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Use of urate-lowering therapies is not associated with an increased risk of incident dementia in older adults
  1. Young Ho Lee1,
  2. Gwan Gyu Song2
  1. 1 Division of Rheumatology, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  2. 2 Rheumatology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to Professor Young Ho Lee, Division of Rheumatology, Korea University Medical Cente, 126-1, Anma-Dong 5-Ga, Sungbuk-Ku, Seoul, 136-705, Republic of Korea; lyhcgh{at}

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We read with interest the article by Singh et al, in which they investigated whether the use of urate-lowering therapies (ULTs) in the elderly is associated with a higher risk of developing dementia.1 This study, which had a mean 683 days of follow-up, found that ULT use was not associated with increased risk of dementia.1 In this study, there are some issues to comment. First, the results reported by Singh et al differ from those of …

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