This booklet has been produced jointly between PID UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Great North Children’s Hospital. The information has been reviewed by the PID UK Medical Advisory Panel and Patient Representative Panel and by families affected by PID. It is designed to help answer the questions families may have about the immune condition called severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) but should not replace advice from a clinical immunologist.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for the insertion and management of Continuous Local Anaesthetic Infusion via Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Asthma is a condition that affects the small airways of the lungs (bronchi), making them red, swollen and sensitive. These sensitive or hyper-responsive airways can react badly to certain ‘triggers’ such as catching a cold, exercise, cigarette smoke, house dust mites, pets and pollen.
Bleomycin sclerotherapy is a procedure used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to treat some particular types of vascular malformations. Several medicines are used for sclerotherapy. Bleomycin is just one of those options.
A difference in the length of the arms or legs can occur for a number of reasons. Usually the shorter limb is abnormal, but this is not always the case, as sometimes the longer limb is the abnormal one.
A trial that uses stem cell injections to treat osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly known as brittle bone disease, prior to and just after birth has been launched by teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) in collaboration with colleagues...
Jane Sowden, GOSHCC Professor of Developmental Biology & Genetics, UCL Institute of Child Health, is a co-author of this exciting paper published in Nature today. Visit the GOSHCC blog to find out more.
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.
Anaemia is a very common condition where the number of red blood cells or the amount of haemoglobin in red blood cells is less than normal. Iron deficiency anaemia is a specific type of anaemia caused by a lack of the mineral iron in the body. Iron is important in the formation of haemoglobin so a reduced iron level causes a reduced haemoglobin level in the blood.
An MIBG scan is used to look for uncontrolled or abnormal cell growth in the body. It works by injecting a substance called an isotope into your child’s veins. The MIBG scan is named after the chemical ‘iodine-131-metaiodobenzylguanidine’ or MIBG for short, to which the isotope is attached.
Press release courtesy of the Wellcome Trust: A gene previously linked to too much growth in patients has now also been linked to growth restriction. Different forms of the gene can lead to very different conditions, according to research published today in the journal Nature Genetics.
Oesophageal atresia (OA) is a rare condition where a short section at the top of the oesophagus (gullet or foodpipe) has not formed properly so is not connected to the stomach. This means food cannot pass from the throat to the stomach. Tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) is another rare condition, which tends to occur alongside oesophageal atresia. This is where part of the oesophagus is joined to the trachea (windpipe).