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What is Liver conditions?

What is Liver conditions?

Any condition that affects the liver. The liver is a body organ responsible for numerous functions such as storage and ...more »

  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver.
  • Liver conditions: a disease affecting the liver.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Liver conditions: Introduction

Types of Liver conditions:

Types of Liver conditions:

Broader types of Liver conditions:

How many people get Liver conditions?

Prevalance of Liver conditions: 400,000 people in the USA 1976-80 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Prevalance Rate of Liver conditions: approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Liver conditions?

Average life years lost for Liver conditions: 23.3 for chronic liver disease/cirrhosis in North Carolina1.
Deaths for Liver conditions: 26,050 deaths in the USA 1987 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

What causes Liver conditions?

Causes of Liver conditions: see causes of Liver conditions
Risk factors for Liver conditions: see risk factors for Liver conditions

What are the symptoms of Liver conditions?

Symptoms of Liver conditions: see symptoms of Liver conditions

Liver conditions: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Liver conditions.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Liver conditions.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Liver conditions: Hepatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Liver conditions.
Treatments for Liver conditions: see treatments for Liver conditions
Prevention of Liver conditions: see prevention of Liver conditions
Research for Liver conditions: see research for Liver conditions

Society issues for Liver conditions


Cost statistics for Liver conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Liver conditions:

  • Estimated $267,702,000 spent in public hospitals on hepatobiliary system including pancreas in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $123,739 spent in public hospitals on the hepatobiliary system including pancreas in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Hospitalizations for Liver conditions: 300,000 people in the USA 1987 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Hospitalization statistics for Liver conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Liver conditions:
  • 0.26% (32,971) of hospital episodes were for liver diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultations for liver diseases required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital episodes for liver diseases were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital episodes for liver diseases were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital admissions for liver diseases required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Liver conditions: 1 million people in the USA 1985 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994) Disability from Liver conditions: 112,000 people in the USA 1983-87 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Organs Affected by Liver conditions:

Organs and body systems related to Liver conditions include:

Name and Aliases of Liver conditions

Main name of condition: Liver conditions

Other names or spellings for Liver conditions:

Liver diseases, Liver disease, Liver disorder, Liver disorders, Liver syndromes

Liver conditions: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Liver conditions:



Footnotes:
1. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
 

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