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Cardiovascular disorders

Anne E. Price and Michael C. Petch.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Cardiovascular Medicine. 9926 words.

Cardiovascular disorders remain one of the commonest causes of ill health and death but their incidence in Western society has been declining and there have also been significant reductions...

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Dermatological disorders

Ursula T. Ferriday and I. S. Foulds.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Dermatology. 4534 words.

The skin acts as a protective barrier against a number of hazards within our environment. These hazards can be: chemical, e.g. acids, alkalis, solvents, cutting, or soluble oils; biologicalnull...

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Diabetes mellitus and other endocrine disorders

Eugene R. Waclawski and Geoff Gill.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 8210 words.

A few studies of employment and diabetes in the UK indicate some increase in sickness absence. Recent research on the impact of hypoglycaemia at work indicated that severe hypoglycaemia was...

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Epilepsy

Ian Brown and Martin C. Prevett.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Neurology. 9754 words.

Epilepsy is a common condition that affects large numbers of working people. In about one-third, epilepsy is the only condition, and in others there are additional neurological,...

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Fitness for Work

Edited by Keith T Palmer, Ian Brown and John Hobson.

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Neurology; Psychiatry; Ophthalmology; Otolaryngology (ENT); Rheumatology; Gastroenterology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Haematology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Nephrology; Critical Care; Rehabilitation Medicine; Dermatology; Infectious Diseases; Old Age Psychiatry; Clinical Oncology. 736 pages.

The fifth edition of this established resource provides comprehensive and practical guidance on the effects of medical conditions on employment and working capability. Every significant...

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Gastrointestinal and liver disorders

Ira Madan and Simon Hellier.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Gastroenterology. 11298 words.

Few disorders of the gastrointestinal systems, bar infections, are caused or exacerbated by the work environment. More commonly, gastrointestinal disorders and associated symptoms limit the...

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Human immunodeficiency virus

Paul Grime and Christopher Conlon.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Infectious Diseases. 12955 words.

Despite significant advances in the treatment of HIV infection and dramatic increases in disease-free survival, there has not been a corresponding increase in employment for those infected...

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Neurological disorders

Richard J. Hardie and Jon Poole.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Neurology. 16222 words.

This chapter deals mainly with common acute and chronic neurological problems, particularly as they affect employees and job applicants. The complications of occupational exposure to...

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Occupational therapy and physiotherapy

Bhanu Ramaswamy, Jill Chanter and Claire Craig.

in Pain in Older People

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Occupational Therapy; Pain Medicine. 4561 words.

• Occupational and physiotherapists work to enable the older person in pain to achieve maximum independence and quality of life. • Prompt assessment minimizes the risk of pain leading to...

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OPML Pain in Older People

Edited by Peter Crome, Chris J. Main and Frank Lally.

P ublished online May 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Pain Medicine; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Occupational Therapy. 200 pages.

Pain in older people is both common and disabling, and differs significantly in terms of its aetiology, diagnosis and treatment from pain in the general adult population. This online...

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