Characterization of Osteosarcopenia in Older Persons: A Bench to Bedside Approach Characterization of Osteosarcopenia in Older Persons: A Bench to Bedside Approach
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- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
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- Medicine and Radiology
- Western Health
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In older persons, the combination of osteopenia/osteoporosis and sarcopenia has been proposed as a subset of frailer individuals at higher risk of institutionalization, falls and fractures. However, the particular clinical, biochemical and functional characteristics of the osteosarcopenic (OS) patients remain unknown. In this study, we will use a bench-to-bedside approach to understand the molecular mechanisms of osteosarcopenia (muscle and bone interphase), biochemical and functional changes observed in osteosarcopenic individuals, potential biomarkers of osteosarcopenia, treatment guidelines and innovative therapeutic approaches (pharmacological and non- pharmacological).
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PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
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