- Code Status10:29Erectile Dysfunction (ED) - Part 110:04Paper Chase #1 - Hormonal Contraception & Breast Cancer4:42Lithium15:55Orthopedic Injuries in Non-Accidental Trauma (NAT)23:06Paper Chase #2 - PFO Closure vs Medical Therapy after CVA4:20Erectile Dysfunction (ED) - Part 212:50Being Fired By A Patient12:53Paper Chase #3 - ACE Inhibitors and Statins in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes2:54Thrombosed Hemorrhoids7:07Paper Chase #4 - PFO Closure or AC vs. Antiplatelets after CVA7:19Things I Do But Should I - Gout11:18Prediabetes16:51NSAID Ceiling11:24Paper Chase #5 - Carotid Endarterectomy and Stenting4:45The Summary13:45
Lithium is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Dosing begins at 300 mg od and can range up to 1800 daily. Adverse effects are most likely to affect GI, renal, cardiac, neurologic systems as well as the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Toxicity can be either acute or chronic. Regular monitoring of lithium levels is an important part of caring for patients on this medication.