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Computers and control in clinical medicine

Author: Ewart R Carson; D G Cramp
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1985.
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The idea for this book arose naturally out of a symposium held at the University of Sussex, Brighton, England, on "Control System Concepts and Approaches in Clinical Medicine" in April, 1982, spon-  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Computers and control in clinical medicine.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1985
(DLC) 84023724
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ewart R Carson; D G Cramp
ISBN: 9781461324379 1461324378
OCLC Number: 563979895
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 263 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Control System Concepts and Approaches in Clinical Medicine.- The Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease.- A Control System Approach to Medical Treatment.- Models and the Modelling Process.- The Application of Models in Control System Approaches.- Summary.- References.- The Role of Biodynamic Models in Computer-Aided Diagnosis.- The Diagnostic Process.- Diagnostic Methods in Medicine.- Computer-Aided Diagnosis.- Biodynamic Models as Diagnostic Aids.- Biodynamic Models and Computer-Aided Diagnostic Systems.- Clinical Acceptability of Models.- Acknowledgment.- References.- Clinical Decision Making in Relation to Laboratory Investigation: The Role of the Computer.- Investigations and Clinical Judgment.- What is Disease?.- You Cannot Get an Answer until You Ask a Question.- The Reference Range.- Computer-Assisted Decision Support Systems.- Some Approaches to CADSS.- Expert Systems.- Patterns of Future Development.- Further Reading.- Clinical Decision Making Using Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Data.- Use of Pharmacokinetic Data.- Use of Pharmacodynamic Data.- Conclusion.- References.- Closed Loop Control.- Common Aspects of On-Line Control.- Computer-Aided Drug Delivery.- Controllers for Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation.- Clinical Applications.- Acknowledgments.- References.- Detection of Trends in Monitored Variables.- The Significance of Trends.- What is a Trend?.- The Central Problem of Trend Detection.- Some Early Trend Detection Methods.- Recent Trend Detection Methods.- Trend Alarms.- Possibilities for the Future.- References.- Parsimonious Systems Description: A Necessary First Step in the Development of Predictive Indicators.- The Diagnostic Hypothesis: An Example of a Parsimonious Systems Description.- Concepts and Problems in Reducing the Dimensionality of Biological Systems.- Toward a Parsimonious Description of the Oxygen Transport System.- Summary.- References.- A Review of Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Medical Education.- Statistical Models for Guiding Clinical Decision Making.- Case Simulations for Teaching the Diagnostic and Management Processes.- Nomograms and Algorithms to Teach and Assist in the Diagnosis of Specific Clinical Disorders.- Dynamic Models of Pathophysiological Systems.- Expert Systems.- Evaluation of Systems Modelling Approaches in Medical Education.- Conclusions.- References.- The Patient/Clinician Relationship, Computing and the Wider Health Care System.- Traditional Approaches and Current Problems.- The Control System Approach.- The Wider System.- Information for Decision Making.- Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.- Decision Support Systems.- Pattern for Development.- References.- List of Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Ewart R. Carson and Derek G. Cramp.


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