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Hemomath

The Mathematics of Blood

Authors: Fasano, Antonio, Sequeira, Adélia

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  • Aims at illustrating applications of mathematics to various processes (physiological or artificial) involving flowing blood
  • Provides mathematical models to simulate processes normally occurring in flowing blood
  • Examines how effects of dysfunctions (e.g. bleeding disorders, renal failure) can be predicted and treatments can be improved
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This book illustrates applications of mathematics to various processes (physiological or artificial) involving flowing blood, including hemorheology, microcirculation, coagulation, kidney filtration and dialysis, offering a historical overview of each topic. Mathematical models are used to simulate processes normally occurring in flowing blood and to predict the effects of dysfunctions (e.g. bleeding disorders, renal failure), as well as the effects of therapies with an eye to improving treatments. Most of the models have a completely new approach that makes patient-specific simulations possible. The book is mainly intended for mathematicians interested in medical applications, but it is also useful for clinicians such as hematologists, nephrologists, cardio-surgeons, and bioengineers. Some parts require no specific knowledge of mathematics. The book is a valuable addition to mathematics, medical, biology, and bioengineering libraries. 

About the authors

Antonio Fasano was a Professor of analytical mechanics at the University of Florence and since retiring has been a Professor Emeritus. Author of about 250 research papers and several books, he is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is currently scientific research manager at FIAB SpA, a company manufacturing medical devices, based near Florence, Italy.
Adelia Sequeira is a Professor of applied mathematics and numerical analysis, at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. She specializes in applications to biomedicine, in particular in cardiovascular modeling and simulations. She is co-author of 200 research papers published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings, and editor of several books.

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“This book focuses on one of the most intriguing branches of medicine: hematology. Blood is complicated as a fluid and many rheological models have been proposed for its study.  The book is mainly intended for mathematicians, specialists in fluid dynamics interested in medical applications but it is also useful for clinicians for new improving treatments. … This book is a very valuable addition to mathematics, medical, biology, and bioengeneering libraries.” (Titus Petrila, zbMATH 1385.92001, 2018)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60513-5
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hemomath
Book Subtitle
The Mathematics of Blood
Authors
Series Title
MS&A
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60513-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60513-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60512-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86875-2
Series ISSN
2037-5255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 340
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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