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|International Journal of Disease Control and Containment for Sustainability (IJDCCS)
Dora Marinova, Talia Raphaely.
The International Journal of Disease Control and Containment for Sustainability (IJDCCS) is a premier reference source for emerging research on all aspects on the management and prevention of the spread of illness in humans, plants, and animals. Designed to the fit the research needs of academicians...
Handbook of Research on Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Conditions
Dimitrios I. Fotiadis.
Stemming from environmental, genetic, and situational factors, chronic disease is a critical concern in modern medicine. Managing treatment and controlling symptoms is imperative to the longevity and quality of life of patients with such diseases. The Handbook of Research on Trends in the Diagnosis and...
New Diagnostic and Monitoring Method for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is chronic disease affecting most postmenopausal females and 30% of males with biological, behavioral and financial consequences. A non invasive method to assess bone structural integrity is presented, based on in-vitro or in-vivo measurement of bone dynamic characteristics (Modal Damping...
Alzheimer's Electroencephalogram Event Scalp and Source Localization
Pedro Miguel Rodrigues, João Paulo Teixeira, Diamantino R. S. Freitas.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia which causes a progressive and irreversible impairment of several cognitive functions. The aging population has been increasing significantly in recent decades and this disease affects mainly the elderly. Its diagnostic accuracy is relatively...
Towards Medical Systems to Aid the Detection and Treatment of Chronic Diseases
Álvaro Alvares de Carvalho César Sobrinho, Leandro Dias da Silva, Angelo Perkusich, Paulo Cunha, Maria Eliete Pinheiro, Leonardo Melo de Medeiros.
Early diagnosis and slow progression of chronic diseases are important to improve the quality of life of patients. Physicians and patients can use medical systems to aid the detection and treatment of chronic diseases. In ours previous research, a medical system to aid the early diagnosis of the...
HPV Detection Methods: Towards Personalized Prevention
Aris Spathis, Christine Kottaridi, Abraham Pouliakis, Stavros Archondakis, Petros Karakitsos.
Human papilloma viruses (HPVs) have been acknowledged to be the leading risk factor of cervical intra-epithelial lesion creation (CIN) and cervical cancer development (CxCa). Many different techniques have been created and utilized in HPV detection and monitoring with a vast amount of them being...
Automated Categorisation of Nailfold Capillaroscopy Images
Niraj Doshi, Gerald Schaefer.
Nailfold capillaroscopy (NC) is a non-invasive imaging technique employed to assess the condition of blood capillaries in the nailfold. It is particularly useful for early detection of scleroderma spectrum disorders and evaluation of Raynaud's phenomenon. While automated approaches to analysing NC...
Computer-Aided Analysis of Nailfold Capillaroscopy Images
Niraj Doshi, Gerald Schaefer.
Nailfold capillaroscopy (NC) is a non-invasive imaging technique employed to assess the condition of blood capillaries in the nailfold, and is routinely used for the detection of scleroderma spectral disorders, Raynaud's phenomenon and other connective tissue diseases. In this chapter, we present...
Analysis of 3D Corpus Callosum Images in the Brains of Autistic Individuals
Ahmed Elnakib, Manuel F. Casanova, Ahmed Soliman, Georgy Gimel'farb, Ayman El-Baz.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by abnormalities in behavior and higher cognitive functions. The corpus callosum (CC) is the largest fiber bundle that connects the left and the right cerebral hemispheres of the human brain. Several studies...
Trends of ECG Analysis and Diagnosis
Swanirbhar Majumder, Saurabh Pal.
Any biomedical signal has the specialty in terms of the remoteness and nature of their source as an advantage over other natural signals. The analysis of biomedical signal plays a significant role in medical, and to be exact cardiological decision making, provided, the subject information is accurate...
A Review of Automated Methodologies for the Detection of Epileptic Episodes Using Long-Term EEG Signals
Kostas M. Tsiouris, Alexandros T. Tzallas, Sofia Markoula, Dimitris Koutsouris, Spiros Konitsiotis, Dimitrios I. Fotiadis.
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition caused by abnormal electrical activity of the human brain that affects up to 1% of the global population. Since seizures may occur at any time, long-term EEG recordings are more suitable to record ictal activity. To assist the inspection process various...
What's Memory All About?: The Importance of Memory in Alzheimer's Patients
Aníbal Caixinha, Isabel Machado Alexandre.
Dementia is, unfortunately, a well-known problem of nowadays, product of a set of generational transformations and a result of better life conditions. There are different kinds of dementia but Alzheimer is the one with predominance. Memory is the key factor in this type of illness and it is nuclear to...
Contemporary Heart Failure Treatment Based on Improved Knowledge and Personalized Care of Comorbidities
Kostas Giokas, Charalampos Tsirmpas, Athanasios Anastasiou, Dimitra Iliopoulou, Vassilia Costarides, Dimitris Koutsouris.
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity. A significant contribution to the burden of chronic diseases is the concurrence of co-morbidities. Heart failure (HF) is a complex, chronic medical condition frequently associated with co-morbidities. The current care approach for HF...
Clinical Practice Ontology Automatic Learning from SOAP Reports
David Mendes, Irene Pimenta Rodrigues, Carlos Fernandes Baeta.
We show how we implemented an end-to-end process to automatically develop a clinical practice knowledge base acquiring from SOAP notes. With our contribution we intend to overcome the “Knowledge Acquisition Bottleneck” problem by jump-starting the knowledge gathering from the most widely available...
Definition of a Pervasive Architecture for a Central Monitoring of Homecare Systems
Giovani Rubert Librelotto, Leandro Oliveira Freitas, Ederson Bastiani, Cicero Ribeiro, Samuel Vizzotto.
Every year the queues in hospitals publics and privates grows due to, among others, the increasing of the world population and the delay in the patients service. This is a serious problem faced by administrators of hospitals, which believe that it is increasingly difficult to offer a service of quality...
Assessment of Chronic Health Care through an Internet Consensus Tool
Josep Ma. Monguet, Alex Trejo, Tino Martí, Mireia Espallargues, Vicky Serra-Sutton, Joan Escarrabill.
“Health Consensus for the Assessment of Chronic Care Programs” (HC-ACP) is an internet based application created to promote and facilitate the participation of health professionals in the definition of a set of indicators for the assessment of chronic care and management of areas of improvement in this...
Personal Health Systems for Diabetes Management, Early Diagnosis and Prevention
Konstantia Zarkogianni, Konstantina S. Nikita.
This chapter aims at the presentation and comparative assessment of tools and methodologies used for the development of Personal Health Systems (PHSs) for diabetes management, early diagnosis and prevention. Medical decision support systems such as glucose prediction models, risk assessment models for...
mHealth Environments for Chronic Disease Management
Eleni I. Georga, Athanasios N. Papadopoulos, Dimitrios I. Fotiadis.
The management of chronic diseases requires the continuous monitoring and control of an extensive set of medical and lifestyle parameters affecting the health status of patients. The purpose of this chapter is to present an overview of the state of the art in wearable medical systems and mobile...
Integrated System for Continuous Monitoring of COPD
Kostas Giokas, Dimitra Iliopoulou, Ioannis Makris, Dimitris Koutsouris.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive pulmonary disease characterized by reduction in airflow and is not fully reversible. COPD is the major cause of mortality and increased levels of disability, particularly in the elderly. Symptoms vary among individuals and include...