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Guides Newsletter (2013) 18 (4): 6–7.
Published: 01 July 2013
... disorder. Similar situations can occur when there are impairments of different organ systems. For example, if a person with CAD has symptoms justifying inclusion in NYHA class IV but also has severe shortness of breath caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it would be duplicative...
Guides Newsletter (2014) 19 (4): 6.
Published: 01 July 2014
Guides Newsletter (1997) 2 (3): 6.
Published: 01 May 1997
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 8–11.
Published: 01 July 2020
... or workers compensation agencies' requests for information on the medial aspects of COVID-19. © 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2020 American Medical Association COPD COVID-19 Causation Coronavirus Impairment Rating Occupation SARS SARS-CoV-2 Underlying Condition...
Guides Newsletter (2014) 19 (4): 7–10.
Published: 01 July 2014
...”) that makes a significant and powerful impact on how this test should be considered. Routine PFTs are “static” tests of lung function. They provide significant information regarding a person's ability to breathe. PFTs are used to make clinical diagnoses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD...
Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (4): 9–16.
Published: 01 July 2015
... at the beginning of this article. There are 2 factors that contribute to the examinee's pulmonary impairment: HP and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When approaching apportionment for internal medicine conditions, distinguishing physiological dysfunction often leads to the apportionment. Thus...
Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., and neurologic deficiencies” (5th ed, 319; 6th ed, 330). He had the following risk factors for sleep apnea: congestive heart failure, obesity, PTSD, and COPD. The compensable injury was the PTSD. Other than the age and gender, there were 3 other causative factors other than the subject injury (congestive...
Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (5): 8–13.
Published: 01 September 2019
... illnesses, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, peripheral arterial disease), diabetes, respiratory disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], obstructive sleep apnea), dementia, substance abuse, and mental illness. Chronic...
James B. Talmage, MD, Mark H. Hyman, MD, Christopher R. Brigham, MD, Sarah H. Gulick, PsyD, Leslie Burton, PT
Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Many medical offices perform simple spirometry testing. However, as opposed to impairment evaluation for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), impairment evaluation for post-COVID-19 patients generally requires the performance of the DLco or DCO. A full pulmonary function test...