Vu H.,University of Stavanger |
Eftestol T.,University of Stavanger |
Engan K.,University of Stavanger |
Eilevstjonn J.,Laerdal Medical AS |
And 3 more authors.
Communications in Computer and Information Science | Year: 2015
Birth asphyxia is one of the leading causes of newborn deaths in low resource settings. In non-breathing newborns, ventilation should commence within the first minute after birth. Ventilation signals were studied and parameterized to reflect the characteristics of the provided ventilation. The effectiveness of ventilation was characterized by changes in Apgar score and heart rate. A framework for exploring the association between ventilation parameters and the effectiveness of ventilation is proposed. A statistical hypothesis test method was used to calculate p-values for different patient groups for some ventilation parameters. The results show some low p-values indicating the possible correlation between the corresponding ventilation parameters and the outcome of the treatment. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.