Journal article

Automatic detection of generalized paroxysmal fast activity in interictal EEG using time-frequency analysis.

Amir Omidvarnia, Aaron EL Warren, Linda J Dalic, Mangor Pedersen, Graeme Jackson

Computers in Biology and Medicine | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Markup of generalized interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) on EEG is an important step in the diagnosis and characterization of epilepsy. However, manual EEG markup is a time-consuming, subjective, and the specialized task where the human reviewer needs to visually inspect a large amount of data to facilitate accurate clinical decisions. In this study, we aimed to develop a framework for automated detection of generalized paroxysmal fast activity (GPFA), a generalized IED seen in scalp EEG recordings of patients with the severe epilepsy of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). METHODS: We studied 13 children with LGS who had GPFA events in their interictal EEG recordings. Time-frequ..

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