Penguin Ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) provides tertiary care to children with dermatology and rheumatology disorders in acute (sometimes high dependency) and chronic phases. The age ranges from neonates to 18 years.
Clinical outcomes are measurable changes in health, function or quality of life that result from our care. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards against which to continuously improve all aspects of our practice.
The Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology at UCL, UCLH and GOSH, the only research centre in the world dedicated to understanding how rheumatic conditions like arthritis affect teenagers, has received a £2 million funding boost to support its pioneering research over the next five years.
Total calvarial remodelling is used to correct an abnormal head shape. It also enlarges the space within the skull to allow the brain to grow and develop. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the operation total calvarial remodelling and how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.
Fronto-orbital remodelling is an operation to reshape the bones at the front of the skull and above the eye sockets to correct an abnormal head shape. It also enlarges the space within the skull to allow the brain to grow and develop and is used to treat craniofacial disorders. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall visited The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology, the world’s first centre dedicated to understanding how and why arthritis affects teenagers.
Alice, age 11, took part in a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of the drug tocilizumab for children with systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (sJIA). Results from the trial led to tocilizumab being licensed, which will transform the long-term health of children, like Alice, with sJIA. Alice and her mum, Nerys, tell us about their experience of taking part in the trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Methotrexate is a medicine that has been used to treat chronic inflammatory conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis and severe psoriasis for many years.This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the use of methotrexate in such conditions.