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iPSC resource call

DEADLINE: 30 APRIL 2018. Funding from the Advanced Treatments for Structural Malformation and Tissue Damage (ATSMTD) Theme is available for the production of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines from primary human tissue. 

Cannabidiol trial shows reduction in seizures for children with Dravet syndrome

A trial conducted in Europe and the USA has shown that cannabidiol – a drug derived from cannabis but with the psycho-active elements removed – reduces seizures in children with a form of drug resistant epilepsy, known as Dravet syndrome.

Dasha Nicholls

Dr Dasha Nicholls is an expert in feeding and eating disorders. She first started working at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1995. She is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Joint Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. She is currently clinical lead for the Eating Disorders Team.

Warfarin

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. 

Halo traction

A halo-vest is used to immobilize and protect the cervical spine and neck after surgery or accident. The halo is a ring that surrounds the head and is attached by pins to the outer portion of the skull. It is used to stabilise the cervical spine, or to correct its alignment (Rationale 1, Rationale 2).

Halo vest traction is used infrequently for child and young people (CYP). It is usually a planned event, and in children is fitted under a general anaesthetic.

Caroline Brain

Dr Caroline Brain is a Consultant in Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology working within both GOSH and UCLH NHS Trusts. She is also a consultant at GOSH & UCLH since 2000, and previously Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at St Georges Hospital, Tooting.

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