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Ulcerative Colitis in Children

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this condition, the inner lining of your child’s large intestine (colon or bowel) and rectum gets inflamed. This inflammation often starts in the rectum and lower (sigmoid) intestine. Then it spreads to the whole colon.

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Ultrafast CT Scan for Children

An ultrafast computed tomography (CT) scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays and a computer to look at your child’s heart. It gives the healthcare provider many details about your child’s heart that other imaging tests can’t.

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Umbilical Cord Care

In a few weeks, your baby will have the cutest little belly button. But right now the healing remains of his umbilical cord need special care. Here's how to make sure the cord remainder stays infection-free.

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Umbilical Hernia

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Understanding Your Child's Lymphatic System

Detailed information on the lymphatic system.

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Undescended Testes in Children

Undescended testes is when one or both of the male testes have not passed down into the scrotal sac. This is a condition seen in some newborn baby boys.

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Undescended Testicle

Testicles are formed prior to birth in the abdomen below the kidneys, and progressively descend during pregnancy from the abdomen through the groin into the scrotum. An undescended testicle is a testis that fails to descend into the scrotum.

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Uniparental Disomy: Prader-Willi Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome

Detailed information on uniparental disomy

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Upper GI Bleeding

Upper GI bleeding occurs when irritation and ulcers of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum result in bleeding. When this occurs, the child will vomit bright red blood, or dark looking flecks or clots that look like “coffee grounds”.

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Upper Respiratory Disorders

Detailed information on the most common types of upper respiratory infections, including common cold, influenza, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and sinusitis

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Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds)

The common cold is a respiratory infection caused by a virus. It is spread by breathing in air droplets of the infected person who coughs, sneezes, or even laughs less than 3 feet from your child. The virus can also be spread by touching something that the infected person has sneezed, coughed, or drooled on.

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Ureterocele and Ureteral Duplication in Children

A ureterocele is when part of a ureter right near the bladder becomes larger and bulges. This happens because the ureter's opening into the bladder is too small and blocks urine flow.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.