Georgina Chi-Lem

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As respiratory sounds contain mechanical and clinical pulmonary information, technical efforts have been devoted during the past decades to analysing, processing and visualising them. The aim of this work was to evaluate deterministic interpolating functions to generate surface respiratory acoustic thoracic images (RATHIs), based on multiple acoustic(More)
In this study, a novel approach is proposed, the imaging of crackle sounds distribution on the thorax based on processing techniques that could contend with the detection and count of crackles; hence, the normalized fractal dimension (NFD), the univariate AR modeling combined with a supervised neural network (UAR-SNN), and the time-variant autoregressive(More)
This work deals with the assessment of different parameterization techniques for lung sounds (LS) acquired on the whole posterior thoracic surface for normal versus abnormal LS classification. Besides the conventional technique of power spectral density (PSD), the eigenvalues of the covariance matrix and both the univariate autoregressive (UAR) and the(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the frequency of severe adverse events (AEs) during hospital stay as well as their type and correlates in a referral hospital for respiratory diseases, using methods similar to those used in the Harvard Medical Malpractice Study. DESIGN Retrospective review of medical records in a stratified sample of 836 patients drawn from a total(More)
This work proposes multichannel acquisition of lung sounds by a microphone array, feature extraction by a multivariate AR (MAR) model, dimensionality reduction of the feature vectors (FV) by SVD and PCA and, their classification by a supervised neural network. A microphone array of 25 sensors was attached on the thoracic surface of the subjects, who were(More)
BACKGROUND To characterize the gasometric and oximetric response to simulated altitudes of 3,100 m and sea level of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) studied at 2,240 m above sea level. METHODS Consecutive stable patients with COPD and ILD were studied at the National Institute of Respiratory(More)
RATHI was introduced as an attempt to further improve the association between anatomical zones and specific breathing activity, both spatially and temporally. This work compares RATHI with clinical pulmonary auscultation (PA) to assess the concordance between both procedures to detect asymmetries in lung sound (LS) intensities. Twelve healthy young males(More)
Sound transmission has been of interest for many years in an attempt to study the structure of the lung and different researches have shown that artificial sounds produce a lateralization of sound information at the thoracic surface. Most of these studies have use non-simultaneous recording and input sounds introduced at the mouth or other thoracic points.(More)
Several techniques have been explored to detect automatically fine and coarse crackles; however, the solution for automatic detection of crackles remains insufficient. The purpose of this work was to explore the capacity of the time-variant autoregressive (TVAR) model to detect and to provide an estimate number of fine and coarse crackles in lung sounds.(More)