2012 press release archive

2012 press releases from Great Ormond Street Hospital

Inflammatory syndrome in children is not caused by a special strain of coronavirus

The world’s first genetic study of coronavirus from children with inflammatory syndrome PIMS-TS, led by researchers at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), suggests characteristics of the human host, rather than of the virus itself, are likely to make children more susceptible to the syndrome.

Inflammatory syndrome in children is not caused by a special strain of coronavirus

The world’s first genetic study of coronavirus from children with inflammatory syndrome PIMS-TS, led by researchers at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), suggests characteristics of the human host, rather than of the virus itself, are likely to make children more susceptible to the syndrome.

GOSH celebrates one year anniversary of the opening of the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Diseases in Children

It’s been a year since the Zayed Centre for Research opened its doors to patients, clinicians and researchers from across Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and UCL, and to celebrate we’re taking a look back at its work and achievements.

Normal sinus rhythm with ventricular ectopics

Ventricular ectopics are a type of arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm. It is caused by the electric signals in the heart starting in a different place and travelling a different way through the heart. If it happens occasionally, it should not cause any problems but if it happens a lot, you will need to have treatment. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains ventricular ectopics and how they can be treated.

Joint injections in Interventional Radiology

Joint injections are suggested when a joint is painful, swollen and is difficult to move. This can be caused by many conditions, but the most common is arthritis (inflammation of the joint). Injecting steroid medicine into the fluid around the joint can decrease pain and increase the range of movement. It can also treat disease within the joint itself. This page explains about the joint injection procedure carried out in the Interventional Radiology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Electrophysiology (EP) study

An electrophysiology (EP) study is used to look at the electrical signals making your heart pump blood around the body. The heart muscle sends out an electrical signal every time your heart beats. Usually you won’t feel it, but if you have an abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia), you might sometimes feel your heart fluttering or pounding. An EP study lets doctors to look at the electrical signals your heart muscle is making so that they can work out how to control your abnormal heartbeat using a method called ablation. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes electrophysiology studies and ablation and what to expect when you have one.