Monitoring burst suppression in critically ill patients: Multi-centric evaluation of a novel method
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To develop a computational method to detect and quantify burst suppression patterns (BSP) in the EEGs of critical care patients. A multi-center validation study was performed to assess the detection performance of the method.
The fully automatic method scans the EEG for discontinuous patterns and shows detected BSP and quantitative information on a trending display in real-time. The method is designed to work without setting any patient specific parameters and to be insensitive to EEG artifacts and periodic patterns. For validation a total of 3982 h of EEG from 88 patients were analyzed from three centers. Each EEG was annotated by two reviewers to assess the detection performance and the inter-rater agreement.
Average inter-rater agreement between pairs of reviewers was ?=0.69. On average 22% of the review segments included BSP. An average sensitivity of 90% and a specificity of 84% were measured on the consensus annotations of two reviewers. More than 95% of the periodic patterns in the EEGs were correctly suppressed.
A fully automatic method to detect burst suppression patterns was assessed in a multi-center study. The method showed high sensitivity and specificity.
Clinically applicable burst suppression detection method validated in a large multi-center study.