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The most frequently used modality for detecting neuropathy in clinical practice is the nylon Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
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Abbreviations: ADT = attention-demanding task, ANOVA = analysis of variance, AP = anteroposterior, CNS = central nervous system, COP = center of pressure, DM = diabetes mellitus, ML = mediolateral, MTP = metatarsophalangeal joint, RMS = root-mean-square, SR = stochastic resonance, SWM = Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
, UMCG = University Medical Center Groningen.
Touch threshold can be quantified by the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
pressure esthesiometer, (25) although an engineering analysis (26) of this device revealed that it has several limitations.
Measurement of pressure perception threshold using a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
was highly predictive of future ulceration and amputation.
(9) The patient history and physical examination utilizing the 5.07 Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
(10g) is sufficient to identify those individuals at risk for ulceration.
* OBJECTIVE To evaluate the evidence supporting the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
(SWM) and other threshold testing in preventing ulcers and amputation.
Decision making in detecting abnormal Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
thresholds in carpal tunnel syndrome.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the usefulness of the diabetic neuropathy examination score (DNE), diabetic neuropathy symptom (DNS) score, 10-g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
examination, ankle reflex and measuring vibration perception threshold (VPT) with a biothesiometer in the detection of diabetic polyneuropathy in type 2 diabetes patients and to seek an optimal screening method in diabetic clinic in the detection of diabetic polyneuropathy in type 2 diabetes patients.
Sensorineural tests should include depth sense and two-point discrimination using von Frey or Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
hairs, calipers, or plastic blocks with split levels and widening grooves, and one or more of the following tests: fingertip vibration threshold measurement (8 to 500 Hz with vibrometer instrumentation), thermal hot/cold perception using Minnesota thermal discs or instrumentation, and current perception threshold (detection of a 0 to 10 mA current at 5, 250, and 200 Hz).