MEDICAL

Newborn Screening Programme in UK

Interview with Meena Balasubramanian My name is Meena Balasubramanian. I am a clinician-scientist specialising in bone genetics at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the UK. I have worked in Sheffield over the last 15 years. I started here as a Clinical Genetics trainee having previously worked as a paediatrician and did my…

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RESEARCH

New PhD: Extra skeletal complications in OI

New PhD in OI – Extra skeletal complications in OI Interview with Silvia Storoni Who are you & what is your relationship to OI? I am Silvia Storoni, a physician specializing in internal medicine with a particular interest in endocrinology. A few years ago, I came in contact with Dr. Marelise Eekhoff and Dr. Dimitra…

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EDITORIALS

Pain, Pink Elephants and Peer Support

By Ingunn Westerheim, OIFE President I am going to start this editorial with a quote from the Australian physiotherapist Verity Pacey. You can read an interview with Verity in this OIFE Magazine, which is a special edition about OIFE around the world. “Don’t wait for your healthcare team to ask you about pain and fatigue…

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OI & the Heart

Interview with Céu Barreiros, Cardiopneumologist About the heart As most of you will probably know, OI being a connective tissue (collagen) disorder, other parts of the body than bone can be affected. Collagen type 1 is present in different parts of the cardiovascular system, including what we call the fibrous skeleton of the  heart, its…

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RESEARCH

Physical Function & Soft Tissue Health in OI

Interview with Dr. Alex Ireland and Dr. Sergio Orlando Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? My name is Dr Alex Ireland, Senior Lecturer in Physiology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. My research has previously focused on how the shape and structures of our bones and joints is affected by physical activity…

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