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Biophysical Stimulation in Athletes' Joint Degeneration: A Narrative Review

Lorenzo Moretti, Davide Bizzoca, Giovanni Angelo Giancaspro, Giuseppe Danilo Cassano, Francesco Moretti, Stefania Setti, Biagio Moretti
2021 Medicina  
Another investigation by Moretti et al. confirmed the chondroprotective effects of shock waves stimulation by restoring normal levels of Il-10 and TNF-α [57] .  ...  Iannone et al. tests the effects of ESWT on subchondral osteoblasts in vitro and found a significant increase of IL-10 intracellular levels both in OA and healthy osteoblasts [67] , in contrast to Moretti  ... 
doi:10.3390/medicina57111206 pmid:34833424 pmcid:PMC8619315 fatcat:osibuyloszfevmqwiay3idnnke

Effects of radial shock waves therapy on osteoblasts activities

Angela Notarnicola, Roberto Tamma, Lorenzo Moretti, Alessandra Fiore, Giovanni Vicenti, Alberta Zallone, Biagio Moretti
Radial shock waves therapy (RSWT) differs from extracorporeal shock waves therapy (ESWT) in that it produces a non-focused wave that is dissipated radially at the skin. Few studies have yet explored the effects of RSWT on bone tissue. Osteoblasts in culture flasks were studied by polymerase chain reaction after treatment with RSW (500 impulses, 0.05 mJ/mm 2 ). An inhibited osteoblastogenesis was observed, with a statistically significant reduction in type 1 collagen, osterix, bone sialoprotein
more » ... nd receptor activator NF kappa ligand expression at 24 and 48 h, of osteocalcin at 24, 48 and 72 h, and osteopontin at 48 and 72 h. These findings show that RSWT is not indicated for treatment of delayed fracture union, pseudoarthrosis, and complex regional pain syndrome. The observed reduction in the receptor activator of nuclear factor-kB ligand/osteoprotegerin ratio suggests that it has an inhibiting effect on osteoclastogenesis, which could make it a useful tool for applications in proliferative diseases.
doi:10.1007/s12306-012-0213-4 pmid:22836286 fatcat:hpy2z4vsyncundisao7vqdofly

Linear analysis of the gravitational beam-plasma instability [article]

Fabio Moretti, Matteo Del Prete, Giovanni Montani
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We investigate the well-known phenomenon of the beam-plasma instability in the gravitational sector, when a fast population of particles interacts with the massive scalar mode of an Horndeski theory of gravity, resulting into the linear growth of the latter amplitude. Following the approach used in the standard electromagnetic case, we start from the dielectric representation of the gravita- tional plasma, as introduced in a previous analysis of the Landau damping for the scalar Horndeski mode.
more » ... Then, we set up the modified Vlasov-Einstein equation, using at first a Dirac delta func- tion to describe the fast beam distribution. This way, we provide an analytical expression for the dispersion relation and we demonstrate the existence of non-zero growth rate for the linear evolu- tion of the Horndeski scalar mode. A numerical investigation is then performed with a trapezoidal beam distribution function, which confirms the analytical results and allows to demonstrate how the growth rate decreases as the beam spread increases.
arXiv:2203.16990v1 fatcat:qh6hjcrza5bu5mbqlerxepawci

Neuromuscular Diseases and Bone

Giovanni Iolascon, Marco Paoletta, Sara Liguori, Claudio Curci, Antimo Moretti
2019 Frontiers in Endocrinology  
Neuromuscular diseases (NMDs) are inherited or acquired conditions affecting skeletal muscles, motor nerves, or neuromuscular junctions. Most of them are characterized by a progressive damage of muscle fibers with reduced muscle strength, disability, and poor health-related quality of life of affected patients. In this scenario, skeletal health is usually compromised as a consequence of modified bone-muscle cross-talk including biomechanical and bio-humoral issues, resulting in increased risk
more » ... bone fragility and fractures. In addition, NMD patients frequently face nutritional issues, including malnutrition due to feeding disorders and swallowing problems that might affect bone health. Moreover, in these patients, low levels of physical activity or immobility are common and might lead to overweight or obesity that can also interfere with bone strength features. Also, vitamin D deficiency could play a critical role both in the pathogenesis and in the clinical scenario of many NMDs, suggesting that its correction could be useful in maintaining or enhancing bone health, especially in the early phases of NMDs. Last but not least, specific disease-modifying drugs, available for some NMDs, are frequently burdened with adverse effects on bone tissue. For example, glucocorticoid therapy, standard of care for many muscular dystrophies, prolongs long-term survival in treated patients; nevertheless, high dose and/or chronic use of these drugs are a common cause of secondary osteoporosis. This review addresses the current state of knowledge about the factors that play a role in determining bone alterations reported in NMDs, how these factors can modify the biological pathways underlying bone health, and which are the available interventions to manage bone involvement in patients affected by NMDs. Considering the complexity of care of these patients, an interdisciplinary and multimodal management strategy based on both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions is recommended, particularly targeting musculoskeletal issues that are closely related to functional independence as well as social implications.
doi:10.3389/fendo.2019.00794 pmid:31824418 pmcid:PMC6886381 fatcat:ffvw5c2unncn7nyuiyw7mv6xyi

Tint 2.0: an All-inclusive Suite for NLP in Italian

Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Giovanni Moretti
2018 Zenodo  
In this paper, we present a novel, extended release of Tint (Palmero Aprosio and Moretti, 2016) , a suite of ready-to-use modules for Italian NLP.  ...  Modules In this Section, we present a set of Tint modules, briefly describing those that were already included in the first release (Palmero Aprosio and Moretti, 2016) and focusing with more details  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1565255 fatcat:77vuozd5ifakveqrcybhx6rhxy

Overview of the EvaLatin 2022 Evaluation Campaign

Rachele Sprugnoli, Marco Passarotti, Flavio Massimiliano Cecchini, Margherita Fantoli, Giovanni Moretti
2022 Zenodo  
This paper describes the organization and the results of the second edition of EvaLatin, the campaign for the evaluation of Natural Language Processing tools for Latin. The three shared tasks proposed in EvaLatin 2022, i. e. Lemmatization, Part-of-Speech Tagging and Features Identification, are aimed to foster research in the field of language technologies for Classical languages. The shared dataset consists of texts mainly taken from the LASLA corpus. More specifically, the training set
more » ... s only prose texts of the Classical period, whereas the test set is organized in three sub-tasks: a Classical sub-task on a prose text of an author not included in the training data, a Cross-genre sub-task on poetic and scientific texts, and a Cross-time sub-task on a text of the 15th century. The results obtained by the participants for each task and sub-task are presented and discussed.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6655905 fatcat:2wmwvt2govge7nl5ha2di42zrm

Challenges and Solutions for Musculoskeletal Disorders in Athletes

Giovanni Iolascon, Umberto Tarantino, Antimo Moretti
2022 Medicina  
The etymology of the word "athlete" derives from the ancient Greek ἀθλητής (athletés, from âthlos that is, fight, competition) [...]
doi:10.3390/medicina58010080 pmid:35056388 pmcid:PMC8781726 fatcat:zjhnwjme6ndcvcvbeoxda3wrom

Nine Tools for Generating Harmonious Colour Schemes [chapter]

Paul Lyons, Giovanni Moretti
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We survey a number of tools that have been developed for generating sets of colours according to commonly accepted rules for colour harmony. Informal manual techniques for generating harmonious sets of colours have been known and used for at least a century. Although superficially simple, they have not been precise techniques, as pigment-based and dye-based colouring techniques are not susceptible to accurate measurement, in terms of area of colour used or mathematical relationships between
more » ... urs, and mathematical analysis does not appeal strongly to the design community. Now the historical separation between engineering and design has narrowed. First, the development of colour t elevision brought numerical precision into colour specification. Secondly, in computers, the medium for colour representation and the tool for calculating colour parameters have been integrated. Consequently, it has also become feasible to derive sets of harmonious colours automatically.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-27795-8_25 fatcat:3ih63hq6nzhupd4ywfnhn4x5qq

Italy Goes To Stanford: A Collection Of Corenlp Modules For Italian

Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Giovanni Moretti
2017 Zenodo  
Keyword extraction Keyword extraction in Tint is performed by Keyphrase Digger (Moretti et al., 2015) , a rulebased system for keyphrase extraction.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1048876 fatcat:sdy3t2gvdzhfhp4jcmct2fo6yu

L'utilizzo del podcasting nella didattica universitaria

Giovanni Moretti, Arianna Morini
2020 ECPS - Educational Cultural and Psychological Studies  
The Street Lamp Paradox: Analysing Students' Evaluation 65 of Teaching through Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (Il paradosso del lampione: analizzare, attraverso approcci qualitativi e quantitativi, la valutazione di un insegnamento accademico da parte degli studenti) Islam M. Farag Perfectionism and English Learners' Self-efficacy 87 (Perfezionismo e autoefficacia degli studenti nell'apprendimento dell'inglese) Leena Holopainen -Doris Kofler -Arno Koch -Airi Hakkarainen Kristin Bauer
more » ... ivia Taverna Ci sono differenti predittori della lettura nelle lingue che hanno 111 un'ortografia trasparente? Evidenze da uno studio longitudinale (Do
doi:10.7358/ecps-2020-021-more fatcat:uipxyrbbsjhxvhl47wwjmycvu4

Towards the Modeling of Polarity in a Latin Knowledge Base

Rachele Sprugnoli, Francesco Mambrini, Giovanni Moretti, Marco Passarotti
2020 Zenodo  
In this paper, we describe the process of inclusion of a prior polarity lexicon of Latin lemmas, called LatinAectus, in a knowledge base of interoperable linguistic resources developed within the LiLa: Linking Latin project. More specically, a manually-curated list of lemma-sentiment pairs is linked to a comprehensive collection of Latin lemmas by using Semantic Web and Linked Data standards and practices. LatinAectus is modeled relying on three formal representation frameworks: Lemon and
more » ... x to describe the lexicon, and the Marl ontology to describe the sentiment properties of each of its lexical entries. We present the lexicon, the methodology and the results of the linking process, as well as a use case and the planned future work.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4067812 fatcat:ddkl2syhqbahlnkcirunnx4pke

Towards the Modeling of Polarity in a Latin Knowledge Base

Rachele Sprugnoli, Francesco Mambrini, Giovanni Moretti, Marco Passarotti
2020 Zenodo  
Moretti, M.  ...  Moretti, M.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3874115 fatcat:5j3ssrm4knf55bd4g7e52kshfu

Modified Gravitational Waves Across Galaxies from Macroscopic Gravity [article]

Giovanni Montani, Fabio Moretti
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We analyze the propagation of gravitational waves in a medium containing bounded subsystems ("molecules"), able to induce significant Macroscopic Gravity effects. We establish a precise constitutive relation between the average quadrupole and the amplitudes of a vacuum gravitational wave, via the geodesic deviation equation. Then we determine the modified equation for the wave inside the medium and the associated dispersion relation. A phenomenological analysis shows that anomalous
more » ... of the wave emerge with an appreciable experimental detectability if the medium is identified with a typical galaxy. Both the modified dispersion relation (wave velocity less than the speed of light) and anomalous oscillations modes could be detectable by the incoming LISA or pulsar timing arrays experiments, having the appropriate size to see the concerned wavelengths (larger than the molecular size) and the appropriate sensitivity to detect the expected deviation from vacuum General Relativity.
arXiv:1805.08018v1 fatcat:ptzish2vjvecho7onvbggp4r4e

Influence of sarcopenic obesity on osteoporosis and vertebral fragility fractures in post-menopausal women

Antimo Moretti, Maria Teresa Giamattei, Sire Alessandro de, Giovanni Cannaviello, Francesca Gimigliano, Giovanni Iolascon
2014 Bone Abstracts  
doi:10.1530/boneabs.3.pp206 fatcat:ljxz6a6uxffqzhgdugfdawlkqm

Determination of surface flow paths from gridded elevation data

Stefano Orlandini, Giovanni Moretti
2009 Water Resources Research  
., Dawes and Short, 1994; Moretti and Orlandini, 2008] .  ...  W03417 ORLANDINI AND MORETTI: SURFACE FLOW PATHS FROM GRIDDED ELEVATION DATA pointers p 1 and p 2 are denoted as d 1 (k) and d 2 (k), respectively.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2008wr007099 fatcat:7g2s727c25ek5kthxqxx3dyzwm
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