OBM Geriatrics

(ISSN 2638-1311)

OBM Geriatrics is an Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. The journal takes the premise that innovative approaches – including gene therapy, cell therapy, and epigenetic modulation – will result in clinical interventions that alter the fundamental pathology and the clinical course of age-related human diseases. We will give strong preference to papers that emphasize an alteration (or a potential alteration) in the fundamental disease course of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular aging diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin aging, immune senescence, and other age-related diseases.

Geriatric medicine is now entering a unique point in history, where the focus will no longer be on palliative, ameliorative, or social aspects of care for age-related disease, but will be capable of stopping, preventing, and reversing major disease constellations that have heretofore been entirely resistant to interventions based on “small molecular” pharmacological approaches. With the changing emphasis from genetic to epigenetic understandings of pathology (including telomere biology), with the use of gene delivery systems (including viral delivery systems), and with the use of cell-based therapies (including stem cell therapies), a fatalistic view of age-related disease is no longer a reasonable clinical default nor an appropriate clinical research paradigm.

Precedence will be given to papers describing fundamental interventions, including interventions that affect cell senescence, patterns of gene expression, telomere biology, stem cell biology, and other innovative, 21st century interventions, especially if the focus is on clinical applications, ongoing clinical trials, or animal trials preparatory to phase 1 human clinical trials.

Papers must be clear and concise, but detailed data is strongly encouraged. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Free Publication in 2019
Current Issue: 2019  Archive: 2018 2017

Volume 2,Issue 3

Open Access Review

Online Dating Profiles and Problems in Older Adults: A Review

Tiffany Field
Received: April 28, 2018; Published: September 25, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803012

Open Access Review

Neuroimaging in Dementia

Kevin T Ong
Received: May 15, 2018; Published: September 04, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803011

Open Access Review

A Review of Oral Health in Older Adults: Key to Improving Nutrition and Quality of Life

Ezekiel Ijaopo, Ruth Ijaopo
Received: April 26, 2018; Published: August 27, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803010

Open Access Original Research

The Effect of the Human Plasma Molecule GHK-Cu on Stem Cell Actions and Expression of Relevant Genes

Loren Pickart, Anna Margolina
Received: June 8, 2018; Published: August 16, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803009

Open Access Original Research

Implementation of a Geriatric Patient-Centered Medical Home: the Geriatric Patient – Aligned Care Team (GeriPACT)

James S. Powers, Catherine Xie, Michelle Moseley, Lovely Abraham, Jennifer Buckner, Nkechi Azubike
Received: May 21, 2018; Published: August 13, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803008

Open Access Original Research

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) for Route Reversal Learning

Kazushige Kimura, James F. Reichert, Omid Ranjbar Pouya, Ahmad Byagowi, Xikui Wang, Debbie M. Kelly, Zahra Moussavi
Received: May 25, 2018; Published: August 10, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803007

Open Access Short Report

Positive Life Experiences Following a Dementia Diagnosis

Shoshana H. Bardach, Christina Moore, Sarah D. Holmes, Richard R. Murphy, Allison Gibson, Gregory A. Jicha
Received: June 15, 2018; Published: July 27, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803006

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