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Functional performance in everyday activities

Interview with Verity Pacey, Physiotherapist & researcher, Sydney, Australia My name is Verity Pacey and I’m a physiotherapist from Sydney, Australia. I began working with children with OI around 20 years ago now. I had the privilege to work in a specialist multidisciplinary clinic for children with OI – the only one in Australia at…

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OI & Dental Issues – A Literature Review

Interview with Ole Rasmus Theisen, dentist and researcher at the TAKO centre (national resource centre for oral health in rare disorders, Norway) My name is Ole Rasmus, and I am a 39-year-old dentist from Norway. My relationship with OI stems back from working with researchers who have studied OI extensively as well as seeing some…

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COVID 19 & OI – survey results

Did you know that OIFE was one of the contributors to the Covid-19 and OI survey that the Brittle Bone Society initiated? Now the article has been published in Frontier’s magazine. Background: Research on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with rare diseases is limited. Few studies compare healthcare throughout the progression of…

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HR-pQCT: A revolution in bone imaging

Interview with Bettina Willie, Professor at McGill University and Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal, Canada Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? I am Bettina Willie, and grew up in Utah, US. I earned a doctoral degree in Bioengineering from the University of Utah and I did my first postdoctoral training…

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Bisphosphonates & Pain in OI

Interview with Mercedes Rodriguez Celin, pediatrician at Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago Who are you & what experience do you have with Pain & OI? I am Mercedes Rodriguez Celin; I am a pediatrician from Argentina with a specialty in Growth and Development. I worked for ten years at the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic at Garrahan…

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OIFE Pain & OI Project

Background Pain is reported to be the main challenge for people with OI besides fractures. More than 60 percent of people with OI have chronic pain, and the percentage and complexity increase with age. In spite of this, there is very little information about how you can manage pain as a child or adult with…

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Free genetic testing

Do you need a genetic test, but have problems accessing it? The Discover Dysplasias® program provides individuals suspected of having an inherited skeletal dysplasia (incl. OI) access to high-quality genetic testing. Early access to testing can enable an accurate diagnosis, which can lead to improved patient outcomes. Blueprint Genetics and BioMarin collaborate to offer a…

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OI & child abuse – pediatric radiologist perspective

Interview with Professor Amaka Offiah, University of Sheffield and honorary consultant pediatric radiologist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? I work as a professor at the University of Sheffield, employed by the University of Sheffield but I am also an honorary consultant pediatric radiologist at Sheffield Children’s…

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Child abuse & OI – from geneticist perspective

Interview with Professor Gerard Pals, biochemist (MSc) and geneticist (PhD) at the VU university hospital in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? I am a biochemist (MSc) and geneticist (PhD). In 1989 I started a diagnostic laboratory for DNA and protein testing of inherited diseases, including OI, at…

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