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Mathematical Modeling and Validation in Physiology

Applications to the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

Batzel, Jerry J., Bachar, Mostafa, Kappel, Franz (Eds.)

2013, XX, 254 p. 83 illus., 34 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Focused study of modeling from model design to model identifiability and validation
  • Written by current leading experts in the field and including topics of current research interest in state of the art questions and methods
  • Focus on interdisciplinary (physiological and mathematical) collaboration and applications of modeling with clinical relevance
  • Presentation of key theoretical ideas and current areas of research interest through clear and motivated examples of application and implementation
This volume synthesizes theoretical and practical aspects of both the mathematical and life science viewpoints needed for modeling of the cardiovascular-respiratory system specifically and physiological systems generally.  Theoretical points include model design, model complexity and validation in the light of available data, as well as control theory approaches to feedback delay and Kalman filter applications to parameter identification. State of the art approaches using parameter sensitivity are discussed for enhancing model identifiability through joint analysis of model structure and data.
Practical examples illustrate model development at various levels of complexity based on given physiological information. The sensitivity-based approaches for examining model identifiability are illustrated by means of specific modeling  examples. The themes presented address the current problem of patient-specific model adaptation in the clinical setting, where data is typically limited.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » 34-XX, 92-XX, 92C30, 92C42, 92C50, 93A30 - experimental design - interdisciplinary research - model development and parameter identification - sensitivity analysis

Related subjects » Human Physiology - Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Table of contents 

1 Merging Mathematical and Physiological Knowledge: Dimensions and Challenges.- 2 Mathematical Modeling of Physiological Systems.- 3 Parameter Selection Methods in Inverse Problem Formulation.- 4 Application of the Unscented Kalman Filtering to Parameter Estimation.- 5 Integrative and Reductionist Approaches to Modeling of Control of Breathing.- 6 Parameter Identification in a Respiratory Control System Model with Delay.- 7 Experimental Studies of Respiration and Apnea.- 8 Model Validation and Control Issues in the Respiratory System.- 9 Experimental Studies of the Baroreflex.- 10 Development of Patient Specific Cardiovascular Models Predicting Dynamics in Response to Orthostatic Stress Challenges.- 11 Parameter Estimation of a Model for Baroreflex Control of Unstressed Volume.

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