Osteosarcopenia as a Geriatric Syndrome
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- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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- Medicine and Radiology
- Western Health
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Summary Osteoporosis, the most common bone disease in humans, shares distinct pathophysiological mechanisms with sarcopenia. Sarcopenia, characterized by low muscle strength, mass and physical performance, is an important disease in older adults.
Where osteoporosis and sarcopenia are both present, this is termed as ‘osteosarcopenia.’ A contemporary, comprehensive geriatric assessment should include assessment for osteosarcopenia and its associated risks, as this will enable effective management to reduce adverse outcomes. This group of projects are aimed to develop and support the concept of osteosarcopenia as a geriatric syndrome. The project includes biomedical and clinical studies looking at pathophysiology, clinical phenotype, diagnostic methods and new treatments for osteosarcopenia.
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