Journal of Gerontology and Aging Research

Previous Issue

  • Review article - Medical Published: Dec 07, 2017

    Peyronie’s Disease in People of African Origin: A Mini Review

    Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a progressive fibrotic tissue disorder with unknown etiology. It is a connective tissue disorder of the penile tunica albuginea that results in the formation of a palpable scar or hard plaque. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-?) has been suggested as the cytokine that influences the deposition…

    -Mathew Y. Kyei, James E. Mensah, Emmanuel Asante, Lemuel D. Bray, and Joseph Awuku-Asabre

  • Research article - Medical Published: Nov 02, 2017

    Veterans Geriatric Multifactorial Falls Assessment Clinic is Associated with Lower Fall Rate

    This study was a prospective, observational cohort study of patients at the Veterans Health Administration Tennessee Valley Health System in Nashville from 2009–2016. The Nashville facility includes 133 acute care beds, as well as medical and surgical intensive care units. Patients were prospectively recruited from the Geriatric Multifactorial Falls Assessment…

    -James S. Powers, Lauren R. Samuels, Jiun-Ruey Hu, and Christianne L. Roumie

  • Review article - Medical Published: Oct 20, 2017

    The Vascular Hypothesis of Affective Disorders in the Elderly: A Review

    According to several studies published in the last years, the vascular factor plays an important role in affective disorders in the elderly. The vascular component is a risk factor for developing affective disorders: it causes frontal-limbic circuit interruption and hypoperfusion; it activates pro-inflammatory tracts; it may trigger vascular depression, vascular…

    -Myriam Monczor

  • Short communication - Medical Published: Dec 06, 2017

    Metamorphosis-like Process in Ontogeny: Possible Mechanisms and Association with Transition from Development to Aging

    This short communication is an updated version of our work first presented in 2005 at the 18th World Congress of IAGG in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and published in abstracts. However, such work had much earlier historical bases, beginning from our participation in Leonid A. Gavrilov’s seminar on biological faculty…

    -Viktor I. Goudochnikov

  • Research article - Medical Published: Dec 29, 2017

    Physical Performance Drops after Hip Fracture Surgery: HIPA Study

    Demographic predictions for 21st century build a new scenario characterized by clear mortality decline, leading to increased life expectancy that carries aged population. Moreover, this life span increase does not necessarily imply that the health of those alive at a given age has also improved. Therefore, disability delay or morbidity…

    -Manuel Bermúdez, Beatriz Caballero, Beatriz de Luxán-Delgado, Yaiza Potes, María Fernández-Fernández