Leprosy Mailing List – August 25 , 2013
Ref.: (LML) SW monofilaments and sensory testing
From: Robert Jerskey, California, USA
Dear Pieter Schreuder,
I have enjoyed and greatly appreciated the ongoing discussions re: sensory testing---cogent and informative for me---including a broader historical perspective by Ben on the evolution of monofilaments and their use by investigators in the field.
I also appreciate the point raised by Wim van Brakel re: a sustainable and low cost source of the filaments. I volunteer to follow up later with an update re: the manufacturer of the filaments and prospects of their distribution outside of the Northern market, e,g., in Africa, Asia; and even if via loose filaments that can be assembled locally.
Meanwhile, as mentioned earlier, those who are seeking the [loose] filaments for their programs/clinics are welcome to approach me---Tues, Wed., Thurs. at the Congress---and I will deliver. [Importantly: filaments will include guidelines re: their proper calibration and application]. I might be more easily identified by one of the colorful vests---primarily black and red---from my wife's homeland of Nagaland which I will be wearing.
Looking forward to meeting old friends and new acquaintances at the Congress,
Robert Jerskey, LOTR, P.O.D. consultant, Regional Hansen's Disease Clinics in Los Angeles and San Diego
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