On Tuesday 14 July 2015, the BBC returns to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for a third documentary series. Follow our young patients and their specialists as they undergo treatment for their rare diseases, respiratory disorders and neurological conditions.
Myotonia happens when there is delayed relaxation after muscle contraction through activity or exercise. This can show up as stiffness, cramp or locking of a variety of muscles. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about chloride channel myotonia (also known as myotonia congenita), what causes it and how it can be treated.
Hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis is a condition that causes attacks of muscle weakness that come and go (episodic) in response to high levels of potassium in the blood. Attacks may be focal – affecting one limb only - or can affect the entire body. Potassium is a mineral electrolyte that is important in lots of body functions, such as heart rate, muscle function and nerve impulses. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis, what causes it and how it can be treated.
This page is for children and young people who have come to one of our group sessions – we have put together this page and information sheet to remind you about what we talked about as well as give you some ideas for managing your tics in future.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes and symptoms of idiopathic scoliosis (curvature of the spine from an unknown cause). Surgery to correct the curvature is the main form of treatment offered at GOSH, so this pack gives details of the assessment process to help decide if spinal surgery is right for your child. It also tells you what to expect when your child comes to GOSH.
When a person’s breathing and heart stops, this is called cardiopulmonary arrest. To help re-start the breathing and heart, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be used. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes what CPR involves and how the decision whether or not to try CPR is reached.
Zoledronic acid is a type of bisphosphonate, a medicine that prevents loss of bone mass. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about zoledronic acid infusions for osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), how they work and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH for an infusion.
Pamidronate is a type of bisphosphonate, a medicine that prevents loss of bone mass. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about pamidronate infusions for osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), how it works and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH for the infusion.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient needed for healthy bones, and to control the amount of calcium in our blood. Most people get little Vitamin D in their diet – it is found in oily fish, liver, eggs and dairy food. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains how to increase your child’s level of vitamin D.
This page explains about fetal heart scans carried out by the Fetal Cardiology Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It explains what happens after you have had the scan and what you can expect before and after your baby is born.
Electrocardiograms (ECG) are one of frequently used scans for diagnosing heart problems. An ECG measures electrical activity within the heart through sticky sensor pads put on your child’s chest. Sometimes, an ECG needed over a longer period of time, for instance for a day and a night or longer. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about 24 hour electrocardiograms (ECG), what is involved and what to expect when your child is fitted with the monitor.
It's Diabetes Week (10 - 16 June) and Paediatric expert and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist Rakesh Amin at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is urging parents to learn the key steps on how to lower their children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and even prevent or delay the onset of the disease by making lasting lifestyle changes in the home.
Artist Isobel Manning has been involved in an exciting project to transform the hoardings of the developing Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Sight and Sound Centre, supported by Premier Inn, into an accessible art installation.
During negotiations on the junior doctor contract, agreement was reached on the introduction of a 'guardian of safe working’ in organisations that employ or host NHS trainee doctors to oversee the process of ensuring safe working hours for junior doctors.