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Q In older persons, is use of diuretics, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) associated with hospital admission for lithium toxicity?
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population based, nested, case control study with analysis of multiple linked healthcare databases over 10 years.
10 615 patients ⩾66 years of age (mean age 72 y, 62% women) who were receiving uninterrupted lithium treatment and resided in Ontario, Canada.
Assessment of risk factors:
use of diuretic (alone or in combination with another agent), ACE inhibitor, or prescription NSAID (including cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors). Thiazide type and loop diuretics were examined separately.
hospital admission with diagnosis of lithium toxicity within 28 days …