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Dr. Nicolas Christodoulou

School : The School of Medicine
Position : Professor, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. Nicolas Christodoulou Mailing Address
Nicosia
Cyprus

22713248 22713248

Email: N.Christodoulou@euc.ac.cy N.Christodoulou@euc.ac.cy

Degrees

Ph. D. degree: in Medicine, from University of Athens

Life Fellow of the European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
 

Research

Botulinum toxin in Cerebral Pulsy.

The validation of ICF basic core sets.


Scoliosis and 3Dimentional treatment


The contribution of PRM in preventing falls in the elderly: Creating a clinical comprehensive program.


Continuing Medical Education (CME) in Cyprus: Introduction and results.


The effect of aerobic exercise, of resistance exercise and of their combination, on the rehabilitation of patients with low risk heart disease (Research Center of the European University Cyprus).


Research on the possibility of organizing and realizing exercise programs for elderly by the local authorities (Research Center of the European University Cyprus

Publications

PUBLICATIONS IN REFERRED JOURNALS

Negrini S., Christodoulou N. et al: “Europa Medicophysica is Indexed by Medline: opening new perspectives for European, Mediterranean and Italian physical and rehabilitation medicine”, journal EURA MEDICOPHYS 2005; 41: 203-5.


Christodoulou N.: “Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development in the Mediterranean Countries” Europa Medicophysica Journal Volume 43;2,June 2007


Christodoulou N.: “Degenerative Inflammatory Diseases: The Joints Rehabilitation Programme”, Journal IATRIKI KYPROS 2007; 22:7-9.


C. Gutenbrunner, A.B. Ward, M.A. Chamberlain, N. Christodoulou et al; “White Book on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in Europe”, J REHABIL MED 2007; 39:1-48, Supplement No.45.


“Training needs for Sports Medicine in Europe: decisions of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee on Sports Medicine of the European Union of Medical Specialists”: N. Christodoulou (Medical Annals 2008; Volume 21; 5-6, pages 289-291).


E. Ergen, F. Pigozzi, N. Bachl, A. Debruyne, N. Christodoulou et al: “Sports Medicine specialty training core curriculum for European countries“, J SPORTS MED PHYS FITNESS 2008; 48:01-15.


A. Delarque, X. Michail, N. Christodoulou : The Action Plan of the UEMS Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section and Board 2008-2010, EUR J MED REHABIL MED 2009;45:01-06. (5/09).

Christodoulou N.: “The Implementation of Continuing Medical Education in Cyprus” (Journal IATRIKI KYPROS 2009: V25; 3-4, pages 7-10).

 

Neumann V, Gutenbrunner C, Fialka-Moser V, Christodoulou N, Varela E, Giustini A, Delarque A: “Interdisciplinary Team Working in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine”, J REHABIL MED 2010 Jan.; 42 (1): 4-8.

 

Franchignoni F, Giordano A, Michail X, Christodoulou N: “Practical lessons from the use of rasch analysis in the assessment of outcome measures”, Portuguese Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 2010; 19(2): 5-12.

 

McElligott J, Carroll A, Morgan J, Macdonnell C, Neumann V, Gutenbrunner C, Fialka-Moser V, Christodoulou N, Varela E, Giustini A, Delarque A, Assucena A, Lukmann A, Tuulik-Leisi V, Zoltan D: “European models of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services for traumatic brain injury”, Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Jan; 90 (1):74-8.

 

Ward A B, Gutenbrunner C, Giustini A, Delarque A, Fialka-Moser V, Kiekens C, Berteanu M, Christodoulou N: “A Position Paper on Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Programmes in Post-Acute Settings”, J Rehabil Med 2012; 44: 289-298.

 

Giustini A, Von Groote PM, Christodoulou N, Michail X, Vanderstraeten G: “Disability and human Rights: The World Report on Disability as a unique opportunity to review and enrich European Health Policy”, Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2012 Jun; 48(2): 179-88.

 

Fialka-Moser V, Christodoulou N, et al. “The role of physical and rehabilitation medicine specialist in lymphoedema”. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 Jul; 56(5): 396-410.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2013.03.002.

 

Varela-Donoso E, Christodoulou N, et al. “Role of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine specialist regarding of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury”. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013; 49 (2):213-21.

 

Christodoulou N., Zampolini M., Berteanu M., Negrini S. “Editorial: Musculoskeletal Disorders Management and the Role of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians. The European Perspective Based on the Best Evidence. Eight papers from UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee”. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 August;49(4):533-4

 

Oral A., Ilieva E. M., Küçükdeveci A. A., Varela E., Valero R., Berteanu M., Christodoulou N. “Generalised and regional soft tissue pain syndromes. The role of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians. The European perspective based on the best evidence. A paper by the UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee”. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 August;49(4):535-49.

 

Küçükdeveci A. A., Oral A., Ilieva E. M., Varela E., Valero R., Berteanu M., Christodoulou N. “Inflammatory arthritis. The role of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians. The European perspective based on the best evidence. A paper by the UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee”. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 August;49(4):551-64.

 

Oral A., Küçükdeveci A. A., Varela E., Ilieva E., Valero R., Berteanu M., Christodoulou N. “Osteoporosis. The role of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians. The European perspective based on the best evidence. A paper by the UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee”. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 August;49(4):565-77.

 

Ilieva E. M., Oral A., Küçükdeveci A. A., Varela E., Valero R., Berteanu M., Christodoulou N. “Osteoarthritis. The role of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians. The European perspective based on the best evidence. A paper by the UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee”. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 August;49(4):579-93.

 

Valero R, Varela E, Kucukdeveci A, Oral A, Ilieva E, Berteanu M,  Christodoulou N. “Spinal pain management. The role of physical and rehabilitation medicine physicians. The European perspective based on the best evidence. A paper by the UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee”. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 October;49(5):715-25.

 

Oral A, Ilieva E, Kucukdeveci A, Varela E, Valero R, Berteanu M,  Christodoulou N. “Local soft tissue musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. The role of physical and rehabilitation medicine physicians. The European perspective based on the best evidence. A paper by the UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee”. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 October;49(5):727-42.

 

Varela E, Valero R, Kucukdeveci A, Oral A, Ilieva E, Berteanu M,  Christodoulou N. “Shoulder pain management. The role of physical and rehabilitation medicine physicians. The European perspective based on the best evidence. A paper by the UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee”.  Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 October;49(5):743-51.

 

Varela E, Oral A, Ilieva E, Kucukdeveci A, Valero R, Berteanu M, Christodoulou N. “Musculoskeletal perioperative problems. The role of physical and rehabilitation medicine physicians. The European perspective based on the best evidence. A paper by the UEMS-PRM Section Professional Practice Committee”. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 October;49(5):753-59.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN CONGRESS PROCEEDINGS

Contoulakos P., Christodoulou N., Karantonis G. et al: “Ectopic ossifications in patients with damage of the C.N.S., our findings in 20 cases” (Archives Hellenic Medical Society, May 1982).


Lagoyiannis N., Christodoulou N., Karantonis G. et al: “Hemiplegia and Rehabilitation. Statistic analysis of 105 cases admitted in our clinic during 1980. Clinic of P.M.R. of Asklepion Hospital in Voula, Greece” (10th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Neurologists & Psychiatrists, Thessalonica, May 1983).


Christodoulou N., Petropoulou K., Karantonis G. et al: “Comments on the conclusions of 1925 EMGs in cases of Lumbago & Sciatica” (10th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Neurologists & Psychiatrists, Thessalonica, May 1983).


Psalidakos T., Christodoulou N., Karantonis G. et al: “Our contribution in functional Rehabilitation of patients with Brain Injuries” (Archives Hellenic Medical Society, May 1983).


Contoulakos P., Christodoulou N., Karantonis G. et al: “Our first experiences in using LASER in cases of pain syndromes” (Archives Hellenic Medical Society, May 1983).


Christodoulou N., Lagoyiannis N., Karantonis G. et al: “Functional Rehabilitation of Idiopathic Peripheral Polyneuropathy GUILLAIN-BARRE, study of 38 cases” (Archives Hellenic Medical Society, May 1984).


Christodoulou N.: “The effect of a therapeutic exercise program on motor functions in cerebral palsy” (Citizen Ambassador Program – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Delegation to the Republic of South Africa, July 1996).


Christodoulou N.: “Scoliosis-related pain in adults – treatment influences” (Citizen Ambassador Program – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Delegation to the Republic of South Africa, July 1996).


Christodoulou N.: “Therapeutic use of peroneal stimulation in hemiplegic patients” (Citizen Ambassador Program – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Delegation to the Republic of South Africa, July 1996).


Christodoulou N.: “Rehabilitation in Cyprus”. (Mediterranean Rehabilitation Conference Malta-Fort St. Angelo, December 2000).


Christodoulou N.:  “Athletes’ return to full participation after an injury” (3rd International congress of the Academy of Cyprus Sports Medicine Society, Nicosia, 2 – 3/12/2006).


Christodoulou N.: “Using Botulinum Toxin-A in children with spastic cerebral palsy”: The experience of the Limassol Centre of PRM”. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress of PRM, Seoul-Korea, 10-15/6/2007.


“Rehabilitation stages of athletes following injuries” (2nd Pan-Cyprian & 6th  Cypro-Hellenic Sports Medicine Congress, Nicosia 27-28/10/2007).


“Past and Present and Future of the UEMS Section and Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine” A. Delarque; X. Michail; N. Christodoulou; (16th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Brugge 03-06/06/2008, congress proceedings pages 53-55).


“Requirements for Sports Medicine training in Europe: conclusions of the UEMS Multidisciplinary Joint Committee on sports medicine” (16th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Brugge 03-06/06/2008, congress proceedings pages 26-28).


“Comprehensive rehabilitation in sports injuries” (16th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Brugge 03-06/06/2008, congress proceedings pages 47-49).


“UEMS Multidisciplinary Joint Committee on Sports Medicine: Its Acts & Requirements for Sports Medicine Training in Europe” (European School of Marseille {ESM}, Marseille 03/07/2008).


“Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in sports injuries” (7th Mediterranean Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Portorose – Slovenia 18-21/09/2008, congress proceedings).


“Towards the implementation of a minimal network of rehabilitation services in the Mediterranean countries: Introduction” (7th Mediterranean Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Portorose – Slovenia 18-21/09/2008, congress proceedings).


“Training at the Third Age” (2nd Pan-Cyprian Congress of Osteoporosis, Paphos 18-19/10/2008).


“The website of UEMS PRM Section and Board: An important tool to promote Board Action Plan”, N. Christodoulou, N. Barotsis, S. Moslavac, J-M Viton, F. Franchignoni (5th World Congress of the ISPRM, Istanbul 13-17/06/2009).
 

“Interdisciplinary team working in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine” V. Neumann, C. Gutenbrunner, V. Fialka-Moser, N. Christodoulou, E. Varela, A. Delarque (5th World Congress of the ISPRM, Istanbul 13-17/06/2009.

 

BOOKS’ AUTHOR (chapters):

  1. BOOK: PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION - 5th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1-4511-0911-5 & ISBN-10: 1-4511-0911-3). Co-author of Chapter no. 52: International Aspects of Rehabilitation Medicine Practice, 2009.
  2. E-BOOK: RESEARCH ISSUES IN PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE (ISBN: 978-88-7963-256-0). Co-author of Chapter: How to prepare and present a lecture, 2010.
  3. BOOK: MANUAL OF DESCRIPTIVE ANATOMY, VOLUME III: NERVOUS SYSTEM AND SENSORY ORGANS of W. Kahle and M. Frotscher. (ISBN: 978-960-399-953-9). A coordinator for the Greek translation, 2010.
  4. BOOK: REHABILITATION OF PATIENT WITH SPINAL CORD DAMAGE, 2012 (ISBN: 978-960-680-234-8). Co-author of the following 3 chapters:
  • “Damage, Inability, Disability”.
  • “Physical Activity following Spinal Cord Injury – Exercise for Maintaining Physical Activity”.
  •  “Aging of a person with Spinal Cord Lesion or Injury”.