Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Gastrectomy


Related Terms

  • Billroth I Procedure
  • Billroth II Procedure
  • Complete Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy with Anastomosis
  • Gastroduodenostomy
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Hofmeister Gastrectomy
  • Partial Gastrectomy
  • Polya Gastrectomy
  • Proximal Gastrectomy
  • Radical Gastrectomy
  • Subtotal Gastrectomy
  • Total Gastrectomy

Specialists

  • Gastroenterologist
  • General Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Immune system disorders

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability may be influenced by the underlying condition, extent of the surgery (partial or total gastrectomy), and surgical complications. Surgery may not resolve advanced cases of gastric cancer, which may be fatal.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
43.5 - Gastrectomy, Partial with Anastomosis to Esophagus
43.6 - Gastrectomy, Partial with Anastomosis to Duodenum
43.7 - Gastrectomy, Partial with Anastomosis to Jejunum
43.89 - Open and Other Partial Gastrectomy; Partial Gastrectomy with Bypass Gastrogastrostomy, Sleeve Resection of Stomach
43.99 - Gastrectomy, Total, Other; Complete Gastroduodenectomy; Esophagoduodenostomy with Complete Gastrectomy; Esophagogastrectomy NOS; Esophagojejunostomy with Complete Gastrectomy; Radical Gastrectomy

Prognosis

Following surgical treatment of stomach cancer, the US 5-year survival rate in one study overall was 19%. Individuals in early stages of cancer involving the middle third of the stomach had a much better 5-year survival rate of about 61% (Cheung 864).

In large stomach ulcers with significant bleeding, an emergency gastrectomy is generally successful in controlling bleeding. Surgical treatment of gastric ulcers may not resolve the condition, which could recur.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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