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Septo-optic dysplasia

Septo-optic dysplasia is the name given to the condition where a child is diagnosed with two or more of the following problems: optic nerve hypoplasia, midline brain abnormalities and pituitary gland abnormalities. It is a rare condition affecting around 1 in every 10,000 births, with boys and girls affected equally.

Khalid Hussain

Dr Khalid Hussain ia an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Reader in Paediatric Endocrinology at University College London (UCL) Institute of Child Health.

Cortisol deficiency

Find out more about cortisol deficiency and how it is treated. This page also contains information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) about how to deal with illnesses, accidents and other stressful events in children on cortisol replacement.

Refeeding guidelines for children and young people with feeding and eating disorders admitted to the Mildred Creak Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Clinical guideline from Great Ormond Street Hospital for the recognition, prevention and treatment of the refeeding syndrome in children and young people admitted in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health who have experienced recent starvation. 

Ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet (KD) is a therapeutic diet, which has been shown to improve seizure control in patients with drug resistant epilepsy, and is used in some patients with metabolic conditions for example, glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1) and pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDH).

Lanreotide injections

Lanreotide is used to treat persistently low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) caused by the body producing too much insulin (hyperinsulinism). This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes lanreotide injections, how they are given and some of its side effects.

Tain-Yen Hsia

Dr T-Y Hsia is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for five years and is currently surgical lead for the heart transplantation and mechanical assist program. He also leads the Grown Up Congenital Heart Surgery service at Barts Hospital.

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