Applications of Quantum dots
  Abhishek Gupta/ 9781773615615/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Applications of Quantum Dots starts with a basic introduction that includes the characterization, usage and preparation in biological systems. Quantum dots have a broad spectrum of applications and this text book has covered the major applications like uncovering active precursors in colloidal quantum dot synthesis or designing artificial 2D crystals with site and size controlled quantum dots. The readers can also get the information regarding the recent developments in quantum dots/cnt co-sensitized organic solar cells and accumulation and distribution of non-targeted and anti-cd44-conjugated quantum dots in distinct phenotypes of breast cancer. Further the book also highlights the potential use of quantum dots in flow cytometry.
   
Infectious Diseases: An evidence based approach
  Vikas Mishra/ 9781773615264/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Book Cover Infectious Diseases an evidence based approach examines various infectious diseases including an extensive overview of factors that triggers them. It includes definitions of Infection control, pneumonia management, diseases, etc. Provides the reader with insights into the development of its understanding, so as to comprehend the management of different diseases.
   
Principles of Epigenetics
  Vikas Mishra/ 9781773615295/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Book Cover Principles of Epigenetics examines various dimensions of epigenetics and its relationship with the human diseases. It includes three different parts, where part 1 deals with Epigenetics in Human diseases, part II talks about Yeast Epigenetics and part III highlights plant epigenetics. Provide the reader with the insights into the development of epigenetics, so as to understand the importance and role of epigenetics in various human and fatal disorders or diseases.
   
Redox biology and cellular metabolism
  Stephen Rego/ 9781773615370/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Book Cover Redox biology and cellular metabolism examine various aspects of redox biology with the extensive information related to cellular metabolism. It includes six different sections, where section 1 and 2 talks about the role of metabolism and oxidation in organelle functioning and effects of diet on metabolism and oxidation states. Section 3 and 4 highlights Metabolism in oxidation states in disease and Prognostic role of metabolites. Section 5 and 6 are dedicated to role of metabolism and oxidation states in the immune response and Important molecules that regulate metabolism and oxidation. Provide the reader with the insights into the development of the cellular metabolism and helps in examining the impact of various enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism on human body.
   
Tools and Applications in Gene Therapy
  Tripti Sahu/ 9781773612430/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Book Cover Packed with comprehensive tools and techniques, this book presents to the reader a detailed, yet easily accessible, description of the whole field of gene therapy. This book discusses methods currently used in preclinical and clinical gene therapy describing the basic biology and potential application of viruses as gene transfer reagents. Representative strategies are provided for gene targeting and for viral or nonviral gene delivery in cancer therapy, as well as a significant number of clinical protocols for the development of novel cancer gene therapies.
   
VSM01-003 Regenerative Engineering: Advanced Materials Science Principles
  Yusuf Khan/ 9781498738248/ Price:¢G 186.95
 
Book Cover This book focuses on both advances in materials science and in scaffold development techniques, paying close attention to state-of-the-art research. Each chapter will delve into specific materials categories (e.g. composite materials, bioactive ceramics, etc.) and how these materials are specifically designed for regenerative engineering applications. There will also be unique chapters on Biologically Derived Scaffolding along with 3-D Printing Technology for Regenerative Engineeering.
   
VSM01-002 Fluorescence Imaging and Biological Quantification
  Seruca, Raquel/ 9781498737043/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
Book Cover Features ¡EIncorporates quantitative aspects of fluorescence imaging throughout relevant chapters ¡EProvides unique coverage of 3D imaging related to fluorescence microscopy ¡ECovers high resolution imaging related to various cancers ¡EIncludes the contributions of world class researchers who author respective chapters ¡EEnhances study through the use of extensive references at the end of each chapter Summary This comprehensive reference work details the latest developments in fluorescence imaging and related biological quantification. It explores the most recent techniques in this imaging technology through the utilization and incorporation of quantification analysis which makes this book unique. It also covers super resolution microscopy with the introduction of 3D imaging and high resolution fluorescence. Many of the chapter authors are world class experts in this medical imaging technology.
   
VSM01-002 The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics
  Johnson, L. Syd M./ 9781138898295/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics offers the reader an informed view of how the brain sciences are being used to approach, understand, and reinvigorate traditional philosophical questions, as well as how those questions, with the grounding influence of neuroscience, are being revisited beyond clinical and research domains. It also examines how contemporary neuroscience research might ultimately impact our understanding of relationships, flourishing, and human nature. Written by 61 key scholars and fresh voices, the Handbook¡¦s easy-to-follow chapters appear here for the first time in print and represent the wide range of viewpoints in neuroethics. The volume spotlights new technologies and historical articulations of key problems, issues, and concepts and includes cross-referencing between chapters to highlight the complex interactions of concepts and ideas within neuroethics. These features enhance the Handbook¡¦s utility by providing readers with a contextual map for different approaches to issues and a guide to further avenues of interest.
   
VM01-425 Design and Development of Affordable Healthcare Technologies
  Arindam Bit/ 9781522549697/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Technological advancements in the last few decades have significantly revolutionized the healthcare industry, resulting in life expectancy improvement in human beings. The use of automated machines in healthcare has reduced human errors and has notably improved disease diagnosis efficiency. Design and Development of Affordable Healthcare Technologies provides emerging research on biomedical instrumentation, bio-signal processing, and device development within the healthcare industry. This book provides insight into various subjects including patient monitoring, medical imaging, and disease classification. This book is a vital reference source for medical professionals, biomedical engineers, scientists, researchers, and medical students interested in the comprehensive research on the advancements in healthcare technologies. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EDisease Classification ¡EDrug Delivery ¡EHealthcare Services ¡EMedical Imaging ¡EOperation Theater ¡EOptimization ¡EPatient Monitoring ¡ERehabilitation ¡ERemote Monitoring
   
VM01-422 Electrocardiogram Signal Classification and Machine Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Sara Moein/ 9781522555803/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Technological tools and computational techniques have enhanced the healthcare industry. These advancements have led to significant progress in the diagnosis of heart disorders. Electrocardiogram Signal Classification and Machine Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that examines the importance of automatic normalization and classification of electrocardiogram (ECG) signals of heart disorders. Featuring a wide range of topics such as common heart disorders, particle swarm optimization, and benchmarks functions, this publication is geared toward medical professionals, researchers, professionals, and students seeking current and relevant research on the categorization of ECG signals. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBenchmark Functions ¡ECommon Heart Disorders ¡EGravitational Search Algorithm ¡EHeart Waveforms ¡EMedian Filter ¡ENoise Removal ¡EParticle Swarm Optimization ¡EUnimodal High-Dimensional Functions
   
VM01-421 Expert System Techniques in Biomedical Science Practice
  Prasant Kumar Pattnaik/ 9781522551492/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover Before the integration of expert systems in biomedical science, complex problems required human expertise to solve them through conventional procedural methods. Advancements in expert systems allow for knowledge to be extracted when no human expertise is available and increases productivity through quick diagnosis. Expert System Techniques in Biomedical Science Practice is an essential scholarly resource that contains innovative research on the methods by which an expert system is designed to solve complex problems through the automation of decision making through the use of if-then-else rules rather than conventional procedural methods. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as image processing, bio-signals, and cognitive AI, this book is a vital reference source for computer engineers, information technologists, biomedical engineers, data-processing specialists, medical professionals, and industrialists within the fields of biomedical engineering, pervasive computing, and natural language processing. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EArtificial Intelligence ¡EArtificial Neural Networks ¡EBio-Signals ¡EBiomedical Signal and Image Processing ¡EBrain Computer Interface ¡ECognitive Al ¡EImage Processing ¡EMachine Learning ¡EMedical Imaging ¡ESoft Computing Techniques
   
VM01-420 Contemporary Applications of Mobile Computing in Healthcare Settings
  R. Rajkumar/ 9781522550365/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover The use of mobile devices in medical care settings and by wellness professionals has influenced and changed many aspects of clinical practice. Mobile devices have become ubiquitous in these settings, leading to rapid growth in the development of medical apps. Contemporary Applications of Mobile Computing in Healthcare Settings is a critical scholarly resource that explores the benefits of using mobile devices and apps in the medical field and examines the shortcomings in the validation practices regarding these technologies. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as smart healthcare, patient surveillance, and body fitness monitoring, this book is geared toward academicians, nurses, medical professionals, practitioners, and students seeking current research on the quality and safety of the apps currently available for use by medical care professionals. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBody Fitness Monitoring ¡EClinical Data Analysis ¡EmHealth Applications ¡EMobile Computing Devices ¡EPatient Surveillance ¡EReading Assistance ¡ESmart Healthcare
   
VM01-418 Handbook of Research on Information Security in Biomedical Signal Processing
  Pradhan, Chittaranjan/ 9781522551522/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
Book Cover Recent advancements and innovations in medical image and data processing have led to a need for robust and secure mechanisms to transfer images and signals over the internet and maintain copyright protection. The Handbook of Research on Information Security in Biomedical Signal Processing provides emerging research on security in biomedical data as well as techniques for accurate reading and further processing. While highlighting topics such as image processing, secure access, and watermarking, this publication explores advanced models and algorithms in information security in the modern healthcare system. This publication is a vital resource for academicians, medical professionals, technology developers, researchers, students, and practitioners seeking current research on intelligent techniques in medical data security. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡ECloud Computing ¡EComputer-Aided Diagnosis ¡EData Processing ¡EDistributed Systems ¡EImage Processing ¡EMachine Learning ¡ESecure Access ¡ESecurity Requirements ¡EWatermarking ¡EWireless Sensor Networks
   
VM01-417 Advanced Systems for Improved Public Healthcare and Disease Prevention: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Edoh, Thierry Oscar/ 9781522555285/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover The development of better processes to provide proper healthcare has enhanced contemporary society. By implementing effective collaborative strategies, this development ensures proper quality and instruction for both the patient and medical practitioners. Advanced Systems for Improved Public Healthcare and Disease Prevention: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides emerging research on care delivery issues in global public healthcare and explores information and communication technology-based solutions for public healthcare improvement and disease prevention. While highlighting topics such as drug supply, infectious diseases, and pharmaceutical care, this publication explores the methods of global public healthcare provision, issues in healthcare access, and applications in overcoming the access issues. This book is an important resource for professionals, practitioners, researchers, academics, and graduate students interested in seeking current research on the various approaches towards improving public healthcare. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EDrug Supply ¡EEmergency Healthcare ¡EGlobal Healthcare ¡EHealthcare Delivery ¡EHealthcare Systems ¡EInfectious Diseases ¡EPharmaceutical Care ¡EScreening Processes
   
VM01-415 Effective Techniques for Managing Trigeminal Neuralgia
  Chang, Steven/ 9781522553496/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover The diagnosis and treatment of disease is a primary concern for health professionals and individuals in society. Managing the treatment and controlling symptoms of diseases is imperative to patient longevity and quality of life. Effective Techniques for Managing Trigeminal Neuralgia is a critical scholarly resource that examines the monitoring, management, and treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as vascular compression, medical management, and percutaneous technique, this book is geared towards medical professionals, researchers, students, and professionals seeking current research on various treatment options as well as future frontiers in diagnosis and treatment. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EFacial Pain ¡EGanglian Decompression ¡EMedical Management ¡EMicrosurgery ¡EPain Management ¡EPain Scales ¡EPercutaneous Technique ¡EVascular Compression
   
VM01-414 Nature-Inspired Intelligent Techniques for Solving Biomedical Engineering Problems
  Kose, Utku/ 9781522547693/ Price:US$ 255.00
 
Book Cover Technological tools and computational techniques have enhanced the healthcare industry. These advancements have led to significant progress and novel opportunities for biomedical engineering. Nature-Inspired Intelligent Techniques for Solving Biomedical Engineering Problems is a pivotal reference source for emerging scholarly research on trends and techniques in the utilization of nature-inspired approaches in biomedical engineering. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as artificial intelligence, clinical decision support systems, and swarm intelligence, this publication is an ideal resource for medical practitioners, professionals, students, engineers, and researchers interested in the latest developments in biomedical technologies. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EArtificial Immune System ¡EArtificial Intelligence ¡EClinical Decision Support Systems ¡ECounting Bacteria ¡EDifferential Diagnosis ¡ESwarm Intelligence ¡EWatershed Transformation
   
VM01-412 Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications
  Barkat, Md. Abul/ 9781522547815/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover Advances in technology permeates every aspect of life, including the healthcare system. Nanotechnology based systems have gained popularity based upon their promise, size, and other characteristics. Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications is a critical academic publication that explores advancements in nanostructured systems, applications of these systems in healthcare, and biomedical applications of these systems. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as hydrogels, controlled drug delivery systems, and nanomedicine, this book is geared toward researchers, students, and academicians seeking current research on advancements and applications of nanostructured systems in the healthcare industry. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBiopolymers ¡EControlled Drug Delivery Systems ¡EHydrogels ¡ELipid Nanocarriers ¡ENanocarriers ¡ENanomedicine ¡ENanotherapeutic Systems ¡EQuantum Dots
   
VM01-410 Handbook of Research on Biomimetics and Biomedical Robotics
  Habib, Maki/ 9781522529934/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
Book Cover Biomimetic research is an emerging field that aims to draw inspiration and substances from natural sources and create biological systems in structure, mechanism, and function through robotics. The products have a wide array of application including surgical robots, prosthetics, neurosurgery, and biomedical image analysis. The Handbook of Research on Biomimetics and Biomedical Robotics provides emerging research on robotics, mechatronics, and the application of biomimetic design. While highlighting mechatronical challenges in today¡¦s society, readers will find new opportunities and innovations in design capabilities in intelligent robotics and interdisciplinary biomedical products. This publication is a vital resource for senior and graduate students, researchers, and scientists in engineering seeking current research on best ways to globally expand online higher education. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EArtificial Immune Systems ¡EBio-Inspired Robots ¡EBiorobotics ¡ESmart Sensors ¡ESwarm Intelligence ¡EWireless Sensor Network and Intelligent System
   
VM01-407 Global Perspectives on Health Communication in the Age of Social Media
  Sekalala, Seif/ 9781522537168/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Numerous studies suggest that people with a variety of health concerns are increasingly turning to online networks for social support. As a result, the number of online support communities has risen over the past two decades. Global Perspectives on Health Communication in the Age of Social Media is a critical scholarly resource that examines the illness and pain-and-suffering narrative of health communication. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as social networks, patient empowerment, and e-health, this book is geared towards professionals and researchers in health informatics as well as students, practitioners, clinicians, and academics. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EClinical Anxiety ¡EE-Health ¡EMental Health ¡EOnline Social Support ¡EPatient Empowerment ¡ESocial Networks ¡EWeb Forums
   
VM01-405 Big Data Management and the Internet of Things for Improved Health Systems
  Mishra, Brojo Kishore/ 9781522552222/ Price:US$ 255.00
 
Book Cover Because of the increased access to high-speed Internet and smart phones, many patients have started to use mobile applications to manage various health needs. These devices and mobile apps are now increasingly used and integrated with telemedicine and telehealth via the medical Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data Management and the Internet of Things for Improved Health Systems is a critical scholarly resource that examines the digital transformation of healthcare. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as brain computer interface, data reduction techniques, and risk factors, this book is geared towards academicians, practitioners, researchers, and students seeking research on health and well-being data. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAgile Software Engineering ¡EBig Data ¡EBrain Computer Interface ¡EData Reduction Techniques ¡EMedical IoT ¡EMobile Apps ¡EPublic Communication ¡ERisk Factors ¡ESocial Media
   
VM01-404 Emerging Technologies and Work-Integrated Learning Experiences in Allied Health Education
  Singh, Indu/ 9781522538509/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover The Internet serves as an essential tool in promoting health awareness through the circulation of important research among the medical professional community. While digital tools and technologies have greatly improved healthcare, challenges are still prevalent among diverse populations worldwide. Emerging Technologies and Work-Integrated Learning Experiences in Allied Health Education is a critical scholarly resource that examines constructivist teaching methods and active learning strategies in allied health education to enhance student knowledge and prepare them for the digital age. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as e-learning, microscopic morphology, and virtual reality, this book is geared towards researchers, academicians, medical professionals, and upper level students interested in the advancement and dissemination of medical knowledge. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBlended Learning ¡EE-Learning ¡EE-Portfolio ¡EHematology ¡EMicroscopic Morphology ¡EModeling Technology ¡EOnline Learning Tools ¡EVirtual Reality
   
VM01-401 Health Care Delivery and Clinical Science: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association (USA)/ 9781522539261/ Price:US$ 2995.00
 
Book Cover The development of better processes to provide proper healthcare has enhanced contemporary society. By implementing effective collaborative strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction for both the patient and medical practitioners. Health Care Delivery and Clinical Science: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging strategies and methods for delivering optimal healthcare and examines the latest techniques and methods of clinical science. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as medication management, health literacy, and patient engagement, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for professionals, practitioners, researchers, academics, and graduate students interested in healthcare delivery and clinical science. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EHealth Information Systems ¡EHealth Literacy ¡EInteractive Health Information ¡EMedication Management ¡EPatient Engagement ¡EPatient Rights ¡EPatient-Centered Medical Care
   
VM01-400 Technological Tools for Value-Based Sustainable Relationships in Health: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Zineldin, Mosad/ 9781522540915/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover The reach of technological advances can be found in many aspects of life, including the world of medical and healthcare. It is essential to understand these technologies so that those in healthcare professions can create and maintain bonds with the patients that rely on them as well as to identify the right tools for to support the improvement of patient care. Technological Tools for Value-Based Sustainable Relationships in Healthcare: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that examines the effects of social and healthcare technologies on human interaction, on health, on life sciences and on well-being in a complex healthcare context. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as, e-health, patient and medical relationship approaches, health information technology (HIT), cypernization of healthcare organizations and patient safety. This book is geared toward academicians, practitioners, students, and researchers seeking current research on the correlation between social and medical technologies and the cultivation of connections through those technologies especially in the healthcare field. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EE-Health ¡EImproving Patient Care ¡EPatient Relationship Management ¡EReducing Medical Errors ¡ESelf-Efficacy Management ¡ETelemedicine ¡ETotal Technology Management
   
VM01-398 Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Kidney Health
  Tangkiatkumjai, Mayuree/ 9781522528821/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover The diagnosis and treatment of disease is a primary concern for health professionals and all of society. With the growing use of alternative medicine, patients can receive a wider scope of potential treatment options. Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Kidney Health provides a thorough examination on the application of alternative medicine in conventional hospital settings with a focus on kidney diseases. Including a range of academic perspectives on topics such as decision management, herbal-drug reactions, and chronic illnesses, this book is an ideal reference source for medical practitioners, professionals, students, researchers, and nurses interested in scientific evidence on the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAdverse Effects ¡EChronic Illnesses ¡ECost-Effectiveness ¡EDecision Management ¡EHealthcare Administration ¡EHerbal-Drug Reactions ¡EIntegrative Medicine
   
VM01-397 Novel Applications of Virtual Communities in Healthcare Settings
  Christo El Morr/ 9781522529583/ Price:US$ 235.00
 
Book Cover Virtual communities have gained popularity in many growing fields and have continued to expand into healthcare environments. Analyzing the impact these communities have can help provide more effective methods to support patients and community members. Novel Applications of Virtual Communities in Healthcare Settings is a crucial scholarly reference source that examines the challenges virtual communities can face, as well as the advantages they provide to members of healthcare organizations. Featuring pertinent topics that include evaluation frameworks, disaster management, knowledge translation, and user engagement, this book is ideal for medical practitioners, academicians, students, and healthcare researchers that are interested in taking part in the latest discussions of virtual communities within medical fields. Topics Covered ¡EDisability Health ¡EDisaster Management ¡EEvaluation Frameworks ¡EExperiential Learning ¡EKnowledge Translation ¡ESocial Network Development Analysis ¡EUser Engagement ¡EVirtual Screening ¡EVirtual Wards
   
VM01-396 Exploring the Pressures of Medical Education From a Mental Health and Wellness Perspective
  Smith, Christina Ramirez/ 9781522528111/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Discussions surrounding mental health are becoming more prominent and these conditions are becoming less stigmatized. Studying the effects that mental wellness has on students within the medical field can provide an insider perspective on this critical topic. Exploring the Pressures of Medical Education From a Mental Health and Wellness Perspective is a critical reference source that examines the mental and emotional problems that arise with students practicing in the medical field. Featuring relevant topics such as student burnout, cognitive learning, graduate education, and curriculum development, this scholarly publication is ideal for medical practitioners, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in staying apprised of the latest trends and developments relating to mental wellness. Topics Covered ¡ECognitive Learning ¡ECurriculum Development ¡EGraduate Education ¡EMedical Residents ¡EPhysician Training ¡EStudent Burnout ¡EStudent Health ¡EWellness Initiatives
   
VM01-394 Next-Generation Mobile and Pervasive Healthcare Solutions
  Machado, Jose/ 9781522528517/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Technology is changing the practice of healthcare by the ways medical information is stored, shared, and accessed. With mobile innovations, new strategies are unfolding to further advance processes and procedures in medical settings. Next-Generation Mobile and Pervasive Healthcare Solutions is an advanced reference source for the latest research on emerging progress and applications within mobile health initiatives and health informatics. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as electronic health records (EHR), clinical decision support systems, and medical ontologies, this publication is ideally designed for professionals and researchers seeking scholarly material on the increased use of mobile health applications. Topics Covered ¡EArtificial Intelligence ¡EBig Data ¡EBiomedical Engineering ¡EClinical Decision Support Systems ¡EComputer Vision ¡EData Security and Protection ¡EElectronic Health Records (EHR) ¡EMedical Ontologies
   
VM01-393 Biomedical Signal and Image Processing in Patient Care
  Kolekar, Maheshkumar H./ 9781522528296/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover In healthcare systems, medical devices help physicians and specialists in diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics. As research shows, validation of medical devices is significantly optimized by accurate signal processing. Biomedical Signal and Image Processing in Patient Care is a pivotal reference source for progressive research on the latest development of applications and tools for healthcare systems. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as telemedicine, human machine interfaces, and multimodal data fusion, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, students, and practitioners seeking current scholarly research on real-life technological inventions. Topics Covered ¡EArtificial Intelligence ¡EBiomedical Signals ¡EDisease Diagnostics ¡EFuzzy Logic ¡EHuman Machine Interfaces ¡EMultimodal Data Fusion ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-392 Web-Based Behavioral Therapies for Mental Disorders
  Langrial, Sitwat Usman/ 9781522532415/ Price:US$ 255.00
 
Book Cover The treatment of mental disorders has changed with the evolution of new technologies. The use of the web and computing tools to treat mental illness provides the ability to reach a higher number of users with innovative and proactive interventions. Web-Based Behavioral Therapies for Mental Disorders is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on alternative technology-based approaches to the treatment and support of mental illnesses. Featuring extensive coverage on topics such as cognitive behavioral therapy, depression, and acceptance and commitment therapy, this book is ideally designed for researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical scientists seeking current research on effective technological solutions for promoting well-being and meeting the needs for personalized health. Topics Covered ¡EAcceptance Therapy ¡EAnxiety ¡EBehavioral Therapies ¡EBlindness Therapies ¡ECognitive Behavioral Therapy ¡ECognitive Impairment ¡ECommitment Therapy ¡EDeafness Therapies ¡EDepression ¡EICT Therapies ¡EInsomnia ¡EStress
   
VM01-391 Research-Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga
  Telles, Shirley/ 9781522527886/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Yoga has evolved into a popular fitness practice across the globe. With the various schools of practice, it is imperative for practitioners to study both traditional texts and emerging scientific research in this area. Research-Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga is a unique reference source for the latest academic material on the physiological effects of yoga and cultivating a deeper understanding of yoga practice through the intersection of traditional texts and contemporary research. Including a range of topics such as occupational health, neurobiology, and women¡¦s health, this book is ideally designed for professionals, practitioners, students, educators, and academics interested in the effects, challenges, and benefits of yoga practice. Topics Covered ¡EBreathing Regulation ¡EHeart Disease ¡ENeurobiology ¡EObesity ¡EOccupational Health ¡EWomen's Health ¡EYoga Postures
   
VM01-389 Health Economics and Healthcare Reform: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522531685/ Price:US$ 395.00
 
Book Cover The effective delivery of healthcare services is vital to the general welfare and well-being of a country¡¦s citizens. Financial infrastructure and policy reform can play a significant role in optimizing existing healthcare programs. Health Economics and Healthcare Reform: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive source of academic material on the importance of economic structures and policy reform initiatives in modern healthcare systems. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as clinical costing, patient engagement, and e-health, this book is ideally designed for medical practitioners, researchers, professionals, and students interested in the optimization of healthcare delivery. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Costing ¡EDecision Management ¡EE-Health ¡EFiscal Consolidation ¡EHealth Information Systems ¡EPatient Engagement ¡EPublic health
   
VM01-388 Biomedical Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522531586/ Price:US$ 2695.00
 
Book Cover Technological tools and computational techniques have enhanced the healthcare industry. These advancements have led to significant progress and novel opportunities for biomedical engineering. Biomedical Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an authoritative reference source for emerging scholarly research on trends, techniques, and future directions in the field of biomedical engineering technologies. Highlighting a comprehensive range of topics such as nanotechnology, biomaterials, and robotics, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for medical practitioners, professionals, students, engineers, and researchers interested in the latest developments in biomedical technology. Topics Covered ¡EArtificial Organs ¡EAssistive Technology ¡EBiomaterials ¡EBiomedical Sensors ¡EImage processing ¡EMedical informatics ¡ENanotechnology ¡ERehabilitation Engineering ¡ERobotics
   
SM01-478 Value-based Learning Healthcare Systems: Integrative modelling and simulation
  Bernard P. Zeigler/ 9781785613265/ Price:¢G 125.00
 
   
SM01-478 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  J.W.G. Jacobs/ 9781614998778/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover This book is an international, multidisciplinary guide to hypermobility syndromes, and EDS in particular. It aims to create better awareness of hypermobility syndromes among health professionals, including medical specialists, and to be a guide to the management of such syndromes for patients and practitioners. It is intended for use in daily clinical practice rather than as a reference book for research or the latest developments, and has been written to be understandable for any healthcare worker or educated patient without compromise to the scientific content. The book is organized as follows: chapters on classifications and genetics are followed by chapters on individual types, organ (system) manifestations and complications, and finally ethics and therapeutic strategies, with an appendix on surgery and the precautions which should attend it. A special effort has been made to take account of the perspective of the patient; two of the editors have EDS. The book will be of interest to patients with hypermobility syndromes and their families, as well as to all those healthcare practitioners who may encounter such syndromes in the course of their work.
   
SM01-476 Statistics in the Health Sciences: Theory, Applications, and Computing
  Albert Vexler/ 9781138196896/ Price:¢G 77.00
 
   
SM01-476 Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation.
  Therese Feiler/ 9781138735736/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SM01-476 Thyroid Systems Engineering: A Primer in Mathematical Modeling of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Thyroid Axis
  Simon Lucas Goede/ 9788793609594/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover Thyroid Systems Engineering targets an optimal treatment of people suffering from thyroid hormone disorders. The content is motivated by in-depth observations of such patients whose rich data supported the theoretical framework arising from formal mathematical reasoning, guided by the nature of thyroid physiology. Leveraging on the insights emerging from the unique combination of an electrical engineer working with a clinical thyroidologist, and both being scientists skilled in mathematics, the authors introduce this new discipline and field of scientific investigation aptly designated as Thyroid Systems Engineering.
   
SM01-476 Fiber-Optic Sensors for Biomedical Applications.
  Daniele Tosi/ 9781630811525/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SM01-474 Engineering High Quality Medical Software: Regulations, standards, methodologies and tools for certification
  Antonio Coronato/ 9781785612480/ Price:¢G 100.00
 
   
SM01-472 Bioinspired Engineering of Thermal Materials.
  Tao Deng/ 9783527338344/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
   
SM01-472 Social Media and Internet for Health Clinic.
  / 9781680959277/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Book Cover This book offers a step by step guide to this newly dominant marketing discipline. This book focuses on the role of social media as the next major game-changer. Designed specifically for healthcare professionals in need of an in-depth introduction and comprehensive actionable program for digital marketing, social media, and aesthetic clinic management.
   
SM01-470 Functional Biomaterial Applications in Medicine and Healthcare.
  N. Eqbal/ 9781682513217/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
   
SM01-470 Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering.
  Cathy Chain/ 9781682513798/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in computational intelligence (CI) techniques as evidenced by numerous applications in various fields. Biomedical research and applications have benefited enormously as a result of applications of such tools and techniques. Most such scientific literature concerning the application of CI for modeling and pattern recognition are scattered around the world in different journals and conference proceedings. This work provides useful applications and information on the benefits of applying computation intelligence techniques to improve medical diagnostics. Individual contributions also cover medical decision making support, estimation of risks of treatments, reliability of medical systems, problems of practical clinical applications and many other topics. This book is intended for experts interested in problems of Biomedical Technologies, for researchers and academic staff, for all dealing with Biomedical and Medical Informatics, as well as PhD students.
   
SM01-470 Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology: Possibilities and Challenges.
  Aleksei Anatoliyovych Stepanenko/ 9781773610313/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
Book Cover Nanotechnology involves the application of structures, characterization, design, devices, production, and systems at the nanometer scale. This edited collection from leading thinkers and researchers in the field gives an overview of current research on nano-bio interactions, with a focus on the effects of nanoparticle physical characteristics on their interactions with live cells. The potential of nanotechnology in modern therapy of human diseases and the recent advantages in this field are summarized. An overview of limitations facing nanotechnology-based therapies is presented.
   
SM01-470 E-Health Systems.
  Zoran Gacovski/ 9781773610788/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover This book includes information regarding how to professionally and efficiently use the medical status of patients leveraging the global information networks and related technology. This text covers topics like electronic health and medical informatics, including tools and procedures on how to adopt e-health methods in existing health care systems. The authors explore the usage of information technology in today¡¦s health care systems in order to improve patient care and public health initiatives, to reduce costs, to save money and time, and to provide information for technical, scientific, administrative, bookkeeping and managerial use.
   
SM01-470 Bio-Intelligence Science.
  Zoran Gacovski/ 9781773610795/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover This timely book integrates topics from bio-intelligence science and the application of bio-intelligence in different domains - the bio-medical domain, the learning, the medicine etc. It opens with the biological aspects of the intelligence succeeding on topics from neuroscience, pattern recognition in neuro and medical applications. It covers the pattern recognition in neuro and medical applications as well as neural networks applications are described.
   
SM01-470 Handbook of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.
  I.S. Alexander/ 9781682513750/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Biomaterials have revolutionized the areas like bioengineering and tissue engineering for the development of novel strategies to combat life threatening diseases. Together with biomaterials, stem cell technology is also being used to improve the existing healthcare facilities. This book is intended to present the latest research and development carried out in the areas of biomedical engineering, biomaterials and nanomaterials science and to highlight the applications of such systems. It covers a wide range of research areas including basic materials science, biocompatibility, implant device development, surgical applications, and failure analysis and has application throughout most physiologic system.
   
SM01-470 Structural and Functional Imaging Techniques.
  Darren Ward/ 9781682513200/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover This collection covers the numerous structural and functional imaging techniques contributed by renowned experts in their particular fields. Indeed, the number of peer-reviewed research articles using these techniques has grown at an exponential rate during this period. Inevitably, investigators have become interested in mapping neuroplastic changes that support learning and memory using functional neuroimaging, and concomitantly, rehabilitation researchers have become interested in mapping changes in brain systems responsible for treatment effects during the rehabilitation of patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other brain injury or disease.
   
SM01-467 Novel Wearable Antennas for Communication and Medical Systems.
  Sabban, Albert/ 9781138047907/ Price:¢G 145.00
 
   
GM01-51 Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases
  / 9781410380777/ Price:US$ 299.00
 
Book Cover The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases (GEED) will be a comprehensive guide and unique source of information on infectious diseases that have either lately appeared for the first time in a population or have recently rapidly increased in incidence. This title is an exciting new addition to the successful Gale Encyclopedia of ¡K health line of products. The articles avoid medical jargon and use language that laypersons can understand while still providing authoritative, balanced information that addresses the pathogens that are causing and threaten to cause significant health crises. Ebola, Lassa Fever, MERS, Rift Valley Fever, and Zika virus are among the diseases that will be covered. Features and Benefits ¡EProvides patients and caregivers with in-depth, up-to-date, and accessible information that will help them deal with and understand their own or their loved one¡¦s condition. ¡E¡§Key Terms¡¨ sidebar for each entry to define unfamiliar terms and concepts. ¡EWords to Know, Glossary, List of Organizations, Subject Index; Full-Color Images and Illustrations throughout. ¡ECoverage of the origins of these diseases, the factors contributing to their spread, and geopolitical aspects of their treatment. ¡EAlphabetic arrangement of entries and extensive cross-referencing.
   
GM01-50 Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina: Edicion Abreviada en Espanol (Spanish-language version)
  / 9781410380050/ Price:US$ 546.00
 
This abridged, Spanish-language version of Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine presents information on more than 150 authoritative, in-depth articles on medical topics written in style accessible to adult laypersons. Disease/disorder articles typically cover definition; description; causes and symptoms; diagnosis; treatments; prevention; and more. Test/treatment articles typically cover definition; purposes; precautions; preparation; risks; normal and abnormal results; and much more. This first edition also includes over 100 color images and illustrations, a glossary of key terms, list of organizations, and a comprehensive subject index.
   
GM01-41-2 Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410388230/ Price:US$ 535.00
 
Book Cover The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health 2 covers environmental health statutes, diseases/conditions, environmental factors contributing to public health issues, and environmental health policy issues, as well as offering biographical sidebars on key figures and historical events in environmental health. What's New 286 topics including 30 new topics
   
GM01-34-2 Infectious Diseases in Context, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410381286/ Price:US$ 379.00
 
Book Cover A comprehensive guide to the increasingly important topic of emerging and threatening diseases, particularly their relationships to world health issues, current events, and political.
   
GM01-33-4 The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, 7-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410363138/ Price:US$ 1796.00
 
Book Cover In the updated fourth edition of this award-winning title, more than 1,230 alphabetically arranged entries, of which about 100 are new, cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. The Encyclopedia covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy and more.
   
GM01-21-2 Genetics, 4-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410380791/ Price:US$ 662.00
 
Book Cover This new edition of Genetics provides a thorough presentation of genetics in the 21st century, including foundational concepts, key scientific and historical themes, ethical issues, and advances in the science. Features and Benefits ¡ESigned entries written by subject matter experts. ¡EKey terms defined in margins and glossary. ¡EBibliography/Suggested Further Readings. ¡E200 color images plus 175 tables, charts, and graphs. ¡EA thematic outline, an instructional guide, and a cumulative index. Table of Contents Accelerated Aging: Progeria. Acetylation. Addiction. Aging and Life Span. Agricultural Biotechnology. Alternative Splicing. Alzheimer''s Disease. Ames Test. Amplification. Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. Antibiotic Resistance [Includes Video]. Antisense Nucleotides. Apoptosis. Arabidopsis thaliana. Archaea. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Automated Sequencer. ...
   
Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth
  A. Ugon/ 9781614998518/ Price:EUR 167.00
 
Book Cover This book presents 190 full papers from the Medical Informatics Europe (MIE 2018) conference, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in April 2018. The MIE conferences aim to enable close interaction and networking between an international audience of academics, health professionals, patients and industry partners. The title of this year¡¦s conference is: Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data ¡V The Future of Co-Created eHealth, and contributions cover a broad range of topics related to the digitalization of healthcare, citizen participation, data science, and changing health systems, addressed from the perspectives of citizens, patients and their families, healthcare professionals, service providers, developers and policy makers. The second part of the title in particular has attracted a large number of papers describing strategies to create, evaluate, adjust or deliver tools and services for improvements in healthcare organizations or to enable citizens to respond to the challenges of dealing with health systems. Papers are grouped under the headings: standards and interoperability, implementation and evaluation, knowledge management, decision support, modeling and analytics, health informatics education and learning systems, and patient-centered services. Attention is also given to development for sustainable use, educational strategies and workforce development, and the book will be of interest to both developers and practitioners of healthcare services.
   
Telehealth for Our Aging Society: Selected Papers from Global Telehealth 2017
  M.E.L. Van Den Berg/ 9781614998440/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover This book presents a selection of papers from the 5th Global Telehealth conference, held in Adelaide, Australia, in November 2017. In recognition of the diversity of this area of healthcare, this series of international meetings, which began in 2010, has focused on different topics in telehealth. The main aim of the 2017 meeting was to share knowledge of complementary research endeavors in telehealth as related to later-life care, and to foster interaction between the different groups undertaking research in this emerging topic area. The 11 papers included here cover a diverse variety of topics, including: telehealth in the elderly with chronic heart failure; wearable information technology and self-management; telerehabilitation exercise in residential care; the Smarter Safer Homes platform; and prediction of freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson¡¦s disease. The book will be of interest to all whose work involves the development or delivery of healthcare for older patients.
   
Medinfo 2017: Precision Healthcare Through Informatics; Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
  A. V. Gundlapalli/ 9781614998297/ Price:EUR 176.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the 16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo2017), held in Hangzhou, China, in August 2017, which also marked the 50th anniversary of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). The central theme of MedInfo2017 was "Precision Healthcare through Informatics", and the scientific program was divided into five tracks: connected and digital health; human data science; human, organizational, and social aspects; knowledge management and quality; and safety and patient outcomes. The 249 accepted papers and 168 posters included here span the breadth and depth of sub-disciplines in biomedical and health informatics, such as clinical informatics; nursing informatics; consumer health informatics; public health informatics; human factors in healthcare; bioinformatics; translational informatics; quality and safety; research at the intersection of biomedical and health informatics; and precision medicine.
   
pHealth 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health
  B. Blobel;B. Yang/ 9781614998679/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of pHealth 2018. Held in Gjovik, Norway, in June 2018, this is the 15th in a series of scientific conferences which have brought together expertise from medical, technological, political, administrative, and social domains, and even from philosophy or linguistics. Initiated in 2003 as part of a European project, the scope of these conferences now encompasses technological and biomedical facilities, legal, ethical, social, and organizational requirements and impacts, as well as necessary basic research for enabling future-proof care paradigms. The conferences thereby combine medical services with public health, preventive medicine, social and elderly care, wellness and personal fitness to establish participatory, predictive, personalized, preventive, and effective care settings.
   
Health Informatics Meets eHealth: Biomedical Meets eHealth From Sensors to Decisions Proceedings of the 12th eHealth Conference
  Schreier G.;Hayn D./ 9781614998570/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover Biomedical engineering and health informatics are closely related to each other, and it is often difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins, but ICT systems in healthcare and biomedical systems and devices are already becoming increasingly interconnected, and share the common entity of data. This is something which is set to become even more prevalent in future, and will complete the chain and flow of information from the sensor, via processing, to the actuator, which may be anyone or anything from a human healthcare professional to a robot. Methods for automating the processing of information, such as signal processing, machine learning, predictive analytics and decision support, are increasingly important for providing actionable information and supporting personalized and preventive healthcare protocols in both biomedical and digital healthcare systems and applications. This book of proceedings presents 50 papers from the 12th eHealth conference, eHealth2018, held in Vienna, Austria, in May 2018. The theme of this year¡¦s conference is Biomedical Meets eHealth ¡V From Sensors to Decisions, and the papers included here cover a wide range of topics from the field of eHealth.
   
Transforming our World Through Design, Diversity and Education Proceedings of Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress 2018
  Craddock, G./ 9781614999225/ Price:EUR 171.00
 
Book Cover Good design is enabling, and each and every one of us is a designer. Universal Design is widely recognized an important concept that should be incorporated in all person-centred policies. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) clearly stipulates that the most effective way of delivering on the promise of an inclusive society is through a Universal Design approach. Sitting at the intersection of the fields of Higher Education and Universal Design, this book presents papers delivered at the Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress (UDHEIT2018), held in Dublin, Ireland, from 30 October to 2 November 2018. This event brings together key experts from industry, education, and government and non-government organization sectors to share experiences and knowledge with all participants. The 86 papers included here are grouped under 17 headings, or themes, ranging from education and digital learning through healthcare to engagement with industry and urban design. Celebrating and integrating all that is good in design, diversity and education, this book will be a valuable resource for all those interested in the inspiring and empowering developments in both Universal Design and higher education.
   
Atlas of Cilia Bioengineering and Biocomputing
  / 9788770220026/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover Cilia are microscopic finger-like cell-surface organelles possessed by a great many eukaryotic organisms, including humans, whose purposes include generating local fluid movements via rhythmic whip-like beating and environmental sensing. Despite intense research efforts since their discovery by van Leeuwenhoek in the 1670's, several key questions regarding ciliary functions, experimental manipulation and in silico imitation remain unanswered. Major justifications for cilia research lie in their involvement in various forms of human disease (ciliopathies) and their ability to instantiate decentralised, asynchronous sensorial-actuation of adjacent matter through modulation of beating characteristics. Further elucidation of these characteristics, which is a problem requiring the combined expertise of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and life scientists, will lead to novel biomedical therapies, creation of `smart' actuating surfaces for microfluidics/lab-on-chip applications and a greater understanding of fluid mechanics in real-world scenarios. This lavishly-illustrated anthology presents recent advances in the fields of ciliary investigation, manipulation, emulation, mimesis and modelling from key researchers in their fields: its goal is to explain the state-of-the-art in cilia bioengineering and bio-computation in a uniquely creative, accessible manner, towards encouraging further transdisciplinary work in the field as well as educating a broad spectrum of scientists and lay people.
   
Connecting the System to Enhance the Practitioner and Consumer Experience in Healthcare Selected Papers from the 26th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2018)
  Cummings, E./ 9781614998891/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover Health informatics plays a central role in the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. The integration and connection of health services, practitioners and consumers is critical to the realisation of the improvements promised by digital health, and the secondary use of health data has led to ground-breaking research discoveries. Increased reliance upon all types of digital media has also established health informatics as a viable specialisation in healthcare. This book presents the proceedings of the 26th national Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2018), Australia¡¦s premier health informatics event, held in Sydney, Australia, in July/August 2018. The conference provides an environment for clinicians, researchers, health IT professionals, industry and consumers to integrate, educate and share the knowledge which drives innovative thinking, and this year¡¦s theme, ¡¥Today¡¦s best practice, innovation today and preparing for tomorrow¡¦, focuses on the important issues of connecting the system, being smart with data, and enhancing the practitioner and consumer experience in healthcare interactions. The papers presented here reflect this theme, highlighting cutting-edge research evidence, technology updates and innovations from the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. Covering a wide spectrum of work, and encompassing major theoretical concepts, examples of key applications of new technologies and important new developments in the field of health informatics, the book will be of interest to all those working in the healthcare sector.
   
VSM01-002 Biomedical Image Segmentation: Advances and Trends
  El-Baz, Ayman/ 9781482258554/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover As one of the most important tasks in biomedical imaging, image segmentation provides the foundation for quantitative reasoning and diagnostic techniques. A large variety of different imaging techniques, each with its own physical principle and characteristics (e.g., noise modeling), often requires modality-specific algorithmic treatment. In recent years, substantial progress has been made to biomedical image segmentation. Biomedical image segmentation is characterized by several specific factors. This book presents an overview of the advanced segmentation algorithms and their applications.
   
VSM01-001 Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft: Bench-top to Clinical Applications
  Ong, Joo L./ 9781466598621/ Price:¢G 170.00
 
Book Cover Features ¡E Reviews the on-going transition from novel biomaterials to combinatorial therapies. ¡E Summarizes the uses of synthetic grafts, controlled release of drugs, growth factors and antibiotics, as well as the emerging uses of stem cells to accelerate growth and improve clinical outcomes. ¡E Describes various issues that affect integration of bone grafts, the development of vascularization, and graft functionality. ¡E Emphasizes the role that graft sites (the extremities, the spine, or the craniofacial skeleton) and the pathological cause (trauma, congenital defects, cancer) play in the success or failure of bone graft therapy. Summary Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft: Bench-top to Clinical Applications brings together the current translational research in bone tissue engineering, from design to application ¡V from materials, drugs and biologic delivery used for bone graft applications to pre-clinical and clinical considerations. The book also discusses the regulatory approval pathways, which involves consideration of the class of devices; whether they are similar to existing solutions, minimal manipulation of donor tissue or completely novel materials, drugs and biologics. These considerations drive the ability to successfully transition the latest generations of bone graft materials into the clinics. Chapters come from materials scientists, clinicians, researchers, and consultants and provide a holistic understanding of the field. As such, the book is a state-of-the-art reference to bone therapies and should appeal to clinicians, scientists, as well as students interested in the current research and/or practices in the field of bone regeneration and restoration.
   
VM01-390 Handbook of Research on Data Science for Effective Healthcare Practice and Administration
  Behrouz H. Far/ 9781522525158/ Price:US$ 255.00
 
Book Cover Data science has always been an effective way of extracting knowledge and insights from information in various forms. One industry that can utilize the benefits from the advances in data science is the healthcare field. The Handbook of Research on Data Science for Effective Healthcare Practice and Administration is a critical reference source that overviews the state of data analysis as it relates to current practices in the health sciences field. Covering innovative topics such as linear programming, simulation modeling, network theory, and predictive analytics, this publication is recommended for all healthcare professionals, graduate students, engineers, and researchers that are seeking to expand their knowledge of efficient techniques for information analysis in the healthcare professions. Topics Covered ¡EData Engineering ¡EDiscriminant Analysis ¡EHeuristics ¡ELinear Programming ¡EMachine Learning ¡EMulti-Objective Programming ¡ENetwork Theory ¡EPredictive Analytics ¡ESignal Processing ¡ESimulation Modeling
   
VM01-385 Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
  Information Resources Management Association (USA)/ 9781522519287/ Price:US$ 320.00
 
Book Cover The development of better processes to relay medical information has enhanced the healthcare field. By implementing effective collaborative strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction for both the patient and medical practitioners. Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the latest advances in providing and helping patients and medical professionals to understand basic health information and the services that are most appropriate. Including innovative studies on interactive health information, health communication, and health education, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for professionals, researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in the improvement of health literacy. Topics Covered ¡EConsumer Health Information ¡EE-Health ¡EFunctional Health Literacy ¡EHealth Communication ¡EHealth Education ¡EInteractive Health Information ¡EPublic Health Systems
   
VM01-384 Healthcare Ethics and Training: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association (USA)/ 9781522522379/ Price:US$ 2200.00
 
Book Cover The application of proper ethical systems and education programs is a vital concern in the medical industry. When healthcare professionals are held to the highest moral and training standards, patient care is improved. Healthcare Ethics and Training: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive source of academic research material on methods and techniques for implementing ethical standards and effective education initiatives in clinical settings. Highlighting pivotal perspectives on topics such as e-health, organizational behavior, and patient rights, this multi-volume work is ideally designed for practitioners, upper-level students, professionals, researchers, and academics interested in the latest developments within the healthcare industry. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Communication ¡EE-Health ¡EHospital management ¡EHuman Rights Considerations ¡EOrganizational Behavior ¡EPatient Rights ¡EPatient-Centered Medical Care ¡ETeaching Methods
   
VM01-383 Health Information Systems and the Advancement of Medical Practice in Developing Countries
  Moahi, Kgomotso H./ 9781522522621/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover The continuous development of new technologies has led to significant socio-economic advances in modern society. When applied in the medical sector, healthcare delivery techniques are optimized. Health Information Systems and the Advancement of Medical Practice in Developing Countries is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly research on technology utilization for delivering reliable and accurate health information to patients and clinical staff. Highlighting pivotal perspectives on topics such as mobile health, telemedicine, and healthcare access, this book is ideally designed for professionals, practitioners, researchers, academics, and graduate students interested in the benefits and challenges of technology applications in healthcare systems. Topics Covered ¡EE-Learning Resources ¡EGeographic Information Systems ¡EHealth Service Costs ¡EHealthcare Access ¡EMedical Education ¡EMobile Health ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-380 Impact of Medical Errors and Malpractice on Health Economics, Quality, and Patient Safety
  Riga, Marina/ 9781522523376/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover Precise and flawless medical practice is imperative due to the delicate nature of patient lives and health. Without methods and technologies to detect medical mistakes, many lives would be compromised. Impact of Medical Errors and Malpractice on Health Economics, Quality, and Patient Safety is an essential reference source for the latest research on the detection and analysis of the various implications of medical errors and addresses the hidden malpractices that exist in healthcare systems globally. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as clinical pathways, decision-making techniques, and health information technology, this book is ideally designed for practitioners, professionals, and researchers seeking current research on various issues in healthcare provision. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EClinical Costing ¡EClinical Pathways ¡EDecision-Making and Communication ¡EFiscal Consolidation ¡EForensic Medicine ¡EHealth Information Technology ¡EIncident Reporting Systems
   
VM01-379 Innovative Research in Thermal Imaging for Biology and Medicine
  Vardasca, Ricardo/ 9781522520726/ Price:US$ 210.00
 
Book Cover Technological advances in thermal imaging have had far-reaching impacts on the fields of biology and medicine. By studying the diverse applications in thermal imaging, significant contributions can be made in modern life sciences. Innovative Research in Thermal Imaging for Biology and Medicine is a thorough reference source that offers in-depth discussions on emerging advancements in thermal imaging techniques and provides interdisciplinary perspectives on its diverse applications. Highlighting relevant topics such as microvascular imaging, vascular optics, body cryotherapy, and myofascial trigger points, this publication is ideal for all academicians, graduate students, practitioners, and researchers who are interested in studying the latest advances in thermal imaging as it relates to medicine and biology. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBody Cryotherapy ¡EInfrared Thermography ¡EMicrovascular Imaging ¡EMyofascial Trigger Points ¡EThermographic Evaluation ¡EThermography Diagnostics ¡EVaccines ¡EVascular Optics
   
VM01-377 Advancing Medical Education Through Strategic Instructional Design
  Stefaniak, Jill/ 9781522520986/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover Changes in technological innovation are altering modern educational systems. With instructional media continuously evolving, educators have a variety of options when deciding what tools are best for delivering their instruction. Advancing Medical Education through Strategic Instructional Design is an essential reference publication for the latest scholarly research on the importance of medical educators¡¦ adherence to instructional design principles to yield optimal learning outcomes. Featuring extensive coverage on several relevant topics and perspectives, such as medical simulation, instructional theory, and performance analysis, this book is ideally designed for educators, physicians, and nurses seeking current research on designing effective instruction for a variety of audiences and learning contexts. Topics Covered ¡EInformal Learning ¡EInstructional Management ¡EInstructional Strategies and Sequencing ¡EInstructional Theory ¡EMedical Simulation ¡ENon-Instructional Interventions ¡EPerformance Analysis ¡EVirtual Patients
   
VM01-376 Workforce Development Theory and Practice in the Mental Health Sector
  Smith, Mark/ 9781522518747/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover Across the globe, evaluating the initiatives and planning strategies of the modern workforce has become increasingly imperative. By developing professional competencies, various sectors can achieve better quality skill development. Workforce Development Theory and Practice in the Mental Health Sector is an essential reference source on the understanding of workforce capacity and capability and examines specific benefits and applications in addiction and mental health services. Featuring extensive coverage on a range of topics including public service provision, staff motivation, and clinical competency, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the challenges facing countries in the areas of planning and development in the workforce. Topics Covered ¡EAddiction ¡EClinical Competency ¡ECultural Competency ¡EData Competency ¡ENon-governmental Services ¡EPublic Service Provision ¡EResource Needs ¡EStaff Motivation
   
VM01-375 Internet of Things and Advanced Application in Healthcare
  Reis, Catarina I./ 9781522518204/ Price:US$ 210.00
 
Book Cover The ubiquitous nature of the Internet of Things allows for enhanced connectivity between people in modern society. When applied to various industries, these current networking capabilities create opportunities for new applications. Internet of Things and Advanced Application in Healthcare is a critical reference source for emerging research on the implementation of the latest networking and technological trends within the healthcare industry. Featuring in-depth coverage across the broad scope of the Internet of Things in specialized settings, such as context-aware computing, reliability, and healthcare support systems, this publication is an ideal resource for professionals, researchers, upper-level students, practitioners, and technology developers seeking innovative material on the Internet of Things and its distinct applications. Topics Covered ¡EAssistive Technologies ¡EContext-Aware Computing Systems ¡EHealth Risk Management ¡EHealthcare Support Systems ¡EReliability Concerns ¡ESmart Healthcare ¡EWearable Sensors
   
VM01-374 Improving the Quality of Life for Dementia Patients through Progressive Detection, Treatment, and Care
  Wu, Jinglong/ 9781522509257/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover The prominence of dementia within the global aging population has undergone an increase in recent years. To improve the living conditions of patients, researchers must place more emphasis on early detection methods. Improving the Quality of Life for Dementia Patients through Progressive Detection, Treatment, and Care provides a thorough overview of emerging research on various neuroscience methods for the early diagnosis of dementia and focuses on the improvement of healthcare delivery to patients. Highlighting relevant issues on health information systems, behavioral indicators, and treatment methods, this book is a pivotal reference source for health professionals, neuroscientists, upper-level students, practitioners, and researchers interested in the latest developments within the field of dementia treatment. Topics Covered ¡EAlzheimer¡¦s Disease ¡ECognitive Training ¡EEmotional Stability ¡EHuman-Computer Interaction ¡ENutritional Status ¡EStimulation Devices ¡EUnobtrusive vs. Obtrusive Detection
   
VM01-373 Design, Development, and Integration of Reliable Electronic Healthcare Platforms
  Moumtzoglou, Anastasius/ 9781522517245/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover Advancements in technology have brought about a new era of medicinal practice; however, these new technological trends present both advantages and challenges to their utilization. Design, Development, and Integration of Reliable Electronic Healthcare Platforms is an authoritative reference work on the issues relating to the quality and safety of technology use in the medical realm. Featuring coverage on best practices, detailed analysis, and upcoming trends, this publication is essential for researchers, students and professionals seeking current research on the implementation of electronic technologies in healthcare. Topics Covered ¡EArtificial Intelligence ¡EEarly Disease Detection ¡EEMR Software ¡EMedical Speech Translation Systems ¡EPopulation Health Management ¡EQuality Evaluation ¡ERobotics
   
VM01-372 Social Science Methods in Health Research, 6-Vols/Set.
  Rudnick, Abraham/ 9789386062017/ Price:¢G 945.00
 
Book Cover The six-volume Social Science Methods in Health Research set comprehensively addresses research methods used in social science for the health sector. The six volumes are illustrative and indicative of the range of social science methods in health research. It is ordered in large part according to the scope of the research questions covering the micro-, meso-, and mega-levels of health research. The first three volumes, Foundations, Basic Science and Clinical Research focuses mainly on micro- and meso-level studies. Volume 1 centres on the foundations of social science research, including history, ethics, and more. Volume 2 addresses the use of social science methods in basic biomedical studies involving humans and other animals, while Volume 3,the last volume provides insight into the importance of using social science methods in clinical research. Volumes 4-6, cover Organizations, Systems and Public Health Research, and address research methods that can be used to study health related issues in broad contexts, mainly at the mega-level. Volume 4 addresses methodological issues particular to studying health care organizations and how those organizations can be studied using methods from the social sciences including case studies, leadership research, and more. Volume 5 explores how social science methods can be used to study health care systems (across and beyond health care organizations), including policy studies, systems research, and more. Volume 6, the final volume focuses on social science methods in public health research, including population research, social determinants studies, and more. Volume 1: Foundations of Social Science Methods Volume 2: Social Science Methods in Basic Biomedical Research Volume 3: Social Science Methods in Clinical Research Volume 4: Social Science Methods in Health Organizations Research Volume 5: Social Science Methods in Health Systems Research Volume 6: Social Science Methods in Public Health Research
   
VM01-370 Integrating Biologically-Inspired Nanotechnology into Medical Practice
  Nayak, B.K./ 9781522506102/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover Nanotechnology has grown in its use and adoption across sectors. In particular, the medical field has identified the vast opportunities nanotechnology presents, especially for earlier disease detection and diagnosis versus traditional methods. Integrating Biologically-Inspired Nanotechnology into Medical Practice presents the latest research on nanobiotechnology and its application as a real-world healthcare solution. Emphasizing applications of micro-scale technologies in the areas of oncology, food science, and pharmacology, this reference publication is an essential resource for medical professionals, researchers, chemists, and graduate-level students in the medical and pharmaceutical sciences. Topics Covered ¡EBiomedical Technologies ¡EDisease Diagnosis ¡EFood Processing ¡EMedicinal Plants ¡EMolecular Diagnosis ¡ENanoencapsulation ¡ENanoparticles ¡EVaccine Delivery
   
VM01-367 Cloud Computing Systems and Applications in Healthcare
  Bhatt, Chintan M./ 9781522510024/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover The implementation of cloud technologies in healthcare is paving the way to more effective patient care and management for medical professionals around the world. As more facilities start to integrate cloud computing into their healthcare systems, it is imperative to examine the emergent trends and innovations in the field. Cloud Computing Systems and Applications in Healthcare features innovative research on the impact that cloud technology has on patient care, disease management, and the efficiency of various medical systems. Highlighting the challenges and difficulties in implementing cloud technology into the healthcare field, this publication is a critical reference source for academicians, technology designers, engineers, professionals, analysts, and graduate students. Topics Covered ¡EAdaptive Cloud Technology ¡EBig Data Analytics ¡ECrypto-Watermarking System ¡EData Security ¡EData Sharing ¡ENeuro-Fuzzy Systems ¡EWireless Infrastructure
   
VM01-366 Advancing Medicine through Nanotechnology and Nanomechanics Applications
  Talukdar, Keka/ 9781522510437/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover The application of nanotechnology within the medical sphere has had a significant influence on how diseases and conditions are treated and diagnosed. While many strides have been made, there is still continuous research on nanotechnology being performed in the field. Advancing Medicine through Nanotechnology and Nanomechanics Applications highlights emergent trends and empirical research on technological innovations in medicine and healthcare. Investigating the impact of nanotechnology and nanomechanics on the treatment of diseases, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery systems, this publication is a vital reference source for professionals, researchers, medical students, and engineering students. Topics Covered ¡EBioimaging ¡EBone Regeneration ¡EComputational Nanobiotechnology ¡EDrug Carriers ¡EDrug Delivery ¡EPolymers ¡ETissue Engineering
   
VM01-365 Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management
  Wickramasinghe, Nilmini/ 9781522509202/ Price:US$ 345.00
 
Book Cover Effective healthcare delivery is a vital concern for citizens and communities across the globe. The numerous facets of this industry require constant re-evaluation and optimization of management techniques. Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging strategies and methods for delivering optimal healthcare opportunities and solutions. Highlighting issues relating to decision making, process optimization, and technological applications, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, administrators, students, professionals, and researchers interested in achieving superior healthcare solutions. Topics Covered ¡EBig Data Applications ¡EClinical Practice ¡EElectronic Health Records ¡EHealth Information Systems ¡EHealth Literacy ¡EMedication Management ¡EmHealth ¡ESocial Media Applications ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-364 Computational Tools and Techniques for Biomedical Signal Processing
  Singh,Butta/ 9781522506607/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Biomedical signal processing in the medical field has helped optimize patient care and diagnosis within medical facilities. As technology in this area continues to advance, it has become imperative to evaluate other ways these computation techniques could be implemented. Computational Tools and Techniques for Biomedical Signal Processing investigates high-performance computing techniques being utilized in hospital information systems. Featuring comprehensive coverage on various theoretical perspectives, best practices, and emergent research in the field, this book is ideally suited for computer scientists, information technologists, biomedical engineers, data-processing specialists, and medical physicists interested in signal processing within medical systems and facilities. Topics Covered ¡EClustering Techniques ¡EData Compression ¡EHealthcare Information Systems ¡EKalman Filter Algorithm ¡EMedical Imaging ¡ESensor Technology ¡EWavelet Decomposition
   
VM01-363 Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children
  Kelly, Deirdre A./ 9781119046905/ Price:US$ 250.00
 
Book Cover This market-leading book, with comprehensive coverage of the entire spectrum of liver disease in children, returns with 12 brand new chapters covering key areas in liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, and liver disease in infancy. Authored by the world¡¦s leading hepatologists and pediatricians and expertly edited by Deirdre Kelly, it covers the entire topic from pathology to diagnosis and clinical management, and in all stages of childhood from the unborn baby through to infancy, and from childhood to the transition into adolescence. Hepatologists, pediatricians and gastroenterologists of all levels will find it an essential tool to consult time and time again
   
VM01-357 Pattern and Data Analysis in Healthcare Settings
  Tiwari, Vivek/ 9781522505365/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover Business and medical professionals rely on large data sets to identify trends or other knowledge that can be gleaned from the collection of it. New technologies concentrate on data¡¦s management, but do not facilitate users¡¦ extraction of meaningful outcomes. Pattern and Data Analysis in Healthcare Settings investigates the approaches to shift computing from analysis on-demand to knowledge on-demand. By providing innovative tactics to apply data and pattern analysis, these practices are optimized into pragmatic sources of knowledge for healthcare professionals. This publication is an exhaustive source for policy makers, developers, business professionals, healthcare providers, and graduate students concerned with data retrieval and analysis. Topics Covered ¡EData Mining ¡EData Warehouses ¡EDecision Making Applications ¡EKnowledge Artifact Filtering ¡EPattern Management ¡EPattern Representation ¡EPattern Retrieval Systems ¡EPhysical Modeling
   
VM01-355 Healthcare Community Synergism between Patients, Practitioners, and Researchers
  Bryan, Valerie C./ 9781522506409/ Price:US$ 210.00
 
Book Cover Proper health education is a vital component to ensuring patients¡¦ satisfaction, safety, and well-being. To achieve this goal, interdisciplinary collaboration has emerged as an innovative method for promoting healthy living. Healthcare Community Synergism between Patients, Practitioners, and Researchers is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the various collaborative efforts to improve the current state of health systems and patient education. Highlighting research methodologies aimed to enrich the quality of available information in healthcare environments, this book is ideally designed for medical professionals, educators, and researchers. Topics Covered ¡EAging Attributes ¡ECommunity-Based Learning ¡ECultural Perspectives ¡EHealth Literacy ¡EQuality of Life Concerns ¡ESelf-Health Management ¡ETechnological Applications
   
VM01-353 Oncology: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association (USA)/ 9781522505495/ Price:US$ 440.00
 
Book Cover Advancements in cancer diagnosis and treatment have extended the lives of many patients facing numerous types of cancer over the years. Research on best practices, new drug development, early identification, and treatment continues to advance with the ultimate goal of uncovering a cure for cancer in all its forms. Oncology: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice features international perspectives on cancer identification, treatment, and management methodologies in addition to patient considerations and outlooks for the future. This collection of emerging research provides valuable insight for researchers, graduate-level students, and professionals in the medical field. Topics Covered ¡ECancer Screening and Prevention ¡ECancer Stem Cells ¡ECancer Survivorship ¡EChemotherapy ¡ECirculating Tumor Cells ¡EDrug Design ¡EHematology ¡EMelanoma and Skin Cancers ¡ENanotechnology Applications ¡EPalliative and Supportive Care ¡ERadiation Therapy
   
SM01-479 The Health of Nations: The Campaign to End Polio and Eradicate Epidemic Diseases
  Karen Bartlett/ 9781786070685/ Price:US$ 27.99
 
   
SM01-472 Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogel Matrices: Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications.
  Mohammad Jawaid/ 9783527341726/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
   
SM01-470 Recent Trends in Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering.
  Jince Thomas/ 9788793609167/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover Recent trends in Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering covers numerous recent technological and research accomplishments in the area of Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering. The introduction of nanomaterials and nanotechnology have led to crucial advancements in the fields of nanomedicine and tissue engineering, as well as cancer therapies and drug delivery systems.
   
SM01-467 Microbiota in Health and Disease: From Pregnancy to Childhood.
  Browne, Pamela D./ 9789086862948/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of the vital relationship between human microbiota and infant and child health. Renowned clinical-experimental experts in this field discuss the development of microbiota during early life and review the environmental inputs that affect the developing infant¡¦s gut microbiota, such as early diet and (postnatal) medical interventions. They further describe the interplay between gut microbiota and functional systems of the body, from the immune system to the central nervous system. The book discusses a range of infant and childhood diseases that are associated with microbial changes or dysbiosis, such as gastrointestinal disorders, allergic diseases, autoimmune disorders and respiratory disorders. Additionally mechanisms by which microbial dysbiosis may influence behaviour in infants are discussed. Other topics include the use of current tools in molecular microbiology for microbiota-related research and clinical practice. In the management of particular paediatric disorders, the potential of microbial manipulation with pre- and probiotics during infancy and childhood is increasingly being investigated. This book presents the evidence supporting their use in practice and reviews safety aspects. Microbiota in health and disease: from pregnancy to childhood has the ambition to provide the reader with an overview of the most recent and stunning advances in the field of infant and child microbiota and their role in health, disease and prevention. As such, it is an excellent resource for health care professionals, students and researchers in the field of life sciences.
   
SM01-467 Computer Systems for Healthcare and Medicine.
  Bilski, Piotr/ 9788793519312/ Price:EUR 75.00
 
Book Cover The development of modern civilization leads to us having to solve new problems which did not exist before. The contemporary world faces a great challenge of aging societies, where the increasing number of citizens requires constant medical attention. To ensure safety and wellbeing of elderly people, patients in hospitals and disabled persons, advanced technologies can be implemented. These include both sophisticated data acquisition systems and data processing algorithms, aiming at the constant and discreet monitoring of persons whilst raising alarm if immediate attention is required. Computer Systems for Healthcare and Medicine presents a novel look at the introduced problems, including proposed solutions in the form of automated data acquisition and processing systems, which were tested in various environments. Characteristic features include a wide range of sensors used to monitor the situation of the person, and accurate decision making algorithms, often based on the computational intelligence domain.
   
SM01-467 Parkinson's Disease Management Through ICT: The REMPARK Approach.
  Cabestany, Joan/ 9788793519466/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover Parkinson's Disease Management through ICT: The REMPARK Approach presents the work done, main results and conclusions of the REMPARK project (2011 - 2015) funded by the European Union under contract FP7-ICT-2011-7-287677. REMPARK system was proposed and developed as a real Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson's Disease, composed of different levels of interaction with the patient, clinician and carers, and integrating a set of interconnected sub-systems: sensor, auditory cueing, Smartphone and server. The sensor subsystem, using embedded algorithmics, is able to detect the motor symptoms associated with PD in real time. This information, sent through the Smartphone to the REMPARK server, is used for an efficient management of the disease.
   
SM01-466 Patient-Specific Stem Cells.
  Lamba, Deepak A./ 9781466580268/ Price:¢G 105.00
 
   
SM01-466 Natural-Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications.
  Volova, Tatiana G./ 9781771884358/ Price:¢G 99.00
 
   
SM01-461 Healthcare Technology Management: A Systematic Approach.
  Hegarty, Francis/ 9781498703543/ Price:¢G 66.99
 
   
SM01-459 Smart Biomaterial Devices: Polymers in Biomedical Sciences.
  Bajpai, A. K./ 9781498706988/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SM01-457 Stanfield's Introduction to Health Professions. (Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access)
  Cross, Nanna/ 9781284098808/ Price:NT$ 1580.00
 
Book Cover Introduction to the Health Professions provides comprehensive coverage of all the major health professions. This valuable resource is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a health-related career but are still exploring and have not yet decided on a career. The Seventh Edition outlines more than 75 careers and touches on every major facet of the field including a description of the profession and typical work settings; educational, licensure, and certification requirements; salary and growth projections; and internet resources on educational programs and requirements for licensure and/or certification. In addition, this text provides a thorough review of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, managed care, health care financing, reimbursement, insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and the impact of new technology on healthcare services. Information on career preparation and development are also included. All chapters are updated to reflect current demographics and new policies.
   
GM01-28-3 The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, 3-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410363084/ Price:US$ 659.00
 
Book Cover A third edition of this successful 2013 title, the three volume Gale Encyclopedia of Neurology (GEON) provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer¡¦s disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy. Entries are presented in a standardized, balanced format following the health/medicine Gale Encyclopedia of ¡K line of titles. This edition will consist of approximately 430 entries and will be supplemented by 150 illustrations (90 images/60 TCIGs) and a comprehensive subject index. Features and Benefits ¡EProvides patients and caregivers with in-depth, up-to-date, and accessible information that will help them deal with and understand their own or their loved one¡¦s condition. ¡EInclusion of support topics such as specific medications, mobility/communication devices, and neuroanatomy makes for a well-rounded, one-stop source. ¡E¡§Key Terms¡¨ sidebar for each entry to define unfamiliar terms and concepts, as well as a Questions to Ask Your Doctor section in every entry. ¡EAlphabetic arrangement of entries and extensive cross-referencing.
   
GM01-15-3 Human Diseases and Conditions, 4-Vols/Set.
  / 9780684325200/ Price:US$ 622.00
 
Book Cover Offering in-depth coverage of all areas of health and disease, Human Diseases and Conditions, 3rd ed. offers current and accurate information on approximately 450 diseases and conditions. This edition includes nearly 75 new and 360 completely reviewed and revised articles. The topics covered include infectious diseases, many cancers, chronic and acute physical and psychological conditions, newly emerging and reemerging diseases, public health issues, and issues of interest to the young adult audience (eating disorders, sports injuries, growth, and puberty). Behavioral health is covered as thoroughly as physical health. In addition, the comprehensiveness of 425 photos, informative illustrations, and charts thoroughly enhances the already-rich textual information. A glossary of key terms, bibliography, list of organizations, and a comprehensive two-level subject index is also included.
   
Building Capacity for Health Informatics in the Future
  Lau, F./ 9781614997412/ Price:EUR 130.00
 
Book Cover Health information technologies are revolutionizing and streamlining healthcare, and uptake continues to rise dramatically. If these technologies are to be effectively implemented, capacity must be built at a regional, national and global level, and the support and involvement of both government and industry will be vital. This book presents the proceedings of the 2017 Information Technology and Communications in Health conference (ITCH 2017), held in Victoria, BC, Canada, in February 2017. The conference considers, from a variety of perspectives, what is required to move the technology forward to real, sustained and widespread use, and the solutions examined range from improvements in usability and training to the need for new and improved design of information systems, user interfaces and interoperable solutions. Government policies, mandates, initiatives and the need for regulation are also explored, as is the requirement for improved interaction between industrial, governmental and academic partners. With its focus on building the next generation of health informatics and the capacity required to deliver better healthcare worldwide, this book will be of interest to all those involved in the provision of healthcare.
   
Participatory Design & Health Information Technology
  Kanstrup, A.M./ 9781614997399/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover Health Information Technology (HIT) continues to increase in importance as a component of healthcare provision, but designing HIT is complex. The creation of cooperative learning processes for future HIT users is not a simple task. The importance of engaging end users such as health professionals, patients and relatives in the design process is widely acknowledged, and Participatory Design (PD) is the primary discipline for directly involving people in the technological design process. Exploring the application of PD in HIT is crucial to all those involved in engaging end users in HIT design and, in collaboration with a wide range of people, a broad repertoire of methods and techniques to apply PD within multiple domains has been established. This book, Participatory Design & Health Information Technology, presents the contributions of researchers from 5 countries, who share their experience and insights into applying PD in the development of HIT. The book begins with a review of PD and HIT research, followed by 10 papers, each of which describes important lessons for HIT designers interested in user participation. The papers are grouped under the themes of participatory processes; participatory reflections; participatory business; and participatory inspiration. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, health professionals, IT designers and managers who work with or are interested in supporting participation in the design of HIT.
   
A Multinational Telemedicine Systems for Disaster Response: Opportunities and Challenges
  / 9781614997276/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover In the aftermath of a disaster, medical infrastructure is often significantly impacted or destroyed in the affected zone. Recognizing the need for an effective system for deployment in disaster zones, the Emerging Security Challenges Division within NATO's Science for Peace and Security Program (SPS) initiated the development of a multinational telemedicine system (MnTS). Such a system can improve access to health services and increase survival rates in emergency situations spanning both geographical and time zones. This book presents a review of this NATO-funded MnTS, and follows the thematic approach to its development. The book is divided into 14 chapters; Chapter 1 includes a historical review of telemedicine and disasters and Chapter 2 provides a historical perspective of NATO's efforts in the field of telemedicine, while Chapters 3 ¡V 12 summarize the development of the MnTS. Critical components of the MnTS are addressed, such as overall organizational structure, the integration of information technology, legal and regulatory considerations, and outreach and public awareness. The evaluation of the MnTS in a field exercise is described, and the book closes with a final summary of the MnTS. The book addresses the challenges faced in deploying telemedicine following a disaster, such as IT, language, culture and legal issues, and provides a template for making telemedicine part of international disaster response.
   
Q Fever
  Svetoslav P. Martinov/ 9788793519497/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover This book summarizes and analyzes the scientific facts and developments about Q Fever researched worldwide and performed by the author to propose a system for monitoring, control and prevention covering the main necessary actions, measures and activities in the fight against this fever. There is an uneven level of knowledge of Q fever in animals and humans in various countries on the planet, while the assessment of the relevance of the problem is often ambiguous and unrealistic in terms of veterinary, medical and social and economic aspects, which can result in an incomplete diagnosis, inaccurate information about the spread of disease and lack of purposeful struggle.
   
Career Guide: Medical Examiner
  / 9781680954104/ Price:US$ 34.95
 
Book Cover A medical examiner is a medical doctor who is responsible for examining bodies post mortem to determine the cause of death. These professionals are trained forensic pathologists who are called upon to investigate all deaths that may affect the public interest. As such, they must determine the cause, the manner of death, and the circumstances surrounding the death of an individual. Medical examiners may also assist in violent crime examinations, such as rape examinations, even if the crime didn¡¦t end in death, as they often have expertise in such areas as DNA and blood analyses. Although much of a medical examiner¡¦s job is performed in the laboratory, these professionals may also visit the crime scene and testify to their findings in court. Medical examiners also study trends and compile reports regarding their investigations. In addition to traditional medical training, forensic pathologists are also trained in the areas of toxicology, wound ballistics, trace evidence, DNA technology, and forensic serology.
   
German Medical Data Sciences: Visions and Bridges Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the German Association of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (gmds e.V.) 2017 in Olde
  R?hrig, R./ 9781614998075/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the 62nd annual meeting of the German Association of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (German Medical Data Sciences ¡V GMDS 2017): Visions and Bridges, held in Oldenburg, Germany, in September 2017. The 242 submissions to the conference included 77 full papers, of which 42 were accepted for publication here after rigorous review. These are divided into 7 sections: teaching and training; epidemiological surveillance, screening and registration; research methods; IT infrastructure for biomedical research/data integration centers; healthcare information systems; interoperability ¡V standards, terminologies, classification; and biomedical informatics, innovative algorithms and signal processing.
   
Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives
  P. Cudd/ 9781614997979/ Price:EUR 189.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the 14th conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE 2017) entitled: ¡¥Harnessing the power of technology to improve lives¡¦, held in Sheffield, UK, in September 2017. This 4-day event about assistive technologies (AT) highlights the association¡¦s interest in innovating not only technology, but also services, and addresses the global challenge of meeting the needs of the increasing number of people who could benefit from assistive technology. The 200+ papers in the book are grouped under 30 subject headings, and include contributions on a wide range of topical subjects, including aging well and dementia; care robotics; eHealth and apps; innovations; universal design; sport; and disordered speech.
   
Informatics Empowers Healthcare Transformation
  J. Mantas/ 9781614997801/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Biomedical Informatics is now indispensible in modern healthcare, and the field covers a very broad spectrum of research and application outcomes, ranging from cell to population, and including a number of technologies such as imaging, sensors, and biomedical equipment, as well as management and organizational subjects. This book presents 65 full papers and two keynote speeches from the 2017 edition of the International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH 2017), held in Athens, Greece in July 2017. The papers are grouped in three chapters, and cover a wide range of topics, reflecting the current scope of Biomedical Informatics. In essence, Biomedical Informatics empowers the transformation of healthcare, and the book will be of interest to researchers, providers and healthcare practitioners alike.
   
Benchmarking Telemedicine: Improving Health Security in the Balkans
  Stone, C.S/ 9781614998112/ Price:EUR 108.00
 
Book Cover This book presents papers from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on Benchmarking Telemedicine: Improving Health Security in the Balkans, held in Skopje, Macedonia, in November 2016. The aim of the workshop was to bring together people from a wide range of sectors within the telemedicine community with representatives of NATO Member and Partner countries to share information and develop solutions to health security issues. Participants addressed issues such as cyber security for the implementation of telemedicine; healthcare capabilities of deployed and local medical equipment; learning methods; information sharing among local professionals; prevention and control of infectious diseases; best practices of telemedicine among NATO Member and Partner countries; integration of telemedicine across regions and borders; and telemedicine implementation.
   
Health Literacy: New Directions in Research, Theory and Practice
  Logan, R.A./ 9781614997894/ Price:EUR 145.00
 
Book Cover This book ¡¥New Directions in Health Literacy Research, Theory, and Practice¡¦ provides an introduction to health literacy research and practice and highlights similar scholarship in related disciplines. The book is organized as follows: the first chapter explains the still-evolving definition of health literacy; the next three chapters discuss developments and new directions in health literacy research, then a further two chapters are devoted to developments and new directions in health literacy theory. Two chapters explore health literacy interventions for vulnerable populations; four chapters cover health literacy leadership efforts; six chapters describe developments and new directions in disciplines that are similar to health literacy; and six chapters portray diverse health literacy practices. A preface from Richard Carmona M.D., the former U.S. Surgeon General, is included in the book.
   
Integrating and Connecting Care : Selected Papers from the 25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2017)
  A. Ryan/ 9781614997825/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover This book presents 24 selected papers from the 25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2017), held in Brisbane, Australia, in August 2017. The theme of HIC 2017 is Integrating and Connecting Care, and the conference provides the ideal professional and social environment for clinicians, researchers, health IT professionals, industry and consumers to integrate, educate and share their knowledge and debate current and future health systems. The papers in the book reflect the theme of the conference, highlighting the cutting-edge research evidence, technology updates and innovations crucial to the digital transformation of the healthcare sector.
   
Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Redesigning Healthcare Work
  C. Nohr/ 9781614997931/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover This book contains the conference papers from CSHI 2017 - Delivering 21st Century Healthcare - Building a Quality-and-Efficiency Driven System. It contains papers on a variety of topics that are divided into four sections: Theoretical approaches to investigate context sensitive health informatics to generate robust evidence, Redesigning healthcare work practices, Patient participation in healthcare design and redesign, and Human factors and usability. The 2017 CSHI conference continues our efforts to develop robust scientific evidence on context and Health IT.
   
The Practice of Patient Centered Care: Empowering and Engaging Patients in the Digital Era
  Engelbrecht, R./ 9781614998235/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the European Federation for Medical Informatics Special Topic Conference (EFMI STC 2017), held in Tel Aviv, Israel, in October 2017. The theme and title of the 2017 edition of this annual conference is ¡¥The practice of patient centered care: Empowering and engaging patients in the digital era¡¦. The aim of the conference series is to increase interaction and collaboration between the stakeholder groups from both health and ICT across, but not limited to, Europe by providing a platform for researchers, data scientists, practitioners, decision makers and entrepreneurs to discuss sustainable and inclusive digital health innovations aimed at the engagement and empowerment of patients/consumers.
   
VSM01-001 Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine.
  Eren, Halit/ 9781482236583/ Price:¢G 155.00
 
Book Cover Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine is the first volume of this handbook. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this volume: ¡E Describes the integration of¡Xand interactions between¡Xmodern eMedicine, telemedicine, eHealth, and telehealth practices ¡E Explains how medical information flows through wireless technologies and networks, emphasizing fast-deploying wireless body area networks ¡E Presents the latest developments in sensors, devices, and implantables, from medical sensors for mobile communication devices to drug-delivery systems ¡E Illustrates practical telemedicine applications in telecardiology, teleradiology, teledermatology, teleaudiology, teleoncology, acute care telemedicine, and more
   
VSM01-001 Telehealth and Mobile Health.
  Eren, Halit/ 9781482236613/ Price:¢G 200.00
 
Book Cover Telehealth and Mobile Health is the second volume of this handbook. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this volume: ¡E Discusses telesurgery, medical robotics, and image guidance as well as telenursing and remote patient care ¡E Describes the implementation of networks, data management, record management, and effective personnel training ¡E Explains how the use of new technologies brings many business, management, and service opportunities ¡E Provides examples of scientific advancements such as brain-controlled bionic human arms and hands ¡E Incorporates clinical applications throughout for practical reference
   
VSM01-001 Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education.
  Abdulrahman, Khalid A. Bin/ 9780415815734/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover Twenty-first century medical schools, postgraduate bodies and other medical education organisations are responding to rapid advances in medicine, healthcare delivery, educational approaches and technology, and globalisation. Differences in geography, culture, history and resources demand diversity amongst educational systems. This important volume is designed to help medical educators working in today¡¦s challenging circumstances by providing an overview of best practices and research in medical education. Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education provides a practical guide to and theoretical support for the major education challenges facing teachers, managers and policy makers around the world. Highlighting how resources can be used to provide effective and sustainable responses to the key issues facing medical educators, the handbook offers a truly international perspective of best practices with contributing editors and authors from around the globe. Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education recognises the need to maintain established best practices when appropriate and to respond adaptively to cultural differences and local conditions facing medical education. This topical book deals with the key challenges facing medical education by the different stakeholders including: - selection and admission of students to study medicine; - competences necessary for graduates to enable them to recognize and address emerging health issues and policies; - teaching and learning processes that are necessary to meet tomorrow's challenges; - approaches to assessment, including the integration of assessment and learning; - design and management of complex curricula that provide educational strategies to meet regional and global problems. A unique, diverse and illustrative resource of best practices in medical education, the handbook is stimulating reading for all educators of present and future health care professionals.
   
VSM01-001 Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision: Fundamental International Themes
  Cutcliffe, John R./ 9781138954908/ Price:¢G 45.99
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision provides a global ¡¥state of the art¡¦ overview of clinical supervision, presenting and examining the most comprehensive, robust empirical evidence upon which to base practice. This authoritative volume builds on a previous volume, Fundamental Themes in Clinical Supervision, whilst greatly expanding its coverage. It contains nine updated and 25 entirely new chapters, focusing on both areas of contemporary interest and hitherto under-examined issues. Divided into five parts, it discusses: ¡EEducation and training ¡EImplementation and development ¡EExperiences and practice ¡EResearch activity ¡EInternational perspectives. Containing chapters on Europe, the US, Canada, and Australasia, the Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision has a multi-disciplinary approach to clinical supervision and includes chapters relevant to nurses, doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors. It will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners of clinical supervision in a range of health professions.
   
VSM01-001 Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman
  France, Diane L./ 9781439820438/ Price:¢G 200.00
 
Book Cover Building on the success, and maintaining the format, of the best-selling Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas (ISBN:978-1-4200-6286-1), Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman presents new images of human bones representing many states of maturation from neonate to 20 years old. It also extends the scope of the former work by focusing on the smaller bones of fetuses and young humans and comparing them to bones of birds, reptiles, marine mammals, fish, and a frog that may be confused with those of a subadult human. The book begins with a section on general osteology and explains the major anatomical differences between humans and other animals. The second section compares human and nonhuman bones, categorized by type of bone, and includes most of the major bones in humans and nonhumans. The third section presents skeletons within species. Containing nearly 3,500 color photographs, the book provides examples of similar bones in nonhuman species that may be confused with the human bone in question. The bone images are also taken from different angles to enhance detailed understanding. A practical comparative guide to the differences among species for nearly all bones in the body, this book is a valuable resource for the laboratory or in the field. It uses a visual approach with annotations pointing out salient features of the most commonly discovered bones, giving clear examples for use by law enforcement, medicolegal death investigators, forensic anthropologists, students, and readers who wish to distinguish between human bones and those of the a variety of animal species.
   
VSM01-001 The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook, 2-Vols/Set.
  Eren, Halit/ 9781482236552/ Price:¢G 270.00
 
Book Cover The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook provides extensive coverage of modern telecommunication in the medical industry, from sensors on and within the body to electronic medical records and beyond. This two-volume set describes how information and communication technologies, the internet, wireless networks, databases, and telemetry permit the transmission and control of information within and between medical centers. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this authoritative handbook: ¡E Explains how medical personnel use information and communication technologies, sensors, techniques, hardware, and software ¡E Discusses wireless data transmission, networks, databases, processing systems, and automatic data acquisition, reduction, and analysis ¡E Serves the reference needs of a broad group of users¡Xfrom advanced high school science students to healthcare and university professionals
   
VSM01-001 Measurement of Soft Tissue Elasticity In Vivo: Techniques and Applications.
  Zheng, Yong-Ping/ 9781466576285/ Price:¢G 97.99
 
Book Cover The product of 20 years of research, this book covers topics in soft tissue elasticity in vivo, from measurement techniques to clinical applications. It provides, for the first time, a single source that systematically introduces the various techniques for in vivo measurement of soft tissue elasticity in an effort to ease the difficulty between learning technical details and clinical applications of techniques. Measurement of Soft Tissue Elasticity in Vivo: Techniques and Applications presents an overview of the existing measurement methods, their physical principles, assumptions, advantages, and disadvantages. Clinical applications discussed include assessment of tissue fibrosis after radiotherapy, articular cartilage degeneration, muscle contraction, cancer staging, liver fibrosis progression, diabetic foot ulceration, cornea stiffening, and wound healing. Techniques covered include shear wave propagation methods, vibro-ultrasound methods, dynamic holography, ultrasound and other indentation methods, and OCT-based and other suction measurement methods. The book also proposes two critical directions for future research in the field. One is to standardize the terms, parameters, and test protocols used in different fields. The second proposal is to standardize one technique to dominate the field, while devices can be adapted to fit the measuring requirements of different tissues. In doing so, the results obtained for the same tissue by different clinicians can be comparable and a standardized protocol can be established. This book bridges the gap between the complexity of measuring techniques and simplicity and accuracy of their clinical use. Its comprehensiveness and clarity help new engineers in the field develop analytical methods and allow clinicians to use these techniques in their practice with greater confidence.
   
VSM01 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook, 3-Vols/Set.
  Saba, Luca/ 9781482216288/ Price:¢G 365.00
 
Book Cover Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique used in biomedical imaging and radiology to visualize internal structures of the body. Because MRI provides excellent contrast between different soft tissues, the technique is especially useful for diagnosticimaging of the brain, muscles, and heart. In the past 20 years, MRI technology has improved significantly with the introduction of systems up to 7 Tesla (7 T) and with the development of numerous post-processing algorithms such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional MRI (fMRI), and spectroscopic imaging. From these developments, the diagnostic potentialities of MRI have improved impressively with an exceptional spatial resolution and the possibility of analyzing the morphology and function of several kinds of pathology. Given these exciting developments, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Comprised of three volumes, this comprehensive handbook: ¡ECovers the technology and practice of MRI from physical principles to cutting-edge applications ¡EDiscusses MRI of the neck, brain, cardiovascular system, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system ¡EHighlights each organ¡¦s anatomy and pathological processes with high-quality images ¡EExamines the protocols and potentialities of advanced MRI scanners such as 7 T systems ¡EIncludes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study Thus, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook provides radiologists and imaging specialists with a valuable, state-of-the-art reference on MRI.
   
VSM01 Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine, 2-Vols/Set.
  Bawa, Raj/ 9789814316170/ Price:¢G 750.00
 
Book Cover Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine. Vol. 1. Nanoparticles, Imaging, Therapy, and Clinical Applications, Raj Bawa, PhD, Gerald F. Audette, PhD, and Israel Rubinstein, MD (Editors) This handbook (55 chapters) provides a comprehensive roadmap of basic research in nanomedicine as well as clinical applications. However, unlike other texts in nanomedicine, it not only highlights current advances in diagnostics and therapeutics but also explores related issues like nomenclature, historical developments, regulatory aspects, nanosimilars and 3D nanofabrication. While bridging the gap between basic biomedical research, engineering, medicine and law, the handbook provides a thorough understanding of nano¡¦s potential to address (i) medical problems from both the patient and health provider's perspective, and (ii) current applications and their potential in a healthcare setting. Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine. Vol. 2. Law, Business, Regulation, Safety, and Risk, Raj Bawa, PhD (Editor), Gerald F. Audette, PhD, and Brian E. Reese, PhD, MBA, JD (Assistant Editors) This unique handbook (60 chapters) examines the entire "product life cycle," from the creation of nanomedical products to their final market introduction. While focusing on critical issues relevant to nanoproduct development and translational activities, it tackles topics such as regulatory science, patent law, FDA law, ethics, personalized medicine, risk analysis, toxicology, nano-characterization and commercialization activities. A separate section provides fascinating perspectives and editorials from leading experts in this complex interdisciplinary field.
   
VSM01 Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine: Nanoparticles, Imaging, Therapy, and Clinical Applications
  Bawa, Raj/ 9789814669207/ Price:¢G 420.00
 
Book Cover This handbook (55 chapters) provides a comprehensive roadmap of basic research in nanomedicine as well as clinical applications. However, unlike other texts in nanomedicine, it not only highlights current advances in diagnostics and therapeutics but also explores related issues like nomenclature, historical developments, regulatory aspects, nanosimilars and 3D nanofabrication. While bridging the gap between basic biomedical research, engineering, medicine and law, the handbook provides a thorough understanding of nano¡¦s potential to address (i) medical problems from both the patient and health provider's perspective, and (ii) current applications and their potential in a healthcare setting.
   
VSM01 Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine: Law, Business, Regulation, Safety and Risk
  Bawa, Raj/ 9789814669221/ Price:¢G 420.00
 
Book Cover This unique handbook (60 chapters) examines the entire "product life cycle," from the creation of nanomedical products to their final market introduction. While focusing on critical issues relevant to nanoproduct development and translational activities, it tackles topics such as regulatory science, patent law, FDA law, ethics, personalized medicine, risk analysis, toxicology, nano-characterization and commercialization activities. A separate section provides fascinating perspectives and editorials from leading experts in this complex interdisciplinary field.
   
VSM01 Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain
  Saba, Luca/ 9781482216134/ Price:¢G 200.00
 
Book Cover Given these exciting developments, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Covering MRI from fundamentals to practice, this comprehensive book: ¡EDiscusses the clinical benefits of diagnosing human pathologies using MRI ¡EExplains the physical principles of MRI and how to use the technique correctly ¡EHighlights each organ¡¦s anatomy and pathological processes with high-quality images ¡EExamines the protocols and potentialities of advanced MRI scanners such as 7 T systems ¡EIncludes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study Thus, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain provides radiologists and imaging specialists with a valuable, state-of-the-art reference on MRI.
   
VSM01 Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen
  Saba, Luca/ 9781482216264/ Price:¢G 200.00
 
Book Cover Given these exciting developments, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Offering comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge imaging modalities, this book: ¡EDiscusses MRI of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, breasts, diaphragm, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, and gastrointestinal tract ¡EExplains how MRI can be used in vascular, posttraumatic, postsurgical, and computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) applications ¡EHighlights each organ¡¦s anatomy and pathological processes with high-quality images ¡EExamines the protocols and potentialities of advanced MRI scanners such as 7 T systems ¡EIncludes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study Thus, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen provides radiologists and imaging specialists with a valuable, state-of-the-art reference on MRI.
   
VSM01 Imaging of the Pelvis, Musculoskeletal System, and Special Applications to CAD
  Saba, Luca/ 9781482216219/ Price:¢G 200.00
 
Book Cover Given these exciting developments, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Imaging of the Pelvis, Musculoskeletal System, and Special Applications to CAD is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Offering comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge imaging modalities, this book: ¡EDiscusses MRI of the urinary system, pelvis, spine, soft tissues, lymphatics, and brain ¡EExplains how MRI can be used in fetal, pediatric, forensic, postmortem, and computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) applications ¡EHighlights each organ¡¦s anatomy and pathological processes with high-quality images ¡EExamines the protocols and potentialities of advanced MRI scanners such as 7 T systems ¡EIncludes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study Thus, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Imaging of the Pelvis, Musculoskeletal System, and Special Applications to CAD provides radiologists and imaging specialists with a valuable, state-of-the-art reference on MRI.
   
VM01-82-2 International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 7-Vols/Set.
  Quah, Stella R./ 9780128036785/ Price:US$ 3200.00
 
Book Cover Key Features ¡EProvides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health ¡EPresents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues ¡EContains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health ¡EIncorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives ¡EIncludes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues Description International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike.
   
VM01-48-9A Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry, Volume 9: Historical Perspectives, Part A: The Development of Mass Spectrometry.
  Nier, Keith A./ 9780080438481/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Volume 9: Historical Perspectives, Part A: The Development of Mass Spectrometry of The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry describes and analyzes the development of many aspects of Mass Spectrometry. Beginning with the earliest types of Mass Analyzers, Historical Perspectives explores the development of many different forms of analytical processes and methods. The work follows various instruments and interfaces, to the current state of detectors and computerization. It traces the use of Mass Spectrometry across many different disciplines, including Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Proteomics; Environmental Mass Spectrometry; Forensic Science; Imaging; Medical Monitoring and Diagnosis; Earth and Planetary Sciences; and Nuclear Science. Finally, the book covers the history of manufacturers and societies as well as the professionals who form the Mass Spectrometry community. Also available: Volume 9: Historical Perspectives, Part B: Notable People in Mass Spectrometry briefly reviews the lives and works of many of the major people who carried out this development.
   
VM01-359 Concise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals
  Indrayan, Abhaya/ 9781482243871/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover Concise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals focuses on conceptual knowledge and practical advice rather than mathematical details, enhancing its usefulness as a reference for medical professionals. The book defines and describes nearly 1000 commonly and not so commonly used biostatistical terms and methods arranged in alphabetical order. These range from simple terms, such as mean and median to advanced terms such as multilevel models and generalized estimating equations. Synonyms or alternative phrases for each topic covered are listed with a reference to the topic. Features ¡EMore than 1000 biostatistics topics explained, yet the book is concise to be handy for individual users ¡EAlternative terms also listed for added clarity ¡ETopics relating to community health, mental health, social health are included in addition to the topics relating to clinical medicine, nursing and pharmacy ¡ESharp focus on medical and health applications with easy-to-follow examples and minimum mathematics ¡EConversational language without intricacies for immediate grasp ¡EBrief historical background and photographs of prominent statisticians to provide a broader context
   
VM01-354 Transformative Healthcare Practice through Patient Engagement
  Graffigna, Guendalina/ 9781522506638/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover Recent literature suggests that patient participation and engagement may be the ideal solution to the efficacy of healthcare treatments, from a clinical and pragmatic view. Despite the growing discussions on the necessity of patient engagement, there is no set of universally endorsed, concrete guidelines or practices. Transformative Healthcare Practice through Patient Engagement outlines the best practices and global strategies to improve patient engagement. This book features a convergence of healthcare professionals and scholars elucidating the theoretical insights borne from successful patient education, and the technological tools available to sustain their engagement. This book is a useful reference source for healthcare providers, students and professionals in the fields of nursing, therapy, and public health, managers, and policy makers. Topics Covered ¡ECare Outcomes ¡EChronic Care Management ¡EIn-Home Physiotherapy ¡EInteractive Voice Technology ¡ELiving Donor Transplant ¡EmHealth-Based Approach ¡EMultimedia Applications ¡EPatient Donor Engagement ¡EVirtual Worlds ¡EWeb-Based Resources
   
VM01-352 Emerging Research in the Analysis and Modeling of Gene Regulatory Networks
  Ivanov, Ivan V./ 9781522503538/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover While technological advancements have been critical in allowing researchers to obtain more and better quality data about cellular processes and signals, the design and practical application of computational models of genomic regulation continues to be a challenge. Emerging Research in the Analysis and Modeling of Gene Regulatory Networks presents a compilation of recent and emerging research topics addressing the design and use of technology in the study and simulation of genomic regulation. Exploring both theoretical and practical topics, this publication is an essential reference source for students, professionals, and researchers working in the fields of genomics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and drug development. Topics Covered ¡EBioinformatics ¡ECell Modeling ¡EDrug Discovery ¡EMultinomial Logistic Regression ¡EPredictive Computational Modeling ¡EStochastic Simulation ¡ESystems Biology
   
VM01-349 Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine, 2-Vols/Set.
  Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela/ 9781466699786/ Price:US$ 1350.00
 
Book Cover Patients and medical professionals alike are slowly growing into the digital advances that are revolutionizing the ways that medical records are maintained in addition to the delivery of healthcare services. As technology continues to advance, so do the applications of technological innovation within the healthcare sector. The Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine is an authoritative reference source featuring emerging technological developments and solutions within the field of medicine. Emphasizing critical research-based articles on digital trends, including big data, mobile applications, electronic records management, and data privacy, and how these trends are being applied within the healthcare sector, this encyclopedia is a critical addition to academic and medical libraries and meets the research needs of healthcare professionals, researchers, and medical students. Topics Covered ¡ECyber-Physical Systems ¡EElectronic Health Records ¡EGamification ¡EHealth Monitoring ¡EHome Healthcare ¡EM-Health ¡EMedical Devices ¡EMedical Imaging ¡ESecurity and Privacy ¡ETechnology-Assisted Medical Education ¡ETeleHealth
   
VM01-347 Promoting Patient Engagement and Participation for Effective Healthcare Reform
  Graffigna, Guendalina/ 9781466699922/ Price:US$ 220.00
 
Book Cover Industry professionals, government officials, and the general public often agree that the modern healthcare system is in need of an overhaul. With organizations concerned with the long-term care of patients, new strategies, practices, and organizational tools must be developed to optimize the current healthcare system. Recent literature suggests that patient participation may be the ideal solution, as patients and caregivers who are more actively involved in their healthcare experience better outcomes. Promoting Patient Engagement and Participation for Effective Healthcare Reform outlines models that can be used to harness the power of patient involvement as a way to instill change in the healthcare industry. This book features a convergence of healthcare professionals and scholars providing insights into the best practices of interventions and reform as well as practical applications to foster patient engagement and participation. It is a useful reference source for healthcare providers, students and professionals in the fields of nursing, therapy, and public health, as well as managers and policy makers. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Effectiveness ¡EEffective Care Delivery ¡EHealthcare Management ¡EHealthcare Reform ¡EPatient Intervention ¡EPatient-Practitioner Relationships ¡EPsychological Analysis of Patients ¡ETechnological Tools
   
VM01-345 Classification and Clustering in Biomedical Signal Processing
  Dey, Nilanjan/ 9781522501404/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Advanced techniques in image processing have led to many innovations supporting the medical field, especially in the area of disease diagnosis. Biomedical imaging is an essential part of early disease detection and often considered a first step in the proper management of medical pathological conditions. Classification and Clustering in Biomedical Signal Processing focuses on existing and proposed methods for medical imaging, signal processing, and analysis for the purposes of diagnosing and monitoring patient conditions. Featuring the most recent empirical research findings in the areas of signal processing for biomedical applications with an emphasis on classification and clustering techniques, this essential publication is designed for use by medical professionals, IT developers, and advanced-level graduate students. Topics Covered ¡EAdaptive Filters ¡EImage Classification ¡EMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) ¡EMedical Image Analysis ¡EMedical Image Databases ¡EMedical Image Retrieval ¡EUltrasound Imaging
   
VM01-341 Reshaping Medical Practice and Care with Health Information Systems.
  Dwivedi, Ashish/ 9781466698703/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Technology has become an integral part of our daily interactions, even within the hospitals and healthcare facilities we rely on in times of illness and injury. New technologies and systems are being developed every day, advancing the ways that we treat and maintain the health and wellbeing of diverse populations. Reshaping Medical Practice and Care with Health Information Systems explores the latest advancements in telemedicine and various medical technologies transforming the healthcare sector. Emphasizing current trends and future opportunities for IT integration in medicine, this timely publication is an essential reference source for medical professionals, IT specialists, graduate-level students, and researchers. Topics Covered ¡EDigital Health Records ¡EE-Health ¡EMedical Technologies ¡EPatient-Centered Care ¡ETechnology-Assisted Surgery ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-340 M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care.
  Moumtzoglou, Anastasius/ 9781466698611/ Price:US$ 235.00
 
Book Cover The integration of mobile technology into the medical industry has revolutionized the efficiency and delivery of healthcare services. Once limited by distance and physical barriers, health professionals can now reach patients and other practitioners with ease. M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the incorporation of mobile telecommunication devices in the health field and how this technology has increased overall quality of care. Highlighting various types of available technologies, necessary support infrastructures, and alterations in business models, this publication is ideally designed for medical professionals, upper-level students, and e-health system designers interested in the effects of mobile technology on healthcare delivery. Topics Covered ¡EEvidence-Based Self-Management ¡EHandheld Devices ¡ELaboratory Information Systems ¡ENetwork Security ¡EPatient-Doctor Interaction ¡EPrehospital Emergency Medicine
   
VM01-339 Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation.
  Hu, Fei/ 9781466697409/ Price:US$ 210.00
 
Book Cover The study of technology and its implications in the medical field has become an increasingly crucial area of research. By integrating technological innovations into clinical practices, patients can receive improved diagnoses and treatments, as well as faster and safer recoveries. Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the use of computer-assisted rehabilitation methods for disabled patients. Highlighting the application of robots, sensors, and virtual environments, this book is ideally designed for graduate students, engineers, technicians, and company administrators interested in the incorporation of auto-training methods in patient recovery. Topics Covered ¡EAcquired Brain Injury ¡EAugmented Reality ¡EBiofeedback ¡EGame-Based Treatment ¡EHand-Assist Technologies ¡EMobile Robots ¡ENeuro-Patient Monitoring
   
VM01-338 Organizational Culture and Ethics in Modern Medicine.
  Rosiek, Anna/ 9781466696587/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Technological developments and improved treatment methods have acted as an impetus for recent growth and change within the medical community. As patient expectations increase and healthcare organizations have come under scrutiny for questionable practices, medical personnel must take a critical look at the current state of their operations and work to improve their managerial and treatment processes. Organizational Culture and Ethics in Modern Medicine examines the current state of the healthcare industry and promotes methods that achieve effective organizational practice for the improvement of medical services in the public and private sphere. Focusing on patient communication, technology integration, healthcare personnel management, and the delivery of quality care, this book is a pivotal reference source for medical professionals, healthcare managers, hospital administrators, public health workers, and researchers interested in improving patient and employee satisfaction within healthcare institutions. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Communication ¡EE-Health ¡EHospital Management ¡EHuman Rights Considerations ¡EOrganizational Climate ¡EPatient Rights ¡EPresenteeism ¡EPublic Health Legislation
   
VM01-337 Biomedical Image Analysis and Mining Techniques for Improved Health Outcomes.
  Wahiba Ben Abdessalem Karaa/ 9781466688117/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Every second, users produce large amounts of image data from medical and satellite imaging systems. Image mining techniques that are capable of extracting useful information from image data are becoming increasingly useful, especially in medicine and the health sciences. Biomedical Image Analysis and Mining Techniques for Improved Health Outcomes addresses major techniques regarding image processing as a tool for disease identification and diagnosis, as well as treatment recommendation. Highlighting current research intended to advance the medical field, this publication is essential for use by researchers, advanced-level students, academicians, medical professionals, and technology developers. An essential addition to the reference material available in the field of medicine, this timely publication covers a range of applied research on data mining, image processing, computational simulation, data visualization, and image retrieval. Topics Covered ¡EBiomedical Information Retrieval ¡EBrain-Computer Interfaces ¡EComputer-Aided Detection (CAD) and Diagnosis ¡EContent-Based Image Retrieval ¡EMedical and Biological Imaging ¡EMedical Images and Signal Analysis ¡EModeling, Simulation, and Visualization ¡EMolecular and Cellular Image Analysis ¡ESegmentation of Medical Images
   
VM01-335 Improving Health Management through Clinical Decision Support Systems.
  Moon, Jane D./ 9781466694323/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover In an effort to combat human error in the medical field, medical professionals continue to seek the best practices and technology applications for the diagnosis, treatment, and overall care of their patients. Improving Health Management through Clinical Decision Support Systems brings together a series of chapters focused on the technology, funding, and future plans for improved organization and decision-making through medical informatics. Featuring timely, research-based chapters on topics including, but not limited to, data management, information security, and the benefits of technology-based medicine, this publication is an essential reference source for clinicians, scientists, health economists, policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced level students, and government officials interested in health information technology. Topics Covered ¡EBioinformatics ¡EClinical Research ¡EElectronic Health Records ¡EFuture Healthcare ¡EHealth Information Technology ¡EInformation Security ¡ENursing Informatics ¡ETechnology-Based Medicine
   
VM01-334 E-Health and Telemedicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781466687561/ Price:US$ 2435.00
 
Book Cover Advances in medical technology increase both the efficacy and efficiency of medical practice, and mobile technologies enable modern doctors and nurses to treat patients remotely from anywhere in the world. This technology raises issues of quality of care and medical ethics, which must be addressed. E-Health and Telemedicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores recent advances in mobile medicine and how this technology impacts modern medical care. Three volumes of comprehensive coverage on crucial topics in wireless technologies for enhanced medical care make this multi-volume publication a critical reference source for doctors, nurse practitioners, hospital administrators, and researchers and academics in all areas of the medical field. This seminal publication features comprehensive chapters on all aspects of e-health and telemedicine, including implementation strategies; use cases in cardiology, infectious diseases, and cytology, among others; care of individuals with autism spectrum disorders; and medical image analysis. Topics Covered ¡EConnected Healthcare ¡EEmergency Services ¡EHealth Care Provision ¡EHealth Information Exchange ¡EHealthcare Delivery as a Service ¡EPatient Monitoring ¡EPatient Safety ¡ETelesurgery
   
VM01-333 Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education through Technology.
  Wang, Victor C.X./ 9781466694941/ Price:US$ 335.00
 
Book Cover The Internet serves as an essential tool in promoting health awareness through the circulation of important research among the medical professional community. While digital tools and technologies have greatly improved healthcare, challenges are still prevalent among diverse populations worldwide. The Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education through Technology presents a comprehensive discussion of health knowledge equity and the importance of the digital age in providing life-saving data for diagnosis and treatment of diverse populations with limited resources. Featuring timely, research-based chapters across a broad spectrum of topic areas including, but not limited to, online health information resources, data management and analysis, and knowledge accessibility, this publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, medical professionals, and upper level students interested in the advancement and dissemination of medical knowledge. Topics Covered ¡ECommunity Wellness ¡EE-Learning ¡EHealth Coaching ¡EHealth Information Technology ¡EHealth Literacy ¡ERural Learning ¡EWeb-Based Resources
   
VM01-332 Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations.
  Morsi, Yosry S./ 9781466695306/ Price:US$ 220.00
 
Book Cover Demographics reveal that the proportion of elderly individuals in the population is growing at a significant rate. Advances in medicine have allowed populations to live longer than ever; however, ensuring that these individuals have the tools necessary to sustain a productive and happy lifestyle as they age remains a concern. Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations focuses on the development and improvement of devices intended to assist elderly individuals in coping with various physical limitations and disabilities. Highlighting the available tools and technologies for supporting the mobility, agility, and self-sufficiency of the aging population as well as the challenges associated with the integration of these technologies into the everyday lives of elderly individuals, this publication is ideally designed for reference use by healthcare workers, medical students, gerontologists, and IT developers in the field of medicine. Topics Covered ¡ECognitive Fitness ¡EHearing Aids ¡EHome Healthcare Systems ¡ELifespan Extension ¡EPatient Monitoring ¡ERecreational Assistance ¡ERehabilitation ¡ERobotics ¡ETissue Engineering
   
VM01-331 Handbook of Research on Holistic Perspectives in Gamification for Clinical Practice.
  Novak, Daniel/ 9781466695221/ Price:US$ 340.00
 
Book Cover Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has adopted games as a powerful tool for promoting personal health and wellness. Utilizing principles of gamification to engage patients with positive reinforcement, these games promote stronger attention to clinical and self-care guidelines, and offer exciting possibilities for primary prevention. Targeting an audience of academics, researchers, practitioners, healthcare professionals, and even patients, the Handbook of Research on Holistic Perspectives in Gamification for Clinical Practicesreviews current studies and empirical evidence, highlights critical principles of gamification, and fosters the increasing application of games at the practical, clinical level. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Rehabilitation ¡ECognitive Health Maintenance ¡EE-Health ¡EExergames ¡EM-Health ¡EMobile Games ¡ENutrition Gamification ¡EPsychiatry Gamification
   
VM01-329 Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration.
  Iyamu, Tiko/ 9781466694460/ Price:US$ 235.00
 
Book Cover Improvements in health services require continual attention and dedication to ensure proper care and treatment for citizens. To support this endeavor, professionals rely more and more on the application of information systems and technologies to promote the overall quality of modern healthcare. Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the integration of ICT within the health services sector. Featuring comprehensive coverage on a range of topics from technical and non-technical perspectives, this book is an essential reference source for IT specialists, professionals, managers, and students seeking current research on the growing relationship between technology and healthcare. Topics Covered ¡EData Acquisitions and Measurement ¡EDecision Support Systems ¡EEmergency Department Information Systems ¡EHospital Information Systems ¡EIntelligent Risk Detection ¡EMobile Devices ¡ERabies Surveillance Systems ¡ERFID Technology
   
VM01-328 Optimizing Medicine Residency Training Programs.
  Poduval, Jayita/ 9781466695276/ Price:US$ 220.00
 
Book Cover The medical profession requires extensive training and preparation in order to ensure the success and competency of future doctors and healthcare professionals. With an emphasis on professional development and medical education, current professionals in this field acknowledge the importance of residency programs and training in the professional development of future doctors. Optimizing Medicine Residency Training Programs presents a comprehensive overview of chapters ranging from the history of medicine to opportunities and research for further exploration geared toward the professional development and medical training for the next generation of doctors and healthcare professionals. This publication is an essential reference source for academicians, practitioners, and professionals interested in the education and training of modern medical professionals. Topics Covered ¡EAlternative Medicine ¡EEthics and Professionalism ¡EHealth Care Industry ¡EHealth Care Management ¡EMedical Education ¡EMedical Technologies ¡EModern Medicine ¡EPatient-Centered Medical Care ¡ESurgical Training
   
VM01-327 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, 4-Vols/Set.
  Boslaugh, Sarah E./ 9781483350004/ Price:¢G 560.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society explores the social and policy sides of the pharmaceutical industry and its pervasive influence in society. While many technical STM works explore the chemistry and biology of pharmacology and an equally large number of clinically oriented works focus on use of illegal drugs, substance abuse, and treatment, there is virtually nothing on the immensely huge business (¡§Big Pharma¡¨) of creating, selling, consuming, and regulating legal drugs. With this new Encyclopedia, the topic of socioeconomic, business and consumer, and legal and ethical issues of the pharmaceutical industry in contemporary society around the world are addressed. Key Features: ¡E800 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z ¡EAlthough arranged A-to-Z, a Reader's Guide in the front matter groups articles by thematic areas ¡EFront matter also includes a Chronology highlighting significant developments in this field ¡EAll articles conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related articles ¡EBack matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research, a Glossary, Appendices (e.g., statistics on the amount and types of drugs prescribed, etc.), and a detailed Index ¡EThe Index, Reader¡¦s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society is an authoritative and rigorous source addressing the pharmacology industry and how it influences society, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries as a source for both students and researchers to utilize.
   
VM01-326-2 The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies, Vol. 2: Biological Approaches
  Wolff, Kim/ 9781446298671/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
Book Cover With contributions from leading international academics across the biological sciences, this handbook takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 31 chapters are divided into four parts: Part I Determination of Substance Misuse Part II PK and PD in Relation to Patterns of Use Part III Detection and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Use Part IV Controversies and New Approaches This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community, and will be a vital resource to the allied professions involved in work-place drug testing, clinical toxicology, and forensic science.
   
VM01-326-1 The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies, Vol. 1: Social Science Approaches
  Kolind, Torsten/ 9781446298664/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
Book Cover With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: ¡P Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies ¡P Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies ¡P Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.
   
VM01-326 The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies, 2-Vols/Set.
  Kolind, Torsten/ 9781473912427/ Price:¢G 265.00
 
Book Cover The use of substances across the world has been increasing in the last 25 years, coupled with a rising political focus on both illegal and legal drug use. Split into two volumes to give a complete overview, this landmark publication maps out the debate on drugs and alcohol. Volume one investigates social science approaches on the subject and volume two addresses biological approaches. Topics covered range from anthropology and neo-colonialism to toxicology and screening. The chapters are interdisciplinary in scope, and draw on perspectives including from sociology, criminology, healthcare, social care, neurology, psychology, pharmacology and economics. It is valuable reading for students, researchers, academics and professionals working in this area. Vol. 1 Social Science Approaches (9781446298664) The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: ¡EPart I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies ¡EPart II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies ¡EPart III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Vol. 2 Biological Approaches (9781446298671) The 31 chapters are divided into four parts: ¡EPart I Determination of Substance Misuse ¡EPart II PK and PD in Relation to Patterns of Use ¡EPart III Detection and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Use ¡EPart IV Controversies and New Approaches
   
SM01-458 Acceleration of Biomedical Image Processing with Dataflow on FPGAs.
  Grull, Frederik/ 9788793379367/ Price:EUR 65.00
 
Book Cover Short compute times are crucial for timely diagnostics in biomedical applications, but lead to a high demand in computing for new and improved imaging techniques. In this book reconfigurable computing with FPGAs is discussed as an alternative to multi-core processing and graphics card accelerators. Instead of adjusting the application to the hardware, FPGAs allow the hardware to also be adjusted to the problem. Acceleration of Biomedical Image Processing with Dataflow on FPGAs covers the transformation of image processing algorithms towards a system of deep pipelines that can be executed with very high parallelism. The transformation process is discussed from initial design decisions to working implementations. Two example applications from stochastic localization microscopy and electron tomography illustrate the approach further.
   
SM01-458 Analog IC Design Techniques for Nanopower Biomedical Signal Processing.
  Sawigun, Chutham/ 9788793379299/ Price:EUR 80.00
 
Book Cover As the requirements for low power consumption and very small physical dimensions in portable, wearable and implantable medical devices are calling for integrated circuit design techniques using MOSFETs operating in the subthreshold regime, this book first revisits some well-known circuit techniques that use CMOS devices biased in subthreshold in order to establish nanopower integrated circuit designs. Based on the these findings, this book shows the development of a class-AB current-mode sample-and-hold circuit with an order of magnitude improvement in its figure of merit compared to other state-of-the-art designs. Also, the concepts and design procedures of 1) single-branch filters 2) follower-integrator-based lowpass filters and 3) modular transconductance reduction techniques for very low frequency filters are presented. Finally, to serve the requirement of a very large signal swing in an energy-based action potential detector, a nanopower class-AB current-mode analog multiplier is designed to handle input current amplitudes of more than 10 times the bias current of the multiplier circuit. The invented filter circuits have been fabricated in a standard 0.18 £g CMOS process in order to verify our circuit concepts and design procedures. Their experimental results are reported.
   
SM01-456 Biomedical Equipment Services: Intermediate (Book With DVD) (Workbook Included)
  / 9789351157854/ Price:US$ 99.95
 
Book Cover The information in this book consists of competencies that a person must achieve to install, perform corrective and preventive maintenance, repair biomedical equipment, assess and refer biomedical equipment.About the Biomedical Equipment Service Industry Biomedical technicians contribute enormously to successful patient outcomes in healthcare by inspecting, repairing, calibrating and designing medical equipment that grows more advanced and vital all the time. Also called biomeds, biomedical engineers and biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs), these professionals have worked diligently for the past several decades in an area of medicine where science fiction becomes fact and present meets future. Their profession continually proves to be one of the most dynamic and exciting in healthcare. BMETs ensure the safety and proper functioning of medical equipment on which patients and healthcare professionals rely in order to achieve safe, accurate diagnosis and successful treatment. BMETs use their technological expertise to prevent mechanical and computer errors that could harm patients or lead providers to the wrong diagnosis. They also set up preventative maintenance programs to keep equipment running and prevent life-threatening breakdowns. Many facilities consult biomeds when choosing new machines and planning for the future. These technicians train medical professionals to use equipment safely and effectively. Hospitals depend on BMETs in order to meet local, state and federal regulations governing the use of medical equipment. Some BMETs are generalists who work with a multitude of machines, while others specialize in a narrower area such as imaging or laboratory devices. Biomedical technicians work in a variety of environments. Many are employed by hospitals and health systems. Others work in the supply end of the industry at medical equipment retail centers or wholesalers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 13 percent of BMETs were self-employed in 2010.
   
SM01-456 Principles and Techniques of Bioinstrumentation.
  Karman, Salmah B./ 9781682510100/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Bioinstrumentation is the use of bioelectronics instruments for the recording or transmission of physiological information. Biomedical devices are an amalgamation of biology, sensors, interface electronics, microcontrollers, and computer programming, and require the combination of several traditional disciplines including biology, optics, mechanics, mathematics, electronics, chemistry, and computer science. Bioinstrumentation teams gather engineers that design, fabricate, test, and manufacture advanced medical instruments and implant devices into a single, more productive unit. The field of bioinstrumentation has seemingly endless possibilities because of its fusion of different fields for the common purpose of developing new and exciting ways of managing and treating disease and disabilities. This book covers the basic principles in several areas including digital electronic systems, control systems, detection systems, and material biocompatibility.
   
GM01-46 Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, 2-Vols/Set.
  Lerner, K. Lee/ 9781410317520/ Price:US$ 359.00
 
Book Cover Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues (WGHMI) is written for students and educators in high schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges, as well as interested laypeople. It covers current health and medicine issues with global impact in the modern world and organizations and groups addressing these issues. The 90 entries in the 2-volume set each give a 360 degree view of the topic covered. Many entries include primary source documents to provide deeper insight. Entries have short sidebars highlighting pertinent ancillary information, such as brief biographies on key figures, interesting facts or side stories. Each entry contains photographs, maps, tables, and illustrations to enhance understanding of the text. WGHMI also includes an introductory essay, an essay on how to use primary sources, a timeline of the events covered in the set, a glossary, a general bibliography; an annotated list of organizations and advocacy groups; and a general index.
   
GM01-45 Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781573027427/ Price:US$ 578.00
 
Book Cover Gale Encyclopedia Of Prescription Drugs, a two-volume set of 300 entries, is a comprehensive consumer resource on the most commonly prescribed drugs describing potential side effects, drug and food interactions, recommended dosages, and warnings/precautions. Entries follow the standardized, balanced format of the health/medicine Gale Encyclopedia of ¡K line of titles. The addition of Key Terms sidebars enhances the main body. All entries have a bibliography and color image of the drug. The front matter includes an introduction and foreword by one of the advisors and the back matter has a subject index, glossary, list of organizations, and Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist. Features and Benefits ¡EQuestions to Ask Your Pharmacist -- list of questions for patients to ask their pharmacist or healthcare provider when obtaining a new prescription. ¡EEntries provide information on drug interactions with other drugs, herbs, vitamins, supplements, food, and other substances. ¡EForeword helps users understand the difference between prescription drugs vs. over-the-counter drugs and also provides other useful information. ¡ENarrative sidebars offer users personal examples of drug interactions or adverse side effects to help readers recognize warning signs. ¡EKey Terms sidebars explain more complicated medical terms. ¡EDrug images include in each entry. ¡EResources sections at the end of each entry include sources referenced in the text as well as resources for further reading. ¡EOrganizations appendix provides contact information for related organizations. ¡EFront matter includes two lists of entries: one arranged alphabetically and one grouped by drug class. ¡EDrugs can be located by either their generic or brand name.
   
GM01-31-4 Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 3-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410332813/ Price:US$ 623.00
 
Book Cover According to the Human Genome Project, as well as numerous medical research groups, significant new findings on genetic disorders occur nearly every week. Information on many of these disorders, however, is extremely difficult to come by -- until now. The Gale Encyclopedia Of Genetic Disorders addresses the need for current, hard-to-find facts on these emerging discoveries. The 3-vol. Encyclopedia provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons. Students will want to consult the Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders for useful information on a range of well-known disorders, including Down Syndrome, Trisomy, Hemophilia and Tourette Syndrome, and rarely seen diseases such as Meckel Syndrome, Neuraminidase Deficiency and Phenylketonuria. Presented in a single alphabetical sequence, entries range in length from 1,500 to 5,000 words. Entries relating to genetic disorders are presented in articles arranged in a standardized format for quick comparison and ease of use, while nondisorder topics are covered in detail with extended entries. Articles contain some or all of the following sections: definition, description -- overview of the disorder, genetic profile, demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis -- normal and abnormal test results are described, treatment and management, prognosis, key terms, resources -- bibliographies or contact information are provided.
   
GM01-30-3 The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy Through Adolescence, 4-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410332752/ Price:US$ 1048.00
 
Book Cover The third edition of The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health is a completely updated edition that contains over 65 new entries with a total of 840 entries. The four-volume set provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical and cognitive/behavioral development. It is an appropriate resource for parents, teachers, and allied health students. Features and Benefits ¡EThe GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHILDREN¡¦S HEALTH, 3rd ed. answers consumer questions about children¡¦s health from prenatal care through adolescence. ¡EAn advisory board helped develop the topic list and review the content. What's New ¡E65 new entries. ¡E175 new images. ¡EEach of the 840 entries has been revised. ¡EThematic outline. ¡E350 images. ¡EQuestions to Ask Your Doctor section.
   
Evidence-Based Health Informatics: Promoting Safety and Efficiency through Scientific Methods and Ethical Policy
  Ammenwerth, E./ 9781614996347/ Price:EUR 125.00
 
Book Cover This book seeks to answer the need for better understanding of the importance of robust evidence to support health IT and to optimize investment in it; to give insight into health IT evidence and evaluation as its primary source; and to promote health informatics as an underpinning science demonstrating the same ethical rigour and proof of net benefit as is expected of other applied health technologies. The book is divided into three parts: the context and importance of evidence-based health informatics; methodological considerations of health IT evaluation as the source of evidence; and ensuring the relevance and application of evidence. A number of cross cutting themes emerge in each of these sections. This book seeks to inform the reader on the wide range of knowledge available, and the appropriateness of its use according to the circumstances. It is aimed at a wide readership and will be of interest to health policymakers, clinicians, health informaticians, the academic health informatics community, members of patient and policy organisations, and members of the vendor industry.
   
Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things
  / 9781614996323/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the Special Topic Conference (STC) of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), held in Paris, France, in April 2016. The special topic this year is 'Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things'. The papers are divided into four sections: transforming healthcare with the Internet of things; societal dimensions of the Internet of things; ontology and decision support; and clinical information systems and data reuse; with a further section for poster presentations. The book will be of interest to all those involved in the provision and delivery of technology-based healthcare.
   
The Promise of New Technologies in an Age of New Health Challenges Selected Papers from Global Telehealth 2016
  Maeder, A.J., Ho/ 9781614997115/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Book Cover There is a changed emphasis in many health services, with conventional pressures such as budget and workforce constraints, combined with the indirect forces of social change and strategic direction, bringing about the need for more flexible approaches for the longer term. By enabling different care models and delivery channels, telehealth offers demonstrably effective and sustainable solutions for issues such as access to and quality of care. This book presents 18 papers delivered at the 5th Global Telehealth Conference, held in Auckland, New Zealand, in November 2016. The theme chosen for Global Telehealth 2016 is 'The Promise of New Technologies in an Age of New Health Challenges', and the papers included here cover a wide variety of topics, from theoretical and abstract contributions through to discussions of practical projects and highly specific applied contributions. The book also includes two invited papers which detail recent contributions to two global issues in which telehealth plays a major role: universal health coverage and personal health monitoring. With papers ranging in scope from computer assisted screening technology for diabetic retinopathy to behavior change through computer games, this book will be of interest to all those involved in the design and provision of healthcare services.
   
A Unifying Theory of Evolution Generated by Means of Information Modelling
  Jytte Brender Mcnair/ 9781614996873/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover This book, 'A Unifying Theory of Evolution Generated by Means of Information Modelling', presents a methodology for describing complex knowledge domains. It applies a template information model based on a dynamic structure of interrelated functions, called the Mereon Matrix. Application of this template model to the field of evolutionary theories enabled the unification of the sometimes chaotic and competing field of evolutionary theories, large and small, seamlessly in a shared framework. The author has Masters degrees in both biochemistry and computer science, as well as a European Doctorate and PhD in health informatics and has spent 35 years in full-time research. It is her particular combination of professional experience and expertise together with the template information model which has enabled her to write this book. Whilst primarily aimed at a scientific audience, and evolutionary biologists in particular, the book will be of interest to all those looking for new approaches to exploring and explaining phenomena in nature, and because the text is largely non-technical in nature, much of the content will also be accessible to a wider readership.
   
The Stem Cell Microenvironment and its Role in Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Pathogenesis
  Cristian Pablo Pennisi/ 9788793379930/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover How stem cells behave is very much a factor of their local microenvironment, also known as the stem cell niche. Physical, chemical, or electrical signals from the neighboring cells or biochemical signals from distant cells are crucial in the cell fate decision process. A major challenge of tissue engineering is to mimic the natural cell environment by designing very sophisticated scaffolds able not only to mechanically support cells, but also to release signals biologically relevant for governing stem cell fate. In addition, increasing evidence suggests that abnormal interaction of stem cells with their niche is responsible for altered cell function leading to malignant transformation.
   
VSM01-001 Biomedical Photonics Handbook, 3-Vols/Set.
  Vo-Dinh, Tuan/ 9781439804445/ Price:¢G 245.00
 
Book Cover The integration of photonics, electronics, biomaterials, and nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of medicine. This topic has recently experienced an explosive growth due to the noninvasive or minimally invasive nature and the cost-effectiveness of photonic modalities in medical diagnostics and therapy. The second edition of the Biomedical Photonics Handbook presents fundamental developments as well as important applications of biomedical photonics of interest to scientists, engineers, manufacturers, teachers, students, and clinical providers. What¡¦s New in This Edition: A wide variety of photonic biochemical sensing technologies have already been developed for clinical monitoring of physiological parameters, such as blood pressure, blood chemistry, pH, temperature, and the presence of pathological organisms or biochemical species of clinical importance. Advanced photonic detection technologies integrating the latest knowledge of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics allow sensing of early disease state biomarkers, thus revolutionizing the medicine of the future. Nanobiotechnology has opened new possibilities for detection of biomarkers of disease, imaging single molecules and in situ diagnostics at the single cell level. In addition to these state-of-the art advancements, the second edition contains new topics and chapters including: ¡EFiber Optic Probe Design ¡ELaser and Optical Radiation Safety ¡EPhotothermal Detection ¡EMultidimensional Fluorescence Imaging ¡ESurface Plasmon Resonance Imaging ¡EMolecular Contrast Optical Coherence Tomography ¡EMultiscale Photoacoustics ¡EPolarized Light for Medical Diagnostics ¡EQuantitative Diffuse Reflectance Imaging ¡EInterferometric Light Scattering ¡ENonlinear Interferometric Vibrational Imaging ¡EMultimodality Theranostics Nanoplatforms ¡ENanoscintillator-Based Therapy ¡ESERS Molecular Sentinel Nanoprobes ¡EPlasmonic Coupling Interference Nanoprobes
   
VSM01-001 Medical Device Regulatory Practices: An International Perspective.
  Theisz, Val/ 9789814669108/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
Book Cover This book is intended to serve as a reference for professionals in the medical device industry, particularly those seeking to learn from practical examples and case studies. Medical devices, like pharmaceuticals, are highly regulated, and the bar is raised constantly as patients and consumers expect the best-quality healthcare and safe and effective medical technologies. Obtaining marketing authorization is the first major hurdle that med techs need to overcome in their pursuit of commercial success. Most books on regulatory affairs present regulations in each jurisdiction separately: European Union, USA, Australia, Canada, and Japan. This book proposes practical solutions for a coherent, one-size-fits-all (or most) set of systems and processes in compliance with regulations in all key markets, throughout the life cycle of a medical device. It also contains key information about international harmonization efforts and recent regulatory trends in emerging markets; important terminology needed to understand the regulators¡¦ language; and examples, case studies, and practical recommendations that bridge the gap between regulatory theory and practice.
   
VSM01-001 Karch's Pathology of Drug Abuse.
  Karch, Steven B./ 9781439861462/ Price:¢G 120.00
 
Book Cover Written in the same accessible manner as previous editions, the fifth edition of Karch¡¦s Pathology of Drug Abuse is an essential guide to the pathology, toxicology, and pharmacology of commonly abused drugs. The book focuses on the investigation of drug-related deaths, practical approaches to the detection of drug abuse, and discussions of medical complications associated with each of the abused drugs. The Fifth Edition Now Features: ¡E Completely revised with hundreds of pages of wholly new coverage ¡E Extensive discussion of new synthetic cannabinoids and cathinone derivatives ¡E Expanded coverage of the functional and molecular pharmacology of cocaine and myocardial remodeling ¡E Expanded discussion of deaths related to prescription medications ¡E Detailed suggestions on the interpretation of postmortem drug measurements ¡E Many new high resolution full-color photomicrographs ¡E Additional, helpful new appendices on standard reference values Separate chapters are devoted to cocaine, naturally occurring stimulants, synthetic stimulants, hallucinogens, narcotics, anabolic steroids, disassociative anesthetics, solvent abuse, and marijuana. The book also offers detailed information on the origins, history, and production techniques used to make many of these drugs. Updated, revised, and newly illustrated, Karch¡¦s Pathology of Drug Abuse, Fifth Edition is a must-have reference for research and practice related to drug abuse.
   
VSM01-001 Routledge Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  Gale, Nicola K./ 9780415818940/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover The provision and use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been growing globally over the last 40 years. As CAM develops alongside - and sometimes integrates with - conventional medicine, this handbook provides the first major overview of its regulation and professionalization from social science and legal perspectives. The Routledge Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine draws on historical and international comparative research to provide a rigorous and thematic examination of the field. It argues that many popular and policy debates are stuck in a polarized and largely asocial discourse, and that interdisciplinary social science perspectives, theorising diversity in the field, provide a much more robust evidence base for policy and practice in the field. Divided into four sections, the handbook covers: ¡Eanalytical frameworks ¡Epower, professions and health spaces ¡Erisk and regulation ¡Eperspectives for the future. This important volume will interest social science and legal scholars researching complementary and alternative medicine, professional identify and health care regulation, as well as historians and health policymakers and regulators.
   
VSM01-001 Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders.
  Bahr, Ruth H./ 9780415821025/ Price:¢G 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders provides an update on key issues and research in the clinical application of the speech, language and hearing sciences in both children and adults. Focusing on areas of cutting-edge research, this handbook showcases what we know about communication disorders, and their assessment and treatment. It emphasizes the application of theory to clinical practice throughout, and is arranged by the four key bases of communication impairments: ¡ENeural/Genetic Bases ¡EPerceptual-Motor Bases ¡ECognitive-Linguistic Bases ¡ESocio-Cultural Bases. The handbookends with an integrative section, which looks at innovative ways of working across domains to arrive at novel assessment and treatment ideas. It is an important reference work for researchers, students and practitioners working in communication science and speech and language therapy.
   
VSM01-001 Handbook of Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials: From Toxicological Testing to Personalized Medicine.
  Fadeel, Bengt/ 9789814463362/ Price:¢G 190.00
 
Book Cover The rapidly evolving field of nanomedicine refers to the clinical application of nanotechnologies. However, as with all new technologies, there are ethical, safety, and regulatory issues. This handbook, written by leading international experts, provides a meticulous overview of the state of the art of safety assessment of nanomaterials (nanotoxicology) in the context of their application in nanomedicine. The volume includes a historical perspective on the development of nanomedicine and its regulation, and a personal view of the future of (nano)medicine by Patrick Hunziker, president of the European Society of Nanomedicine. Ethical considerations in relation to nanomedicine are discussed. There are a series of chapters on organ-specific toxicities of nanomaterials, including pulmonary and cardiovascular toxicity, neurotoxicity, dermatotoxicity, and reproductive toxicity, as well as a discussion on immunotoxicity and genotoxicity. The importance of a thorough characterization of physicochemical properties of nanomaterials is emphasized. The handbook also contains a critical discussion on the applicability of in vitro versus in vivo methods and models for nanosafety assessment, along with an introduction to mathematical modeling approaches with a view to a predictive toxicology of nanomaterials. The overall aim is to provide a comprehensive, science-based framework for safety assessment of current and future nanomedicines.
   
VSM01 The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bronzino, Joseph D./ 9781439825334/ Price:¢G 335.00
 
The definitive "bible" for the field of biomedical engineering, this collection of volumes is a major reference for all practicing biomedical engineers and students. Now in its fourth edition, this work presents a substantial revision, with all sections updated to offer the latest research findings. New sections address drugs and devices, personalized medicine, and stem cell engineering. Also included is a historical overview as well as a special section on medical ethics. This set provides complete coverage of biomedical engineering fundamentals, medical devices and systems, computer applications in medicine, and molecular engineering.
   
VM01-48-9B Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry, Volume 9: Historical Perspectives, Part B: Notable People in Mass Spectrometry.
  Nier, Keith A./ 9780081003794/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Volume 9: Historical Perspectives, Part B: Notable People in Mass Spectrometry of The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry briefly reviews the lives and works of many of the major people who carried out this development, providing insights into the history of mass spectrometry applications through the personal stories of pioneers and innovators in the field. The book presents biographies of notable contributors, including Nobel Prize winners J. J. Thomson, Francis W. Aston, Wolfgang Paul, John B. Fenn, and Koichi Tanaka, along with other luminaries in the field, including Franz Hillenkamp, Catherine Clarke Fenselau, Alfred O. C. Nier, and many more, discussing not only the instruments and their uses, but also providing interesting information on the careers, characters, and life stories of the people who did the work. Key Features ¡EHighlights over 120 innovators in mass spectrometry, including several Nobel Prize winners ¡EDiscusses instrumentation and their uses, also providing interesting information on the careers, characters, and life stories of the people who did the work ¡EOffers unique insight into the careers and personalities of luminaries in the field ¡ECoordinates with Volume 9: Historical Perspectives, Part A: The Development of Mass Spectrometry, an overview of mass spectrometry development and progress ¡EIdeal reference for those interested in a wide variety of topics, including analytical chemistry and chemical analysis, amongst others
   
VM01-324 Psychosocial Studies of the Individual's Changing Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease.
  Li, Ruobing/ 9781466684782/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Cognitive impairment, through Alzheimer¡¦s disease or other related forms of dementia, is a serious concern for afflicted individuals and their caregivers. Understanding patients¡¦ mental state and combatting social stigmas are important considerations in caring for cognitively impaired individuals. Psychosocial Studies of the Individual's Changing Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease describes programs and strategies that professional and family caregivers can implement to engage and improve the quality of life of persons suffering from cognitive impairment. Including real-world cases by international experts and a personal approach to the subject, this book is an important resource for caregivers, researchers, and families living with dementia. Topics Covered ¡EAwareness and Identity ¡ECognitive Decline ¡EIdentity Awareness ¡EIllness Narratives ¡ELiving with Alzheimer¡¦s ¡EMeaningful Communication ¡EMild Cognitive Impairment ¡ENeurocognitive Disorders
   
VM01-322 Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders.
  Silton, Nava R./ 9781466683952/ Price:US$ 210.00
 
Book Cover The greatest advantage of modern technology is its ability to improve the lives of all. In particular, new technologies have the potential to greatly mitigate cognitive, motor, and social impairments stemming from genetic or environmental factors. Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders raises awareness of disabled children and what can be done to help them grow and develop alongside their peers. Bringing together personal experiences with academic investigation, this book is an essential reference for doctors, pediatricians, pre- and primary school educators, and scientists working to enhance the impact assistive technologies have on the youngest members of society. Topics Covered ¡EAugmentative and Alternative Communication ¡EAutism Spectrum Disorders ¡EComputer-Mediated Interventions ¡EEarly Childhood Literacy ¡EMobile Technologies ¡ESocial and Emotional Support ¡EStudents with Intellectual Disabilities ¡ETelehealth Technologies ¡EVirtual Worlds
   
VM01-321 Handbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia.
  Bamidis, Panagiotis D./ 9781466682344/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Technology is playing an increasing role in the lives of the elderly. One of the most prevalent developments for the aging population is the use of technological innovations for intervention and treatment of individuals with mental impairments. The Handbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia offers empirical research and theoretical analyses on the cognitive impairment of the aging. Featuring studies in gerotechnology, this book is an essential resource for researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of geriatrics who are interested in the emerging research, clinical practices, therapy, and technological innovations concerning the development and treatment of dementia. Topics Covered ¡EAssistive Technologies ¡ECognitive Impairment ¡EElderly Healthcare ¡EGerotechnology ¡ENeuropsychological Evaluations ¡EUnobtrusive Smart Environments ¡EVirtual Reality Environments
   
VM01-320 Transformative Curriculum Design in Health Sciences Education.
  Halupa, Colleen/ 9781466685710/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover A crucial element in ensuring patient safety and quality of care is the proper training of the next generation of doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff. To effectively serve their students, health science educators must first prepare themselves with competencies in pedagogy and curriculum design. Transformative Curriculum Design in Health Sciences Education provides information for faculty to learn how to translate technical competencies in medicine and healthcare into the development of both traditional and online learning environments. This book serves as a reference for health sciences undergraduate and graduate faculty interested in learning about the latest health sciences educational principles and curriculum design practices. This critical reference contains innovative chapters on transformative learning, curriculum design and development, the use of technology in healthcare training through hybrid and flipped classrooms, specific pedagogies, interprofessional education, and more. Topics Covered ¡ECare Mapping ¡ECurriculum Design ¡EHealth Sciences ¡EInterprofessional Education ¡EMedical Education ¡ENursing Education ¡EProblem-Based Learning ¡ERelevant Learning Experiences ¡ETransformative Learning
   
VM01-319 Protecting the Genetic Self from Biometric Threats: Autonomy, Identity, and Genetic Privacy.
  Akrivopoulou, Christina M./ 9781466681538/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover Privacy is a fundamental concern of all individuals in the modern information-driven society, but information security goes beyond digital and data-oriented approaches to include the basic components of what makes us human. Protecting the Genetic Self from Biometric Threats: Autonomy, Identity, and Genetic Privacy considers all aspects of privacy and security relating to an individual¡¦s DNA. With a concentration on fundamental human rights as well as specific cases and examples, this essential reference brings pertinent, real-world information to researchers, scientists, and advocates for greater security and privacy in the modern world. Topics Covered ¡EAbortion ¡EAnatomy ¡EBiometric security ¡EDignity and Justice ¡EGenetic Privacy ¡EHuman Rights ¡ELegal and Ethical Dilemmas ¡ESexual Orientation
   
VM01-318 Advanced Technological Solutions for eHealth and Dementia Patient Monitoring.
  Xhafa, Fatos/ 9781466674813/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover Mental health is a growing field, but one still limited by a lack of prior research and challenged by increased demand for new solutions and treatments. Mobile and web-based technologies have the potential to fill some of the gaps. Advanced Technological Solutions for E-Health and Dementia Patient Monitoring provides comprehensive coverage of issues in patient health and support from the perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, and caregivers. With its focus on challenges and opportunities, as well as future research in the field, this book is a vital reference for researchers, scholars, advanced students, software developers, managers, and stakeholders working at the forefront of e-health systems. Topics Covered ¡EAssistive Technologies ¡EComputational Modeling ¡EE-Health Systems ¡EIndependent Assisted Living ¡EIntelligent decision support systems ¡EPatient Monitoring ¡EQuality of Life ¡ESecurity, Privacy, and Ethics
   
VM01-315 Fuzzy Expert Systems for Disease Diagnosis.
  Kumar, A.V. Senthil/ 9781466672406/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover The development of fuzzy expert systems has provided new opportunities for problem solving amidst uncertainties. The medical field, in particular, has benefitted tremendously from advancing fuzzy system technologies. Fuzzy Expert Systems for Disease Diagnosis highlights the latest research and developments in fuzzy rule-based methods used in the detection of medical complications and illness. Offering emerging solutions and practical applications, this timely publication is designed for use by researchers, academicians, and students, as well as practitioners in the medical field. Topics Covered ¡EExpert systems ¡EFIX ¡EFuzzy Logic ¡EFuzzy Numbers ¡EFuzzy Sets ¡EMATLAB ¡ERule Generation ¡ERule-Based Systems
   
VM01-313 Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities.
  Theng, Lau Bee/ 9781466673731/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover Research on assistive technologies is undergoing many developments in its effectiveness in helping those with varying impairments. New technologies are constantly being created, researched, and implemented for those who need these technological aides in daily life. Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities combines worldwide cases on people with physical and cognitive disabilities with the latest applications in assistive technologies. This reference work brings different researchers together under one title to discuss current findings, developments, and ongoing research in the area of rehabilitative technology. This reference book is of critical use to professionals, researchers, healthcare practitioners, caretakers, academicians, and students. Topics Covered ¡ECognitive Impairments ¡ECommunication Tools ¡EICT-Based Assistive Technologies ¡EMultimedia Technologies ¡EOnline Teaching and Learning ¡EPhysical Impairments ¡ESound and Speech Recognition-Based Assistance
   
VM01-312 Innovative Collaborative Practice and Reflection in Patient Education.
  Bird, Jennifer Lynne/ 9781466675247/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover The process of patient education allows for patients to think about their health in new ways and for educators and professionals to propose new ways to heal, with the ultimate goal of patients having a positive outlook on life and consistently maintained health. Innovative Collaborative Practice and Reflection in Patient Education presents multigenre writing, incorporating authors¡¦ personal and professional stories along with academic theories. It combines the fields of education and medicine, presenting innovative approaches to health education and designing new approaches to healing. This research publication will impact the field of health education and be of use to educators, researchers, practitioners, professionals, and patients. Topics Covered ¡EAdult Education ¡EHealing Methods ¡EHealth Education ¡EHigher Education ¡EMedical Technologies ¡EMultigenre Medicine ¡EPatient Education
   
VM01-306 Flipping Health Care through Retail Clinics and Convenient Care Models.
  Kaissi, Amer/ 9781466663558/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Over time, a country¡¦s healthcare system typically undergoes a number of developments as new demands emerge from the public and new legislation is passed from the government. These systems are composed of a number of interconnected parts, each one vital to the overall success of the system. Flipping Health Care through Retail Clinics and Convenient Care Models addresses the present state of the health system by focusing on current trends and future developments that could assist in delivering accessible and cost-effective medical care to the general public. Bringing together components of the present and future, this publication serves as an essential tool for students and researchers who want to develop a thorough understanding of the changing scope of the health industry in the public sphere. Table of Contents Chapter 1 The American Healthcare System Chapter 2 Primary Care and Physician Shortages Chapter 3 Non-Physician Providers Chapter 4 Convenient Care Trends Chapter 5 Urgent Care Centers Chapter 6 Retail Clinics Chapter 7 Worksite Clinics Chapter 8 Online, House Call, and Other Services Chapter 9 Hospital Systems and Healthcare Reform Chapter 10 The Future Index
   
VM01-305 Healthcare Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781466663398/ Price:US$ 2415.00
 
Book Cover As information systems become ever more pervasive in an increasing number of fields and professions, workers in healthcare and medicine must take into consideration new advances in technologies and infrastructure that will better enable them to treat their patients and serve their communities. Healthcare Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications brings together recent research and case studies in the medical field to explore topics such as hospital management, delivery of patient care, and telemedicine, among others. With a focus on some of the most groundbreaking new developments as well as future trends and critical concerns, this three-volume reference source will be a significant tool for medical practitioners, hospital managers, IT administrators, and others actively engaged in the healthcare field. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Practice ¡EElectronic Medical Records ¡EHealth Information Systems ¡EHealth Service Delivery ¡EHealthcare Administration ¡EHospital Management ¡EMobile Health Applications ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-304 Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives.
  Moumtzoglou, Anastasius/ 9781466663206/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Technological advances have revolutionized the way we manage information in our daily workflow. The medical field has especially benefitted from these advancements, improving patient treatment, health data storage, and the management of laboratory samples and results. Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives responds to the issue of administering appropriate regulations in a medical laboratory environment in the era of telemedicine, electronic health records, and other e-health services. Exploring concepts such as the implementation of ISO 15189:2012 policies and the effects of e-health application, this book is an integral reference source for researchers, academicians, students of health care programs, health professionals, and laboratory personnel. Topics Covered ¡EE-Health¡¦s Economic Impact ¡EInteroperability ¡EISO 15189:2012 ¡ELegislation Policies ¡EMedical Equipment ¡EQuality Management ¡ESecurity and Maintenance
   
VM01-303 Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends.
  Tavana, Madjid/ 9781466663169/ Price:US$ 235.00
 
Book Cover Healthcare practices have been enhanced through the use of information technologies and analytical methods. A cross between computer science, healthcare, and information science is needed for the optimization of data resources and information systems within the healthcare industry. Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends introduces the latest research concerning the innovative implementation of information technology and data analysis in the healthcare field. Highlighting current concerns and recent advances in patient care and healthcare delivery, this book is a comprehensive reference source for academics, researchers, medical students, and healthcare practitioners interested in the application of information science within the health sector. Topics Covered ¡EComputer Games ¡EElectronic Health Records ¡EHealth Information Systems ¡EHealth IT Project Management ¡EMobile Applications ¡EOpen-Source Software ¡EPatient-Centered Care ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-151-2 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, 3-Vols/Set.
  Bouhassira, Eric E./ 9781483347684/ Price:¢G 450.00
 
Book Cover Stem cells are the engine rooms of multi-cellular organisms. While fascinating in and of themselves, they are also clearly fuelling excitement and potential in traditional areas of developmental biology and in the field of regenerative medicine, where they are believed to hold much promise in addressing any number of intractable medical conditions. However, along with exciting breakthroughs, frustration and controversies swirl through this rapidly moving area of research. What does the average person make of all this, and how can an interested scholar probe the vast sea of new information? The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, published in 2008, gave general readers a reference manual to gain a clear understanding of basic concepts in stem cell biology along with socio-political issues facing the field. Much has happened since the articles for the first edition were written in 2007, and to capture developments, the updated second edition will expand from two to three volumes and will present more than 470 articles (320 revised from the first edition, augmented by 150 entirely new) that explore major topics in ways accessible to non-scientists, thus bringing readers up-to-date with where stem cell biology stands today, including new and evolving ethical, religious, legal, social, and political perspectives. Key features include: ¡EA Reader¡¦s Guide, Further Readings, Cross References, Resource Guide, Chronology and Index ¡EA Glossary that will elucidate stem cell terminology for the non-scientist. ¡EAppendices that include statistics and selected reprints of major journal articles that pertain to milestones achieved in stem cell research as well as documents from hearings and reports on stem cells and cloning, and more.
   
VM01-125-2 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, 3-Vols/Set.
  Colditz, Graham A./ 9781483345734/ Price:¢G 420.00
 
Book Cover The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society was published in 2007 and received a 2008 Editors¡¦ Choice Award from Booklist. It served as a general, non-technical resource focusing on cancer from the perspective of the social and behavioural sciences, exploring social and economic impacts, the ¡§business¡¨ of cancer, advertising of drugs and treatment centres, how behaviour change could offer great potential for cancer prevention, environmental risks, food additives and regulation, the relation between race and ethnicity and cancer risk, socioeconomic status, controversies¡Xboth scientific and political¡Xin cancer treatment and research, country-by-country entries on cancer around the world, and more. Given various developments in the field including new drug treatments, political controversies over use of the vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix with young girls to prevent cervical cancer, and unexpected upticks in the prevalence of adult smoking within the U.S. following decades of decline, the SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition is a fully updated and more current encyclopedia that addresses concerns pertaining to this topic. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition serves as a reliable and precise source for students and researchers with an interest in social and behavioral sciences and seeks to better understand the continuously evolving subject matter of cancer and society.
   
SM01-455 Recent Advances in Ambient Assisted Living - Bridging Assistive Technologies, e-Health and Personalized Health Care.
  Chen, Wei/ 9781614995968/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover Recent advances in the field of ambient assistive living have addressed the integration of assistive technologies, e-health and personalized healthcare with the aim of enabling improved social experience as well as achieving better health outcomes. This book focuses on ambient assisted living systems and services for healthcare, a multi-disciplinary field encompassing areas such as electrical engineering, computer science, user-centered design and medicine. The book is divided into three parts: personalized healthcare monitoring technologies; ICT for ambient assistive living; and healing environments. The topics covered include sensor systems, wearable technologies, patient monitoring, home monitoring, personalized healthcare, user-centered design, ethical challenges and clinical evaluation. Providing an overview of new developments in e-health and personalized healthcare, the book will be of interest to engineers, designers and others working in the healthcare industry, and to medical practitioners.
   
SM01-446 Post-genomic Approaches in Cancer and Nano Medicine.
  Sakharkar, Kishore R./ 9788793102866/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
Book Cover This book further investigates these matters. The first few chapters provide an update on the role of genomics in understanding alternative splicing, and targets in cancer pathogenesis. Advances and prospects in applications of nanotechnology for cancer prevention, detection and treatment are a promising field of research. The subsequent chapters provide insights on how nanotechnology-based therapeutics are moving towards revolutionizing cancer and infectious disease treatment by minimizing toxicity and facilitating targeted delivery of drugs.
   
SM01-446 Neuro-Rehabilitation with Brain Interface.
  Ligthart, Leo P./ 9788793237438/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover n recent years, major results were reported on Brain-Computer Interface / Brain-Machine Interface (BCI/BMI) applied to rehabilitation in scientific reports and papers. This subject received much attention within the Society on Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services (CONASENSE) during the period 2013-2015. Describing the state of the art on various BCI/BMI activities related to neuro-rehabilitation is the central theme of this book. The latest insights coming from neurophysiologists, neuropsychologists, ICT experts specialized in clinical data management and from representatives of patient organizations are elucidated and new ways for ¡§BCI/BMI applied to rehabilitation¡¨ using advanced ICT are introduced. The book describes the latest progress in and is an appeal for an approach leading to more cost-saving multi-disciplinary neuro-rehabilitation.
   
SM01-445 Innovative Strategies in Tissue Engineering.
  Prasad, Mayuri/ 9788793237094/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover In spite of intensive investments and investigations carried out in the last decade, many aspects of the stem cell physiology, technology and regulation remain to be fully defined. After the enthusiasm that characterized the first decade of the discovery that when given the right cue, stem cells could repair all the different tissues in the body; it is now time to start a serious and coordinated action to define how to govern the stem cell potential and to exploit it for clinical applications. This can be achieved only with shared research programs involving investigators from all over the world and making the results available to all.
   
SM01-439 Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor.
  Souza, Thomas A./ 9781284022308/ Price:NT$ 2500.00
 
Book Cover The Fifth Edition of this best-selling reference is a compendium of evidence-based approaches to the most common presenting complaints. Covering both musculoskeletal and visceral complaints, this text is intended to direct the chiropractor toward an appropriate plan of approach in both diagnostic evaluation and care. Highlighting these approaches are flowcharts (algorithms), relevant historical questioning, and summaries of common conditions related to the presenting complaint.
   
GM01-9-5 The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 9-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410317308/ Price:US$ 1389.00
 
Book Cover The updated edition of this authoritative, comprehensive, in-depth medical guide features information on almost 2,000 medical topics in language accessible to adult laypersons. Disease/disorder articles typically cover definition; description; causes and symptoms; diagnosis; treatments; prevention; and more. Test/treatment articles typically cover definition; purposes; precautions; preparation; risks; normal and abnormal results; and much more. Biographical and historical sidebars appear throughout the text. This edition includes new entries, updated entries, 890 color images and illustrations, a comprehensive subject index, and a timeline of major medical breakthroughs/events. Previous edition also available. ¡E Entries reviewed by an advisory board of medical experts. ¡E Biographical and historical sidebars of prominent persons and events in medicine. ¡E Key terms sidebars within entries, which define medical terms; all of the key terms are compiled into a glossary featured at the end of the set. ¡E List of resources at the end of each entry (books, periodicals, websites, and organizations). ¡E Complete list related organizations with contact information featured at end of set. ¡E Almost 900 color illustrations, images, charts, and statistical tables.
   
GM01-38-2 The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Care Givers, 5-Vols/Set.
  / 9781573027465/ Price:US$ 994.00
 
Book Cover The Gale Encyclopedia Of Senior Health: A Guide For Seniors And Their Caregivers, 2nd edition, is a four-color, five-volume set of over 650 entries and presents authoritative, comprehensive information on all aspects of senior health. Entries follow the format of Gale health/medicine titles and cover a variety of issues related to aging: diseases/conditions; treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery; aging, general health, and death/dying; preventative lifestyle choices; and community and caregiving options. Over 400 tables and illustrations, a new foreword and thematic outline, a glossary, a list of organizations, and an index complete the set. Features and Benefits ¡EThe set's 664 entries are written by medical writers and healthcare professionals. ¡EOver 400 images, including approximately 250 color photos and nearly 200 tables/charts/illustrations/graphs, illustrate the set. ¡EKey Terms sidebars provide definitions to specialized vocabulary used within the text. ¡EQuestions to Ask Your Doctor sidebars encourage readers to discuss specific concerns about diagnosis, treatment, and care with their healthcare providers. ¡ESpecial concerns for seniors sections inform readers about specific issues relevant to seniors in entries explaining broader health topics. ¡EA list of organizations, a glossary of all key terms, and an index in the back matter guide readers to additional health/support resources, offer a comprehensive definition of key terms, and allow for searchability within the set.
   
GM01-29-4 The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 3-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410317407/ Price:US$ 609.00
 
Book Cover This edition of the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer provides a comprehensive survey of cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, diagnostic procedures, and side effects. Its 620 entries include more than 40 brand new entries and more than 270 updated entries. Information is organized in an easy-to-read format; standard headings within entries include definition, description, demographics, causes and symptoms, diagnosis, clinical staging, treatment, coping with cancer treatment, treatment team, clinical trials, prevention, prognosis, special concerns, and resources. Rubrics for cancer drug entries include: definition, purpose, description, recommended dosage, precautions, side effects, and interactions. Sidebars include Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Key Terms, which help define more complex medical concepts. Appendixes include a glossary; contact information for state-specific National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer centers; and contact information for national and international support groups, government agencies, and research groups. Other features include anatomical illustrations of the major body systems; a subject index; and approximately 275 additional photographs, illustrations, and statistical tables.
   
Assistive Technology: Building Bridges.
  Sik-Lanyi, C./ 9781614995654/ Price:EUR 210.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the 13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology (AAATE 2015), held in Budapest, Hungary in September 2015. This biennial conference has established itself as a leading forum in the transdisciplinary area of Assistive Technology, providing a unique platform for the gathering of experts from around the world to review progress and challenges in the interdisciplinary fields which contribute to AT, such as research, development, manufacturing, supply, provision and policy. The theme of the 2015 conference is 'Attracting new areas and building bridges', and this book contains 138 reviewed papers and 28 poster presentations delivered at the conference, covering AT themes as diverse as aging, blindness, mobility, assisted living and accessibility for people with dementia and cognitive impairment. Offering a current overview of many aspects of AT, this book will be of interest to all those ¡V from researchers and manufacturers to healthcare professionals and end-users ¡V whose work or daily life involves the relationship between technology and disability.
   
Techno-Anthropology in Health Informatics: Methodologies for Improving Human-Technology Relations.
  / 9781614995593/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover Techno-Anthropology is an emerging interdisciplinary research field focusing on human/technology interactions and relations, and how these can be understood and facilitated in context. Techno-Anthropology also considers how technological innovation, development and implementation can be made in an appropriate and pragmatic way in relation to understanding work practices. Techno-Anthropology has much to offer to the health informatics and eHealth fields, and this book presents the work of experienced international researchers who share here how they have applied Techno-Anthropology methodologies to their research. The book is divided into three sections: ethnographic and anthropological perspectives on methodology; ethical and sociotechnical approaches; and users, participation and human factors. Topics covered include: learning the craft of Techno-Anthropology; anthropological approaches in studying technology induced errors; technology and the ecology of chronic illness in everyday life; Techno-Anthropologists as agents of change; and using rapid ethnography to support the design and implementation of health information technologies, as well as many more. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners within the health informatics field as well as students and scholars. The book will inspire researchers and practitioners to examine health informatics from a new perspective.
   
Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Many Places, Many Users, Many Contexts, Many Uses.
  / 9781614995739/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Book Cover Context is key in the design, implementation and evaluation of health information technology. Healthcare systems around the world are in transition; adopting technologies to deal with the problems of aging populations, increased numbers of chronically ill patients and limited resources. But a 'one size fits all' approach is not the answer, and may limit those local healthcare system innovations that are so crucial to the development of health informatics. Even the most advanced systems will fail to achieve the desired outcomes if context is not taken into account. This book presents the proceedings of the Context Sensitive Health Informatics (CSHI) conference, held in Curitiba, Brazil, in August 2015. Context sensitive health informatics is about health information technologies and their environments, and the 26 papers included here examine how health informatics systems are developed, implemented and evaluated in a complex environment of many places, many users, many uses and in many contexts. The book is divided into four themes: different users in different contexts; evaluating for context through usability testing and ensuring patient safety; organizational and social issues in different places; and understanding different contexts using theory. This overview of the research and experience critical to ensuring the successful introduction and adaptation of healthcare systems to new countries, contexts and healthcare settings will be of interest to all those involved in improving the quality of healthcare worldwide.
   
Enabling Health Informatics Applications.
  Hasman, J./ 9781614995371/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover Informatics and technology have long been indispensable to the provision of healthcare and their importance continues to grow in this field. This book presents the 65 full papers presented at the 13th annual International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH 2015), held in Athens, Greece, in July 2015. The conference attracts scientists and practitioners from all continents and treats the field of biomedical informatics in a very broad framework, examining the research and applications outcomes of informatics from cell to population, and covering a number of technologies such as imaging, sensors and biomedical equipment as well as management and organizational subjects such as legal and social issues. The conference also aims to set research priorities in health informatics. This overview of current research and development will be of interest to all those whose work involves the use of biomedical informatics in the planning, provision and management of healthcare.
   
Global Telehealth 2015: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare.
  Gillis, G./ 9781614995043/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Book Cover The adoption of telehealth is growing, accompanied by a diversification of service delivery and a broadening of access. All of this is pushing the boundaries of traditional healthcare worldwide. Latest developments include the growth of Mobile Health (mHealth), with access to information and services by means of personal devices such as tablet computers and smart phones, virtual healthcare services, which use online interactive environments to engage with the subject of care and remotely enable or mimic the desired patient-clinician relationship, and the personal and home health monitoring market. This book presents the proceedings of Global Telehealth 2015 (GT2015), hosted by COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association, and held in May 2015, in Toronto, Canada. The theme of this year¡¦s conference is 'Serving the Underserved: Integrating Technology & Information for Better Healthcare'. The leadership and knowledge reflected in the 25 papers collected here will promote the equity of access and uniform provision of healthcare services and influence health policy and strategic decisions worldwide, and the book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the various forms of telehealth in use today.
   
VSM01-001 Handbook of African Medicinal Plants.
  Iwu, Maurice M./ 9781466571976/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
Book Cover With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.
   
VM01-302 Handbook of Research on Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies.
  Wang, Victor C. X./ 9781466662605/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
Book Cover Medical breakthroughs and adult literacy have made it easier than ever before to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead a productive and satisfying life, yet many Americans have difficulty understanding and acting upon the health information they acquire. The Handbook of Research on Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies presents educational and social science perspectives on the state of the healthcare industry and the information technologies surrounding it. It presents a collection of the latest research on methods, programs, and procedures practiced by health literate societies. This groundbreaking compilation provides cutting-edge content for researchers, social scientists, academicians, and adult educators and learners interested in how available technologies affect our health today. Topics Covered ¡EChild Grief Assistance ¡EClinical Depression Learning ¡EDisease Management and Telenursing ¡EEmpathy Politics ¡EFamily Medicine Self-Directed Learning ¡EHealth-Impact Assessment ¡ELong-Term Health Management ¡ERural Health Literacy ¡ESelf-Efficacy and Anxiety ¡EStudent Nurse Simulation Training
   
VM01-301 Social Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare.
  Househ, Mowafa/ 9781466661509/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover In addition to social media¡¦s prevalence for personal use, online networking tools are also gaining momentum in the healthcare field. Health information and patient discussion are embracing these technologies to create a more ubiquitous communication platform. Social Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare provides insight on the tools that are integral to understanding and implementing emerging technologies in health-related fields. With an ever-growing presence of patients and health professionals on social networking sites, this book will provide insight into the effect of communication technologies on health services. This publication is useful for professionals and researchers in health informatics, as well as students, practitioners, clinicians, and academics. Topics Covered ¡EClinician-Centered Applications ¡EImplementation Issues and Challenges ¡EMedical Devices ¡EMobile Technologies in Health ¡EPatient-Centered Applications ¡EResearch Methodologies ¡ESocial Media in Health
   
VM01-300 Medical Diagnosis Using Artificial Neural Networks.
  Moein, Sara/ 9781466661462/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover Advanced conceptual modeling techniques serve as a powerful tool for those in the medical field by increasing the accuracy and efficiency of the diagnostic process. The application of artificial intelligence assists medical professionals to analyze and comprehend a broad range of medical data, thus eliminating the potential for human error. Medical Diagnosis Using Artificial Neural Networks introduces effective parameters for improving the performance and application of machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to facilitate medical processes. This book is an essential reference work for academicians, professionals, researchers, and students interested in the relationship between artificial intelligence and medical science through the use of informatics to improve the quality of medical care. Topics Covered ¡EArtificial intelligence ¡EArtificial Neural Network ¡EDisease Diagnosis ¡EHeart Disorders ¡EIntelligent Medical Diagnosis ¡ENeural Network Optimization ¡ESwarm Intelligence
   
VM01-299 Achieving Effective Integrated E-Care Beyond the Silos.
  Meyer, Ingo/ 9781466661387/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Recent global and national debates have shown that demographic change, the rising incidence of chronic disease, and the unmet need for more personalized care are trends demanding a new, integrated approach to health and social care. The advancement and adoption of technology in both health and social care settings is a valuable tool for encouraging change and improving the quality and efficiency of care provided to patients and care clients. Achieving Effective Integrated E-Care Beyond the Silos presents a collection of real-life examples, frameworks, business models, financial implications, and methods of evaluating the technological tools that are enabling a more human-centered approach to health and social care. Based on relevant research in the field of integrated e-care, this publication is ideally designed for use by practitioners, researchers, and decision-makers in the care field. Topics Covered ¡EBusiness Models for Integrated E-Care ¡EEvaluation of E-Care Services ¡EFinancial Impact of Integrated E-Care ¡EFrameworks of Integrated E-Care ¡EPatient-Centered Care ¡ESocietal Benefit of E-Care Services ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-298 Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery.
  Moumtzoglou, Anastasius/ 9781466661189/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Software applications once held on local computers and servers are beginning to shift to the public Internet sphere, and private health information is no exception. The likelihood of placing once restricted and private health records ¡§in the cloud¡¨ is increasing. Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery focuses on cloud technologies that could affect quality in the healthcare field. Leading experts in this area offer their knowledge and contribute to the demystification of healthcare in the Cloud. This publication will prove to be a useful tool for undergraduate and graduate students of healthcare quality and management, healthcare managers, and industry professionals. Topics Covered ¡EAdoption of Cloud Services ¡EBenefits and Drawbacks ¡ECloud Perspective for HIPAA and HITECH ¡ECloud Technologies ¡ECloud-Based Systems ¡EDefinition, Features, and Types of Cloud Services ¡EHealthcare Cloud Computing ¡EWeb Services
   
VM01-297 Applications, Challenges, and Advancements in Electromyography Signal Processing.
  Naik, Ganesh R./ 9781466660908/ Price:US$ 235.00
 
Book Cover Electromyography (EMG) is a procedure for assessing and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. Since the contracting skeletal muscles are greatly responsible for loading the bones and joints, information about the muscle EMG is important to gain knowledge about muscular-skeletal biomechanics. Applications, Challenges, and Advancements in Electromyography Signal Processing provides an updated overview of signal processing applications and recent developments in EMG from a number of diverse aspects and various applications in clinical and experimental research. Presenting new results, concepts, and further developments in the field of EMG signal processing, this publication is an ideal resource for graduate and post-graduate students, academicians, engineers, and scientists in the fields of signal processing and biomedical engineering. Topics Covered ¡EApplications in Electromyography (EMG) ¡EElectromyography Signal Processing ¡EGesture Recognition ¡EJoint Biometrics ¡EMotion Analysis ¡EMuscle Fatigue ¡ESource Localization
   
VM01-296 Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies.
  Thompson, Steven John/ 9781466660106/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover With rapid advancements in human enhancement technologies, society struggles with many issues, such as definition, effects, participation, regulation, and control. Current and future initiatives in these technologies may not be in the participants¡¦ best interests; therefore, it is imperative for research on humanitarian considerations to be available to those affiliated with this field. Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies compiles prestigious research and provides a well-rounded composite of the field¡¦s role in emerging technologies. Addressing both present and future concerns, this publication serves as a valuable reference work for researchers, students, professionals, and practitioners involved in computer science and the humanities, as well as many engaged in a humanities approach to metasystems, new artificial life, and robotics. Table of Contents Chapter 1 Ethics, Wearable Technology, and Higher Education: Toward a New Point-of-View Angle on Interactive Instruction Chapter 2 Anticipating Human Enhancement: Identifying Ethical Issues of Bodyware Chapter 3 Mapping Human Enhancement Rhetoric Chapter 4 Human Enhancement: Living Up to the Ideal Human Chapter 5 The Ethics of Seeking Body Perfection, with Continual Reference to Heidi Montag Chapter 6 Neurosurgery to Enhance Brain Function: Ethical Dilemmas for the Neuroscientist and Society Chapter 7 Super Soldiers (Part 1): What is Military Human Enhancement? Chapter 8 Super Soldiers (Part 2): The Ethical, Legal, and Operational Implications Chapter 9 Human Enhancing Technologies and Individual Privacy Right Chapter 10 Human Enhancement Technologies and Democratic Citizenship Chapter 11 Defining and Analyzing Disability in Human Enhancement Chapter 12 Technic Self-Determination Chapter 13 Technology and the Memetic Self Chapter 14 Enhancement and Identity: A Social Psychological Perspective
   
VM01-295 Emerging Theory and Practice in Neuroprosthetics.
  Naik, Ganesh R./ 9781466660946/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover Neuroprosthetics is a fast-growing area that brings together the fields of biomedical engineering and neuroscience as a means to interface the neural system directly to prostheses. Advancing research and applications in this field can assist in successfully restoring motor, sensory, and cognitive functions. Emerging Theory and Practice in Neuroprosthetics brings together the most up-to-date research surrounding neuroprosthetics advances and applications. Presenting several new results, concepts, and further developments in the area of neuroprosthetics, this book is an essential publication for researchers, upper-level students, engineers, and medical practitioners. Topics Covered ¡EAnatomy and Physiology of Central Nervous System ¡EBrain-Computer Interface ¡EDesign of Neuroprosthetic Devices ¡EImplementation of Neuroprosthetic Devices ¡ENeural Signal Processing ¡ENeuroplasticity ¡ENeuroprosthetic Control ¡EProsthetic Limbs ¡ESkeletal Muscle ¡EVoluntary Muscle Control
   
VM01-294 Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility.
  Kouroupetroglou, Christos/ 9781466661301/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have become an increasingly prevalent part of everyday life. Today, there are many cases in which ICT assist the elderly and people with disabilities to complete tasks once thought impossible. Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility discusses trends in ICT in relation to assistive technologies and their impact on everyday tasks for those with disabilities. This reference work provides different perspectives on upcoming technologies and their impact on e-accessibility and e-inclusion, essential topics for researchers, businesses, and ICT product developers in the field of assistive technologies. Topics Covered ¡EAccessibility ¡EAssistive Technologies ¡EE-Accessibility ¡EE-Inclusion ¡EHuman Computer Interaction ¡EInformation Communication Technologies (ICT) ¡ETechnology Trends
   
VM01-293 Interoperability in Healthcare Information Systems: Standards, Management, and Technology.
  Balazote, Pablo/ 9781466630000/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Although the standards in electronic health records and general healthcare services continue to evolve, many organizations push to connect interoperability with public service and basic citizenship rights. This poses significant technical and organizational challenges that are the focus of many research and standardization efforts. Interoperability in Healthcare Information Systems: Standards, Management and Technology provides a comprehensive collection on the overview of electronic health records and health services interoperability and the different aspects representing its outlook in a framework that is useful for practitioners, researchers, and decision-makers. Topics Covered ¡EEHR & HS Interoperability ¡EHistorical Perspectives ¡EModels and Techniques for Introduction ¡EPolicy and Funding Models ¡EPolicy and Management Issues ¡EStandards and Specifications
   
VM01-292 Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics.
  Michell, Vaughan/ 9781466645462/ Price:US$ 365.00
 
Book Cover Medical and health activities can greatly benefit from the effective use of health informatics. By capturing, processing, and disseminating information to the correct systems and processes, decision-making can be more successful and quality care and patient safety would see significant improvements. The Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics highlights current research and trends from both professionals and researchers on health informatics as applied to the needs of patient safety and quality care. Bringing together theory and practical approaches for patient needs, this book is essential for educators and trainers at multiple experience levels in the fields of medicine and medical informatics. Topics Covered ¡EAnalysis Tools ¡EHealth Enterprise Architectures ¡EHealth Policies ¡EHuman Factors ¡EMobile Telecoms ¡EPatient Safety ¡EPervasive Informatics
   
VM01-291 Cross-Cultural Training and Teamwork in Healthcare.
  Vasilache, Simona/ 9781466643253/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Organizational cultures and subcultures have played vital roles in the quality care of the healthcare industry in both the public and private forms of medical practice and education, leaving opportunity for the integration of principles focused on cross-cultural teamwork. Cross-Cultural Training and Teamwork in Healthcare explores the complex relationships between patients, physicians, and nurses with different cultural backgrounds. Integrating theoretical and empirical perspectives on medical teamwork, this book assesses the impact of diverse backgrounds among team members on the quality of care they provide so that medical practitioners, decision-makers, and educators can effectively make use of their cultural differences to provide patients with the best possible care. Topics Covered ¡ECommunication ¡EHistorical Evolution ¡ELeadership ¡EMedical Education Systems ¡EOrganizational Behavior ¡EStakeholders¡¦ Involvement ¡ETeaching Methods ¡ETeam Efficiency
   
VM01-290 Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality.
  Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C./ 9781466646193/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Medical practitioners are continuing to advance their knowledge of the latest technologies in order to keep up with the opportunities for faster and more reliable treatments for patients. Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality focuses on the latest medical practices through the utilization of technologies and innovative concepts. This book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, and industry professionals interested in the latest advancements in the healthcare, biomedicine, and medical communications fields. Topics Covered ¡EDecision Support Systems ¡EEmerging E-Health Applications ¡EHealthcare Applications ¡EInformation and Knowledge Management Tools ¡EMultimedia Technology ¡ETelemedicine
   
SM01-453 Paediatric Patient and Family-Centred Care: Ethical and Legal Issues.
  Shaul, Randi Z./ 9781493903221/ Price:EUR 154.99
 
   
SM01-436 Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership.
  NAEMT/ 9781284042573/ Price:US$ 31.95
 
Book Cover Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) provides EMS and mobile healthcare (MHC) practitioners at all levels with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively interact with patients and their families, other medical personnel, co-workers, supervisors, and the community. The course provides students with a deeper understanding of the basic principles of ethical leadership and service to patients, as well as an awareness of the leadership challenges facing today's EMS and MHC practitioners. This course assists students in identifying their personal responsibility and accountability for ethical decision making and for the exercise of ethical servant leadership for themselves, their patients, and their profession.
   
SM01-433 History and Physical Examination: A Common Sense Approach.
  Kauffman, Mark/ 9781449660260/ Price:US$ 126.95
 
Book Cover History and Physical Examination: A Common Sense Approach provides a comprehensive, accessible foundation to the crucial patient care skill of clinical history taking and ¡¥head-to-toe¡¦ clinical examination. Through full color illustrations, patient photographs, and video examples, this valuable resource highlights a logical, step-by-step approach to gain clinical competency. The authoritative content is divided into three sections to build and develop students¡¦ practical skills: History Flows, which provide context and practice through clinical scenario work, to logically develop differential diagnoses; Physical Examination Flows, which focus on comprehensive and consistent exams by using the human body as a map; and finally, Comprehensive Flows, which enable the student to apply their history taking and examination tools together to develop a differential diagnosis and a treatment plan¡Xall under the real-world pressure of a time-sensitive office visit. Each section features ¡§Clinical Case Practice¡¨ for students to interact and apply the clinical concepts and to prepare for actual practice.
   
SM01-431 Problems in Health Care Law: Challenges for the 21st Century.
  Steiner, John E./ 9781449685522/ Price:US$ 160.95
 
Book Cover The Tenth Edition of Problems in Health Care Law continues to be the authoritative foundational textbook that covers the key components of our legal system and their application to our healthcare system. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how individual rights are defined and protected in the healthcare setting; how healthcare services are defined, insured, and paid for; how individual providers organize and govern themselves; and many other core legal concepts related to the organization and administration of our healthcare system.
   
SM01-431 Clinical Medical Assisting: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Practice.
  Gibson, Jennifer L./ 9781449685249/ Price:US$ 170.95
 
Clinical Medical Assisting: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Practice is a complete resource for clinical medical assistant training. This comprehensive, accessible text provides a thorough education to prepare medical assistant students for clinical practice.
   
GM01-44 Consumer Health Care, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781573027229/ Price:US$ 670.00
 
Book Cover Consumer Health Care focuses on the U.S. healthcare system and the individual's experience with it. Entries cover topics related to the current state of health insurance, the various kinds (including Government programs like Medicare and Medicaid) and methods of its delivery, as well as the history of insurance and the evolution of our current for-profit system and the Healthcare legislation and reform. New kind of content, however: entries cover many topics in 12 categories: Government agencies, Government programs, Healthcare delivery, Healthcare funding, Healthcare improvement, Healthcare professions, Insurance, Issues in healthcare, Legislation, Non-governmental healthcare organizations, Non-standard medical practice, Other healthcare systems, Technology and healthcare.
   
GM01-43 Body Systems, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781573027182/ Price:US$ 670.00
 
Book Cover Body Systems covers the 14 systems of the human body and their role and functions both from an individual organ perspective and each system as a whole, as well as what occurs when systems are not functioning properly due to injury, disease, or other causes. Entries cover the development of each body system from birth to full adult growth, as well as adjustments by the body during the senior years. There is also information on common diseases related to specific systems (causes and treatments) and the effects of substances on body systems, including foods and drugs, as well as full-color detailed illustrations of all body systems.
   
GM01-39-2 Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, 4-Vols/Set.
  / 9781573027366/ Price:US$ 795.00
 
Written especially for patients and allied health care students by experts in the field, Gale Encyclopedia Of Surgery And Medical Tests provides in-depth coverage of approximately 600 surgical procedures, medical tests, and related topics such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications, and postoperative care. Entries for medical tests and surgical procedures follow a consistent format, covering definition, purpose, demographic information, diagnosis/preparation, aftercare, risks, morbidity and mortality rates, alternatives, and more. Additional features include 300 full-color illustrations and photographs, bibliographies of further reading sources, a glossary of medical terminology, appendices listing top centers for specific surgical procedures and national organizations and support groups for patients, and a comprehensive index.
   
GM01-37-2 The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 4-Vols/Set.
  / 9781573027304/ Price:US$ 868.00
 
Book Cover Can magnets relieve arthritis pain? Does the scent of lavender calm the nerves? Is St. John's Wort a mood enhancer? Authoritative, objective and in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, Gale presents four volumes of current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject through more than 800 entries, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine identifies types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases and medicinal uses for plants and herbs are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors. Biographies of pioneers in the field -- including Deepak Chopra, Edward Bach and David Palmer --appear as sidebars through the text. Included in each entry are glossary sidebars that define key terms. The four volumes contain more than 800 entries, approximately 400 color images, and many informative illustrations and charts pertaining to herbs and flowers, therapies and procedures, nutrition, and diseases and conditions. More than 50 new entries were added, on topics ranging from cherry juice, modified citrus pectin, oleander, and horticultural therapy; most existing entries were reviewed and updated, and many new images, charts and illustrations were added.
   
Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2014.
  Wiederhold, B.K./ 9781614994008/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Book Cover The evolution of healthcare delivery systems has included an increased reliance on technology. There has been a significant shift in the nature of care prevention, diagnosis and treatment, which has decreased the importance of traditional methods of care delivery. Cybertherapy has started to make progress in treating a variety of disorders, but more work is needed in a number of areas, including the development of easy-to-use and more affordable hardware and software and objective measurement tools, the need to address potential side-effects, and the implementation of more controlled studies to evaluate cybertherapy in comparison to traditional therapies. This book, the 2014 Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine (ARCTT), presents a carefully structured overview of subjects related to the area of cybertherapy and telemedicine. The book is divided into six sections. An introductory editorial explains the focus of this year's issue, and is followed by a section entitled Critical Reviews, which summarises and examines emerging cybertherapy topics. The third section includes chapters on Evaluation Studies, and the contributions in section four, Original Research, deal with new cybertherapy methods and approaches. The fifth section, Clinical Observations, includes case studies and research protocols with long-term potential, and the final sixth section presents papers describing future research work. The book will be of interest to both health professionals and patients, and to anyone else interested in the continued improvement of healthcare systems.
   
eHealth2014-Health Informatics Meets eHealth.
  Horbst, A./ 9781614993964/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover It is generally accepted that information and communication technology has the potential to support high quality, high-tech medicine, but up to now healthcare has lagged behind other sectors, such as service industries, in the implementation of such technology. Medicine is now beginning to catch up, however, and the Austrian government recently agreed on the nationwide implementation of an Electronic Health Record (Elektronische Gesundheitsakte (ELGA)). This book presents the proceedings of the 8th scientific eHealth conference, which is being held in Vienna, Austria, in the context of the eHealth Summit Austria, in April 2014. The theme of the conference is "Outcomes Research: The Benefit of Health-IT", addressing the challenges which will inevitably accompany the new opportunities offered by the increased use of ICT in healthcare. The history of technologies making the transition from the laboratory into practice is one of mixed success. It is vital to understand what makes such an implementation a positive one, and factors such as the needs, fears, and context of potential users are as important as a sound technical implementation. Priorities may need to be rethought and new dimensions added. The book will be of interest to all those considering the effect of new technologies and eHealth on the provision of healthcare systems, and seeking to achieve services which are both technically and organizationally sound and which will also efficiently deliver noticeable benefits for users.
   
Cross-Border Challenges in Informatics with a Focus on Disease Surveillance and Utilising Big Data. Proceedings of the EFMI Special Topic Conference, 27-29 April 2014, Budapest, Hungary
  Stoicu-Tivadar, L./ 9781614993889/ Price:EUR 100.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the 11th Special Topics Conference (STC) of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), held in Budapest, Hungary in April 2014. The EFMI STC is an important international forum which brings together computer and information science, medicine and technology to present results of current scientific work in health informatics processes, systems and technologies. The theme of EFMI STC 2014 is ¡§Cross-border challenges in informatics with a focus on disease surveillance and utilizing big data", and the conference addressed a range of important aspects of pan-European and cross-border issues. The book is divided into four sections: health data sharing and integration opportunities and the challenges of working across borders; sources of data, including big data, for monitoring and measuring health and disease; using routine data for epidemiological study and public health; as well as a section for posters presented at the conference. Given its interdisciplinary nature, the book will be of interest to those working in a variety of disciplines, including medical informatics, bioinformatics and health informatics; medical computing and technology; public health, health insurance and health institutional administration, as well as other allied health professions.
   
Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 21.
  Westwood, J.D./ 9781614993742/ Price:EUR 150.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the 21st NextMed/MMVR conference, held in Manhattan Beach, California, in February 2014. These papers describe recent developments in medical simulation, modeling, visualization, imaging, haptics, robotics, sensors, interfaces, and other IT-enabled technologies that benefit healthcare. The wide range of applications includes simulation for medical education and surgical training, information-guided therapies, mental and physical rehabilitation tools, and intelligence networks. Since 1992, Nextmed/MMVR has engaged the problem-solving abilities of scientists, engineers, clinicians, educators, the military, students, and healthcare futurists. Its multidisciplinary participation offers a fresh perspective on how to make patient care and medical education more precise and effective.
   
100 Questions & Answers About Myeloma.
  Bashey, Asad/ 9781449689315/ Price:US$ 20.95
 
Whether you¡¦re a newly diagnosed myeloma patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor¡¦s and patient¡¦s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Myeloma, Third Edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Written by a hematologist-oncologist specializing in myeloma treatment, and featuring ¡§insider¡¨ advice from an actual patient, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
   
Investing in E-Health: People, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future. Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2014)
  Grain, H./ 9781614994268/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Book Cover This book presents papers from the Australian Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2014), held in Melbourne, Australia, in August 2014. With the theme of investing in e-health: people, knowledge and technology for a healthy future, the papers delivered at the conference and included here address the issues of building a future-focused, scalable and adaptable infrastructure and of training the healthcare workforce necessary to support it. Subjects covered include: user participation in ICT development for older adults; interactive patient websites; application areas of multi-user virtual environments in the healthcare context; as well as governance, training and assessing the quality of data in public health information systems. The book will be of interest to all those policy makers and practitioners involved in the planning and implementation of information technology projects as part of the healthcare system.
   
eHealth-For Continuity of Care. Proceedings of MIE2014
  Lovis, C./ 9781614994312/ Price:EUR 235.00
 
Book Cover Information technology and the information sciences have been part of our lives for some time now. They have revolutionized the healthcare system, changing the whole health landscape, as well as health culture. New devices, sources of data and roles for all those involved in healthcare are being developed as a result. This book presents the proceedings of the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference, held in Istanbul, Turkey in August/September 2014. The conference aims to present the most recent developments in biomedical informatics. The book is divided into 15 sections, which include: decision support systems and clinical practice guidelines; improved healthcare through informatics; data analysis; mobile health; technology and system evaluation; and text mining. The final two sections present posters from the conference. The book will be of interest to all those in the healthcare sector, researchers and practitioners alike, who develop, evaluate or work with information technology.
   
Integrating Information Technology and Management for Quality of Care.
  Mantas, J./ 9781614994220/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover This book presents papers from the 2014 International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH), held in Athens, Greece, in July 2014. The book includes 79 full papers and 12 poster presentations as well as keynotes, two workshops and three tutorials. Papers are divided into sections including: clinical informatics; decision support and intelligent systems; e-learning and education; health informatics, information management and technology assessment; healthcare IT; mobile technology in healthcare; public health informatics and issues; social and legal issues; and telemedicine. The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the use of biomedical and health informatics.
   
Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2014.
  Grana, M./ 9781614994732/ Price:EUR 145.00
 
Book Cover Advances are constantly being made in the fields of medicine and healthcare, and keeping abreast of them is not always easy. This book presents the proceedings of the second KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (InMed 14), held in San Sebastian, Spain, in July 2014. The conference was attended by researchers and engineers, managers, students and practitioners from a broad spectrum of medically related fields, and this multidisciplinary group discussed the ways in which technological and methodological innovation, knowledge exchange and enterprise can be applied to issues relating to medicine, surgery, healthcare and the issues of an ageing population. A central theme of the conference was smart medical and healthcare systems, which explored how modern intelligent systems can contribute to the solution of problems faced by healthcare and medical practitioners today and addressed the application of the systems. The 43 papers included here provided a useful and interesting reference for anyone requiring an overview of current innovations in healthcare.
   
Global Telehealth 2014.
  Mars, M./ 9781614994558/ Price:EUR 100.00
 
Book Cover lthough telehealth (one component of ehealth) continues to be implemented around the world, sound evidence of its value to healthcare systems remains limited and the tipping point at which its universal adoption will be assured has yet to be reached. On the other hand, the spontaneous growth of mobile healthcare solutions and applications offered by smart phones have become more common amongst healthcare providers, and the creation of Web-based wellness promotion and health management tools has opened up a whole new area in which telehealth can provide future benefits. This book presents selected full papers from Global Telehealth 2014 (GT2014), held in Durban, South Africa, in November 2014. This was the third international conference in the series, and this year¡¦s theme was "Integrated, Innovative, Scalable and Sustainable Solutions"; emphasizing the importance of these aspects in achieving wider acceptance and adoption of ehealth and telehealth. The book will be of interest to all those involved in the global telehealth community.
   
Active Ageing and Healthy Living.
  Riva, G./ 9781614994244/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Book Cover This book, Active Ageing and Healthy Living: A Human Centered Approach in Research and Innovation as Source of Quality of Life, presents the results of a number of research projects from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - the largest private university in Italy and in Europe - with a strong commitment to the areas of medicine and health sciences, economics, business, international relations, political science, psychology and communications. Visions and research directions for the future are also presented and discussed. The introduction to the book addresses the challenges posed by an increasingly ageing population and the way in which multidisciplinary research can contribute to positive outcomes. The remainder of the book is divided into two sections. The first proposes promising research directions for future focus, and includes papers on demographic change; frailty in the elderly; the role of diet in healthy ageing; active ageing; and positive technology. The second section deals with recent developments in research into active ageing and healthy living (AA&HL). It addresses numerous topics, including: mechanisms to shift the balance from unhealthy to healthy ageing; nutrition; the role of ICTs for older people; work, retirement and health; and empowering skills for AA&HL.
   
New Model of Burn Out Syndrome: Towards Early Diagnosis and Prevention.
  Drozdstoj Stoyanov/ 9788793102705/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover his book is based on our most recent investigations revealing the complexity of the determinants of burn out in different populations at risk (health care professions, teachers, social workers etc.). Based on our empirical study we have developed a model of vulnerability to burn out which explains it as a specific complementary interaction between certain personality profile and the psychological climate at work place. In the course of evaluation there have been employed different inventories which are now validated as an assessment battery in about 300 subjects. Temperament and Character Inventory (revised) has been exclusively standardized for Bulgarian population as well Although burn out syndrome (BOS) is thoroughly discussed in modern literature, the present proposal is unique in the following aspects: It emphasizes the role of personality profiling understood as complementary construct to the dimensional measures of psychological climate. In this way the authors challenge traditional views of BOS as systematic phenomenon This book aims at establishment of the vulnerability to BOS (proneness) as well as to revealing of the protective factors and therefore to underpin early diagnosis and prevention programs. Our book brings together several perspectives: the clinical (psychological and psychopathological) with the management perspective. In this way it is most suitable for both general and specialized audience, including health care managers and mental health professionals, such as trainees in psychiatry This book consist of entirely original investigation of BOS in specific populations at risk with novel battery of assessment tools
   
How to Get Your Paper Published.
  Fraser, S.G./ 9781848290815/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
Book Cover This is the second edition of a book written for all those who are striving to get their research paper published. Most examples come from the biosciences but it is equally useful for those writing for social sciences and humanities journals. The author emphasizes certain themes and phrases which are the important determinants of whether you get your paper published or not. Insider tips on how the review process works help you navigate the quickest and most efficient way to do so.
   
VM01-289 Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory.
  DaCosta, Boaventura/ 9781466650152/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover Technology continues to advance at an irrepressible pace, and it takes human ingenuity and ambition to make the best use of the latest developments in science and engineering, improving quality of life for countless individuals worldwide. Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory presents cutting-edge research in the field of assistive technologies, including both theoretical frameworks and empirical research to benefit individuals with motor and cognitive disabilities. This book will serve as an imperative reference source for professionals, researchers, and practitioners engaged with the technological advances that will help to make modern society accessible to all. Topics Covered ¡EAssistive Technologies ¡EAugmentative Computing ¡ECommunication Software ¡EGame-Based Learning ¡ENew Media ¡ESocial Skills Development ¡ESpecial Education ¡ETeacher Education ¡EWebsite Accessibility
   
VM01-288 Labor and Health Economics in the Mediterranean Region: Migration and Mobility of Medical Doctors.
  Driouchi, Ahmed/ 9781466647237/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover The increasing demand for health care and advances in healthcare technologies has exacerbated the present shortage of health personnel. In response to these changes, physicians may choose to offer their services elsewhere. Labor and Health Economics in the Mediterranean Region: Migration and Mobility of Medical Doctorsaddresses the mobility of physicians in the Mediterranean region within a global context, focusing on the role mobility has played in the global health system in both developed and developing economies. Besides universities and researchers, public and private medical practitioners and agencies can make use of this book to further their knowledge of the changing healthcare industry. Topics Covered ¡EBrain-Drain and -Gain ¡EEconomic and Social Impact ¡EEurope, Middle East, and North Africa ¡EGlobal Health Systems ¡EHealthcare Demand ¡EMedical Immigration ¡EMedical Technologies ¡ENew Economies ¡ESkilled Labor Migration
   
VM01-287 Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781466644229/ Price:US$ 2495.00
 
Book Cover Individuals with disabilities often have difficulty accomplishing tasks, living independently, and utilizing information technologies; simple aspects of daily life taken for granted by non-disabled individuals. Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a comprehensive collection of research, developments, and knowledge on technologies that enable disabled individuals to function effectively and accomplish otherwise impossible tasks. These volumes serve as a crucial reference source for experts in fields as diverse as healthcare, information science, education, engineering, and human-computer interaction, with applications bridging multiple disciplines. Topics Covered ¡EAdaptive Learning Systems ¡EAdaptive Technologies ¡EAssistive Technologies ¡EAugmentative Communication ¡EBiomechatronics ¡ECognitive Orthotics ¡EComputer Accessibility ¡EDisability Informatics
   
VM01-286 Disability Informatics and Web Accessibility for Motor Limitations.
  Kouroupetroglou, Georgios/ 9781466644427/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover As technology becomes an increasingly vital aspect of modern social interaction, the field of disability informatics and web accessibility has made significant progress in consolidating theoretical approaches and exploring new application domains for those with motor and cognitive disabilities. Disability Informatics and Web Accessibility for Motor Limitations explores the principles, methods, and advanced technological solutions in the use of assistive technologies to enable users with motor limitations. This book is essential for academia, industry, and various professionals in fields such as web application designers, rehabilitation scientists, ergonomists, and teachers in inclusive and special education. This publication is integrated with its pair book Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities. Topics Covered ¡EAffective Computer-Mediated Learning ¡EAmbient Assisted Living ¡EAugmentative and Alternative Communication ¡EFormal Representation of Assistive Technology ¡EFunctional Assessment ¡EIndoor Navigation and Location Based Services ¡EMotion-Tracking and Performing Arts ¡ERobotics ¡ETechnologies for the Autism Spectrum Disorders ¡EWeb Accessibility
   
VM01-285 Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management.
  Morr, Christo El/ 9781466643215/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Healthcare providers require timely and accurate information about their patients. As such, a great amount of effort and resources are spent to ensure that the right information is presented to the right people at the right time. Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management focuses on the advancements of Health Information Science in order to solve current and forthcoming problems in the health sector. Managers, policy makers, researchers, and Masters and PhD students in healthcare related fields will use this book to provide necessary insight on healthcare delivery and also to inspire new ideas and practices to effectively provide patients with the greatest quality care. Topics Covered ¡ECollaboration and Virtual Communities ¡ECost Management ¡EElderly Care ¡EHealth Education ¡EHealth Policy ¡EKnowledge Management ¡EManagement and Culture ¡EQuality of Care ¡ETele-Medicine
   
VM01-284 Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities.
  Kouroupetroglou, Georgios/ 9781466644380/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover Individuals with disabilities that impede their range of motion often have difficulty accessing technologies. With the use of computer-based assistive technology; devices, tools, and services can be used to maintain and improve the functional capabilities of motor disabilities. Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities investigates solutions to the difficulties of impaired technology access by highlighting the principles, methods, and advanced technological solutions for those with motor impairments. This reference source is beneficial to academia, industry, and various professionals in disciplines such as rehabilitation science, occupational therapy, human-computer interface development, ergonomics, and teaching in inclusive and special education. This publication is integrated with its pair book Disability Informatics and Web Accessibility for Motor Limitations. Topics Covered ¡EEnvironmental Control ¡EFacial Expression Natural User Interface ¡EFreeware Assistive Technology Software ¡EGaze-Based, Head and Face Tracking Interfaces ¡EHaptic and Gesture-Based Assistive Technologies ¡EImpact of Assistive Technology ¡EPointing in Graphical User Interfaces ¡EScanning-Based Interaction Techniques ¡ESensor Assistive Technologies ¡ETechnologies for Brain-Injured Gamers
   
VM01-283 Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care, 2-Vols/Set.
  Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela/ 9781466639904/ Price:US$ 525.00
 
Book Cover Through the use of ICT tools, such as the internet, portals, and telecommunication devices, the quality of healthcare has improved in local and global health; aiding in the development of a sustainable economy. Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care brings together a valuable research collection on ICT elements needed to improve communication and collaboration between global health institutes, public and private organizations, and foundations. Highlighting the adoption and success factors in the development of technologies for healthcare, this book is essential for IT professionals, technology solution providers, researchers, and students interested in technology and its relationship with healthcare and social services. Topics Covered ¡EDevelopments and Applications in Healthcare ¡EE-health ¡EHealthcare in Cloud Computing ¡EPublic Health ¡ESocial Networks ¡ESuccess Factors ¡ETelehealth Systems
   
VM01-282 Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services, 2-Vols/Set.
  Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela/ 9781466639867/ Price:US$ 525.00
 
Book Cover In addition to creating the opportunity for collaboration, transformation, and innovation in the healthcare industry, technology plays an essential role in the development of human well-being and psychological growth. Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Services is a comprehensive collection of relevant research on technology and its developments of ICTs in healthcare and social services. This book focuses on the emerging trends in the social and healthcare sectors such as social networks, security of ICTs, and advisory services; beneficial to researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to further their interest in technological advancements. Topics Covered ¡EAssistive Technology for Cognition ¡EElderly Healthcare ¡EEmerging trends ¡EHealth and Social Care Needs ¡EHuman/Psychological Aspects of ICT ¡ESocial Care Services ¡ESocial Networks
   
VM01-281 Drug and Alcohol Studies, 6-Vols/Set.
  Thom, Betsy W./ 9781446254837/ Price:¢G 990.00
 
Book Cover The field of drug and alcohol studies has expanded rapidly in recent years, with estimates of at least a doubling in the number of publications in the past decades. A feature of this wide and multidisciplinary field is the tendency of sub-groups of scholars to operate within their disciplinary silos, paying only token attention to the contributions of others. There are also, naturally, significant differences in approaches of different countries, reflecting different policy frameworks and cultural perspectives. When faced with these challenges to comprehensive study, a publication such as this new six-volume collection - which aims to bring together the various disparate strands of the topic, including key articles written by scholars from across the globe, disciplines and decades - truly proves itself to be a unique and valuable resource for specialist students and researchers in the field. „P ¡EVolume One: Historical and Cultural studies ¡EVolume Two: Theoretical Perspectives ¡EVolume Three: Methods and Measurements ¡EVolume Four: Policy Approaches ¡EVolume Five: Interventions ¡EVolume Six: Current Trends, Continuing Issues and New Challenges
   
VM01-280 Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics, 7-Vols/Set.
  Maloy, Stanley/ 9780123749840/ Price:US$ 2295.00
 
Book Cover The explosion of the field of genetics over the last decade, with the new technologies that have stimulated research, suggests that a new sort of reference work is needed to keep pace with such a fast-moving and interdisciplinary field. Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd edition, builds on the foundation of the first edition by addressing many of the key subfields of genetics that were just in their infancy when the first edition was published. The currency and accessibility of this foundational content will be unrivalled, making this work useful for scientists and non-scientists alike. Featuring relatively short entries on genetics topics written by experts in that topic, Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics provides an effective way to quickly learn about any aspect of genetics, from Abortive Transduction to Zygotes. Adding to its utility, the work provides short entries that briefly define key terms, and a guide to additional reading and relevant websites for further study. Many of the entries include figures to explain difficult concepts. Key terms in related areas such as biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology are also included, and there are entries that describe historical figures in genetics, providing insights into their careers and discoveries. ¡DBiochemical Genetics ¡DDevelopmental Genetics ¡DEvolutionary/Population Genetics ¡DGenomics ¡DHistory/People ¡DHuman/Clinical Genetics ¡DMolecular Genetics ¡DNeurogenetics ¡DPlant Genetics ¡DYeast Genetics
   
VM01-279 Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, 4-Vols/Set.
  Caballer, Benjamin/ 9780123750839/ Price:¢G 2425.00
 
Book Cover The role of nutrition in improving quality of life and combating disease is undeniable - and researchers from different disciplines are bringing their perspectives to bear on this fundamental topic. The 4-volume Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third Edition, is a thorough revision of the previous award-winning version and reflects the scientific advances in the field of human nutrition. It presents the latest understanding on a wide range of nutrition-related topics including food safety, weight management, vitamins, bioengineering of foods, plant based diet and raw foods among others. New articles on organic food, biofortification, nutritional labeling and the effect of religious customs on diet, among many others, reflect the dedication to currency in this revision. It not only contains the most current and thorough information available on the topic, but also contains broader cross-referencing on emerging opportunities for potential treatment and prevention of diseases. An ideal starting point for scientific research, Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third Edition, continues to provide authoritative information in an accessible format, making this complex discipline available to readers at both the professional and non-professional level.
   
VM01-278 Encyclopedia of Sleep, 4-Vols/Set.
  Kushida, Clete/ 9780123786104/ Price:US$ 1995.00
 
Book Cover In a world of 24 hour media saturation, sleep has become an increasingly fraught enterprise. The 4-volume Encyclopedia of Sleep is the largest reference, on the subject of sleep. Written to be useful for the novice and the established researcher and clinician, Topic areas will include sleep across the life cycle and in other species, sleep and women, sleep and the elderly, pediatric sleep, sleep deprivation and loss, sleep mechanisms, sleep physiology and pathophysiology, sleep disorders, neurobiology, chronobiology, pharmacology, and impact of other disorders on sleep. Recognizing the many fields that are connected to sleep science, the editorial team has been carefully chosen to do justice to this highly interdisciplinary field of study. The steady growth of researchers and clinicians in the sleep field attests to the continued interest in the scientific study of sleep and the management of patients with sleep disorders, and anyone involved in this exciting field should find this work to be an invaluable reference. Key Features ¡EThoroughly interdisciplinary, this 4-volume work looks at sleep throughout the life cycle, with exceptional coverage of basic sleep concepts, the physiology of sleep as well as sleep disorders of all descriptions ¡EExcellent coverage of sleep and special populations, covering the lifespan, as well as gender and ethnic differences, among others ¡EChapters focusing on sleep disorders are grouped under the broad categories classified in the ICSD-2 for clear organization so that the reader can effectively access the steps involved in diagnosing and treating these disorders
   
VM01-277 Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, 4-Vols/Set.
  Siegel, Jay A./ 9780123821652/ Price:¢G 1210.00
 
Book Cover Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science¡¦ includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other¡¦s protocols, procedures and limitations. Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists - and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis. Key Features ¡EThis 4-volume set represents a 30% growth in articles from the first edition, with a particular increase in coverage of DNA and digital forensics ¡EIncludes an international collection of contributors ¡EThe second edition features a new 21-member editorial board, half of which are internationally based ¡EIncludes over 300 articles, approximately 10pp on average ¡EEach article features a) suggested readings which point readers to additional sources for more information, b) a list of related Web sites, c) a 5-10 word glossary and definition paragraph, and d) cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedia ¡EThis new edition continues the reputation of the first edition, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dartmouth Medal competition for 2001. This award honors the creation of reference works of outstanding quality and significance, and is sponsored by the RUSA Committee of the American Library Association.
   
VM01-276 Information Systems and Technologies for Enhancing Health and Social Care.
  Martinho, Ricardo/ 9781466636675/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Technology continues to benefit different aspects of our society. As such, the health and social care field has begun to utilize these advantages towards improvements in health informatics and healthcare applications. Information Systems and Technologies for Enhancing Health and Social Care provides the latest and most relevant research on the understanding, expansion, and solutions on technologies used for improvements in the health and social care field. This book is useful for academics, industry leaders, and professionals interested in the latest advancements in technology and its impact on health care. Topics Covered ¡EArtificial Neural Networks ¡EClinical Data Mining ¡ECloud computing ¡EDecision Support System ¡EPatient Centered Design ¡ESemantic Web
   
VM01-275 Healthcare Systems Around the World.
  Boslaugh, Sarah E./ 9781452203126/ Price:¢G 160.00
 
Book Cover This concise reference provides a one-stop point of research that examines major aspects of health care systems for over 190 countries worldwide. In a consistent format, ten major health care categories are systematically examined for each country: 1. Emergency Health Services 2. Costs of Hospitalization 3. Costs of Drugs 4. Major Health Issues 5. Government Role in Health Care 6. Insurance 7. Access to Health Care 8. Health Care Facilities 9. Health Care Personnel 10. Public Health Programs. The volume is organized in alphabetical order of country names. Each country is presented on a two-or three-page spread with the same descriptive and statistical content, allowing readers to compare health care systems from country to country. The work culminates as a unique and essential resource for pre-med and medical students, as well as researchers in sociology, economics, and the health management fields.
   
VM01-274 Nursing Theories and Models, 3-Vols/Set.
  Murphy, Fiona/ 9781446254585/ Price:¢G 500.00
 
Book Cover Nursing is a global, dynamic and changing profession in which there is a substantial and important area of literature which charts nursing knowledge and theory. Through study of the topic it is possible to discern clear phases and themes in this development and to capture the debates as to how this knowledge influences and shapes nursing practice. These three volumes will cover the scope of international publications in nursing knowledge, models and theories and take a critical, retrospective review of these works. The volumes encompass empirical and conceptual works and will cover significant knowledge and key debates in the field, as well as including more contemporary works to signal future trends. The collection is categorised and sorted thematically into three volumes to enable clear navigation and understanding of the material, and an introduction written by the editors frames the set, providing guidance and context.
   
VM01-273 Healthcare Management and Economics: Perspectives on Public and Private Administration.
  Mervio, Mika Markus/ 9781466639829/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover The long-standing debate on public vs. private healthcare systems has forced an examination of these organizations, in particular whether these approaches play corresponding or conflicting roles in service to global citizens. Healthcare Management and Economics: Perspectives on Public and Private Administration discusses public and private healthcare organizations by gathering perspectives on the differences in service, management, delivery, and efficiency. Highlighting the impact of citizens and information technology in these healthcare processes, this book is a vital collection of research for practitioners, academics, and scholars in the healthcare management field. Topics Covered ¡EComparative Methodology ¡EHuman Resource Management ¡EPrimary Health Services ¡EPublic-Private Healthcare Management ¡EService Delivery
   
VM01-272 Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services: New Methodologies.
  Gulla, Vincenzo/ 9781466629790/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Innovations in providing vital health care in homes and remote areas could ultimately change the way society views the health care markets and services in the future. Telehealth systems promise innovations that can extend a hospital¡¦s knowledge and resources, connecting with patients who may not be able to otherwise receive services. Telehealth Network for Hospital Services: New Methodologies carefully focuses on and describes different networks that link hospitals and their services to patients outside their territory. This reference work not only focuses on the technology that is integral to the function of a telehealth network, but also its users, and the collaboration that is necessary to be successful. Researchers, practitioners, and health professionals interested in understanding health markets and organizations, as well as the innovative technologies that help them function, will greatly benefit from this publication. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Technologies ¡EHealth Information Systems ¡EHuman Factors and Telehealth ¡EMedical Technologies ¡ERemote Electronic Monitoring ¡ETelemedicine ¡EVirtual Healthcare
   
VM01-271 Cases on Healthcare Information Technology for Patient Care Management.
  Sarnikar, Surendra/ 9781466626713/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Health care organizations have made investments in health information technologies such as electronic health records, health information exchanges, and many more, which have increased the importance of Health Information Technology studies. Cases on Healthcare Information Technology for Patient Care Management highlights the importance of understanding the potential challenges and lessons learned from past technology implementations. This comprehensive collection of case studies aims to help improve the understanding of the process as well as challenges faced and lessons learned through implementation of health information technologies. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Decision Support Systems ¡EClinical Intelligence and Analytics ¡EComputerized Provider Order Entry ¡EElectronic Medical Records ¡EHealth Information Exchange ¡ESecurity and Privacy Issues in HIT Implementations ¡ESocial Media in Healthcare ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-270 Healthcare Information Technology Innovation and Sustainability: Frontiers and Adoption.
  Tan, Joseph/ 9781466627970/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Healthcare Information Technology Innovation and Sustainability: Frontiers and Adoption presents research in the emerging field on information systems and informatics in the healthcare industry. By addressing innovative concepts and critical issues through case studies and experimental research, this reference source is useful for practitioners, researchers and academics aiming to advance the knowledge and practice of these interdisciplinary fields of healthcare information. Topics Covered ¡EE-Health ¡EEmerging Healthcare technologies ¡EHealthcare ¡EInformation Systems in Healthcare ¡EIT Applications ¡EMedical Informatics ¡ETelemedicine ¡EVirtual Health Technologies
   
VM01-269 User-Driven Healthcare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  IRMA International/ 9781466627703/ Price:US$ 2495.00
 
Book Cover User-Driven Healthcare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a global discussion on the practice of user driven learning in healthcare and connected disciplines and its influence on learning through clinical problem solving. This book brings together different perspectives for researchers and practitioners to develop a comprehensive framework of user-driven healthcare. Topics Covered ¡EClinical Practice ¡EConventional and Alternative Medicine ¡EElectronic Healthcare Records ¡EHealthcare Information Systems ¡EInformation Communication Technology ¡ETelemedicine ¡EUser Driven Healthcare
   
SM01-438 Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Human and Sociotechnical Approaches.
  Beuscart-Zephir, Marie-Catherine/ 9781614992929/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Book Cover This book presents the proceedings of the Context Sensitive Health Informatics (CSHI) conference, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in August 2013. The theme of this year¡¦s conference is human and sociotechnical approaches. The human factors approach is distinctly design-driven and aims to optimize performance, safety and users¡¦ sense of well-being associated with their use of a system through the application of user-centered systems design and evaluation. The papers and presentations included here are grouped under the topics: patients and IT; usability test and evaluation; work tasks and related contexts; human factors and simulation; and context and systems design, and outline theories and models for studying contextual issues and insights related to how health information technologies can be better designed to accommodate different healthcare contexts.
   
SM01-431 Bio-Informatic Systems, Processing and Applications.
  Agbinya, Johnson I./ 9788793102187/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Book Cover The combination of bio-telemetry, sensor networks, communication networks and computing has opened up new areas in the medical field and provided the means for improved health care delivery. Over the past decade therefore reliance on information technology has become very prominent as doing so makes it a lot easier for health practitioners to offer much more efficient health services. This book is a compendium of emerging smart techniques using artificial intelligence for diagnosis, bio-informatics data analysis and biomedical systems. It details innovative applications of neural networks, computer vision, panoramic image processing, electroencephalography, electromyography and specialized information delivery based on smart sensors and communication to support the deaf, control of prosthetic limb, fall detection, cancer detection and fatigue detection. These tools and methods are presented for application in secure transportation, home-based health care and in medical establishments. The state-of-the art coverage provide also practical foundations for further research in biomedical informatics and engineering.
   
SM01-424 Evidenced-Based Practice for Health Professionals.
  Howlett, Bernadette/ 9781449652777/ Price:US$ 105.95
 
Book Cover Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals covers the foundations of EBM and biostatistics, as well as the application, epidemiology, assessment, and application of EBM in clinical practice. This comprehensive and accessible text provides meaningful learning activities through communications such as writing a letter to an insurance company, explaining the evidence regarding treatment to a patient, developing a standard of care, selecting a diagnostic tool, and designing community-based educational materials. These applied learning experiences along with clinical case studies help students bridge the gap from the abstract concepts of research, statistics, and technical jargon to the concrete skills of medical decision-making and communications.
   
SM01-423 Bonesetters: A History of British Osteopathy.
  O'Brien, John/ 9781848290716/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
Osteopathic history has been handed down to the profession in half-truths and superficial generalisations that have caused friction and wariness among colleagues, particularly when a more united profession was attempting to emerge. Bonesetters: a History of Osteopathy has been written using primary sources and previously unreleased archive material in order to bring clarification and to provide an accepted base of knowledge for osteopathy and osteopathic practice.
   
SM01-422 Situational Judgement Tests for Foundation Programme Entry.
  Shelmerdine, S./ 9781848290709/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
This book will help final year medical students improve their chances of getting their ideal medical job by practising the new style ¡¥Situational Judgement Tests¡¦ (SJTs) required for recruitment. It begins with an explanation of the type of questions that are asked and introduces students to exam techniques required in order to succeed in the test. Following on from this, another chapter is dedicated to the core concepts and guidelines expected of junior doctors, before finishing with several mock examinations with answers for the readers to test themselves.
   
GM01-42 The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781414498768/ Price:US$ 700.00
 
Book Cover The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health is an authoritative source on public health issues. Topics focus on health crises affecting the public at large, ranging from epidemic (local) and pandemic (widespread) diseases (H1N1, Malaria, food-borne illnesses, West Nile etc.); chronic conditions such as famine, malnutrition, cancer and diabetes; and social issues such as sexual abuse, obesity, bullying and new substance abuse issues, plus much more. Entries describe the origin and spread of the issue, public and government reaction and response, and treatments and preventive measures. Entries are focused on issues in the United States but include information on other countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom. Entries also include resources for further information, full-color illustrations and photographs, statistical tables, and Key Terms sidebars; the book will also provide contact information for organizations and government programs, a glossary, and cross references. Public Health is an excellent reference for high school and college students conducting research, as well as the general public.
   
Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare.
  Mantas, J./ 9781614992752/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover The scope of biomedical informatics is very broad, including a number of technologies such as imaging, sensors, biomedical equipment and even organ transplant technology. The 90 papers included here examine research and applications outcomes - from cell to population - in these diverse fields, and because management and organizational issues play an important role in the implementation phase of biomedical informatics applications, these topics are also covered as an integral part of the theme. The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the development and use of biomedical informatics applications.
   
Interdisciplinary Assessment of Personal Health Monitoring.
  Schmidt, S./ 9781614992554/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Book Cover This book presents selected contributions to the symposium on Personal Health Monitoring (PHM) and Ethics and future areas of PHM, which took place in advance of the 11th World Congress of Bioethics, held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in June 2012. Most of the papers present the outcomes of the European PHM-Ethics project, which conducted interdisciplinary analyses of emerging PHM applications. Additional invited contributions deal with important issues related to the project¡¦s primary objectives and outcomes. The project is strongly associated with the new e-Health Action Plan, launched by the European Commission in December 2012, which is designed to bring the benefits of digital solutions into healthcare systems.
   
Enabling Health and Healthcare through ICT: Available, Tailored and Closer.
  Courtney, K.L./ 9781614992028/ Price:EUR 145.00
 
Book Cover For many people in both developing and developed countries universal healthcare is still not the norm. Socio-economic status and geographical restrictions have proved to be major barriers to accessible care. The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is growing rapidly internationally as the need to provide more efficient and cost-effective care becomes increasingly urgent. Improving the health of a nation begins with the individual and recent developments in genomics and mobile networked information technologies have regenerated interest in individualizing healthcare. Harnessing the diversity and ubiquity of available ICT may be one of the keys to enabling more accessible healthcare across both geographic and socio-economic divides. This book presents the proceedings of the 2013 Information Technology and Communication in Health (ITCH 2013) conference. This conference, entitled Available, Tailored and Closer, was held in Victoria, BC, Canada, in February 2013. The theme of the ITCH 2013 conference was realizing the enabling potential of information and communications technology worldwide.
   
Health Information Governance in a Digital Environment.
  Hovenga, E.J./ 9781614992905/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Book Cover Delivering the desired benefits from using information technology in healthcare requires a high degree of data standardization, effective governance and semantic interoperability between systems in the health industry. Corporate chief executive officers (CEOs) and company boards need to be more aware of their governance responsibility. This publication explains these concepts to assist the reader to collaboratively work with others to meet these challenges.
   
VM01-268 E-Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors.
  Moumtzoglou, Anastasius/ 9781466626577/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Advancements in technology regularly influence the healthcare field and developing aspects on medical patient safety. Implementing electronic health records, decision support systems, and computerized physician order entry systems reduces risk in the potential for e-health to make errors leading to adverse events. E-Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors presents an overview on information and communication technologies and addresses the impacts on the field of both patient safety and e-health. This book offers insightful perspectives and concentrated research on concepts related to these areas, as well as issues and current trends in patient safety in e-health. Topics Covered ¡EDecision Support Systems ¡EE-Health ¡EElectronic Health Records ¡EHealth Care Organizations ¡EImproving Patient Safety ¡EMedical Simulation ¡ERFID Technologies ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-267 Methods, Models, and Computation for Medical Informatics.
  Gangopadhyay, Aryya/ 9781466626539/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Regular developments in technology continue to influence the medical and healthcare fields as they interact with information and computer sciences by methods of acquisition and the storage and retrieval of information. Methods, Models, and Computation for Medical Informatics is a comprehensive collection of research on computational capabilities, prototypes, and algorithms, as well as application in the areas of nursing, clinical care, public health, biomedical research, and much more. This book provides a better understanding of the models and methods used in the field of medicine for researchers, practitioners, and medical professionals alike. Topics Covered ¡EBioinformatics ¡EComputer-aided Annotation ¡EEvaluation of Clinical Knowledge ¡EInformation and Computer Technology ¡EKnowledge Acquisition in Medicine ¡EMedical Image Data ¡EMedical Information Modeling and Sharing
   
VM01-266 Digital Advancements in Medicine, E-Health, and Communication Technologies.
  Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C./ 9781466627949/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Digital Advancements in Medicine, E-Health, and Communication Technologies explores the developments and trends in medical informatics and its approaches toward telemedicine and e-health applications. This comprehensive collection of research brings together academia and industry by highlighting recent advances in electronic health, medical communications and applications for e-health and medicine. Topics Covered ¡EBiomedical and Biosensors Engineering ¡EE-Health ¡EHealth and Healthcare Applications ¡EInformation and Knowledge Managements Tools ¡EMedical Communications ¡EMobile Applications ¡EWireless Sensor Networks
   
VM01-265 Medical Advancements in Aging and Regenerative Technologies: Clinical Tools and Applications.
  Daskalaki, Andriani/ 9781466625068/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Studies of developmental biology are now benefiting the advancements made in the field of regenerative medicine. Current research on aging will attempt to reverse visible aging characteristics of somatic cells using cellular reprogramming to by-pass senescence. Medical Advancements in Aging and Regenerative Technologies: Clinical Tools and Applications aims to translate basic science discoveries into regenerative therapies with the application of clinical tool in aging and tissue regeneration. The understanding of the characteristics affecting the aging process is an effort to guide approaches for preventing and treating age-related diseases. Topics Covered ¡EAge Related Diseases ¡EAging ¡EGene Expression ¡EImmunotherapy ¡ERegeneration and Aging Applications ¡ERegenerative Medicine ¡EStem Cell Research
   
VM01-264 Technological Advancements in Biomedicine for Healthcare Applications.
  Wu, Jinlong/ 9781466621961/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Technology continues to play a major role in all aspects of society, particularly healthcare. Advancements such as biomedical image processing, technology in rehabilitation, and biomedical robotics for healthcare have aided in significant strides in the biomedical engineering research field. Technological Advancements in Biomedicine for Healthcare Applications presents an overview of biomedical technologies and its relationship with healthcare applications. This reference source is essential for researchers and practitioners aiming to learn more about biomedical engineering and its related fields. Topics Covered ¡EBiomedical Image Processing ¡EBiomedical Robotics for Healthcare ¡EBrain-Machine Interference ¡EMechatronics ¡ENeurosurgery ¡ETechnology in Rehabilitation
   
VM01-263 Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Applications.
  Wu, Jinglong/ 9781466621138/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover New developments in medical technology have paved the way for the ongoing studies of cognitive neuroscience and biomedical engineering for healthcare. Their different but interconnected aspects of science and technology seek to provide new solutions for difficult healthcare problems and impact the future of the quality of life. Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Applications brings together researchers and practitioners, including medical doctors and health professionals, to provide an overview of the studies of cognitive neuroscience and biomedical engineering for healthcare. This book aims to be a reference for researchers in the related field aiming to bring benefits to their own research. Topics Covered ¡E Biomechatronics and Healthcare ¡E Biomedical Image Processing ¡E Biomedical Robotics for Healthcare ¡E Cognitive Neuroscience and Healthcare ¡E Cognitive Science and Healthcare ¡E EEG/ERP Cognitive Neuroscience and Healthcare ¡E Imaging Cognitive Neuroscience and Healthcare ¡E Mental Health ¡E Sustainable Materials and Techniques in Healthcare ¡E Technology in Rehabilitation
   
VM01-262 Health Security and Governance, 4-Vols/Set.
  Thomas, Nicholas/ 9780415671040/ Price:¢G 1055.00
 
Book Cover It is increasingly recognized that the pandemic potential of many diseases holds the power to wreck economies, divide societies, and, indeed, to jeopardize the viability of nation states. In consequence, there is a growing-and urgent-need to understand and address such threats. As research in and around health security blossoms as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge's acclaimed Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing, and ever more complex, cross-disciplinary corpus of literature. Edited by a prominent scholar, the collection is a careful assembly of foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions. Including a full index and other navigational aids, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Health Security is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as a one-stop database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar-and sometimes overlooked-texts. For researchers, students, practitioners, and policy-makers, it is a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
   
VM01-261 Advancing Technologies and Intelligence in Healthcare and Clinical Environments Breakthroughs.
  Tan, Joseph/ 9781466617551/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Clinical decision support systems, medical applications, and electronic health records each help to ensure the provision of efficient, accurate healthcare services, thereby providing patients with a better experience and overall reducing health care costs. Advancing Technologies and Intelligence in Healthcare and Clinical Environments Breakthroughs is a prime resource for both academic researchers and practitioners looking to advance their knowledge of the interdisciplinary areas of healthcare information technology and management research. This book addresses innovative concepts and critical issues in the emerging field of health information systems and informatics, with an emphasis on sustainable computer information systems, ensuring healthcare efficiency, and denoising MRI and ECG outputs. Topics Covered ¡E E-health ¡E IT security and privacy issues ¡E Clinical Decision Support Systems ¡E Neural Networks ¡E Distributed Service Architectures ¡E Virtual health technologies ¡E Electronic Health Records Systems ¡E Mobile Health Care Systems ¡E Home Telecare Management System ¡E Health and Medical Informatics
   
VM01-260 Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications.
  Arnab, Sylvester/ 9781466619036/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover With advances in technologies and revolutions in patient, trainee, and public expectations, the global healthcare sector is increasingly turning to serious games to solve problems. Serious games are applications with serious purposes, developed using computer game technologies more often associated with entertainment. Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications will introduce the development and application of game technologies for health-related serious games. Further, it provides cutting-edge academic research and industry updates which will inform readers about the current and future advances in the area. Encapsulating the knowledge of commercial and noncommercial researchers, developers, and practitioners in a single volume will benefit not only the research and development community within this field, but could also serve public health interests by improving awareness and outcomes. Topics Covered ¡E Assessment of games ¡E Biofeedback ¡E Design and Development ¡E Designing serious games for health ¡E Future deployment of games for health ¡E Future trends of serious games for health ¡E Games for Rehabilitation ¡E Games for therapy ¡E Roles and impact of Serious Games in health ¡E Training in the health sector ¡E Use of off-the-shelf games in therapy
   
VM01-259 Clinical Solutions and Medical Progress through User-Driven Healthcare.
  Biswas, Rakesh/ 9781466618763/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover As medical technology advances and the number of users across different mediums increases, how do we continually shape medical education and practice to meet the needs of these users? Clinical Solutions and Medical Progress through User-Driven Healthcare provides comprehensive coverage and understanding of clinical problem solving in healthcare. The term "user" includes health professionals, as well as patients and anyone who uses the web with a user name. These "users" generate an information flow that "drives" the system's workflow (hence, the choice of the term "driven"). "User-driven healthcare" aims at improved healthcare through clinical problem solving utilizing concerted experiential learning in conversations between multiple users and stakeholders, primarily patients, health professionals, and other actors in a care giving collaborative network across a web interface. Serving as a valuable source for information, this title is perfect for healthcare professionals, researchers, academic instructors, and students alike. Topics Covered ¡E Bridging the Gap Between What We Know and What Is Knowable in Clinical Practice ¡E Case Studies in Clinical Problem Solving ¡E Degrees and Forms of Participation in User-Driven Healthcare ¡E Electronic Health Records and Online Portfolio Based Learning in Healthcare ¡E Interaction between Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence ¡E Medical Cognition and Decision Making Theory ¡E Online User-Driven Statistical Data Collection and Interpretations ¡E Patient Users Dealing with Stigmatization Attached to Certain Diseases and Health Behavior ¡E Searching for Evidence and Soul Searching in User-Driven Healthcare ¡E User Privacy, Anonymity and Novel Strategies to Anonymize Patient Data
   
VM01-258 Medical Applications of Polymers, 2-Vols/Set.
  Popa, Marcel/ 9781588831934/ Price:US$ 695.00
 
This book describes the applications of organic polymeric materials in the field of medicine. There are 21 review chapters divided into two volumes. Volume 1 is focused on the use of the natural polysaccharides, polyanionic polymers, alginates, xanthan and gellan, hyaluronan, pullulan and chitosan-based materials in biomedical, pharmaceutical and medicinal applications. Volume 2 describes polymer-drug conjugates, biodegradable polymers for controlled release of drugs, liposomes as drug delivery systems, etc. This book focuses on an interdisciplinary approach by blending polymer chemistry, biomedical engineering, medicine, and biology and it is written by the most respected scientists from the international scientific community working in this field.
   
VM01-257 Emerging Communication Technologies for E-Health and Medicine.
  Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C./ 9781466609099/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), e-health is the combined use of electronic communication and information technology in the health sector and, moreover, it enables a safer, higher quality, more equitable, and sustainable health system. Emerging Communication Technologies for E-Health and Medicine is a fundamental source for the advancement of knowledge, application, and practice in the interdisciplinary areas of healthcare, e-health, m-health, u-health, sensors, biomedical engineering, and telemedicine. Due to its grounding in research and theory evidence, this book is designed for use in graduate courses in health management, medicine, nursing, health professionals, and medical informatics. The book can help to e-health contents, applications, and interesting experiences. It is an important way to communicate e-health concepts. Topics Covered ¡E e-health services ¡E Health Cloud ¡E Health Grid ¡E Health informatics ¡E Health monitoring ¡E Healthcare management systems ¡E ICT-enabled personal health system ¡E m-health ¡E Telemedicine ¡E Traffic characterization
   
VM01-256 Neonatal Monitoring Technologies: Design for Integrated Solutions.
  Chen, Wei/ 9781466609754/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Neonatal monitoring refers to the monitoring of vital physiological parameters of premature infants and full-term infants that are critically ill. In the last decades, several important treatment modalities emerged that had a substantial impact on the mortality of prematurely born infants. However, there is a concomitant increase of neurobehavioral problems on long-term follow-up. Neonatal Monitoring Technologies: Design for Integrated Solutions presents a unique integration of knowledge from multidisciplinary fields of engineering, industrial design, and medical science for the healthcare of a specific user group. This comprehensive collection will support audiences ranging from clinical and medical professionals, academic researchers and students, technical professionals and managers, and policymakers of different sectors. Topics Covered ¡DBiomedical sensors ¡DBody area network for health care ¡DClinical signal extraction and analysis ¡DInformation and communication technology for medical applications ¡DNeonatal intensive care ¡DParent child bonding ¡DUser centered design for neonatal monitoring ¡DVital sign monitoring
   
VM01-255 Innovations in Data Methodologies and Computational Algorithms for Medical Applications.
  Gangopadhyay, Aryya/ 9781466602823/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Medicine has, until recently, been slow to adapt to information technologies and systems for many reasons, but the future lies therein. Innovations in Data Methodologies and Computational Algorithms for Medical Applications offers the most cutting-edge research in the field, offering insights into case studies and methodologies from around the world. The text details the latest developments and will serve as a vital resource to practitioners and academics alike in the burgeoning field of medical applications of technologies. As security and privacy improve, Electronic Health Records and informatics in the medical field are becoming ubiquitous, and staying abreast of the latest information can be difficult. This volume serves as a reference handbook and theoretical framework for the future of the field. Topics Covered ¡E Bioinformatics ¡E Clinical informatics ¡E e-Health ¡E Electronic health records ¡E eMix ¡E Health informatics law ¡E Health information exchange ¡E Health information management ¡E Hospital information system ¡E Personal health record
   
VM01-254 Pharmacoinformatics and Drug Discovery Technologies: Theories and Applications.
  Gasmelseid, Tagelsir Mohamed/ 9781466603097/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Within the context of integrated health management domains, pharmacoinformatics aims at maximizing the benefits from the use of information systems and technologies for the provision of decision support tools necessary for improved drug management, use, and administration practices. Pharmacoinformatics and Drug Discovery Technologies: Theories and Applications offers the latest the field has to offer to practitioners and academics alike, presented through theoretical frameworks, case studies, and future directions. This vital resource gathers an integrated pattern of high quality publications from around the world providing current, current-edge, and provocative scientific work in the three domains of pharmacoinformatics: decision making domains, knowledge utilization and representation environment, and the technological and infrastructural context. Topics Covered ¡EArtificial neural networks ¡ECapacity building ¡ECluster analysis and data mining ¡EComputing paradigms ¡EEducation ¡EInformation representation ¡EPharmacoinformatics infrastructure ¡EPharmacovigilance ¡EPharmacy management ¡EReporting systems
   
VM01-253 Telemedicine and E-Health Services, Policies and Applications: Advancements and Developments.
  Rodrigues, Joel J. P. C./ 9781466608887/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover By combining electronic communication and information technology with healthcare practices, e-health promises access to health information, diagnosis, treatment, and care to patients who may "enter" and interact with the system in new ways. Telemedicine and E-Health Services, Policies, and Applications: Advancements and Developments offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to telemedicine by collecting e-health experiences and applications from around the world and by exploring developments and trends in medical informatics. Researchers and professionals in health management, medicine, nursing, and medical informatics will find discussions of critical issues in the emerging field of e-health. The book also introduces innovative concepts and services at the leading edge of healthcare and information technology, which may enable a safer, higher quality, more equitable and sustainable health system. Topics Covered ¡EE-Health ¡EHealth informatics ¡EHealthcare information systems ¡EHealthcare management systems ¡EMedical Informatics ¡EMobile health (m-Health) ¡ETelemedicine
   
VM01-252 Handbook of Research on Biomedical Engineering Education and Advanced Bioengineering Learning: Interdisciplinary Cases, 2-Vols/Set.
  Abu-Faraj, Ziad O./ 9781466601222/ Price:US$ 525.00
 
Book Cover Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering is one of the most advanced fields in science and technology worldwide. It has spurred advancements in medicine and biology. The Handbook of Research on Biomedical Engineering Education and Advanced Bioengineering Learning: Interdisciplinary Concepts explores how healthcare practices have been steered toward emerging frontiers, including, among others, functional medical imaging, regenerative medicine, nanobiomedicine, enzyme engineering, and artificial sensory substitution. From comprehensive descriptions of state-of-the-art educational programs to a methodical treatment of the latest advancements, this two-volume handbook provides a solid point of reference necessary for establishing further research in this life-saving field. Topics Covered ¡E Artificial Organs ¡E Assistive Technology ¡E Biomedical Engineering Education ¡E Biomedical Ethics ¡E Biomaterials ¡E Biomechanics ¡E Biomedical Instrumentation ¡E Biomedical Sensors ¡E Bionanotechnology ¡E Biomedical Robotics ¡E Bioelectromagnetism ¡E Clinical Engineering ¡E Medical Informatics ¡E Bioinformatics ¡E Medical and Biological Analysis ¡E Medical Imaging ¡E Neural Engineering ¡E Physiological Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control ¡E Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices ¡E Rehabilitation Engineering
   
VM01-251 Suicide, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hawton, Keith/ 9780415597722/ Price:¢G 1020.00
 
Book Cover Suicide is increasingly recognized as a major global issue of public health, with far-reaching social, economic, and emotional consequences. The World Health Organization estimates that around 800,000 people die each year by suicide, with suicide attempts perhaps up to twenty times more frequent than the completed act. Moreover, in the past thirty years global suicide rates have increased by a dizzying 60 per cent. (For example, in Japan-after Russia, the developed world's leading suicide nation-more than 33,000 people committed suicide in 2007.) Some general facts are now widely known. For instance: suicide is mainly a (young) male act; mental disorders (such as depression and schizophrenia) are strongly associated with the majority of suicide cases; and suicide rates tend to increase during times of economic downturn, and decrease when individuals within society are well integrated-which probably explains why suicide rates tend to decline during wars. Also, certain groups of people (e.g. alcoholics, the bereaved, prisoners, and migrants) are recognized to be at particular risk of suicide. While it is possible to make such generalizations, many urgent questions, of course, remain unanswered. Consequently, practical and scholarly research better to understand the complex interaction of psychological, genetic, sociological, and environmental factors that may lead to suicide flourishes as never before, not least in the hope of instigating effective suicide-prevention strategies and initiatives. However, much of the literature remains inaccessible or is highly specialized and compartmentalized, so that it is often difficult to obtain an informed overview. To enable users to make sense of the sheer scale of the growth in research output-and the breadth of the field-this new four-volume collection from Routledge's Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare series answers the need for a comprehensive reference work offering wide-ranging and multidisciplinary perspectives on suicide and suicidal behaviour.
   
VM01-250 Machine Learning in Computer-Aided Diagnosis: Medical Imaging Intelligence and Analysis.
  Suzuki, Kenji/ 9781466600591/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Medical imaging is an indispensable tool for modern healthcare. Machine leaning plays an essential role in the medical imaging field, with applications including medical image analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, organ/lesion segmentation, image fusion, image-guided therapy, and image annotation and image retrieval. Machine Learning in Computer-Aided Diagnosis: Medical Imaging Intelligence and Analysis provides a comprehensive overview of machine learning research and technology in medical decision-making based on medical images. This book covers major technical advancements and research findings in the field of Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD). As it demonstrates the practical applications of CAD, this book is a useful reference for professors in engineering and medical schools, students in engineering and applied-science, medical students, medical engineers, researchers in industry, academia, and health science, radiologists, cardiologists, surgeons, and healthcare professionals. Topics Covered ¡E Automated Segmentation Computed Tomography Scans ¡E Clinical Machine Learning ¡E Computer-Aided Detection and Diagnosis ¡E Content-Based Image Retrieval ¡E Ensemble Learning ¡E Fuzzy Methods for Image Analysis ¡E Machine Learning Techniques ¡E Magnetic Resonance Imaging ¡E Medical Image Registration, Segmentation and Classification ¡E Relevance Feedback
   
VM01-249 Intravascular Imaging: Current Applications and Research Developments.
  Tsakanikas, Vasilios D./ 9781613500958/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Limitations of angiography, the traditional invasive method for assessing vascular pathology, have led to an interest in alternative invasive techniques that visualize the arterial wall and allow characterization of plaque type. These alternative techniques, which include intravascular ultrasound, angioscopy, thermography, optical coherence tomography, near infrared spectroscopy, and intravascular magnetic resonance imaging are able to provide valuable information regarding plaque vulnerability, the composition of plaque, and luminal morphology. Intravascular Imaging: Current Applications and Research Developments presents all available intravascular imaging techniques and analyzes their impact in clinical practice and research. This publication aims to inform medical specialists, biomedical engineers, bioinfomaticians, and researchers of current developments and future trends in intravascular imaging techniques, promoting continued evolution of this discipline. Topics Covered ¡E Angioscopy ¡E Fusion Methodologies and Intravascular Imaging ¡E Future Trends in Intravascular Imaging ¡E Implications of Intravascular Imaging ¡E Intravascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging ¡E Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) ¡E Near Infrared Spectroscopy ¡E Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) ¡E Role of Rheology in the Atherosclerotic Process ¡E Thermography
   
VM01-248 Healthcare Evaluation, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bausell, R. Barker/ 9781446249284/ Price:¢G 675.00
 
Book Cover Health evaluation has become increasingly important in recent years as policy makers, health professionals and health researchers become more concerned with the rigorous assessment of healthcare policies, health interventions and health research. This important volume, edited by Barker Bausell, will be a must-read for anyone interested in the methodological fundamentals of how best to design, carry out and analyse health evaluation studies, and anyone interested in making healthcare policy and health research more effective. This collection includes key publications on the topic of health evaluation, focusing primarily on four themes: evaluation theory and approaches to the process of evaluation, methods and design considerations, statistical issues and exemplary case studies. As part of the Fundamentals of Applied Research series, this four-volume major work offers an overview of seminal articles in the field of health evaluation that are designed to enable health professionals and their students to learn about, interpret and ultimately undertake evaluation studies in their own specialist fields.
   
VM01-244 Epigenetic Regulation and Epigenomics, 2-Vol/Set.
  Meyers, Robert A./ 9783527326822/ Price:US$ 575.00
 
Book Cover This 2-volume work contains a collection of essential articles covering key topics in Epigenetics. The first volumed covers the fundamentals of Epigenetics starting from molecular and cellular processes and the epigenenome. The second volume focuses on epigenetics of various organisms ranging from plants to humans and describes current and emerging technologies as well as medical applications. Among the chapters are updated articles from the acclaimed Meyers Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. The book gives a comprehensive overview of Epigenetic mechanisms in the cell, and provides an overview of analytical aspects and medical applications.
   
VM01-241 Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health, 2-Vols/Set.
  Rippe, James M/ 9781412950237/ Price:¢G 535.00
 
Book Cover The Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health offers thorough coverage of relevant topics and issues in historical and contemporary context, with information on lifestyle habits and practices and their impact on health. These volumes sort out the science behind nightly news reports and magazine cover stories, helping the reader to discern sound, evidence-based advice from that which is merely fad. The volumes convey the latest research on lifestyle medicine, incorporating content from such areas as health psychology, communication, public policy and health promotion, and disease prevention, among others. Researchers are empowered to lead and promote healthier lifestyles after perusing the hundreds of signed, authoritative entries written by leading experts in their respective fields. Accompanying bibliographies and suggested readings provide guidance toward more in-depth resources. This comprehensive reference resource is written accessibly, making it useful for a broad audience, including students and academics in the fields of health, physical education, biology, medicine, nursing and allied health, physical therapy, nutrition, public health, and health communication, as well as for lay readers interested in learning how to leader a healthier lifestyle.
   
VM01-236 Environmental Health and Science Desk Reference.
  Spellman, Frank R./ 9781605907574/ Price:US$ 114.00
 
Book Cover Every branch of science, every profession, and every engineering process has its own language for communication. Environmental health and environmental science are no different. To work within these major environmental fields, you must acquire a fundamental but wide-ranging vocabulary and knowledge of the components that make them up. An understanding of the tools, techniques, and key terms and concepts in the interrelated fields of environmental health and science is necessary for effective practice. In Environmental Health and Science Desk Reference, authors Frank R. Spellman and Revonna M. Bieber define and explain the terms and concepts used by environmental professionals, environmental science professionals, safety practitioners and engineers, and non-science professionals. Environmental science and health and occupational health and safety are not single topics, but rather a complex, colorful, and diversified array of interrelated subjects including all of the basic sciences, computer science, government, engineering, measurement, physics, health and disease, energy, security, disease, injury identification prevention and control, and much more. The practicing environmental specialist or student of environmental science, technology, health and safety engineering should know these topics. Without some knowledge of these topics it is difficult (if not impossible) to practice in any of the environmental fields.
   
VM01-235 Safety and Health Handbook for Cytotoxic Drugs.
  Murff, Samuel J./ 9781605907048/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Many Healthcare workers must deal on a daily basis with the transportation, preparation, storage, clean up, and disposal of cytotoxic drugs, which are used in chemotherapy because of their harmful effect on cancer cells. These drugs also have harmful effects on good cells, and they therefore pose a significant health risk to those who work with them. Yet there is little safety and health information available about them, and what information is available is scattered across a vast array of literature. The Safety and Health Handbook for Cytotoxic Drugs collects this information so that healthcare workers can better understand the drugs they work with and the safety and health procedures that should be followed. In it, author Samuel J. Murff presents comprehensive technical and procedural information on 106 of the most common cytotoxic drugs. The book provides guidance on quickly dealing with spills, reducing unnecessary exposure, and complying with pertinent regulations and standards in order to better equip healthcare workers to maintain a safe work environment.
   
VM01-188-3 Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare (D2H2), Vol. 3.
  Acharya, U. Rajendra/ 9781588832375/ Price:US$ 399.00
 
The growth of biosignal processing, medical imaging, control systems, artificial intelligence, communication engineering, and biomedical instrumentation have immensely benefited the clinicians in their quality of diagnosis and treatment. Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare (D2H2) deals with accurate and fast diagnosis of diseases and miniaturization and integration of instrumentation. It focuses on improving the quality of patient care from hospital-based system to delivery of healthcare from a central, hospital-based system to one that is more distributed and home-based. Hence it enables the delivery of healthcare to patients anywhere in the world by using different high-performance computing and medical science. This book has 21 chapters, which cover the various aspects of distributed diagnosis and home healthcare.
   
VM01-188-2 Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare (D2H2), Vol. 2.
  Acharya, U. Rajendra/ 9781588832368/ Price:US$ 399.00
 
The book has two parts: Part one is dedicated to diagnostics and the other part covers home health care. The diagnostics part covers physiological signal analysis, image analysis, and physiological modeling. Part two focuses on health care design, decision support, health care appliances, telemonitoring, and clinical governance.
   
SM01-438 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery.
  Brown, Mary B./ 9781465200143/ Price:US$ 84.00
 
   
SM01-426 Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance.
  Goddard, Jerome/ 9781439850855/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SM01-423 Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy.
  Stoltz, Jean-Francois/ 9781614990758/ Price:EUR 140.00
 
This book, whilst not covering all aspects of regenerative medicine or cell therapy, offers a current overview of this emerging multidisciplinary field, which has been described as "the way to improve the health and quality of life by restoring, maintaining, or enhancing tissue and organ functions". It explores some of the problems and challenges encountered, such as the need to overcome risks of teratogenic effects and/or immune reactions, and deals with the legal issues involved in national regulations.
   
SM01-422 OSCE Cases with Mark Schemes: A Revision Aid for Medical Finals.
  Shelmerdine, Susan/ 9781848290631/ Price:¢G 29.99
 
Medical students often feel they understand the theory behind the clinical aspect of medicine but seldom have enough chance to put what they learn into practice. In addition, clinical examinations pose a challenge to students who may be technically and theoretically excellent, but who have poor examination technique. It is quite common for students to lack understanding of how they will be marked, how much emphasis to place upon certain actions or how much detail is expected of them. 'OSCE CASES WITH MARK SCHEMES' is intended to fill this gap. It provides OSCE mark schemes to reflect the real OSCE experience, by encouraging self assessment when practicing the clinical scenarios.
   
SM01-416 Applications of Raman Spectroscopy to Biology: From Basic Studies to Disease Diagnosis.
  Ghomi, Mahmound/ 9781607509998/ Price:EUR 125.00
 
Among the topics covered are studies of drugs and their complexes with biomolecules on nanoparticles, application of SERS to blood analysis, studies of single cells and of applications to human cancer diagnostics. This will be a useful book for experimental scientists in academic, governmental, industrial and clinical environments and for those entering the field of biomolecular spectroscopy.
   
SM01-416 Plasmonic Biosensors: An Integrated View of Refractometric Detection
  Dahlin, Andreas B./ 9781607509653/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
Sections on nanoparticle plasmons and surface plasmons follow, leading to a review of SPR technology for biosensing. The optical properties of nanoholes in metal films and other more complicated plasmonic nanostructures are also briefly discussed. Later chapters discuss experimental plasmon spectroscopy and spectral analysis while the final sections discuss topics such as sensor response and the extent to which quantitative measurements can be made. The book introduces a few relatively controversial opinions on some open questions, such as how best to define sensor performance and the practical use of highly miniaturized sensors. Each of the chapters is extensively referenced and contains appropriate illustrations. The book contains a wealth of information that will be highly beneficial to both existing and new users of refractometric sensing techniques in life science research. It will be a valuable resource for post-graduate research students, academic researchers and those working in industry.
   
SM01-416 Vibrational Spectroscopy in Diagnosis and Screening.
  Severcan, Feride/ 9781614990581/ Price:EUR 150.00
 
This volume of Advances in Biomedical Spectroscopy contains chapters from leading experts who discuss the latest advances in the application of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), Near infrared (NIR), Terahertz and Raman spectroscopy for diagnosis and screening in fields ranging from medicine, dentistry, forensics and aquatic science. Many of the chapters provide information on sample preparation, data acquisition and data interpretation that would be particularly valuable for new users of these techniques including established scientists and graduate students in both academia and industry.
   
SM01-408 Nanomedicine and the Cardiovascular System.
  Hunter, Ross J./ 9781578087266/ Price:¢G 140.00
 
   
Quality of Life through Quality of Information. Proceedings of MIE2012
  Mantas, J./ 9781614991007/ Price:EUR 235.00
 
The book incorporates contributions related to the latest achievements in biomedical and health informatics in terms of major challenges such as interoperability, collaboration, coordination and patient-oriented healthcare at the most appropriate level of care. It also offers new perspectives for the future of biomedical and health informatics, critical appraisal of strategies for user involvement, insights for design, deployment and the sustainable use of electronic health records, standards, social software, citizen centred e-health, and new challenges in rehabilitation and social care informatics. The topics presented are interdisciplinary in nature and will be of interest to a variety of professionals; physicians, nurses and other allied health providers, health informaticians, engineers, academics and representatives from industry and consultancy in the various fields.
   
Research into Spinal Deformities 8.
  Kotwicki, T./ 9781614990666/ Price:EUR 145.00
 
This book presents the proceedings of the 9th biennial IRSSD meeting, held in Poznan, Poland, in July 2012. It includes peer-reviewed short papers or abstracts summarizing the 129 papers and posters included in the program, and covers all aspects of spinal deformity research, including etiology, genetics, biology, growth, metabolism, biomechanics, imaging technologies, innovations in treatment and treatment outcomes. This current overview of topics related to spinal deformities provides the opportunity for readers to learn more about the latest developments in this field, and it contributes to the advancement of study and research into spinal deformities for the benefit of patients.
   
Health Informatics: Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information - Selected Papers from the 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012).
  Maeder, A.J./ 9781614990772/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
This book presents 35 papers from the Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012), held in Sydney, Australia, in July and August 2012. The theme of the conference is ¡¥Health Informatics - Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information¡¦, and emphasizes the importance of assuring the integrity and security of health data and communications. The papers range from deeply theoretical to intensely practical, and address many elements of contemporary health informatics research endeavors, as well as peripheral, but related topics.
   
pHealth 2012: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health.
  B. Blobel/ 9781614990680/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
This book presents the proceedings of the 2012 pHealth conference, held in Porto, Portugal, in June 2012. The pHealth conference has emerged as the leading international meeting on wearable micro and nano technologies for personalized medicine, attracting scientists from various disciplines, clinicians, as well as policy makers from the healthcare industry, hospital administration and allied professionals. The book includes keynotes, invited speeches and selected submitted contributions. The areas covered include: the pHealth approach, new approaches to diagnosis and therapy, monitoring special diseases, system architecture, design and implementation, wearable sensor systems, smartphone applications and ambient assisted living.
   
HealthGrid Applications and Technologies Meet Science Gateways for Life Sciences.
  Gesing, S./ 9781614990536/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
This book presents the joint proceedings of the Tenth HealthGrid Conference and the Fourth International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences (IWSG-Life), held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in May 2012. The HealthGrid conference promotes the exchange and debate of ideas, technologies and solutions likely to promote the integration of grids into biomedical research and health in the broadest sense. The IWSG-Life workshop series is a forum that brings together scientists from the field of life sciences, bioinformatics, and computer science to advance computational biology and chemistry in the context of science gateways. These events have been jointly organized to maximize the benefit from synergies and stimulate the forging of further links in joint research areas.
   
Large Scale Projects in eHealth: Partnership in Modernization.
  Blobel, B./ 9781614990512/ Price:EUR 100.00
 
Large Scale Projects in eHealth provides insight into the use of information and communication technology in different countries and is designed to have a high relevance in practice and further research.
   
Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed.
  Westwood, J.D./ 9781614990215/ Price:EUR 160.00
 
MMVR stimulates interaction between developers and end users and promotes unorthodox problem-solving as a complement to rigorous scientific methodology. This book will interest all who are involved with the future of medicine.
   
How To Study For Standardized Examinations.
  Sefcik, Donald/ 9780763773625/ Price:US$ 54.95
 
This review guide combines a content-based (facts) approach used by many board-review textbooks with a context-based (application) approach to studying, learning and performing on national board examinations. Readers will develop and/or expand their self-efficacy (an evidence-based and widely reported skill required to excel academically) and improve efficiency as they position themselves to obtain maximal scores on their national boards. This text should be read before studying, especially for those students who have trouble with test-taking and need additional strategic support. How to Study for Standardized Examinations expands upon the test-taking strategies that are needed to really excel on exams and includes two multiple-choice practice exams with feedback. The exams are general basic science and medicine questions applicable to all health care students. This text is a valuable study resource for students and practitioners who have a difficult time taking tests.
   
Phlebotomy: Principles And Practice With Access Code.
  Moini, Jahangir/ 9781449652609/ Price:US$ 114.95
 
Phlebotomy: Principles and Practice reviews the roles and responsibilities of the phlebotomist including appropriate interaction with patients and clients, use of medical terminology, awareness of legal aspects of phlebotomy, compliance with safety standards and standard precautions, knowledge of frequently ordered lab tests, the ability to prioritize tasks and schedules, clerical skills, and preparation of blood film slides. This efficient text also covers the fundamentals of the medical laboratory, anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, infection control, communication skills, use of computer technology and equipment, and special procedures.
   
New Biomarkers of Exposure to Metals Using Exhaled Breath Condensate (EBC).
  Fe'lix, P.M./ 9781614991557/ Price:EUR 60.00
 
This book describes a study which examines the use of exhaled breath condensate (EBC) as a possible non-invasive tool for the evaluation of exposure to metal aerosols, fumes and airborne particulates. Exhaled breath condensate is a body fluid which is collected through the condensation of exhaled breath under conditions of tidal breathing. It is commonly used for the determination of oxidative biomarkers in airway inflammation. By using data collected from the EBC of differently exposed groups of workers in the lead processing industries, including a non-exposed group, this study investigates whether EBC is a suitable matrix for assessing exposure to metals, and determines its applicability as a routine based bioindicator in occupational settings.
   
Global Telehealth 2012: Delivering Quality Healthcare Anywhere Through Telehealth.
  Smith, A.C./ 9781614991519/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Health systems worldwide are under increasing pressure to deliver services in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Telehealth, or the delivery of health services at a distance, has an important role to play in achieving this. Communication technologies are becoming more readily accessible and affordable, and an array of telehealth applications are emerging which have potential benefits for patients and clinicians, particularly in areas where health services are traditionally limited, non-existent or difficult to access.
   
Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2012: Advanced Technologies in the Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences.
  Wiederhold, B.K/ 9781614991205/ Price:EUR 145.00
 
he book underlines the progress cybertherapy has made in treating a variety of disorders; it also explores the challenges still to be faced, including the development of easy-to-use and more affordable hardware and software, as well as objective measurement tools. It also highlights the need to address potential side effects, and the importance of implementing more controlled studies to evaluate the strength of cybertherapy in comparison to traditional therapies, and will be of interest to all those involved in the delivery of healthcare today.
   
Change and Reform in Medicine and Health Education in China: A Teaching Staffs Perspective.
  Du, Xiangyun/ 9788792982346/ Price:EUR 75.00
 
These changes are also occurring in China. In the past twenty years, medical education in China has initiated a series of reforms. The current reforms have mainly been led by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. These initial actions have evidenced both positive and negative attitudes and reactions. Is there a need to make further reforms and changes? If so, in what aspects? This book documents a national investigation of attitudes from teaching staff on the reforms and changes. Nearly 1800 teaching staff from 23 medical universities participated in this investigation. The results suggest that sustainable educational change demands not only supports from policy-makers and leaderships, but also active participation from teaching staff. In order for the implementation of reforms and changes to be successful, two factors are essential from the teaching staff¡¦s perspective. First, it is important for teaching staff to gain a deep understanding of educational reform and change, and second, they should develop appropriate skills to be able to conduct the reforms through their teaching practice. To provide these two factors, institutional facilitation is necessary and crucial.
   
VM01-247 E-Health Communities and Online Self-Help Groups: Applications and Usage.
  Smedberg, Asa/ 9781609608668/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover E-health communities, also called Web-based health communities, have become popular arenas for support and sharing of experience, knowledge and advice among patients and citizens. E-health communities are used on a day-to-day basis by people who help each other cope with different health conditions and learn together about health-related issues and behaviors. E-Health Communities and Online Self-Help Groups: Applications and Usage will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of applications and usage of e-health communities for self-help groups who struggle with health disorders, disabilities, lifestyle issues and other health concerns. Different e-health community settings will be presented, observations of community usage and effects discussed, and complementing ways to measure effectiveness will be introduced and analyzed. Topics Covered ¡E Conversation Analysis Methods ¡E E-Health Communities and Trust ¡E E-Health Communities and Coping ¡E E-Health Communities on Health Disorders ¡E E-Health Communities on Lifestyle Issues ¡E E-Health Communities, Knowledge and Learning ¡E E-Health Community Usage ¡E Evaluation Methods and Measurements ¡E Flexible and User-Oriented E-Health Communities ¡E Impact of E-Health Communities
   
VM01-246 E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges.
  Watfa, Mohamed K./ 9781613501238/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover There has been a dramatic increase in the utilization of wireless technologies in healthcare systems as a consequence of the wireless ubiquitous and pervasive communications revolution. Emerging information and wireless communication technologies in health and healthcare have led to the creation of e-health systems, also known as e-healthcare, which have been drawing increasing attention in the public and have gained strong support from government agencies and various organizations. E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges explores the developments and challenges associated with the successful deployment of e-healthcare systems. The book combines research efforts in different disciplines including pervasive wireless communications, wearable computing, context-awareness, sensor data fusion, artificial intelligence, neural networks, expert systems, databases, and security. This work serves as a comprehensive reference for graduate students in bioengineering and also provides solutions for medical researchers who are faced with the challenge of designing and implementing a cost-effective pervasive and ubiquitous wireless communication system. Topics Covered ¡E Autonomic Sensor Networks for Healthcare ¡E Cyber Physical Systems for Patient Monitoring ¡E E-Surgery Using Large Bandwidth Connections ¡E Home Monitoring and Ambient Assisted Applications ¡E Middleware for E-Health ¡E RFID Applications in E Healthcare ¡E Wearable and Implantable Sensors for Healthcare ¡E Wireless Body Area Networks ¡E Wireless Communications in Healthcare ¡E Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare
   
VM01-245 Gaze Interaction and Applications of Eye Tracking: Advances in Assistive Technologies.
  Majaranta, Paivi/ 9781613500989/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Recent advances in eye tracking technology will allow for a proliferation of new applications. Improvements in interactive methods using eye movement and gaze control could result in faster and more efficient human computer interfaces, benefitting users with and without disabilities. Gaze Interaction and Applications of Eye Tracking: Advances in Assistive Technologies focuses on interactive communication and control tools based on gaze tracking, including eye typing, computer control, and gaming, with special attention to assistive technologies. For researchers and practitioners interested in the applied use of gaze tracking, the book offers instructions for building a basic eye tracker from off-the-shelf components, gives practical hints on building interactive applications, presents smooth and efficient interaction techniques, and summarizes the results of effective research on cutting edge gaze interaction applications. Topics Covered ¡E Applications for People with Disabilities ¡E Assistive Technologies ¡E Eye Tracking ¡E Gaze Control ¡E Gaze Interaction ¡E Gaze Tracking ¡E Gaze-Aware Systems ¡E Human Computer Interfaces ¡E User Interfaces
   
VM01-243 Quality Assurance in Healthcare Service Delivery, Nursing and Personalized Medicine: Technologies and Processes.
  Lazakidou, Athina/ 9781613501207/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Quality of life is difficult to define and even more difficult to measure; as such, outcomes from nursing in continuing care are not easily articulated. Quality Assurance in Healthcare Service Delivery, Nursing and Personalized Medicine: Technologies and Processes offers a framework for measuring quality of service in the healthcare industry as it pertains to nursing, with insight into how new technologies and the design of personalized medicine have improved quality of care and quality of life. Assessment and feedback are a vital part of developing and designing personalized medicine, and this book details case studies and the latest research in the field of healthcare service delivery assessment. In addition to describing assessment methodology, the book is also a compendium of the latest research into new medical technologies. Topics Covered ¡E Bioethics ¡E Medical Informatics ¡E Patient and Nurse Assessment ¡E Personalized Medicine ¡E Quality Assessment and Assurance ¡E Quality of Care ¡E Risk Management ¡E Service Delivery ¡E Systems Biology ¡E Telemedicine Services
   
VM01-242 Management Engineering for Effective Healthcare Delivery: Principles and Applications.
  Kolker, Alexander/ 9781609608729/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover Due to massive technological and medical advances in the life sciences (molecular genetics, biology, biochemistry, etc.), modern medicine is increasingly effective in treating individual patients, but little technological advancement has focused on advancing the healthcare infrastructure. Management Engineering for Effective Healthcare Delivery: Principles and Applications illustrates the power of management engineering for quantitative managerial decision-making in healthcare settings. This understanding makes it possible, in turn, to predict performance and/or real resource requirements, allowing decision-makers to be truly proactive rather than reactive. The distinct feature of this book is that it provides international exposure to this challenging area. Topics Covered ¡E Dynamic Capacity Management in a Hospital Setting ¡E EHR and EMR ¡E Healthcare Management Engineering ¡E Intensive Care Unit Operational Modeling and Analysis ¡E Outlier Management ¡E Patient Flow ¡E Probabilistic Resource Optimization ¡E Radio Frequency Identification ¡E Simulation Modeling of Healthcare Delivery ¡E Stakeholder Dissonance in Healthcare Delivery
   
VM01-240 New Technologies for Advancing Healthcare and Clinical Practices.
  Tan, Joseph/ 9781609607807/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover As technology becomes further engrained in the modern healthcare experience, an understanding of the impact created by the implementation of each new technology as well as the issues surrounding the today's medical experience is never more necessary. New Technologies for Advancing Healthcare and Clinical Practices chronicles the latest developments that are forming the future of medicine. This book introduces and explores the current technological innovations and applications of information systems and informatics in the healthcare industry while directing frameworks for advancing healthcare and clinical practices and research. Practitioners, educators, and researchers will find an international collection of case studies, surveys, and empirical research using qualitative approaches. Topics Covered ¡E Alerts in Healthcare Applications ¡E Clinical Decision Support Systems ¡E Content-Based Image Retrieval ¡E EMR Functions and Physician Characteristics ¡E Evidence-Based Medical Guidelines ¡E Internet as a Source of Health Information ¡E IT Adoption and Evaluation in Healthcare ¡E Open Source Health Information Technology Projects ¡E Stakeholder Analysis in Healthcare Information Systems ¡E Telemedicine Services
   
VM01-239 Clinical Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  / 9781609605612/ Price:US$ 2495.00
 
Book Cover Modern technological advances in medicine are not restricted to treatments, but rather have revolutionized the entire application of healthcare from finding a doctor to executing a treatment. Clinical Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications provides an exhaustive chronicling of these changes through the compiled research of hundreds of scholars. This multi-volume book delves into the many applications of information technology ranging from digitizing patient records to high-performance computing, to medical imaging and diagnostic technologies. Technological advancements have begun turning potential breakthroughs into established applications across the field of healthcare, as demonstrated by these volumes. The importance of healthcare cannot be overstated, making this work vital to everyone involved in creating the future of medicine. Topics Covered ¡E Clinical high-performance computing ¡E Digital privacy ¡E Human-computer interaction ¡E Informatics in healthcare ¡E Information science ¡E Medical imaging ¡E Medical technologies ¡E Mobile healthcare ¡E Mobile technologies ¡E Patient-centered care
   
VM01-238 U.S. Health Policy and Politics: A Documentary History.
  Hillstrom, Kevin/ 9781608710263/ Price:¢G 120.00
 
Book Cover U.S. Health Policy and Politics: A Documentary History brings together more than 150 primary-source historic documents that will help readers understand how U.S. health policies have evolved to the point where they now exert a tremendous influence over virtually every aspect of American life, from the commercial fortunes of industries to the household budgets of ordinary families. These carefully selected primary sources, including speeches, congressional and courtroom testimony, private letters, classified memoranda, etc., will be supplemented with authoritative original writing that provides vital context for featured documents. Thematic chapter organization brings together often disparate documents and chronological organization within those chapters helps give students a clearer picture of how events have unfolded over time. Among the high-interest topics that will be examined are trends in insurance costs and coverage; government health care programs; inequities in health care; trends in hospital and physician care and business practice; government regulation of personal health care decisions; and trends in medical research and technology.
   
VM01-237 Early Detection and Rehabilitation Technologies for Dementia: Neuroscience and Biomedical Applications.
  Wu, Jinglong/ 9781609605599/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Dementia is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, of which Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most frequent cause. AD is characterized by the progressive formation of insoluble amyloid plaques and vascular deposits of amyloid beta peptide in the brain. AD patients suffer from a loss of neurons and synapses in the cerebral cortex and certain sub-cortical regions. Early Detection and Rehabilitation Technologies for Dementia: Neuroscience and Biomedical Applications provides a comprehensive collection for experts in the Neuroscience and Biomedical technology fields. Outlining various concepts from cognitive neuroscience and dementia to neural technology and rehabilitation; this book proves to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, in order to promote scientific research and industrial development in the field of early detection and rehabilitation technology of dementia. Topics Covered o Alzheimer disease and other dementias o Apraxia, dyslexia, and other neuron diseases o Attention, memory, language, and other higher functions o Brain-machine interface and rehabilitation o Clinical technology for neurology o Imaging and pathologic diagnosis o Imaging cognitive neuroscience o Neural and cognitive rehabilitations o Rehabilitation robotics and biomechatronics o Social medicine and dementia
   
VM01-234 Digital Forensics for the Health Sciences: Applications in Practice and Research.
  Daskalaki, Andriani/ 9781609604837/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Digital forensics deals with the acquisition, preservation, analysis and presentation of electronic data. The detailed documentation and analysis of human data with 3D-imaging and processing techniques has led to qualitative improvements in forensic pathologic investigation and documentation. Digital Forensics for the Health Sciences: Applications in Practice and Research discusses current applications of digital forensics in health sciences as well as the latest research in this area. This reference work covers basic concepts, best practices, common techniques, investigative challenges and, most importantly, examines the major limitations of current tools and discusses approaches that may help investigators deal with the ever-increasing size and complexity of forensic targets. Topics Covered o Automating human identification o Dental age assessment of children and adults o Digital forensics best practices o Digitized medical images o Facial reconstruction o Forensic anthropology o Forensic odontology o Forensics statistics o Machine learning for clinical data processing o Vertebral morphometry in forensics
   
VM01-233 E-Health, Assistive Technologies and Applications for Assisted Living: Challenges and Solutions.
  Rocker, Carsten/ 9781609604691/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover E-health technologies will play an increasingly important role in the coming years, as more and more older people will require medical care and support. Due to the prevalent demographic changes and the continuously decreasing number of nursing staff and caregivers, there is an increased need for intelligent medical technologies, which enable people to live independently at home. E-Health, Assistive Technologies and Applications for Assisted Living: Challenges and Solutions reviews existing literature in assistive technologies and provides suggestions and solutions for improving the quality of assisted living facilities and residences through the use of e-health systems and services. Topics Covered o Ambient assisted living research and development o Assistive technologies for an aging population o Changing healthcare delivery o Participative personal health record system development o Patient centered medical home o Privacy and security in e-health applications o Real-time teleconsultation in emergency medical services o Role of online trust in e-health o Security in e-health applications o Wearable systems for monitoring mobility related activities
   
VM01-232 Ethical Issues and Security Monitoring Trends in Global Healthcare: Technological Advancements.
  Brown, Steven A./ 9781609601744/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover A significant benefit of the move towards electronic creation and storage of personally identifiable health information is the opportunity for secondary use of this data. Ethical Issues and Security Monitoring Trends in Global Healthcare: Technological Advancements identifies practices and strategies being developed using the new technologies that are available. This book encourages academics, teachers, researchers, and professionals to engage in thoughtful consideration of the impact that these tools might have on public health and safety practices. Topics Covered o Empowerment of the public health system o Ethical implications of security monitoring in healthcare o Health data sharing o Patient privacy o Public health monitoring o Regional, national, and global network architecture and design o Securing mandated datasets o Security in the healthcare industry o Trends in global healthcare
   
VM01-230 Smart Healthcare Applications and Services: Developments and Practices.
  Rocker, Carsten/ 9781609601805/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Within the last years a variety of new healthcare concepts for supporting and assisting users in technology-enhanced home environments emerged. These so-called ¡§smart healthcare technologies¡¨ are characterized by a combined use of information and communication technologies and health monitoring devices in the home domain. Smart Healthcare Applications and Services: Developments and Practices provides an in-depth introduction into medical, social, psychological, and technical aspects of smart healthcare applications as well as their consequences for the design, use and acceptance of future systems. The knowledge and insights provided in this book will help students as well as systems designers understand the fundamental social and technical requirements smart healthcare technologies have to meet. Topics Covered ¡E Adaptive and tangible user interfaces for e-health systems ¡E Ambient assisted living environments ¡E Handheld devices and mobile computing in e-health systems ¡E Human aspects of future and emerging healthcare technologies ¡E Model-based design of e-health systems ¡E Privacy, security, and trust in e-health applications ¡E Social and societal implications of e-health applications ¡E Software infrastructures and architectures for implementing e-health applications ¡E Technologies and devices for smart healthcare systems ¡E Usability of healthcare information systems
   
VM01-229 Human-Centered Design of E-Health Technologies: Concepts, Methods and Applications.
  Ziefle, Martina/ 9781609601775/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Electronic healthcare technologies support the interaction between patients and health-service providers, institution-to-institution transmission of data, and peer-to-peer communication between patients and health professionals. These technologies promise to deliver significant improvements in access to care, quality of care, and the efficiency and productivity of the health sector. Human-Centered Design of E-Health Technologies: Concepts, Methods and Applications unites researchers and industry practitioners from different disciplines to share their domain-specific knowledge and thereby contribute to a holistic introduction into the area of human-centered design for e-health applications. The knowledge and insights provided in this book will help students, as well as systems designers, to understand the fundamental social and technical requirements future e-health systems have to meet. By providing a well-rounded introduction within one single volume, this book is equally suited as a library reference and upper-level course supplement, but also represents a first-class resource for independent study.
   
VM01-227 Gender and Health, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hunt, Kate/ 9780415569767/ Price:¢G 830.00
 
A tradition of research stemming back to at least the 1960s has highlighted the gendered assumptions that are built into the provision of healthcare. This occurs within the community where women generally shoulder the burden of caring for others, and in formal health systems where the division of labour is often highly patriarchal. Gendered assumptions about the kinds of health problems that men and women suffer from, and about the ways that they relate to symptoms of illness, may bias decision-making by service providers, often in ways that are not beneficial to health. Issues and themes in and around gender and health such as these continue to generate a huge scholarly literature, and this new collection from Routledge's Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to help researchers and students navigate and make sense of it. The collection is made up of four volumes which bring together the best and most influential canonical and cutting-edge research. It draws together key works spanning theoretical developments and empirical research which uses a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. With a full index, and thoughtful introductions, newly written by the editors, Gender and Health traces the progress of research in this field and highlights the challenges for future research. It will be valued by scholars, students, and researchers as a vital and enduring resource.
   
VM01-226 Healthcare Delivery Reform and New Technologies: Organizational Initiatives.
  Guah, Matthew/ 9781609601836/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Healthcare delivery reform initiatives focus on improving the quality of patient care while also increasing the efficiency of existing healthcare programs. Healthcare Delivery Reform and New Technologies: Organizational Initiatives contains cross-disciplinary research on strategic initiatives for healthcare reform that impact not only patients, but also organizations, healthcare providers, and policymakers. Contributions focus on the operational as well as theoretical aspects of healthcare management, healthcare delivery processes, and patient-centered initiatives. Topics Covered o Efficacy of healthcare o Evaluation of e-health o Healthcare access and privacy o Healthcare delivery in developing countries o IT system adoption in healthcare organizations o Medical data visualization o Patient monitoring o Public healthcare o Wireless technology in healthcare
   
VM01-225 Handbook of Systems Toxicology, 2-Vols/Set.
  Casciano, Daniel A./ 9780470684016/ Price:US$ 457.00
 
Book Cover In the first handbook to comprehensively cover the emerging area of systems toxicology, the Handbook of Systems Toxicology provides an authoritative compilation of up-to-date developments presented by internationally recognised investigators. Focusing on two rapidly developing cutting edge technologies - "omics" technology and nanotechnology with special emphasis on their applications - the scope and structure reflects the multidimensional character of these areas of toxicological research. Cutting edge molecular technologies such as microarray, proteomics, metabolomics, informatics, biomarkers, in vivo and in vitro models as well as the use of these new technologies in regulatory environments are addressed. An insight into the current trends and future directions of research in this rapidly developing field is also provided, offering an excellent source of authoritative and up-to-date information for investigators, toxicologists, risk assessors and regulators in academia, industry and government. Contents Part 1 Toxicogenomics Part 2 Nutrigenomics Part 3 Genomic Technology Part 4 Proteomic Technology Part 5 Metabolomic Technology Part 6 Bioinformatics and Chemoinformatics Part 7 Systemics Part 8 Image Analysis, Sequencing and Systems Modeling Part 9 Nanotechnology Part 10 Regulatory Applications
   
VM01-224 User-Driven Healthcare and Narrative Medicine: Utilizing Collaborative Social Networks and Technologies.
  Biswas, Rakesh/ 9781609600976/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover E-healthcare, Health 2.0, and user driven healthcare are steadily increasing in popularity among patients and healthcare professionals. In spite of this, there is surprisingly little written about the wealth of information available on the Web created by individual healthcare users, in terms of their experiential disease narratives, potential learning, and improved healthcare results. User-Driven Healthcare and Narrative Medicine: Utilizing Collaborative Social Networks and Technologies fills this gap by exploring various individual user driven strategies that move towards solving multiple clinical system problems in healthcare, utilizing real life examples. Documenting individual concrete experiences, reflective observations, abstract conceptualizations and particular instances of active experimentation, this text is a valuable resource not only for the healthcare academic community, but patients interested in social networking to improve their own healthcare outcomes. Topics Covered * Community ontologies in user driven healthcare * Medical education with Web 2.0 * Online health community organizations * online health education * Online learning in discussion groups * Patient Journey Record Systems * Personal Narratives and Implications for Social Networking * Social constructions of chronic diseases * Social Networks for Health Innovation * Transplant Medicine 2.0 * Ubiquitous Information Therapy
   
VM01-223 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications.
  Cashin, Andrew/ 9781609600341/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Because of the constant advances and dynamics within the nascent field of nursing informatics, many nurses struggle in practice as they continue to try and apply habitual communication practices in the new environment without any critical reflection on, and adaptation of, those practices. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications serves as a valuable asset for nurses, administrators and practitioners who want to improve their understanding of nursing informatics. Critiquing fundamental concepts such as evidence based practice, and examining possible applications of such concepts in the contemporary context of nursing informatics, this text offers chapter and case studies focusing on technology's contributions to nursing theory and practice, nursing systems management, and decision-support in nursing. Topics Covered o Practical and Practice Knowing o Communication and nursing relationships o Praxis: the essential nursing construct * The Nature of Nursing Work * Translation of evidence into practice * History of nursing informatics * Nursing research and generation of evidence * Ethics in nursing and nursing informatics * Humanization of Health Care * Telenursing * Rural and Remote Mental Health
   
VM01-221 Handbook of Research on Personal Autonomy Technologies and Disability Informatics.
  Pereira, Javier/ 9781605662060/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Information technologies constitute a very important contribution to the integration of a population into its environment. Unfortunately, in most cases the development of new technologies does not consider the special needs of potentially disabled users. The Handbook of Research on Personal Autonomy Technologies and Disability Informatics proposes a comprehensive description of the needs that must be considered by IT engineers when designing technical assistance tools that can be used by disabled persons according to their specific motoric, visual, auditive, or psychic needs. Contributing basic knowledge for persons in IT development and health care related to physical and psychic disabilities, this book adds over 50 authoritative articles by international experts to the defining body of research in autonomy technologies and disability informatics. Topics Covered o Altered auditory feedback as a prosthetic-therapy o Assistive technologies o Augmentative and alternative communication devices o Blind user interfacing o Human-centered metal hydride actuator systems for rehabilitation o Nascent access technologies o Personal autonomy with e-mentoring o Sensory Rhythmic Stimulation o Smart sensing solutions for the visually impaired o Web accessibility
   
VM01-220 Global Health, 4-Vols/Set.
  Labonte, Ronald/ 9780857023889/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Book Cover This collection of key source materials documents the history of the field, identifies important turning points in research and practice, and indicates key challenges for the future. It also addresses the urgent need for perspectives from the global South to complement the more familiar ones of official documents and researchers in high income countries. Volume One: Historical Perspectives Volume Two: Scientific Advances Volume Three: Scientific Consolidation Volume Four: Global Health Ethics, Public Policy and Challenges for the Future
   
VM01-219 Certification and Security in Health-Related Web Applications: Concepts and Solutions.
  Chryssanthou, Anargyros/ 9781616928957/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Health-related Web applications have provided advanced services, such as telemedicine, to patients and doctors. However, with the creation of these applications has come the need to record, process and store medical information by following standard and lawful procedures, to protect medical data from unauthorized access, and to ensure continuity and constant availability of healthcare services. Certification and Security in Health-Related Web Applications: Concepts and Solutions aims to bridge the worlds of healthcare and information technology, increase the security awareness of professionals, students and users and highlight the recent advances in certification and security in health-related Web applications. Topics Covered o Applying ISO certification in the e-health sector o Flexibility and security of careflow systems modeled by petri nets o Modeling access control in healthcare organizations o Process-oriented personal health record systems o Secure exchange of electronic health records o Securing and prioritizing health information o Security issues in biomedical grid portals o Security policy coverage in healthcare o Statistical models for security in web healthcare information systems
   
VM01-218 Wireless Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare: Systems and Applications.
  Lazakidou, Athina/ 9781615208050/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Improving the quality of life for the disabled and elderly is a pressing issue for today's European societies, as Europe, and industrialized countries worldwide, are confronted with a demographic shift. Researchers are looking toward Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) as the solution to this problem. Wireless Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare: Systems and Applications provides a compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations of concepts and processes within the area of AAL. It focuses on innovative wireless solutions for smart home environments, which will positively contribute to independent living and quality of life for disabled and elderly individuals, as they rely less on caretakers and more on technology. Other topics include information and communication technologies related to health, new developments in distributed applications and interoperable systems, applications and services, wireless technologies and architectures for health monitoring systems, and wireless communication and sensor networks in smart living space. Topics Covered o Pervasive Information Systems o Data Mining o TETRA Networks o Health Information Transfer o Computational Intelligence Techniques o Wireless Sensor Networks o WiMAX Networks o Telemedicine Applications o Smart Home Environment o E-health Interoperability using E-government Frameworks
   
VM01-217 Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies: Applying High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing.
  Pereira, Manuela/ 9781605662800/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
The massive volume of data that some medical and biological applications generate require special processing resources that guarantee privacy and security, creating a crucial need for cluster and grid computing. Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies: Applying High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing disseminates knowledge regarding high performance computing for medical applications and bioinformatics. Containing a defining body of research on the subject, this critical reference source includes a valuable collection of cutting-edge research chapters for those working in the broad field of medical informatics and bioinformatics.
   
VM01-215 E-Health Systems Quality and Reliability: Models and Standards.
  Moumtzoglou, Anastasius/ 9781616928438/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Healthcare professionals and patients hold fundamentally different views with respect to the content of quality in healthcare as related to the reliability of systems and services. E-Health Systems Quality and Reliability: Models and Standards addresses the reason, principles and functionality of health and health care systems and presents a novel framework for revealing, understanding and implementing appropriate management interventions leading to qualitative improvement. It also provides evidence on the quality and reliability of telemedicine and reviews standards and guidelines for practicing medicine at a distance. Topics Covered *E-Health Communities for Learning Healthy Habits *E-learning in Healthcare *Evaluation considerations for e-health systems *IT Architecture for Drug Effectiveness Reporting *Patient-physician relationship *Principles and Logic of Quality Management in Healthcare *Quality Assurance in Evidence-based Medicine *Quality, E-Health and Healthcare Education *Reliability aspects in evidence-based e-medicine *Telemedicine Standards and Guidelines Development
   
VM01-214 Developments in Healthcare Information Systems and Technologies: Models and Methods.
  Tan, Joseph/ 9781616920029/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
The need for continual development and transformation of healthcare information systems is evident, though progress in this arena is often met with a significant number of challenges. Developments in Healthcare Information Systems and Technologies: Models and Methods presents the latest research in healthcare information systems design, development, and deployment, benefiting researchers, practitioners, and students. Contributions investigate topics such as clinical education, electronic medical records, clinical decision support systems, and IT adoption in healthcare. Topics Covered *Health service management *Modeling of healthcare systems *Open source software and e-health *Patient-doctor profiling *Ubiquitous healthcare systems *Patient online discussions *Public health programs *Process thinking in healthcare *Health IT futures *Electronic medical records
   
VM01-213 Grid Technologies for E-Health: Applications for Telemedicine Services and Delivery.
  Kldiashvili, Ekaterina/ 9781616920104/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Grid computing has emerged as an important new field, distinguished from conventional distributed computing by its focus on large-scale resource sharing and innovative applications as well as an establishment for the creation of e-health networks. Grid Technologies for E-Health: Applications for Telemedicine Services and Delivery examines innovations to further improve medical management using grid computing. A defining collection of field advancements, this publication discusses the significance of automation and IT resources in healthcare technology previously infeasible due to computing and data-integration constraints. Topics Covered *Health care grid services *Diagnostic pathology *Grid technology in telepathology *Gridifying neuroscientific pipelines *Computational grids *Wireless sensor networks *Teleradiology grids *Tele-audiology *Virtual organization technology for e-health *E-learning in telemedicine
   
VM01-212 Encyclopedia of Family Health, 2-Vols/Set.
  Craft-Rosenberg, Martha/ 9781412969185/ Price:¢G 270.00
 
Book Cover The Encyclopedia of Family Health provides a comprehensive summary of theory, research, practice, and policy on family health and wellness promotion for students and researchers. What is unique about the process in the discussion of healthcare and interventions to use when working with families? What assessment tools provide guidance for healthcare providers as they determine interventions for families in their care? What are the changing dimensions of contemporary family life, and what impact do those dimensions have on health promotion for families? How is family healthcare changing in terms of practices, delivery systems, costs and insurance coverage? Students are able to explore these questions and more in entries written by experts from all relevant fields. Entries examine theory, research and policy as they relate to family practice in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free. From 'Adolescent Suicide' and 'Alternative Therapies' to 'Visitation during Hospitalization' and 'Weight Problems and Genetics', this work provides coverage of a variety of issues within a family context. Features *Approximately 350 signed entries across 2 volumes (1,000 printed pages) provide authoritative and comprehensive coverage. *Entries written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and public policy offer unique cross-disciplinary perspective. *A "Reader's Guide" in the front matter groups entries thematically, entries conclude with cross-references and further readings, and the entire work concludes with a detailed index, all designed to maximally assist students in their research quests.
   
VM01-211 Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, 2-Vols/Set.
  Kleiman, Mark A. R./ 9781412976954/ Price:¢G 270.00
 
Book Cover In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon declared drugs "public enemy number one" and waged the War on Drug after tests on returning Vietnam War veterans revealed alarming levels of heroin use. Spanning two volumes of approximately 450 articles in an A-to-Z format, the encyclopedia explores this controversial war through the lens of varied disciplines, and a full spectrum of articles explains topics from Colombian cartels and Mexican kingpins to television reportage; from "just say no" advertising to heroin production; from narco-terrorism to over $500 billion in United States government expenditure. Key Themes - Cases - Conferences and Conventions - Countries (Affecting U.S. Drug Policy) - Drug Trade and Trafficking - Laws and Policies - Organizations and Agencies - People -Presidential Administrations - Treatment and Addiction - Types of Drugs
   
VM01-210 Biomedical Engineering and Information Systems: Technologies, Tools and Applications.
  Shukla, Anupam/ 9781616920043/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
The multidisciplinary field of biomedical engineering is critical to the advancement and continual evolution of medical tools and technologies. Bridging the disciplines of engineering and medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Information Systems: Technologies, Tools and Applications, informs researchers, clinicians, and practitioners of the latest developments in diagnostic tools, decision support systems, and intelligent devices that impact and redefine research in and delivery of medical services. Topics Covered *Vascular bioengineering *Biological effect of AC-DC electromagnetic fields *Social and ethical concerns of biomedical engineering *Biomedical watermarking *Electrical impedance tomography *Large medical data sets *Health information exchange *E-medical education *Artificial intelligence in medical field *Analysis and prediction of DNA
   
VM01-209 Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems.
  Kabene, Stefane M./ 9781615208852/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
While many countries enjoy the benefits of modern healthcare systems and social and economic policies that improve life expectancy, many countries still have high maternal and infant mortality rates, struggle with infectious diseases, and face critical human resource shortages in healthcare. Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems addresses two major problems that threaten the health of the human race. The first of which is the lack of human resources in healthcare. We need to ensure that we have an adequate number of healthcare professionals who are highly motivated and properly trained. Furthermore, we need to ensure that they have the latest health technology at their disposal, which is the second major issue facing the world today. The world's most respected scholars and practitioners describe their experiences and propose possible theoretical and practical solutions in this relevant and timely handbook. Topics Covered *Human Resources Planning *Human Resource Management *E-health *Health Informatics *Telehealth *Distance Education as a Retention Strategy *Recruitment and Retention of Healthcare Professionals *Collaborative Research Model *Humanotics *Learning Healthcare Organization
   
VM01-198 Performance Evaluation in BREAST CANCER: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment.
  Eddie Y. K. Ng/ 9781588831569/ Price:US$ 399.00
 
Breast cancer is a leading cause of death nowadays in women throughout the world. In developed countries it is most common type of cancer in women and second or third most common malignancy in developing countries. It is gradually increasing and remains as a significant public health concern. There are various modalities available to detect the presence of breast cancer these days. They are light (optical), sound (ultrasound), heat (thermogram), magnetism, attenuation, microwave, X-rays, nuclear, electrical impedance, computer modeling (inverse simulation), or a fusion of different methods and computer-aided diagnosis. This book covers most of the areas namely breast screening instrumentation, early reliable diagnosis, and therapeutic methods possible. The book has four parts. First part of the book covers different kinds of breast cancers and their pathology and diagnosis of the breast cancer using mammogram, ultrasound images, and electropotentials using advanced image processing techniques. Various methods used for the performance evaluation of the breast cancer diagnosis is discussed in second part of the book. Third part of the book focuses on diagnosis of malignancy in the breast using thermogram (revisit) and discrete temperature data on skin surface. Novel data mining and imaging techniques are used for the early detection of the malignancy. The application of robots for the detection of breast surgery, transmission of mammograms in a noisy channel with error correcting codes, and computational simulation of breast tumor detection are covered in final part four..
   
SM01-461 BS EN ISO 14155:2011 Clinical investigation of medical devices for human subjects- Good clinical practice
  / 9780580760075/ Price:¢G 220.00
 
   
SM01-416 Handbook of Digital Homecare: Successes and Failures.
  Bos, Lodewijk/ 9783642196461/ Price:EUR 169.99
 
   
SM01-413 Health Technology Assessments and Rare Diseases.
  Valverde, J. L./ 9781607509820/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
   
SM01-411 Zinc in Human Health.
  Rink, Lothar/ 9781607508151/ Price:EUR 160.00
 
This comprehensive book provides a state-of-the-art overview of the role of zinc as an essential trace element in human diet and its effect on human health. Since no storage system for zinc exists in the body, humans depend on daily intake and severe zinc deficiency is a problem in the developing world, whilst marginal zinc deficiency is a problem of developed countries. The first three chapters are an introduction to zinc research and its significance in human health. Six chapters follow on the role of zinc in cellular and molecular processes, their significance for an understanding of zinc biology and the measurement of zinc within these systems. The main section of the book, on zinc in health and disease, consists of 18 chapters on the specific role of zinc in different organ systems and connected diseases and the relevance of zinc in pregnancy, development and aging. Zinc in Human Health ends with conclusions from transporter mutations for zinc physiology and a perspective on the future of zinc research. All of these contributions have been written by leaders in their respective fields. This is the first book to cover the subject comprehensively for 20 years.
   
SM01-408 Vitamin D, 2-Vols/Set.
  Feldman, David/ 9780123819789/ Price:US$ 399.95
 
   
SM01-405 Patient Safety Informatics: Adverse Drug Events, Human Factors and IT Tools for Patient Medication Safety.
  Koutkias, Vassilis/ 9781607507390/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
Improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare poses many challenges, and information technology (IT) can support the measures necessary to address these. Unfortunately, the risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) rises alongside the increasing sophistication of the health IT systems incorporated into hospital environments. These pose a risk to the safety of patients and incur considerable extra healthcare costs. Approaches introduced to eliminate ADEs raise a number of concerns, not least that the successful transferability and use of such tools into real clinical settings is only possible by means of a holistic, validated and qualitative approach. This book is a collection of papers presented at the second workshop organized in the context of the EU-funded Patient Safety through Intelligent Procedures in medication (PSIP) project and held in May 2011 in Paris. The workshop provides an opportunity for experts active in the field to share ideas and experiences arising from many different perspectives. The 29 papers address current, novel methods and applications which have achieved concrete results and are relevant to the domain of patient safety as a whole, and are grouped into four main sections: designing IT systems for patient safety; methods and technologies for developing patient safety systems; novel applications to validate patient safety informatics and impact assessment studies for patient safety informatics outcomes. Significant progress has been made in the field, but even greater challenges must still be faced if a successful transfer of research ideas and outcomes into clinical practice is to be accomplished. A new focus in healthcare IT is called for; one which specifically addresses the issue of patient safety.
   
SM01-405 e-Health Across Borders Without Boundaries: E-Salus Trans Confinia Sine Finibus.
  Stoicu-Tivadar, Lacramioara/ 9781607507345/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
The topics covered include inter-regional health information systems and applications, cross-border e-health projects and systems, multi language and cultural issues in e-health systems and international standardization and assessment of e-health systems, and address aspects such as knowledge representation, patient empowerment, social care and cross-border interoperability. This book provides a comprehensive, in-depth overview and first-hand information on new developments, advanced systems, technologies and applications. Its interdisciplinary nature means it will be of interest to a wide range of professionals, including health informatics scientists and medical computing and technology specialists, those directly involved in the provision of healthcare, public health, health insurance and institutional administrators and representatives of industry and consultancy in various health fields.
   
SM01-403 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 18.
  Westwood, James D./ 9781607507055/ Price:EUR 160.00
 
This book presents papers delivered at the MMVR18 / NextMed conference, held in Newport Beach, California, in February 2011, with contributions from international researchers whose work creates new devices and methods at the juncture of informatics and medicine. Subjects covered include simulation and learning, visualisation and information-guided therapy, robotics and haptics, virtual reality and advanced ICT in Europe, validation of new surgical techniques, and many other applications of virtual-reality technology.
   
SM01-403 International Perspectives in Health Informatics.
  Borycki, Elizabeth M./ 9781607507086/ Price:EUR 145.00
 
This book presents the proceedings of the 2011 Information Technology and Communications in Health (ITCH) conference, in Victoria, BC, Canada in February 2011. Health Informatics issues are not unique to one country or one organization and with its theme of International Perspectives, this conference provides a unique opportunity to share the lessons learned by both developed and developing countries. Effective use of scarce healthcare resources, ensuring the long-term sustainability of healthcare systems and moving the science of health informatics forward are discussed, and the conference also addresses key issues at the intersection of technology and healthcare such as; privacy, ethics, patient safety, efficiency and effectiveness, which are common to healthcare providers worldwide.
   
SM01-400 Cases in Clinical Medicine.
  Scott, Pam M./ 9780763771805/ Price:US$ 100.95
 
Cases in Clinical Medicine provides students with a patient vignette followed by a series of multiple choice questions regarding the next most appropriate course of action. These questions follow the familiar S.O.A.P. (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) format and require the student to determine and justify which additional aspects of the patient¡¦s history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies are essential to perform on the case patient. Case studies are followed by three to five choices for the student to select to provide additional historical components, diagnostic studies, diagnosis, and treatment options related to the case. After receiving appropriate feedback via the discussion section, the student is then required to select and defend the patient¡¦s most likely diagnosis. Finally, the student is required to determine the most appropriate therapy for the patient. The cases are written with the physician assistant student in mind, however this text is also appropriate for medical and nurse practitioner students.
   
SM01-399 Dx/Rx: Human Papilloma Virus.
  Dizon, Don S./ 9780763781613/ Price:US$ 51.95
 
Dx/Rx: Human Papilloma Virus is a handy, pocket-sized manual that details precise, up-to-date information for diagnosis and treatment of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Throughout the book, tables and figures summarize important clinical data and current professional society recommendations, while salient references direct readers to additional information. Dx/Rx: Human Papilloma Virus dispels public myths surrounding HPV and features current, quick, and concise information for instant access on the ward or in the clinic!
   
SM01-398 Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals.
  Gunder, Laura M./ 9780763759605/ Price:US$ 100.95
 
Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals is a concise, accessible introduction to medical genetics for all health professions students. Even with limited exposure to genetics, students can use the accelerated approach in this text to attain a base foundation of genetics knowledge. This book begins with a review of chromosomes, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, and inheritance patterns and continues with a clinical focus based on understanding different disease processes. A variety of genetic diseases are explored, including what is known about the genetics involved, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and the treatment options available. This book also covers diagnostic techniques and an overview of embryonic development and teratogens. The roles of genetic counseling and screening, as well as the ethical and legal issues related to genetic screening and genetic testing are also discussed.
   
SM01-398 COMLEX Level 2-PE Review Guide.
  Kauffman, Mark/ 9780763776541/ Price:US$ 92.95
 
COMLEX Level 2-PE Review Guide covers the components of History and Physical Examination found on the COMLEX Level 2-PE: The components of history taking, expected problem specific physical exam based on the chief complaint, incorporation of osteopathic manipulation, instruction on how to develop a differential diagnosis, components of the therapeutic plan, components of the expected humanistic evaluation and documentation guidelines. The final chapter includes case examples providing practice scenarios that allow the students to practice the cases typically encountered on the COMLEX Level 2-PE. These practice cases reduce the stress of the student by allowing them to experience the time constraints encountered during the COMLEX Level 2-PE. This text is a one-of-a-kind resource as the leading COMLEX Level 2-PE board review book.
   
SM01-398 Clinical Information Systems: Overcoming Adverse Consequences.
  Sittig, Dean F./ 9780763757649/ Price:US$ 152.95
 
As the number of healthcare organizations beginning to implement clinical information systems grows, the number of unanticipated and unintentional consequences inevitably increases as well. While existing research suggests that much good can come from clinicians entering orders directly, errors or other unintended consequences related to technology may arise. Ideal for both clinicians and information technology professionals, Clinical Information Systems: Overcoming Adverse Consequences helps fledgling organizations better prepare for the inevitable challenges and obstacles they will face upon the implementation of such systems. Based on the research and findings from the Provider Order Entry Team from the Oregon Health & Science University, this book discusses the nine categories of unintended adverse consequences that occurred at many of the leading medical centers during their implementation and maintenance of a state-of-the-art clinical information system. It goes on to present the best practices they identified to help organizations overcome these obstacles.
   
SM01-396 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
  Lahita, Robert G./ 9780123749949/ Price:US$ 280.00
 
   
SM01-393 Visceral Manipulation in Osteopathy.
  Hebgen, Eric U./ 9783131472014/ Price:EUR 69.99
 
   
100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family or Friends with Cancer.
  Rose, Susannah L./ 9780763762575/ Price:US$ 21.95
 
Whether you are a friend or relative of someone suffering from cancer, this book offers help. The only book available to provide both the professional healthcare giver's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family or Friends with Cancer, Second Edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, home care, insurance, quality of life and more. This book, completely revised and updated for this new edition, is an invaluable resource for family and friends who are coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of cancer.
   
The Preceptor's Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants.
  Danielsen, Randy/ 9780763773618/ Price:US$ 86.95
 
The Preceptor¡¦s Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants is a valuable guide for clinical preceptors of physician assistant (PA) students during their education and for physicians who supervise PAs in their practice. This handbook encompasses the experiences and passion of four dedicated PA educators with more than 100 years of experience. This indispensable resource addresses current practice as well as future projections, and provides guidance for new styles of supervision in evolving healthcare systems and home care/ geriatrics. With coverage of issues including supervision in the team environment as well as individual practice, this resource will provide the physician and physician assistant with information and skills for becoming an excellent preceptor for students and an outstanding supervising clinician for graduate PAs.
   
Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2011: Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences.
  Wiederhold, B.K./ 9781607507659/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
The field of cybertherapy is becoming more widely accepted and implemented worldwide. The advantages that tele-health and mobile health have to offer, such as more readily accessible medical records, reliable user-friendly health advice on demand and patient-centric care are undeniable, and have resulted in exciting advances in how the needs of patients and caregivers alike are addressed. Better educated patients are becoming more responsible and proactive, taking charge of their own health and adopting and adhering to healthier lifestyle choices, and the goal of a healthy population and more efficient and effective healthcare becomes more attainable each day. This book presents contributions from researchers and practitioners in the field of cybertherapy which not only illustrate the progress made in treating a variety of disorders, but also identify the challenges still faced in this field; such as the development of easy to use and more affordable hardware and software as well as the need to address potential side-effects and implement more controlled evaluation of cybertherapies as compared to more traditional treatments. The book, which will be of interest to health professionals and patients alike, is divided into four sections: Critical Reviews contains summaries and evaluations of emerging cyber therapy topics; Evaluation Studies includes chapters which undertake to solve some specific practical problems and assess the value of cybertherapy interventions; Original Research addresses new cybertherapy methods or approaches; finally, Clinical Observations explores case studies and research protocols with long-term potential.
   
Data Mining to Determine Risk in Medical Decisions.
  Cerrito, P. B./ 9781607508380/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
This book demonstrates statistical techniques that can be used to investigate matters of risk. These include kernel density estimation, predictive modeling, association rules and text analysis. It also shows, through example, how these techniques can provide meaningful results, and examines current methods, discussing some of the flaws in models which may lead to misleading results. After a general introduction to the concept of medical risk, the subjects covered include the process by which rare occurrences are investigated in drugs or treatments, the trade-offs between risks and benefits, extrapolation of clinical trial results and the cost of healthcare in relation to risks. It also examines problems such as competing risks, error, and the use of group identities, as well as looking at the issue of futility. The book concludes with a chapter providing a general discussion and summary, and an appendix shows some of the processes for using SAS Enterprise Miner to perform some of the models used in the text.
   
VM01-48-5 Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry, Volume 5: Elemental and Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry.
  Beauchemin, Diane/ 9780080438047/ Price:US$ 530.00
 
This volume focuses on (1) the plethora of mostly atomic ionization techniques that have been coupled to MS for elemental analysis, the measurement of isotope ratios, and even the determination of inorganic compounds and (2) the precise measurement of isotope ratios of organic elements as small gas molecules by isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS). Chapter 1 contains a description of inductively coupled plasma (ICP) MS, its requirements for sample preparation and introduction. The chapter also covers argon ICP, ion extraction, various mass analyzers, and the numerous application areas including environmental, geochemical, biomedical, nuclear, semiconductor, and speciation. Other atomic sources include the microwave plasma, which can be used as either an atomic ionization source or as a soft molecular ionization source, flames, spark sources, and glow discharges, including the types of mass spectrometers and separation approaches to which interfaces can be made. Chapter 2 discusses the application of electrospray ionization (EI) MS, also described in Volume 6, to inorganic analysis. Secondary ion and neutral MS (Chapter 3) can be used to determine trace elements in solids, particularly on their surface, with high spatial resolution. Atmospheric aerosols can also be studied using laser(s) for desorption and ionization of analytes in solids (Chapter 4). Thermal ionization MS, where sample atoms or molecules are ionized as they evaporate from the surface of a hot filament, is the focus of Chapter 5. Special applications are in Chapter 6, which covers accelerator MS, and Chapter 7, where large calutrons can be contrasted to the small analyzers that are taken aboard spacecraft, for example.
   
VM01-208 Cellular Automata and Complex Systems: Methods for Modeling Biological Phenomena.
  Bilotta, Eleonora/ 9781615207879/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Cellular Automata (CA) are a class of spatially and temporally discrete mathematical systems characterized by local interaction and synchronous dynamical evolution, which show complex behavior and are able to model biological phenomena. Cellular Automata and Complex Systems: Methods for Modeling Biological Phenomena describes the use of cellular automata to provide important insights into a vast range of physical, biological, social, economic and psychological phenomena. This book presents contemporary research on discrete dynamical systems such as one-dimensional and two-dimensional cellular automata and outlines how these systems can be exploited for artistic purposes, translating their mathematical configurations into music and visual media. Topics Covered *One-dimensional and two-dimensional cellular automata *Complexity and chaos in the cellular automata *Genetic algorithms and multi-state cellular automata *Artificial self-reproducing systems *Von Newmann and the problem of self-replication *From the cellular automata to the universal neuron Linguistics features and emergent structures *Translation of cellular automata into music and visual art *Animals and virtual worlds produced by using self-reproducers
   
VM01-207 Clinical Data Mining for Physician Decision Making and Investigating Health Outcomes: Methods for Prediction and Analysis.
  Cerrito, Patricia/ 9781615209057/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
The investigation of healthcare databases can be used to examine physician decisions and develop evidence-based treatment guidelines that optimize patient outcomes. Clinical Data Mining for Physician Decision Making and Investigating Health Outcomes: Methods for Prediction and Analysis demonstrates how concern for detail in datasets and the use of data mining techniques can extract important and meaningful knowledge from healthcare databases. Basic information on processing data with step-by-step instructions is provided, allowing readers to use their own data and follow the instructions to find meaningful results. Topics Covered *Preprocessing of large, healthcare databases *Use of data mining techniques to investigate data *Time series methods *Dealing with large datasets *Patient compliance *Co-morbidities *Defining patient severity indices *Estimating probabilities of treatment outcomes *Relationship between treatment and outcome *Improving patient care
   
VM01-206 Intelligent Medical Technologies and Biomedical Engineering: Tools and Applications.
  Shukla, Anupam/ 9781615209774/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Technology has made it possible to bridge such distinct fields as engineering and medicine, creating systems with benefits that people could have never before imagined. Intelligent Medical Technologies and Biomedical Engineering: Tools and Applications helps young researchers and developers understand the basics of the field while highlighting the various developments over the last several years. Broad in scope and comprehensive in depth, this volume serves as a base text for any project or work into the domain of medical diagnosis or other areas of medical engineering. Topics Covered *Electrospinning: Development and Biomedical Applications *Applications of Robots in Surgery *Characterization of Surgical Actions involved in Mastoidectomy *ECG Data Analysis *Master And Slave Transluminal Endoscopic Robot (MASTER) for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery *Using Ontologies in eHealth and Biomedicine *Venom and ECG signal processing *Hybrid Intelligent Systems for Medical Diagnosis *An intelligent algorithm for home sleep apnea test device *Hunting Drugs for Potent Antigens
   
VM01-205 Encyclopedia of the Eye, 4-Vols/Set.
  Besharse, Joseph/ 9780123741981/ Price:US$ 1890.00
 
As the first comprehensive reference for the eye, its support structures, diseases, and treatments, Encyclopedia of the Eye is an important resource for all visual scientists, ophthalmologists, and optometrists, as well as researchers in immunology, infectious disease, cell biology, neurobiology and related disciplines. This four-volume reference is unique in its coverage of information on all tissues important for vision, including the retina, cornea and lens. It also covers the physiological and pathophysiologic processes that affect all eye tissues. This Encyclopedia is invaluable for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are seeking an introduction to an area of eye research. Each chapter explains the basic concepts and provides references to relevant chapters within the Encyclopedia and more detailed articles across the wider research literature. The Encyclopedia is also particularly useful for visual scientists and practitioners who are researching a new area, seeking deeper understanding of important research articles in fields adjacent to their own, or reviewing a grant outside their immediate area of expertise. Contents The Encyclopedia contains more than 260 chapters in total across several sections. Sections include: Aqueous humor dynamics and optic nerve - edited by Ernst Tamm Comparative eye - edited by Barbara Battelle Immune Homeostasis of the eye - edited by Jerry Niederkorn Lens - edited by David Beebe Ocular Surface - edited by Henry Edelhauser Orbit - edited by Linda McLoon Retina - edited by Dean Bok & Joseph Besharse Retinal development - edited by Thomas Reh Vascular biology - edited by Patricia D'Amore Visual optics - edited by Peter Bex Vitreous - edited by Paul Bishop
   
VM01-203 Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders, 3-Vols/Set.
  Kompoliti, Katie/ 9780123741011/ Price:US$ 1420.00
 
The Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders is a comprehensive reference work on movement disorders, encompassing a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and pharmacology. This compilation will feature more than 300 focused entries, including sections on different disease states, pathophysiology, epidemiology, genetics, clinical presentation, diagnostic tools, as well as discussions on relevant basic science topics. This Encyclopedia is an essential addition to any collection, written to be accessible for both the clinical and non-clinical reader. Academic clinicians, translational researchers and basic scientists are brought together to connect experimental findings made in the laboratory to the clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment of movement disorders. The Encyclopedia targets a broad readership, ranging from students to general physicians, basic scientists and Movement Disorder specialists.
   
VM01-202 Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology: Design, Accessibility and Transdisciplinary Perspectives.
  Seok, Soonhwa/ 9781615208173/ Price:US$ 295.00
 
With the unprecedented advancements in computing power coupled with the societal movement towards inclusive settings, there is no better time than today to strive for assistive technology equity in terms of universal implementation within a transdisciplinary perspective. The Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology: Design, Accessibility and Transdisciplinary Perspectives marks a critical milestone in the history of implementation and practice of assistive technology. The intent of this book is to assist researchers, practitioners, and the users of assistive technology to augment the accessibility of assistive technology by implementing human cognition into its design and practice. Consequently, this book presents assistive technology as an intervention for people with disabilities from a transdisciplinary perspective. Topics Covered *Assistive technology *Human cognition *Learning disabilities *Simulation-based instruction *Social orthotics *Multi-Sensory Environments *Cognitive load *Disorientation issues *Text-to-speech software *Electronic portfolios
   
VM01-201 Biomedical Knowledge Management: Infrastructures and Processes for E-Health Systems.
  Pease, Wayne/ 9781605662664/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
The Internet and other technological developments are now playing increasing roles in the management of knowledge within consumer health behavior and the delivery of health services. Biomedical Knowledge Management: Infrastructures and Processes for E-Health Systems provides multidisciplinary best practices and experiences in knowledge management relevant to the healthcare industry. A useful reference for field researchers, academicians, and healthcare practitioners, this Handbook of Research presents an in-depth examination of common approaches to shared problems in the management of knowledge within e-health services. Topics Covered *Biomedical knowledge management *Client-based treatment *Data mining methods in medical records *Electronic health records *Knowledge management in the healthcare industry *Healthcare disparities *Human factors in e-health systems *Integrated information systems *Mental health management *Theory and applications of biotelemetry *User driven e-health care *Web-decision support system
   
VM01-200 Ubiquitous Health and Medical Informatics: The Ubiquity 2.0 Trend and Beyond.
  Mohammed, Sabah/ 9781615207770/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Progress in ubiquitous computing, social networking, medical informatics and IT technologies has resulted in a new generation of healthcare systems. Ubiquitous Health and Medical Informatics: The Ubiquity 2.0 Trend and Beyond provides insight into the various trends, innovations, and organizational challenges of contemporary ubiquitous health and medical informatics. Contributions highlight changes to healthcare distribution that will significantly revolutionize the exchange between healthcare providers and consumers.
   
VM01-197 Healthcare and the Effect of Technology: Developments, Challenges and Advancements.
  Kabene, Stefane M./ 9781615207336/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Healthcare is significantly affected by technological advancements, as technology both shapes and changes health systems locally and globally. As areas of computer science, information technology, and healthcare merge, it is important to understand the current and future implications of health informatics. Healthcare and the Effect of Technology: Developments, Challenges and Advancements bridges the gap between today's empirical research findings and healthcare practice. It provides the reader with information on current technological integrations, potential uses for technology in healthcare, and the implications-both positive and negative-of health informatics for one's health. Technology in healthcare can improve efficiency, make patient records more accessible, increase professional communication, create global health networking, and increase access to healthcare. However, it is important to consider the ethical, confidential, and cultural implications technology in healthcare may impose. That is what makes this book is a must-read for policymakers, human resource professionals, management personnel, as well as for researchers, scholars, students, and healthcare professionals.
   
VM01-196 Pervasive and Smart Technologies for Healthcare: Ubiquitous Methodologies and Tools.
  Coronato, Antonio/ 9781615207657/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Pervasive healthcare is an emerging discipline concerning the application of wireless, mobile, and intelligent technologies to certain healthcare issues. Such issues within healthcare systems include the increased incidence of lifestyle-related diseases and chronic illnesses, the need to educate individuals on the management of their own health, the rise of consumerism in healthcare, and also the need to provide direct access to healthcare services, irrespective of time and place. Pervasive and Smart Technologies for Healthcare: Ubiquitous Methodologies and Tools provides insight from members of prestigious universities and research institutes around the world into possible solutions for the aforementioned pressures within today¡¦s healthcare systems. Pervasive healthcare technologies are creating a new market for higher quality and less expensive healthcare applications, making this book ideal for ICT community members willing to design and develop advanced pervasive healthcare applications, and healthcare practitioners wanting to reorganize business processes within a healthcare system so that patients are diagnosed and treated more quickly and effectively.
   
VM01-195-2 Emerging Drugs and Targets for Alzheimer's Disease, Vol. 2: Neuronal Plasticity, Neuronal Protection and Other Miscellaneous Strategies.
  Martinez, Ana/ 9781849730648/ Price:¢G 145.00
 
Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent type of neurodegenerative disorder in the elderly. A recent study from Bloomberg School of Public Health estimated that more than 26 million people worldwide were living with the disease in 2006 and that the global prevalence of the disease will grow to more than 106 million by 2050. By that time, 43 per cent of those living with the disease will need high-level care, equivalent to that of a nursing home. However, even if modest advances in preventing or delaying the disease's progression were made, it could have a huge impact on global public health. According to this study, interventions that could delay the onset of the disease by as little as one year would reduce the prevalence of the disease by 12 million fewer cases in 2050. These figures reinforce how important it is to find an effective therapeutic intervention for Alzheimer's disease. Emerging Drugs and Targets for Alzheimer's Disease collects some of the most outstanding examples of new drugs currently in pharmaceutical development or new targets under the validation process that will reach the Alzheimer's drug market over the next few years as disease modifying drugs. Written by a team of distinguished experts these books are an essential resource for scientists in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and academics working in the drugs for neurodegeneration field.
   
VM01-195-1 Emerging Drugs and Targets for Alzheimer's Disease, Vol. 1: Beta-Amyloid, Tau Protein and Glucose Metabolism.
  Martinez, Ana/ 9781849730631/ Price:¢G 145.00
 
Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder in the elderly. A recent study from the Bloomberg School of Public Health recently estimated that over 26 million people were living with the disease in 2006 and that the global prevalence of the disease will grow to 106 million by 2050. By that time, 43 per cent of those living with the disease will need high-level care, equivalent to that of a nursing home. However, even if modest advances in preventing or delaying the disease's progression were made, it could have a huge impact on global public health. According to this study, interventions that could delay the onset of the disease by as little as one year would reduce the prevalence of the disease by 12 million fewer cases in 2050. These figures reinforce how important it is to find an effective intervention for Alzheimer's disease. Emerging Drugs and Targets for Alzheimer's Disease collects some of the most outstanding examples of new drugs currently under pharmaceutical development or new targets in the validation process that will reach the Alzheimer's drug market over the next few years as disease modifying drugs. Written by a team of distinguished experts Volume 1: Beta-Amyloid, Tau Protein and Glucose Metabolism is an essential resource for scientists in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and academics working in the neurosciences field.
   
VM01-195 Emerging Drugs and Targets for Alzheimers Disease, 2-Vols/Set.
  Martinez, Ana/ 9781849730457/ Price:¢G 220.00
 
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder in the elderly. The Bloomberg School of Public Health recently estimated that over 26 million people were living with AD in 2006 and that the number will grow to 106 million by 2050. Interventions that delay onset by just one year could reduce the 2050 figure by 12 million. This demonstrates the importance and social need of finding an effective therapeutic intervention. Both volumes gather together some of the most promising examples of drugs now in pharmaceutical development, and new targets currently going through a validation process. It describes the discovery and development history of the disease modifying therapeutics most likely to reach the Alzheimer?s market in the next few years. It will be of interest to both those working in the pharmaceutical industry and in academia from graduate level onwards.
   
VM01-194 Cases on Health Outcomes and Clinical Data Mining: Studies and Frameworks.
  Cerrito, Patricia/ 9781615207237/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
With the healthcare industry becoming increasingly more competitive, there exists a need for medical institutions to improve both the efficiency and the quality of their services. In order to do so, it is important to investigate how statistical models can be used to study health outcomes. Cases on Health Outcomes and Clinical Data Mining: Studies and Frameworks provides several case studies developed by faculty and graduates of the University of Louisville¡¦s PhD program in Applied and Industrial Mathematics. The studies in this book use non-traditional, exploratory data analysis and data mining tools to examine health outcomes, finding patterns and trends in observational data. This book is ideal for the next generation of data mining practitioners.
   
VM01-192 Informatics in Oral Medicine: Advanced Techniques in Clinical and Diagnostic Technologies.
  Daskalaki, Andriani/ 9781605667331/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Advancing medical technologies are now developing cutting-edge computer applications useful to the field of oral studies. Informatics in Oral Medicine: Advanced Techniques in Clinical and Diagnostic Technologies provides innovative research techniques on current technologies in the management of problems in oral health and medicine. A unique and comprehensive reference source, this enriched collection contains valuable computational tools and the latest applications in dental and oral research topics such as artificial mouths, laser melting, and dentist appointment management.
   
VM01-188-1 Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare (D2H2).
  Acharya, U. Rajendra/ 9781588831583/ Price:US$ 399.00
 
Various disciplines have been benefited by the advent of high-performance computing in achieving practical solutions to their problems and the area of healthcare is no exception to this. Signal processing, Image processing, and data mining tools have been developed to enhance the computational capabilities so as to help clinicians in diagnosis and treatment. Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare (D2H2) is and outgrowth of miniaturization and integration of instrumentation (wearable and implanted). The concept of D2H2 aims to improve the quality of patient care and patient care and patient wellness by transforming the delivery of healthcare from a central, hospital-based system to one that is more distributed and home-based. This integrative systems approach will revolutionize the practice of medicine in the new century, enabling the delivery of healthcare to patients anywhere in the world by integrating the disciplines of information technologies with disciplines of engineering and medical sciences. While using the envelope of techniques such as bio-computing, signal and image processing, communication, and healthcare informatics, D2H2 will facilitate the transition from central and hospital-based medical diagnosis and healthcare delivery to distributed diagnosis and home healthcare. The book has two major parts: Part I is dedicated on diagnostics and Part II is dedicated on home healthcare. The diagnostics part covers topics such as physiological signal analysis, image analysis and physiological modeling. Part II covers healthcare design and decision support and healthcare appliances, policy and budgets.
   
VM01-179 Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease.
  Leff, Todd A./ 9783527318575/ Price:US$ 273.95
 
This timely and most comprehensive reference available on the topic covers all the different aspects vital in the fight against the global obesity epidemic. Following a look at adipose tissue development and morphology, the authors go on to examine its metabolic and endocrine functions and its role in disease. The final section deals with comparative and evolutionary aspects of the tissue. The result is an essential resource for cell and molecular biologists, physiologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, and those working in the pharmaceutical industry. Table of Contents Adipose Tissue Development and Morphology Metabolic Functions of Adipose Tissue Endocrine Functions of Adipose Tissue Adipose Tissue and Disease Comparative and Evolutionary Aspects of Adipose Tissue
   
VM01-176 Handbook of Materials For Nanomedicine.
  Torchilin, Vladimir/ 9789814267557/ Price:US$ 399.95
 
The fast developing field of nanomedicine uses a broad variety of materials to serve as delivery systems for drugs, genes, and diagnostic agents. This book aims to collate all major available information about these materials, both still on experimental levels and already applied in patients. In addition, described in detail are the advantages and disadvantages of different material in nanomedicine and the area of applications where these materials could be utilized with a maximal success is suggested. Editors and individual authors of this book are internationally recognized authorities in related areas and thus provide the most balanced and up-to-date views. Contents: Organic Nanostructures: oPolymeric Nanostructures: *Synthetic Polymer-Drug Conjugates for Human Therapy (K Ulbrich & V Zubr) *Dendrimer-Based Nanomaterials (K Nam et al.) *Combinatorial Polymer and Lipidoid Libraries for Nanomedicine (J J Green et al.) oLipid-Based and Other Organic Structures: *Liposomal Nanomedicines (V Torchilin) *Nanomedicines from Polymeric Amphiphiles (I F Uchegbu et al.) *Materials for Nanoemulsions and Their Influence on the Biofate (E Rozentur et al.) *Inorganic Nanostructures: oMetal Structures: *Biomedical Applications of Multifunctional Silica-Based Gold Nanoshells (L R Bickford et al.) *Metal Oxide Nanoarchitectures for Biotemplating Application (K C Popat & T A Desai) oMiscellaneous Inorganic Structures: *Fluorescent Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications (K Kenniff et al.) *Lipid Coated Microbubbles and Nanodroplets as Tools for Biomedical Nanotechnology (E Unger & T O Matsunaga) *Biomimetics: Bio-Inspired Engineering of Human Tissue Scaffolding for Regenerative Medicine (D W Green & B Ben-Nissan) and other papers
   
VM01-160 Health Communication, 5-Vols/Set.
  Kreps, Gary L./ 9781847875785/ Price:¢G 775.00
 
Health communication inquiry has developed over the last thirty years as a rapidly growing, active, and important interdisciplinary area of study concerned with the powerful roles performed by human and mediated communication in health care delivery and health promotion. Health communication is an exciting applied behavioral science area of communication inquiry that examines the ways communication influences health, health care delivery, and health promotion. Research concerning health communication is often problem-focused, designed to identify, examine, and solve serious health care and health promotion problems. Volume One: Health Communication in the Delivery of Health Care focuses on amongst other things consumer-provider health communication, interprofessional relations and team work in health care services and the role of communication in both leading to and reducing disparities in health outcomes. Volume Two: Health Communication and Health Promotion focuses on topics such as the role of communication in public health promotion campaigns, social marketing strategies and the role of media in health promotion. Volume Three: Health Risk Communication focuses on theory and research on health risk awareness, health risk prevention and health risk reduction. Volume Four: Health Communication and New Information Technologies (eHealth) focuses on the use of technology in the dissemination of relevant health information and the advent of empowered e-patients, and ehealth policy and regulation. Volume Five: Health Communication and the Health Care System
   
VM01-159 Encyclopedia of Perception, 2-Vols/Set.
  Goldstein, E. Bruce/ 9781412940818/ Price:¢G 300.00
 
Because of the ease with which we perceive, many people see perception as something that ¡§just happens.¡¨ However, even seemingly simple perceptual experiences involve complex underlying mechanisms, which are often hidden from our conscious experience. These mechanisms are being investigated by researchers and theorists in fields such as psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy. A few examples of the questions posed by these investigations are, What do infants perceive? How does perception develop? What do perceptual disorders reveal about normal functioning? How can information from one sense, such as hearing, be affected by information from another sense, such as vision? How is the information from all of our senses combined to result in our perception of a coherent environment? What are some practical outcomes of basic research in perception? These are just a few of the questions this encyclopedia will consider, as it presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception for students, researchers, and professionals in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and related medical disciplines such as neurology and ophthalmology.
   
VM01-158 Organizing Health Services, 4-Vols/Set.
  Currie, Graeme/ 9781847879004/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Convergence between models of public and private sector management in recent years has turned the research of public services organizations into a fertile and expanding field. This four-volume set, part of the new Organizing and Managing Public Services series, brings together a collection of keynote papers spanning research and practice across health services worldwide, bridging the gap between organization studies and literature more specific to the sociology of health and illness, social policy and health services research. With papers selected through a qualitative, systematic process of peer review, this collection is an essential resource for libraries, and will be an invaluable aid to teachers and lecturers in structuring courses and referring their students to the key literature. " Organizing and Managing Public Services is a series of first-class reference collections, bringing a management and organization studies focus to a field which uses the disciplines extensively - the public sector. " Each multivolume set brings together not just the papers with importance to the public service in question, but on management organization studies as a whole, and is compiled by a renowned editor or editorial team with original essays outlining the state of the discipline and presenting a rationale for the selection. " This series is designed to be an essential reference collection for university libraries worldwide with programs in management and organization studies.
   
SM01-404 Medicine in the Veda: Religious Healing in the Veda.
  Zysk, Kenneth G./ 9788120814011/ Price:NT$ 990.00
 
   
SM01-399 Global Telehealth: Selected Papers from Global Telehealth 2010 (GT 2010).
  Smith, Anthony C./ 9781607506584/ Price:EUR 105.00
 
Telehealth ¡V the delivery of health services and clinical information from a distance ¡V has reached new levels with the communication revolution of the last decade: consumer videoconferencing, mobile devices, high bandwidth infrastructure and close range wireless sensor networks have made many advances possible in the field. New specialized clinical applications and markets have also emerged. These include tele-homecare, tele-rehabilitation and tele-emergency, surveillance and disaster response, while ideas which once seemed futuristic, such as tele-procedures and tele-surgery, are now seen as being within the realms of possibility. This book contains selected papers from the 2010 Global Telehealth conference, hosted by the Australasian Telehealth Society. They cover a broad spectrum, from successfully completed projects to work in progress. The papers chosen for publication are all deemed to have lasting value, and to capture the international diversity and scope of contemporary telehealth developments. Two aspects which remain elusive in advancing telehealth deployment, both in developed countries and the developing world, are widely accepted evidence for the clinical and economic benefits of telehealth and the development of policy and business modeling drivers which will speed their adoption. The studies presented here exemplify precisely the type of work required to overcome these obstacles and the book will be of interest to all those involved in advancing the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare throughout the world.
   
SM01-399 Rapid Diagnosis in Populations at Risk from Radiation and Chemicals.
  Cebulska-Wasilewska, Antonina/ 9781607506447/ Price:EUR 135.00
 
It is a reality that we live in a world where populations could be exposed to radiation or hazardous chemicals as a result of an accident, act of terrorism or a war. This exposure could cause serious health problems, sometimes within days or weeks, and may even lead to a latent health effect on humans, such as an increased cancer rate. Health professionals dealing with these cases therefore need methods to measure the effects of radiation and chemicals using molecular and cellular assays, and their possible short and long term consequences for potentially exposed members of a population at risk. Many biological methods are currently available to monitor both the environment and humans following exposure to physical and chemical agents, by using specific biomarkers to measure genetic damage and changes in macromolecules and body tissues. This makes it possible to perform a reliable risk assessment and to protect the public against unwanted consequences of terrorism and other threats. However, this new experimental science also needs the collaboration of other disciplines such as epidemiology, medical physics and others. It is also important to make a link with the latest breakthroughs in the genome research programs in order to elucidate cancer causes and cancer risk estimates. Aimed at health professionals and researchers specialized in this area, the book allows healthcare experts to gain knowledge of the deterministic and stochastic effects and biomarkers associated with humans' early and late health risk.
   
SM01-397 The Complete Guide to Precision Reflexology.
  Williamson, Jan/ 9781856424103/ Price:¢G 22.50
 
Provides a complete guide on precision reflexoloy; from an introduction to the basic technique through to advanced work which offers a unique approach to the therapy. Includes latest techniques developed in recent years on precision reflexology which offers a powerful and effective way of working without using strong physical pressure. Redesigned into a user friendly format. Photos have been updated throughout. Illustrations and charts showing precise points to target. This will be the only book available on Precision Reflexology in the market. Precision reflexology focuses on stimulating ¡§reflex points¡¨ on the feet to maintain good health. Precision work connects to a person energetically, responds to the needs of each individual and aims to maintain natural balance.It does not rely on physical pressure but, at the same time, it can be powerful and effective. It can be taught in its own right or it can be adapted to enhance other forms of reflexology in post-graduate training. It provides an added dimension to a treatment and reflects an Eastern approach to healthcare. This book offers a step-by-step guide, with illustrations and charts for its application New chapters on advanced techniques also includes programmes of self-help that involve each recipient totally with their own health care. These are based on a style of working that involves foot massage and precision techniques and aim to establish a sense of homeostasis.
   
SM01-395 MEDINFO 2010: Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics, 2-Vols/Set.
  Safran, S./ 9781607505877/ Price:EUR 325.00
 
To view contents and gain full-text access, click on 'go to e-book'. You'll be re-directed to the IOS Press Booksonline Platform. IMIA¡¦s Medinfo 2010 conference in Cape Town, the first to be held in Africa, focuses on the needs of and solutions from developing countries in Africa and beyond. This book, which presents the proceedings of Medinfo 2010, contains tutorials, workshops, keynotes, presentations, panels, demonstrations and posters, selected after review, from the 905 submissions received. These contributions are organised under four major themes; hospital information systems, consumer-health informatics, knowledge management and national and international health IT. The content covers all aspects of modern health informatics, ranging from traditional topics such as hospital information systems, patient registries, nursing informatics, data integration, standards, interoperability issues and decision support, to new topics such as translational bioinformatics, text mining, intelligent data analysis, emerging technologies, quality, social networking, workflow and organizational issues. It is well recognised that information and communication technologies have enormous potential for improving the health and lives of individuals, but innovative and effective change using such technologies is dependent upon people working together in partnerships, with particular regard to contextual and environmental factors. The theme selected for the Medinfo 2010 conference is a topic that most countries are currently addressing: ¡¥partnerships for effective ehealth solutions ¡V innovative collaborations promote solutions to health challenges, and this book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the use of biomedical and health informatics.
   
SM01-391 Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2010: Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences.
  Wiederhold, Brenda K./ 9781607505600/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
To view contents and gain full-text access, click on 'go to e-book'. You'll be re-directed to the IOS Press Booksonline Platform. Healthcare systems around the world are moving towards a quantum shift in care delivery. As costs spiral ever higher, cybertherapy ¡V the provision of healthcare services using advanced technologies ¡V is poised to increase the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery to a larger part of the population. But despite this potential and the commitment of a number of countries to wider development, the use of cybertherapy services is still mostly limited to small-scale projects, and the sector remains fragmented. This book offers support and encouragement to all those interested in the development of cybertherapy systems. It provides evidence to build confidence in their effectiveness for detecting, monitoring and evaluating a number of important conditions and identifies and addresses the main barriers to their further development. It is divided into four main sections: critical reviews, evaluation studies, original research and clinical observations, tackling this complex subject by means of a clearly sequenced structure. Of interest to both health professionals and patients, the book charts the progress of cybertherapy systems in treating a variety of disorders and identifies areas where more work is needed to advance the application of these invaluable healthcare tools.
   
SM01-391 Medical and Care Compunetics 6.
  Bos, Lodewijk/ 9781607505648/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
Medical and care compunetics is the field which deals with the social, societal and ethical implications of computing and networking in relation to health care. This book presents proceedings from the seventh annual conference of the International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics (ICMCC); the focus for knowledge exchange in this subject. ICMCC follows, by its nature, a multidisciplinary approach, and the subjects covered in the book are of interest not only to health professionals, but also to a wide range of those involved in health issues such as politicians, supporting specialists, administrators, researchers and developers ¡V not forgetting the patients themselves. Some of the topics presented include: system design and evaluation, computer assisted learning, knowledge representation and ontologies, electronic health records and patient empowerment. The book represents a comprehensive overview of in depth, first hand information, and introduces new developments and advanced systems, technologies and applications to an international audience.
   
SM01-391 Healthgrid Applications and Core Technologies.
  Solomonides, Tony/ 9781607505822/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
To view contents and gain full-text access, click on 'go to e-book'. You'll be re-directed to the IOS Press Booksonline Platform. This book presents the proceedings of HealthGrid 2010, the latest in the annual open forum for the integration of grid technologies, e science and e health methods and their application in biomedicine and healthcare. Previous conferences have highlighted the need to involve all actors, such as physicians, scientists and technologists, and have served to demonstrate the usefulness of grids to potential application domains, at least at the prototype level. More recently, cloud computing seems set to make an impact as a paradigm more readily acceptable in the practice of healthcare informatics, whilst grids may remain the infrastructure of choice for researchers. Included in this volume are the 19 papers selected after review from 42 original submissions for full presentation at the 2010 conference. Additional papers, presented as posters at the conference, are reproduced here in shorter form. The book has four sections: section one contains four papers under the broad heading of ¡¥Socio Economic Aspects and Accessibility¡¦, section two: ¡¥Future of Grids, Core Technologies & Data Integration¡¦, consists of nine papers and section three comprises a further six papers covering ¡¥Applications¡¦. Section four includes the ¡¥Poster Extended Abstracts¡¦. Of interest to grid middleware and healthgrid application developers, ethicists, security experts and policy makers as well as all users of biomedical and health informatics, this book provides an overview of current trends and developments in this increasingly important field of healthcare.
   
SM01-387 Travel Medicine: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Immunisation.
  Roukens, Anna/ 9781607504832/ Price:EUR 60.00
 
This book addresses the subject of travel medicine and improving protection, with regard particularly to the areas of epidemiology and prevention, morbidity and mortality, adherence to precautions, immunological responsivity and the availability of preventive measures. Following a general introduction providing background information and a historical perspective, the topics examined in detail include: how travelers¡¦ knowledge and attitudes can be influenced with training, the implications of travel for a number of special groups, such as kidney transplant recipients, diabetics and the healthy elderly, and immunity and vaccine issues for diseases, such as Hepatitis B, yellow fever and rabies.
   
SM01-387 Health Informatics: An Overview.
  Hovenga, Evelyn J. S./ 9781607500926/ Price:EUR 160.00
 
An overview is provided of the health informatics discipline and the book is suitable for use as a basic text in both undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. Preparing students for practice as health professionals in any discipline, it deliberately avoids focusing on any one speciality. The publication is divided into six sections: an overview, basic concepts, applications supporting clinical practice, service delivery, management and clinical research and education. With contributions from many distinguished authors, this book is a valuable resource for healthcare professionals and students of health informatics alike.
   
SM01-387 AALIANCE Ambient Assisted Living Roadmap.
  Ger van den Broek/ 9781607504986/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
In this publication a roadmap on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is presented. It is produced by the European Ambient Assisted Living Innovation Alliance, or AALIANCE project, funded under the 7th European Framework Programme. In the first chapter new developing trends in AAL are looked at from different perspectives and barriers to their implementation are discussed. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the application domains; AAL4persons (Chapter 2), AAL@community (Chapter 3), AAL@work (Chapter 4) and a detailed presentation of the enabling technologies - sensing, reasoning, acting, interaction and communication - (Chapter 5). The final chapter presents a way to set up an AAL system (Chapter 6). This resulted in a document that can be considered as the technology roadmap for AAL.
   
SM01-373 Medical Ethics and Humanities.
  Paola, Frederick A./ 9780763760632/ Price:US$ 143.95
 
Medical Ethics and Humanities is a survey of medical ethics and humanities geared toward physician assistants, analyzing important ethics, humanities, and law topics. The book explains the various approaches to ethical analysis and illustrates their application through the use of cases. Authored by experts in medical ethics and humanities, this book specifically addresses ethical and legal issues of concern to physician assistant students and physician assistants. Medical Ethics and Humanities includes chapter objectives, chapter summaries, illustrative case studies, and review questions at the end of each chapter. Important topics include moral rules, confidentiality, pediatric ethics, and medical malpractice. This is a valuable text for all physician assistants and students
   
Medicine in the Veda: Religious Healing in the Veda.
  Zysk, Kenneth G./ 9788120814004/ Price:US$ 66.50
 
   
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology for Respiratory Care.
  Moini, Jahangir/ 9780763784379/ Price:US$ 69.95
 
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology for Respiratory Care provides a reliable, complete resource and reference on cardiopulmonary pharmacology, including an overview of the structures and functions of the cardiopulmonary system as well as recent scientific advancements. Written in an easy-to-read, student-friendly style, this text covers areas crucial to respiratory care and relates these important concepts to the day-to-day duties of cardiac technicians and respiratory care therapists. Helpful appendices focus on the most commonly-prescribed drugs for respiratory care, common sound-alike drug names, a drug identification guide, and respiratory therapy techniques. Review questions are included in each chapter for reinforcement and self-evaluation. Filled with over 100 full-color figures, tables, and photos, this text is a vital and comprehensive resource on cardiopulmonary pharmacology for respiratory therapy students.
   
Clinical Teaching Made Easy: A Practical Guide To Teaching And LeariningIn Clinica Settings.
  Swanick, McKimm/ 9781856424080/ Price:¢G 22.99
 
Based on the popular Clinical Teaching Made Easy series published in the highly respected British Journal of Hospital Medicine -Useful for teachers at any career stage as it covers all areas of health care education in an easy to follow style, including appraisal, supervision and career development -Provides a theoretical basis to how clinical teaching and learning can be carried out -Draws on the experience of well-regarded clinical teachers to highlight practice points.
   
VM01-199-3 Nanotoxicity: From In Vivo and In Vitro Models to Health Risks.
  Sahu, Saura/ 9780470741375/ Price:US$ 234.00
 
Nanomaterials - substances smaller than 100 nanometers in size - have been added in recent years to an increasing numbers of consumer products used in day-to-day life; in food packaging, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, odor-resistant textiles and household appliances. The extensive application of nanomaterials in a wide range of products for human use poses a potential for toxicity risk to human health and the environment. Such adverse effects of nanomaterials on human health have triggered the development of a new scientific discipline known as ¡§nanotoxicity¡¨ ¡V the study of the toxicity of nanomaterials. Nanotoxicity: From in vivo and in vitro Models to Health Risks provides up-to-date state-of-the-art information presented by recognized experts in this emerging new field in toxicology. It discusses the safety evaluation of nanomaterials in foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and other regulated products and its use in risk analysis for potential regulatory use. Topics covered include: biomarkers for nanotoxicity assessment nanotoxicity assessment by gene expression analysis in vivo and in vitro models for nanotoxicity testing mechanisms of nanotoxicity pharmakokinetics of nanomaterials nanotoxicity of foods including food processing, food packaging and food safety nanotoxicity of drugs including drug development and drug delivery nanotoxicity of cosmetics and consumer products health and environmental impact of nanotoxicity safety evaluation of nanomaterials regulatory impact of nanomaterials Nanotoxicity: From in vivo and in vitro Models to Health Risks is a valuable authoritative source of information for readers from a wide range of disciplines such as toxicology, pharmacology, drug toxicity and food and environmental sciences. The book will be useful to the research community in academia, industry, hospitals and government, as well as to government regulators and risk assessors of foods, drugs and environmental and agricultural products.
   
VM01-199 Frontiers in Toxicology, 3-Vols/Set.
  Sahu, Saura/ 9780470749616/ Price:US$ 630.00
 
Frontiers in Toxicology is the essential tool for toxicologists and pharmacologists working in academia, industry and regulatory bodies looking to stay at the forefront of three of the most important and upcoming areas of toxicology: toxicogenomics, hepatotoxicity and nanotoxicity. Insights from leading researchers into the current trends and future directions of research are presented in three volumes. Each volume provides details on recent scientific discoveries, rules of best practice and addresses how national and international regulatory agencies will deal with the safety issues associated with toxicology. Many of the chapters are written by authors working for the US Food and Drug Administration, including Dr. Saura C. Sahu himself. Titles included in the three volume set: Nanotoxicity: From In Vivo and In Vitro Models to Health Risks - August 2009 Toxicogenomics: A Powerful Tool for Toxicity Assessment - October 2008 Hepatotoxicity: From Genomics to In Vitro and In Vivo Models - December 2007 Each volume is also available to purchase individually.
   
VM01-193 Endogenous Toxins: Targets for Disease Treatment and Prevention, 2-Vols/Set.
  O'Brien, Peter J./ 9783527323630/ Price:US$ 428.00
 
Designed as a first-stop reference for researchers and professionals in toxicology, pharmacology and medicine, this handbook is the very first to tie together the knowledge from many disciplines that has so far been available only from widely dispersed sources in the primary literature. As such, it presents the complete picture on what is currently known about endogenous toxins, including their generation, mode of action, resulting disease condition, and available countermeasures. Clearly divided into four parts, the first systematically covers important toxic molecule species, including metabolic intermediates and reactive oxygen species. The second discusses the role of genetically determined metabolic malfunctions, such as galactosemia, hyperlipidemia, porphyria, hemochromatosis and related conditions, while part three looks at acquired and chronic diseases caused or exacerbated by endogenous toxins, such as hepatic injury, asthma, rheumatism, colorectal cancer, reperfusion diseases, neurodegneration and aging. The final part reviews currents strategies to control and minimize the effect of endogenous toxins, either by nutritional or pharmacological interventions. With its complete coverage integrating molecular and systemic aspects from the biochemical basis to human disease conditions, this comprehensive reference will appeal to a broad target group of toxicologists, biochemists, nutrition specialists and physicians.
   
VM01-191 Health Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 4-Vols/Set.
  Rodrigues, Joel/ 9781605669885/ Price:US$ 2950.00
 
Despite the growing needs of populations around the world for care and delivery of services, as well as disease control, quality diagnostics, and secure records, there remains a void in literature of a complete reference that covers the latest technological advancements and innovations within the healthcare field. Health Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides researchers, administrators, and medical practitioners and academicians with a complete understanding of the development of applications and concepts in clinical, patient, and hospital information systems. As a comprehensive collection of research on the latest findings related to technologies and healthcare delivery, this massive multi-volume reference addresses the demand for a resource that encompasses the most pertinent research in health information systems, healthcare technologies, and telemedicine.
   
VM01-190 Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives, 2-Vols/Set.
  Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela/ 9781615206704/ Price:US$ 525.00
 
The Internet is continuously creating new opportunities and challenges useful to the healthcare information technology industry. The Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives addresses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to the cutting-edge fields of online health and medical study. This significant compilation disseminates the latest findings in this growing area of research in order to transform, both socially and technologically, the way we live and deliver services.
   
VM01-189 Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning Technologies: Applications and Techniques.
  Gonzalez, Fabio A./ 9781605669564/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Medical images are at the base of many routine clinical decisions and their influence continues to increase in many fields of medicine. Since the last decade, computers have become an invaluable tool for supporting medical image acquisition, processing, organization and analysis. Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning Technologies: Applications and Techniques provides a panorama of the current boundary between biomedical complexity coming from the medical image context and the multiple techniques which have been used for solving many of these problems. This innovative publication serves as a leading industry reference as well as a source of creative ideas for applications of medical issues.
   
VM01-187 Biocomputation and Biomedical Informatics: Case Studies and Applications.
  Lazakidou, Athina A./ 9781605667683/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Recent improvements in healthcare delivery due to innovative technological advancements have redefined fields of biomedical science now allowing for enhanced information management, resource allocation, and quality assurance. Biocomputation and Biomedical Informatics: Case Studies and Applications provides a compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations of concepts, processes, and acronyms in this significant medical field of study. Featuring chapters authored by leading international experts, this unsurpassed collection provides a defining body of research indispensible to medical libraries, researchers, and institutions worldwide.
   
VM01-185 Text Mining Techniques for Healthcare Provider Quality Determination: Methods for Rank Comparisons.
  Cerrito, Patricia/ 9781605667522/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
The quest for quality in healthcare has led to attempts to develop models to determine which providers have the highest quality in healthcare, with the best outcomes for patients. Text Mining Techniques for Healthcare Provider Quality Determination: Methods for Rank Comparisons discusses the general practice of defining a patient severity index in order to make risk adjustments to compare patient outcomes across multiple providers with the intent of ranking the providers in terms of quality. This innovative reference source, valuable to medical practitioners, researchers, and academicians, brings together research from across the globe focusing on how severity indices are generally defined when determining the best outcome for patient
   
VM01-184 Multi-Agent Systems for Healthcare Simulation and Modeling: Applications for System Improvement.
  Paranjape, Raman/ 9781605667720/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
The modeling of healthcare components and systems in order to develop a complete understanding of component interactions is one of the more challenging simulation and modeling problems for software agent systems. Multi-Agent Systems for Healthcare Simulation and Modeling: Applications for System Improvement provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings used by medical professionals in the implementation of multi-agent systems. This Premier Reference Source disseminates understanding on the strategic role of systems modeling in healthcare, a valuable resource to academicians, researchers, and field practitioners.
   
VM01-183 Praeger Handbook of Asian American Health: Taking Notice and Taking Action, 2-Vols/Set.
  Bateman, William B./ 9780313347016/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
According to the most recent census, there are 11 million Asian Americans now, and their numbers are expected to triple by 2050. Hailing from more than 50 different countries and cultures, their health is affected by genetics, actions, beliefs, and prejudices that differ from those of others in the United States. In these timely volumes, a cross-disciplinary team of specialists explains the health issues and diseases most common to Asian Americans, how and why disparities in both disease development and treatment exist for them, and what changes must be made to improve the health of this growing group. This comprehensive collection includes vignettes and personal stories that illustrate the issues discussed and their impact on both individual and societal levels. Behavioral factors, including diet, smoking, and substance abuse are addressed. The text also describes traditional Asian American medical practices, as well as ways in which those practices have influenced American health care overall. Title Features: 93 tables and 14 figures
   
VM01-182 Redesigning Innovative Healthcare Operation and the Role of Knowledge Management.
  Saito, Murako/ 9781605662848/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
In global environments, healthcare organizations are required to be flexible and resilient in coping with uncertain and complex circumstances. Redesigning Innovative Healthcare Operation and the Role of Knowledge Management collects a compilation of chapters on how knowledge impacts the layout and design of the medical industry. A cutting-edge reference source within the field, this book provides comprehensive frameworks, constraints, and performances analyzed by experts within the healthcare sector.
   
VM01-181 Handbook of Research on Advances in Health Informatics and Electronic Healthcare Applications: Global Adoption and Impact of Information Communication Technologies.
  Khoumbati, Khalil/ 9781605660301/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
In the healthcare field, there is limited literature published on the subject of global deployment, diffusion, adoption, use, and impact of information communication technologies in the context of health informatics and electronic healthcare applications. Due to a lack of such literature, those involved in healthcare spend a great deal of time searching and gathering information from various sources. The Handbook of Research on Advances in Health Informatics and Electronic Healthcare Applications: Global Adoption and Impact of Information Communication Technologies for the first time brings to the healthcare community a comprehensive resource elucidating the adoption and usage of health informatics. Gathering an in-depth collection of research articles and case studies from leading experts worldwide, this Handbook of Research provides a global understanding of the advances in health informatics and electronic applications in healthcare delivery and management.
   
VM01-180 General and Applied Toxicology, 6-Vols/Set.
  Ballantyne, Bryan/ 9780470723272/ Price:US$ 1750.00
 
Book Cover Encompassing 150 articles written by leading scientists in the field, the third edition of General and Applied Toxicology provides a comprehensive and in-depth review of the basic science of toxicology, its specializations, and the application of toxicological knowledge. This new edition reflects developments within the field that have taken place since the second edition was published in 1999. These include: New information developed in the areas of both the fundamental and applied aspects of toxicology Considerable increase in the development of fundamental information and its applications, refinement of technical methods, advances in mechanistic toxicology, and greater interest in areas of toxicology previously regarded as of limited scope Changing approaches to methodological, interpretative, regulatory, and ethical aspects of basic and applied toxicology General and Applied Toxicology, 3rd Edition is the first port of call for academic researchers, industrial researchers, regulatory professionals, and advanced students looking for timely and authoritative information in the field. Due to the increase in public and media interest in exposure to toxic substances, this provides an indispensable general reference source for general physicians, lawyers, law enforcement agencies, information resource facilities, and members of the general public.
   
VM01-178 Handbook of Research on Computational Grid Technologies for Life Sciences, Biomedicine and Healthcare, 2-Vols/Set.
  Cannataro, Mario/ 9781605663746/ Price:US$ 495.00
 
Grids are currently used in many sectors of life sciences, including basic sciences such as genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. The Handbook of Research on Computational Grid Technologies for Life Sciences, Biomedicine, and Healthcare brings together state-of-the art methodologies and developments of grid technologies applied in different fields of life sciences. This Handbook of Research considers the use of grid technologies to support research and application of each information level where life science research takes place - a useful reference source for academicians, medical practitioners, and researchers involved in all areas of healthcare technologies.
   
VM01-177 Handbook of Research on Information Technology Management and Clinical Data Administration in Healthcare, 2-Vols/Set.
  Dwivedi, Ashish N./ 9781605663562/ Price:US$ 595.00
 
Advances in information technology have brought about a revolution in healthcare, enabling medical personnel to have round-the-clock access to clinical data regardless of geographic location. The Handbook of Research on Information Technology Management and Clinical Data Administration in Healthcare provides researchers, educators, students, and industry practitioners with new research, practical experiences, challenges, and opportunities within healthcare data management. A comprehensive reference source within the medical technology field, this Handbook of Research presents tools and techniques in all aspects of IT management and clinical data administration in healthcare.
   
VM01-175 Handbook of Research on Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Imaging and Biomedical Applications.
  Exarchos, Themis P./ 9781605663142/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Biomedical imaging enables physicians to evaluate areas of the body not normally visible, helping to diagnose and examine disease in patients. The Handbook of Research on Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Imaging and Biomedical Applications includes recent state-of-the-art methodologies that introduce biomedical imaging in decision support systems and their applications in clinical practice. This Handbook of Research provides readers with an overview of the emerging field of image-guided medical and biological decision support, bringing together various research studies and highlighting future trends.
   
VM01-174 Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications.
  Olla, Phillip/ 9781605663326/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Healthcare systems are now experiencing a variety of challenges with the integration of mobile and ubiquitous technology. Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications provides an international perspective on the benefits of mobile health technology and describes different examples and applications implemented in global healthcare. This book presents research on the emergence of pervasive computing and health care systems that provide quality patient care services.
   
VM01-173 Dental Computing and Applications: Advanced Techniques for Clinical Dentistry.
  Daskalaki, Andriani/ 9781605662923/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Over the last 40 years, dental informatics has implemented numerous technological advancements and discoveries to become a medical research discipline of significant scale and scope. Dental Computing and Applications: Advanced Techniques for Clinical Dentistry presents the latest technological applications and advanced research findings of computing in clinical dentistry. This book leads students and advanced researchers to an understanding of current ideas in the analysis of dental data and provides an overview on searching for evidence-based medical and dental information on the Web.
   
VM01-172 Ubiquitous Cardiology: Emerging Wireless Telemedical Applications.
  Augustyniak, Piotr/ 9781605660806/ Price:US$ 165.00
 
The Internet and other technological developments are now playing increasing roles in consumer health and the delivery of health services. Ubiquitous Cardiology: Emerging Wireless Telemedical Applications provides developmental solutions and explanations for cardiovascular diagnostics. Useful to field researchers, academicians, and healthcare practitioners, this Premier Reference Source presents a collection of studies on medical data redundancy, priority, and validity.
   
VM01-171 Improved Signal and Image Interpolation in Biomedical Applications: The Case of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  Ciulla, Carlo/ 9781605662022/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Advances have been made in improved signal and image interpolation that derive a unified framework, thus achieving improvement of the approximation properties of the interpolation function regardless of its dimensionality or degree. Improved Signal and Image Interpolation in Biomedical Applications: The Case of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) presents a novel approach for the improvement of the approximation characteristics of interpolation functions. A unique and original resource, this book approaches both the theory and methodology absent from most publications of its kind, a valuable inclusion for those interested in exploring the innovative approach that this reference proposes.
   
VM01-170 Information Retrieval in Biomedicine: Natural Language Processing for Knowledge Integration.
  Prince, Violaine/ 9781605662749/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Today, there is an intense interest for bio natural language processing (NLP) creating a need among researchers, academicians, and practitioners for a comprehensive publication of articles in this area. Information Retrieval in Biomedicine: Natural Language Processing for Knowledge Integration provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in this area according to a linguistic granularity. As a critical mass of advanced knowledge, this book presents original applications, going beyond existing publications while opening up the road for a broader use of NLP in biomedicine.
   
VM01-169 Nursing and Clinical Informatics: Socio-Technical Approaches.
  Staudinger, Bettina/ 9781605662343/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
The field of nursing informatics is one of the fastest growing areas of medical informatics. As the industry grows, so does the need for obtaining the most recent, up-to-date research in this significant field of study. Nursing and Clinical Informatics: Socio-Technical Approaches gives a general overview of the current state of nursing informatics paying particular attention to its social, socio-technical, and political aspects to further research and development projects. A unique international comparative work, this book covers the core areas of nursing informatics with a technical and functional respect and portrays them in their proper context.
   
VM01-168 Handbook of Molecular Biophysics.
  Bohr, Henrik G./ 9783527407026/ Price:US$ 457.00
 
This handbook and reference condenses the biophysics and biomedical contents of the renowned Encyclopedia of Applied Physics in one handy volume. Twenty carefully written overview articles cover the latest research, including single molecule spectroscopy, biosensors and cellular biomechanics. Throughout, readers benefit from concise summaries of the fundamentals, methods and applications, backed by detailed tables of contents for quick access, and a glossary of terms, as well as a detailed list of references and further reading. For libraries and R&D teams in academia and industry.
   
VM01-162 Foundations of Modern Nursing in America, The., 8-Vols/Set.
  / 9780415478212/ Price:¢G 995.00
 
The Foundations of Modern Nursing in America reprints a distinguished selection of important texts published in this field over the last century, authored by some of the most eminent names in nursing including Lavinia Dock (Secretary for the Council of Nurses for over 20 years), Adelaide Nutting (the first ever professor of nursing), Clara Weeks-Shaw, Darlene Clark Hine, and Susan Reverby. The collection deals with issues such as the education and training of nurses, hospital management, the history of anesthesia, and issues of race and ethics in the nursing profession.
   
VM01-161 Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making, 2-Vols/Set.
  Kattan, Michael W./ 9781412953726/ Price:¢G 300.00
 
Decision making is a critical element in the field of medicine that can lead to life-or-death outcomes, yet it is an element fraught with complex and conflicting variables, diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainties, patient preferences and values, and costs. Together, decisions made by physicians, patients, insurers, and policymakers determine the quality of health care, quality that depends inherently on counterbalancing risks and benefits and competing objectives such as maximizing life expectancy versus optimizing quality of life or quality of care versus economic realities. Broadly speaking, concepts in medical decision making (MDM) may be divided into two major categories: prescriptive and descriptive. Work in the area of prescriptive MDM investigates how medical decisions should be done using complicated analyses and algorithms to determine cost-effectiveness measures, prediction methods, and so on. In contrast, descriptive MDM studies how decisions actually are made involving human judgment, biases, social influences, patient factors, and so on. The Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making gives a gentle introduction to both categories, revealing how medical and healthcare decisions are actually made-and constrained-and how physician, healthcare management, and patient decision making can be improved to optimize health outcomes.
   
VM01-157 Nursing Research Methods, 3-Vols/Set.
  Griffiths, Peter/ 9781847879462/ Price:¢G 475.00
 
Nursing research is a diverse discipline which draws on methods and methodologies from across the social, behavioural and biomedical sciences. Few if any of the approaches to research used within nursing are unique; however, their application within the complex milieu of nursing care has frequently raised distinctive challenges and generated novel applications. Nursing Research Methods brings together seminal sources that illustrate both the origins and the state of the art of research in nursing. The editors draw on methodological sources from outside the discipline that are influential and have shaped nursing research as well as discussions and debates about the application of particular methods within the field. The text is organised around a selection of 8-10 seminal studies which have been selected based on their significance and ability to represent the broad scope of the discipline. Studies are selected to provide a vehicle to cover key methods for nursing research and to represent some of the diversity of the research topics that constitute the discipline. Because of the wide international audience, the editors take a broad view of the 'family' of nursing to include health visiting, public health nursing and midwifery and nurse midwifery.
   
VM01-156 Encyclopedia of Health Services Research, 2-Vols/Set.
  Mullner, Ross M./ 9781412951791/ Price:¢G 300.00
 
At the very heart of modern healthcare is a critical paradox. Today, as never before, healthcare has the ability to enhance the quality and duration of life. At the same time, healthcare has become so enormously costly that it can easily bankrupt governments and impoverish individuals and families. According to federal forecasters, by the year 2015 one in every five U.S. dollars will be spent on healthcare, for total annual healthcare spending of more than $4 trillion. While the cost of healthcare is going up, the number of individuals and families without health insurance coverage is increasing. For many, the miracles of modern medicine may be unaffordable. Health services research investigates the relationship between the factors of cost, quality, and access to healthcare and their impact upon medical outcomes (i.e., death, disease, disability, discomfort, and dissatisfaction with care). Health services research addresses such key questions as, Why is the cost of healthcare always increasing? How can healthcare costs be successfully contained without jeopardizing quality? How can medical errors be eliminated? What is the medical impact of not having health insurance coverage? The proposed encyclopedia addresses these and other important questions and issues.
   
VM01-152 Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, 2-Vols/Set.
  Fisher, Gary L./ 9781412950848/ Price:¢G 280.00
 
Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.
   
VM01-131 Genomic and Personalized Medicine, 2-Vols/set.
  Willard, Huntington/ 9780123694201/ Price:US$ 415.00
 
This two-volume set provides an in-depth look at one of the most promising avenues for advances in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human disease. The inclusion of the latest information on diagnostic testing, population screening, predicting disease susceptibility, pharmacogenomics and more presents this book as an essential tool for both students and specialists across many biological and medical disciplines, including human genetics and genomics, oncology, neuroscience, cardiology, infectious disease, molecular medicine, and biomedical science, as well as health policy disciplines focusing on ethical, legal, regulatory and economic aspects of genomics and medicine. Volume One Includes: Principles, Methodology and Translational Approaches, takes readers on the journey from principles of human genomics to technology, informatic and computational platforms for genomic medicine, as well as strategies for translating genomic discoveries into advances in personalized clinical care. Volume Two Includes: Genome Discoveries and Clinical Applications presents the latest developments in disease-based genomic and personalized medicine. With chapters dedicated to cardiovascular disease, oncology, inflammatory disease, metabolic disease, neuropsychiatric disease, and infectious disease, this work provides the most comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of genomic and personalized medicine.
   
SM01-446 The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office.
  Blumenthal, David/ 9780520260306/ Price:US$ 47.95
 
   
SM01-423 Military Medical Ethics: Issues Regarding Dual Loyalties: Workshop Summary.
  Weisfeld, Neil E./ 9780309126632/ Price:US$ 29.00
 
   
SM01-385 Synthesis Series in Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 8.
  Lessard, Charles S./ 9781608451913/ Price:US$ 85.00
 
   
SM01-383 Biological and Biomedical Infrared Spectroscopy.
  Barth, Andreas/ 9781607500452/ Price:EUR 150.00
 
Although infrared spectroscopy has been applied with success to the study of important biological and biomedical processes for many years, key advances in this vibrant technique have led to its increasing use, ranging from characterization of individual macromolecules (DNA, RNA, lipids, proteins) to human tissues, cells and their components. Infrared spectroscopy thus has a significant role to play in the analysis of the vast number of genes and proteins being identified by the various genomic sequencing projects. Whilst this book gives an overview of the field, it highlights more recent developments, such as the use of bright synchrotron radiation for recording infrared spectra, the development of two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy and the ability to record infrared spectra at ultrafast speeds. The main focus is on the mid-infrared region, since the great majority of studies are carried out in this region but there is increasing use of the near infrared for biomedical applications and a chapter is devoted to this part of the spectrum. Major advances in theoretical analysis have also enabled better interpretation of the infrared spectra of biological molecules and these are covered. The editors, Professor Andreas Barth of Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden and Dr. Parvez I. Haris of De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K. ,who both have extensive research experience in biological infrared spectroscopy per se and in its use in the solution of biophysical problems, have felt it timely therefore to bring together this book. Biological and Biomedical Infrared Spectroscopy is intended for use both by research scientists already active in the use of biological infrared spectroscopy and for those coming new to the technique. Graduate students will also find it useful as an introduction to the technique.
   
SM01-383 Medical Informatics in a United and Healthy Europe.
  Adlassnig, Klaus-Peter/ 9781607500445/ Price:EUR 220.00
 
This volume contains the proceedings of the Twenty-second International Conference on Medical Informatics Europe MIE 2009, that was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 30 August to 2 September 2009. The scientific topics present in this proceedings range from national and trans-national eHealth roadmaps, health information and electronic health record systems, systems interoperability and communication standards, medical terminology and ontology approaches, and social networks to Web, Web 2.0, and Semantic Web solutions for patients, health personnel, and researchers. Furthermore, they include quality assurance and usability of medical informatics systems, specific disease management and telemedicine systems, including a section on devices and sensors, drug safety, clinical decision support and medical expert systems, clinical practice guidelines and protocols, as well as issues on privacy and security. Moreover, bioinformatics, biomedical modeling and simulation, medical imaging and visualization and, last but not least, learning and education through medical informatics systems are parts of the included topics.
   
SM01-382 Biomedical and Environmental Sensing.
  J. I. Agbinya/ 9788792329288/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
Biomedical and environmental sensing are helping to extend the life span of human beings and infrastructures as it has become more and more sensible to understand what is happening for example inside a person, an aircraft, a road network or a bridge and to provide quick response. Several chapters of the book have dealt with the state of the art in biomedical decision support systems in therapeutic medicine. A data driven decision support system and a prototype support system for anaesthetics are major enablers for doctors and nurses to provide efficient and timely response not only to diagnose ailments but also to decide on the preferred approach for solving the problems.
   
SM01-379 Handbook of Anatomical Models for Radiation Dosimetry.
  Xu, Xie G./ 9781420059793/ Price:¢G 125.00
 
   
SM01-379 Community Genetics and Genetic Alliances: Eugenics, Carrier Testing, and Networks of Risk.
  Raz, Aviad E./ 9780415496186/ Price:¢G 115.00
 
   
SM01-379 Legal First Aid: A Guide for Health Care Professionals.
  DeWitt, Anthony L./ 9780763758479/ Price:US$ 83.95
 
Legal First Aid: A Guide to Legal Issues is a definitive quick reference for the clinician, providing the answers to legal question that relate to patient care. A concise and easy to understand text, this book provides solid advice on important legal issues, and includes a ¡§resources¡¨ section with information for further reading and reference. This text assists clinicians performing legal triage by informing the provider when to call an attorney and seek professional help.
   
SM01-379 Medical Insights: From Classroom to Patient.
  Diamond, Morton A./ 9780763752842/ Price:US$ 81.95
 
Medical Insights: From Classroom to Patient is a quick reference to assist medical professionals and students on how to decipher medical information. Many texts present materials in a voluminous and disjointed manner. This guide takes disparate medical information and puts it together in a way that readers can utilize to quickly make important clinical connections. Topics are presented in a clinically relevant and easy-to-use format. This is an ideal resource for all medical professionals and students.
   
SM01-379 Medical Terminology Basics: Programmed Instruction.
  Hui, Y.H./ 9780763766184/ Price:US$ 49.95
 
Medical Terminology Basics: Programmed Instruction is a straightforward text that utilizes a personalized and programmed instruction approach to learning medical terminology. This indispensible resource is perfect for use in an educational setting or for self-paced study. The programmed instruction approach encourages students to learn medical terminology through a word-building block format that emphasizes retention through repetition. This block format allows students to develop their knowledge, assess what they've learned, gain immediate feedback, and then move on to the next block. Medical Terminology Basics: Programmed Instruction includes end-of-chapter practice exercises, as well as case histories and alternative activities in order to mark progress and reinforce mastery of content.
   
SM01-379 Characteristics of Compassion: Portraits of Exemplary Physicians.
  Meldrum, Helen/ 9780763757335/ Price:US$ 62.95
 
Characteristics of Compassion: Portraits of Exemplary Physicians profiles recipients of the prestigious "Excellence in Medicine" award given by the American Medical Association. Today¡¦s physicians are faced with many challenges and can no longer devote the greater part of their working hours directly to patient care. They are presented with reams of insurance and legal-related paperwork, the constant threat of malpractice, and a burgeoning patient population. Despite these obstacles, some physicians enter the profession with deeply held convictions, hopes, and idealism, and go on to excel not just as medical doctors, but as human beings.
   
SM01-379 Brittle Bones, Stout Hearts and Minds: Adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
  Ablon, Joan/ 9780763760052/ Price:US$ 62.95
 
Brittle Bones, Stout Hearts and Minds is written for patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), their families and those who treat them including physicians, nurses, social workers, genetics counselors, and other persons with interests in differing kinds of physical disabilities. The book chronicles life experiences, coping patterns, and strategies for daily living of adults with OI, through personal accounts of medical experiences, education, economics, physical intimacy, dating, marriage, and general lifestyle issues. There are no other comparable books that deal with psychosocial issues of adults with OI.
   
SM01-376 Modern Techniques for Circular Dichroism and Synchrotron Radiation Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy.
  Wallace, Bonnie A./ 9781607500001/ Price:EUR 95.00
 
This book is the first volume in a new series published by IOS Press entitled Advances in Biological and Biomedical Spectroscopy, the series being edited by Dr. Parvez I. Haris of De Montfort University Leicester. Each volume in the series will cover a specific spectroscopic technique for the study of biology and biological molecules. The next volume in the series will be on Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectroscopy and will be edited by Dr. P.I. Haris and by Dr. A. Barth of Stockholm University.
   
SM01-375 Principles and Practice of Aviation Medicine.
  Curdt-Christiansen, Claus/ 9789812388612/ Price:US$ 243.00
 
   
SM01-374 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17: Nextmed: Design for/the Well Being.
  Westwood, James D./ 9781586039646/ Price:EUR 150.00
 
The MMVR17 proceedings collect 108 papers by conference lecture and poster presenters. These papers cover recent developments in biomedical simulation and modeling, visualization and data fusion, haptics, robotics, sensors and other related information-based technologies. Key applications include medical education and surgical training, clinical diagnosis and therapy, physical rehabilitation, psychological assessment, telemedicine and more. From initial vision and prototypes, through assessment and validation, to clinical and academic utilization and commercialization - MMVR explores the state-of-the-art and looks toward healthcare¡¦s future. The proceedings volume will interest physicians, surgeons and other medical professionals interested in emerging and future tools for diagnosis and therapy; educators responsible for training the next generation of doctors and scientists; IT and medical device engineers creating state-of-the-art and next-generation simulation, imaging, robotics and communication systems; data technologists creating systems for gathering, processing and distributing medical intelligence; military medicine specialists addressing the challenges of warfare and defense health needs; and biomedical futurists and investors who want to understand where the field is headed.
   
SM01-374 Advances in Information Technology and Communication in Health.
  McDaniel, James G./ 9781586039790/ Price:EUR 155.00
 
Advances in Information Technology and Communication in Health Volume 143 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Edited by: J.G. McDaniel February 2009, 568 pp., hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58603-979-0 Price: US$225 / £á155 / ¢G147 Download Flyer for this book The topics of Advances in Information Technology and Communication in Health, the proceedings of ITCH 2009, include telemedicine and telehealth, electronic health records, software assurance and usability, terminology, classification and standards, software selection and evaluation, research and development initiatives, service administration, management and self-management, nation-wide Canadian initiatives, ethics, policy and government, decision support, artificial intelligence and modeling, software design and development, educational initiatives and professional development and technology adoption and evaluation. In 2007, after a brief hiatus, the conference was held again, but this time it had expanded its scope. It was known as Information Technology and Communications in Health (ITCH) 2007; with the same acronym but with a different meaning as demanded by its international appeal and wider choice of subject areas. The conference in 2007 was an unmatched success and for the conference of 2009, an even more eventful convention is expected, which encourages experts to demonstrate and share their experiences and knowledge. The theme for the ITCH 2009 conference is ¡¥Revolutionizing Health Care with Informatics: From Research to Practice¡¦.
   
SM01-374 Quantitative EEG Analysis Methods and Applications.(With CD-ROM)
  Tong, Shanbao/ 9781596932043/ Price:¢G 140.00
 
   
The NMRCGP Handbook.
  Mortimer, Bob/ 9781856423830/ Price:¢G 24.99
 
   
100 Questions & Answers About Spine Disorders.
  Jandial, Rahul/ 9780763749880/ Price:US$ 21.95
 
Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient or loved one of someone suffering from a spine disorder, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Spine Disorders offers practical and thorough medical information from which patients can gain insight into their illness, understand the variety of treatment options that exist, experience more meaningful interaction with their care-givers, and feel empowered for personal healing. Written by an expert neurosurgeon, with commentary from actual patients, this is an invaluable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, physical, and emotional turmoil of a spine disorder.
   
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Aids.
  Sharma, Vinod K./ 9781848290198/ Price:¢G 130.00
 
Aimed at persons directly involved in the care of patients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS including post-graduates in Dermatology and Venereology and allied disciplines, and practising skin and VD specialists and GPs. It would also be useful for those involved in teaching of the subject to nurses and paramedics. Includes an Atlas on STD and AIDS along with chapters on clinical approach to a patient with genital ulcer disease, urethral and vaginal discharge. Ideal for GPs and general duty medical officers working in the management of STD.
   
Music and Cancer: A Prescription for Healing.
  Nagarsheth, Nimesh/ 9780763779085/ Price:US$ 39.95
 
From diagnosis to end-of-life care to the meaning behind life with cancer, Music and Cancer: A Prescription for Healing is designed to improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer in a way that could only be conveyed through the incredible healing powers of music and the arts. This book has important information valuable to patients, caregivers, friends, and family members about what to expect when faced with cancer including dealing with the diagnosis and logistics of treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. This important book addresses a wide range of issues taking into consideration the complete care of the cancer patient.
   
Medical Statistics.
  Sundaram, K. R./ 9781848290310/ Price:¢G 40.00
 
"Medical Statistics" is an outstanding text for graduate medical students, dealing comprehensively with basic and advanced methodology across the various subjects required on medical courses. It has been written by three colleagues from the highly prestigious AIIMS in Delhi, who between them have over 50 years teaching experience, which they have used to create an invaluable learning tool. The book is constructed of 15 chapters, and systematically proceeds from an introduction to the subject, through diverse methods of the applications in hospital statistics, medical demography and even the misuse of statistics. "Medical Statistics" will be read by advanced medical students, graduates and also health professionals who will value the content as a reading reference throughout their career.
   
Power Up!: Energise and Wave Goodbye to Fatigue.
  Aelbrecht, Peter/ 9781848290303/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
Now available for the first time in the English language, and already an international bestseller, Power Up! Energise and Wave Goodbye to Fatigue is an outstanding book that should be read by anyone wishing to find natural ways of improving their health and vitality. Written by Dr Peter Aelbrecht , the European ¡§TV Doctor¡¨, it tackles the problems of modern living common to us all ¡V the lack of energy, the risk of professional burn-out, the constant search for physical and emotional well-being ¡V and comes up with a number of ways in which we can confront our issues and enjoy again a happier, healthier lifestyle. Several years ago Dr Aelbrecht himself suffered from the symptoms he discusses in the book. He understood from personal experience the circumstances of ME ( Myalgic Encephalomyelitis ) and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and was therefore able to offer an expert diagnosis to patients who presented with such symptoms. He opened his own ¡§Energy Clinic¡¨ which specialises in the treatment of fatigue, and along with his team of doctors, osteopaths, dieticians, psychologists, physical trainers and life coaches, he now administers his methods of well-being to a broad range of patients ¡V from professional sportsmen and politicians to nurses and office staff. Power Up! is based on medical and scientific fact, and is written in a simple, easy to read style. It teaches us about the good and bad things we eat, but it goes beyond being just another diet book. Dr Aelbrecht looks at the outside forces on us, such as being born and raised in Western, industrialised society, and our personal situation ¡V circumstances, upbringing and environment ¡V which all contribute to an individual's emotional, intellectual and physical well-being. For anyone who wishes to improve their life by finding more energy, reading this book will be the first step to achieving their goal.
   
100 Questions & Answers About Hip Replacement.
  Fischer, Stuart/ 9780763768720/ Price:US$ 19.95
 
Whether you or a relative have recently had a hip replacement or are considering or planning the surgery, this book offers help! 100 Questions & Answers About Hip Replacement gives authoritative, practical answers to your questions about the causes of joint disease and the details of surgery to relieve pain and improve function of the hip. This book provides sources of support from both the doctor¡¦s and patient¡¦s viewpoints. Dr. Fischer, an expert orthopedic surgeon, covers topics such as hip disease, diagnosis, treatment options, surgery, risks, and possible complications. An invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of hip replacement!
   
VM01-222 Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medical Informatics.
  Duquenoy, Penny/ 9781599047805/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
The utilization of information and communication technologies in almost all spheres of modern society has changed the social picture in significant ways while simultaneously leading to tensions with regard to traditional ethical and legal practices¡Xparticularly given the global context of its application. Where these technologies impact on the practice and implementation of healthcare, it is vital to recognize the extent and nature of the ethical and social impact both at the level of professional practice and the patient. Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medical Informatics presents a fundamental compendium of research on the ethical, social, and legal issues facing the healthcare industry as it adopts information technologies to provide fast, efficient, and cost effective healthcare. An essential resource for every reference library, this comprehensive book offers a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing from the expertise of a wide variety of global industries including law, ethics, medicine, philosophy, and computer science.
   
VM01-199-2 Toxicogenomics: A Powerful Tool for Toxicity Assessment.
  Sahu, Saura/ 9780470518236/ Price:US$ 229.00
 
Toxicogenomics is the integration of genomics to toxicology. This technology is a powerful tool for collecting information from a large number of biological samples simultaneously and thus it is very useful for large-scale screening of potential toxicants. Toxicogenomics: A Powerful Tool For Toxicity Assessment provides up-to-date state-of-the-art information presented by the recognized experts, and is therefore an authoritative source of current knowledge in this field of research. The potential link between toxicology, genetics and human diseases makes this book very useful to investigators in many and varied disciplines of science and toxicology. Topics covered include: mechanistic toxicogenomics analysis and interpretation of toxicogenomic data principles of data mining in toxicogenomics design issues in toxicogenomics studies sources of variability in toxicogenomic assays Escherichia coli stress response as a tool for detection of toxicity toxicogenomics as a tool to assess immunotoxicity toxicogenomics and ecogenomics for studying endocrine disruption and basic biology use of toxicogenomics as an early predictive tool for hepatotoxicity nutrigenomics: the application of genomic signatures in nutrition-related research application of toxicogenomics in drug discovery potential uses of toxicogenomic biomarkers in occupational health and risk assessment usefulness of toxicogenomics in the regulatory environment perspectives on toxicogenomics at the US Environmental Protection Agency Toxicogenomics: A Powerful Tool For Toxicity Assessment is an essential resource for research scientists currently engaged in toxicogenomics, and will also be of interest to researchers working in toxicology, genetics, medicine, pharmacology, and food sciences, and to regulators and risk assessors of drug, food, environmental and agricultural products.
   
VM01-199-1 Hepatotoxicity: From Genomics to In Vitro and In Vivo Models.
  Sahu, Saura/ 9780470057162/ Price:US$ 320.00
 
This book addresses all the current, up-to-date developments in this scientific discipline. Liver is the chief metabolizing site in the body, and thus, it is a major target organ for drug and chemical toxicity. Therefore, hepatotoxicity is an important endpoint in the safety evaluation of drugs and chemicals. Contributions from leading investigators in hepatotoxicity research address current developments in this scientific discipline and discuss use of current cutting edge technology such as microarrays in hepatotoxicity thus providing a better understanding of hepatotoxins, their interactions and mechanisms of action. This valuable authoritative source of information is the first book to address this topic for nearly ten years, making it an essential resource for readers from a wide range of disciplines such as toxicology, pharmacology, hepatology, drug toxicity and food science.
   
VM01-167 Patient-Centered E-Health.
  Wilson, E. Vance/ 9781605660165/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Adoption of a user-centered design (UCD) focus has immensely enriched the health industry. Application of UCD concepts are key to successful development of e-services, including e-health. Patient-Centered E-Health presents the perspective of a distinct form of e-health that is patient-focused, patient-aware, patient-empowered, and patient-active. This must-have book for researchers, educators, and healthcare practitioners addresses the special characteristics of the e-health domain through a user-centered design, providing foundational topics in areas such as patient-centered design methods, psychological aspects of online health communication, and e-health marketing.
   
VM01-166 Handbook of Research on Systems Biology Applications in Medicine, 2-Vols/set.
  Daskalaki, Andriani/ 9781605660769/ Price:US$ 595.00
 
Systems biology is the study of the interactions between the components of a biological system and the way these interactions lead to a specific function and behavior of that system. The Handbook of Research on Systems Biology Applications in Medicine presents concepts of the applications of systems biology in medicine, leading students and advanced researchers to an understanding of current ideas in the complex field of systems biology, analysis of data, and development of models, simulation, and drug development. With over 50 incisive research contributions from international experts, this unsurpassed compendium of critical research is an indispensable resource for medical libraries worldwide.
   
VM01-165 Advancing Artificial Intelligence through Biological Process Applications.
  Pazos, Ana B. Porto/ 9781599049960/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
As science continues to advance, researchers are continually gaining new insights into the way living beings behave and function, and into the composition of the smallest molecules. Most of these biological processes have been imitated by many scientific disciplines with the purpose of trying to solve different problems, one of which is artificial intelligence. Advancing Artificial Intelligence through Biological Process Applications presents recent advances in the study of certain biological processes related to information processing that are applied to artificial intelligence. Describing the benefits of recently discovered and existing techniques to adaptive artificial intelligence and biology, this book will be a highly valued addition to libraries in the neuroscience, molecular biology, and behavioral science spheres.
   
VM01-164 Medical Informatics in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  Parry, David/ 9781605660783/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Women's health comprises a large range of activities including fertility and reproductive health and screening and treatment for gynecological conditions, with computer systems providing vital support. Medical Informatics in Obstetrics and Gynecology provides industry knowledge and insight to challenges in the areas of informatics that are important to women's health. Covering topics such as ethical and legal issues, imaging and communication systems, and electronic health records, this Medical Information Science Reference publication provides medical libraries and researchers, as well as medical students, health technology specialists, and practicing physicians and nurses with unrivaled data on the role of technology in obstetrics and gynecology.
   
VM01-163 Health and Inequality, 4-Vols/Set.
  Pickett, Kate/ 9780415443135/ Price:¢G 905.00
 
Edited by two leading scholars in the field, the four volumes in this new "Routledge Major Work" bring together key research from a wide range of disciplines, including epidemiology and public health, sociology, psychology, biology, and public policy, to provide a coherent and multidisciplinary synthesis of this vast and vibrant literature. Volume I assembles the basic evidence of health inequalities in different countries and different time periods, and focuses on the extent to which health inequalities result from social selection versus social causation.Volume II covers the main schools of thought on the causes of health inequalities and the pathways linking low social status to poor health. The focus of the third volume is on the effectiveness of interventions that have been designed to reduce health inequalities. The theme of Volume IV is the social and political ecology of health and the biology and psychology of human sensitivity to the social environment. Fully indexed and with a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, "Health and Inequality" is an essential work of reference for both scholars and practitioners hoping to understand (and mitigate or remove) inequalities in health.
   
VM01-155 Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 4-Vols/Set.
  Tan, Joseph/ 9781605660509/ Price:US$ 2495.00
 
Technological advances of the past two decades have profoundly reshaped and enhanced all aspects of medical research and practice. So important has technology become to the ability to continue to drive new medical advances, from basic biomedical research to applied clinical practice and healthcare delivery management, that the science of biomedical technology has become an important discipline in its own right, critical to the missions of a full range of organizations that comprise the medical industry. Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications holds the most complete collection of cutting-edge medical IT research available in topics such as clinical knowledge management, medical informatics, mobile health and service delivery, and gene expression. This four-volume compilation provides researchers, academicians, and scholars in the field of medical information technology with more than 200 chapters by over 250 international experts in medical informatics. Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an essential reference publication for every library and medical institute striving to remain up-to-date with the latest techniques, approaches, and education in the medical IT field.
   
VM01-154 Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health.
  Lazakidou, Athina A./ 9781605660028/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
Recent developments in e-health have enhanced the healthcare industry as well as expanded the role of medical informatics. These emerging innovations have not only given patients the opportunity for quality of life improvement, but also opened the door to health communication exploration. The Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health provides comprehensive coverage of the most important issues, concepts, new trends and advanced technologies in healthcare. This enhanced resource of over 30 articles from international experts contributes a compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations for academicians and health professionals worldwide.
   
VM01-153 Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems, 3-Vols/Set.
  Wickramasinghe, Nilmini/ 9781599048895/ Price:US$ 995.00
 
Healthcare, a vital industry that touches most of us in our lives, faces major challenges in demographics, technology, and finance. Longer life expectancy and an aging population, technological advancements that keep people younger and healthier, and financial issues are a constant strain on healthcare organizations¡¦ resources and management. Focusing on the organization¡¦s ability to improve access, quality, and value of care to the patient may present possible solutions to these challenges. The Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems provides an extensive and rich compilation of international research, discussing the use, adoption, design, and diffusion of information communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare, including the role of ICTs in the future of healthcare delivery; access, quality, and value of healthcare; nature and evaluation of medical technologies; ethics and social implications; and medical information management.
   
VM01-149 Handbook of Tuberculosis, 3-Vols/Set.
  Kaufmann, Stefan H. E./ 9783527316830/ Price:US$ 705.00
 
Tuberculosis (TB), a deadly airborne disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, takes the lives of almost 2 million people each year and is considered to be the most common infectious disease in the world. However, thanks to the efforts of researchers such as the volumes¡¦ lead editor, Dr. Stefan H. E. Kaufmann, there have been several recent advances in fighting the disease. Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, the Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Charite at the Humboldt University, Berlin, has published more than 600 scientific articles and currently serves as President of the European Federation of Immunological Societies and Chair of the Immunology Division of the American Society of Microbiology. Dr. Kaufmann is considered the world's leading expert in the field of tuberculosis. The Handbook of Tuberculosis, which explores the causes and available treatments of the widespread infection as well as current research into vaccination, is divided into three separate volumes covering different areas of study.
   
VM01-147 Qualitative Health Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Dingwall, Robert/ 9781847873545/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Qualitative research methods are growing in importance and in use amongst nurses and other health researchers. Qualitative Health Research showcases the cutting-edge developments and seminal studies in research practice and research theory in this field. At the same time these volumes detail the long and fascinating history of the use of qualitative approaches to the study of health and illness, providing a complete map of the field. The four volumes focus on 'Patients and Disease', 'Health Professionals and their Work', 'Healthcare Organisations' and 'Patient Experiences'.
   
VM01-145 Neurobiology: From Molecular Basis To Disease, 2-Vols/Set.
  Meyers, Robert A./ 9783527322930/ Price:US$ 500.00
 
This 2 volume set is a collection of outstanding contributions in the field of neurobiology. All of the articles have been extracted directly from the successful Robert A. Meyers' Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. With topics on cell biology and biochemistry of the nervous system, neurodevelopmental biology as well as diseases, Neurobiology: From Molecular Basis to Disease is an essential read.
   
VM01-144 Encyclopedia of Obesity, 2-Vols/Set.
  Keller, Kathleen/ 9781412952385/ Price:¢G 205.00
 
Obesity is a serious health issue and is a key discussion and research area in many disciplines from the social sciences and physical education to the health sciences. The Encyclopedia of Obesity is a comprehensive set containing nearly 500 entries that addresses the broad scope of the obesity epidemic, from molecular and genetic causes to the treatment of this disease at a large scale, public policy level. The editors have chosen topics that capture the current climate of obesity research, while still addressing and defining the core concepts related to this disease. Additionally, the majority of entries have been provided by experts from the medical and scientific research community. In many cases, entries are written by pioneering or premiere researchers in the topic at hand. This two-volume Encyclopedia provides a catalogue of entries from a variety of expert contributors from a vast array of disciplines, including molecular biology, psychology, medicine, public health and policy, food science, environmental health, pharmaceuticals, and many others to summarize pertinent topics in obesity, and related health conditions. Scholars, educators, researchers, physicians, and the general public will be able to access this resource for current, factual details on topics related to this growing epidemic. This new encyclopedia will be the most reliable, accurate, and thorough resource for information about obesity. 'Moving Forward in an Ever Expanding World' in this section Kathleen Keller addresses the topic of a changing society that is slowly adapting to accommodate obesity. Covering recent lawsuits on fast food industries and airlines, discussing how these are telling of the decades to come. In addition, this text will look at the new frontiers on obesity treatment and research and the importance of prevention in children, and in studying obesity in a variety of ethnic groups and in developing countries.
   
VM01-140 Encyclopedia of Global Health, 4-Vols/Set.
  Zhang, Yawei/ 9781412941860/ Price:¢G 345.00
 
Tied to the curriculum in related health disciplines from biology, to psychology, to psychopharmacology, this educational, multi-author encyclopedia serves as a general and non-technical resource for students, professors, and librarians. As a holistic (in the traditional meaning of the term as ¡§all-encompassing¡¨) reference, the work provides a unique resource to readers with content covering men¡¦s, women¡¦s, and children¡¦s health. The unique aspect of the encyclopedia lies in its global approach, offering traditionally segmented topics within one resource. Whereas previously a student would consult multiple references to research, for example, the physical and mental effects of Type II diabetes, the student would need to consult even further resources to discover the leading diabetic drugs and procedures, as well as thematic essays on coping with life as a diabetic. With the Encyclopedia of Global Health, all such topics under Diabetes are found in one reference.
   
VM01-139 SAGE Handbook of Healthcare, The.
  Decision Resources Inc/ 9781847870483/ Price:¢G 135.00
 
With escalating healthcare costs, changes to the regulatory control on pharmaceutical industries and the inevitable adjustments made in policies and investment in healthcare there is enormous interest in the commercial as well as the scientific aspects of today's healthcare industry. The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace. The Handbook focuses on the aspects of paramount importance in the healthcare sector: - Pharmacoeconomics - Pharmacogenomics - Therapeutics - Diagnostics Areas covered include: - The role of nanotechnology, genomics and cell therapy in medicine - Diagnostics; Biomarkers and technological advances - Case studies in oncology and cardiovascular and CNS therapeutics
   
VM01-109 Emerging Technologies in Breast Imaging and Mammography.
  Suri, Jasjit/ 9781588830906/ Price:US$ 399.00
 
This book is the first of its kind to address the issues on cutting edge emerging technologies for breast imaging and mammography. The book covers all facets of nature to image the breast, may it be light (optical), sound (ultrasound), magnetism, attenuation, microwave, electrical impedance, fusion of these modalities, and some of the very hot topics on Computer Aided Detection. The novelty of this book is due to the contributions of pioneers around the world. This book offers a very comprehensive and up-to-date perspective on the state of breast cancer screening instrumentation, diagnosis, and therapy and recommends steps for developing the most reliable breast cancer detection and therapeutic methods possible. This volume, for the first time, covers numerous topics on how to attack breast cancer from almost all different angles of medical imaging modalities such as X-ray, CT, MR, PET, SPECT, nuclear, ultrasound, microwave, optical, electrical impedance, thermal, infrared, and its fusion. Another novelty of this book is modeling breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and therapy in 3-D. The book begins with highlights on different kinds of breast cancer and its pathology and then introduces the engineers, scientists, innovators, and strategists to put their algorithms and designs for solving the number one killer problem in women's health imaging.
   
SM01-452 Hyperbaric Oxygen for Neurological Disorders.
  Zhang, John H./ 9781930536418/ Price:US$ 78.50
 
   
SM01-414 Ethics and Professionalism: A Guide for the Physician Assistant.
  Cassidy, Barry A./ 9780803613386/ Price:US$ 52.95
 
   
SM01-380 Dengue.
  Halstead, Scott B./ 9781848162280/ Price:US$ 210.00
 
   
SM01-371 Mechanobiology: Cartilage and Chondrocyte, Vol. 5.
  Stoltz, J.-F./ 9781586039271/ Price:EUR 165.00
 
This book covers the proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Mechanobiology of Cartilage and Chondrocyte. Mechanobiology can be now considered as a vigorous branch of biomechanics, biorheology and physiology mainly concerned with the study of the influence of mechanical forces on cells and tissues and their clinical or therapeutical applications. As we are now in the age of proteomics, genomics and cell micromechanical approaches, suing methods like laser tweezers or confocal microscopy, mechanobiology brings new challenges. With such new research, mechanobiology promises new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. In other respect there has been increasing interest over recent years in the fundamental role played by local mechanical parameters in chondrocyte regulations and cartilage dysfunctions as a first step in the development of osteoarthritis. These proceedings are sub-divided into four parts: # Theoretical approaches and mechanobiology of chondrocyte # Cartilage and chondrocyte studies # Osteoarthritis; inflammation degradation and clinical approaches # Cartilage engineering
   
SM01-371 Collaborative Patient Centred eHealth: Proceedings of the HIT@HealthCare 2008 Joint Event: 25th MIC Congress, 3rd International Congress Sixi, Special ISV-NVKVV Event, 8th Belgian eHealth Symposium.
  Etienne De Clercq/ 9781586039226/ Price:EUR 100.00
 
In Medical Informatics three types of processes play a central role: organizational, patient-related and decision making-related processes. The first type deals with settings, such as a hospital care setting or a primary care setting; the second is related to health and disease (i.e. to patients); the third type of process aims at assisting in decision making and therapy and evolves in the brains of healthcare professionals. Hence, in all domains data, information and knowledge play a key role. As these three processes evolve, dealing with individuals ¡V patients, doctors and nurses ¡V because of that human factor there are obviously limitations imposed by formalization and standardization. In the past, there have been some unrealistic expectations regarding the possible contributions of medical informatics to healthcare. However, such contributions appeared to be very modest, to say the least. The same applies to the overly optimistic expectations regarding the introduction of electronic health records. Although the technology is widely available, all these developments appear to be far more complex than expected. The need for an improved understanding of the nature of medical knowledge to better serve health remains to be emphasized.
   
SM01-363 Computer-Based Medical Guidelines and Protocols: A Primer and Current Trends.
  Annette ten Teije/ 9781586038731/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
This book brings together results from different branches of computer science (in particular, artificial intelligence), medical informatics and medicine to examine cutting edge approaches to computer-based guideline modeling, verification and interpretation. Different methods have been developed to support the development, deployment, maintenance and use of evidence-based guidelines, using techniques from artificial intelligence, software engineering, medical informatics and formal methods. Such methods employ different representation formalisms and computational techniques. As the guideline-related research spans a wide range of research communities, a comprehensive integration of the results of these communities was lacking. It is the intention of this book to fill this gap. It is the first book of its kind that partially has the nature of a textbook. The book consists of two parts. The first part consists of nine chapters which together offer a comprehensive overview of the most important medical and computer-science aspects of clinical guidelines and protocols. The second part of the book consists of chapters that are extended versions of selected papers that were originally submitted to the ECAI-2006 workshop ¡¥AI Techniques in Health Care: Evidence-based Guidelines and Protocols¡¦. These chapters will provide the
   
SM01-363 Nuclear Receptors as Molecular Targets for Cardiometabolic and Central Nervous System Diseases.
  Junien, J. L./ 9781586038571/ Price:EUR 90.00
 
uclear receptors are a family of transcription factors consisting of 49 members identified in the human genome. Nuclear receptors regulate transcription by binding to response elements in the regulatory regions of target genes and thereby affect expression of genes involved in differentiation, growth, lipid homeostasis, inflammation and immunity. Over the past two decades significant advances have been made in the understanding of the regulation of gene expression by nuclear receptors. The knowledge on nuclear receptors has delivered novel therapies for lipid control and hormone replacement, and for management of cancer and diabetes. Therefore, nuclear receptors are attractive molecular targets for design of therapy for diabetes, obesity, atherosclerosis, cancer, inflammation and neurodegeneration. The focus of this volume is centered on the mechanistic involvement of nuclear receptors in cardiological, metabolic and neurological disorders, on possible explanation of pathways involved in pathogenesis, on susceptibility to and prevention of metabolic and neurological disorders and on the aspects of drug finding including chemistry and rational drug design. This volume reviews recent progress on nuclear receptors critically and will intrigue those pursuing interest in physiology, pathology and medicine.
   
SM01-361 Global Healthgrid: e-Science Meets Biomedical Informatics.
  Solomonides, Tony/ 9781586038748/ Price:EUR 110.00
 
HealthGrid 2008 is the sixth conference in this series of open forums for the integration of grid technologies and its applications in the biomedical, medical and biological domains to pave the path to an international research area in healthgrids. The main objective of the HealthGrid conference and the HealthGrid Association is the exchange and discussion of ideas, technologies, solutions and requirements that interest the grid and the life-sciences communities to foster the integration of grids into health. Subjects in this publication reflect the diversity of mature practice: Advancing Virtual Communities, offering a glimpse of the kind of communities that are brought together by means of collaboration grids; Public Health Informatics, exploring the diffusion of grid concepts and technologies in health informatics; Translational Bioinformatics, the contact point between medicine, healthcare and genomics; and Knowledge Management and Decision Support, one direction that is confidently expected to grow as the synergy of grids and ¡¥evidence-based practice¡¦ in healthcare is exploited.
   
SM01-361 eHealth Beyond the Horizon: Get IT There - Proceedings of MIE2008.
  Andersen, Stig K./ 9781586038649/ Price:EUR 220.00
 
he first part of the MIE 2008 conference theme ¡V eHealth Beyond the Horizon ¡V highlights the expectations for the future of ehealth and raises the question: What sort of developments in ehealth services can we imagine emerging above the horizon in the years to come? EHealth Beyond the Horizon contains a good number of high-quality papers giving different perspectives of this future, some of them already available today in picot scale, some of them outlined in visions. The second part of the theme ¡V Get IT There ¡V has triggered a large number of papers describing how to create, evaluate, adjust and deliver products and deploy services in healthcare organizations for the necessary information technology as a basis for the ehealth applications that are essential in order to respond to the challenges of the health systems. The papers in the proceedings are grouped by themes according to the submission categories and the supplied keywords. As the last theme, three doctoral students from different areas of medical informatics were selected to present and discuss their research under the guidance of a panel of distinguished research faculties.
   
SM01-361 Medical and Care Compunetics 5.
  Bos, Lodewijk/ 9781586038687/ Price:EUR 160.00
 
Medical and Care Compunetics 5 accompanies the fifth annual ICMCC Event, which is one of the leading information platforms for medical and care ICT. The focal point of this publication lies on compunetics, the social, societal and ethical aspects of medical and care ICT. This book contains a variety of debatable subjects. Among national and regional projects, issues discussed are aspects of electronic health records and European projects. There is also a discussion of knowledge management, which is lead by Arthur Krukowski and Andy Marsh; other issues that are considered are behavioral compunetics, empowerment and there is also a discussion of personal health paradigm challenging citizens and patients lead by Prof. Dr. Bernd Blobel from the eHealth Competence Center jointly with the European Federation for Medical Informatics, Working Groups ¡¥Electronic Health Records¡¦ and ¡¥Security, Safety and Ethics¡¦.
   
SM01-357 Evidence Based Medicine for PDAs: A Guide for Practice.(With CD-ROM)
  Platt, Allan F./ 9780763754761/ Price:US$ 63.95
 
Evidence Based Medicine for PDAs: A Guide for Practice is the first text to give medical practitioners and students the practical basics of PDAs and evidence-based medicine applications necessary for excellent patient care. Offered in a clear and applicable format, this book covers information on the latest treatments, necessary equipment, basic software, reducing medical errors, and medical coding. Organized by an instructional case-based approach with an accompanying demonstration CD-ROM, this book provides an interactive visual and auditory experience to accomodate all types of learners. A great resource to help medical educators, students and practicing clinicians integrate EBM into their daily patient care in a practical way.
   
SM01-356 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16: Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design.
  Westwood, James D./ 9781586038229/ Price:EUR 160.00
 
We humans are tribal, grouping ourselves by a multitude of criteria: physical, intellectual, political, emotional, etc. The Internet and its auxiliary technologies have enables a novel dimension in tribal behavior during our recent past. This growing connectivity begs the question: will individuals and their communities come together to solve some very urgent global problems? At MMVR, we explore ways to harness information technology to solve healthcare problems ¡V and in the industrialized nations we are making progress. In the developing world however, things are more challenging. Massive urban poverty fuels violence and misery. Will global networking bring a convergence of individual and tribal problem-solving? Recently, a barrel-shaped water carrier that rolls along the ground was presented, improving daily life for many people. Also the One Laptop per Child project is a good example of how the industrialized nations can help the developing countries. They produce durable and simple laptops which are inexpensive to produce. At MMVR, we focus on cutting-edge medical technology, which is generally pretty expensive. While the benefits of innovation trickle downward, from the privileged few to the broader masses, we should expand this trickle into a flood. Can breakthrough applications in stimulation, visualization, robotics, and informatics engender tools as ingeniously as the water carrier or laptop? With some extra creativity, we can design better healthcare for the developing world too.
   
SM01-356 Current Principles and Practices of Telemedicine and e-Health.
  Latifi, Rifat/ 9781586038069/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
This book represents the most current development on the expanding and changing field of telemedicine and e-health, especially in the developing countries. Many things have changed since the publication of the first book in 2004 (Establishing Telemedicine in Developing Countries: From Inception to Implementation). Telemedicine has become more popular, and still continues to grow. While there are many good books and materials on telemedicine, this publication can be seen at the work of reference for all of those who want to practice telemedicine and e-health, particularly in developing countries. This publication deals with ways to establish telemedicine and e-health system, not only in the developing countries, but also in the developed world. Hopefully, this book will be a guide that reflects the status of telemedicine at the given time. It is dedicated to all future generations of telemedicine and e-health students which include healthcare practitioners, administrators, policy makers, technical professionals and others.
   
SM01-356 Medicine Meets Engineering: Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Applied Biomechanics Regensburg.
  Hammer, Joachim/ 9781586038281/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
Biomedical Engineering is defined as the science that integrates medical and engineering sciences to improve diagnosis and treatment of patients. Only by this integration progress can be achieved. Both medical and engineering sciences comprise a huge diversity in topics, so it is imaginable that Biomedical Engineering, combining these two science areas, is even more huge. Thanks to this megadisciplinary approach many breakthroughs can be achieved. More and more research groups realize this and start new research projects, which results in a rapid increase in knowledge in Biomedical Engineering. This will only benefit the main goal of Biomedical Engineering; improving diagnosis and treatment of patients when it is spread and applied. The 2nd Regensburg Applied Biomechanics conference is special in that it realized both the distribution of new knowledge and the essential integration of medical and engineering specialists. The conference dealt with the latest results in applied biomechanics, ranging from fundamental bone strength properties via bone remodeling phenomena to new implants that replace lost human functions. Also new research areas like robot surgery and tissue engineering were discussed.
   
SM01-356 eHealth: Combining Health Telematics, Telemedicine, Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics to the Edge.
  Blobel, Bernd/ 9781586038342/ Price:EUR 79.00
 
Current demographic, economic and social conditions which developed countries are faced with require a paradigm change for delivering high quality and efficient health services. In that context, healthcare systems have to turn from organization-centred to process-oriented and finally towards individualised patient care, also called personal care, based on eHealth platform services. Interoperability requirements for ubiquitous personalised health services reach beyond current concepts of health information integration among professional stakeholders and related Electronic Patient Records. Future personal health platforms have particularly to maintain semantic interoperability among systems using different modalities and technologies, different knowledge representation and domain experts¡¦ languages as well as different coding schemes and terminologies to include home care as well as personal and mobile systems. This development is not restricted to regions or countries, but appears globally, requiring a comprehensive international collaboration. This publication presents papers from internationally leading experts representing all domains involved in eHealth.
   
SM01-356 eHealth: Combining Health Telematics, Telemedicine, Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics to the Edge.
  Blobel, Bernd/ 9781586038359/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
Current demographic, economic and social conditions which developed countries are faced with require a paradigm change for delivering high quality and efficient health services. In that context, healthcare systems have to turn from organization-centred to process-oriented and finally towards individualised patient care, also called personal care, based on eHealth platform services. Interoperability requirements for ubiquitous personalised health services reach beyond current concepts of health information integration among professional stakeholders and related Electronic Patient Records. Future personal health platforms have particularly to maintain semantic interoperability among systems using different modalities and technologies, different knowledge representation and domain experts¡¦ languages as well as different coding schemes and terminologies to include home care as well as personal and mobile systems. This development is not restricted to regions or countries, but appears globally, requiring a comprehensive international collaboration. This publication within the Series ¡§Studies in Health Technology and Informatics¡¨ at IOS Press presents papers from internationally leading experts representing all domains involved in eHealth.
   
SM01-346 Clinical Mens Health: Evidence in Practice.
  Heidelbaugh, Joel J./ 9781416030003/ Price:US$ 82.95
 
   
Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Research Methodology.
  Babu, Ajit N./ 9781905740901/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
This is an introduction for novices to the fields of research methodology and evidence-based medicine. Worldwide there are many practicing clinicians or junior faculty members who desire to do simple projects related to clinical research but they hesitate for lack of appropriate training or experience. Similarly, the concept of evidence-based medicine has gathered international momentum and many seek to know how to practice it. There are few books written that focus on both of these two related areas, especially from the perspective of teaching the fundamentals. The primary author and his collaborating contributors all have extensive first-hand experience in practicing and teaching the approaches they write about. An international group of educators affiliated to renowned academic medical centres have put together this work, which will be welcomed by trainees and practitioners alike.
   
Step by Step Treatment of Epilepsy.
  Rai, P.V./ 9781905740826/ Price:¢G 19.99
 
The book has been prepared and written for the use of a general practitioner as help for diagnostic clarification and selection of proper antiepileptic drugs. It is based on the International Concept of Epileptology, particularly regarding the terminology of epileptic seizures and epilepsies including childhood syndromes. Epileptology has evolved into a special discipline within neurology, which is not only advantageous in clinical practice but also essential for adequate management of a person suffering from epilepsy. The drugs and drug treatments referred to in the book are widely used and have been categorised according to international guidelines. The free CD-Rom contains an EEG Atlas and 42 photo case studies with a short history of patients under different clinical situations. This book is the result of the author¡¦s 35 years clinical experience in neurology and epileptology and will be read by practising and trainee neurologists, psychiatrists and general practitioners worldwide. Contents: 1. A Short
   
On The Quest For A Child.
  Konecna, Hana/ 9781905740772/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
This book has been written to provide hope, support, motivation and focus for couples who are trying to conceive a child. It has evolved from a body of research carried out in the form of hundreds of interviews with childless couples, their doctors, and fertility specialists. Dr Konecna, (who was for many years childless herself and therefore has a profound empathy and understanding of the issues) is able to consider the deeply emotional subject of ¡§involuntary childlessness¡¨ both from the scientific viewpoint of a professional obstetrician and from the humanitarian aspect of a sympathetic mother herself. The book does discuss the various medical conditions which cause infertility, but it is written in an easy to understand style. Far more significant, effective and entertaining is Dr Konecna¡¦s analysis of childlessness by using examples of biblical stories, traditional folk songs and fairy tales. The content of each chapter is interlaced with case studies from these sources, which reveal the timeless nature of childlessness and the pain and heartache it causes.
   
Step by Step Regional Anesthesia. (With CD)
  Kumar, Arun/ 9781848290044/ Price:¢G 16.99
 
This manual covers every relevant aspect of regional anesthesia and analgesia with particular emphasis on the basic practical applications. It is intended to provide a concise source of information in a simple easy-to-understand style, so that conduction blocks can be practised confidently for better patient care. Step by Step Regional Anesthesia contains over 100 line drawings and explanatory diagrams which illustrate the commonly used techniques of conduction block, including nerve blocks, and which are also given on a free-photo CD Rom. This is the very first handy pocket manual on the subject, and will prove to be a useful revision aid for medical students as well as a valuable reference guidebook of regional anesthesia/analgesia for practising anesthetists at all levels.
   
100 Questions and Answers About Communicating with Your Doctor.
  King, John/ 9780763750312/ Price:US$ 19.95
 
All patients and family members who are dealing with a serious illness, especially in the hospital or nursing care setting will appreciate 100 Questions & Answers About Communicating With Your Healthcare Provider. This text serves as a framework for understanding essential information from/about the healthcare system and information you should know and ask your doctor. Insider's tips are included so that you can get the information and care that you or your loved one needs.
   
Concise Pocket Medical Dictionary.
  Panda, U. N./ 9781905740918/ Price:¢G 9.99
 
In 2 colour throughout for easy use, and containing a collection of useful appendices, the ¡§Anshan Concise Pocket Medical Dictionary¡¨ truly is a handy, portable, reference book, which will serve students, academics, all types of medical and allied health professionals, and also anyone who wants to possess a reliable medical dictionary in their own home library.
   
Pain Management: Learning to Live with Pain.
  Goossens, Renee/ 9781848290099/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
Written in plain language, Pain Management provides up-to-date information, reference material and case histories on the sensitive issues of neurological diseases, the work of carers, respite care, children¡¦s hospices, caring for those with life-limiting illnesses, death and grief counselling. Pain Management is a practical guide for families suffering from physical and emotional pain written by a patient for patients.
   
IVF & Ever After: The Emotional Needs of Families.
  Bedos, Nichola/ 9781848290082/ Price:¢G 14.99
 
Using real-life stores and the latest international research, she brings together the most up-to-date information for parents. IVF and Ever After moves beyond the ¡¥here and now¡¦ to look at the hard issues involved in IVF, such as telling a child about IVF conception, what to do with spare frozen embryos, and the implications of legislation about surrogacy. Couples thinking about IVF treatment, those undergoing treatment and IVF parents who are experiencing emotional ¡¥lows¡¦ without knowing why will find this an invaluable guide, as will health professionals who work with IVF families.
   
Mathematics and Medicine in Sanskrit.
  Wujastyk, Dominik/ 9788120832466/ Price:US$ 36.95
 
   
VM01-141 Principles of Health Care Ethics.
  Ashcroft, Richard Edmund/ 9780470027134/ Price:US$ 463.00
 
Edited by four leading members of the new generation of medical and healthcare ethicists working in the UK, respected worldwide for their work in medical ethics, Principles of Health Care Ethics, Second Edition is a standard resource for students, professionals, and academics wishing to understand current and future issues in healthcare ethics. With a distinguished international panel of contributors working at the leading edge of academia, this volume presents a comprehensive guide to the field, with state of the art introductions to the wide range of topics in modern healthcare ethics, from consent to human rights, from utilitarianism to feminism, from the doctor-patient relationship to xenotransplantation. This volume is the Second Edition of the highly successful work edited by Professor Raanan Gillon, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics at Imperial College London and former editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, the leading journal in this field. Developments from the First Edition include: The focus on ¡¥Four Principles Method¡¦ is relaxed to cover more different methods in health care ethics. More material on new medical technologies is included, the coverage of issues on the doctor/patient relationship is expanded, and material on ethics and public health is brought together into a new section.
   
VM01-138 Cancer Handbook, 2-Vols/Set.
  Alison, Malcolm R./ 9780470018521/ Price:US$ 1000.00
 
The Cancer Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of scientific and clinical information in cancer research and medicine (oncology). This area is one of the most intensively studied in biology and medicine, resulting in a huge amount of new information being published every year. This book summarizes and explains key facts and recent developments. It is aimed at a wide variety of readers who need easy access to knowledge concerning all major aspects of cancer biology, without too much clinical detail or specialist research material. The Cancer Handbook stands out from existing oncology textbooks and reference works in that it bridges the gap between the molecular biology of cancer and clinical diagnosis and treatment. As more and more laboratory research is applied to clinical management, e.g. the use of monoclonal antibodies as drugs, it is important that clinicians understand the aetiology of the disease and the molecular basis of the new therapeutic approaches. It is also important for laboratory scientists to appreciate the potential applications of their research and the practical issues involved in translating it to clinical practice. For this second edition, all the sections have been fully revised and updated, with new chapters addressing important topics that have gained prominence in recent years. New editors and authors have brought additional expertise to the project. For example, in the section on the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Cancer, there are new chapters on stem cells, epigenetics, and microRNAs, as well as chapters on the links between cancer and development and inflammation. In the Treatment section, the emphasis is now on multidisciplinary team management of different cancers, plus there are new chapters on clinical trial design, RNA interference and rational drug design. The page design and the quality of the diagrams has been improved, with all illustrations now in full colour. The glossary has been made more informative and easy to use.
   
VM01-137 Clinical Proteomics: From Diagnosis to Therapy.
  Eyk, Jennifer E. Van/ 9783527316373/ Price:US$ 585.00
 
Unparalleled in its scope and depth, this book brings together proteomic approaches in diagnosis and treatment from all clinical fields, including clinical toxicology. The result is a new discipline in molecular medicine that will revolutionize the treatment and prevention of cancer, stroke and other severe diseases. Following an overview of clinical proteomics, the authors look at the technologies available, before moving on to cancer, cardiopulmonary disease, diabetes and stroke. A whole section is devoted to toxicity and the work is rounded off with a discussion of the future of clinical proteomics.
   
VM01-135 Handbook of Biomineralization, 3-Vols/set.
  Baeuerlein, Edmund/ 9783527316410/ Price:US$ 865.00
 
This first comprehensive overview of the modern aspects of biomineralization represents life and materials science at its best: Bioinspired pathways are the hot topics in many disciplines and this holds especially true for biomineralization. Here, the editors -- all well-known members of associations and prestigious institutes -- have assembled an international team of renowned authors to provide first-hand research results. From the contents: VOLUME 1: BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS AND STRUCTURE FORMATION Silica-Hydrated Polysilicondioxide Iron Sulfides and Oxides Calcium Carbonates and Sulfates Calcium Phosphates VOLUME 2: BIOMIMETIC AND BIOINSPIRED CHEMISTRY Biometic Model Systems in Biomineralization The Biomineral Approach to Bionics Bio-inspired Materials Synthesis Bio-supported Materials Chemistry Protein Cages as Size-contrained Reaction Vessels Encapsulation Imaging of Internal Nanostructures of Biominerals VOLUME 3: MEDICAL AND CLINICAL ASPECTS Bone Teeth Pathological Calcifications An interdisciplinary must-have account, for biochemists, bioinorganic chemists, lecturers in chemistry and biochemistry, materials scientists, biologists, and solid state physicists.
   
VM01-133 Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Anxiolytics: From Chemistry and Pharmacology to Clinical Application, 2-Vols/Set.
  Buschmann, Helmut/ 9783527310586/ Price:US$ 555.00
 
Antidepressants and related psychiatric drugs are the most important prescription drugs worldwide, accounting for a market volume of 20 billion US$ per year. This handbook provides a complete and detailed overview of all currently available psychiatric drugs, covering more than 250 different compounds. Particular features include: * the most important information on the chemistry, pharmacology and therapeutic use of a given drug * a special layout with margin notes and compound structures allowing for quick and easy access to the desired information Written by drug developers from the pharmaceutical industry, novel drugs currently under development and new methods of treatment are listed side by side with classical drugs, allowing a direct comparison of traditional and innovative therapeutic approaches.
   
VM01-132 Handbook of the Toxicology of Metals.
  Nordberg, Gunnar/ 9780123694133/ Price:US$ 370.00
 
Handbook of the Toxicology of Metals is the standard reference work for physicians, toxicologists and engineers in the field of environmental and occupational health. This new edition is a comprehensive review of the effects on biological systems from metallic elements and their compounds. An entirely new structure and illustrations represent the vast array of advancements made since the last edition. Special emphasis has been placed on the toxic effects in humans with chapters on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of metal poisoning. This up-to-date reference provides easy access to a broad range of basic toxicological data and also gives a general introduction to the toxicology of metallic compounds.
   
VM01-129 Magnetism in Medicine: A Handbook.
  Andra, Wilfried/ 9783527405589/ Price:US$ 350.00
 
Progress in medicine has often been initiated by discoveries and results from various disciplines of natural science. One of the most famous examples is the X-ray. In this case, its importance with respect to medical applications was immediately recognized and its development was propelled by fruitful cooperation between physicians and physicists. In other cases, e.g. that of NMR, the period between discovery and subsequent application in medicine was longer. Sometimes, a method has become established in clinical practice only after having passed through a long period of in vitro investigations and preclinical trials, while there are also applications that could only be seriously developed once crucial parts had been invented. Such cooperation between physicians, scientists, and engineers has proven effective and is certainly also a prerequisite for the continuing development of new methods or more sophisticated techniques and instruments. This is of particular concern for the application of magnetism in medicine. This second, completely updated and extended edition of the only reference work in this growing field of medical physics focuses on biomagnetic instrumentation as well as applications in cardiology and neurology. New chapters have been added on fetal magnetography and magnetic field therapy, as well as the safety aspects of magnetic fields. Following an introductory section, the well-known specialist authors from Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and Scandinavia go on to cover biomagnetism, magnetic resonances, as well as magnetic substances and externally applied magnetic fields, before rounding the text off with a set of conclusions. The result is a manual for researchers in this field as well as for those who apply modern methods based on magnetism in medical practice. It equally provides a detailed overview for newcomers to the field as well as for experts familiar with only one part of the area.
   
VM01-128 Handbook of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
  Gad, Shayne Cox/ 9780471213864/ Price:US$ 234.95
 
A practical overview of a full range of approaches to discovering, selecting, and producing biotechnology-derived drugs The Handbook of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology helps pharmaceutical scientists develop biotech drugs through a comprehensive framework that spans the process from discovery, development, and manufacturing through validation and registration. With chapters written by leading practitioners in their specialty areas, this reference: v Provides an overview of biotechnology used in the drug development process v Covers extensive applications, plus regulations and validation methods v Features fifty chapters covering all the major approaches to the challenge of identifying, producing, and formulating new biologically derived therapeutics With its unparalleled breadth of topics and approaches, this handbook is a core reference for pharmaceutical scientists, including development researchers, toxicologists, biochemists, molecular biologists, cell biologists, immunologists, and formulation chemists. It is also a great resource for quality assurance/assessment/control managers, biotechnology technicians, and others in the biotech industry.
   
VM01-126 Addiction, 4-Vols/Set.
  Plant, Moira/ 9780415419482/ Price:¢G 790.00
 
Millions of us make use of psychoactive-or mind-altering-drugs. Such drugs, both legal and otherwise, can cause pleasure or pain (or both). So, too, can sex, gambling, shopping, dieting, exercise, and Internet use. 'Addiction' or 'dependence' on substances like alcohol, tobacco, illicit and prescribed drugs, and on other risky behaviours, is strongly associated with a broad range of personal and social consequences. They can greatly enhance life-or ruin it. The heavy and chronic use of legal and illegal drugs, as well as other compulsive or problematic behaviours, are associated with massive health and social problems. Health problems related to addiction include dependence, injury, overdose, foetal damage, cancers, liver disease, and premature mortality, while social problems include crime and disorder, debt, family violence, poverty, and industrial inefficiency. The addictions field is very wide ranging, and covers a considerable number of psychoactive substances and compulsive behaviours. However, much of the literature remains inaccessible or is highly specialized and compartmentalized, so that it is hard for many of those who are interested to obtain an informed and comprehensive overview of issues and evidence. The sheer scale of the growth in addiction research output-and the breadth of the field-makes this four-volume collection especially timely and meets the demand for a wide ranging, multidisciplinary perspective on this fascinating and important subject.
   
VM01-125 Encyclopedia of Cancer & Society, 3-Vols/Set.
  Colditz, Graham A./ 9781412949897/ Price:¢G 285.00
 
Cancer is big business. The race for the cure involves billions of dollars and has a presence in every region in the world. There are political, economic, legal and technological implications that impact society every day. The Encyclopedia of Canceraand Society is the first multi-volume resource to define the issues that surround cancer and its effects on society. With more than 800 entries, these three volumes help students, practitioners, and researchers navigate through the terminology and concepts to better understand how cancer affects us way beyond the medical conditions that are regrettably more than obvious.
   
VM01-124 Encyclopedia of Epidemiology, 2-Vols/Set.
  Boslaugh, Sarah E./ 9781412928168/ Price:¢G 280.00
 
Issues of health and disease are central to human life, so an understanding of the science of epidemiology, the study of the patterns of disease and injury in human populations, is relevant to everyone. Many areas of study are directly concerned with epidemiological issues, including medicine and nursing, public policy, health administration, and the social and behavioral sciences. The Encyclopedia of Epidemiology presents state-of-the-art information from the field of epidemiology in a less technical and accessible style and format. With more than 600 entries, no single reference provides as comprehensive a resource in as focused and appropriate manner. The entries cover every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included. Key Features - Presents a Reader's Guide to organize entries around themes or specific topics and easily guide users to areas of interest - Offers cross-referenced terms, brief listing of further readings, and stable website URLs following most entries - Provides appendices that include a general bibliography to build on "Further Readings," an annotated list of organizations relevant to epidemiology, the standard statistical tables used in epidemiology (t-distribution, F-table, normal [z] distribution, chi-square, etc.), and flow charts to aid researchers in selecting an appropriate study design This resource is a must-have for students, practitioners, researchers, and the informed public who want to know more about health and disease, and related topics.
   
VM01-123 SAGE Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices, 4-Vols/Set.
  Decision Resources Inc/ 9781412950541/ Price:¢G 645.00
 
Biomedical devices undoubtedly represent one of the most striking examples of the revolutionary developments, in both medicine and technology, in the 21st century. The explosive growth of research, scientific output, industrial market development, and investments in today's global applications of scientific and technological knowledge to health care is staggering, and all indications point to the continued increase in all these developments in the years to come. Although a significant number of already existing sources try to address the scientificinical//technological aspects of biomedical devices, there is practically no reference that illustrates to researchers the commercial potential of the results of their research. The SAGE Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices: Business Markets in the Global Environment is the first accessible, broadly available source of information that presents and quantifies the commercial success of numerous types of biomedical devices available in the global market. It is of great importance, for both the research and the business communities, to identify specific biomedical device types, per major therapeutic areas, most commercially successful in today's global economic markets, such as in the biggest market (U.S.), in the Pacific Rim, and in the newly expanded European Union. Currently, such vital information is not available anywhere else, definitely not in a unified source and not in a detailed, well-substantiated, reliable, and easy-to-read form.
   
VM01-122 Encyclopedia of Health and Aging.
  Markides/ 9781412909495/ Price:¢G 125.00
 
SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of Health and Aging. This one-volume encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on health and aging. The 250 entries and relevant appendices cover: biological; psychological; social; and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within health-care systems. As an ever increasing percentage of the population of western societies enters `old age', health issues grow in importance in terms of the well-being of this population, economic impact within the health-care system, impacts on families and family relationships and in so many other ways.
   
VM01-116 Handbook of Contemporary Neuropharmacology, 3-Vols/Set.
  Sibley, David R./ 9780471660538/ Price:US$ 1099.95
 
Written and edited by recognized experts, this comprehensive reference is also available online to allow it to be kept continually up-to-date with hyperlinked access to neuropharmacological sites. * Provides a readily accessible reference for students, professionals and libraries alike. * Editors are recognized authorities in the neuropharmacology and science field. * Comprehensive reference text for active junior and senior neurobiologists. * Online version, with hyperlinks, is updated at regular intervals by the authors. * Fills an important niche as a text between research publications and clinical applications. The Handbook of Contemporary Neuropharmacology is an invaluable resource for principal investigators and working scientists in academia, government and industry. This three volume set it also of interest for academic physicians, postdoctoral fellows and residents, and all high-level graduate students.
   
VM01-115 Medicinal Plant Biotechnology: From Basic Research to Industrial Applications, 2-Vols/Set.
  Kayser, Oliver/ 9783527314430/ Price:US$ 439.00
 
This unique overview of plants and transgenic techniques of great scientific, medicinal and economic value for both industry and academia covers the whole spectrum from cell culture techniques, via genetic engineering and secondary product metabolism right up to the use of transgenic plants for the production of bioactive compounds. Practical examples are given throughout, including the production of cancer therapeutics, functional food, and flavor compounds in plants. Of particular interest to the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, as well as medicinal chemists, biochemists, and molecular biologists.
   
VM01-111-2 Wiley Handbook of Current and Emerging Drug Therapies, Part II, 4-Vols/Set.
  / 9780470040997/ Price:US$ 1699.95
 
AT LAST - a comprehensive, authoritative resource customized for biomedical, pharmaceutical and drug discovery research! Easy-to-access information on currently available drugs, plus the status of drug development and approval, for every major therapeutic area! Here is an all-encompassing reference tailored to the needs of research managers, chemists and biologists, clinical scientists, and executives in the pharmacology and biotechnology industry. No other resource focuses on drug discovery and pharmaceutical research from this unique perspective combining scientific and business aspects of today's biotechnology. Within every major therapeutic area, the Wiley Handbook of Current and Emerging Drug Therapies provides a general overview of the etiology and pathophsiology of the important disease indications. Then, you'll find a comprehensive analysis of currently approved drugs targeting these diseases, with information on mechanism of action, efficacy, side effects and future prospects. You'll also find product-by-product analyses of drugs currently in development, including mechanism of action, formulations, and detailed information on the status of clinical trials.
   
VM01-108 Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Applications.
  Domb, J./ 9781588830890/ Price:US$ 399.00
 
Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Applications deals with emerging new technologies for developing customized solutions for drug delivery systems. The drug delivery systems should positively impact the rate of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of the drug or other related chemical substances in the body. In addition, the drug delivery system should allow the drug to bind to its target receptor and influence that receptor's signaling and activity. Drug delivery materials should be compatible, easy to bind with a particular drug, and able to degrade into fragments after use that are either metabolized or driven out via normal excretory routes. The book emphasizes the material-based technologies in the area of drug delivery that include solid lipid nanoparticles, liposomes, polysaccharides, polyesters, micelles, etc. The different route-based delivery systems such as oral, pulmonary, ocular, dermal, etc. are discussed. The focus is also on certain diseases to which these technologies can be applied for maximum benefits: cancer, tuberculosis, restenosis, etc. The topics also include gene and vaccine delivery as well as safety concerns of these nano-scale materials. The 22 state-of-the-art review chapters are written by world-renowned scientists working in the field of nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems.
   
VM01-107 Nanotoxicology: Interactions of Nanomaterials with Biological Systems.
  Zhao, Yuliang/ 9781588830883/ Price:US$ 399.00
 
(1) Biological Activities of Nanomaterials/Nanoparticles (2) Interactions between Nanoparticles and Living Organisms: Mechanisms and Health Effects (3) Interactions of Nanoparticles with Cells and Their Cellular Nanotoxicology (4) Cytotoxicity of Ultrafine Particles (5) Uptake and Cytotoxicity of Nanoparticles (6) Carbon Nanoparticles: Benefits and Risks for Human Health (7) Cellular Responses to Nanoparticle Exposure (8) Cytotoxicity and Potential Mechanism of Nanomaterials (9) Pharmaceutical Developments Based on Cytotoxicity of Nanoparticles: Supramolecular Strategies and Study of Biological Interactions (10) Interactions of Nanoparticles with Biomolecules and Their Molecular Nanotoxicology (11) Nanoparticle Effects on the Immune System (12) Toxicology of Carbon Nanomaterials (13) The Biocompatibility of Nanoparticles (14) Methodology for Nanotoxicology (15) Dependence of Nanotoxicity on Nanoscale Characteristics and Strategies for Reducing and Eliminating Nanotoxicity (16) Nanoparticle Toxicology and Ecotoxicology: The Role of Oxidative Stress
   
VM01-106 Cancer Nanotechnology: Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy.
  Nalwa, Hari Singh/ 9781588830715/ Price:US$ 399.00
 
Researchers from around the world are actively integrating nanotechnology into the treatment of various diseases that influence human health. This book on Cancer Nanotechnology is at the forefront of nanotechnology efforts relevant for a disease in which finding cures has proved problematic through conventional methods. Nanotechnology (and this book) takes an innovative fresh look at the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Specifically, on the biological side, topics covered in this book include: bone cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, leukemia, bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, chemotherapy, use of stem cells in cancer treatment, immunotherapy, new cancer biological markers, as well as many others. On the nanotechnology side, the following concepts are integrated into cancer treatment: synthesis of nanoparticles, fabrication of bulk nanomaterials, use of tools (such as scanning probe and atomic force microscopy) in cancer research, elucidation of nanoscale mechanisms of cellular functions relevant to cancer, nanoscale computational modeling, and many others. Only by taking a fresh look at the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer through novel approaches such as, perhaps, the use of nanotechnology, will we begin to unravel the elusive aspects of cancer. Clearly, as this book addresses, these are necessary steps in finding cures for which nanotechnology may provide the answer. In summary, this book contains 20 review chapters and provides such existing data and perspectives on how nanotechnology may be used for all aspects of cancer including its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
   
SM01-383 Gene Therapy.
  Kelly, Evelyn B./ 9780313337604/ Price:¢G 39.00
 
   
SM01-353 Medical Terminology Made Easy.(With CD-ROM)
  Dennerll, Jean T./ 9781401898847/ Price:US$ 166.95
 
   
SM01-345 Information Technology in Health Care 2007.
  Westbrook, Johanna I./ 9781586037772/ Price:EUR 115.00
 
Early studies of health information system failures identified the central role of the human, social and organizational contexts in which information systems operate. They set the challenge for researchers to understand how to obtain the best fit between the technical systems (e.g. the information systems and associated work practices) and the social systems (e.g. organizational culture, social practices and behaviors, and political milieu), resulting in a socio-technical approach towards health information systems. It has been six years since the first conference and the quality of the research papers has continued to improve as have the theoretical sophistication and empirical methodologies. Considerable advances are evident, though many of the underlying challenges, such as our ability to design, implement and evaluate safe, useable and effective systems within complex health care organizations, remain.
   
SM01-344 Understanding Physician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions: A Concise Guide.
  Jain, Shaili/ 9780521868648/ Price:US$ 94.00
 
   
SM01-344 From Genes to Personalized HealthCare: Grid Solutions for the Life Sciences.
  Jacq, Nicolas/ 9781586037383/ Price:EUR 154.00
 
The main focus of this publication is on technologies, solutions and requirements that interest the grid and the life-science communities to foster the integration of grids into health. The proceedings are especially interesting for grid middleware and grid application developers, biomedical and health informatics users, and security and policy makers with a common focus on the application in the health domain. Topics in this publication are: State-of-the-art of the grid research and use at molecule, cell, organ, individual and population levels; and security and imaging. In security, data protection and pseudonymization are being discussed. In imaging, there¡¦s Globus MEDICUS, which federates DICOM devices through a grid architecture and KnowARC on facilitating grid networks for the biomedical research community. Finally, there¡¦s a report on the successful use of multimodal workflows in diabetic retinopathy research.
   
SM01-344 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 15.
  Westwood, James D./ 9781586037130/ Price:EUR 154.00
 
Our culture is obsessed with design. Sometimes designers can fuse utility and fantasy to make the mundane appear fresh¡Xa cosmetic repackaging of the same old thing. Because of this, medicine¡Xgrounded in the unforgiving realities of the scientific method and peer review, and of flesh, blood, and pain¡Xcan sometimes confuse ¡§design¡¨ with mere ¡§prettifying.¡¨ Design solves real problems, however. This collection of papers underwrites the importance of design for the MMVR community, within three different environments: in vivo, in vitro and in silico. in vivo: we design machines to explore our living bodies. Imaging devices, robots, and sensors move constantly inward, operating within smaller dimensions: system, organ, cell, DNA. in vitro: Using test tubes and Petri dishes, we isolate in vivo to better manipulate and measure biological conditions and reactions. in silico: We step out of the controlled in vitro environment and into a virtual reality. The silica mini-worlds of test tubes and Petri dishes are translated into mini-worlds contained within silicon chips. The future of medicine remains within all three environments: in vivo, in vitro, and in silico. Design is what makes these pieces fit together¡Xthe biological, the informational, the physical/material¡Xinto something new and more useful.
   
SM01-344 2050: A Changing Europe. Demographic Crisis and Baby Friend Policies.
  Valverde, J. V./ 9781586037147/ Price:EUR 66.00
 
This monograph brings together a number of important papers dealing with the medical, societal and demographic ramifications of fertility and is a very valuable contribution to the European debate on fertility. The very low fertility levels in several EU Member States are a matter of public concern. An increase in fertility will not by itself stop demographic ageing but can contribute to decelerating current demographic trends. It is therefore essential to understand better the reasons behind Europe¡¦s low fertility rates. The difficulty of reconciling private life with a professional career far too often compels women to postpone having a family or to have fewer children than they would desire. More and more couples reach an age where fertility problems become prevalent. Involuntary infertility is a serious medical condition with strong negative consequences on the wellbeing of the couples concerned and has a negative impact on demographic trends. Policies that encourage couples to have their children earlier should be developed. Prevention is the most effective way to deal with involuntary infertility. But the general trend towards having children later in life is likely to continue. As a consequence, it is also essential to better investigate the access to, and quality of, assisted reproductive techniques.
   
SM01-344 Medical and Care Compunetics 4.
  Bos, Lodewijk/ 9781586037512/ Price:EUR 126.00
 
The role of ICMCC with regards to patient-related ICT has become obvious with the start of the Record Access Portal. The goal of this publication is to come forward with a recommendation to the WHO on Record Access. This recommendation will therefore be one of the leading issues of the Round Table on the Responsibility Shift from Doctor to Patient. The subjects discussed in this publication are: HER and Record Access; Digital Homecare; Behavioral compunetics; The Paradigm Change Challenge towards Personal Health
   
SM01-344 Strategic Planning for the Chiropractic Practice.
  Wiles, Michael/ 9780763750855/ Price:US$ 100.95
 
Today¡¦s chiropractors are practicing in a competitive environment, and many practices fail because they are not based on a realistic action plan. Practices must be executed in the same way as successful business enterprises. This text takes the reader from the development of a vision statement through a mission statement, goals, objectives, and operational plans to produce a specific execution plan to help practices thrive.
   
SM01-343 Stedman's Medical and Surgical Equipment Words.
  Stedmans/ 9780781775229/ Price:US$ 45.99
 
   
SM01-342 Alcoholism in America: From Reconstruction to Prohibition.
  Tracy, Sarah W./ 9780801886201/ Price:US$ 29.00
 
   
SM01-341 Medical Terminology: A Programmed Learning Approach to the Language of Health Care.(With CD-ROM)
  Willis, Marjorie C./ 9780781792837/ Price:US$ 80.99
 
   
SM01-340 Phlebotomy Essentials.(With CD-ROM)
  McCall, Ruth E./ 9780781761383/ Price:US$ 66.99
 
   
SM01-340 Hutchison's Clinical Methods: An Integrated Approach to Clinical Practice.(With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access)
  Swash, Michael/ 9780702027994/ Price:¢G 40.99
 
   
SM01-340 Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide.(With CD-ROM)
  Cohen, Barbara J./ 9780781776677/ Price:US$ 63.95
 
   
SM01-339 The Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook.
  ACLM/ 9780323044387/ Price:US$ 82.95
 
   
SM01-338 Practice Kit for Medical Front Office Skills.(With Paper and CD-ROM)
  Buck, Carol J./ 9781416026037/ Price:US$ 54.95
 
   
SM01-338 PIMP Protector: A Medical Reference Guide for Rotations.
  Holzheimer, Quinn/ 9780781769990/ Price:US$ 43.99
 
   
SM01-338 Phlebotomy Best Practices: A Case Study Approach.
  Itatani, Carol/ 9780781777315/ Price:US$ 42.99
 
   
GM01-35 Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, The., 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781414429915/ Price:US$ 500.00
 
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets examines in two volumes special diets such as a Gluten-free or high protein diet, dieting and popular weight-loss programs such as the Atkins Diet, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and some effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. The Encyclopdia presents an overview of all topics in a standardized, balanced format. Not intended to be an endorsement of any one diet or lifestyle, the topics presented will be organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Information will be provided across all age groups from infants to the elderly.
   
COUGH: From Lab to Clinic.
  Korpas, Juraj/ 9781905740635/ Price:¢G 65.00
 
Cough is the commonest sign and symptom of respiratory disease and virtually everyone on the planet suffers a clinical cough at least once a year. It is the most frequent complaint to be dealt with by general practitioners. Until the last decade or so cough as been a clinical problem, lacking in research due to the apparent insignificance of the subject. However, in recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has woken up to the sales potential of anti-tussive drugs and products, and there has been a surge of interest and research into the mechanism, pharmacology and therapy of cough. This book makes the most recent, highest level research available for the first time. It has come about as a result of studies by Comenius University in Slovakia, which enjoys a distinguished reputation worldwide for its work on respiratory disease, but the fact that the contributors also cover extensively the relevant studies of their colleagues throughout the world means that ¡§Cough: From Lab to Clinic¡¨ will be of value and interest to researchers, pharmacologists and health service professionals.
   
100 Questions & Answers for Women Living with Cancer.
  Krychman, Michael L./ 9780763739249/ Price:US$ 19.95
 
There are approximately ten million people living with cancer, and more than half of them are women. Whether you're a newly diagnosed woman with cancer, a survivor, or a friend or relative of someone with cancer, this book offers help. The only text to provide both the patient¡¦s and doctor¡¦s views, this invaluable resource provides up-to-date, authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions asked by women with cancer and survivors, whether active or remissive.
   
VM01-97 Apoptosis and Cancer Therapy: From Cutting-edge Science to Novel Therapeutic Concepts, 2-Vols/Set.
  Debatin, Klaus-Michael/ 9783527312375/ Price:US$ 695.00
 
Since most cancer therapies primarily act by inducing apoptosis in tumor cells, insights into the molecular mechanisms regulating apoptosis are crucial to developing novel, more effective treatment strategies. Here, a highly distinguished team of authors from top institutes around the world leads readers from the principles of programmed cell death to the role of apoptosis in cancer development and emerging treatment strategies. Divided into two distinct parts, the first focuses on apoptosis signaling, covering in depth such topics as mitochondria, effector systems, the Bcl-2 family, IAPs, survival pathways, tumor suppressor genes, modulators, lysosomes and phagocytosis. The second section goes on to analyze apoptosis in cancer and cancer therapy, with a detailed look at model systems, molecular diagnosis, cellular stress, DNA damage and repair, molecular targets and therapeutic aspects. With its strong focus on recent developments in cancer therapy, this book is aimed at oncologists, molecular and cell biologists, biochemists, and those working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.
   
VM01-96 Handbook of Dendritic Cells: Biology, Diseases and Therapies, 3-Vols/Set.
  Lutz, Manfred B./ 9783527311095/ Price:US$ 745.00
 
Dendritic cells play a key role in human immunoregulation. They are the most potent form of antigen presenting cells, often referred to as "pacemakers of the immune system". The properties of dendritic cells pave the way for multifaceted clinical applications: they can be used to step up immune response to tumor and infectious disease antigens and they are a valuable tool in transplantation medicine. Information available on these important cells continues to escalate, making it almost impossible for anyone working in the field to keep up with developments. This is the most comprehensive handbook on dendritic cells, opening with an introduction by Ralph M. Steinman and written by international experts. It covers all aspects from molecular cell biology to clinical applications and highlights the role of dendritic cells in fighting cancer, virus infections, and autoimmune diseases.
   
VM01-93 Brackenridge's Medical Selection of Life Risks.
  Brackenridge, R.D.C./ 9781403906762/ Price:¢G 325.00
 
Brackenridge's Medical Selection of Life Risks has long been recognized as the leading reference book on insurance medicine. The fifth edition provides a comprehensive guide to life expectancy for underwriters and clinicians involved in the life insurance industry. Extensively revised and expanded, the new edition reflects developments in life and healthcare insurance as well as medicine. There is expanded coverage of disability issues and full account is taken of new developments in genetics and gene therapy and also recent technology and regulatory and compliance issues. Part I deals with the principles of life and disability insurance and the logistics of life underwriting. Part II is devoted to a systematic clinical appraisal of underwriting problems, mainly relating to life insurance but also, where appropriate, to disability, critical illness and long term care insurance.
   
VM01-88 Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, 6-Vols/Set.
  Webster/ 9780471263586/ Price:US$ 2669.95
 
The articles in The Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation focus on what is currently useful or is likely to be useful in future medicine. They answer the question, "What are the branches of medicine and how does technology assist each of them?" Articles focus on the practice of medicine that is assisted by devices, rather than including, for example, the use of drugs to treat disease. The title is the only resource on the market dealing with the subject in encyclopedic detail. * Accessible to practitioners with a broad range of backgrounds from students to researchers and physicians * Articles cover the latest developments such as nanotechnology, fiber optics, and signal processing
   
VM01-71 Principles & Practice of Clinical Bacteriology.
  Gillespie, Stephen H./ 9780470849767/ Price:US$ 530.00