2012 press release archive

2012 press releases from Great Ormond Street Hospital

GOSH Choir goes virtual

Thanks to a new virtual practice, the GOSH Choir is enabling staff and families to come together and share their love of music during COVID-19. Find out more about how the choir is bringing joy during this time and listen to their beautiful performance of the track ‘Better Days’.

Tioguanine

Tioguanine is a medicine used to treat certain types of cancer and leukaemia.This page explains what tioguanine 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. 

Ondansetron

Ondansetron is a medicine which prevents your child feeling sick (nausea) and being sick (vomiting). This type of drug is called an anti-emetic. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what ondansetron 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.

After your child has had oesophageal atresia and/or tracheo-oesophageal fistula repair

Oesophageal atresia (OA) and tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) are both congenital (present at birth) problems. They can develop together or separately and are usually diagnosed soon after birth (or occasionally during a prenatal scan). Both conditions require repair in an operation under general anaesthetic lasting two to three hours. 
Once the repair has taken place, it can take some time for your child to completely recover. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what to expect during the recovery period as well as throughout childhood and adolescence.

Malrotation and volvulus

Malrotation is an abnormality of the bowel, which happens while the baby is developing in the womb. Volvulus is a complication of malrotation and occurs when the bowel twists so the blood supply to that part of the bowel is cut off. This can be a life threatening problem.This page explains about malrotation and volvulus, how they can be treated, and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Your child is having a lumbar puncture

A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure carried out to access the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is a watery liquid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, acting as a ‘cushion’. It also supplies nutrients to the brain. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the lumbar puncture procedure, what to expect when your child has one and how to look after them at home.