Some young people feel OK about coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) but others can find it hard to be a teenager in hospital. We understand this, and have a few suggestions for how to make your stay a bit easier.
Selective mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder where a child cannot speak in almost all social situations despite being able to. Selective mutism usually begins in children under five years of age, though it may only become noticeable when a child begins school. Most children with selective mutism are believed to have an inherited predisposition to anxiety and there can be a variety of additional contributing causes.
This is the ward where children and young people having specialist orthopaedic and spinal surgery are nursed. Patients on this ward tend to have conditions like congenital limb problems and osteogenesis imperfecta.
In the third episode of 'Great Ormond Street' we met Ella-May who was born with a very rare and serious condition called a vein of Galen malformation, where an abnormal connection between vessels in the brain causes problems with blood flow. She was admitted to GOSH as soon as she was born, but sadly there were complications after her treatment and she passed away.
Enteral feeding is a very useful method of ensuring adequate intake of fluid and nutrients in patients who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to use the oral route, or are unable to take sufficient nutrients to maintain growth and development.
This guideline describes the procedure which must be followed whenever a diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M.TB) infection is suspected or confirmed, to optimally protect staff, patients and other visitors from risk of infection and assist in the care of the child with M.TB (not including Occupational Health policy).
The number of people diagnosed with eating disorders has increased by 15 per cent since 2000, according to a new study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH). The increase was more pronounced in males with incidences rising 27 per cent.
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a condition which slows down growth, or in some cases stops it completely. It develops when the pituitary gland – the gland which produces hormones and is located deep inside your brain – doesn’t produce enough hormones.