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Table 1 The number of sites tested with 10-gram monofilament in various studies.

From: Threshold for detection of diabetic peripheral sensory neuropathy using a range of research grade monofilaments in persons with Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Author (s) Number of Sites tested/recommended No. of sites insensitive to represent PN
Holewski, Stess et al (1988) 6 3/6
Kumar, Fernando et al (1991) 1 1
Rith-Najarian, Stolusky et al (1992) 8 1 but retested twice
McNeely, Boyko et al (1995) 9 1/9
Dorgan, Birke et al (1995) 5 Not stated
Litzelman, Marriott et al (1997) 3 1
Frykberg, Lavery et al (1998) 3 2/3
Boyko, Ahroni et al (1999) 9 1/9
International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (1999) 3 2/3 retested twice
Pham, Armstrong et al (2000) 1 1
  1. PN = peripheral neuropathy