Procedures and treatments

Preparing a child for a procedure or treatment can be an anxious occasion. Great Ormond Street Hospital have produced a number of factsheets to help explain what will happen and what to expect.

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Search for information on procedures and treatments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Transit study

A transit study is a test that shows how quickly food passes through the digestive system. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the transit study test and what to expect when your child has one.

Having a RED Frame

The RED frame, which stands for ‘Rigid External Distraction’, has been used successfully for many years in children and adults to help correct many facial problems by advancing the forehead and midface. The frame helps the Craniofacial team to make adjustments to the shape of the face. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains more about how we use RED frames.

Electrogastrogram

An electrogastrogram (EGG) is a painless test which measures the electrical activity in the stomach, before, during and after food.This page explains about the EGG procedure, what it involves and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have it.

Treating and reducing the risk of pressure ulcers after leaving hospital

Our skin is the most important barrier against infection so we need to look after it carefully. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, people who are unwell develop pressure ulcers. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we recognise that children can develop pressure ulcers too. This information sheet explains about the steps you can continue to take at home to reduce the risk of your child developing a pressure ulcer. It also explains how to manage a pre-existing pressure ulcer at home.

Holistic Needs Assessments for children with cancer and their families

We realise that when your child is diagnosed with cancer, this can affect many areas of family life. This is why you will be offered an appointment with your keyworker at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to discuss your family’s concerns and situation as well as what help is available. This is called a Holistic Needs Assessment.

Reducing exposure to cryptosporidial infection: information for families with an immune-compromised child

This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for families with a child who is thought to be at particular risk from cryptosporidial infection. We hope that it will help you to understand something about the infection and advise on ways in which you can minimise the risk of acquiring the infection. The advice in this information is not applicable to children, young people and adults with a normal immune system.