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 3,Issue 1

Open Access Original Research

The Positive Power of Perception in Late Life: A Study on Subjective Aging and Health among Ethnic Minorities

Ana Jessica Alfaro, Soledad Argüelles-Borge, Ashley M. Stripling, Paula M. Brochu
Received: September 17, 2018; Published: March 29, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901043

Open Access Editorial

Depression and Aging: Role of Social Support

Ray Marks
Received: March 25, 2019; Published: March 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901042

Open Access Review

Association of Telomere Length, a Cellular Aging Marker, with Depression, PTSD and Hostility

Lei Zhang, Xian-Zhang Hu, Xiaoxia Li, Jacob Dohl, Tianzheng Yu, Robert J. Ursano
Received: December 28, 2018; Published: March 21, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901041

Open Access Review

Does Dementia Increase the Risk of Dental Decay?

Robert J Emanuel
Received: January 09, 2019; Published: March 21, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901040

Open Access Perspective

Behavioural and Complementary Interventions for Healthy Neurocognitive Aging

Robert L. Conder, Jr., Christopher Friesen, Alanna A. Conder
Received: November 30, 2018; Published: March 20, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901039

Open Access Original Research

Prediction of ADRs and Estimation of Polypharmacy in Older Patient’s Population: Retrospective Study in Russian Gerontology Center

Ali Al-Ragawi, Sergey Zyryanov, Elena Ushkalova, Olga Butranova, Anton Pereverzev
Received: October 10, 2018; Published: March 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901038

Open Access Original Research

Exploring the Paradox of Care: Differences in Older Adult and Proxy Ratings of Health and Subjective Well-Being

Kristopher M. Struckmeyer, Alex J. Bishop, Brenda J. Smith, Brandt C. Gardner
Received: August 27, 2018; Published: February 27, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901037

Open Access Technical Note

Improving the HealthCare of People with Dementia beyond the Diagnosis: The “Carlo Poma Dementia Care Pathway” Study Protocol

Vincenza Frisardi, Sara Faroni, Angela Bellani, Felice Biagi, Emanuela Galante, Alida Balzanelli, Erika Talassi, Lorella Frittoli, Giancarla Capiluppi, Claudia D’angelis, Antonella Taragnani, Donatella Terzi, Elena Podavini, Graziana Gazzoni, Graziana Simoncelli, Carmine Matarazzo, Mirko Avesani, Antonio Ventura, Consuelo Basili, Maurizio Galavotti, Carlo Maria Stucchi, Maria Cristina Cilia, Alfonso Ciccone
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: February 27, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901036

Open Access Hypothesis

Sporadic Alzheimer Disease and That Developing in Down’s Syndrome: The Immune System Attacking Self Rather Than Suppressing Infectious Disease Invaders, Toll Like Receptors Triggering Excessive Cytosolic Calcium, Excess Calcineurin Activation, Overexpress

Steven R. Brenner
Received: August 29, 2018; Published: February 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901035

Open Access Review

Cell Senescence, Telomerase, and Senolytic Therapy

Michael Fossel
Received: December 31, 2018; Published: February 15, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901034

Open Access Research Article

Effect of Six-Months Supplementation with Cholecalciferol on Glycemic and Blood Pressure Control in Elderly Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Vitamin D Deficiency: A Pilot Study

Marco Barale, Ruth Rossetto Giaccherino, Ezio Ghigo, Massimo Procopio
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: February 14, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901033

Open Access Research Article

Key Dimensions of Therapeutic Lies in Dementia Care: A New Taxonomy

Rachel Mills, Louisa Jackman, Mithila Mahesh, Ian James
Received: December 12, 2018; Published: February 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901032

Open Access Editorial

Telomere Editorial - Perspectives on Telomeres and Aging

Michael Fossel
Received: January 29, 2019; Published: January 31, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901031

Open Access Research Article

An Examination of How the ‘Household Model' of Care Can Contribute to Positive Ageing for Residents in the ‘Fourth Age’

Anya Ahmed, Paula Ormandy, Maaike L. Seekles
Received: November 15, 2018; Published: January 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901030

Open Access Research Article

Aging and the Art of Happiness: Time Effects of A Positive Psychology Program with Older Adults

Elizabeth Orsega-Smith, Stephen Goodwin, Melissa Ziegler, Katie Greenawalt, Jennie Turner, Erica Rathie
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: January 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901029

Open Access Research Article

Acceptance of Information and Communication Technologies for Healthy and Active Aging: Results from Three Field Studies

Filomena Papa, Bartolomeo Sapio, Enrico Nicolò
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: January 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901028

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