STORIES

Life as a “Shadow Child”

Often siblings of children with a chronic illness are called “shadow children” because they live in the blind spot of their parents. They are often alone with their grief and put their own needs aside for their siblings’ needs. My name is Kristine Holm Laursen, but just call me Krisser. I am now 26 years…

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Chronic pain in OIMEDICAL

Do you have knowledge on pain & OI?

OIFE is interested in getting in touch with professionals (PTs, OTs, psychologists, medical doctors, researchers, pain specialists etc) who have experience/knowledge about pain & pain management in OI (or related bone diseases). We are considering a mini conference and/or project related to pain & OI and we are interested in getting in touch with people…

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RESEARCH

Sleep apnea & fatigue in OI

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep and a day without caffeine By Heidi Arponen, OIFE Medical Advisory Board In 2015 we started a project to study fatigue, quality of sleep and its relation to daytime well-being at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital. Initial motivation for the study arose from reports of individuals…

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A 3D printed person inside a plastic bag as part of art exhibitEDITORIALS

Tired, fatigued or just lazy… ?

It’s not something I do very often. But every time I move to another apartment, I’m thinking “never again”. It’s close to a returning  nightmare. Needing help with most of the  practical stuff because of my disability, doesn’t make it any better. For every box that needs to  be moved or carried, every lamp that…

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CONFERENCES

OIF CONFERENCE ONLINE

In place of the in-person OIF National Conference this year, the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation in the USA will host a Virtual Conference on July 10-12, 2020. The Virtual OIF Conference will provide live online versions of some of the most popular informational and social sessions at the biennial OIF National Conference. People from all countries…

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STORIES

This is not a person

Mr. Pablo Ostarek from Spain has OI himself and is a film maker by profession. Now he has a new project, with the topic of overprotection, something many people with OI can relate to. We have asked him to tell us a little bit about his project and his intentions behind the film Esto no…

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RESEARCH

Research Interview – “Pain and OI”

Interview with Rubén Muñoz Cortés, psychologist of Fundación AHUCE Who are you? I am Rubén Muñoz Cortés. I live in Valencia, Spain. I am a psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. I am a PhD candidate in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Valencia. Throughout my career, I have…

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EDITORIALS

Pain & Pleasure

If you think this editorial is going to be an OI-version of “Fifty shades of grey”, I have to disappoint you. It’s going to be about pain & and pleasure in a non-sexual way. And how those two can sometimes affect each other. Let’s start with the positive part. It was my great pleasure to…

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