A national shortage of black, Asian and mixed race donors is putting desperately ill children of mixed-race backgrounds at a significant disadvantage, experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital have warned.
Promising results from a trial of a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare and debilitating skin condition have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. The therapy, involving infusions of stem cells, was found to provide pain relief and to reduce the severity of this skin condition for which no cure currently exists.
A pacemaker keeps your heart beating correctly. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about endocardial pacemakers and why you might need one. It also explains how one is inserted, and the effect it will have on your life afterwards.
A pacemaker keeps your heart beating correctly. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about epicardial pacemakers and why you might need one. It also explains how one is inserted, and the effect it will have on your life afterwards.
The aim of this guideline is to support staff in ensuring the prompt assessment, recognition and treatment of jaundice, while minimizing the risks of unintended harm such as parental anxiety, decreased breastfeeding, and unnecessary costs or treatment.
This information explains about the first phase of the assessment process to diagnose gut motility problems, and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for assessment.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains tracheal stenosis, how it can be treated and what to expect when your child has treatment. This page mainly concentrates on the ‘long segment’ type of tracheal stenosis and its treatment.
Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare epilepsy. It occurs in children usually between the ages of three and nine years and is characterised by loss of language skills and silent electrical seizures during sleep. It may be associated with convulsive seizures and additional difficulties with behaviour, social interaction, motor skills and learning. It is not usually life-threatening, but can impact greatly on quality of life unless it responds well to treatment. It occurs in approximately one child in a million. The disease is more common in boys and does not usually run in families.