Elizabeth Steel

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To maintain the hemodynamic stability of patient undergoing hemodialysis, this article proposes a novel model-based control methodology to regulate the changes in relative blood volume (RBV) and percentage change in heart rate (DeltaHR(%)) during hemodialysis by adjusting the ultrafiltration rate (UFR). The control algorithm uses model predictive control(More)
OBJECTIVE Slow fluctuations in cardiovascular signals such as heart rate variability (HRV) are believed to carry important clinical information. This study investigated whether frequency spectrum analysis of the finger photoplethysmographic waveform variability (PPGV) could characterize a hypovolaemic response by using a blood donation as a model of(More)
Low frequency variability in the fingertip photoplethysmogram (PPG) waveform has been utilized for inferring sympathetic vascular control, but its relationship with a quantitative measure of vascular tone has not been established. In this study, we examined the association between fingertip PPG waveform variability (PPGV) and systemic vascular resistance(More)
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