Yannis Dionyssiotis

Dr. Yannis Dionyssiotis is specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He worked as Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Research of the Musculoskeletal System at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where he completed his PhD in SCI induced Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases; as locum Consultant Physiatrist in the Rehabilitation Department of KAT Hospital in Athens, Head of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department in Rhodes General Hospital and Medical Director of Rehabilitation Center Amyntaio of Florina General Hospital in Greece and as Stationsarzt in the Klinik für neurochirourgische - neurologische Frührehabilitation, Westpfalz-Klinikum, in Germany. Currently, is the Medical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of European Interbalkan Medical Center in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Dionyssiotis has clinical experience as Physiatrist in a variety of clinical settings as clinician, researcher, clinical instructor and consultant. He also holds a senior European Board Certification in PRM (certified 1/2006, recertification 2/2016), Facharztanerkennung in Germany (PRM) and is registered Physician in the UK. Dr. Dionyssiotis has an extensive list of professional presentations and publications in the areas of rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis. He supports scientifically the STEP-ON ankle-foot orthosis (www.step-on.net) product with clinical trials, medical reports and counselling in international exhibitions and classified the indications and contraindications of the product. Moreover, his participation during the construction of the new STEP-ON models improved the clinical outcomes of the orthosis. He has served as reviewer for several international, pubmed and peer-reviewed journals. He is elected member of the board of International Society of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions (ISMNI), of Prevention Committee of International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS), of Hellenic Osteoporosis Foundation (HELIOS) and has written books and papers for osteoporosis in spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, exercise, spinal orthoses, jumping mechanography, falls, and botulinum toxin. He won the Heim Ring Silver award during the 8th Mediterranean Congress of Rehabilitation in Limassol, Cyprus (October 2010) and the European Board award in the 16th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in Bruges Belgium (June 2008) and the Petros Aposkitis award during the 14th National Rehabilitation Congress, Athens (February 2016). http://publicationslist.org/y.dionyssiotis

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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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