Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies

About Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (JAFES)

The Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (JAFES) is an OPEN ACCESS, internationally peer-reviewed, English language, medical and health science journal that is published two times a year by the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies. Articles and any other material published in the JAFES represent the work of the author(s) and should not be construed to reflect the opinions of the Editors or the Publisher. Authors are required to accomplish, sign and submit scanned copies of the JAFES Declaration that the article represents original material that is not being considered for publication or has not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere. Consent forms, as appropriate, have been secured for the publication of information about patients; otherwise, authors declared that all means have been exhausted for securing such consent. The authors have signed disclosures that there are no financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest. All authors are required to submit Authorship Certifications that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors, and that the requirements for authorship have been met by each author. JAFES DOES NOT CHARGE ANY ARTICLE PROCESSING OR SUBMISSION FEES.


We would like to thank our esteemed peer reviewers for our May 2016 Issue:

Lorna R. Abad, MD, FPPS, FPSPME - University of the Philippines Manila
Ma. Teresa B. Abola, MD - Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
Marissa M. Alejandria, MSc, FPCP, FPSMID - University of the Philippines Manila
Gregory Joseph Ryan A. Ardeña, MD, FPCP, FPSEDM - Panay Health Care MPC Hospital, Estancio, Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
Aye Aye Aung, MBBS, FRCP Edin - University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar
Hartanto Bayuaji, MD - Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia
Sylvia Capistrano-Estrada MD, FPPS, FPSPME - University of the Philippines Manila, National Institutes of Health Manila
Sioksoan Chan-Cua, MD, MSc, FPPS, FPSPME - University of the Philippines Manila
Monica Therese B. Cating-Cabral, MD, FPCP, FPSEDM - St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
Healani K. Chang, DrPH - Pacific Biosciences Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Vicky O. Cheng, MD - Hallett Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Alpert Medical School, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Winston Kon Yin Chian, MBBS - Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore
Bart L. Clarke, MD - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
David S. Cooper, MD - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Raymond E. dela Rosa, MD - Paducah Endocrinology, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
Raphael C. Francisco, MD, FACE - St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Wilfred Y. Fujimoto, MD - Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Washington, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, USA
Lynn A. Gomez, MD - Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines
Andon Hestiantoro, MD - University of Indonesia, Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Liza L. Ilag, MD - Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly Corporate Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Weerapan Khovidhunkit, MD, PhD - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Leslie Charles Chin Loy Lai, MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCP,FRCPath, FAMM, FFSc(RCPA) - Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cristina M. Laureta, DDM, MSD, FAPO, FICD, FADI - University of the Philippines Manila
Rebecca T. Lim-Alba, MD, FPCP, FPSEDM - Chinese General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
Ampica Mangklabruks, MD - Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Mumtaz Malik, MD, FRCP - Island Hospital, Penang, Malaysia
Maria Patricia Deanna D. Maningat, MD, FPCP, FPSEDM - The National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila
Dondee Jules P. Mojica, MD -  The Medical City, Pasig City, Philippines
Syed Abbas Raza, MD - Shaukat Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Artemio A. Roxas Jr., MD - University of the Philippines Manila
Tien Shang-Huang, MD - National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Young Kee Shong, MD - Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea
Catherine Lynn T. Silao, MD, PhD, FPPS - Institute of Human Genetics, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila
Thiti Snabboon, MD - Excellence Center of Diabetes and Metabolism, Division of Endocrine and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Man-Wo Tsang, MBBS - United Medical Practice, Hong Kong

Vol 31, No 1 (2016): May Issue

Cover Page

A huge tree is a symbol of wisdom. It is firmly rooted in the earth for centuries imbibing the nutrients of the soil much like scholars store the wisdom of the ages. It has withstood time and the calamities that came its way, much science has withstood the shifts of paradigms through the centuries. It continually spreads out its wings reaching out to where the sun is, always seeking enlightenment as scholars do. A tree stands on top of the earth, gazing forward and backward, looking east and west. It is for all to see and to share in its bounty of the fruit of knowledge. There is no better emblem for a journal than a tree, as a depository of knowledge and wisdom and its relentless quest for what is new.