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  1. A Week’s Worth of Reasons to Reconsider Monofilament Testing for DPN: Wednesday

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    Wednesday: Nylon is susceptible to changes in its stiffness depending on atmospheric humidity and temperature (1). The resulting effect is variation from the 10 gram pressure application required for accurate testing.monofilament-copy-wednesday


    1. Haloua MH, Sierevelt I, Theuvenet WJ.  Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments: influence of temperature, humidity, and age. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 36(7):1191-6.


  2. A Week’s Worth of Reasons to Reconsider Monofilament Testing for DPN: Tuesday

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    Tuesday: The nylon material used in the device will fatigue with use (1). This fact will result in monofilaments being used past their useful service life as there is currently no standard method of testing or calibrating the device.

    1. monofilament-copy-tuesdayYong R, Karas TJ, Smith KD, Petrov O. The durability of the Semmes-Weinstein 5.07 monofilament. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2000 Jan-Feb;39(1):34-8.
  3. Podiatry Management CME includes ETF Citation

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    We are grateful to Dr. Stephanie Wu and student-doctor Michelle Branigan from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at the Roasalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science for their thoroughness in discussing screening tools for diagnosing Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). They cited our proof-of-concept paper in their CME article  published in the November/December issue of Podiatry Management. We are honored to be included in this high quality CME on the diabetic foot.


    Latest graphic of the commercial version of the ETF128.