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Modeling and Control of Dialysis Systems

Volume 2: Biofeedback Systems and Soft Computing Techniques of Dialysis

  • Ahmad Taher Azar

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 405)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-23
  2. Part II: Online Dialysis Monitoring and Continuous Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 773-773
    2. Bernard Canaud, Alexandre Granger, Leila Chenine-Khoualef, Laure Patrier, Marion Morena, Hélène Leray-Moragués
      Pages 775-809
    3. Francesco Locatelli, Celestina Manzoni, Giuseppe Pontoriero, Andrea Cavalli, Salvatore Di Filippo, Ahmad Taher Azar
      Pages 811-865
    4. Fredrik Uhlin, Ivo Fridolin
      Pages 867-928
    5. Jorge Cerdá, Ashita Tolwani, Shamik Shah, Claudio Ronco
      Pages 929-1009
    6. Luciano A. Pedrini
      Pages 1011-1078
  3. Part III: Biofeedback Systems and Soft Computing Techniques of Dialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1079-1079
    2. Antonio Santoro, Elena Mancini, Ahmed Taher Azar
      Pages 1081-1107
    3. Judith J. Dasselaar, Casper F. M. Franssen
      Pages 1109-1144
    4. Elmer A. Fernández, Rodolfo Valtuille, Mónica Balzarini
      Pages 1145-1179
    5. Silvio Giove, Ahmad Taher Azar, Maurizio Nordio
      Pages 1181-1222
    6. Ahmad Taher Azar
      Pages 1223-1274
    7. Geoff McDonnell, Ahmad Taher Azar, J. Chris White
      Pages 1275-1320
  4. Part IV: Overview of Peritoneal Dialysis and Modeling Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1321-1321
    2. Rajnish Mehrotra, John Crabtree, Pranay Kathuria
      Pages 1323-1388
    3. Leonard Ebah, Declan de Freitas
      Pages 1389-1426
    4. Michael F. Flessner
      Pages 1427-1475
    5. Karen CY To, K. Scott Brimble
      Pages 1477-1535
    6. Michael Francis Flessner
      Pages 1537-1562

About this book


This book is the first text of its kind that presents both the traditional and the modern aspects of dialysis modeling and control in a clear, insightful and highly comprehensive writing style. It provides an in-depth analysis of the mathematical models and algorithms, and demonstrates their applications in real world problems of significant complexity. It explains concepts in a clear, matter-of-fact style. The material of this book will be useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate biomedical engineering students. Also, researchers and practitioners in the field of dialysis, control systems, soft computing will benefit from it.

In order to make the reader aware of the applied side of the subject, the book includes:

      Chapter openers with a chapter outline, chapter objectives, key terms list, and abstract.

      Solved numerical examples to illustrate the application of a particular concept, and also to encourage good problem-solving skills.

      More than 1000 questions to give the readers a better insight to the subject.

      Case studies to understand the significance of the joint usage of the dialysis modeling and control techniques in interesting problems of the real world.

     latest information, including latest research surveys and references related to the subjects


Biofeedback Systems Computational Intelligence Dialysis Soft Computing Techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmad Taher Azar
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering,, Misr University for Science &Computer and Software Engineering Depart6th of October CityEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modeling and Control of Dialysis Systems
  • Book Subtitle Volume 2: Biofeedback Systems and Soft Computing Techniques of Dialysis
  • Editors Ahmad Taher Azar
  • Series Title Studies in Computational Intelligence
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies Comp.Intelligence
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-27557-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52162-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-27558-6
  • Series ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-9503
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 860
  • Number of Illustrations 174 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computational Intelligence
    Health Informatics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“This is the second volume in a two-volume set that provides an extensive educational resource on the fundamentals of dialysis. … It is a unique resource intended for biomedical engineering students at a graduate level, system analysts, and biomedical researchers. Although designed for a number of courses, it also would be useful to nephrologists, nurses, and technicians in the dialysis community. … The overall design is creative, including helpful figures and colorful images to enhance the text.” (Jon Webb, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2013)