Models and Methods for Supporting Decision-Making in Human Health and Environment Protection


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Series: Computational Mathematics and Analysis
BISAC: MAT027000

This book aims to present models and methods for objective analysis associated with human health and environment protection. The content deals mainly with specific models based on statistics, operational research and mathematical logic, as well as the need for developing efficient software. Other books have approached the themes covered in this volume. However, they do not simultaneously include statistics, operations research, and computing aspects needed for developing efficient decision support procedures. Under this perspective, the concept behind the organization of this work is to provide a reference for exploring models, explaining features and interpreting aspects in detail as well as training the readers to fit them in practice.

This collection describes not only the models, but also presents real applications based on the authors’ experiences. The model-based analysis, the software procedures and the real study cases emphasize the relevance of both theoretical and practical expertise. The readership target groups are graduate students or researchers in statistics, operations research, and computing; professionals dealing with psychometric, social, biomedical, and pedagogical sciences.

The first five chapters address statistic issues applied to human health and environment protection. The next four chapters concern the use of mathematical logic to improve modeling and decision-making. The last five chapters deal with operational research. Moreover, readers interested in more advanced topics will obtain references for consulting contemporary literature on several themes. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Calculating Characterization of Monopsonic Degree in the Recycled Solid Waste Market in Metropolitan Regions of Brazil
Rilton Gonçalo B. Primo and José Félix García Rodríguez (Centro de Estudios por la Amistad de Latinoamérica, Asia y África, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Estimation of Derivatives, from Economy to Environment: A Study of the Management of Eutrophication of a Fresh Water Basin’s Data
Sira M. Allende-Alonso, Dan C. Chen, Carlos N. Bouza-Herrera, José M. Sautto-Vallejo, and Agustín Santiago-Moreno (Mathematics and Computation Faculty, University of Havana, Cuba, and others)

Chapter 3. Modeling Environmental Phenomena and Medical Classification of Patients: Case Studies
Carlos N. Bouza-Herrera (Departamento de matemática aplicada, Facultad de matemática y computación, Universidad de la Habana, Cuba)

Chapter 4. Analysis of Effect of Environmental Discharge and Awareness Programs on Japanese Encephalitis Spread using Mathematical Modeling and Simulation
Nita H. Shah, Urmila Chaudhari, Jyoti Gupta, and Bijal Yeolekar (Department of Mathematics, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Estimation and Comparison of the Likelihood Ratios of Binary Diagnostic Tests
José Antonio Roldán-Nofuentes and Raid M. Amro (Department of Statistics (Biostatistics), Faculty of Medicine, University of Granada, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Health Planning Information Acquired from Unstructured Data about Diabetes Mellitus
Rodrigo Santos Souza, Edilberto Strauss and Flávio Luis de Mello (State University of Ceará and Federal Institute of Ceará, CE, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7. Applying Fuzzy Model to Map Vulnerability Areas of Trypanosoma Cruzi Transmission
Samanta Cristina das Chagas Xavier, Marcello Goulart Teixeira, André Luiz Rodrigues Roque, Ana Maria Jansen, and Luiz Felipe Coutinho Ferreira da Silva (Laboratory of Tripanosomatid Biology, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (IOC/FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 8. Usage of Automatic Theorem Proving in the Recognition of Brain Emotions Activations
Flávio Luis de Mello and Edilberto Strauss (Electronic and Computation Engeneering Department, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Chapter 9. Radiology Information System with Knowledge Reasoning
Sérgio Ricardo Pereira Soares, Edilberto Strauss and Flávio Luis de Mello (State University of Ceará and Federal Institute of Ceará, CE, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 10. Design of Routes for Waste Collection: Centro Habana’s Case Study
Joanna Campbell Amos and Sira Allende Alonso (Mathematics and Computation Faculty, University of Havana, Cuba)

Chapter 11. Comparison Methods of Digital Elevation Model Correction, in the Subwatershed V Aniversario, Cuyaguateje Basin Cuba
Yeleine Almoza Hernández, Abdiel Fernández Alvarez, Yasser Vázquez, and Andrea Petroseli (Departamento Física-Matemática, Facultad Ciencias Técnicas, Universidad Agraria de la Habana, Cuba, and others)

Chapter 12. An Integer Optimization Model for Waste Collection Frequency Problem
Joanna Campbell Amos, Sira Allende Alonso and Marcos José Negreiros Gomes (University of Havana, Cuba, and others)

Chapter 13. Evolving an Intelligent Framework for Decision- Making Process in e-Health Systems
Leonardo M. Gardini, Carina Oliveira, Reinaldo Braga, Ronaldo Ramos, Luiz O. M. Andrade, and Mauro Oliveira (State University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 14. Heart Diseases Prediction Using Data from Health Assurance Systems
Ronaldo Ramos, César Mattos, Amauri Júnior, Ajalmar Neto, Guilherme Barreto, Helio Mazza, and Márcio Mota (Federal Institute of Ceará, Brazil, and others)


It is for professioneal in the areas of medicnine and environment. Hence is of intrest for facultie of medicine, biology, enromentics etc.
Intituions and organization connected wih this aspects shold be interested in having tis book intheir shelves.

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