CPAP is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It is a type of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) or breathing support. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) non-invasive ventilation, how it can be used as a treatment for breathing difficulties during sleep and how to manage it at home.
A nasopharyngeal airway is a small, plastic tube that keeps your child’s nostrils open, allowing them to breathe more easily. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about nasopharyngeal airways, why they might be needed for children with craniofacial conditions and how to look after them at home.
For Progress, the hospital feels like a “second home” and for the patients and their parents she assists, Progress sees them as her “extended family”. Progress has been working for the Trust in various guises since 1998.
A spokesperson for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust said: "Great Ormond Street Hospital notes the ruling of the Supreme Court and the request of the European Court of Human Rights and we continue to provide the highest possible standard of care for Charlie Gard, working closely with his parents."
Isotretinoin is a retinoid, which is a type of Vitamin A. It is commonly used for the treatment of severe acne. Retinoids are thought to influence the way in which cells grow and develop, and prevent the production of specific genes that may cause cancer.This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what isotretinoin is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects.
The possibility of using animal parts to overcome human organ shortages moves one step closer following the successful transplant of rabbit skeletal muscle tissue into rats, by a team led by the UCL Institute of Child Health.
For children on haemodialysis, coping with the demands of the therapy can be a time consuming and exhaustive process. Required to visit the hospital three times a week for four hours at a time, school work and holidays are disrupted and a great strain can be placed on the whole family. Thankfully, due to your generosity, the hospital now employs a full time home haemodialysis nurse, Lynsey Stronach.
The halo vest system protects the cervical spine (the bones in the neck) from any damaging movement t the bones that allows the bones to heal following injury or surgery. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the halo vest system and how to care for your child when you return home.
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.
Christmas is always my favourite time of the year, a time for happiness, especially being at the hospital seeing all the children smiling and getting excited for Santa! Many children and families sit in their hospital beds hoping their wish to be home for Christmas comes true.
The Muslim Prayer Room and Contemplation Space will be supported by a £300,000 pledge from leading Muslim charity, The Al-Khair Foundation, a humanitarian charity which has its headquarters in Croydon.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes how to look after your child at home after hydrogen breath test or methacholine challenge test and how to deal with any problems that might occur.
Injecting botulinum toxin into the salivary glands reduces saliva production, so should improve your child’s dribbling and drooling. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about salivary gland injections with botulinum toxin, why it might be suggested and what to expect when your child has the injections.
An ileostomy is a surgically formed opening in the ileum, which is the last part of the small bowel before it connects onto the large bowel (colon). The ileum is brought to the surface of the abdomen as an opening called a stoma. Watery diarrhoea passes through the stoma and is collected in a small plastic bag, called an ileostomy bag. An ileostomy can be temporary or permanent. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the operation to create the ileostomy, what to expect when your child is recovering and what to look out for once you get home.