Phase Entropy Analysis of Electrohysterographic Data at the Third Trimester of Human Pregnancy and Active Parturition

José Javier Reyes-Lagos, Adriana Cristina Pliego-Carrillo, Claudia Ivette Ledesma-Ramírez, Miguel Ángel Peña-Castillo, María Teresa García-González, Gustavo Pacheco-López, Juan Carlos Echeverría
2020 Entropy  
Phase Entropy (PhEn) was recently introduced for evaluating the nonlinear features of physiological time series. PhEn has been demonstrated to be a robust approach in comparison to other entropy-based methods to achieve this goal. In this context, the present study aimed to analyze the nonlinear features of raw electrohysterogram (EHG) time series collected from women at the third trimester of pregnancy (TT) and later during term active parturition (P) by PhEn. We collected 10-min longitudinal
more » ... ransabdominal recordings of 24 low-risk pregnant women at TT (from 35 to 38 weeks of pregnancy) and P (>39 weeks of pregnancy). We computed the second-order difference plots (SODPs) for the TT and P stages, and we evaluated the PhEn by modifying the k value, a coarse-graining parameter. Our results pointed out that PhEn in TT is characterized by a higher likelihood of manifesting nonlinear dynamics compared to the P condition. However, both conditions maintain percentages of nonlinear series higher than 66%. We conclude that the nonlinear features appear to be retained for both stages of pregnancy despite the uterine and cervical reorganization process that occurs in the transition from the third trimester to parturition.
doi:10.3390/e22080798 pmid:33286569 fatcat:z6iqpzqlenh4nhc5vksfpuncyu