Higher Levels of Collagen X with Lower Growth Velocity May Reflect Growth Plate Dysfunction in Osteogenesis Imperfecta Dakota Campbell Thu, 08/12/2021 - 09:43
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Children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) may experience growth plate dysfunction, according to a recent study in the journal Bone. Researchers from the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium (BBDC) found a higher ratio of collagen X (CXM) levels for growth velocity in children with OI, revealing new clues about how this disease may affect the growth plate.

Exploring Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta Dakota Campbell Wed, 08/26/2020 - 13:52
Zoe Fang, an osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) patient, at an arcade
Zoe Fang, an osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) patient, at an arcade

In a new study, researchers in the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network’s Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium (BBD) surveyed adolescents with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) to learn about their oral symptoms and how these affect their quality of life. Participants’ answers are clarifying the oral health needs of kids with OI and guiding future research for orthodontic interventions.