Hypotensive episode prediction in icus via observation window splitting

Elad Tsur, Mark Last, Victor F. Garcia, Raphael Udassin, Moti Klein, Evgeni Brotfain

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Hypotension, defined as dangerously low blood pressure, is a significant risk factor in intensive care units (ICUs), which requires a prompt therapeutic intervention. The goal of our research is to predict an impending Hypotensive Episode (HE) by time series analysis of continuously monitored physiological vital signs. Our prognostic model is based on the last Observation Window (OW) at the prediction time. Existing clinical episode prediction studies used a single OW of 5–120 min to extract predictive features, with no significant improvement reported when longer OWs were used. In this work we have developed the In-Window Segmentation (InWiSe) method for time series prediction, which splits a single OW into several sub-windows of equal size. The resulting feature set combines the features extracted from each observation sub-window and then this combined set is used by the Extreme Gradient Boosting (XGBoost) binary classifier to produce an episode prediction model. We evaluate the proposed approach on three retrospective ICU datasets (extracted from MIMIC II, Soroka and Hadassah databases) using cross-validation on each dataset separately, as well as by cross-dataset validation. The results show that InWiSe is superior to existing methods in terms of the area under the ROC curve (AUC).

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMachine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases - European Conference, ECML PKDD 2018, Proceedings
EditorsUlf Brefeld, Alice Marascu, Fabio Pinelli, Edward Curry, Brian MacNamee, Neil Hurley, Elizabeth Daly, Michele Berlingerio
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030109967
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventEuropean Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, ECML-PKDD 2018 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11053 LNAI


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, ECML-PKDD 2018


  • Clinical episode prediction
  • Feature extraction
  • Intensive care
  • Patient monitoring
  • Time series analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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