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Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment

ISBN-10: 1579470858
ISBN-13: 9781579470852
Edition: 5th 2001
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Book details

Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: American Medical Association
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 613
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.906
Language: English

Philosophy, Purpose, and Appropriate Use of the Guides
History
Impairment, Disability, and Handicap
The Organ System and Whole Body Approach to Impairment
Philosophy and Use of the Combined Values Chart
Incorporating Science With Clinical Judgment
Causation, Apportionment Analysis, and Aggravation
Use of the Guides
Impairment Evaluations in Workers' Compensation
Employability Determinations
Railroad and Maritime Workers
The Physician's Role Based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Summary
Practical Application of the Guides
Defining Impairment Evaluations
Who Performs Impairment Evaluations?
Examiners' Roles and Responsibilities
When Are Impairment Ratings Performed?
Rules for Evaluation
Preparing Reports
The Cardiovascular System: Heart and Aorta
Principles of Assessment
Vavular Heart Disease
Coronary Heart Disease
Congenital Heart Disease
Cardiomyopathies
Pericardial Heart Disease
Arrhythmias
Cardiovascular Impairment Evaluation Summary
The Cardiovascular System: Systemic and Pulmonary Arteries
Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
Disease of the Aorta
Vascular Diseases Affecting the Extremities
Diseases of the Pulmonary Arteries
Cardiovascular Impairment Evaluation Summary
The Respiratory System
Principles of Assessment
Symptoms Associated With Respiratory Disease
Tobacco Use and Environment Exposure Associated With Respiratory Disease
Examinations, Clinical Studies, and Other Tests for Evaluating Respiratory Disease
Asthma
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Penumoconiosis
Lung Cancer
Permanent Impairment Due to Respiratory Disorders
Respiratory Impairment Evaluation Summary
The Digestive System
Principles of Assessment
Upper Digestive Tract
Colon, Rectum, and Anus
Enterocutaneous Fistulas
Liver and Biliary Tract
Hernias
Digestive System Impairment Evaluation Summary
The Urinary and Reproductive Systems
Principles of Assessment
The Urinary System
Upper Urinary Tract
Urinary Diversion
Bladder
Urethra
Male Reproductive Organs
Female Reproductive Organs
Urinary and Reproductive Systems Impairment Evaluation Summary
The Skin
Principles of Assessment
Disfigurement
Scars and Skin Grafts
Contact Dermatitis
Natural Rubber Latex Allergy
Skin Cancer
Criteria for Rating Permanent Impairment Due to Skin Disorders
Skin Impairment Evaluation Summary
The Hematopoietic System
Principles of Assessment
Anemia
Polycythemia and Myelofibrosis
White Blood Cell Disease or Abnormalities
Hemorrhagic and Platelet Disorders
Thrombotic Disorders
Hematologic Impairment Evaluation Summary
The Endocrine System
Principles of Assessment
Hypothalamic. Pituitary Axis
Thyroid
Parathyroids
Adrenal Cortex
Adrenal Medulla
Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans)
Gonads
Mammary Glands
Metabolic Bone Disease
Endocrine System Impairment Evaluation Summary
Ear, Nose, Throat, and Related Structures
Principles of Assessment
The Ear
The Face
The Nose, Throat, and Related Structures
Ear, Nose, Throat, and Related Structures Impairment Evaluation Summary
The Visual System
Principles of Assessment
Impairment of Visual Acuity
Impairment of the Visual Field
Impairment of the Visual System
Visual Acuity Measurement at Near (Reading Acuity)
The Central and Peripheral Nervous System
Principles of Assessment
Criteria for Rating Impairment Due to Central Nervous System Disorders
Criteria for Rating Cerebral Impairments
Criteria for Rating Impairments of the Cranial Nerves
Criteria for Rating Impairments of Station, Gait, and Movement Disorders
Criteria for Rating Impairments of Upper Extremities Related to Central Impairment
Criteria for Rating Spinal Cord and Related Impairments
Criteria for Rating Impairments Related to Chronic Pain
Criteria for Rating Impairments of the Peripheral Nervous System, Neuromuscular Junction, and Muscular System
Nervous System Impairment Evaluation Summary
Mental and Behavioral Disorders
Principles of Assessment
Psychiatric Diagnosis and Impairment
A Method of Evaluating Psychiatric Impairment
Assessing Impairment Severity
Examples of Impairment Due to Mental and Behavioral Disorders
Format of the Impairment Report
The Spine
Principles of Assessment
Determining the Appropriate Method for Assessment
Diagnosis-Related Estimates Method
DRE: Lumbar Spine
DRE: Thoracic Spine
DRE: Cervical Spine
Rating Corticospinal Tract Damage
Range-of-Motion Method
ROM: Lumbar Spine
ROM: Thoracic Spine
ROM: Cervical Spine
Nerve Root and/or Spinal Cord
Criteria for Converting Whole Person Impairment to Regional Spine Impairment
The Pelvis
Spine Evaluation Summary
The Upper Extremities
Principles of Assessment
Amputations
Sensory Impairment Due to Digital Nerve Lesions
Evaluating Abnormal Motion
Impairment of the Upper Extremities Due to Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Impairment of the Upper Extremities Due to Vascular Disorders
Impairment of the Upper Extremities Due to Other Disorders
Strength Evaluation
Summary of Steps for Evaluating Impairments of the Upper Extremity
Clinical Examples
The Lower Extremities
Principles of Assessment
Methods of Assessment
Lower Extremity Impairment Evaluation Procedure Summary and Examples
Pain
Principles of Assessment
Overview of Pain
Integrating Pain-Related Impairment Into the Conventional Impairment Rating System
Behavioral Confounders
How to Rate Pain-Related Impairment: A Sample Protocol
Psychogenic Pain
Malingering
Conclusion
Case Examples
Recording Range-of-Motion Measurements
Glossary
Combined Values Chart
Index

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