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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (6): 3–14.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, CLCP; Les Kertay, PhD; Christopher R. Brigham, MD, MMS Persistent symptoms, physical signs, and abnormal test results after acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) illness have emerged as a significant problem in the current and ongoing severe acute respiratory syndrome...
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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...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (6): 16–38.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Stephen L. Demeter, MD, MPH Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) infections began in late 2019/early 2020 and quickly achieved pandemic proportions. Of significance is that, while most individuals recover, some do not. Those who have...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (5): 1–37.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Stephen L. Demeter, MD, MPH The Centers for Disease Control has defined long COVID—or post–COVID-19 conditions—as a clinical syndrome reflecting a wide range of new, persistent, or recurring health problems experienced by individuals infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Manifestations of COVID-19,” Hewitt et al concluded that, “[i]t is challenging to draw firm conclusions [of COVID-19] based upon related respiratory viruses (eg, SARS, MERS), as there also is a dearth of literature on the … long-term cognitive impacts of coronaviruses and other related respiratory viruses.” 65...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (5): 13–16.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Sarah H. Gulick, PsyD; Steven Mandel, MD; Edward A. Maitz, PhD; Christopher R. Brigham, MD The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus affects the mental health of many. Isolation, fear of infection, and social distancing may affect psychological functioning. Research...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2020
... to support documented impairment related to this illness. © 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2020 American Medical Association COVID-19 Coronavirus Impairment Rating MMI Outcome PPI SARS-CoV-2 Almost everyone is aware of the presence of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 2021
... into 2021, and it has affected the work performed in assessing permanent impairment. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is similar in its RNA genetic sequences and physical structure to coronaviruses that have caused prior epidemics, such as SARS in 2003 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012 to 2015...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (3): 3–11.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Christopher R. Brigham, MD; Helene Fearon, PT; Steven Feinberg, MD; Barry Gelinas, MD, DC; David Langham, Esq; J. Mark Melhorn, MD Virtual independent medical evaluations (IMEs) have become and are likely to remain common even after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic ends, but virtual...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (1): 16–30.
Published: 01 January 2023
.... This is a familiar problem for physicians: the diagnostic gold standard for conditions, such as fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalitis from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), symptom-magnification behavior, painful irritable bowel syndrome, etc, is “clinical...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 May 2021
... need to evaluate the mental status and integrative functions of these patients. CNS impairment may result from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebrovascular disease, post-coronavirus disease (COVID) syndrome, and other illnesses. A full neuropsychological evaluation may not have been performed...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (2): 39–50.
Published: 01 March 2023
... identified were adverse events, quality of life, and mortality 7 ; most fPROMS measure quality of life issues. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created yet another need for the use of fPROMs. The most frequent complaints associated with the entity commonly referred to as long COVID include...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (4): 18–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... and there is no sign that this will abate anytime soon. After the short and sharp spike of the omicron variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), we appear to be at the tail end of the physical health impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, the mental...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2023
...). Beginning in early 2020, two large, overlapping epidemics affected the United States (US). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic quickly became the third leading cause of death, contributing to the deaths of more than 350,000 people by the end of 2020. 1 Predating and then overlapping...