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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). 

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. 

Surgery for epilepsy

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has had a programme for surgery for treating epilepsy in children since 1992. GOSH has the facilities needed for the investigations, tests and treatment your child may need. These facilities are specifically for children and the specialists who use them have many years’ experience of children with epilepsy.

Clinical outcomes and feedback

The Feeding and Eating Disorders Service was noted in the Care Quality Commission Inspection Report for Great Ormond Street Hospital as having a number of areas of outstanding practice. These include that because the hospital is treating many patients that could be treated at very few hospitals in the UK it is developing ground breaking clinical guidance which it is sharing with clinical colleagues in the wider medical community and the fact that we are actively involved in research.

Clinical outcomes and feedback

The Feeding and Eating Disorders Service was noted in the Care Quality Commission Inspection Report for Great Ormond Street Hospital as having a number of areas of outstanding practice. These include that because the hospital is treating many patients that could be treated at very few hospitals in the UK it is developing ground breaking clinical guidance which it is sharing with clinical colleagues in the wider medical community and the fact that we are actively involved in research.

Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epilepsy medicines, which are used to treat a number of different types of seizures (convulsions or fits) including generalised tonic-clonic seizures. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about lamotrigine, how it is given and some of its possible side effects.

Referrals

Find information about how to refer a patient to the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

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).

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