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This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about junctional epidermolysis bullosa generalised intermediate type and how it can be managed. It also contains suggestions for making everyday life more comfortable.
Severe recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is one of four broad categories of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) which is a rare genetic skin disease with varying levels of severity. The extent of skin fragility depends on whether a child has little or no collagen.
All children under Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) care diagnosed with type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA-1) were previously offered treatment with Nusinersen under an Expanded Access Programme.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about isolated congenital heart block detected during a prenatal ultrasound scan and what this might mean for your child. It will support the information discussed with you by your doctor and nurse at your appointment and it is important to remember that every case is slightly different.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the DMSA scan used to look at your child’s kidneys, what is involved and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the scan.
Warfarin is an anticoagulant medication (known as a ‘blood thinner’) that will slow down blood clotting to prevent abnormal blood clots from developing or worsening. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication warfarin, how it should be taken and how it will be monitored.
We asked Pete a series of questions to get a sense of his administration and clerical career path, what it's like working in a busy specialist children's hospital as an assistant services manager, his achievements and the advice Pete would pass on to others considering Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) as future place of work. Read Pete's answers.
This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about bone scans, how it is used to look at your child’s bones, what is involved and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the scan.
TB disease is treated using a combination of medicines, which must be taken for six to nine months or sometimes longer if the TB is in a part of the body which is difficult to treat or if the TB is in a hard to treat form (resistant). This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the medicines used to treat and prevent TB and gives some important hints about making sure they are effective.
This page explains about about the direct isotope cystogram (DIC) scan on your child’s bladder, what is involved and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the scan.
The free foetal DNA (ffDNA) test can be used to determine the sex of a baby in the womb early in pregnancy. It is only suggested when particular inherited disorders are suspected. Further details about the test and what to expect if you come to the Haemophilia Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) follow.
We have a passionate and committed staff dedicated to caring for the children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. To find out more about a member of staff, their clinical specialty or to contact them, please use the search below.
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.
There is an article in today’s Guardian and repeated in various media online which claims that Dr Hilary Cass, who used to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, was prevented via a compromise agreement from raising concerns about patient safety. This is not correct.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) provides information about sirolimus (also known as rapamycin) oral solution and tablets, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer every side effect mentioned. This information sheet describes how sirolimus is used to treat vascular problems – for use in other specialties, please see our other information sheets. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist or telephone one of the contact numbers on the information sheet.