2012 press release archive

2012 press releases from Great Ormond Street Hospital

Oesophageal manometry

Manometry is a way of measuring how well the muscles and nerves in the digestive system are working. Oesophageal manometry looks at the muscles and nerves in the oesophagus (foodpipe). This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the oesophageal manometry test and what to expect when your child has one. 

Supporting children and young people after a traumatic hospital admission

Being in hospital can be a difficult and sometimes scary experience, both for parents and children/young people. Some experiences can feel particularly traumatic and you may worry about how your child will cope following this. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what to expect and give suggestions for how you can help.

How can hospitals become more sustainable?

GOSH Arts are working with artists Something & Son to imagine how hospitals could become more sustainable and incorporate elements of the natural world. The environmental ideas and passion of the younger generation are important, so this project will involve the GOSH Young People’s Forum (YPF) and we hope to link with hospitals around the country to share ideas online.

Rasburicase

Rasburicase is a medicine that is sometimes given at the start of chemotherapy for leukaemia or lymphomas. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what rasburicase is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer from every side effect mentioned.