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Simple and autonomous sleep signal processing system for the detection of obstructive sleep apneas

Autores: Moscoso-Barrera, W. D. (Autor de correspondencia); Urrestarazu Bolumburu, Elena; Alegre Esteban, Manuel; Horrillo Maysonnial, Alejandro; Urrea, L. F.; Agudelo-Otalora, L. M.; Giraldo-Cadavid, L. F.; Fernández González, Secundino; Burguete Mas, Javier (Autor de correspondencia)
ISSN: 1661-7827
Volumen: 19
Número: 11
Páginas: 6934
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder characterized by repetitive upper airway obstruction, intermittent hypoxemia, and recurrent awakenings during sleep. The most used treatment for this syndrome is a device that generates a positive airway pressure-Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), but it works continuously, whether or not there is apnea. An alternative consists on systems that detect apnea episodes and produce a stimulus that eliminates them. Article focuses on the development of a simple and autonomous processing system for the detection of obstructive sleep apneas, using polysomnography (PSG) signals: electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), respiratory effort (RE), respiratory flow (RF), and oxygen saturation (SO2). The system is evaluated using, as a gold standard, 20 PSG tests labeled by sleep experts and it performs two analyses. A first analysis detects awake/sleep stages and is based on the accumulated amplitude in a channel-dependent frequency range, according to the criteria of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The second analysis detects hypopneas and apneas, based on analysis of the breathing cycle and oxygen saturation. The results show a good estimation of sleep events, where for 75% of the cases of patients analyzed it is possible to determine the awake/asleep states with an effectiveness of >92% and apneas and hypopneas with an effectiveness of >55%, through a simple processing system that could be implemented in an electronic device to be used in possible OSA treatments.