Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Medical | By Rita Mcdonald

United States doctor looks into Charlie Gard case at Great Ormond Street Hospital

United States doctor looks into Charlie Gard case at Great Ormond Street Hospital

The American doctor flying to the United Kingdom tomorrow to examine the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard has been working closely with the British medical establishment for more than 14 years.

Charlie, who is 11 months old, has infantile onset encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.

The new High Court hearing was requested after the Vatican's children's hospital and the USA hospital said a new experimental protocol might work for Charlie, whose parents have been trying to secure a move to the US.

But Britain's courts have refused permission on the grounds it would prolong his suffering without a realistic prospect of it helping the 11-month-old child.

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Hirano's research focuses on mitochondrial diseases and genetic myopathies and he has treated others with conditions similar to Charlie's. Hirano recently put the chances of Charlie improving under new experimental treatment at between 10% and 50%.

His anguished parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, are desperate for the trial to go ahead and have raised funds to bring him to the US.

Dr. Michio Hirano, a neurologist from Columbia University Medical Center, flew to London for meetings with Charlie's medical team per the judge's order.

British tabloid The Sun has reported that Pope Francis wants to give Charlie a Vatican passport so the court ruling can be overcome.

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Great Ormond Street had said Charlie's mechanical ventilator would be switched off after the European judgment, but the hospital has since given the boy's parents more time to spend with him before this happens.

The court battle continues.

Mr Justice Francis has considered the couple's latest claims at preliminary hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in London over the last few days.

While he has not seen the baby in person, he said that the tests on Charlie's brain show "disorganisation of brain activity and not major structural brain damage".

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"It may be unconventional but this case is full of unconventional aspects", the judge said.

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