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Key4OI – Past, Present and Future

Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? I am Dagmar Mekking from the Netherlands. I am a mother of a 15 year old daughter with OI. Also I am the director of Foundation Care4BrittleBones. The purpose of the foundation is to improve quality of life for people with OI through research. What…

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New members in ERN BOND

On 1 January 2022, 620 new members will join the European Reference Networks, as unanimously approved by the ERN Board of Member States. As a result of the current call there will be nearly 1,500 ERN units in 27 Member States and Norway. The European Reference Network on Rare Bone Disorders (ERN BOND) suffered to…

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Pain & OI Project reestablished

OIFE wants to focus more on pain & OI, since this is reported to be the most important challenge for people with OI besides fractures. Because of the IMPACT survey we had to postpone our pain project until 2022. But now we have reestablished our OIFE project on Pain & OI. What has happened? In…

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Announcement on the clinical trial BOOSTB4

In Sweden, the Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital are leading the academic clinical trial BOOSTB4 where we are looking for subjects who have a diagnosis of OI Type III or severe Type IV with a specific collagen mutation. The aim of the clinical trial is to study the safety and efficacy of the…

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The European Registry for Rare Bone & Mineral Conditions (EuRR-Bone)

Interview with Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra M.D. Ph.D., Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? I am Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra internist-endocrinologist in Leiden University Medical Center and specialized in Bone and Mineral Disorders and thus treating patients with OI. I have worked in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)…

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OI-registries in the USA

In OIFE Magazine 2-2021 we published an interview with Brendan Lee, M.D. Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas about OI-registries in the USA. In Europe we are developing the EuRR-Bone – which OI-registries do you have in the US? There is a contact registry with ca 2500 individuals signed up, which is sponsored by the…

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The systematic spiral

How clinical work, registries, research, guidelines and quality improvement are connected Interview with Lena Lande Wekre, M.D. in the Skeletal dysplasia team at TRS National Resource Centre for Rare Disorders, Norway Who are you and where are you currently working? My name is Lena Lande Wekre and I am a Medical Doctor in the Skeletal…

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Russia: Mobile Rehab Project

Read our interview with Nadezhda Epishina, M.D. and physical therapist Charitable Fund „Fragile people“ (Russian OI-organization) from Moscow, Russia. The interview was first published in OIFE Magazine 2-2021. Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? My name is Nadezhda Epishina. I am a doctor and a physical therapist. I have been engaged…

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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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