Heinz Lauffer

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Benign epilepsy of childhood with rolandic spikes (BECRS) is an electroclinical syndrome characterized by partial sensorimotor seizures with centrotemporal spikes. We report a detailed localization analysis of spontaneous magnetic brain activities in seven BECRS patients using magnetoencephalography (MEG). All patients had BECRS diagnosis with typical(More)
OBJECTIVE Classic infantile spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is believed to be a purely motor disorder, affecting neurons of the spinal anterior horn and nuclei of the lower cranial nerves. Other organ malformations or peripheral nerve involvement have been regarded as exclusion criteria for infantile SMA. Whether SMN protein deficiency can also lead to loss(More)
In order to extract and to visualize qualitative information from a high-dimensional time series, we apply ideas from symbolic dynamics. Counting certain ordinal patterns in the given series, we obtain a series of matrices whose entries are symbol frequencies. This matrix series is explored by simple methods from nominal statistics and information theory.(More)
OBJECTIVE Food cues yield different patterns of brain activation in obese compared with normal-weight adults in prefrontal and limbic/paralimbic areas. For children, no mapping studies comparing representation sites for food and other stimuli between obese and normal-weight subjects are available. DESIGN We used a cross-sectional design of two age-matched(More)
BAEPs were recorded from 92 healthy children with a gestational age of 35 weeks up to 16 years. The maturation kinetic of I-III and I-V interpeak latency can well be approximated by the exponential regressions I-V : y = 0.9588 x e -0.9215 x x + 3.9728; r = 0.87; I-III : y = 0.6182 x e -1.1737 x x + 2.1759; r = 0.81; Adult values are reached by about two(More)
To investigate the age-dependency of central conduction time somatosensible evoked potentials to median nerve stimulation were recorded in 80 infants and children from the age of one week to 20 years. It is shown that the central conduction time starts at about 14 ms in the neonatal period and then gradually declines until the 7th or 8th year of life to the(More)
The prevalence of obesity in children and young adults in Germany has dramatically increased during the last decades. We investigated the impact of an one year outpatient intervention including physical training, psychotherapy and nutrition counselling on psychological status and course of weight of 19 adolescents who were diagnosed with obesity(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to examine effects of an outpatient intervention program for obese children. METHOD 45 obese children were treated with a cognitive-behavioural intervention program (IG) and were compared with 21 children of a waiting list (WG). Weight, self esteem, emotional and behaviour problems were measured at the beginning (T0) and(More)
Early and late acoustic evoked responses were simultaneously recorded from 42 children aged 3-17 years by means of a computer-based device using self-developed software. Filling the interstimulus intervals of late acoustic evoked potentials with clicks leads to an increase of latencies and a decrease of amplitudes of N1 and P2 components. Age-dependent(More)