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Cutaneous adverse reaction during lithium treatment: a case report and updated systematic review with meta-analysis

Objectives To present a new case of adverse cutaneous reaction during lithium treatment and to update the systematic review and meta-analysis of the incidence of this adverse reaction. Methods We conducted a systematic search (performed in September 2016) for peer-reviewed articles in English indexed in Medline (2011-present). Meta-analytical estimates were obtained using the...

Clinical correlates of age at onset distribution in bipolar disorder: a comparison between diagnostic subgroups

Background Admixture analysis of age at onset (AAO) has helped delineating the clinical profile of early onset (EO) bipolar disorder (BD). However, there is scarce evidence comparing the distributional properties of AAO as well as the clinical features of EO BD type 1 (BD1) with EO BD type 2 (BD2). To this end, we studied 515 BD patients (224 BD1, 279 BD2, and 12 BD not otherwise...

Long-term lithium treatment in bipolar disorder: effects on glomerular filtration rate and other metabolic parameters

Michael Bauer Alberto Bocchetta Lorenza Bolzani Cynthia V. Calkin Caterina Chillotti Diego Hidalgo‑Mazzei Mirko Manchia Bruno Müller‑Oerlinghausen Andrea Murru Giulio Perugi Marco Pinna Giuseppe Quaranta

The Impact of Phenotypic and Genetic Heterogeneity on Results of Genome Wide Association Studies of Complex Diseases

Phenotypic misclassification (between cases) has been shown to reduce the power to detect association in genetic studies. However, it is conceivable that complex traits are heterogeneous with respect to individual genetic susceptibility and disease pathophysiology, and that the effect of heterogeneity has a larger magnitude than the effect of phenotyping errors. Although an...

Assessment of Response to Lithium Maintenance Treatment in Bipolar Disorder: A Consortium on Lithium Genetics (ConLiGen) Report

Objective The assessment of response to lithium maintenance treatment in bipolar disorder (BD) is complicated by variable length of treatment, unpredictable clinical course, and often inconsistent compliance. Prospective and retrospective methods of assessment of lithium response have been proposed in the literature. In this study we report the key phenotypic measures of the...