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2022 Jul

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc


Lumped Parametric Model for Skin Impedance Data in Patients with Postoperative Pain.


Ghita M, Ghita M, Copot D, Birs I, Muresan CI, Ionescu CM
Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2022 Jul; 2022:4708-4711.
PMID: 36086513.


The societal and economic burden of unassessed and unmodeled postoperative pain is high and predicted to rise over the next decade, leading to over-dosing as a result of subjective (NRS-based) over-estimation by the patient. This study identifies how post-surgical trauma alters the parameters of impedance models, to detect and examine acute pain variability. Model identification is performed on clinical data captured from post-anesthetized patients, using Anspec-PRO prototype apriori validated for clinical pain assessment. The multisine excitation of this in-house developed device enables utilizing the complex skin impedance frequency response in data-driven electrical models. The single-dispersion Cole model is proposed to fit the clinical curve in the given frequency range. Changes in identified parameters are analyzed for correlation with the patient's reported pain for the same time moment. The results suggest a significant correlation for the capacitor component. Clinical Relevance- Individual model parameters validated on patients in the post-anesthesia care unit extend the knowledge for objective pain detection to positively influence the outcome of clinical analgesia management.