Haemodialysis for lithium poisoning
Editorial Group: Cochrane Injuries Group
Published Online: 8 JUL 2009
Copyright © 2009 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Lavonas E, Buchanan J. Haemodialysis for lithium poisoning (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD007951. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007951.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 8 JUL 2009
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To determine whether haemodialysis, applied in addition to standard therapy, reduces the rate, severity, or duration of neurological sequelae following lithium poisoning.
This review will evaluate the evidence related to the use of haemodialysis for the treatment of lithium poisoning, compared with standard therapy alone. Standard therapy for lithium poisoning includes cessation of lithium administration, cessation of any medications that reduce lithium elimination (e.g. thiazide diuretics, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors), intravenous hydration with isotonic crystalloid solution, and treatment of comorbid conditions.