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These specialists are necessary to work with the schools to create an appropriate educational program for the child cheap 80 mg calan free shipping. The defining feature of LKS or CSWS is paroxysmal spike-wave activity order 80mg calan with amex, which is often continuous and generalized, or at least bilateral on EEG. A fair degree of variability exists, however, and the EEG discharges may be discontinuous, unilateral or focal, and sometimes associated with sharp-wave, polyspikes or polyspike-and-slow-wave activity. Typically, this activity is more prominent during non-REM (rapid- eye-movement) sleep and markedly attenuated during REM sleep and when the Landau–Kleffner Syndrome and Epilepsy with CSWS 87 individual is awake. Careful analysis of the electrographic spike-wave activity often reveals that LKS is associated with a temporal spike focus and CSWS a frontal focus. Greater dysfunc- tion seems to be associated with bilateral spread of the epileptiform discharges. Addi- tionally, the extent of epileptiform activity has been defined by the spike-wave index, which is the percentage of the time of slow-wave sleep time occupied by continuous spike-wave activity. In most cases of CSWS, the spike-wave index is greater than 85%, but some individuals may otherwise meet criteria for the disorder with a slightly lower spike-wave index. TREATMENT The major goal of therapy is to reverse the deterioration of cognitive and language function and to suppress ESES. The seizures associated with LKS usually are not severe and generally respond well to a variety of antiepileptic medications. The sei- zures that accompany CSWS may be more difficult to control, but seizures are not the major problem for either of these disorders. In contrast, cognitive and language dysfunction, as well as the associated ESES, do not respond well to standard antie- pileptic medications, but no controlled treatment studies of LKS or CSWS are available. Furthermore, the variable natural history of the disorders complicates assessment of the small case series and case treatment reports.

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