Vital Signs: An Overview

Roy Abi Zeid Daou (Editor)
Lebanese German University, Sahel Alma Campus, Keserwane, Lebanon

Josef Börcsök (Editor)
University of Kassel, Head of Chair for Computer Architecture and System Programming, Kassel, Germany

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED000000

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The vital signs are, by definition, the measurements of the body’s most basic functions. So far, the essential number of signs that must be measured is not clear as some references consider that the body temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate and breathing rate are sufficient but other sources consider that the measurement of other variables, such as the respiratory effort and oxygen saturation, are also crucial to determine the health of the person.

This book is not intended to define the critical vital signs but presents the correlation of these measurements with other variables as well as the proposition of new methods to determine these variables. It also proposes some innovative applications that relay on these signs in a way to monitor and help the human being.

Thus, this book presents six chapters that deal first with the correlation between the physical training and the blood pressure level among adults as well as the stress effects for nurses on their vital signs. Added to that, the influence of the vital signs to predict and detect epileptical seizure and the analysis of neural mechanisms of major depressive disorders will be also presented. As for the other chapters, they go into some engineering applications related to vital signs as the development of a smart syringe pump that monitors the patient’s crucial parameters and the introduction of a novel system that monitors the driver’s health and notifies health care providers in case the driver has any health failure in order to prevent cars accidents.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Effects of Exercise Training on Blood Pressure among Adults
(Mohammed Ali Fakhro, DPT, Rim Fayad and Fatima Al Ameen, Faculty of Public Health, Department of Physical Therapy, Lebanese German University, Jounieh, Lebanon)

Chapter 2. The Effect of Surgical Stress on Vital Signs and Nursing Care
(Selda Mert Boğa and Aylin Aydin Sayilan, PhD, Kocaeli Vocational School of Health Services, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 3. Prediction and Detection of Epilepsy Seizures Using Electrophysiological Measurements
(Nashaat El Halabi, Roy Abi Zeid Daou, Roger Achkar, Ali Hayek and Josef Boercsoek, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer and Communications Engineering, American University of Science and Technology, , Beirut, Lebanon, and others)

Chapter 4. Safer Drug Administration via Smart Syringe PUMP Using Patient’s Monitor Feedback
(Hasnaa ElKheshen, Ibrahim Deni, Alaa Baalbaky, Saeed H. Bamashmos, Mohamad Dib, Lara Hamawy, Mohamad Hajj-Hassan, Mohamad Abou Ali and Abdallah Kassem, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lebanese International University, Lebanon, and others)

Chapter 5. Implementation of a Monitoring System That Notifies Healthcare Providers of a Sudden Medical Emergency Occurring to a Driver
(Joseph Khattar, Carla Zeine, Roy Abi Zeid Daou, Ali Hayek and Josef Boercsoek, Public Health Faculty, Biomedical Technologies Department, Lebanese German University, Jounieh, Lebanon, and others)

Chapter 6. Structural and Functional Abnormalities in Major Depressive Disorder
(Lara Hamawy, Ahmed Alnaggar, Khaled Omais, Mohamad Abou Ali, Mohamad Hajj-Hassan and Abdallah Kassem, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lebanese International University, Lebanon, and others)

Index

Vital Signs, Engineering systems, Healthcare monitoring, Medical Equipment

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