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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... © 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2021 American Medical Association Cognition Cognitive Screeners Cognitive Screening Tools Impairment Screening Measures Physicians performing evaluations of patients with possible central nervous system (CNS) impairment may...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 2021
... permanent impairment using Table 4-6, Criteria for Rating Impairment Due to Coronary Artery Disease (6th ed, 55; 5th ed, 36) to rate the permanent cardiac impairment. LV systolic function is easily screened using ECHO. This test measures the ejection fraction; it is normally greater than 50%. Multiple...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (5): 7–8.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... To appreciate the efforts worldwide to assess the impaired and disabled, students in all disciplines and especially the medical profession should be well versed and informed of the many ways and methods of measuring the impact of visual impairment on daily life activities. In Chapter 1 the author offers...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (3): 3–11.
Published: 01 May 2020
... or ask the examinee to identify areas of concern or to perform certain tasks (eg, move a joint, measure circumference, or perform an activity). The range of motion of larger joints can be determined or images of motion can be measured by placing a goniometer against the screen. The physician captures...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (4): 3–14.
Published: 01 July 2019
... been independently tested. 49 Administer psychometric screening in claims that are not progressing as expected (early to middle claim stage). There are many screening instruments that can help predict at-risk claims, although no single tool assesses all phases of work disability or stakeholder...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (1): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2020
... guideline was followed. Main outcomes and measures: Likelihood ratios (LRs) for risk factors and screening tools were calculated. Results: Of 1,287 identified studies, 6 high-quality studies were included in the qualitative synthesis and 4 were included in the quantitative synthesis. The 4...
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Guides Newsletter (2014) 19 (3): 10–14.
Published: 01 May 2014
... later. The electromyographer can thereby study not only the characteristics (shape, amplitude, duration) of the first few recruited motor units, but also their firing rate and pattern. Finally, the patient is asked to perform a vigorous contraction of the muscle. The screen is normally filled with motor...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (3): 7–10.
Published: 01 May 2009
... during breathing (hypopnea) during sleep. These problems are measured by a polysomnogram (PSG), an overnight study. Parasomnias refer to a variety of problems occurring during sleep and include problems such as sleep walking, night terrors, and others. These problems are also capable of disrupting...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (6): 14.
Published: 01 November 2000
...: “Was the electrodiagnostic study performed with reliable equipment?” The author has requested the answer to read: “Some physicians have tried to incorporate more “cost-effective” devices as portable screening tools for measuring distal sensory or motor latencies.” References # 7 and # 8 are deleted. ...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (3): 3–8.
Published: 01 May 2016
... binding globulin (SHBG), estradiol, and progesterone. Pituitary function may be measured by obtaining luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and prolactin. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) should be measured to exclude subclinical thyroid disease. Androgens, including...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2020
... results would confirm pulmonary involvement occurred, as would physician-measured oxygen saturation below 95%. The physical examination should include traditional pulmonary and cardiac assessments and pulse oximetry. An additional and simple in-office screening test is the 6-minute walk test while...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (2): 9–11.
Published: 01 March 2000
... on the EMG screen result from irregular firing of a motor unit. They may or may not be a pathologic, depending on the clinical and electromyographic scenario. When the patient performs a mild muscle contraction, the electromyographer can analyze the motor unit potentials from various territories within...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (5): 3–12.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of improvement in BPI pain interference (62.3% vs 67.5%, ARD -5.2%, p=0.16); there were no differences on either BPI subscale at 2 years (SOE: low). Many physicians use screening questionnaires or tools to determine the relative risk of starting chronic opioid therapy for noncancer pain. Unfortunately...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (3): 10–13.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and are technically adequate; 2) the proper methodology is used in obtaining measurements of translation and angular motion; 3) normal translation and angular-motion thresholds consistent with the literature are used in determining AOMSI. Imaging modalities such as videofluoroscopy, digital fluoroscopy, and upright...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (6): 7–11.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Bernard R. Blais, MD Use of The Visual System section of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ), Sixth Edition, requires knowledge and skills in ophthalmology and assessing impairment. Visual acuity usually is measured using symbols (letters, numbers, pictures...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (4): 6–14.
Published: 01 July 2008
... the clinician to consider such diagnoses. Each patient should be screened for substance abuse with brief questionnaires such as the CAGE (an internationally used assessment instrument for identifying problems with alcohol; CAGE is an acronym formed from the italicized letters in the questionnaire “cut-annoyed...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (3): 12–19.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... In an added measure that seeks to mitigate the fallout and effects of Protz, Act 111 includes retroactive provisions that grant carriers and self-insureds credit for all previous weeks of both TTD and TPD benefits paid prior to enactment. In a 2018 case, and yet another situation where the claimant...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (5): 4–7.
Published: 01 September 1999
... been promoted as a promising screening test to predict low back capacity or injury. This method measures force exerted against the resistance of a dynamometer as the trunk moves under specific conditions of velocity. However, this theory has not been tested in a randomized clinical trial. So, what...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2016
... ; 145 : 56 – 59 . 14. Helgason AR , Arver S , Adolfson I , Dickman P , Granath F , Steineck G . “Potency”: the validation of information from a self-administered questionnaire using objective measurements of night-time erections and test-retest reliability. Br J...
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Guides Newsletter (2014) 19 (3): 3–10.
Published: 01 May 2014
... may wish to consult current references on the specific deficits seen with documented injury to specific nerve roots. 1 , 2 , 3 Muscles with major neurologic weakness from radiculopathy are often atrophic. The most frequent issue with atrophy is examiners who fail to measure limb...