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Automated analog-to-digital conversion of graphical cardiotocographic records.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10140879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The system described, VISC, has as its aim the acquisition and subsequent digitization of monodimensional cardiotocographic signals. These signals can originate in any type of hospital cardiotocographic register, as well as in a book of uterine activity (UA) or fetal heart rate (FHR) signals. VISC consists of a set of algorithms to identify the fetal heart rate signal, although it can be used with minor corrections to work on any continuous curve. Some of the problems that may arise, such as signal loss and presence of noise, are discussed to illustrate the proposed method. The program is integrated into a wider environment, whose main nucleus is the NST-EXPERT expert system, for the diagnosis of fetal well-being, the recommendation of therapeutical plans and the prognosis of immediate neonatal states.
A Alonso-Betanzos; M Cabrero-Canosa; V Moret-Bonillo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical engineering     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0363-8855     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Eng     Publication Date:    1995 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-04     Completed Date:  1995-05-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703941     Medline TA:  J Clin Eng     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-65     Citation Subset:  H    
Faculty of Informatics, University of La Coruña, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiotocography / methods*
Computers, Analog
Expert Systems*
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Fetal Monitoring / methods
Heart Rate, Fetal / physiology
Software Design

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