Disability in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) - A Longitudinal Observational Study. Our study provides strong evidence that SSc causes increased disability over time, with breathing problems and disease type being the strongest predictors of disability. Statistical modeling accounting for informative patient dropout is necessary to properly assess the outcomes of patients followed longitudinally. Mireille Schnitzer, Journal of Rheumatology, December 15, 2010. (Also see Prognosis)
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Disability: Rheumatologist said I should apply now. He hopes I get better but said there are no guarantees. He said disability is a long drawn out process so I should start now. He also mentioned that if I do get it but start feeling better I can come off it and go back to work which made me feel better…
Disability. Is it true that one must stop working altogether for consideration of Social Security disability…
Social Security Disability. I just contacted the leading attorney in my area who specializes in SSI and was told I need to apply and be denied before they will do anything for me. Are there attorneys who help you apply…
Long Term Disability. It was like a pop quiz and my mind went blank. I stammered and babbled and said all the wrong things…
Disability Question. I am considering going out on Social Security disability, but I need to find out the likelihood of being accepted. If I am not accepted, it would be a terrible financial blow, especially regarding ultimate Medicare coverage…
Disability Question. I was diagnosed 2 years ago with systemic sclero. I'm 42 with 2 small children, I work full time and was wondering if I could hear from some of you. What made you determine you needed disability, you or the doctor…
Morning stiffness and its influence on early retirement in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Severe morning stiffness in the early course of the disease has a high impact on RA patients' decision to withdraw from working life. G. Westhoff. Rheumatology Access Online. April 15, 2008. (Also see Rheumatoid Arthritis)
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