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    President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis, Board Member of the International Association of Osteoporosis, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Doctor of Medicine, Professor
    Povoroznyuk Vladyslav

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  • Institute of Gerontology’s Anniversary

    Institute of Gerontology’s Anniversary



    On Sept 18, 2018, a jubilee meeting devoted to the 60th anniversary of the Institute and 110th anniversary of D.F. Chebotaryov’s birth was held at the SI “D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology by the NAMS of Ukraine”.

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  • CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN SUMMIT

    CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN SUMMIT

    A recent tradition shared by the scientists from the Central and Eastern Europe involved in studying bone and muscular diseases and Vitamin D status is to gather in Vienna on the eve of Christmas celebrations to discuss important initiatives of the year, share their professional experience, present independent findings on the new methods and improved diagnostics and management of bone and muscular diseases.

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  • XI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF YOUNG SCHOLARS
    «BONE MUSCULAR DISEASES AND AGE
    COMMEMORATING PROF.
    E.P. PODRUSHNYAK
    On Feb 23-24, 2018, in Kyiv





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RESULTS OF 2016

RESULTS OF 2016

President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis and the Ukrainian Association of Menopause, Andropause and Bone-Muscular System, director of the Ukrainian Scientific-Medical Center of Osteoporosis Problems, head of Locomotor Apparatus Clinical Physiology and Pathology Department by the State Institution ‘D.F. Chebotaryov Institute of Gerontology’ by the NAMS Ukraine (Kyiv), Honored Scientist and Technician, Prof. V.V. Povoroznyuk, Doctor of Medical Sciences:

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  • Ukrainian version of FRAX

    Ukrainian version of FRAX

    Due to the increasing number of elderly people all over the world, the problem of osteoporosis and its complications is becoming increasingly relevant from year to year.

    Scientists involved in providing medical care to patients with diseases of the musculoskeletal system constantly search for and study the effectiveness of various methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and its complications.

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Osteoporosis is one of the key healthcare problems across the world. According to the international experts, this condition has become a virtual epidemic. The principal feature distinguishing osteoporosis from the other locomotor apparatus diseases is an almost entire absence of clinical manifestations up to the fracture occurring. Only one in three vertebral fractures is clinically detected (Briggs A.M., 2007; Genant H.K., 2002; Поворознюк В.В., 2009).

Taking into account a significant medico-social importance of osteoporosis, it is very important to evaluate the bone tissue at the early stages.

«Dual X- Ray absorptiometry is considered a ‘gold standard’ of bone mineral assessment.

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According to the International Society for Clinical Densitometry’s Recommendations of 2015 (The International Society For Clinical Densitometry, 2015), the following groups of patients should be referred for the bone mineral density assessment:

  1. Women of 65 years and over.
  2. Postmenopausal women younger than 65 years with the following risk factors: low body mass, previous fractures, medications affecting the bone tissue, conditions associated with bone loss.
  3. Perimenopausal women with clinical risk factors: low body mass, previous fractures, medications affecting the bone tissue.
  4. Men of 70 years and over.
  5. Men younger than 70 years with the following risk factors: low body mass, previous fractures, medications affecting the bone tissue, conditions associated with bone loss.
  6. Patients with previous fragility fractures.
  7. Patients with conditions associated with bone loss.
  8. Patients on medications affecting the bone tissue.
You’re invited to the Ukrainian Scientific-Medical Center of Osteoporosis Problems for a densitometric assessment (Link to Book an Appointment) with Hologic (Discovery WI, USA) и Prodigy (GEHC Lunar WI, USA).

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In June 4, 2016 Prof. Vladyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis was awarded at the annual summit of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) held in Galway, Ireland, for his leadership and significant achievements in clinical densitometry with John P. Bilezikian ISCD Global Leadership Award. (John P. Bilezikian ISCD Global Leadership Award).

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In April 2-5, 2014 in Seville, Spain, the World Congress of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Bone and Joint Diseases was held under the auspices of the (International osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO).

In 2014, the IOF’s Committee established a Medal for the active participation in the Committee of National Societies (CNS)’s activities and spreading the IOF’s mission.

Prof. Vladyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis, was chosen as the first awardee.

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J. Stenmark, Managing Director of the International osteoporosis Foundation (IOF); Prof. Vladyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis; J. Reginster, President of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO).

In October 2014, Prof. Vladyslav Volodymyrovych Povoroznyuk, President of the Ukrainian Association of Osteoporosis was awarded by the European Vitamin D Association Scientific society (EVIDAS) for his significant contribution into the developing medical science, training medical personnel, spreading knowledge and holding research on Vitamin D.

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Vitamin D deficit is one of the urgent problems nowadays.
Its prevalence varies from country to country. The Ukrainian studies held under Prof. Povoroznyuk’s supervision showed a high frequency of Vitamin D deficit among school children (92 %) and adults (81 %). Among the European adults, a severe Vitamin D deficit is registered in 2-30 % of cases, although it may come up to 75 % and over in the elderly people and hospice residents (Bikle D.D., 2005). According to the US, Canadian and European estimates, 20-100 % of independent residents have a reduced Vitamin D status (Van Der Wielen R.P., 1995; Lips P., 2001; Larsen E.R., 2004). Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency risk remains as high for the elderly and older people as for children and young or middle-aged people. The Greek and Polish studies show that the mean Vitamin D level found the blood serum of nursling babies and their mothers is below the norm (Challa A., 2005; Czech-Kowalska J. et al., 2012). The double-randomized Chinese study reveals over 90 % of young women from Beijing and Hong-Kong suffering from a reduced Vitamin D status (Woo J., 2008).

Vitamin D deficiency

In most countries Vitamin D deficit is triggered by age, reduced moving activity, hospice and nursing home residence, lack of being in the open sun, BMI, consumption of fat fish and fortified products, sex, style of dress, seasonal factors, geographical residence, socio-economic status, urban dwelling.

Vitamin D deficiency


Numerous studies show that Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency do not only affect the locomotor apparatus but also serve as risk factors for a number of acute and chronic diseases, namely infectious, autoimmune, cardiovascular, diabetes mellitus of Types 1 and 2, several types of cancer, neurocognitive and mental disorders, as well as some other conditions, such as sterility and pathological pregnancies or labor (Pludowski P. et al., 2013, Поворознюк В.В. и соавт., 2013). Vitamin D level in blood serum is known to reach its peak late in summer, and its minimum late in winter when Ukraine and Poland are concerned (Brot C. et al., 2001, Поворознюк В.В., 2012).

Reasonable solar insulation which is the principal source of Vitamin D for children and adults (Holick M.F., 2007; Pludowski P., 2013), raising awareness about consumption of food naturally rich or artificially enriched with Vitamin D (Holick M.F., 2007) as well as daily supplementation of required Vitamin D doses is intended for maintain the levels within the norm.

To commemorate Prof. V.V. Povoroznyuk’s significant contribution into medical science, training medical personnel, spreading knowledge and holding studies of Vitamin D, in October 2014 Prof. V.V. Povoroznyuk was awarded a decoration by the European Vitamin D Association Scientific society (EVIDAS) (link to Awards).

Vitamin D deficiency


In 2014, supported by the Ukrainian Scientific-Medical Center of Osteoporosis Problems, the editors – Prof. V.V. Povoroznyuk and Prof. P. Pludowski – published a monograph ‘Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency: epidemiology, diagnostics, prophylaxis and treatment’.

The book presents the data on Vitamin D deficit epidemiology, describes its influence not only on the bone-muscular system but also other systems, offers the recent recommendations on treatment and prophylaxis of Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency for the Central European countries and the experience of their correction held under Prof. Povoroznyuk’s supervision.

You’re invited to the Ukrainian Scientific-Medical Center of Osteoporosis Problems to be diagnosed for Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency and to get answers on prophylaxis and treatment.

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