Mohamed Salah Khlif

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Monitoring fetal wellbeing is a compelling problem in modern obstetrics. Clinicians have become increasingly aware of the link between fetal activity (movement), well-being, and later developmental outcome. We have recently developed an ambulatory accelerometer-based fetal activity monitor (AFAM) to record 24-hour fetal movement. Using this system, we aim(More)
Monitoring fetal wellbeing is a significant problem in modern obstetrics. Clinicians have become increasingly aware of the link between fetal activity and its well-being. Using data acquired by accelerometry sensors, we use TFDs such as the spectrogram and modified B distribution (MBD) to characterize fetal movements in the time-frequency (TF) domain. This(More)
Multivariate Granger causality in the time-frequency domain as a representation of time-varying cortical connectivity in the brain has been investigated for the adult case. This is, however, not the case in newborns as the nature of the transient changes in the newborn EEG is different from that of adults. This paper aims to evaluate the performance of the(More)
It is often impossible to accurately differentiate between seizure and non-seizure related activities in infants based on clinical manifestations alone. The electroencephalogram (EEG) is therefore the best tool available for the recognition, management, and prognosis of neonatal seizures. The EEG signal is known to change structural characteristics between(More)
In recent years, much effort has been made toward developing computerized methods to detect seizures. In adults, the clinical signs of seizures are well defined and easily recognizable. But in newborns, these signs are either subtle or completely absent. For this reason, the electroencephalogram (EEG) has been the most dependable tool used for detecting(More)
It is unusual for a newborn to have the classic "tonic-clonic" seizure experienced by adults and older children. Signs of seizure in newborns are either subtle or may become clinically silent. Therefore, the electroencephalogram (EEG) is becoming the most reliable tool for detecting neonatal seizure. Being non-stationary and multicomponent, EEG signals are(More)
In recent years, much effort has been made toward developing computerized methods to detect seizures. In adults, the clinical signs of seizures are well defined and easily recognizable. This is, however, not the case for newborns where the clinical signs are either subtle or completely absent. For this reason, the electroencephalogram (EEG) has been the(More)
Neonatal EEG seizures often manifest as nonstationary and multicomponent signals, necessitating analysis in the time-frequency (TF) domain. This paper presents a novel neonatal seizure detector based on effective implementation of the TF matched filter. In the detection process, the TF signatures of EEG seizure are extracted to construct the TF templates(More)
Fetal movement can help clinicians understand fetal functional development. Active methods for fetal monitoring such as ultrasound are expensive and there are objections to their long term usage. This paper presents a passive approach for fetal monitoring which uses solid state accelerometers placed on the mother's abdomen for the collection of fetal(More)