Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine

Mathematical Modeling of Patient Care


Publishing date
04 May 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Nov 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA

2Department of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, 644A Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

3Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand; Centre of Excellence in Mathematics (CHE), 328 Si Ayutthaya Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

4Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Keplinger Hall, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


Mathematical Modeling of Patient Care

Description

Mathematics has become an important tool in the study of biological structures and processes. Starting from problems in population dynamics, it has now found application in most areas of biology. In recent years, mathematicians and medical researchers have combined their individual expertise to study diseases of the human body that are amenable to mathematical analysis. Mathematical models have been proposed in many areas of medicine: immunology, pathology, oncology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, pulmonary and cardiac medicine, surgery and so forth. These models range from temporal-spatial models of tumor growth to the study of the estrogen metabolism pathway in women as a predictor of breast cancer, from mechanical analyses of surgical sutures to models of the human aortic valve and their implications for the design of annuloplasty rings, from models for the colonization of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus strains to gene expression models for the identification of autoimmune digestive diseases. Indeed, mathematical modeling in medicine can exist at many scales from cellular and subcellular processes to the delivery of healthcare. We invite manuscripts that are likely to have a direct impact on patient care at different stages: prediction, diagnosis, treatment, and delivery. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Time-spatial models of health care facilities (e.g., ICU or dialysis units) that can be used to minimize the spread of infections and the associated costs
  • Computational models that use gene expression data to diagnose and treat diseases
  • Mathematical models of physiological systems that are used to create online simulators to train and certify providers of health care
  • Models to improve drug delivery for specific diseases
  • Mathematical models to assist surgical procedures
  • Models that focus on patient care outside of these areas

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 563287
  • - Editorial

Mathematical Modeling of Patient Care

Philip Crooke | John Hotchkiss | ... | Brett McKinney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 275405
  • - Research Article

Possible Patient Early Diagnosis by Ultrasonic Noninvasive Estimation of Thermal Gradients into Tissues Based on Spectral Changes Modeling

I. Bazan | A. Ramos | ... | A. J. Rosales
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 290360
  • - Research Article

A Mathematical Modelling Approach for Systems Where the Servers Are Almost Always Busy

Christina Pagel | David A. Richards | Martin Utley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 212498
  • - Research Article

Prediagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea via Multiclass MTS

Chao-Ton Su | Kun-Huang Chen | ... | Yu-Hsiang Hsiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 829465
  • - Research Article

Risk-Adjusted Mortality: Problems and Possibilities

Daniel Shine
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 469769
  • - Research Article

Predictive Models for Maximum Recommended Therapeutic Dose of Antiretroviral Drugs

Michael Lee Branham | Edward A. Ross | Thirumala Govender
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 605861
  • - Research Article

Mathematical Model of the Impact of a Nonantibiotic Treatment for Clostridium difficile on the Endemic Prevalence of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in a Hospital Setting

Daniel T. Grima | Glenn F. Webb | Erika M. C. D'Agata
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
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