Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biomedical Science, Engineering and Technology

Edited by Dhanjoo N. Ghista

Framingham State University, United States of America

This innovative book integrates the disciplines of biomedical science, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, physiological engineering, and hospital management technology. Herein, Biomedical science covers topics on disease pathways, models and treatment mechanisms, and the roles of red palm oil and phytomedicinal plants in reducing HIV and diabetes complications by enhancing antioxidant activity. Biomedical engineering coves topics of biomaterials (biodegradable polymers and magnetic nanomaterials), coronary stents, contact lenses, modelling of flows through tubes of varying cross-section, heart rate variability analysis of diabetic neuropathy, and EEG analysis in brain function assessment. Biotechnology covers the topics of hydrophobic interaction chromatography, protein scaffolds engineering, liposomes for construction of vaccines, induced pluripotent stem cells to fix genetic diseases by regenerative approaches, polymeric drug conjugates for improving the efficacy of anticancer drugs, and genetic modification of animals for agricultural use. Physiological engineering deals with mathematical modelling of physiological (cardiac, lung ventilation, glucose regulation) systems and formulation of indices for medical assessment (such as cardiac contractility, lung disease status, and diabetes risk). Finally, Hospital management science and technology involves the application of both biomedical engineering and industrial engineering for cost-effective operation of a hospital.

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Biomedical Science, Engineering and TechnologyEdited by Dhanjoo N. Ghista

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1020

ISBN: 978-953-307-471-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4376-5

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

147225 Total Chapter Downloads

107 Crossref Citations

249 Web of Science Citations

304 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biomedical Engineering Professional Trail from Anatomy and Physiology to Medicine and Into Hospital Administration: Towards Higher-Order of Translational Medicine and Patient Care

By Dhanjoo N. Ghista


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2. Cell Signalling and Pathways Explained in Relation to Music and Musicians

By John T. Hancock


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3. Chemical Carcinogenesis: Risk Factors, Early Detection and Biomedical Engineering

By John I. Anetor, Gloria O. Anetor, Segun Adeola and Ijeoma Esiaba


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4. AGE/RAGE as a Mediator of Insulin Resistance or Metabolic Syndrome: Another Aspect of Metabolic Memory?

By Hidenori Koyama and Tetsuya Yamamoto


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5. Mitochondria Function in Diabetes – From Health to Pathology – New Perspectives for Treatment of Diabetes-Driven Disorders

By Magdalena Labieniec-Watala, Karolina Siewiera, Slawomir Gierszewski and Cezary Watala


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6. Red Palm Oil and Its Antioxidant Potential in Reducing Oxidative Stress in HIV/AIDS and TB Patients

By O. O. Oguntibeju, A. J. Esterhuyse and E. J. Truter


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7. Medical Plant and Human Health

By Ahmed Morsy Ahmed


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8. In Vitro Leukocyte Adhesion in Endothelial Tissue Culture Models Under Flow

By Scott Cooper, Melissa Dick, Alexander Emmott, Paul Jonak, Léonie Rouleau and Richard L. Leask


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9. Pain in Osteoarthritis: Emerging Techniques and Technologies for Its Treatment

By Kingsley Enohumah


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10. Non-Thermal Plasma Surface Modification of Biodegradable Polymers

By N. De Geyter and R. Morent


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11. Poly(Lactic Acid)-Based Biomaterials: Synthesis, Modification and Applications

By Lin Xiao, Bo Wang, Guang Yang and Mario Gauthier


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12. Multifunctional Magnetic Hybrid Nanoparticles as a Nanomedical Platform for Cancer-Targeted Imaging and Therapy

By Husheng Yan, Miao Guo and Keliang Liu


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13. Arterial Mass Transport Behaviour of Drugs from Drug Eluting Stents

By Barry M. O’Connell and Michael T. Walsh


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14. Biosurfactants and Bioemulsifiers Biomedical and Related Applications – Present Status and Future Potentials

By Letizia Fracchia, Massimo Cavallo, Maria Giovanna Martinotti and Ibrahim M. Banat


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15. Contact Lenses Characterization by AFM MFM, and OMF

By Dušan Kojić, Božica Bojović, Dragomir Stamenković, Nikola Jagodić and Ðuro Koruga


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16. Synthesis and Characterization of Amorphous and Hybrid Materials Obtained by Sol-Gel Processing for Biomedical Applications

By Catauro Michelina and Bollino Flavia


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17. Diabetes Mechanisms, Detection and Complications Monitoring

By Dhanjoo N. Ghista, U. Rajendra Acharya, Kamlakar D. Desai, Sarma Dittakavi, Adejuwon A. Adeneye and Loh Kah Meng


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18. Domain-Specific Software Engineering Design for Diabetes Mellitus Study Through Gene and Retinopathy Analysis

By Hua Cao, Deyin Lu and Bahram Khoobehi


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19. A Shape-Factor Method for Modeling Parallel and Axially-Varying Flow in Tubes and Channels of Complex Cross-Section Shapes

By Mario F. Letelier and Juan S. Stockle


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20. CSA – Clinical Stress Assessment

By Sepp Porta, Gertrud W. Desch, Harald Gell, Karl Pichlkastner, Reinhard Slanic, Josef Porta, Gerd Korisek, Martin Ecker and Klaus Kisters


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21. Neurotechnology and Psychiatric Biomarkers

By William J. Bosl


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22. Life Support System Virtual Simulators for Mars-500 Ground-Based Experiment

By Eduard Kurmazenko, Nikolay Khabarovskiy, Guzel Kamaletdinova, Evgeniy Demin and Boris Morukov


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23. Educational Opportunities in BME Specialization - Tradition, Culture and Perspectives

By Wasilewska-Radwanska Marta, Augustyniak Ewa, Tadeusiewicz Ryszard and Augustyniak Piotr


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24. Poly (L-glutamic acid)-Paclitaxel Conjugates for Cancer Treatment

By Shuang-Qing Zhang


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25. Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography: Fundamentals and Applications in Biomedical Engineering

By Andrea Mahn


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26. Development and Engineering of CSαβ Motif for Biomedical Application

By Ying-Fang Yang


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27. Application of Liposomes for Construction of Vaccines

By Jaroslav Turánek, Josef Mašek, Milan Raška and Miroslav Ledvina


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28. iPS Cells: Born-Again Stem Cells for Biomedical Applications

By Ambrose Jon Williams and Vimal Selvaraj


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29. Genetic Modification of Domestic Animals for Agriculture and Biomedical Applications

By Cai-Xia Yang and Jason W. Ross


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30. Animal Models of Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis

By L. D. Jensen, J. Honek, K. Hosaka, P. Rouhi, S. Lim, H. Ji, Z. Cao, E. M. Hedlund, J. Zhang and Y. Cao


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31. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Human Biobanking: Experience of the Infectious Diseases BioBank at King’s College London, UK

By Zisis Kozlakidis, Robert J. S. Cason, Christine Mant and John Cason


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32. Cardiac Myocardial Disease States Cause Left Ventricular Remodeling with Decreased Contractility and Lead to Heart Failure;Interventions by Coronary Arterial Bypass Grafting and Surgical Ventricular Restoration Can Reverse LV Remodeling with Improved Cont

By Dhanjoo N. Ghista, Liang Zhong, Leok Poh Chua, Ghassan S. Kassab, Yi Su and Ru San Tan


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33. Renal Physiological Engineering – Optimization Aspects

By David Chee-Eng Ng and Dhanjoo N. Ghista


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34. Lung Ventilation Modeling for Assessment of Lung Status: Detection of Lung Disease and Indication for Extubation of Mechanically-Ventilated COPD Patients

By Dhanjoo N. Ghista, Kah Meng Koh, Rohit Pasam and Yi Su


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35. Physiological Nondimensional Indices in Medical Assessment: For Quantifying Physiological Systems and Analysing Medical Tests’ Data

By Dhanjoo N. Ghista


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