Boililie L. Webber

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Good communication is vital in health care, both among health care professionals, and between health care professionals and their patients. And well-written documents, describing and/or explaining the information in structured databases may be easier to comprehend, more edifying, and even more convincing than the structured data, even when presented in(More)
OBJECTIVE A computer-based system to apply trauma resuscitation protocols to patients with penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma was previously validated for 97 consecutive patients at a Level 1 trauma center by a panel of the trauma attendings and further refined by a panel of national trauma experts. The purpose of this article is to describe how this(More)
The overall goal of the TraumAID project is to improve the delivery of quality trauma care during the initial definitive phase of patient management. To this end, we are applying artificial intelligence techniques such as rule-based reasoning, planning, and plan inference. The current system, TraumAID 2.0, consists of (1) an electronic version of the(More)
This paper outlines the particular demands that multiple trauma makes on systems designed to provide appropriate decision support, and the ways that these demands are currently being met in our system, TraumAID. The demands follow from: (1) the nature of trauma and the procedures used in its diagnosis, (2) the need to adjust diagnostic and therapeutic(More)
A computerized decision support system has been developed to advise ATLS-trained surgeons on the initial definitive management of patients with penetrating injuries of the abdomen immediately following resuscitation and stabilization. The program was developed as an "expert system," using the techniques of artificial intelligence. It is able to suggest: the(More)
The MediSim system extends virtual environment technology to allow medical personnel to interact with and train on simulated casualties. The casualty model employs a three-dimensional animated human body that displays appropriate physical and behavioral responses to injury and/or treatment. Medical corpsmen behaviors were developed to allow the actions of(More)
We present an integrated 3D virtual environment for the quantitative modeling of the anatomy and the physiology of the pulmonary system. Our approach formally integrates 3D deformable object modeling with conventional models of respiratory mechanics. We demonstrate quantitatively, aspects of the behavior of the respiratory system qualitatively known to(More)
We present a 3D graphical system that allows users to visualize different penetration path hypotheses for (multiple) gunshot or stab wounds, using a 3D graphical model of a human body with appropriate anatomical structures. The system also identifies the anatomical structures associated with each hypothesis. The various penetration path hypotheses follow(More)
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