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Best practice guidelines for ASEANPlus: Management of diabetic foot wounds

Authors:

Prof. Aziz Nather ,

National University Health System, SG
About Prof. Aziz
Chairman of the Expert Group, Division of Foot and Ankle University Orthopaedic, Hand and
Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster
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Dr. Sidartawan Soegondo,

University of Indonesia and Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, ID
About Dr. Sidartawan
Professor of Medicine, Consultant in Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine and SS Diabetes Care
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Dr. John M. F. Adam,

Hasanuddin University, ID
About Dr. John M. F.
Consultant Endocrinologist, Division of Endocrinology
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Dr. Harikrishna K.R. Nair,

Kuala Lumpur Hospital, MY
About Dr. Harikrishna K.R.
Wound Care Coordinator and Consultant, Diabetic Foot Care Unit
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Dr. Ahmad Hafiz Zulkilfly,

International Islamic University of Malaysia, MY
About Dr. Ahmad Hafiz
Professor Arthroplasty and Orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedics
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Dr. Martin Anthony A Villa,

Chinese General Hospital, PH
About Dr. Martin Anthony A
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Surgery Department, Dr. James Dy Wound Healing Center
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Dr. Luinio S. Tongson,

Chinese General Hospital, PH
About Dr. Luinio S.
Head, Diabetic Foot Clinic, Head, Wound Care Centre and HBOT, Dr. James Dy Wound Healing Centre
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Dr. Benjamin Chua Soo Yeng,

Singapore General Hospital
About Dr. Benjamin Chua Soo
Director of Endovascular Surgery, Department of General Surgery
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Prof. Mandika Wijeyaratne,

University of Colombo, LK
About Prof. Mandika
Professor in Surgery, Department of Surgery
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Dr. Noel Somasundaram,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
About Dr. Noel
Consultant Endocrinologist
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Dr. Pramook Mutirangura,

Mahidol University, TH
About Dr. Pramook
Chief, Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
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Dr. Apirag Chuangsuwanich

Faculty of Medicine, TH
About Dr. Apirag
Clinical Professor in Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
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Abstract

While there are several clinical practice guidelines for managing diabetic foot problems, none have yet been developed for ASEAN. The ASEAN Plus Expert Group Forum has been formed in November 2012 to address this issue. Its objective is to develop clinical guidelines to raise the standard of health care provided to patients with diabetic foot wounds in ASEAN Plus countries. Such best practices will benefit healthcare professionals treating such individuals.Two experts have been invited from each member country, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand to serve a term of 2 years. Members include orthopaedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, a general surgeon, a plastic surgeon and endocrinologists. We would like to thank Smith & Nephew Singapore Pte Ltd for their educational support and sponsorship.

Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 2015; 5: 1-37

How to Cite: Nather, P.A. et al., (2015). Best practice guidelines for ASEANPlus: Management of diabetic foot wounds. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism. 5(1), pp.1–37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v5i1.7277
Published on 10 Jul 2015.
Peer Reviewed

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