Skip to main content
placeholder image

Automatic measurement of interburst interval in premature neonates using range EEG.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Objective

    To explore the direct measure of EEG amplitude (range EEG, rEEG) for detection of interburst intervals (IBIs) and bursts in neonates.

    Methods

    Previously described 177 two-channel EEG recordings 3-6h long from 26 preterm infants (median gestational age of 26 weeks) at 23-38 weeks post-menstrual age (PMA) without major abnormalities were used to test four definitions of IBI detection algorithms with various settings of the parameters.

    Results

    As the basis for all four algorithms we developed the aggregation of rEEG signal over the channels by taking its maximum, and method of EEG trace selection at different phases of sleep-wake cycle (with different degree of discontinuity). The two less restrictive algorithms - with one and two amplitude thresholds - turned to be the most promising definitions. There were enough IBI detections for analysis, with no substantial difference in mean and maximum values of intervals. The longest IBI were measured at the location of greater discontinuity. Values of bursts and IBI indices as well as association with PMA were close to the published normative values derived manually.

    Conclusions

    rEEG as a direct measure of EEG amplitude can be used for detection of bursts and IBI.

    Significance

    The automatic measurement of IBI based on rEEG provides a basis for improvements in neonatal brain monitoring.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Navakatikyan, M. A., O'Reilly, D., & Van Marter, L. J. (2016). Automatic measurement of interburst interval in premature neonates using range EEG.. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(2), 1233-1246. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2015.11.008

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1233

End Page


  • 1246

Volume


  • 127

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Objective

    To explore the direct measure of EEG amplitude (range EEG, rEEG) for detection of interburst intervals (IBIs) and bursts in neonates.

    Methods

    Previously described 177 two-channel EEG recordings 3-6h long from 26 preterm infants (median gestational age of 26 weeks) at 23-38 weeks post-menstrual age (PMA) without major abnormalities were used to test four definitions of IBI detection algorithms with various settings of the parameters.

    Results

    As the basis for all four algorithms we developed the aggregation of rEEG signal over the channels by taking its maximum, and method of EEG trace selection at different phases of sleep-wake cycle (with different degree of discontinuity). The two less restrictive algorithms - with one and two amplitude thresholds - turned to be the most promising definitions. There were enough IBI detections for analysis, with no substantial difference in mean and maximum values of intervals. The longest IBI were measured at the location of greater discontinuity. Values of bursts and IBI indices as well as association with PMA were close to the published normative values derived manually.

    Conclusions

    rEEG as a direct measure of EEG amplitude can be used for detection of bursts and IBI.

    Significance

    The automatic measurement of IBI based on rEEG provides a basis for improvements in neonatal brain monitoring.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Navakatikyan, M. A., O'Reilly, D., & Van Marter, L. J. (2016). Automatic measurement of interburst interval in premature neonates using range EEG.. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(2), 1233-1246. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2015.11.008

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1233

End Page


  • 1246

Volume


  • 127

Issue


  • 2