Effects of 10 to 30 years of lithium treatment on kidney function

  title={Effects of 10 to 30 years of lithium treatment on kidney function},
  author={Harald Aiff and P. O. Attman and Mattias Aurell and Hans Bendz and Bernd Ramsauer and Staffan Sch{\"o}n and Jan Svedlund},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={608 - 614}
Long-term lithium treatment is associated with end-stage renal disease, but there is little evidence of a clinically significant reduction in renal function in most patients. We previously found that 1.5% of people who took lithium from the 1960s and 1970s developed end-stage renal disease; however, none of the patients who started after 1980 had end-stage renal disease. Here we aimed to study the prevalence and extent of kidney damage during the course of long-term lithium treatment since 1980… 

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