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Average ER Wait Times

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children — Aurora

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children — Centennial Medical Plaza

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children — North Suburban

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children — Rose

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children — Swedish

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children — Swedish Belmar ER

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children — Swedish Southwest ER

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Understanding West syndrome

West syndrome is the triad of Infantile Spasms, hypsarrhythmia (abnormal, chaotic electroencephalogram reading) and developmental regression (mental retardation or developmental delay).

Treatment for West syndrome

Treatment is focused on clearing up the hyparrhythmia and stopping the spasms.

Intramuscular adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) has shown to be most effective medication. However, oral steroids and conventional anticonvulsants also can be effective for some patients.