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Your child is having an MRI scan under intravenous sedation

MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This means that rather than using x-rays, the scan uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to take very detailed pictures of inside the body. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about having a magnetic resonance imaging scan under intravenous sedation, how to prepare for it and what care your child will need afterwards.

Dabrafenib

Dabrafenib is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a ‘biologic’ medicine, that is, it works by stopping the process that makes cancer cells grow and divide. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what dabrafenib is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. 

Trametinib

Trametinib is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a ‘biologic’ medicine, that is, it works by stopping the process that makes cancer cells grow and divide.This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what trametinib is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. 

Flutter®

If you find it difficult to clear sputum (phlegm) from your lungs, you might use a Flutter® as part of your treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Accessibility

Great Ormond Street Hospital is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We actively work to ensure that our website is accessible and usable by people of all abilities.

Ciclosporin after Bone Marrow Transplant

Ciclosporin is a medicine that is used to treat many different conditions. It belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. These medicines are used to lower the body’s immune response to prevent rejection of organs such as kidneys after a transplant. It is also used both before and after bone marrow transplants.This page explains what ciclosporin is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer from every side effect mentioned. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

MRSA

MRSA is short for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. S. aureus is a bacterium (bug or germ) that about 30 per cent of us carry on our skin or in our nose without knowing about it. This is called 'colonisation'. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about MRSA, how it is passed on and how it can be treated.

Your child is having an echocardiogram under sedation

Echocardiograms (Echo) are one of the most frequently used scans for diagnosing heart problems. An Echo is an ultrasound scan of the heart. As your child will need to lie very still for the scan, we may suggest that they have sedation to help. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about echocardiograms, what is involved and what to expect when your child has the scan.

Our values

At the Listening event in 2013, our patients, families and staff asked us to develop a shared commitment and values to help make people’s experience at GOSH more consistently great. So, in spring 2014 we undertook a listening exercise to understand the values.