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stenosis

 [stĕ-no´sis] (pl. steno´ses)
an abnormal narrowing or contraction of a body passage or opening; called also arctation, coarctation, and stricture.
aortic stenosis obstruction to the outflow of blood from the left ventricle into the aorta; in the majority of adult cases the etiology is degenerative calcific disease of the valve.
hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis) a cardiomyopathy of unknown cause, in which the left ventricle is hypertrophied and the cavity is small; it is marked by obstruction to left ventricular outflow.
mitral stenosis a narrowing of the left atrioventricular orifice (mitral valve) due to inflammation and scarring; the cause is almost always rheumatic heart disease. Normally the leaflets open with each pulsation of the heart, allowing blood to flow from the left atrium into the left ventricle, and close as the ventricle fills again so that they prevent a backward flow of blood. In mitral stenosis there is a resultant increase of pressure in the pulmonary artery and hypertrophy of the left ventricle. The usual treatment is surgical replacement of the valve.
pulmonary stenosis (PS) narrowing of the opening between the pulmonary artery and the right ventricle.
pyloric stenosis see pyloric stenosis.
renal artery stenosis narrowing of one or both renal arteries by atherosclerosis or by fibrous dysplasia or hyperplasia, so that renal function is impaired (see ischemic nephropathy). Increased renin release by the affected kidney causes renovascular hypertension, and bilateral stenosis may result in chronic renal failure.
spinal stenosis narrowing of the vertebral canal, nerve root canals, or intervertebral foramina of the lumbar spine, caused by encroachment of bone upon the space; symptoms are caused by compression of the cauda equina and include pain, paresthesias, and neurogenic claudication. The condition may be either congenital or due to spinal degeneration.
subaortic stenosis aortic stenosis due to an obstructive lesion in the left ventricle below the aortic valve, causing a pressure gradient across the obstruction within the ventricle. See also idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis.
subglottic stenosis stenosis of the trachea below the glottis. A congenital form results in neonatal stridor or laryngotracheitis, often requiring tracheotomy but resolving with age. An acquired form is caused by repeated intubations.
tracheal stenosis scarring of the trachea with narrowing, usually as a result of injury from an artificial airway or trauma.
tricuspid stenosis (TS) narrowing or stricture of the tricuspid orifice of the heart, a condition often seen in patients with severe congestive heart failure, usually the result of volume overload and pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular and tricuspid annular dilation.

IHSS

IHSS

idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis.

IHSS

Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, now known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, see there.
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California Department of Social Services noted there were 441,000 IHSS cases open in January 2011 among the 58 counties in California.
Exacerbating this trend, in 2009 California reduced IHSS coverage, eliminating paid time for some household activities, with the threat that replacing authorized tasks like bathing with unauthorized activities such as meal preparation requested by disabled consumers might be considered worker fraud (Wallace et al.
If IHSS is eliminated--or even down-sized--and if more than 22 percent of current and future IHSS recipients enter nursing homes, the state will spend more money providing additional long term care in nursing homes to fewer people than it currently does in nursing homes and IHSS combined.
By the late 1980's, over 80 percent of IHSS customers statewide were being served by individual providers.
Newly trained IHSS workers will work with doctors, specialists, social workers and case managers to treat about 6,000 high-risk patients, most of whom are disabled, elderly, low-income patients with multiple chronic and complex conditions.
The state plans to cut or eliminate IHSS services,' Barrett says.
In 1991, in order to ameliorate quality of care and workforce problems, as well as the structural and funding limitations of the early IHSS program, the state gave counties the option of developing quasi-governmental IHSS public authorities.
The younger activists explained the IHSS program and the dynamics of homecare.
They also re-affirmed their commitment to the IHSS program - a critical state service that keeps thousands of Alameda County's elderly and people with disabilities living comfortably in their own homes.
Besides helping investigate the IHSS and other corruption incidents, MACCIH contributed to drawing up the new campaign oversight and funding law called the Ley de Fiscalizacion, Transparencia y Financiamiento de Partidos Politicos y Campanas.
IHSS screens and registers caregivers, provides orientation and serves as their employer of record.
The report came on the heels of a vote by Los Angeles County supervisors to use technology to detect IHSS and other types of welfare fraud.