Mel and her son Charlie, age 7, were both diagnosed last year with CAPS (Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndrome), a rare inherited and auto inflammatory disease. Here, Mel talks about the diagnosis and Charlie’s journey to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
This clinical guideline from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) discusses nutritional requirements for preterm infants receiving enteral nutrition. It does not give guidance on the prescription of parenteral nutrition (PN).
Lasers are used in various ways at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) including the treatment of birthmarks and other skin lesions. Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers work by sending out a concentrated beam of light that can remove raised or scaly areas of skin.
Sophie, 24, first came to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when she was just eight weeks old. Now under the care of adult services, she looks back on her experiences at GOSH and making the move to a different hospital.
This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for parents of children and young people undergoing assessment for possible lung or heart-lung transplantation. A transplant is a serious operation and is not without risk. A transplant can be the only effective treatment option for certain serious lung diseases; however, it is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.
A splenectomy is an operation to remove the spleen. If you have a rare blood disease, such as hereditary spherocytosis, you may need to have your spleen removed. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) we do splenectomies using keyhole surgery, which is a minimally invasive form of surgery.
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.
Bronchoscopy and bronchogram (B&B) is a combination of two tests used to look closely at your child's airway and how it is working. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) test gives us images of the cartilage rings which make up the airway wall.
Tracy and her husband feared the worst when their baby son was diagnosed with severe haemophilia. But thanks to new and better treatments they've learned that Ben can look forward to a bright future. Here Tracy tells their story.
The brain works by a series of nerve impulses, which cause electrical signals within the brain. These signals (also called brainwaves) can be recorded through the scalp using an electroencephalogram (EEG). The electrical signals also produce weak magnetic fields, which can be measured through the skull and scalp using a magnetoencephalogram (MEG) scan.
The Berlin Heart device is used in children whose hearts are no longer strong enough to pump enough blood around their bodies. There are many different types of conditions which can cause this need for support such as a weak heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) or an infected heart muscle (myocarditis).
Two-year-old Sophia spent the first month of her life at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She was born with cystic fibrosis (CF) – a rare disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. Mum Lisa shares her story.