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.

Glomerulonephritis, Acute


Related Terms

  • Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerular Disease
  • Infectious Glomerulonephritis
  • Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Nephrologist

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that may influence disability include the severity of the disease symptoms, the progression of the disease, and the individual's response to treatment for the underlying cause. Advanced age may also further lengthen disability, because older individuals are slower to recover and are more susceptible to recurrent infection. Because acute glomerulonephritis initially requires bed rest and inactivity for proper recovery, the individual's mental health is of primary importance.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
580.0 - Glomerulonephritis, Acute, With Lesion of Proliferative Glomerulonephritis; Acute (Diffuse) Proliferative Glomerulonephritis; Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis
580.4 - Glomerulonephritis, Acute, with Lesion of Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis; Acute Nephritis with Lesion of Necrotizing Glomerulitis
580.81 - Acute Glomerulonephritis in Diseases Classified Elsewhere
580.89 - Glomerulonephritis, Acute, Other; Exudative Nephritis; Interstitial (Diffuse) (Focal) Nephritis
580.9 - Acute Glomerulonephritis with Unspecified Pathological Lesion in Kidney; Glomerulonephritis: Specified as Acute; Hemorrhagic Specified as Acute; Nephritis Specified as Acute; Nephropathy Specified as Acute

Causation and Known Risk Factors

Males are twice as likely to have the condition as females, and although glomerulonephritis can appear at any age, 90% of cases occur in those under 40 years. The disease most often develops in boys between 5 and 15 years (Parmar).

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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