A gastrostomy is a feeding tube that is inserted directly into the stomach either surgically under direct vision (open or laproscopic), endoscopically (with a camera), or radiologically (x-ray guidance). A gastrostomy tube allows the delivery of supplemental nutrition and medications directly into the stomach. It also provides a mechanism to drain gastric contents if required. In order for gastrostomy feeding to be successful the child or young person must have a functioning gastrointestinal tract.
The purpose of the guideline is to provide all staff who insert and care for CVAD’s the evidence and knowledge of when to use Biopatch®, how to use Biopatch® and also to be aware of any exclusion criteria.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for the insertion and management of Continuous Local Anaesthetic Infusion via Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains why bowel incontinence (encopresis or soiling) can occur in toilet-trained children and young people. It also gives suggestions for treatment and strategies to try at home to improve the situation.
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.