Cardiovascular comorbidity increases the risk for renal failure during prophylactic lithium treatment.

Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The development of lithium-associated kidney damage is still a matter of controversy. We have addressed this question by investigating the role of somatic comorbidity for developing kidney failure in lithium treated patients.

Keywords

Adverse effects,Bipolar disorder,Cardiovascular disease,Kidney failure,Lithium,Renal insufficiency,