The brain uses a tremendous amount of oxygen in order to function. When the amount of oxygen that is available to the brain is temporarily reduced, we know that vulnerable brain structures can become damaged.
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a condition treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) which causes the production of high levels of insulin. If your child has CHI, this can cause their blood glucose level to drop too low (hypoglycaemia).
Transient hyogammaglobulinaemia of infancy (THI) is the name for a condition in which the immune system matures more slowly than usual, but eventually functions entirely normally. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of transient hypogammaglobulinaemia of infancy (THI) and where to get help.
The brain uses a tremendous amount of oxygen in order to function. When the amount of oxygen that is available to the brain is reduced, we know that a vulnerable memory structure, called the hippocampus, can become damaged.
Septo-optic dysplasia is the name given to the condition where a child is diagnosed with two or more of the following problems: optic nerve hypoplasia, midline brain abnormalities and pituitary gland abnormalities. It is a rare condition affecting around 1 in every 10,000 births, with boys and girls affected equally.
Find out more about cortisol deficiency and how it is treated. This page also contains information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) about how to deal with illnesses, accidents and other stressful events in children on cortisol replacement.
X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) deficiency is a rare, inherited immunodeficiency that occurs almost exclusively in boys. Sometimes it is called X-linked lymphoproliferative type 2 disorder (XLP2). This page has been produced jointly between PID UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Great North Children’s Hospital.
Sedation and analgesia are well-established practices for children requiring mechanical ventilation reducing biochemical and physiological stress responses, which can directly affect patient outcome (Ista et al 2007) Opioids and benzodiazepines...
Great Ormond Street Hospital, in association with University College London Institute of Child Health, has a long tradition of evaluating new techniques in assessing children for surgery, gathering an evidence base towards optimising future patient care.
This guideline is intended to guide and facilitate the care of patients under the care of the clinical teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH). The guidance contained herein is not intended to replace individual assessment and personalised treatment of the patient.
A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels that occur under the skin. They are sometimes called 'strawberry marks' because the surface of a haemangioma looks a bit like a strawberry. Applying timolol to the skin surface is one option for treating very small haemangiomas.
A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels that occur under the skin, sometimes called ‘strawberry marks’. Similar collections of blood vessels can occur in the air passage beneath the vocal cords. These are called "subglottic haemangiomas". Children with subglottic haemangioma will usually have noisy breathing but normal cry.
Lanreotide is used to treat persistently low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) caused by the body producing too much insulin (hyperinsulinism). This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes lanreotide injections, how they are given and some of its side effects.
Dr T-Y Hsia is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for five years and is currently surgical lead for the heart transplantation and mechanical assist program. He also leads the Grown Up Congenital Heart Surgery service at Barts Hospital.
Octreotide is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to treat persistently low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) caused by the body producing too much insulin (hyperinsulinism). This information describes octreotide injections, how they are given and some of its side effects.