Intervention Protocol

Haemodialysis for lithium poisoning

  1. Eric Lavonas*,
  2. Jennie Buchanan

Editorial Group: Cochrane Injuries Group

Published Online: 8 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007951

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.

Author Information

  1. Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

*Eric Lavonas, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, 777 Bannock Street, MC 0180, Denver, Colorado, 80208, USA.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 8 JUL 2009




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  2. Abstract

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.