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BET 2: Do fluoroquinolones increase the incidence of tendinopathy?
  1. Janos P Baombe1,
  2. Rebecca Ford2
  1. 1Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchster, UK
  2. 2Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, Lancashire, UK


A shortcut review of the literature was carried out to establish whether the use of fluoroquinolones was associated with an increased risk of tendinopathy in adult patients. 10 trials were found to be directly relevant to the three-part question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. The clinical bottom line is that there is an association between the use of fluoroquinolones and a broad range of tendinopathies.

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