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Kidney biopsy

A kidney biopsy is a procedure to remove a very small piece of kidney tissue to examine under a microscope. This page explains about a kidney biopsy and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.

Eagle Ward

Eagle Ward is for children and young people with kidney problems such as kidney failure, patients on dialysis or those having a kidney transplant.

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).

Sturge-Weber syndrome

A syndrome is a collection of signs that are often seen together. Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a condition affecting the skin, brain and eyes. It is named after the doctors who described it in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

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