Issue 1/2019 – Editorial

Dear Readers, Authors, Reviewers and Editorial Board Members of the Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, first I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of those who have contributed to this XIII Issue of the JGG. Our journal is now entering its fourth year of publication, and I am proud to report that the JGG is doing rather well. During the last year, we increased the submission rate, particularly from International Authors.

The current Issue of the JGG includes not only regular manuscripts, but also a Special Issue entitled “Sarcopenia: from theoretical approach into clinical practice”, guest edited by Francesco Landi – to whom I am very grateful. I am really enthusiastic to publish such contributions focused on this very hot topic in geriatrics.

We open the regular issue with two original research investigations. The first is by Lotfalinezhad E et al., who analyzed the psychological distress and associated factors in aged subjects from Gordan, an Iranian town. The second study, by Giannotti C et al., is a preliminary report on the ability of very old patients in the management of drug therapy.

This issue includes two Clinical Observations in Geriatrics. The first is by Senthil P et al., who performed a multi-modal exercise protocol on a 72-year old patient affected by Parkinson disease who underwent hemiarthroplasty of hip joint. The second, by Date AS et al., describes a rare case of polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma of the thyroid in an aged Indian woman.

Finally, the section “Geriatrics and Gerontology Elsewhere” by Ameri P critically comments a recent article, published on JAMA, which focuses on the electrocardiographic screening of atrial fibrillation.

In conclusion, I hope that you will enjoy reading the contributions of this XIII JGG issue, and I kindly remind you that we continue to welcome citations of our papers and new submissions to the Journal.



Gianluigi Vendemiale


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