Lithium usage and renal function testing in a large UK community population; a case-control study.

@article{Minay2013LithiumUA,
  title={Lithium usage and renal function testing in a large UK community population; a case-control study.},
  author={Jo Minay and Raymond Paul and Deirdre McGarvey and Gerard Savage and Mike Stevenson and Damian Fogarty and Ciaran Mulholland and Christopher Kelly},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={631-5}
}
OBJECTIVE This study investigates the prevalence of lithium use, monitoring practice and associated effects on renal function in a large UK community sample. METHOD A large population-based renal function database was cross-referenced with a general practitioner database of 404,673 patients. The renal function of patients prescribed lithium during the 2-year period was compared with that of matched controls. The renal monitoring patterns of these cases were investigated in a naturalistic… CONTINUE READING
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