This comprehensive review covers the full and latest array of interventional techniques for managing chronic pain. Chapters are grouped by specific treatment modalities that include spinal interventional techniques, nonspinal and peripheral nerve blocks, sympathetic interventional techniques, soft tissue and joint injections, and implantables. Practical step-by-step and evidence-based guidance is given to each approach in order to improve the clinician's understanding. Innovative and timely, Essentials of Interventional Techniques in Managing Chronic Pain is a critical resource for anesthesiologists, neurologists, and rehabilitation and pain physicians.
Preface. Part I Task Allocation. The Generation of Bidding Rules for Auction-Based Robot Coordination. Craig Tovey, Michail G. Lagoudakis, Sonal fain, Sven Koenig. Issues in Multi-Robot Coalition Formation. Lovekesh Vig, Julie A. Adams. Sensor Network-Mediated Multi-Robot Task Allocation. Maxim A. Batalin and Gaurav S. Sukhatme.
Part II Coordination in Dynamic Environments. Multi-Objective Cooperative Control of Dynamical Systems. Zhihua Qu, fing Wang, Richard A. Hull. Levels of Multi-Robot Coordination for Dynamic Environments. Cohn P. McMillen, Paul E. Rybski, Manuela M. Veloso. Parallel Stochastic Hill-Climbing with Small Teams. Brian P. Gerkey, Sebastian Thrun, Geoff Gordon. Toward Versatility of Multi-Robot Systems. Cohn Cherry and Hong Zhang.
Part III Information/ Sensor Sharing and Fusion. Decentralized Communication Strategies. Maayan Roth, Reid Simmons, and Manuela Veloso. Improving Multirobot Multitarget Tracking. Matthew Powers, Ramp rasad Ravichandran, Frank Dehlaert, Tucker Baich. Enabling Autonomous Sensor-Sharing. Lynne E. Parker, Maureen Chandra, Fang Tang.
Part IV Distributed Mapping and Coverage. Merging Partial Maps without Using Odometry. Francesco Amigoni, Simone Gasparini, Maria Gini. Distributed Coverage of Unknown/Unstructured Environments by Mobile Sensor Networks. Ioannis Rekleitis, Ai Peng New, Howie Choset.
Part V Motion Planning and Control. Motion Planning with Safe Dynamics. James Bruce and Manuela Veloso. A Multi-Robot Testbed for Biologically-Inspired Cooperative Control. Rafael Fierro and Justin Clark, Dean Hougen and Sesh Commuri.
Part VI Human-Robot Interaction. Task Switching and Multi-Robot Teams. Michael A. Goodrich, Morgan Quigley, Keryl Cosenzo. User Modeling for Principled Sliding Autonomy in Human-Robot Teams. Brennan Seilner, Reid Simmons, Sanjiv Singh.
Part VII Applications. Multi-Robot Chemical Plume Tracing. Diana Spears, Dimitri Zarzhitsky, David Thayer. Deploying Air-Ground Multi-Robot Teamsin Urban Environments. L. Chaimowicz, A. Cowley, D. Gomez-Ibanez, B. Grochoisky, M.A. Hsieh, H. Hsu, J.F. Keller, V Kumar, R. Swaminathan, C.J. Taylor. Precision Manipulation with Cooperative Robots. Ashley Stroupe, Terry Huntsberger, Avi Okon, Hrand Aghazarian.
Part VIII Poster Short Papers. A Robust Monte-Carlo Algorithm for Multi-Robot Localization. Vazha Amiranashvili, Gerhard Lakemeyer. A Dialogue-Based Approach to Multi-Robot Team Control. Nathanael Chambers, James Allen, Lucian Galescu, Hyuckchul Jung. Hybrid FSO/RF Networks for Mobile Robot Teams. Jason Derenick, Christopher Thorne, and John Spletzer. Swarming UAVS Behavior Hierarchy. Kuo-Chi Lin. The GNATs. Keith J. O`Hara, Daniel B. Walker, and Tucker R. Balch. Role Based Operations. Brian Satterfield, Heeten Choxi, and Drew Housten. Ergodic Dynamics by Design. Dylan A. Shell, Chris V. Jones, Maja J. Matarie.
Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause for the loss of central vision beyond the age of 50 in industrial nations. Triplication of the number of affected patients is expected over the next 25 years. Especially over the last years the standard of knowledge regarding etiology, risk factors, diagnostics and therapy of this retina illness has substantially grown - this will be covered in this up-to-date multi-authored work. Apart from epidemiologically and genetically identified risk factors both the various pathophysiological aspects including the role of the complement system and clinical manifestations including OCT and angiographic characteristics are clearly represented. Furthermore, the different therapeutic approaches are presented and discussed, including proven procedures such as intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy and seeing-aid systems, in addition to the latest and upcoming methods in the area of pharmacology. The volume is well-illustrated and tables and summaries complete the presentation.