Jong Yong Abdiel Foo

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Currently, esophageal pressure monitoring is the "gold standard" measure for inspiratory efforts, but its invasive nature necessitates a better tolerated and noninvasive method to be used on children. Pulse transit time (PTT) has demonstrated its potential as a noninvasive surrogate marker for inspiratory efforts. The principle velocity(More)
Photoplethysmography (PPG) signals can be used in clinical assessment such as heart rate (HR) estimations and extraction of arterial flow waveforms. Motion artefact and/or poor peripheral perfusion can contaminate the PPG during monitoring. A computational system is presented here to minimise these two intrinsic weaknesses of the PPG signals. Specifically,(More)
Pulse transit time (PTT) is a non-invasive measure of arterial compliance. It can be used to assess instantaneous blood pressure (BP) changes in continual cardiovascular measurement such as during overnight respiratory sleep studies. In these studies, periodic changes in limb position can occur randomly. However, little is known about their possible effects(More)
Study of cardiac functions has shown to be important in understanding the prognosis and pathogenesis of vascular diseases. A physiologic parameter termed pulse transit time (PTT) has been studied intensively to be used as an indirect marker of such pathologic conditions. It is defined as the time it takes a pressure pulsation to travel between two arterial(More)
Two important parameters that are generally under continual observation during clinical monitoring are heart rate (HR) variability and breathing interval (BI) of patients. Current HR monitoring during night-long childhood respiratory sleep studies is well tolerated but BI monitoring requires instrumentation, like nasal cannula, that can be less(More)
Motion artefact is a common occurrence that contaminates photoplethysmographic (PPG) measurements. To extract timing information from signals during artefact is challenging. PPG signal is very sensitive to artefacts and can be used in applications like, pulse transit time (PTT) as part of the polysomnographic studies. A correlation cancellation or signal(More)
Auscultation is an important diagnostic indicator for cardiovascular analysis. Heart sound classification and analysis play an important role in the auscultative diagnosis. This study uses a combination of Mel-frequency cepstral coefficient (MFCC) and hidden Markov model (HMM) to efficiently extract the features for pre-processed heart sound cycles for the(More)
Among the many forms of research misconduct, publishing fraudulent data is considered to be serious where the confidence and validity of the research is detrimentally undermined. In this study, the trend of 303 retracted publications from 44 authors (with more than three retracted publications each) was analysed. The results showed that only 6.60% of the(More)
Pulse transit time (PTT) has emerged over the recent decades as a simple and non-invasive measure to quantify inspiratory effort changes in adults with sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Hence, this shows promise to be an effective screening tool for the paediatrics. However, little is known about its utility and suitability until recent studies has been(More)
Motion artifact is a common occurrence that contaminates physiologic measurements such as pulse transit time (PTT). Furthermore, some advanced signal processing algorithms used in artifact management can induce unwanted errors in the timing characteristics of the recovered signals. In order to extract useful timing information, an independent component(More)