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.
To celebrate International Nurses Day, we caught up with Beth who has been coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since she was only 18 months old. Now 19, she’s studying to become a children’s nurse and wants to work at GOSH when she graduates. Here's her story:
HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge visited patients, families and hospital staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) today, Wednesday 17 January. Her Royal Highness visited to officially open the hospital’s new medical centre.
The ketogenic diet (KD) is a therapeutic diet, which has been shown to improve seizure control in patients with drug resistant epilepsy, and is used in some patients with metabolic conditions for example, glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1) and pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDH).
The Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health has an Intervention Service, coordinated by the Psychological Medicine Team, that offers brief, focused, evidence-based treatments to children with mental health difficulties.
Medicines can be confusing. We are told that they can cure an illness or improve our symptoms, but they can be dangerous if taken incorrectly. The key to dealing with medicines effectively is to understand them.
The symptoms of a 15-year-old girl with a rare disorder improved dramatically after just one day of treatment with the B vitamins biotin and thiamine administered by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
His Royal Highness Prince Harry, patron of WellChild, the charity for sick children, recognised staff and patients from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with awards for their bravery and exceptional contributions.
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.
Great Ormond Street Hospital marked a crucial milestone in the construction of The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, as a Topping Out ceremony was held to mark the moment when the building reached its highest point.
Immunoglobulin is also known as IgG or antibody. It is a blood product and is given often as replacement for people who are unable to make their own antibodies. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what immunoglobulin is, why it is used in Neurology, how it is given and some of the possible side effects.
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).