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Title:
Guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment.
Author:
American Medical Association.
Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : American Medical Association, 2001.
Physical Description:
xxii, 613 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Errata inserted.
Language:
English
Contents:
Ch. 1. Philosophy, purpose, and appropriate use of the Guides -- Ch. 2. Practical application of the Guides -- Ch. 3. The cardiovascular system: heart and aorta -- Ch. 4. The cardiovascular system: systemic and pulmonary arteries -- Ch. 5. The respiratory system -- Ch. 6. The digestive system -- Ch. 7. The urinary and reproductive systems -- Ch. 8. The skin -- Ch. 9. The hematopoietic system -- Ch. 10. The endocrine system -- Ch. 11. Ear, nose, throat, and related structures -- Ch. 12. The visual system -- Ch. 13. The central and peripheral nervous system -- Ch. 14. Mental and behavioral disorders -- Ch. 15. The spine -- Ch. 16. The upper extremities -- Ch. 17. The lower extremities -- Ch. 18. Pain.
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ISBN:
9781579470852
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Book

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Summary

The new Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment Fifth Edition has been the disability professional's reference of choice for more than three decades. The new Guides Fifth Edition delivers state-of-the-discipline information you can put to practical use in your day-to-day applications immediately. Get the most current, consensus-based, scientific and clinical information from every relevant medical specialty. Enhanced coverage of chronic pain assessment and new conditions, such as HIV and latex allergy. Major enhancements to cardiology, skin, visual, repiratory, and musculoskeletal systems. Standardized formatting across topics makes it the most accessible Guides ever.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Philosophy, Purpose, and Appropriate Use of the Guidesp. 1
1.1 Historyp. 1
1.2 Impairment, Disability, and Handicapp. 2
1.3 The Organ System and Whole Body Approach to Impairmentp. 9
1.4 Philosophy and Use of the Combined Values Chartp. 9
1.5 Incorporating Science With Clinical Judgmentp. 10
1.6 Causation, Apportionment Analysis, and Aggravationp. 11
1.7 Use of the Guidesp. 12
1.8 Impairment Evaluations in Workers' Compensationp. 13
1.9 Employability Determinationsp. 13
1.10 Railroad and Maritime Workersp. 14
1.11 The Physician's Role Based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)p. 14
1.12 Summaryp. 15
Chapter 2 Practical Application of the Guidesp. 17
2.1 Defining Impairment Evaluationsp. 18
2.2 Who Performs Impairment Evaluations?p. 18
2.3 Examiners' Roles and Responsibilitiesp. 18
2.4 When Are Impairment Ratings Performed?p. 19
2.5 Rules for Evaluationp. 19
2.6 Preparing Reportsp. 21
Chapter 3 The Cardiovascular System: Heart and Aortap. 25
3.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 26
3.2 Vavular Heart Diseasep. 29
3.3 Coronary Heart Diseasep. 35
3.4 Congenital Heart Diseasep. 42
3.5 Cardiomyopathiesp. 47
3.6 Pericardial Heart Diseasep. 52
3.7 Arrhythmiasp. 56
3.8 Cardiovascular Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 60
Chapter 4 The Cardiovascular System: Systemic and Pulmonary Arteriesp. 65
4.1 Hypertensive Cardiovascular Diseasep. 66
4.2 Disease of the Aortap. 70
4.3 Vascular Diseases Affecting the Extremitiesp. 73
4.4 Diseases of the Pulmonary Arteriesp. 79
4.5 Cardiovascular Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 82
Chapter 5 The Respiratory Systemp. 87
5.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 88
5.2 Symptoms Associated With Respiratory Diseasep. 89
5.3 Tobacco Use and Environment Exposure Associated With Respiratory Diseasep. 90
5.4 Examinations, Clinical Studies, and Other Tests for Evaluating Respiratory Diseasep. 91
5.5 Asthmap. 102
5.6 Obstructive Sleep Apneap. 105
5.7 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitisp. 105
5.8 Penumoconiosisp. 106
5.9 Lung Cancerp. 106
5.10 Permanent Impairment Due to Respiratory Disordersp. 107
5.11 Respiratory Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 112
Chapter 6 The Digestive Systemp. 117
6.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 118
6.2 Upper Digestive Tractp. 120
6.3 Colon, Rectum, and Anusp. 128
6.4 Enterocutaneous Fistulasp. 132
6.5 Liver and Biliary Tractp. 133
6.6 Herniasp. 136
6.7 Digestive System Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 138
Chapter 7 The Urinary and Reproductive Systemsp. 143
7.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 144
7.2 The Urinary Systemp. 144
7.3 Upper Urinary Tractp. 145
7.4 Urinary Diversionp. 150
7.5 Bladderp. 151
7.6 Urethrap. 153
7.7 Male Reproductive Organsp. 157
7.8 Female Reproductive Organsp. 163
7.9 Urinary and Reproductive Systems Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 170
Chapter 8 The Skinp. 173
8.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 174
8.2 Disfigurementp. 175
8.3 Scars and Skin Graftsp. 176
8.4 Contact Dermatitisp. 176
8.5 Natural Rubber Latex Allergyp. 177
8.6 Skin Cancerp. 177
8.7 Criteria for Rating Permanent Impairment Due to Skin Disordersp. 178
8.8 Skin Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 188
Chapter 9 The Hematopoietic Systemp. 191
9.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 192
9.2 Anemiap. 192
9.3 Polycythemia and Myelofibrosisp. 196
9.4 White Blood Cell Disease or Abnormalitiesp. 197
9.5 Hemorrhagic and Platelet Disordersp. 203
9.6 Thrombotic Disordersp. 206
9.7 Hematologic Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 208
Chapter 10 The Endocrine Systemp. 211
10.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 212
10.2 Hypothalamic. Pituitary Axisp. 212
10.3 Thyroidp. 217
10.4 Parathyroidsp. 219
10.5 Adrenal Cortexp. 222
10.6 Adrenal Medullap. 228
10.7 Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans)p. 230
10.8 Gonadsp. 237
10.9 Mammary Glandsp. 239
10.10 Metabolic Bone Diseasep. 240
10.11 Endocrine System Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 241
Chapter 11 Ear, Nose, Throat, and Related Structuresp. 245
11.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 246
11.2 The Earp. 246
11.3 The Facep. 255
11.4 The Nose, Throat, and Related Structuresp. 259
11.5 Ear, Nose, Throat, and Related Structures Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 272
Chapter 12 The Visual Systemp. 277
12.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 278
12.2 Impairment of Visual Acuityp. 281
12.3 Impairment of the Visual Fieldp. 287
12.4 Impairment of the Visual Systemp. 296
12.5 Visual Acuity Measurement at Near (Reading Acuity)p. 300
Chapter 13 The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systemp. 305
13.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 305
13.2 Criteria for Rating Impairment Due to Central Nervous System Disordersp. 308
13.3 Criteria for Rating Cerebral Impairmentsp. 309
13.4 Criteria for Rating Impairments of the Cranial Nervesp. 327
13.5 Criteria for Rating Impairments of Station, Gait, and Movement Disordersp. 336
13.6 Criteria for Rating Impairments of Upper Extremities Related to Central Impairmentp. 338
13.7 Criteria for Rating Spinal Cord and Related Impairmentsp. 340
13.8 Criteria for Rating Impairments Related to Chronic Painp. 343
13.9 Criteria for Rating Impairments of the Peripheral Nervous System, Neuromuscular Junction, and Muscular Systemp. 344
13.10 Nervous System Impairment Evaluation Summaryp. 352
Chapter 14 Mental and Behavioral Disordersp. 357
14.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 358
14.2 Psychiatric Diagnosis and Impairmentp. 359
14.3 A Method of Evaluating Psychiatric Impairmentp. 361
14.4 Assessing Impairment Severityp. 364
14.5 Examples of Impairment Due to Mental and Behavioral Disordersp. 367
14.6 Format of the Impairment Reportp. 370
Chapter 15 The Spinep. 373
15.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 374
15.2 Determining the Appropriate Method for Assessmentp. 379
15.3 Diagnosis-Related Estimates Methodp. 381
15.4 DRE: Lumbar Spinep. 384
15.5 DRE: Thoracic Spinep. 388
15.6 DRE: Cervical Spinep. 392
15.7 Rating Corticospinal Tract Damagep. 395
15.8 Range-of-Motion Methodp. 398
15.9 ROM: Lumbar Spinep. 405
15.10 ROM: Thoracic Spinep. 411
15.11 ROM: Cervical Spinep. 417
15.12 Nerve Root and/or Spinal Cordp. 423
15.13 Criteria for Converting Whole Person Impairment to Regional Spine Impairmentp. 427
15.14 The Pelvisp. 427
15.15 Spine Evaluation Summaryp. 429
Chapter 16 The Upper Extremitiesp. 433
16.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 434
16.2 Amputationsp. 441
16.3 Sensory Impairment Due to Digital Nerve Lesionsp. 445
16.4 Evaluating Abnormal Motionp. 450
16.5 Impairment of the Upper Extremities Due to Peripheral Nerve Disordersp. 480
16.6 Impairment of the Upper Extremities Due to Vascular Disordersp. 497
16.7 Impairment of the Upper Extremities Due to Other Disordersp. 498
16.8 Strength Evaluationp. 507
16.9 Summary of Steps for Evaluating Impairments of the Upper Extremityp. 511
16.10 Clinical Examplesp. 512
Chapter 17 The Lower Extremitiesp. 523
17.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 524
17.2 Methods of Assessmentp. 525
17.3 Lower Extremity Impairment Evaluation Procedure Summary and Examplesp. 555
Chapter 18 Painp. 565
18.1 Principles of Assessmentp. 566
18.2 Overview of Painp. 566
18.3 Integrating Pain-Related Impairment Into the Conventional Impairment Rating Systemp. 569
18.4 Behavioral Confoundersp. 581
18.5 How to Rate Pain-Related Impairment: A Sample Protocolp. 583
18.6 Psychogenic Painp. 585
18.7 Malingeringp. 585
18.8 Conclusionp. 586
18.9 Case Examplesp. 586
Appendix Recording Range-of-Motion Measurementsp. 593
Glossaryp. 599
Combined Values Chartp. 604
Indexp. 607

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