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ba0003pp299 | Osteoporosis: treatment | ECTS2014

Association between allopurinol use and hip fracture in older patients discharged from rehabilitation

Basu Ujani , Goodbrand James , McMurdo Marion , Donnan Peter , McGilchrist Mark , Frost Helen , George Jacob , Witham Miles

Background: Allopurinol reduces oxidative stress and interacts with purinergic signalling systems important in bone metabolism and muscle function. We assessed whether allopurinol use was associated with a reduced incidence of hip fracture in older people who had undergone rehabilitation.Methods: Analysis of prospective, routinely-collected rehabilitation and hospitalisation data. Data on patients discharged from a single inpatient geriatric rehabilitati...