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The Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of leading hepatology specialists committed to raising awareness of the effects of chronic liver disease and sharing the latest insights with the healthcare community and patients.
The foundation's goal is to provide health professionals with the most current education and information on CLD.
Educational programs are designed so physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists have information about the latest medical developments and their implications for patient management. Information is drawn from academia, medical societies, government health agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry, and is integrated into balanced, up-to-date educational programs and materials for health professionals.
The Chronic Liver Disease Foundation provides education to the medical community concerning a disease that affects an estimated 40 million people in the United States.
The most common types of CLD in the United States include nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, chronic hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease, chronic hepatitis B, and hemochromatosis.
For all age groups, CLD was the 12th leading cause of death in the year 2000, accounting for more than 25,000 deaths. In the 45 to 54 age group, CLD and cirrhosis were the 4th leading cause of death in males, and the 6th leading cause of death in females.
More than 17,000 patients are currently on the liver transplant waiting list, yet just over 5000 patients receive liver transplants each year.
New therapies continue to evolve in the treatment of CLD. New molecular testing techniques aid in the detection and therapeutic monitoring of liver disease. Recombinant vaccines have been developed for 2 common types of hepatitis. And, in those cases where liver disease has progressed to a point where treatment is no longer effective, liver transplant has become a more viable option, in most instances, than it was just a decade ago.
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