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Your Sheffield Children’s team The members of the liver team at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are: Dr. Nedelkopoulou – Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Dr. Schluckebier – Locum Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Rhona Hubbard –...

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What is a liver biopsy? A liver biopsy is a procedure which in children is usually carried out under general anaesthetic (you will be asleep). A biopsy needle is used to remove a very small piece of tissue from the liver. This is sent to the laboratories and looked at under a microscope. Why...

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What is the teenagers transition clinic? The teenagers transition clinic has been set up to ensure that you, as an individual, are prepared for the transfer of your care to adult services. This information is designed to guide you through the process and point you in the right direction in order to...

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Our approach Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust seek to provide information and support to help young people during their progression towards adult services to avoid any unnecessary stress for young people and their families. Each young person will be listened to and their feelings...

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What medicine should you give your child if they have a raised temperature? Paracetamol (also known as Calpol) is the preferred medicine to use in children with a liver problem who has a raised temperature. It can be given at the normal dose for a child of their age. This will be written on the...

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What is gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)? When we eat and drink, the food and drink moves down our food pipe, called the oesophagus. It goes into the stomach where acid is released and mixes with the food to help break it down and begin the process of digestion. For some, this mixture can...

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What is a wireless capsule endoscopy? A wireless capsule endoscopy is a term used to describe a small capsule (PillCam) which is used to record pictures of the small bowel. It is a useful tool in diagnosing the cause of unknown bleeding in the intestine and other gastrointestinal disorders such as...

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Why does my child need this medicine? Infliximab is a medicine used to help keep symptoms of your child’s inflammatory bowel disease under control. Your child will have tried other medicines which have not worked and the doctor feels that this medicine may help. What is infliximab? Infliximab is a...

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Why have I been started on methotrexate? Methotrexate is used in patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis to induce and maintain remission. The doctor prescribing methotrexate feels that either your child has not tolerated other medications well or they have not worked. How does...

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Why do I need to have this medicine? You are due to have a procedure that requires a specialist doctor to have a look inside your colon (intestine) using an endoscope: a small, flexible camera. So that the doctor can see the lining of your intestine clearly, a special medicine is required to clear...

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Why has my child been started on azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine? Azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine are medicines designed to help induce and maintain remission of your child’s inflammatory bowel disease or auto-immune hepatitis. Your child has been started on this medicine because they need...

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Why does my child need this test? Your child needs this test so that the doctors can check the lining of the large intestine and take biopsies to confirm or rule out particular diagnoses. There is no other way to get such a clear idea of the condition of your child’s intestine. What is a…...

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What is the young persons clinic? The young persons clinic has been set up to make sure that you, as an individual, are prepared for the eventual transfer of your care to adult services. This information resource is designed to guide you through the process and point you in the right direction in...

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