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Lithium Poisoning

Baird-Gunning, Jonathan; Lea-Henry, Tom N; Hoegberg, Lotte; Gosselin, Sophie; Roberts, Darren

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Lithium is a commonly prescribed treatment for bipolar affective disorder. However, treatment is complicated by lithium's narrow therapeutic index and the influence of kidney function, both of which increase the risk of toxicity. Therefore, careful attention to dosing, monitoring, and titration is required. The cause of lithium poisoning influences treatment and 3 patterns are described: acute, acute-on-chronic, and chronic. Chronic poisoning is the most common etiology, is usually...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/218189
Source: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
DOI: 10.1177/0885066616651582

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