Children with moderate to severe cystic fibrosis (CF) enrolled on a programme offering physiotherapy, dietary support and personal training sessions at their local gym, were found to spend less time in hospital receiving antibiotics, as well as boosting their exercise capacity.
Women at risk of carrying babies with spina bifida and other neural tube defects may benefit from taking inositol, also called vitamin B8, alongside folic acid during pregnancy, suggests research from a team at the UCL Institute of Child Health, the research partner of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The term ‘shared care’ is used to describe the joint delivery of care, not necessarily in the same place or at the same time, by members of the primary care team - such as GPs and Practice Nurses - and of a specialist team - such as a Consultant Oncologist and specialist nursing team.
The Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Orthotics Department is based on: Level 1, The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. This is the building next door to the main hospital with the silver ramp outside. Above the main entrance to this building...
The anaesthetic team consists of a consultant (or specialist) anaesthetist, sometimes assisted by a junior anaesthetist, and an anaesthetic assistant, usually a nurse. An anaesthetist is a doctor who makes your child go to sleep and stay pain-free during an operation. They will stay with your child for the whole operation.
CHARGE syndrome is a condition where a number of symptoms are seen together – the name CHARGE is made from the initials of the main symptoms of the condition. CHARGE syndrome is a rare condition affecting around one in every 10,000 births. It can also be called CHARGE association, because of the group of symptoms associated with each other, but this term tends not to be used these days.
ITV has commissioned a new version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan with international pop star, singer/songwriter and actress Paloma Faith making a guest appearance as Tinker Bell, Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (Julie and Julia, Devil Wears Prada) playing the legendary Captain Hook and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, A Knight’s Tale) as Mrs Darling.
The Psychological Medicine Team provides a specialist (tertiary and quaternary) service for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with mental health problems in the context of physical health difficulties, who are already under the care of a child and adolescent psychiatrist,...
The Neurology department provides a specialist (tertiary) service for the diagnosis (not always possible) and treatment of children 0-16 years of age with neurological disorders, who are already under the care of a paediatrician or other paediatric specialist.
Dr Karin Straathof has been awarded the prestigious Sparks Simon Newell Early Career Investigator award in recognition of her outstanding work focused on understanding and harnessing the power of the immune system in treatment of childhood cancer.