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

Special Issue

Research on Bone Diseases in Older Adults

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ray Marks

Lecturer, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Program in Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

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Research Interests: Osteoporosis; osteoarthritis; knee osteoarthritis; falls prevention; depression; aging

About This Topic

Bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, bone cancer, and osteomalacia, are especially prevalent among the older population. Associated with varying degrees of bone thinning, fragility, and increased susceptibility to fracture, high rates of disability as well as pain, these health challenges often go overlooked or neglected in the absence of fractures or overt disability.
Unfortunately, those states are challenging to treat, especially if relatively little has been done over time to reduce the degree of bone destruction, or thinning, among other bone associated pathological changes. They are however, amenable to prevention, as well as treatment.
This Special Edition welcomes articles that focus on this topic of bone health and disease among older adults, especially from the viewpoint of prevention, as well as treatment, and early detection.
Articles of any genre concerning the importance of early detection, preventing and treating geriatric bone diseases such as osteoporosis and its correlates, outcomes of bone diseases, such as fractures, age changes in bone, and poor bone health and bone pain due to steroid usage, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, osteoarthritis, poor nutrition, and radiation, among other factors heightening bone damage in older adults are specifically sought.

Key words

Bone Mass, Bone Loss, Bone Pain, Cancer, Fracture, Osteomalacia, Osteoporosis

Publication

Open Access Original Research

Men's Bones Matter Too, a Cross Sectional Study Examining Bone Health among Men with Intellectual Disability in Ireland.

Received: 23 June 2021;  Published: 08 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2104182

Abstract

Globally between 30-40% of all osteoporotic fractures occur among men, with a quarter of all hip fractures, the most serious complication of osteoporosis, occurring in men. Among men of 50 years of age or older, osteoporotic fracture risk reaches an alarming 20%. What is of great concern is that associated mortality is greater [...]
Open Access Review

An Overview of Osteoporosis Management

Received: 28 June 2021;  Published: 19 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2104181

Abstract

Osteoporosis is one of the most common disorders around the world. Osteoporotic fracture especially hip fracture are associated with an increased mortality rate in elders. However, elders with osteoporosis or at high risk of fractures remain largely underdiagnosed and undertreated. The screening, diagnosis, and treatment of osteopo [...]
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