, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 295-302
Date: 08 Jun 2007

Analysis of the Electrogastrogram Using Discrete Wavelet Transform and Statistical Methods to Detect Gastric Dysrhythmia

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Abstract

Electrogastrography (EGG) is a method of recording stomach electrical activity from cutaneous electrodes placed on the abdominal surface. Compared with other electrophysiological measurements, such as electrocardiography, the progress of the applicability of the EGG has been very slow. Unlike imaging or manometrical studies, stomach motility disorders are not diagnosed based only on abnormal EGG parameters. Limitations of EGG recording, processing, computation, acceptable normal parameters, technique and reading should be known to conduct subjective assessments when EGG is used to resolve stomach dysfunction. Therefore appropriate application of non-invasive EGG should go on providing more information and insight in understanding these limitations. And so the aim of this study were to contribute the evolution of the EGG to enter the clinical world as a routine check-up method and to develop new time-frequency analysis method for the detection of gastric dysrhythmia from the EGG.