Medical Biometrics

Author: David Zhang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814397261
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The introduction of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) through modern information technology will not only achieve the objective progress of the heritage of thousands of years of TCM, but also deliver novel discoveries for modern medicines. This book is an advanced monograph based on a decade's worth of research work by the authors. After a brief introduction on the four diagnosis approaches in TCM, this book delves into the three main TCM data analysis techniques: computerized tongue, pulse and odor analysis. Both graduate students and researchers in computerized TCM data analysis will benefit from the book as it will provide a comprehensive understanding of the state-of-the-art analysis methods, image / signal acquisition devices, and the related feature extraction and classification methods. Contents:Diagnosis Methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine:IntroductionComputerized Tongue Image Analysis:Tongue Image Acquisition and PreprocessingAutomated Tongue SegmentationTongue Image Feature AnalysisComputerized Tongue DiagnosisComputerized Pulse Signal Analysis:Pulse Signal Acquisition and PreprocessingFeature Extraction of Pulse SignalsClassification of Pulse SignalsComputerized Odor Signal Analysis:Breath Analysis System: Design and OptimizationFeature Extraction and Classification of Breath Odor Signals Readership: Students and researchers from both academia and industry: in the field of computerized traditional Chinese medicine data analysis, or in the related fields, e.g., medical image/signal analysis, biometrics, and pattern recognition. Key Features:The first monograph on computerized traditional Chinese medicine data analysis (CTDA)In-depth and self-contained introduction on CTDAComprehensive presentation on three main CTDA technologies

Medical Biometrics

Author: David Zhang
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814397247
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This book provides a comprehensive summary on the ten years of research work by the authors in the field of computerized TCM data analysis. The book first presents a general introduction to computerized TCM data analysis (CTDA), and then briefly introduces the essential background on signal/image processing and pattern recognition. After that, this book looks into three main TCM data analysis technologies: computerized tongue analysis, computerized pulse analysis, and computerized odor analysis. Finally, conclusion and remarks are provided to give the authors' perspectives on ongoing and future research.

Medical Biometrics

Author: David Y. Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540774130
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Medical Biometrics, ICMB 2008, held in Hong Kong, China. The 17 revised full papers and 23 revised poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. Medical biometrics is emerging as a very promising and reliable method for automated medical diagnosis. It integrates multidisciplinary technologies in biology, medicine, electronics, computing, and statistics.

Tongue Image Analysis

Author: David Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811021678
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This is the first book offering a systematic description of tongue image analysis and processing technologies and their typical applications in computerized tongue diagnostic (CTD) systems. It features the most current research findings in all aspects of tongue image acquisition, preprocessing, classification, and diagnostic support methodologies, from theoretical and algorithmic problems to prototype design and development of CTD systems. The book begins with a very in-depth description of CTD on a need-to-know basis which includes an overview of CTD systems and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in order to provide the information on the context and background of tongue image analysis. The core part then introduces algorithms as well as their implementation methods, at a know-how level, including image segmentation methods, chromatic correction, and classification of tongue images. Some clinical applications based on these methods are presented for the show-how purpose in the CTD research field. Case studies highlight different techniques that have been adopted to assist the visual inspection of appendicitis, diabetes, and other common diseases. Experimental results under different challenging clinical circumstances have demonstrated the superior performance of these techniques. In this book, the principles of tongue image analysis are illustrated with plentiful graphs, tables, and practical experiments to provide insights into some of the problems. In this way, readers can easily find a quick and systematic way through the complicated theories and they can later even extend their studies to special topics of interest. This book will be of benefit to researchers, professionals, and graduate students working in the field of computer vision, pattern recognition, clinical practice, and TCM, as well as those involved in interdisciplinary research.

Cancer Management With Chinese Medicine Prevention And Complementary Treatments Revised Edition

Author: Yu Rencun
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813203900
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Significant advances made by Western medicine in the treatment of cancer are well-documented, but there has been much less written in English on complementary holistic treatment with Chinese medical methods that manage its symptoms and ameliorate the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This book explains the complementary approach using cases from the medical files of Professor Rencun Yu, who was trained in Western medical oncology but also practices Chinese medicine. In addition, introductory chapters explain the basic principles of Chinese medicine, while other chapters cover the prevention of cancers through appropriate nutrition and living habits. The book should command the attention of medical professionals as well as the layperson interested in preventing and understanding the illness. The book has been well received by the general public and healthcare professionals, and in this revised edition we have added coverage of more forms of cancer, and information on herbs used in cancer therapy has also been expanded. There are few books in English that so skilfully provides an introduction to Chinese medical principles for the general reader, then leads the reader to understand cancer management with Chinese medicine. The book is rich in both principles and details of clinical studies of the important complementary role played by Chinese medicine in Western treatments for cancer. In the latest edition of this popular text, new sections have been added on prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma and leukaemia, completing the list of the most common cancers encountered today that are treatable with Chinese medicine. Contents: Introduction: The TCM Approach to Cancer Management (Hong Hai)Principles of Diagnosis and Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hong Hai)Herbs and Prescriptions for Therapy (Hong Hai)Cancer Prevention and Treatment Using TCM (Yu Rencun)Major Forms of Cancer and Case Studies (I) (Yu Rencun)Major Forms of Cancer (II) (Yu Rencun)Diet, Exercise and Health Cultivation (Hong Hai & Yu Rencun) Readership: (i) Medical professionals, both Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners, particularly those practicing in Australia, Europe and America and (ii) the lay reader who either wants general knowledge on how to prevent cancer or wishes to understand how TCM can help a friend, relative or loved one who suffers from the disease. (iii) Also, libraries of TCM professional associations and teaching institutes. Keywords: Cancer;Chinese MedicineReview: Review of the First Edition: "The book gives a breath of fresh air to an ocean of defensive summaries about TCM and its oncological practice. Geared towards medical professionals and their patients and relatives, it does an excellent job of presenting concepts in an easy-to-understand manner ... Overall, it is a great presentation for those interested in having an introduction to Chinese medicine as well as reading up on some common cases and treatments used for various types of cancers. The book is definitely a useful reference for TCM practitioners and researchers but also appeals to a wide readership, particularly Western medical practitioners interested in the benefits of TCM and its methods." American Journal of Chinese Medicine 0

Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine Volume 2 Psoriasis Vulgaris

Author: Zhang Claire Shuiqing
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814723150
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Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine: Volume 2: Psoriasis Vulgaris provides a "whole evidence" analysis of the Chinese medicine management of psoriasis vulgaris. Evidence from the classical Chinese medicine literature, contemporary clinical literature, and the outcomes of clinical trials and experimental studies are reviewed, analysed and synthesised. The data from all these sources are condensed to provide evidence-based statements which will inform clinical practice and guide future research. This book has been designed to be an easy reference at the point of care. During a patient consultation, Chinese medicine practitioners can refer to this book for guidance on which Chinese herbal medicine formulas, specific herbs, or acupuncture points, can best treat their patient, and be confident there is evidence which supports its use. Currently, Chinese medicine practitioners who develop a special interest in a particular health condition such as psoriasis have to consult a variety of sources to further their knowledge. Typically, they use the contemporary clinical literature to understand the theory, aetiology, pathogenesis and obtain expert opinions on the Chinese medicine management of psoriasis. They search the electronic literature to identify systematic reviews of clinical trials, if any exist, to obtain assessments of the current state of the clinical evidence for particular interventions. If they have the skills and resources, they may search the classical Chinese medicine literature for an historical perspective on treatments that have stood the test of time. This book provides all of this information for practitioners in one handy, easy to use reference. This allows practitioners to focus on their job of providing high quality health care, with the knowledge it is based on the best available evidence.

Clinical Handbook of Chinese Medicine

Author: Bob Xu
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814579882
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This is a concise handbook providing a quick clinical reference on Chinese medicinal treatments for many diseases, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and practice. Organized by different clinical conditions and diseases, it provides clinicians and healthcare professionals with definitions and recommended treatment methods, especially herbal medicine formulae. In addition to being a comprehensive quick reference source, this handbook also conveys a generalized understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Contents:Overview:IntroductionChinese History vs. Chinese MedicineMisunderstandings of Chinese Medical HistoryObstacles in Chinese Medical HistoryMilestones in Chinese Medical HistoryPre-scientific, Qualitative, and Philosophical MedicineComplexity of Chinese MedicineMethodology of Chinese MedicineChinese Medicine vs. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)Fundamental Characteristics of Chinese MedicineResearch and Regulation on Chinese MedicineNomenclature of Chinese MedicinePractice:General PrinciplesInternal MedicinePediatricsObstetrics and GynecologySurgeryAnorectal DiseasesAndriatricsDermatologyOphthalmologyOtologyRhinologyLaryngologyStomatologyPreventive Medicine Readership: All TCM clinicians, health professionals, and practitioners. Individuals in the following fields: medicine, psychology, psychopathology, life and health sciences, philosophy, humanities, sociology, education, and anthropology. Members of the laypublic. Keywords:Chinese Medicine (CM);Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM);Chinese Herbal Medicine;Herbal Formulation

Evidence based Acupuncture

Author: Tang-Yi Liu
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814324175
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The technique of acupuncture is easily acquired although the evidence of efficacy remains subjective. Before the evidence can be sorted out through scientific explorations, confidence on efficacy can rely only on literature search and sharing of expert experiences.

Health 4 0 How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare

Author: Christoph Thuemmler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319476173
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This book describes how the creation of new digital services—through vertical and horizontal integration of data coming from sensors on top of existing legacy systems—that has already had a major impact on industry is now extending to healthcare. The book describes the fourth industrial revolution (i.e. Health 4.0), which is based on virtualization and service aggregation. It shows how sensors, embedded systems, and cyber-physical systems are fundamentally changing the way industrial processes work, their business models, and how we consume, while also affecting the health and care domains. Chapters describe the technology behind the shift of point of care to point of need and away from hospitals and institutions; how care will be delivered virtually outside hospitals; that services will be tailored to individuals rather than being designed as statistical averages; that data analytics will be used to help patients to manage their chronic conditions with help of smart devices; and that pharmaceuticals will be interactive to help prevent adverse reactions. The topics presented will have an impact on a variety of healthcare stakeholders in a continuously global and hyper-connected world. · Presents explanations of emerging topics as they relate to e-health, such as Industry 4.0, Precision Medicine, Mobile Health, 5G, Big Data, and Cyber-physical systems; · Provides overviews of technologies in addition to possible application scenarios and market conditions; · Features comprehensive demographic and statistic coverage of Health 4.0 presented in a graphical manner.

Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine

Author: Charlie Changli Xue
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814723118
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Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine: Vol. 1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease provides a "whole evidence" analysis of the Chinese medicine management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence from the classical Chinese medicine literature, contemporary clinical literature, and the outcomes of clinical trials and experimental studies are reviewed, analysed and synthesised. The data from all these sources are condensed to provide evidence-based statements which will inform clinical practice and guide future research. This book has been designed to be an easy reference at the point of care. During a patient consultation, Chinese medicine practitioners can refer to this book for guidance on which Chinese herbal medicine formulas, specific herbs, or acupuncture points, can best treat their patient, and be confident there is evidence which supports its use. Currently, Chinese medicine practitioners who develop a special interest in a particular health condition such as COPD have to consult a variety of sources to further their knowledge. Typically, they use the contemporary clinical literature to understand the theory, aetiology, pathogenesis and obtain expert opinions on the Chinese medicine management of COPD. They search the electronic literature to identify systematic reviews of clinical trials, if any exists, to obtain assessments of the current state of the clinical evidence for particular interventions. If they have the skills and resources, they may search the classical Chinese medicine literature for an historical perspective on treatments that have stood the test of time. This book provides all of this information for practitioners in one handy, easy to use reference. This allows practitioners to focus on their job of providing high quality healthcare, with the knowledge it is based on the best available evidence. Contents:Introduction to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCOPD in Chinese MedicineClassical Chinese Medicine LiteratureMethods for Evaluating Clinical EvidenceClinical Evidence for Chinese Herbal MedicinePharmacological Actions of Common HerbsClinical Evidence for Acupuncture and Related TherapiesClinical Evidence for Other Chinese Medicine TherapiesClinical Evidence for Combination TherapiesSummary of All Evidence Readership: Graduate students and practitioners in alternative/Chinese medicine, respiratory medicine/pulnomary medicine.