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Propranolol for headaches

Propranolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta blockers. It is used in patients with heart problems to control high blood pressure or irregular heart beats. It is also used to treat certain types of vascular birthmarks. It is also used to prevent migraines and headaches.

Asthma

Asthma is a condition that affects the small airways of the lungs (bronchi), making them red, swollen and sensitive. These sensitive or hyper-responsive airways can react badly to certain ‘triggers’ such as catching a cold, exercise, cigarette smoke, house dust mites, pets and pollen.

Surgical diathermy

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance about surgical diathermy at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.

Lung transplant

This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for parents of children and young people undergoing assessment for possible lung or heart-lung transplantation. A transplant is a serious operation and is not without risk. A transplant can be the only effective treatment option for certain serious lung diseases; however, it is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.

Bone scans

A bone scan is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to show the structure of your child’s bones. It can show up any problem areas, such as infection or fractures. It can also show areas of new or overactive bone growth.

Supraventricular tachycardia

This page from Great Ormond StreetHospital (GOSH) explains about the different forms of supraventricular tachycardia – AV node re-entry tachycardia, atrial flutter, AV reciprocating tachycardia, atrial tachycardia and junctional tachycardia – their causes, symptoms and treatment and where to get help.

Coagulation factors

Coagulation factors are proteins, which in the blood, cause clotting. The factors are manufactured either from human blood (plasma derived) or genetic engineering (recombinant). Advice should be sought from a Consultant Haematologist prior to any decision to prescribe and administer coagulation factors.