Affiliation: McGill University
- Do Antidepressants Lower the Prevalence of Lithium-associated Hypernatremia in the Elderly? A Retrospective StudySoham Rej
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal
Can Geriatr J 16:38-42. 2013..We hypothesized that antidepressant use, which has been associated with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, has a protective effect against lithium-associated hypernatremia in the elderly...
- Chronic renal failure in lithium-using geriatric patients: effects of lithium continuation versus discontinuation--a 60-month retrospective studySoham Rej
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:450-3. 2013..We hypothesize that in geriatric patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), who have a high burden of medical illness, lithium continuation does not significantly impact renal function (glomerular filtration rate (eGFR))...
- The effect of serum lithium levels on renal function in geriatric outpatients: a retrospective longitudinal studySoham Rej
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Irving Ludmer Research and Training Building, 1033 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, H3A 1A1, Canada
Drugs Aging 30:409-15. 2013..Previous consensus opinion was that levels should be kept below 0.6 mmol/L in geriatric patients to minimize renal toxicity...
- Using hypernatraemic events to predict reduced renal function in elderly lithium patients: a brief reportSoham Rej
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Psychogeriatrics 13:25-8. 2013..We hypothesize that hypernatraemic events that occur in DI predict decreased renal function in elderly patients on lithium...
- The McGill Geriatric Lithium-Induced Diabetes Insipidus Clinical Study (McGLIDICS)Soham Rej
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Can J Psychiatry 59:327-34. 2014..We also assessed NDI symptoms, serum sodium (Na+), and urine specific gravity (USG) as possible surrogate measures of decreased UOsm, and ascertained whether potential etiologic factors independently correlated with decreased UOsm...
- Renal function in geriatric psychiatry patients compared to non-psychiatric older adults: effects of lithium use and other factorsSoham Rej
a Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Aging Ment Health 18:847-53. 2014..Lithium appears to be an important risk factor for renal dysfunction when eGFR is <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). However, in the majority of older adults who have normal kidney function, lithium use appears to be safe. ..
- The effects of lithium on renal function in older adults--a systematic reviewSoham Rej
Psychiatry Resident, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 25:51-61. 2012..Currently, there is no compelling evidence to suggest that lithium should be avoided in elderly patients for fear of renal side effects...
- Development of central diabetes insipidus following electroconvulsive therapy: results of a prospective pilot studySoumia Imène Senouci
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J ECT 29:e29-30. 2013..The objective of this study was to examine the occurrence of laboratory abnormalities and symptoms of central diabetes insipidus (CDI) in patients receiving acute electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) series...
- Serotonergic antidepressants and perioperative bleeding risk: a systematic reviewArtin A Mahdanian
McGill University, Jewish General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Montreal, Canada
Expert Opin Drug Saf 13:695-704. 2014..Our main objective was to synthesize the current evidence to evaluate the clinical importance of SAd-related bleeding risk in the perioperative period...