A new survey from the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has found that three in four parents (73%) with children under 5 mistakenly believe that child safety tops make medicines and toxic cleaning products child-proof.
A team of scientists led by Professor Francesco Muntoni of the UCL Institute of Child Health has won an EU grant to develop and test a novel drug treatment for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
This information explains about the first phase of the assessment process to diagnose gut motility problems, and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for assessment.
This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about generalised severe junctional epidermolysis bullosa (previously called Herlitz junctional EB) and how it can be managed. It also contains suggestions for making everyday life more comfortable and contact details for further information and support.
Suction is used to clear retained or excessive lower respiratory tract secretions in patients who are unable to do so effectively for themselves. This could be due to the presence of an artificial airway, such as an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube, or in patients who have a poor cough due to a variety of reasons such as excessive sedation or neurological involvement.
NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is calling on parents, grandparents, friends and family to ensure medicines and cleaning products are out of sight and reach of young children and to alert families to the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning this Christmas time.
The Muscle Biopsy service is part of the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre (DNC). One of our major roles is to provide a specialist diagnostic and assessment service for congenital muscular dystrophies and congenital myopathies.
As the largest paediatric centre in the UK for brain surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) provides the last chance for many children with complex neurological conditions.The third episode of the BBC documentary series Great Ormond Street looks at the difficult decision-making and intricate surgical procedures facing patients with a variety of these complex conditions.
Today Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity launches a new campaign which vividly chronicles the events during a day in the life of the hospital. One Day at GOSH is a compelling visual and intimate account of 24 hours at the hospital.
The charity’s film crew spent 24 hours in the company of patients, families, staff and volunteers of GOSH.
Children at risk for eating disorders on average have a higher IQ and better working memory but are less able to control automatic thoughts, according to researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH).
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the neurological condition Vein of Galen Malformation (VGM). It aims to help understanding the condition, how it can be treated and what to expect when your child is admitted to GOSH.
The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are crucial components of the hospital, and ensuring that parents’ and loved ones can easily access both of these wards is one of the Quality Improvement team’s biggest priorities.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains why bowel incontinence (encopresis or soiling) can occur in toilet-trained children and young people. It also gives suggestions for treatment and strategies to try at home to improve the situation.