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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most prevalent sleep related breathing disorder, nevertheless subjects suffering from it often remain undiagnosed due to the cumbersome diagnosis procedure. Moreover, the prevalence of OSA is increasing and a better phenotyping of patients is needed in order to prioritize treatment. The goal of this thesis was to tackle those challenges in OSA diagnosis. Additionally, two main algorithmic contributions which are generally applicable were proposed within this thesis. The binary interval coded scoring algorithm was extended to multilevel problems and novel monotonicity constraints were introduced. Moreover, improvements to the random-forest based feature selection were proposed including the use of the Cohen’s kappa value, patient independent validation, and further feature pruning ... toggle 2 keywords

signal analysis obstructive sleep apnea


Deviaene, Margot
KU Leuven
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Feb. 13, 2023

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