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, Chronic


Related Terms

  • Chronic Diffuse Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Glomerular Syndrome
  • Chronic Progressive Glomerular Syndrome

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Nephrologist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Duration depends on cause of the condition and job requirements. Factors that might influence the length of disability include the individual's age and general health, the severity and extent of the disease at initial presentation, the development and persistence of complications, and the length of time the disease has been present.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
582.0 - Glomerulonephritis, Chronic, with Lesion of Proliferative Glomerulonephritis; Chronic (Diffuse) Proliferative Glomerulonephritis
582.1 - Glomerulosclerosis, Chronic, with Lesion of Membranes
582.2 - Glomerulonephritis, Chronic, with Lesion of Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis; Endothelial; Hypocomplementemic Persistent; Lobular; Membranoproliferative; Mesangiocapillary; Mixed Membranous and Proliferative
582.4 - Glomerulonephritis, Chronic, with Lesion of Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis; Chronic Nephritis with Lesion of Necrotizing Glomerulitis
582.81 - Chronic Glomerulonephritis in Diseases Classified Elsewhere
582.89 - Glomerulonephritis, Chronic, with Lesion, Other; Exudative Nephritis; Interstitial (Diffuse) (Focal) Nephritis
582.9 - Chronic Glomerulonephritis with Unspecified Pathological Lesion in Kidney; Glomerulonephritis Specified as Chronic; Hemorrhagic Specified as Chronic; Nephritis Specified as Chronic; Nephropathy Specified as Chronic

Complications

A primary complication of chronic glomerulonephritis is elevated blood pressure (hypertension). Other complications may include urinary tract or kidney infection (pyelonephritis), increased susceptibility to other infections, inflammation of the brain tissue (hypertensive encephalopathy), decreased pumping ability of the heart (congestive heart failure), and chronic kidney (renal) failure with progression to end-stage renal disease.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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