Published in Nursing Home and Elder Business Week, May 1st, 2005
The purpose of the study was to measure improvements in patients' ability to feel a standardized 10 gram Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament (SWM) test - the test deemed by Medicare in a 2001 Decision Memorandum to be the best measure of risk for diabetic ulcers amputations.
The study appears in the March/April 2005 issue of The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Previous studies have shown that sensory impairments due to peripheral...
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