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Alasdair Bamford

Dr Alasdair Bamford is a consultant specialising in paediatric infectious diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

Aplastic anaemia

Aplastic anaemia is a serious condition affecting the blood, where the bone marrow and stem cells do not produce enough blood cells. It is also called bone marrow failure and can happen suddenly (acute) or develop over a period of time (chronic). This page explains about aplastic anaemia, how it is treated and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for treatment. 

Von Willebrand disease

Von Willebrand disease is a type of clotting disorder – more common than the better known haemophilia. A specific protein is missing from the blood so that injured blood vessels cannot heal in the usual way. Von Willebrand disease is named after the doctor first described the condition in the early 20th Century. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Von Willebrand disease and where to get help. 

Haemophilia B

Haemophilia B (also known as Factor IX deficiency) is a type of clotting disorder, much rarer than Haemophilia A (Classic Haemophilia or Factor VIII deficiency). A specific protein is missing from the blood so that injured blood vessels cannot heal in the usual way. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Haemophilia B and where to get help.

Sleep hygiene in children

The lead-up and routine around your child’s bedtime is referred to as their ’sleep hygiene’. Having good sleep hygiene can help your child both to settle to sleep and to stay asleep, and there are several things that parents can do to aid this. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about sleep hygiene and  outlines some of the areas that could be considered when trying to ensure children have the best possible sleep hygiene.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) non-invasive ventilation

CPAP is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It is a type of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) or breathing support. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) non-invasive ventilation, how it can be used as a treatment for breathing difficulties during sleep and how to manage it at home.

When your child is admitted to the intensive care units at GOSH

PICU (Seahorse), NICU (Dolphin) and CICU (Flamingo) are units for babies, children and young people requiring intensive care. This page explains a little about the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Cardiac Intensive Care (CICU) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). We hope that this will help you at this difficult time.

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