Medical Issues in Social Security Disability

This book covers shortcomings in submitted medical records, the types of mistakes adjudicators are most likely to make, where generous allowances are provided claimants, ailments and tests frequently overlooked by treating doctors, and more.
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View a sample of this title using the ReadNow featureREVISION 16 HIGHLIGHTS

This update of Dr. David Morton’s Medical Issues in Social Security Disability updates his invaluable practice advice and forms.  It includes:

New

  • Discussion on a new technique of targeted muscle reinnervation in below-the-knee amputations and its effectiveness in reducing pain and functional ability to ambulate, §1.05.2
  • Discussion on radial artery harvesting for coronary after bypass. Grafting does not affect exertional use of the arm where the artery was taken as blood flow is maintained through the ulnar artery, §4.04.1.b
  • Discussion on pseudoseizures, including the need of SSA to make sure there is adequate mental evaluation, §11.02.1
  • Discussion on acute flaccid myelitis in children and how to adjudicate, §11.08.1.a-b
  • Discussion of the detection of convulsive seizures with the Embrace seizure watch cleared by the FDA, §11.18.1
  • Discussion on degenerative brain disease and irreversible brain damage caused by toxic substance abuse, such as heated heroin, §11.17.a
  • Discussion of fetal alcohol syndrome as a frequently missed diagnosis, especially partial forms that could affect cognitive ability as adulthood is reached, §12.02.1.a
  • Discussion on psychotic disorders on non-responsibility for substance abuse and common presence of additional disorders in those with schizophrenia, §12.03.1.a
  • Discussion of the difference in major depression between men and women, §12.04.1.a
  • Discussion on how the extent of bone metastases has little relation to pain, and discussion of the automated bone scanning index, §13.24.1.a
  • Discussion of spinal fractures as a common problem in SLE and how the condition could limited exertional capacity, §14.02.1.a
  • Discussion about osteonecrosis of the hip and the resultant limitation on standing/walking, §14.02.1.a
  • Discussion of the increased cancer risks associated with the HIV virus, §14.11.1.a
  • Discussion on HIV-associated neuropathies and myopathies., §14.11.1.b
  • Discussion about the high prevalence of cognitive problems in HIV-infected individuals, and that women are more severely affected than men, §14.11.3

Updated

  • Fibromyalgia and neuroinflammation of brain cells, §1.02.1.a
  • The problem of chest pain: D. Angina Pectoris – Microvascular Angina (formerly Syndrome X), §4.04.1.a
  • McDonald criteria for diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, §11.09.1.a
  • Brain cancer: Grade III and IV astrocytomas and allowance status even when new apparently successful treatments have been given., §13.13.1
  • Pancreatic cancer: Treatment with a new drug combination, §13.20.1
  • Treatment and prognostic information for melanoma, including serious side-effects of immunological treatment, §13.20.1.a
  • New immune therapy drugs for treatment of melanoma and the dangerous side-effects of these treatments that adjudicators should keep in mind, §13.29.1
  • Extensive information on Sjogren’s Syndrome activity rating with EULAR Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome Disease Activity Index (ESSDAI), §14.10.1.a
  • Residual Functional Capacity in Sjogren’s Syndrome, §14.10.2

With this new edition, Dr. David Morton’s Medical Issues in Social Security Disability will continue to help you obtain persuasive medical source statements, provide medical data persuasive to SSA, and answer the medical questions arising in your daily work.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND GROWTH IMPAIRMENTS
CHAPTER 2 SPECIAL SENSES AND SPEECH
CHAPTER 3 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
CHAPTER 4 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
CHAPTER 5 DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
CHAPTER 6 GENITOURINARY DISORDERS
CHAPTER 7 HEMATOLOGICAL SYSTEM
CHAPTER 8 SKIN DISORDERS
CHAPTER 9 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
CHAPTER 10 MULTIPLE BODY SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 11 NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
CHAPTER 12 MENTAL DISORDERS
CHAPTER 13 CANCER (NEOPLASTIC DISEASES – MALIGNANT)
CHAPTER 14 IMMUNE SYSTEM