An early antenatal scan detected that Dylan had an underdeveloped chin. Since this can be associated with an opening in the roof of the mouth – known as a cleft palate – Dylan’s parents were referred to the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
A patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has just become the first child in the UK, and the fifth in the world, to be fitted with a second generation DiaPort System, adapted to deliver insulin directly into the abdomen, bypassing the skin.
The purpose of this guideline is to support the safe and effective use of insulin at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It follows the implementation of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA 2010) guidance “Safer Administration of Insulin” and supports best practice throughout the Trust.
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).
Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS), also known as dancing eye syndrome (DES) or Kinsbourne syndrome, is a rare neurological condition which develops over days or weeks in early childhood. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome and where to get help.
Great Ormond Street Hospital's work to achieve Zero Harm, along with its role as a leader and innovator in the field of Patient Safety, has been recognised by the awarding of the Patient Safety in Paediatrics Award at the HSJ and Nursing Times 2013 Patient Safety and Care Integration Awards.
Warfarin is an anticoagulant medication (known as a ‘blood thinner’) that will slow down blood clotting to prevent abnormal blood clots from developing or worsening. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication warfarin, how it should be taken and how it will be monitored.
The Respiratory Medicine and Transitional Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation and management of children with acute or chronic lung disease or complex respiratory conditions.
This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP) non-invasive ventilation, how it can be used as a treatment for breathing difficulties during sleep and how to manage it at home.
Two-year-old Ellie loves playing on the swings and slide and is hoping for a trampoline for her third birthday. But just last year, she spent five months on a Berlin Heart at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) while waiting for a heart transplant.
The purpose of this clinical guideline is to support staff with the recognition, prevention and treatment of refeeding syndrome in children and young people who have experienced a period of insufficient nutrition.
Rituximab is a relatively new medicine which works on the immune system. It removes some of the white blood cells in the body which are called B cells. Removing these stops the production of antibodies that may play a role in your child’s illness.