Investigation of Common Causes of Skin Injuries Leading to Diabetic Foot Ulceration in MENA Region
Diabetic Foot Research Group of the EMRI has recently joined a multi-center study in the MENA region with active participation of Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, Sudan , Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.
The project aims to establish and identify most common causes of skin injuries and foot ulcers in patients with DFU across the MENA region.
In addition, the research will ascertain and compare the different factors that cause the initial and direct injury to the feet of patients suffering from diabetes which will lead to DFU in the MENA region.
The research is a prospective, cross-sectional, and multicenter study which will be conducted on Type 1 and 2 diabetic patients with active DFU referring to wound care clinics and inpatient wards across the MENA region.
Sampling is done by a census method in which all adult patients with diabetes mellitus that attended DFU clinics or were admitted to hospital for a DFU can be included.
The study will be initiated in January 2021 and will be ended until 2022.
Results of the current study would point out the educational needs for prevention and better management of DFU.