Spike-and-wave epileptiform discharge pattern detection based on Kendall's Tau-b coefficient

Authors

  • Antonio QUINTERO-RINCÓN Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0186-4049
  • Catalina CARENZO Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires
  • Joaquín EMS Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires
  • Lourdes HIRSCHSON Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires
  • Valeria MURO Centro Integral de Epilepsia, Fundación para la Lucha contra las Enfermedades Neurológicas de la Infancia (FLENI)
  • Carlos D´GIANO Centro Integral de Epilepsia, Fundación para la Lucha contra las Enfermedades Neurológicas de la Infancia (FLENI)

Keywords:

Spike-and-wave discharge, Kendall’s Tau-b coefficient, Electroencephalography (EEG), Epilepsy, high Specificity, rule in (SpPIn)

Abstract

Epilepsy is an important public health issue. An appropriate epileptiform discharge pattern detection of this neurological disease is a typical problem in biomedical engineering. In this paper, a new method is proposed for spike-and-wave discharge pattern detection based on Kendall's Tau-b coefficient. The proposed approach is demonstrated on a real dataset containing spike-and-wave discharge signals, where our performance is evaluated in terms of high Specificity, rule in (SpPIn) with 94% for patient-specific spike-and-wave discharge detection and 83% for a general spike-and-wave discharge detection.

Author Biography

Antonio QUINTERO-RINCÓN, Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires

Bioengineering

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Published

31.03.2019

How to Cite

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QUINTERO-RINCÓN A, CARENZO C, EMS J, HIRSCHSON L, MURO V, D´GIANO C. Spike-and-wave epileptiform discharge pattern detection based on Kendall’s Tau-b coefficient. Appl Med Inform [Internet]. 2019 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 May 28];41(1):1-8. Available from: https://ami.info.umfcluj.ro/index.php/AMI/article/view/653

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Research letters/Short reports