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 12 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Current Issue: 2022  Archive: 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Reviewer Board (31)

Hanan AboJabel, PhD

Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany

Research Interests: Cross-cultural comparative bioethics; Psycho-social aspects in dementia; Mental illnesses and aging; Mental health and ethnicity

Joseph U. Almazan, PhD, Assistant Professor

School of Medicine, Nazarbayev University, Nursultan, Kazakhstan

Research Interests: Geriatrics and gerontology nursing; Nursing administration

Jane Anastassopoulou, PhD, Professor

Radiation Chemistry and Biospectroscopy, Chemical Engineering School, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Research Interests: Vibration spectroscopy (Fourier transform infrared and Raman); Oxidative stress and the chemistry of free radicals

Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RDN, FAND; Director Health Policy and Programs

Abbott Nutrition Division of Abbott

Research Interests: Malnutrition; Frailty; Sarcopenia; Older adults; Malnutrition/nutrition screening and assessment; Oncology; Telenutrition; Quality improvement programs; Health outcomes

Weiyun Chen, PhD, Associate Professor

School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109

Research Interests: Physical activity interventions; Cognitive functions; Physical activity behaviors; Physical fitness; Mental health and psychological well-being; Mixed-methods evaluation; Implementation outcomes evaluation

Sylwia Dziegielewska-Gęsiak, MD, PhD, DSc

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Bytom, Poland

Research Interests: Oxidant–antioxidant markers; Glycation indices; Gut dysbiosis; Autophagy and cancer-related and accelerated aging; Obesity and metabolic syndrome from preventive medicine to advanced treatment procedures

Andrea Fabbo, MD

Geriatric Service—Cognitive Disorders and Dementia, Department of Primary Care, Health Authority and Services of Modena, 41124 Modena, Italy

Research Interests: Dementia care and management (pharmacological therapies and psychosocial interventions); Quality of care organisation especially in long-term care

Ana Maria Fernandez-Araque, PhD

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Valladolid, Spain

Research Interests: Nursing; Clinical Nursing; Nursing Education; Nursing Assessment; Advanced Practice Nursing; Antioxidant agents in neuroprotection treatment of glaucoma

Michael Fossel, MD, PhD

1: President of Telocyte (http://www.telocyte.com), Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
2: Retired Clinical Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University, Ada, MI 49301, USA

Research Interests: Human aging; Telomeres; Telomerase therapy; Age-related diseases; Alzheimer's disease

Noelia González Gálvez, PhD

Universidad Católica de Murcia

Research Interests: Physical activity; Sport; Adolescents; Older; Systematic review; Endurance; Fitness; Cardiovascular; Sarcopenic

Marjan Ghaemi, MD, Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Vali-E-Asr Reproductive Health Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests: Woman Health; Menopause; Quality of Life

Hemant Ghayvat, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, and e Health Institute Linnaeus University, Vaxjo,35244 Sweden

Research Interests: Health Informatics (Preventive healthcare, Ambient Assisted Living, and AI-based Decision Making)

Melodee Harris, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor

College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Research Interests: Dementia; Neuropsychiatric symptoms; Depression; Sleep; Massage

Dr. Sousana K, Papadopoulou, Assistant Professor

Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, International Hellenic University

Research Interests: Sports nutrition; Nutrition and physical activity in sarcopenia

Michael Kalu, Scientific Director

merging Researchers and Professionals in Ageing- African Network, ON Canada

Research Interests: Mobility across continuum of care; Care transitions; Black and ageing and interdisciplinary geriatric or gerontological care

Cynthia D Kusters, Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Research Interests: Polygenic scores; Mendelian randomization; EWAS/DNA methylation; Neurodegenerative disorders; Parkinson's disease; Alzheimer's disease; Sex differences; Sex hormones

Panita Limpawattana, Dr, Associate Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 

Research Interests: Geriatric medicine; Gerontology

Jose Losa-Reyna, PhD, PostDoc

1: GENUD Toledo Research Group, University of Castilla-La Mancha, 45071 Toledo, Spain

2: CIBER of Frailty and Healthy Aging (CIBERFES), 28029 Madrid, Spain

3: Geriatric Department, Hospital Virgen del Valle, 45071 Toledo, Spain

Research Interests: Empowering Health by Physical Activity, Exercise and Nutrition

Ioannis Mamarelis, MSc, MD, PhD,
Director of Cardiac Department 401 Military Hospital of Athens

Hellenic Cardiac Society (HCS), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

Research Interests: Atherosclerosis, Carotid artery disease; Coronary cardiac disease

Jacob Mey, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor-Research

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, USA

Research Interests: Human nutrition; Skeletal muscle metabolism; Malnutrition; Asthma; Pulmonary disease; Ketone body metabolism
Marta Muszalik, dr hab. prof. associate

Department of Geriatrics, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, UMK Toruń, Poland

Research Interests: Aging; Frailty; Health problems; Older adults; Human needs; Nutritional status; Quality of life related to health HRQoL; Multidisciplinary care; Functional assessment; Geriatric patients

Fabiana de Souza Orlandi, PhD, Associate Professor

Federal University of São Carlos 

Research Interests: Quality of life; Validation of measurement instruments; Frailty; Gerontology

Filomena Papa, PhD, Senior Researcher

Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Digital Services Area

Research Interests: User experience with ICT; User acceptance; ICT adoption; ICT adoption by elderly people; e-health; e-learning; e-inclusion; t-government; e-government

Dr. Sophie Pilleron, Research Fellow

NDPH, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

Research Interests: Geriatric oncology; Ageing; Epidemiology; Observational data

Tyrone Pretorius, PhD, Professor, Vice-Chancellor

University of the Western Cape

Research Interests: Mental health; Stress; Burnout; Resilience; Protective factors in mental health outcomes

Bartolomeo Sapio, PhD, Project Manager and Senior Researcher

Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy

Research Interests: User aspects; Technology acceptance; Digital services; Digitization of public administration; Human factors; Technology for elderly people; Healthy and active aging; Electronic health record

Junfeng Shi, PhD, MD, Associate professor

Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University. Tel.: +86-18951670344

Research Interests: Cancer; Chemotherapy; Drug-resistance; Immunotherapy; Methylation; etc

Justina Yat Wa Liu, PhD, Associate Professor

School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Research Interests: Implementation of exercise, psycho-behavioural interventions and geron-technology to manage fatigue, low physical activity levels, falls, and low social participation among frail older people; Improving pain management for nursing home residents with cognitive impairment

Kurt Whittemore, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital

Research Interests: Molecular biology; Aging; Gene therapy; Telomeres; Telomerase

Bo-Wei Zhu, PhD, Assistant professor

 Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau 999078, China

Research Interests: Management of Built Environment; Multiple Attribute Decision Making; Housing Assessment; Healthy Aging; Aging in place

Abrar-Ahmad Zulfiqar, MD, PhD

Geriatrics Unit, University Hospital of Rouen, 76000 Rouen, France

Research Interests: Vitamin B12 deficiency and excess; Frailty syndrome in primary care; Telemedicine; Anemia in the elderly; Iatrogenism; Cognitive disorders

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