This guideline describes the procedure which must be followed whenever a diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M.TB) infection is suspected or confirmed, to optimally protect staff, patients and other visitors from risk of infection and assist in the care of the child with M.TB (not including Occupational Health policy).
Azathioprine is known as an immunosuppressant medicine. It is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to treat certain types of chronic inflammatory conditions like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), vasculitis, eczema and Crohn’s disease.
This guideline is intended to supplement the resources found in the 'When a Child Dies' (WACD) purple box located in every ward, which gives detailed information on the care of a child after death and, additionally, the ongoing care and attention that the child's family will require (Rationale 1).
A type of brain surgery conducted in childhood for medication-resistant epilepsy not only reduces chronic seizures but can protect memory development, a study by a team from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and its research partner the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) has found.
This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for families with a child who is thought to be at particular risk from cryptosporidial infection. We hope that it will help you to understand something about the infection and advise on ways in which you can minimise the risk of acquiring the infection. The advice in this information is not applicable to children, young people and adults with a normal immune system.
UCL is pleased to announce that Professor Rosalind Smyth FMedSci, Professor of Paediatric Medicine, University of Liverpool, Executive Director Liverpool Health Partners and Director of NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network, has been appointed to the post of Director of the UCL Institute of Child Health in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences with effect from 1 October 2012.
Building a healthy family can be overwhelming, especially if you've picked up a few bad habits along the way. It’s easy for parents to get confused about messages that are thrown at us on maintaining a healthy lifestyle through the media.
This page fromGreat Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about helping your child with congenital heart disease to stay healthy and provides some information to help them flourish. Other sources where more detailed information can be found are also given.
Efforts to prevent deaths in children must focus on improving the quality of care for children with chronic conditions and their families, according to a major new study into child mortality launched by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
World leading children’s paediatric research and treatment centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is urgently calling on the Government to secure a European deal which ensures the UK retains its brightest minds and crucial research funding, to save young lives and ensure transformative treatments and cures continue to be developed.
It’s easy to spoil your kids. You pick up some sweets from the supermarket, get a takeaway on the weekend, bribe them with a doughnut ‑ but it all adds up. We speak to the experts about the health risks and look for better ways to dish out the treats without turning your child into an unhealthy adult.
Within 15 minutes of the birth of their baby daughter, Isobel, Abigail and Shaun knew that something was wrong. Here, Abigail shares her story of how Isobel was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and her hopes for the future.
Most young people with Multiple sclerosis (MS), who are eligible for treatment, will be offered first line treatments. In certain situations, or if the first line treatments have not worked adequately, then your child may be offered the possibility of trying a second line medication. These medications, like the first line treatments, work by interacting with the immune system and calming the inflammation that is attacking the central nervous system.