The prospect of widespread access to a life-changing drug for children with a rare muscular disorder is a step closer today after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval for a new medication.
Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Science Museum, University College Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute have joined up to launch an exciting new project to create the largest database of face shapes in the world. The information will be used by medical teams and researchers to treat patients who have to have facial surgery.
This guideline concentrates on topical administration for atopic dermatitis/eczema for children and young people. While this guideline refers to the 'child' throughout, all activities are applicable to young people.
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and blood tests to establish the cause of death in fetuses and newborn babies is virtually as accurate as a standard autopsy, according to a paper published in The Lancet.
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.
The skin is complex with an array of functions. It is the body’s largest organ, protecting the deeper tissues and organs from mechanical damage, chemical damage, bacterial damage, ultraviolet radiation and thermal damage. The skin aids in regulating body temperature, in excretion of urea and uric acid and also synthesis of vitamin D (Marieb 2012).
Coating the plastic tubing that is used to give life-saving drugs and fluids into a child’s vein with antibiotics could help to prevent bloodstream infections developing in children in intensive care, reports teams from the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance about surgical diathermy at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
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.
We know that having a child in hospital is difficult, so here at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we aim to relieve some pressure by providing accommodation. There are two types of accommodation offered by GOSH.
A gastrostomy is a feeding tube that is inserted directly into the stomach either surgically under direct vision (open or laproscopic), endoscopically (with a camera), or radiologically (x-ray guidance). A gastrostomy tube allows the delivery of supplemental nutrition and medications directly into the stomach. It also provides a mechanism to drain gastric contents if required. In order for gastrostomy feeding to be successful the child or young person must have a functioning gastrointestinal tract.
Great Ormond Street Hospital marked a crucial milestone in the construction of The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, as a Topping Out ceremony was held to mark the moment when the building reached its highest point.
Women at risk of carrying babies with spina bifida and other neural tube defects may benefit from taking inositol, also called vitamin B8, alongside folic acid during pregnancy, suggests research from a team at the UCL Institute of Child Health, the research partner of Great Ormond Street Hospital.