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Open Access Original Research

An Estimate of Possible Impacts of Superoxide Chemistry on Seawater pH: A Mapping Exercise

Marco Minella, Khan M. G. Mostofa, Cong-Qiang Liu, Davide Vione
Received: September 5, 2019; Published: January 21, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.acr.2001004

Abstract: Superoxide, produced photochemically as well as microbially, is an important reactant present in seawater and a major source of hydrogen peroxide. Superoxide decay may occur through catalyzed or uncatalyzed dismutation forming H2O2 and O2, through oxidation to O2, or through reduction into H2O2. Und [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Views of Conventional Medicine and Integrative Medicine among Informal Dementia Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals in NW England

Garuth Eliot Chalfont, Jane Simpson, Fiona J R Eccles, Christine Milligan
Received: September 06, 2019; Published: January 21, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001102

Abstract: The urgent need for innovative approaches to dementia treatment that are acceptable, effective and affordable underlies this research. Growing evidence supports ‘integrative medicine’ as a potential treatment approach aligned with and including conventional medicine. However, success will depend on [...]

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Open Access Review

Sleep Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia and Therapeutic Approach Options

Kim Lawson
Received: November 05, 2019; Published: January 20, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2001049

Abstract: Fibromyalgia, characterised by persistent pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction, is a central sensitivity syndrome that also involves abnormality in peripheral generators and in the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis. Heterogeneity of clinical expression of fibromyalgia with a [...]

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Open Access Book Review

Review of: Forgotten: Narratives of Age-Related Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in Canada. By Marlene Goldman. McGill-Queen’s Press, 2017

Julia Henderson
Received: November 05, 2019; Published: January 17, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001101

Abstract: none

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Open Access Highlight

A Unified Model of Age-Related Disease

Michael Fossel
Received: January 14, 2020; Published: January 15, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001100

Abstract: none

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Open Access Original Research

Therapeutic Effects: The Integration of Creative Arts Therapy in Palliative Care

Jeanie Youngwerth, Heather Coats, Amy Jones, Angela Wibben, Elizabeth Somes, Sue Felton, Ashley Anderson, Kathleen Flarity, Kellar Elliott, Jean Kutner
Received: November 17, 2019; Published: January 14, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001004

Abstract: The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) implemented a Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) program offering CAT to hospitalized patients as a component of comprehensive palliative care (PC) services. The objective of this pilot program evaluation study was to evaluate short-term effects of CAT on patient s [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Initial Adhesion Behavior of Osteoblast on Titanium with Sub-Micron Scale Roughness

Satoshi Migita, Tomoya Yamaguchi
Received: September 18, 2019; Published: January 14, 2020; doi:10.21926/rpm.2001003

Abstract: The surface roughness of titanium could regulate various cellular functions such as survival and growth. In the context of cell adhesion to materials, cell spreading and cell shape are also closely linked to various cellular functions. Previously, we found that Ti substrate with a 100-nm scale surfa [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Gender Differences in Manual, Electro, and Laser Acupuncture

Yan Yang, Gerhard Litscher
Received: January 08, 2020; Published: January 14, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001003

Abstract: Acupuncture, being a unique method, is a millennia-old tradition in the field of Chinese medicine. However, it is surprising that there are very few scientific publications on acupuncture and its gender-specific effects. This article summarizes the previous work from the perspective of both Western [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Another Productive Year

Joep Geraedts
Received: January 14, 2020; Published: January 14, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.2001102

Abstract: At the beginning of a new year it is always good to look both backwards and forwards and to highlight a few items that are relevant with respect to the long-term development of our journal. As everybody knows, the principle of open access publishing is that the authors pay fees (the article‐processi [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Implications of Clozapine Complications in Geriatric Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus

Charisse Chehovich, Tammie Lee Demler
Received: October 14, 2019; Published: January 10, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001099

Abstract: Second-generation antipsychotics, have known metabolic side effects; specifically, clozapine is implicated in worsening or causing hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia and weight gain. Recently, there has been an increased interest in the safe use of clozapine in patients with diabetes. In March 2018 [...]

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