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A Study of Artifacts and Their Removal During Forced Oscillation of the Respiratory System.
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PMID:  23297001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Respiratory impedance measured by the forced oscillation technique (FOT) can be contaminated by artifacts such as coughing, vocalization, swallowing or leaks at the mouthpiece. We present a novel technique to detect these artifacts using multilevel discrete wavelet transforms. FOT was performed with artifacts introduced during separate 60 s recordings at known times in 10 healthy subjects. Brief glottal closures were generated phonetically and confirmed by nasopharyngoscopic imaging of the glottis. Artifacts were detected using Daubechies wavelets by applying a threshold to squared detail coefficients from the wavelet transforms of both pressure and flow signals. Sensitivity and specificity were compared over a range of thresholds for different level squared detail coefficients. Coughs could be identified using 1st level detail (cd1) coefficients of pressure achieving 96% sensitivity and 100% specificity while swallowing could be identified using cd2 thresholds of pressure with 95% sensitivity and 97% specificity. Male vocalizations could be identified using cd1 coefficients with 88% sensitivity and 100% specificity. For leaks at the mouthpiece, cd3 thresholds of flow could identify these events with 98% sensitivity and 99% specificity. Thus, this method provided an accurate, easy, and automated technique for detecting and removing artifacts from measurements of respiratory impedance using FOT.
Swati A Bhatawadekar; Del Leary; Y Chen; J Ohishi; P Hernandez; T Brown; C McParland; Geoff N Maksym
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of biomedical engineering     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1521-6047     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Biomed Eng     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0361512     Medline TA:  Ann Biomed Eng     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University, 5981 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2, Canada,
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