BECTSBenign Epilepsy of Childhood with Centrotemporal Spikes
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Deficit of endogenous spatial orienting of attention in children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS).
"Not all children with BECTS are treated, as most seizures are rare, occur nocturnally, and are self-limited, so it's unlikely that medications alone could explain the cognitive problems," she said.
The investigators reviewed consecutive routine EEGs from 1995 through 2004 for pediatric patients with benign focal epileptiform discharges and identified 117 whose seizures were consistent with BECTS. These features included typical brief hemifacial seizures associated with speech arrest, drooling, and preservation of consciousness or gurgling or grunting noises with loss of consciousness and terminating in vomiting; or with nocturnal secondarily generalized seizures.
It's the 25th Brecon Jazz Festival from Friday to Sunday (we can ignore Thursday because that's Jools Holland, and he's sold out) and, as beCts a silver anniversary year, HSBC Brecon (as it is now called) has assembled an all-star band of previous visitors to get things well and truly started on Friday evening.
Ramelli et al., "BECTS evolving to Landau-Kleffner syndrome and back by subsequent recovery: a longitudinal language reorganization case study using fMRI, source EEG, and neuropsychological testing," Epilepsy and Behavior, vol.