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Biography
Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Special Issue

Health Benefits of Meditation

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2018(Open)               Submit Now      Flyer

Guest Editor

Sok Cheon Pak, PhD
School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, NSW 2795, Australia
E-mail: spak@csu.edu.au
Website: https://science.csu.edu.au/schools/biomed/staff/profiles/food-and-nutrition/sokcheon-pak
Research Interests: bee venom application; acupuncture: pain threshold; morphine dose reduction; medicinal herbs: anti-inflammatory; anti-allergic; immune-enhancing; polycystic ovarian syndrome; pap smear; evidence-based practice

Co-Editor

Soo Liang Ooi
Centre for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Singapore 247909
E-mail: sooliangooi@gmail.com
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/soo-liang-ooi-8194781/

About This Topic

People meditate to attain self-regulation and consciousness transformation. Regardless of personal preference, the underlying rationale for either approach is similar in terms of viewing meditation as a therapeutic means. Despite the fact that meditation techniques are increasingly popular amongst the public, we still have scarce, preliminary evidence that stems from research within the therapeutic context. Numerous studies have been conducted to look for effects of meditation, yet there is even more lack of scientific theories for mind-body interactions. Thus, the atheoretical methodology is frequently mirrored in the way of data collection used in the studies which include dependent variables that are not specific to meditation research. Future research on meditation intervention needs to be standardized as much as possible to ensure credibility. Disease-specific approach to meditation intervention is highly recommended to refine the role of meditation with the elimination of conventional medication. Understanding of different types of meditation with each unique interacting pathway among the brain, mind, body and behavior associated with clinically significant resiliency will facilitate the development of meditation as new therapeutics.

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Keywords

  • Meditation; Health; Immune system; Brain; Therapeutics

Planned Papers

Title: Mindfulness for the novice sceptics: Introducing guidance prior to meditation as a reinforcing agent of non-judgment.
Author: Dr Michail Mantzios
Affiliation: Birmingham City University

Title: Meditation, sleep, and performance
Authors: Lauren Guerriero, Shreyas Joshi, Mansi Sethi, Warunee Novak, Abhi Patel, Bruce F. O'Hara

Title: Genetic Testing in Psychiatry: Friend or Foe?
Author: Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger, MSN, MA, CARN-AP, PMHCNS-BC, NP
Affiliations: Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Practitioner
Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Publication

Research Article

A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding Conceptions of Mindfulness Meditation

Ethan G. Lester, Amy R. Murrell, Dickson E. Dickson
Received: June 19, 2018; Published: October 15, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804026

Concept Paper

Meditation as an Intervention for Health: A Framework for Understanding Meditation Research

Marcel Allbritton, Carrie Heeter
Received: July 30, 2018; Published: October 9, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804025

Research Article

Feasibility of a Meditation Video Game to Reduce Anxiety in College Students

Paul A. Barclay, Clint A. Bowers
Received: July 27, 2018; Published: October 8, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804024

Original Research

Specific Somatic Symptoms Alleviated by Mindfulness Meditation Training

Holly Hazlett-Stevens
Received: April 20, 2018; Published: October 3, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804023

Review

A Review of the Efficacy of Yoga and Meditation-Based Interventions for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Alexandra Koulouris 1,†, Kathleen Dorado, Christina McDonnell, Robert R. Edwards, Asimina Lazaridou
Received: June 27, 2018; Published: September 6, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1803018

Original Research

The Four-Facet Model of Eudaimonic Resilience and Its Relationships with Mindfulness, Perceived Stress and Resilience

Fraser L. E. Fisher, Aileen M. Pidgeon
Received: July 10, 2018; Published: August 27, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1803015

Case Report

Living with Spondylolisthesis with (Relative) Equanimity

Patricia Lynn Dobkin
Received: April 23, 2018; Published: July 3, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1803013

Review

The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Jonathan Manh Dang, Luma Bashmi, Stephen Meeneghan, Janet White, Rebecca Hedrick, Jelena Djurovic, Brigitte Vanle, Dennis Nguyen, Jonathan Almendarez, Paula Ravets, Yasmine Gohar, Sophia Hanna, Itai Danovitch, Waguih William IsHak
Received: March 28, 2018; Published: June 25, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802011

Original research

Leveraging Mindfulness to Build Resilience and Professional Quality of Life in Human Service Professionals

Andrew Hanna, Aileen M. Pidgeon
Received: April 4, 2018; Published: May 16, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802007

Original research

Mindfulness Meditation in College Students to Advance Health Equity

Stephanie Bryan, Maryellen Hamilton, Elizabeth Finn
Received: February 21, 2018; Published: May 16, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802006

Communication

Open Dialogue and the Impact of Therapist Mindfulness on the Health of Clients

Russell Razzaque
Received: January 28, 2018; Published: March 28, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1801001