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Passive fetal monitoring by adaptive wavelet denoising method.
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PMID:  22169397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) monitoring is one of the most important fetal well being tests. Existing FHR monitoring methods are based on Doppler ultrasound technique, which has several disadvantages. Passive fetal monitoring by phonocardiography is an appropriate alternative; however, its implementation is a challenging task due to low energy of fetal heart sounds and multiple interference signals presence. In this paper, an advanced signal processing method for passive fetal monitoring based on adaptive wavelet denoising is presented. The method's performance is compared with Doppler ultrasound monitor. The results show 94-97.5% accuracy, including highly disturbed cases.
Authors:
Sergey Vaisman; Shimrit Yaniv Salem; Gershon Holcberg; Amir B Geva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Computers in biology and medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0534     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1250250     Medline TA:  Comput Biol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel.
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