Predicting Plateau Pressure in Intensive Medicine for Ventilated Patients

  • Sérgio OliveiraEmail author
  • Filipe Portela
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
  • José Machado
  • António Abelha
  • Álvaro Silva
  • Fernando Rua
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 354)


Barotrauma is identified as one of the leading diseases in Ventilated Patients. This type of problem is most common in the Intensive Care Units. In order to prevent this problem the use of Data Mining (DM) can be useful for predicting their occurrence. The main goal is to predict the occurence of Barotrauma in order to support the health professionals taking necessary precautions. In a first step intensivists identified the Plateau Pressure values as a possible cause of Barotrauma. Through this study DM models (classification) where induced for predicting the Plateau Pressure class (>=30 cm H 2 O) in a real environment and using real data. The present study explored and assessed the possibility of predicting the Plateau pressure class with high accuracies. The dataset used only contained data provided by the ventilators. The best models are able to predict the Plateau Pressure with an accuracy ranging from 95.52% to 98.71%.


Barotrauma Plateau Pressure Intensive Medicine Data Mining INTCare Mechanical Ventilation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sérgio Oliveira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Filipe Portela
    • 1
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
    • 1
  • José Machado
    • 1
  • António Abelha
    • 1
  • Álvaro Silva
    • 2
  • Fernando Rua
    • 2
  1. 1.Algoritmi CentreUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Intensive Care UnitCentro Hospitalar do PortoPortoPortugal

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