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Research at the National Centre for High Functioning Autism

The clinical team at GOSH works closely with the research department at the Behavioural and Brain Sciences Unit (BBSU) at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH). We collaborate with colleagues around the world to try and understand the genetic, psychological and neurophysiological basis of disorders on the autism spectrum. All information we obtain in terms of interview, observation and other investigations is compiled into anonymised computerised files. From our database of nearly 2000 children, we are able to compare a child’s problems with others seen in our clinic and can look for similarities and differences. For research purposes, we usually ask parents to donate DNA samples too. 

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Funding call

CLOSED: This call is aimed at complex problems in healthcare that might now be tackled through the application of artificial intelligence approaches, and whose solution is likely to be of substantial impact to the quality of patient care. The scope of the call is broad, covering clinical and operational problems aligned to scheduling, flow and/or anomaly detection, where a novel solution could be rapidly deployed for clinical use.

Nasopharyngeal airways for craniofacial conditions

A nasopharyngeal airway is a small, plastic tube that keeps your child’s nostrils open, allowing them to breathe more easily. Children with craniofacial conditions may need a nasopharyngeal airway. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about nasopharyngeal airways, why they might be needed for children with craniofacial conditions and how to look after them at home.

Post mortem examinations 

We know this is a very difficult time for you and your family and it is hard to be asked to make decisions about further examinations of your child. Unfortunately, these decisions often need to be made quickly and we want you to be able to make an informed decision about what can happen next. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about examination after death (post mortem examinations), what will happen and which decisions you will need to make.

Your child is having a 24 hour electrocardiogram

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.