Wounds Asia: Current issue: Vol 1, No 2

  • Wound care management in Indonesia: issues and challenges in diabetic foot ulceration
    There are 415 million people aged 20–79 years with diabetes worldwide, almost 153 million of them live in the Western Pacific region (Ogurtsova et al, 2017). The number of people with diabetes is predicted to rise to 642 million worldwide by 2040 (Ogurtsova et al, 2017). Indonesia has approximately 258 million citizens, making it the world’s fourth most populated country. It is one of 21 countries and territories in the International Diabetes Federation Western Pacific region. According to the International Diabetes Federation (2017), about 10.3 million Indonesians have diabetes
  • Optimising quality of life for people with non-healing wounds
    Some wounds persist for months or years (Krasner et al, 2014). Non-healing wounds may be a result of host factors, such as inadequate vasculature, medications that interfere with the healing process, immunocompromised status or critically-ill status with non-modifiable risk factors (terminal disease, end-stage organ failure and other life-threatening health conditions). Among patients who are dying, receiving hospice or palliative care, non-healing or palliative wounds can be associated with complications
  • Reconstruction of a soft tissue defect of the big toe by pedicled perforator flap
    Treatment of soft tissue defect on the distal of the big toe is challenging due to the lack of reliable options that can be used to create a local flap to cover the injured area. Following injury, soft tissue defects expose the structures, joints, tendons and bone. Even a small defect will become problematic if it is not managed appropriately
  • Natrox® — Let the topical oxygen flow for healing complex wounds
    The presence of a wound increases the body’s requirement for oxygen by 20% for a patient with a clean wound and by 50% for an infected wound (Dernling, 2009). Oxygen is critical to many of the processes required in wound healing including the production of energy to fuel cell function and metabolism, angiogenesis, collagen synthesis and cross-linking