Pediatric Patients: prevalent pathologies and diseases

Pediatric patients have congenital, perinatal and acquired diseases, whose injuries and sequelae require certain specialized rehabilitation programs and interdisciplinary treatment.

Among the main pathologies, conditions and/or causes that produce them and require specialized rehabilitation, the following are observed:

  • CET (Cranioencephalic Trauma) and multiple trauma (mostly caused by traffic accidents).
  • CVA (brain arteriovenous malformations).
  • Near- choking episodes (neurological sequelae of prolonged cardio respiratory arrest).
  • Electrocution.
  • Brain tumors.
  • Perinatal hypoxia (caused by fetal distress during delivery).
  • Guillain Barre syndrome.
  • Congenital hydrocephalus.
  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Epilepsies (neurological disorders that trigger contractions, which produce an aggravation of the sequelae).

A specialized clinical team is also available to treat patients with respiratory conditions and pulmonary diseases (secondary to neurological lesions).


Professional Approach

At Alcla, an interdisciplinary medical team performs an evaluation and diagnosis and then determines the most appropriate clinical treatment and rehabilitation program, depending on the patient’s condition.

In the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a physiatric assessment is performed, to identify the patient’s functional possibilities and limitations in order to set the objectives and rehabilitation plan, while systematically observing and measuring the patient’s evolution throughout the treatment.

The main objective of the medical clinic department is to maintain patients’ clinical stability during hospitalization to efficiently complete their rehabilitation program. In the event of complications, the medical team evaluates and treats the case with the purpose of reestablishing the clinical conditions in the shortest possible time, thus enabling patients to resume their rehabilitation treatment.

When patients are ventilated, the possibility of disconnecting them from the ventilator (partially or totally) is analyzed so that they can complete their rehabilitation program.