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.

Leukemia


Related Terms

  • Acute Leukemias of Ambiguous Lineage
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adult T-cell leukemia
  • Aggressive Natural Killer Cell Leukemia
  • Atypical Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, BCR-ABL-1 Negative
  • B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia
  • Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia (CEL)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Hairy cell leukemia
  • Juvenile Myelomonocytic leukemia
  • Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Precursor T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia
  • T-cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia
  • T-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia

Differential Diagnosis

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Infiltrative disease of the bone marrow
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Viral infection

Specialists

  • Hematologist
  • Oncologist
  • Pathologist
  • Radiology Oncologist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

The length of disability is based on the type of leukemia; stage; type of treatment; individual's response to treatment; side effects of treatment; availability of a BMT donor; involvement of central nervous system and other body sites; development of infections and / or the development of secondary cancers; and individual's age, nutritional status, emotional or mental health, and overall health.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
208.00 - Acute Leukemia of Unspecified Cell Type, without Mention of Having Achieved Remission; Failed Remission
208.01 - Leukemia, Unspecified Cell Type, Acute; in Remission
208.10 - Leukemia, Chronic, without Mention of Having Achieved Remission; Failed Remission
208.11 - Leukemia, Chronic, with Remission
208.20 - Leukemia, Subacute, without Mention of Having Achieved Remission; Failed Remission
208.21 - Leukemia, Subacute, with Remission
208.80 - Leukemia, Unspecified Cell Type, Other; without Mention of Having Achieved Remission; Failed Remission
208.81 - Leukemia, Unspecified Cell Type, Other; in Remission
208.90 - Unspecified Leukemia, without Mention of Having Achieved Remission; Failed Remission
208.91 - Leukemia, Unspecified; Leukemia NOS; in Remission

Complications

Complications of leukemia can include bleeding, infection, anemia, involvement of the central nervous system or other body sites, and secondary cancers. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bone marrow suppression, and immunosuppression. Bone marrow transplant carries an additional risk of early death due to complications, including graft-versus-host disease.

Complications in chronic lymphocytic leukemia include severe immunodeficiency, autoimmune hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, increased risk of infection (particularly pulmonary infection), increased risk (20%) of secondary cancers, and progression to a high-grade lymphoid malignancy such as lymphoma (Grever).

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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