Aerobatic buses, 175 floors of hospital and robot-assisted surgery are all predictions for the next 70 years of Great Ormond Street Hospital made by the very people who the hospital helps – our patients!
A smartphone app, combined with wearable technology, will allow doctors to remotely monitor patients with conditions that limit their ability to voluntarily move their muscles. The app, known as 'aparito', uses a motion-tracking writsband to record the movements of patients with ataxia, and other related ambulatory conditions.
Clinical guideline from Great Ormond Street Hospital for the recognition, prevention and treatment of the refeeding syndrome in children and young people admitted in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health who have experienced recent starvation.
Four collaborative research trials, which all included GOSH patients treated at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) GOSH Clinical Research Facility (CRF), have been recently published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.
Cannabidiol, a drug derived from cannabis but with the psychoactive ingredients removed, has been shown to reduce seizures by around 40 % in children with a rare form of drug resistant epilepsy known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS).
Bosnian teenager Stefan Savic has returned to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for more life-changing facial surgery, 10 years after first undergoing a major reconstructive operation at the London hospital.
A type of brain surgery conducted in childhood for medication-resistant epilepsy not only reduces chronic seizures but can protect memory development, a study by a team from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and its research partner the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) has found.
A study led by researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) has found that convulsive status epilepticus (CSE), one of the most common seizures to occur in young children, is associated with developmental impairments.
Paraldehyde is a medicine given to treat seizures or status epilepticus. It works by damping down (suppressing) the nervous system so that a seizure will stop. It has a sedative effect so children usually sleep after it has been given.
The General Paediatric Team provides general paediatric medical input to patients across the hospital to support and improve holistic care for children and young people in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Children with severe epilepsy who do not respond to traditional drugs could be treated with vitamin B6, after the discovery of a new gene by UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).