OI written 18 times in different colors.RESEARCH

New OI-causing gene (KDELR2) detected

By Dr. Oliver Semler, Paediatrician, OIFE Medical Advisory Board (MAB) A new OI-gene has been detected by a European group of researchers from Germany, UK, The Netherlands and Spain. The new type of OI is inherited in a recessive way. In most individuals with Osteogenesis imperfecta, the disease is inherited in a dominant way and…


BOOST2B – stem cell trial in India

Dr. Madhuri’s team starts stem cell therapy in children in India We are pleased to inform you that we have initiated the stem cell therapy for children with Osteogenesis imperfecta under the Indo – Swedish collaboration, funded by DBT, India and VINNOVA, Sweden at Christian Medical College, Vellore. We have treated a patient severely affected…

Tellef laughing at a beachRESEARCH

BOOSTB4 – stem cell therapy in OI

Interview with Anne Siqveland and Nicolai Wendt (parents of Tellef, 1 year old) Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? We are a Norwegian family of four, Anne (36), Nicolai (34), Edvard (4) and Tellef (1). Tellef was prenatally diagnosed with OI and his multiple fractures and mutation of COL1A2 gene place…


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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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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Investigating Denosumab in children with OI

Clinical trial: Investigating Denosumab in children with OI Interview with Dr. Jörg Oliver Semler, Paediatrician, OIFE Medical Advisory Board (MAB) How did the project of investigating denosumab in children start? Regarding the use of denosumab in OI there are a few projects which have to be separated. At the beginning there were a few case…

Do not pass sign with broken boneRESEARCH

The TOPaZ trial

Treatment of OI with Parathyroid hormone and Zoledronic acid Interview with Prof. Stuart H. Ralston, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, UK Who are you & what is your relationship to OI? I am a physician and rheumatologist with a special interest in the treatment of bone diseases. I have been taking care of patients…


OIFE co-hosts at ICCBH Virtual Forum

The International Children’s Bone Health Conference (ICCBH) is hosting a virtual forum from November 18-20 and we encourage professionals and patient representatives to attend. Target group The meeting programme of ICCBH Virtual Forum is designed for healthcare professionals and researchers.  Pharma industry regulations do not allow open invitations to members of the public to attend. However,…

Photo of three female doctors. Photo text: Survey opportunity. Help orthopedic surgeons learn about what's important for people with OI.RESEARCH

Can you help OI-surgeons get wiser?

A group of orthopedic surgeons in the USA with extensive experience in treating OI have come together to learn even more about the patient experience. Please take a moment to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J9653VK Your participation will help these OI experts better understand the needs of people living with OI. A message from dr. Flanagan,…

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