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Head lice fact sheet

Head lice fact sheet Head lice What are head lice? Head lice are small, wingless insects that live in the hair on your head and can be challenging to eradicate. They can only survive in human hair, need to feed from the scalp several times a day and can only survive up [...]

Pulmonary, Renal and Neurosonographic recovery in children on ECLS support – “The ECLS Study”

Pulmonary, Renal and Neurosonographic recovery in children on ECLS support - "The ECLS Study" When a child is critically ill and admitted to the intensive care unit because of a life-threatening condition, children often develop heart or lung failure and reach maximum conventional treatment. In this group of children mortality exceeds >80% in these situations, Extracorporeal [...]

Children’s Health Queensland to launch global search for new Chief Executive

CHQ Board Chair David Gow has today announced the resignation of Children’s Health Queensland Chief Executive Fionnagh Dougan, who has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer at Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast District Health Boards in New Zealand.

Resources for families

Find a service Oncology Resources for families Who can help? (other organisations) Resources for families The resources listed in the table below have been created to help you and your family cope with your child's cancer diagnosis and treatment throughout their healthcare journey. [...]

Isla

In November 2017 Isla, her mum Katie, and ten-week-old brother Flynn were getting ready for a day out when Isla had her first seizure. “She went blank and unresponsive – it was one of the scariest moments of my life as a mother,” Katie said.

George

George is your typical mischievous, dinosaur-loving three-year-old, who considers himself to be the fifth wiggle.

High-Flow Oxygen for Children’s Airway Surgery: A Randomised controlled trial

High-Flow Oxygen for Children’s Airway Surgery: A Randomised controlled trial Infants and children with airway abnormality often require surgery of their upper airway to improve their breathing; a procedure called microlaryngoscopy. During this procedure the child is anaesthetised and the anaesthetist controls their breathing. In these situations, known as ‘shared airway’ cases, both the surgeon and [...]

Testicular torsion fact sheet

Testicular torsion fact sheet Testicular torsion Testicular torsion occurs when there is a twist of the spermatic cord (the cord that runs between the testicles and openings at the level of the bladder, containing blood vessels, sperm tube and nerves). This twist blocks blood flow to the testicles, which can cause irreparable [...]

Who can help

Find a service Oncology Resources for families Who can help? (other organisations) Who can help? Who can help? When a child is diagnosed with cancer Children’s Health Queensland and the Queensland Children’s Hospital, along with regional hospitals throughout Queensland, work closely with not-for-profit and government organisations that [...]

Nitric Oxide on ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation – a randomised Trial to Reduce ECMO related mortality in neonates and children

Nitric Oxide on ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: a randomised trial to reduce ECMO related mortality in neonates and children "NECTAR-KIDS Trial" When a child is critically ill and admitted to the intensive care unit because of a life threatening condition, children often develop heart or lung failure and reach maximum conventional treatment. In this group of children [...]

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