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Treatment of children with coma


The programme covers comprehensive treatment of patients who stay in coma. According to the recommendations of the therapeutic team, the services include:

  • medical and nursing care;
  • tests ordered by a physician;
  • pain treatment;
  • spasticity treatment with the use of botulinum toxin;
  • psychological care of the patient and their family;
  • rehabilitation;
  • enteral and parenteral nutrition;
  • supply of medical goods and auxiliary measures necessary for the provision of the guaranteed service.

The programme concerns patients who meet the following criteria:

  • patients who received 6 to 8 points in the Glasgow Coma Scale (GSC);
  • patients remaining in coma in the period no longer than 12 months from the moment of injury or 6 months from the moment of nontraumatic coma onset;
  • stability of the basic life parameters;
  • respiratory stability without mechanical support;
  • patient’s age from 2 to 18 years old (patients who were less than 18 years old when the treatment commenced).

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is an office of government administration serving the Minister of Health.

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