Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
Hypertension and hyperuricemia are common problems in elderly patients. These problems
could be accelerated decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) with aging. It is suggested
that lowering uric acid with allopurinol could be beneficial to prevent chronic insufficiency
in the elderly patients with hypertension.
Please cite this paper as: Mottaghi P. Renoprotective impact of allopurinol in elderly patients
with hypertension. J Nephropathol. 2018;7(2):43-44. DOI: 10.15171/jnp.2018.12.