Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (AMTCP): 35 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Srikanta Patnaik (SOA University, India) and Priti Das (S.C.B. Medical College, India)
ISSN: 2327-9354|EISSN: 2327-9370
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Medical technological innovation continues to provide avenues of research for faster and safer diagnosis and treatments for patients. Practitioners must stay up to date with these latest advancements to provide the best care for nursing and clinical practices.

The Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (AMTCP) Book Series brings together the most recent research on the latest technology used in areas of nursing informatics, clinical technology, biomedicine, diagnostic technologies, and more. Researchers, students, and practitioners in this field will benefit from this fundamental coverage on the use of technology in clinical practices.

Topics Covered

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Applications
  • Biometrics
  • Clinical Data Mining
  • Clinical High-Performance Computing
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Clinical Studies
  • Diagnostic Technologies
  • E-Health
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Informatics
  • Neural Engineering
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nutrition
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Telemedicine

Titles in Series

Biomedical Signal and Image Processing in Patient Care
Maheshkumar H. Kolekar (Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India), Vinod Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)
Copyright © 2018. 294 pages.
In healthcare systems, medical devices help physicians and specialists in diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics. As research shows, validation of medical devices is...
Next-Generation Mobile and Pervasive Healthcare Solutions
Jose Machado (University of Minho, Portugal), Antonio Abelha (University of Minho, Portugal), Filipe Santos-Silva (Universidade do Porto, Portugal), Filipe Portela (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 300 pages.
Technology is changing the practice of healthcare by the ways medical information is stored, shared, and accessed. With mobile innovations, new strategies are unfold...
Innovative Research in Thermal Imaging for Biology and Medicine
Ricardo Vardasca (University of Porto, Portugal), Joaquim Gabriel Mendes (University of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright © 2017. 340 pages.
Technological advances in thermal imaging have had far-reaching impacts on the fields of biology and medicine. By studying the diverse applications in thermal imagin...
Internet of Things and Advanced Application in Healthcare
Catarina I. Reis (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal), Marisa da Silva Maximiano (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
Copyright © 2017. 349 pages.
The ubiquitous nature of the Internet of Things allows for enhanced connectivity between people in modern society. When applied to various industries, these current...
Integrating Biologically-Inspired Nanotechnology into Medical Practice
B.K. Nayak (K.M. Centre for Post Graduate Studies, India), Anima Nanda (Sathyabama University, India), M. Amin Bhat (Sathyabama University, India)
Copyright © 2017. 394 pages.
Nanotechnology has grown in its use and adoption across sectors. In particular, the medical field has identified the vast opportunities nanotechnology presents, espe...
Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Technology
Raj K. Keservani (Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India), Anil K. Sharma (Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, India), Rajesh Kumar Kesharwani (National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India)
Copyright © 2017. 510 pages.
Technological innovations have become the impetus for continuous developments in medical research. With the assistance of new technologies, effective drug delivery t...
Advancing Medicine through Nanotechnology and Nanomechanics Applications
Keka Talukdar (Nadiha High School, India), Mayank Bhushan (Pondicherry University, India), Anil Shantappa Malipatil (Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College – Bidar, India)
Copyright © 2017. 359 pages.
The application of nanotechnology within the medical sphere has had a significant influence on how diseases and conditions are treated and diagnosed. While many stri...
Pattern and Data Analysis in Healthcare Settings
Vivek Tiwari (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, India), Basant Tiwari (Devi Ahilya University, India), Ramjeevan Singh Thakur (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, India), Shailendra Gupta (AISECT University, India)
Copyright © 2017. 358 pages.
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 conc...
Novel Approaches for Drug Delivery
Raj K. Keservani (Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India), Anil K. Sharma (Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, India), Rajesh Kumar Kesharwani (National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India)
Copyright © 2017. 515 pages.
Providing optimal care to patients is a primary concern in the healthcare field. By utilizing the latest resources and research in biomedical applications, the needs...
Emerging Research in the Analysis and Modeling of Gene Regulatory Networks
Ivan V. Ivanov (Texas A&M University, USA), Xiaoning Qian (Texas A&M University, USA), Ranadip Pal (Texas Tech University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 418 pages.
While technological advancements have been critical in allowing researchers to obtain more and better quality data about cellular processes and signals, the design a...
Applied Case Studies and Solutions in Molecular Docking-Based Drug Design
Siavoush Dastmalchi (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran), Maryam Hamzeh-Mivehroud (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran), Babak Sokouti (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran)
Copyright © 2016. 367 pages.
As the pharmaceutical industry continues to advance, new techniques in drug design are emerging. In order to deliver optimum care to patients, the development of inn...
Methods and Algorithms for Molecular Docking-Based Drug Design and Discovery
Siavoush Dastmalchi (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran), Maryam Hamzeh-Mivehroud (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran), Babak Sokouti (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran)
Copyright © 2016. 456 pages.
The role of technology in the medical field has resulted in significant developments within the pharmaceutical industry. Computational approaches have emerged as a c...
Advancing Pharmaceutical Processes and Tools for Improved Health Outcomes
Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid (International University of Africa, Sudan)
Copyright © 2016. 388 pages.
There has been a growing concern for the improvement of pharmaceutical services provided by healthcare institutions. This concern is also shared by other stakeholder...
Classification and Clustering in Biomedical Signal Processing
Nilanjan Dey (Techno India College of Technology, India), Amira Ashour (Tanta University, Egypt)
Copyright © 2016. 463 pages.
Advanced techniques in image processing have led to many innovations supporting the medical field, especially in the area of disease diagnosis. Biomedical imaging is...
Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation
Fei Hu (University of Alabama, USA), Jiang Lu (University of Houston -Clear Lake, USA), Ting Zhang (University of Alabama, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 383 pages.
The study of technology and its implications in the medical field has become an increasingly crucial area of research. By integrating technological innovations into...
Software Innovations in Clinical Drug Development and Safety
Partha Chakraborty (Cognizant Technology Solutions, India), Amit Nagal (GVK Bioscience, India)
Copyright © 2016. 305 pages.
In light of the rising cost of healthcare and the overall challenges associated with delivering quality care to patients across regions, scientists and pharmacists a...
Handbook of Research on Holistic Perspectives in Gamification for Clinical Practice
Daniel Novák (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic), Bengisu Tulu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA), Håvar Brendryen (Norwegian Center for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Norway)
Copyright © 2016. 636 pages.
Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has adopted games as a powerful tool for promoting personal health and wellness. Utilizing principles of gamification t...
Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations
Yosry S. Morsi (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia), Anupam Shukla (ABV - Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior, India), Chandra Prakash Rathore (Oracle India Private Limited, India)
Copyright © 2016. 494 pages.
Demographics reveal that the proportion of elderly individuals in the population is growing at a significant rate. Advances in medicine have allowed populations to l...
Modern Concepts and Practices in Cardiothoracic Critical Care
Adam S. Evans (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA), Gregory E. Kerr (Weill Cornell Medical College, USA), Insung Chung (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA), Robin Varghese (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 1110 pages.
With an increase in admission to intensive care units, medical professionals must search for the best practices and procedures to provide efficient medical care to e...
Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders
Nava R. Silton (Marymount Manhattan College, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 424 pages.
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 cognit...
Advanced Technological Solutions for E-Health and Dementia Patient Monitoring
Fatos Xhafa (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), Philip Moore (School of Information Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University, China), George Tadros (University of Warwick, UK)
Copyright © 2015. 389 pages.
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 w...
Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
Lau Bee Theng (Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2015. 321 pages.
Research on assistive technologies is undergoing many developments in its effectiveness in helping those with varying impairments. New technologies are constantly be...
Fuzzy Expert Systems for Disease Diagnosis
A.V. Senthil Kumar (Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, India)
Copyright © 2015. 400 pages.
The development of fuzzy expert systems has provided new opportunities for problem solving amidst uncertainties. The medical field, in particular, has benefitted tre...
Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology Applications in Dental Medicine
Robert B. Kerstein, DMD (Former clinical professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, USA & Private Dental Practice Limited to Prosthodontics and Computerized Occlusal Analysis, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 973 pages.
Modern medicine is changing drastically as new technologies emerge to transform the way in which patients are diagnosed, treated, and monitored. In particular, denta...
Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility
Christos Kouroupetroglou (Caretta-Net Technologies, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 345 pages.
Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have become an increasingly prevalent part of everyday life. Today, there are many cases in which ICT assist the elderly...
Applications, Challenges, and Advancements in Electromyography Signal Processing
Ganesh R. Naik (University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 404 pages.
Electromyography (EMG) is a procedure for assessing and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. Since the contracting skeletal muscles are gr...
Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum
Nava R. Silton (Marymount Manhattan College, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 343 pages.
More than ever, emerging technology is assisting individuals with autism in a variety of ways. However, many parents, schools, and special education professionals ar...
Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory
Boaventura DaCosta (Solers Research Group, USA), Soonhwa Seok (Korea University, South Korea)
Copyright © 2014. 342 pages.
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 en...
Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities
Georgios Kouroupetroglou (University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 433 pages.
Individuals with disabilities that impede their range of motion often have difficulty accessing technologies. With the use of computer-based assistive technology; de...
Disability Informatics and Web Accessibility for Motor Limitations
Georgios Kouroupetroglou (University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 443 pages.
As technology becomes an increasingly vital aspect of modern social interaction, the field of disability informatics and web accessibility has made significant progr...
Medical Advancements in Aging and Regenerative Technologies: Clinical Tools and Applications
Andriani Daskalaki (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany)
Copyright © 2013. 598 pages.
Studies of developmental biology are now benefiting the advancements made in the field of regenerative medicine. Current research on aging will attempt to reverse vi...
E-Health, Assistive Technologies and Applications for Assisted Living: Challenges and Solutions
Carsten Röcker (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Copyright © 2011. 392 pages.
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 p...
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications
Andrew Cashin (Southern Cross University, Australia), Robyn Cook (Sidra Medical & Research Center, Qatar)
Copyright © 2011. 320 pages.
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 hab...
Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies: Applying High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing
Manuela Pereira (University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Mario Freire (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Copyright © 2011. 396 pages.
The massive volume of data that some medical and biological applications generate require special processing resources that guarantee privacy and security, creating...
Clinical Data Mining for Physician Decision Making and Investigating Health Outcomes: Methods for Prediction and Analysis
Patricia Cerrito (University of Louisville, USA), John Cerrito (Kroger Pharmacy, USA)
Copyright © 2010. 370 pages.
The investigation of healthcare databases can be used to examine physician decisions and develop evidence-based treatment guidelines that optimize patient outcomes....

Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Srikanta Patnaik is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India. His research interest is in Machine Intelligence and Robotics, and he has published more than 100 technical papers in the international journals and magazines of repute. His name has been placed in the MARQUIS Who’s Who in the World for the 2004 and he was also named as the International Educator of the Year 2005, by International Biographical Centre inGreat Britain. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, and International Journal of Computation Vision and Robotics, as well as President and Chief Mentor of Interscience Research Network (IRNet), which is a professional body to encourage researchers and scholars to enhance their research throughput.
Dr. Priti Das is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at S. C. B. Medical College, Cuttack, India. She is on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research (IJBHR) and International Journal of Immunological Studies. She has published more than 40 research papers in the international journals and magazines of repute, and her primary research interest is Telemedicine and Medical Informatics.