TITLE

Loop diuretics and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors increased risk for hospitalization for lithium toxicity

AUTHOR(S)
Juurlink, D.N.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that loop diuretics and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors increased risk for hospitalization for lithium toxicity. Population-based, nested, case-control study with analysis of multiple linked health care databases over 10 years. Hospital admission with diagnosis of lithium toxicity within 28 days of exposure. After adjustment for potential confounders, patients treated with a loop diuretic or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor in the preceding 28 days had modest increased risk for hospital admission for lithium toxicity.
ACCESSION #
15851802

 

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