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J Nephropathol. 2018;7(2):43-44.
doi:10.15171/jnp.2018.12

Original Article

Renoprotective impact of allopurinol in elderly patients with hypertension 

Peyman Mottaghi *

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
*Corresponding author: Peyman Mottaghi, Email: Email: motaghi@med.mui.ac.ir

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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.

 

 

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Submitted: 20 Jun 2017

Accepted: 02 Sep 2017
First published online: 15 Sep 2017
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