How accurate is monofilament testing for the diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?
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How accurate is monofilament testing for the diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Evidence-based answer: Abnormal monofilament testing has positive likelihood ratios >7 and negative likelihood ratios ranging from 0.07 to 0.61 for diagnosing neuropathy in patients with diabetes. (SOR: B, systematic review of heterogeneous cohort studies and single cohort study). Absent monofilament sensation is sufficient to diagnose diabetic peripheral neuropathy (SOR: C, expert opinion).
Evidence-based practice 20, no. 7 (2017): 07-08