The Department of Paediatric Metabolic Medicine is the principal provider of specialist child metabolic medicine services, both emergency and elective, for London (North of the Thames) and the surrounding counties.
Clinical outcomes are broadly agreed, measurable changes in health or quality of life that result from our care. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards against which to continuously improve all aspects of our practice.
The Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health has a Psychological Medicine Intervention Service, coordinated by the Psychological Medicine Team that offers brief, focused, evidence-based treatments to children with mental health difficulties.
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.
Rituximab (brand name MabThera®) is a relatively new medicine which works on the immune system. It removes some of the white blood cells in the body which are called B cells. Removing these stops the production of antibodies that may play a role in your child’s illness.
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).
Methotrexate is a medicine that has been used to treat chronic inflammatory conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis and severe psoriasis for many years.This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the use of methotrexate in such conditions.
The General Paediatric Team provides general paediatric medical input to patients across the hospital to support and improve holistic care for children and young people in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).