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.

Multiple Myeloma


Related Terms

  • Multiple Myelomatosis
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Physician
  • General Surgeon
  • Hematologist
  • Nephrologist
  • Oncologist
  • Orthopedic (Orthopaedic) Surgeon
  • Radiology Oncologist

Comorbid Conditions

  • Blood diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Immune disorders
  • Systemic infection

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability is determined by the severity of symptoms, stage of disease, advanced age, complications of the disease, and response to treatment.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
203.00 - Multiple Myeloma without Mention of Having Achieved Remission; Failed Remission
203.01 - Multiple Myeloma; Kahlers Disease, Myelomatosis; in Remission
203.02 - Multiple myeloma, in relapse

Prognosis

With treatment, 60% of individuals improve in both quality of life and survival (Beers). The median survival time in symptomatic individuals after diagnosis is 30 to 36 months. The outcome is better for individuals who present with few, if any, symptoms. These individuals have a median survival of 10 years. Forty percent of individuals receiving a bone marrow transplant with their own marrow (autologous transplant) achieve regrowth of healthy bone marrow and experience a median post-transplant survival of 41 months. Thirty-six percent of individuals receiving marrow from a matched sibling donor (allogeneic transplant) achieve regrowth of healthy donor marrow. Stem cell transplant has higher mortality related to the treatment itself and the advanced age of the recipient. Transplant-related mortality in autologous transplants is about 7% and in allogeneic transplants, 25% to 40%. Almost all individuals eventually relapse. Fewer than 5% survive longer than 10 years.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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