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Automatic detection of burst synchrony in preterm infants.
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PMID:  23366982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Electroencephalographic characteristics are useful in assessment of the functional status of specific neuronal connections relative to postmenstrual age. Interhemispheric burst synchrony (IBS) is a measure of the functional connectivity between the hemispheres in the maturing preterm brain. An algorithm was developed to assess IBS and was used in a prospective, longitudinal EEG study on 18 very preterm infants (< 32 weeks gestational age) with normal follow-up at 2 years of age. The preterm infants underwent weekly 4-hour multi-channel EEG recordings, resulting in n = 77 EEGs. After automated detection of bursts, the algorithm defines the start and end of interhemispheric synchronous burst activity, based on selection criteria found in literature. The algorithm was designed to emulate visual inspection, providing objective results in an automated manner. This approach may be applied in clinical use and open novel avenues to automated analysis in EEG monitoring and, moreover, it may facilitate assessment of the functional status of interhemispheric connections. As such, assessment of low interhemispheric synchrony may be associated with brain injury.
Alex Zwanenburg; Eduard Meijer; Ward Jennekens; Carola van Pul; Boris Kramer; Peter Andriessen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-31     Completed Date:  2013-07-22     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4720-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biological Clocks / physiology*
Brain / physiology*
Cortical Synchronization / physiology*
Electroencephalography / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*

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