EDITORIALS

Do No Harm!

Research is a strange thing. Some people think research is too slow and too complicated. Others are sceptical and wouldn’t like to be the guinea pig. From the point of a clinician the most important goal in doing research is: Do no harm! Issue Nr. 4-2021 of the OIFE Magazine is dedicated to research and…

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How does OI impact our lives?

A retrospective study of medical and insurance records from the USA indicates that health care costs for people with a rare condition have been underestimated and are three to five times greater than the costs for people without a rare condition. Why are we not surprised? Finding out more about direct and indirect costs related…

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More than just a survey!

We know you hate surveys. We truly do. Every time you buy an object, order take away, online grocery or come home from a holiday, you get a survey. Are you happy? Unhappy? Do you have something to complain about? Would you like to recommend our app? Do a review? Please, please, please provide us…

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Enough is Enough! Speech from Rare2030

This text was originally given as a keynote speech by Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg at the Rare2030 conference in February 2020. It was later published as the editorial in OIFE-Magazine 1-2020.  “It has been a great honour to be a part of Rare2030. Building tomorrow’s roadmap for rare diseases is a project close to my heart, simply…

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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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Safe & active in the OI community!

The last couple of months have been anything but easy. For all of us, this pandemic has arrived as some kind of storm, about which we heard something on the news, but never really thought would have arrived and jeopardized so much our daily, ordinary and chaotic days. I live in Italy, one of those countries where…

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It’s a small world…

Fear is the path to the dark side, they said in Star Wars. Because fear can be used as a political tool to convince people to do their social distancing. But fear can also be destructive and cause anxiety. Especially for people who are part of the risk group of Covid-19. How tired we are…

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Unbreakable spirits…or?

The last three months has been a special period of time for OIFE and myself. I will never forget the moment when Eero told me that our vice president Ida Männistö (30) was no longer with us, but had passed away suddenly in her home. To me, Ida was both a colleague in the OIFE…

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The time is now

For a number of years treatment of OI was mostly limited to bisphosphonates, surgical interventions and physiotherapy. Well basically it still is, if you think of approved and standardized treatment (if such a thing exists in OI). The group of drugs called bisphosphonates actually celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And for the last 25-30…

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