Yannis Dionyssiotis

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Dr. Yannis Dionyssiotis specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR). He has clinical experience as Physiatrist in a variety of clinical settings as clinician, researcher, clinical instructor and consultant. He holds a PhD in Bone and Soft Tissue Changes in Spinal Cord Injury from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He also has senior European Board Certification in PMR, a Master Thesis in Aging and Chronic Diseases (Hellenic Open University / University of Thessaly), Facharztanerkennung in Germany (PMR) and is registered Physician in the UK. Dr. Dionyssiotis has professional presentations and publications in the areas of rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis. He is the Co-Editor in Chief of Journal Frailty, Sarcopenia and Falls.

5books edited

6chapters authored

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Osteoporosis is a public health issue worldwide. During the last few years, progress has been made concerning the knowledge of the pathophysiological mechanism of the disease. Sophisticated technologies have added important information in bone mineral density measurements and, additionally, geometrical and mechanical properties of bone. New bone indices have been developed from biochemical and hormonal measurements in order to investigate bone metabolism. Although it is clear that drugs are an essential element of the therapy, beyond medication there are other interventions in the management of the disease. Prevention of osteoporosis starts in young ages and continues during aging in order to prevent fractures associated with impaired quality of life, physical decline, mortality, and high cost for the health system. A number of different specialties are holding the scientific knowledge in osteoporosis. For this reason, we have collected papers from scientific departments all over the world for this book. The book includes up-to-date information about basics of bones, epidemiological data, diagnosis and assessment of osteoporosis, secondary osteoporosis, pediatric issues, prevention and treatment strategies, and research papers from osteoporotic fields.

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