This page explains about transgastric jejunal feeding devices (also known as gastrojejunostomy or GJ devices), how they are inserted at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and how you will need to look after it once you return home.
It's Diabetes Week (10 - 16 June) and Paediatric expert and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist Rakesh Amin at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is urging parents to learn the key steps on how to lower their children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and even prevent or delay the onset of the disease by making lasting lifestyle changes in the home.
In the sixth and final episode of Paul O'Grady's Little Heroes, Paul meets patients Ocean, Rosey and Amélie.
Ocean had been admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with significant swelling on her forehead caused by an infection, doctors later diagnose a condition called Pott's puffy tumour – an abscess on the front bone of the skull.
Paul also meets Rosey, 5 who has been treated at GOSH since she was a baby. Rosey has a condition, known as VACTERL association and is filmed before and after a procedure to reverse a colostomy bag, which will allow Rosey to live her life more independently.
Finally, we meet Amélie who has a laryngeal cleft, a rare condition which means that when Amélie eats or drinks, it passes into her airway instead of her stomach. After treatment, Amélie and her mum Natasha are filmed making preparations for the return home.
This ward has 13 beds, all of which are cubicles, and is for children with cancer and leukaemia. The department provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of childhood leukaemia and solid tumours.
A wide variety of things in the home are powered by button batteries – also known as coin batteries – but they can cause severe problems if swallowed by a child. This information page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the risks of swallowing a button battery, what treatment might be required if your child swallows one and how to prevent it happening in the first place.
The Paediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant team are based on Fox Ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). They specialise in the care of children undergoing all types of haematopoietic stem cell transplants (BMT) for haematological, oncological, immunological, rheumatological and metabolic disorders.
Hormones are chemical messengers that switch on and off processes within the body. Human Chorionic Gonadatrophin (hCG) is a hormone that mimics the action of luteinising hormone which is normally produced by the pituitary gland. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the hCG test and what to expect when your child has the test.
New onset diabetes after transplant (NODAT) affects between three and 13 per cent of children and young people who have an organ transplant. The medicines needed to prevent the body rejecting the organ also affect insulin production and uptake.
An inherited condition means one that runs in families (genetic), rather than being present from birth (congenital). They are caused by a mutation in the genes responsible for the production of the channels that carry the electrical pulses controlling the contractions of the heart, resulting in a heart rhythm disorder.
February is LGBT History Month – a month of looking back at the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements – celebrating how far we have come in the fight for equality. For allies, it’s a chance to better understand the struggles that LGBT+ people face and how to better support them.
Anaemia is a very common condition where the number of red blood cells or the amount of haemoglobin in red blood cells is less than normal. Iron deficiency anaemia is a specific type of anaemia caused by a lack of the mineral iron in the body. Iron is important in the formation of haemoglobin so a reduced iron level causes a reduced haemoglobin level in the blood.
Moving to a new country is an exciting, but often challenging time. You may have never been to London or England before, and you may be leaving family and friends behind while you make the most of this opportunity.