Jacopo Baldi

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➤ Bone and muscle tissues are in close relationship, and the aging process is a factor involved in the loss of the functionality of both bones and muscles.➤ Sarcopenia and osteoporosis are linked from a biological and functional perspective and are related to an increased fracture risk in the elderly.➤ The increased fracture risk in sarcopenic and(More)
Osteoporosis and sarcopenia are the most frequent musculoskeletal disorders affecting older people. Osteoporosis is a widespread disorder affecting millions of individuals of all ethnic backgrounds worldwide, particularly among older women. It is characterized by reduced bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, with a consequent(More)
We demonstrated that osteoporosis is associated with a preferential type II muscle fiber atrophy, which correlates with bone mineral density and reduced levels of Akt, a major regulator of muscle mass. In osteoarthritis, muscle atrophy is of lower extent and related to disease duration and severity. Osteoarthritis (OA) and osteoporosis (OP) are associated(More)
The progressive aging of the population inevitably leads to an increase in all age-related diseases, with osteoporosis arising as a health and social priority. Fragility fractures, resulting by Osteoporosis, may have important consequences such as hospitalizations with long periods of immobility, need of surgery, increased risk of disability and partial or(More)
Age-related bone diseases, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, are strongly associated with sarcopenia and muscle fiber atrophy. In this study, we analyzed muscle biopsies in order to demonstrate that, in osteoarthritis patients, both osteophytes formation and regenerative properties of muscle stem cells are related to the same factors. In particular,(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcopenia and osteoporosis increase the risk of bone fracture in the elderly due to the loss of muscle mass and the decrease in bone mineral density. Myostatin and Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) are important molecules involved in muscle mass homeostasis. AIM In this study, we investigated the role of BMP4 and myostatin in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Bone and muscle tissues are in a close relationship. They are linked from a biological and functional point of view and both are related to an increased fracture risk in the elderly. The aging process is involved in the loss of functionality of both bones and muscles. In particular, aging-induced decline in muscle size and quality accompanies(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To characterize the lipidic profile of bone marrow in the calcaneus and femoral neck of healthy, osteopenic, and osteoporotic women, by using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) at 3T. The final goal was to identify specific metabolites with the potential ability to discriminate between healthy, osteopenic, and osteoporotic(More)
The prevention of femoral head collapse and the maintenance of hip function would represent a substantial achievement in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head; however it is difficult to identify appropriate treatment protocols to manage patients with pre-collapse avascular necrosis in order to obtain a successful outcome in joint preserving(More)