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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (2): 4–5, 8-9.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the current edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The only section of Chapter 14 that discusses pain complaints is somatoform pain disorders, which presents several problems, including nomenclature (the phrase somatoform pain disorder...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (4): 3–8.
Published: 01 July 2015
... in the family of classification systems. It is the standard diagnostic nomenclature for the world and uses signs and symptoms for epidemiological-based documentation. Within the health management sector, ICD metrics are used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Rehabilitation Quarterly. Winter 1991 ; 4 : 1 . 4. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association . 2013 . 5. American Psychiatric Association, Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics . Diagnostic...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (4): 18–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2022 American Medical Association Best Practices Diagnostic Nomenclature Independent Medical Examination Medicolegal Mental and Behavioral Disorders Validity Testing Over the past three decades, claims of occupational mental health...
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Guides Newsletter (2003) 8 (3): 8–9.
Published: 01 May 2003
...James B. Talmage, MD; Christopher R. Brigham, MD Before the publication of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ), Fourth Edition, each chapter focused on a single organ system and provided a description of the diagnostic and evaluative methods for assessing...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (4): 12–14.
Published: 01 July 2016
... is common. The Sixth Edition notes on page 579: The identification of degenerative disc disease at one or multiple levels, similar to the finding of arthrosis in an extremity joint, is not diagnostic of injury- or disease-related pathology because such degenerative changes can be a natural consequence...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (4): 1–3, 10.
Published: 01 July 2000
... of Mental Disorders , 4th ed . Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association ; 1994 . 16 American Psychiatric Association, Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics . The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders . 4th ed . Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (4): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2022
... on imaging studies such as annular tears, facet arthropathy, and disk degeneration, do not correlate well with symptoms, clinical findings, or causation analysis and are not ratable according to the Guides .” This section goes on to explain how to use the first diagnostic condition row in the cervical...
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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 1998
... in the AMA Guides insofar as it does not provide percentages for estimates of mental impairment because such usage suggests a certainty that does not exist. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, is a widely accepted classification system for mental disorders, but it omits...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (5): 5–7.
Published: 01 September 2011
... . Journal Chronic Disability . 1961 ; 15 : 189 - 194 . 5. Brigham CR , Ensalada LH. Nonorganic findings . Guides Newsletter . July/August 2000 . 6. American Psychiatric Association, Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics . Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...
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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (3): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 1998
..., Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics . Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association ; 1994 . 2. Febrega H , Van Egeren L . The behavioral framework for the study of human disease. Ann Intern Med. 1976...
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Guides Newsletter (2006) 11 (4): 4–8.
Published: 01 July 2006
... nonstandardized, idiosyncratic, or incompatible diagnostic systems. The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is self-contradictory regarding diagnostic criteria and terminology (eg, is CRPS-1 synonymous with RSD, causalgia, or neither?). CRPS lacks any well-defined pathophysiology, is highly...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (5): 3–7, 16.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Workmen's Compensation Laws in 1972 called for more consistent application of guidelines on impairment, such as the first edition of the AMA Guides that had just been released at the time. Asking medical evaluators of impaired individuals to use standardized nomenclature and methodology would reduce...
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Guides Newsletter (2003) 8 (5): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 13.3a, 5th ed, 309-311) are rated based on ability to care for oneself relative to the overall level of altered consciousness with “persistent vegetative state” or “irreversible coma” correlating with a 70% to 90% impairment rating. Notably, the Fifth Edition uses older nomenclature (eg, irreversible...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and lower extremity digits are also numbered. The thumb and great toe are the first digits, and the little finger and little toe the fifth digits. While the first and fifth toes are often named, the middle 3 are generally just numbered: second, third, and fourth. The problem with digit nomenclature...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (6): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2000
... Some with annotations Table 3. Fifth Edition Revisions in Musculoskeletal and Pain Chapters Chapter Revisions 15 - Spine Nomenclature for the spinal regions has been changed to conventional usage, from cervicothoracic to cervical, thoracolumbar to thoracic, and lumbosacral...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (6): 3–8.
Published: 01 November 2018
... , Davis DO , Abnormal magnetic-resonance scans of the cervical spine in asymptomatic subjects. A prospective investigation. J Bone Jt Surg. 1990 ; 72 ( 8 ): 1178 – 1184 . 34. Chou R . Diagnostic imaging for low back pain: advice for high-value health care from the American College...
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Guides Newsletter (2004) 9 (3): 1–12.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... This model relies on the history, physical examination findings (particularly neurologic deficits but not spinal motion), and results of diagnostic testing (radiographic, electrodiagnostic, cystometrographic, etc). It attempts to document anatomical and physiological impairments relating to injury...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2009
... evaluated for their previously electro-diagnostically confirmed CTS. In a later report the evaluator reiterated that applicant's bilateral upper extremity injury caused WPI under the Guides of 3% for each side and also that her injury caused a 25% loss of her pre-injury capacity for pushing, pulling...